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PSP3 / Vita 2

Never ever 121 54.50%
 
Meh 32 14.41%
 
Long ways off 41 18.47%
 
Sooner than expected! 28 12.61%
 
Total:222

Nice would be a ps4 portable.



...Let the Sony Domination continue with the PS4...
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Turkish said:
I've already made the prediction that sometime in the 2020s we will see a portable PS5. The handheld would be a machine that's 4x less powerful than the console, and it would play the entire library at 4x lower resolution (900/1080p). It differs from the Switch in that it'll be 2 different devices that play the same games.

One of the main things Sony will focus next gen is scalability. A regular PS5, PS5 Pro, and probably a PS5 Go will be on offer.

Spot on. Scalability is key. I hope you are right.

 

I would personally love to see PS Phone and PS ES (Elevated Standards) form factors added to the PlayStation line up. The perfect mobile device, and the ultimate home media component/PC.



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Turkish said:
I've already made the prediction that sometime in the 2020s we will see a portable PS5. The handheld would be a machine that's 4x less powerful than the console, and it would play the entire library at 4x lower resolution (900/1080p). It differs from the Switch in that it'll be 2 different devices that play the same games.

One of the main things Sony will focus next gen is scalability. A regular PS5, PS5 Pro, and probably a PS5 Go will be on offer.

MS will easily be able to make a home console far more powerful than that and take over the traditional market in that case. 

A "console line" hamstrung by only being able to be 4x more powerful than a mobile component that has to run on a battery is going to be very easy for MS to demolish in performance. 



if it means Freedom Wars 2, then I would want one.



Soundwave said:
Turkish said:
I've already made the prediction that sometime in the 2020s we will see a portable PS5. The handheld would be a machine that's 4x less powerful than the console, and it would play the entire library at 4x lower resolution (900/1080p). It differs from the Switch in that it'll be 2 different devices that play the same games.

One of the main things Sony will focus next gen is scalability. A regular PS5, PS5 Pro, and probably a PS5 Go will be on offer.

MS will easily be able to make a home console far more powerful than that and take over the traditional market in that case. 

A "console line" hamstrung by only being able to be 4x more powerful than a mobile component that has to run on a battery is going to be very easy for MS to demolish in performance. 

On the contrary, Sony would be able to make a PS4 Portable that's 4x less powerful and one which can play PS4 exclusives at 4x less resolution, right now. The technology is there, only problem is that the games aren't made to scale to lower res, and a handheld with only 360p screen is doomed to fail. The next gen PS5 Pro would also be BC with PS4 games and render them perfectly at their native res.

What I propose is the opposite of hamstrung, it plays to the strengths of each machine. So no, they aren't getting demolished by anyone, and the competition need exclusives in the first place to do that. A Halo 8 or Forza 12 isn't gonna make 100 million people wanna switch brands.



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If it happens again, not for a while. They're prob burnt on the Vita not performing as they wanted. Sony has a lot of potential with their handhelds, but it's never fully realized. For ex. the PSP sold as well as the average Nintendo handheld, that's amazing! But at the same time stupid shit like the memory stick, high price, and half the early library being PS2 ports, hurt potential, imo. That and Sony abandoned it after a few years.

The Vita was really nice! Amazing system, but has the worst memory card prices Ive ever seen. And since many of its games are PS3/PS4 ports, the file sizes are massive. So the 4-16gb mem cards aren't even viable if you're download only! You HAVE to use physical with the PSV. Unless youre rich and want 10 downloaded games w/ your $150 fucking 64gb mem card. Fuck that.

As for a PSP/PSV successor. They could do it and be successful, if they wanted. But Sony has made it clear they want to focus on console development and want 3rd parties to support their handhelds. Which, on top of a ridiculously priced mem card, could make the population care less about it



We won't see a dedicated Handheld but a hybrid. I won't be surprised if PS5 will be a hybrid or Sony will announce PS4P in the future. The time of dedicated console is dying.



NoCtiS_NoX said:
We won't see a dedicated Handheld but a hybrid. I won't be surprised if PS5 will be a hybrid or Sony will announce PS4P in the future. The time of dedicated console is dying.

If Sony releases another handhled, it has to replace their Xperia devices. I would expect both a Wifi only model, and a 4G or 5G model with full cellular support. I don't think Sony will go the Hybrid route, but rather create an ecosystem of products that all share apps, games, and services. PS4 is on its way to either being the #1 selling console all time, or coming in very close behind PS2. The time of dedicated consoles is over, but the future of set top boxes will be much larger.

Going forward, I fully expect the PlayStation ecosystem to encompass all of Sony's products. Unifying there Smartwatches, Smartphones, Smart Speakers, Consoles, Handhelds, TVs, Cameras, and Car Audio under a unified PlayStation ecosystem is the only logical direction going forward if Sony is to remain of any significance in the consumer tech industry.  



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10/03/2010 

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KBG29 said:
NoCtiS_NoX said:
We won't see a dedicated Handheld but a hybrid. I won't be surprised if PS5 will be a hybrid or Sony will announce PS4P in the future. The time of dedicated console is dying.

If Sony releases another handhled, it has to replace their Xperia devices. I would expect both a Wifi only model, and a 4G or 5G model with full cellular support. I don't think Sony will go the Hybrid route, but rather create an ecosystem of products that all share apps, games, and services. PS4 is on its way to either being the #1 selling console all time, or coming in very close behind PS2. The time of dedicated consoles is over, but the future of set top boxes will be much larger.

Going forward, I fully expect the PlayStation ecosystem to encompass all of Sony's products. Unifying there Smartwatches, Smartphones, Smart Speakers, Consoles, Handhelds, TVs, Cameras, and Car Audio under a unified PlayStation ecosystem is the only logical direction going forward if Sony is to remain of any significance in the consumer tech industry.  

No it's not? It will probably sell 18 million and then have a great year again next year(if it's lucky it will sell about 18 mil for three years in a row) and then it will start going down. It's going to beat Wii numbers, that's not even close to being the best selling console.



Turkish said:
Soundwave said:

MS will easily be able to make a home console far more powerful than that and take over the traditional market in that case. 

A "console line" hamstrung by only being able to be 4x more powerful than a mobile component that has to run on a battery is going to be very easy for MS to demolish in performance. 

On the contrary, Sony would be able to make a PS4 Portable that's 4x less powerful and one which can play PS4 exclusives at 4x less resolution, right now. The technology is there, only problem is that the games aren't made to scale to lower res, and a handheld with only 360p screen is doomed to fail. The next gen PS5 Pro would also be BC with PS4 games and render them perfectly at their native res.

What I propose is the opposite of hamstrung, it plays to the strengths of each machine. So no, they aren't getting demolished by anyone, and the competition need exclusives in the first place to do that. A Halo 8 or Forza 12 isn't gonna make 100 million people wanna switch brands.

Sony doesn't have any magical technology, something that was 1/4th a PS4 still would consume 20+ watts of electricity and that would run for like 10 minutes portably at full tilt. 

Nvidia is as good as it gets and Nintendo's got them. 

Brand "loyalty" between Playstation/XBox is highly tenous IMO, don't confuse these types of fan boy boards for reality, in reality IMO XBox/PS gamers don't really give a shit about the difference that much, they just want the best versions of the big multiplats and will switch on the turn of a dime. They have no loyalty that specific to Sony or MS, they're basically interchangable brands, this gen Sony got off to a much better start and that snowballed because you don't want to buy the console your friends don't have and not be able to play COD/Madden/GTA/Star Wars online with them. It's not "brand loyalty" as we saw many of the same people drop Sony like a bad habit during the 360 era.