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About HW power, unless power consumption required is as low as in Wii U, whichever mid-range CPU and GPU will be several times more powerful than 7th gen ones, so more than enough. The only possible horrible mistake about HW power could be to equip PS4 with main RAM too small.



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ktay95 said:
PS2 less powerful than Xbox, PSone less powerful than N64, both sell more. PS3 more powerful than 360 & Wii, sells less... less powerful seems to mean more sales

PS1 was actually slightly less powerful then the Sega Saturn also.  But the Saturn was a lot harder to program for and none of its games probably came close to fully using the hardware.



ninjablade said:
dsgrue3 said:
ninjablade said:
@turkish that's cool but for me since i like both the exclusive sony and microsft have, better version of multiplatfrom games make a difference to which system i choose nextgen.

If you have both systems, why would you only get 1 next gen? You make no sense.


i never said i have both systems.


Then how can you say "I like both the exclusive sony and microsoft have" ?



Chris Hu said:
ktay95 said:
PS2 less powerful than Xbox, PSone less powerful than N64, both sell more. PS3 more powerful than 360 & Wii, sells less... less powerful seems to mean more sales

PS1 was actually slightly less powerful then the Sega Saturn also.  But the Saturn was a lot harder to program for and none of its games probably came close to fully using the hardware.


ps1 was better at 3d and sega saturn much better at 2d from what i read. ps3 and 360 are  equal in terms of power, ps3 sold less cause the blue ray drive kept the ps3 too expensive.



dsgrue3 said:
ninjablade said:
dsgrue3 said:
ninjablade said:
@turkish that's cool but for me since i like both the exclusive sony and microsft have, better version of multiplatfrom games make a difference to which system i choose nextgen.

If you have both systems, why would you only get 1 next gen? You make no sense.


i never said i have both systems.


Then how can you say "I like both the exclusive sony and microsoft have" ?

i have played them at a friends house and there are certain games that you don't have to play but you would very interested in playing, like the last of us for example, i would buy that game day 1 if i had a ps3, i'm pretty sure i'm gonna like it, at the least.



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If there isn't much of a gap in raw power between the next xbox and PS4 I don't think the market will even notice. Sony have the talent and ability to squeeze a lot of juice out of their systems so a minor difference will probably be negligible.

If they release something similar in specs to the Wii U the two consoles will probably share a similar ecosystem of multiplatforms, and the Xbox could potentially be in a difficult position by being isolated (if they go ultra high specs). They'll also ship it at a much cheaper price. The downside being first party xbox games will look far, far better. 

The issue of loyalty or the selling power of a previous console doesn't carry over as much as you'd think, I believe a new generation always has millions and millions of gamers on the fence waiting to see what's revealed. Some will buy into the franchises they prefer regardless of the horsepower behind them, others will want only the top end console, others won't be willing to spend too much etc.

I think releasing a moderately powerful console would be in Sony's best interests. Their strategy should be to continue the free online service while offering more incentives and value to PS+, continue building their first party portfolio and offering strong downloadable content and lastly to continue to improve and maintain strong relationships with third parties. If Sony can hit those points I don't think the strength of the hardware will be an issue.



 

Dallinor said:

If there isn't much of a gap in raw power between the next xbox and PS4 I don't think the market will even notice. Sony have the talent and ability to squeeze a lot of juice out of their systems so a minor difference will probably be negligible.

If they release something similar in specs to the Wii U the two consoles will probably share a similar ecosystem of multiplatforms, and the Xbox could potentially be in a difficult position by being isolated (if they go ultra high specs). They'll also ship it at a much cheaper price. The downside being first party xbox games will look far, far better. 

The issue of loyalty or the selling power of a previous console doesn't carry over as much as you'd think, I believe a new generation always has millions and millions of gamers on the fence waiting to see what's revealed. Some will buy into the franchises they prefer regardless of the horsepower behind them, others will want only the top end console, others won't be willing to spend too much etc.

I think releasing a moderately powerful console would be in Sony's best interests. Their strategy should be to continue the free online service while offering more incentives and value to PS+, continue building their first party portfolio and offering strong downloadable content and lastly to continue to improve and maintain strong relationships with third parties. If Sony can hit those points I don't think the strength of the hardware will be an issue.


I just have a feeling that if Sony and Wii U are closer in power than either one is to 720, then you'll see a lot of the high end Western PC / third party developers that were so instrumental in the success and longevity of the 7th Gen only putting their games on Nextbox ( and PC and maybe Steambox) or at most supporting the lesser powered consoles with either shoddy or no ports as they did with Wii.



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