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What is this ?

PS Vita 2 cartridge 4 16.00%
 
Sony PS5 proprietary SSD 15 60.00%
 
New VHS 3 12.00%
 
Sony going retro 2 8.00%
 
PSVR 2 cartridge 1 4.00%
 
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Jumpin said:

Vita used cards, not cartridges.
I think old people calling cards "cartridges" is the new uninformed people calling cartridges "tapes."

Some Switch owners insist on calling the Switch game cards "cartridges" even when it says "card" on the slot.

Nothing important, just a 30-year-old pet peeve of mine =)

I call them mini hucards after the PC Engine Hucards



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

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BraLoD said:
UltimateGamer1982 said:


Right around the time the green dragoon dies I believe. 

Damn, that's mid disc 1

Lol I know. I always get sidetracked or lose interest around that part somehow. One day I’ll finish it. 😉 



Could the blacked out portion in the middle of the V be an attempt to try and hide a cartridge/expansion slot?

N64

Last edited by EricHiggin - on 11 November 2019

EricHiggin said:

Could the blacked out portion in the middle of the V be an attempt to try and hide a cartridge/expansion slot?

N64

You are hotlinking an image so one of them doesn't show up. The blacked out part is more likley just a label and number of the unit which Sony could track down to who leaked the image and hit them with a lawsuit for breaking NDA.



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Looks more like a PAL version of the SNES cartridge.

Will be interesting to see where this goes.

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Playstation branded, plug and play expansion drive. If they only launch with 1-2tb and the average game ends up being a whopping 100-150gb it would only make sense. 



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Do SSD have a label on them? And why the big hole at the bottom? This is much more looking like a Vita 2 Cartridge. I'll be praying everyday so it turns up to be one. Please, the Vita 2, please...



zero129 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Why? Well to have a proprietary device which only Sony sells instead of using off-the-shelf SSD - at premium prices, of course.

This, This and so much this. I love when I see people try to hype up this like its the 2nd coming of SSD tech. I guess all Sony's other proprietary tech was so much better than their counterpart UMD, Sony memory sticks, etc. This is just a way Sony can charge you god only knows how much for an SSD drive so you can't just go buy a cheaper SSD drive for your PS5. Well at least until someone makes an adapter like with the Vita memory cards.

Whatever man, Sony can just shut up and take my money.



Could be either, or one of the many patents that companies file for that they will never use.



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Leynos said:
EricHiggin said:

Could the blacked out portion in the middle of the V be an attempt to try and hide a cartridge/expansion slot?

N64

You are hotlinking an image so one of them doesn't show up. The blacked out part is more likley just a label and number of the unit which Sony could track down to who leaked the image and hit them with a lawsuit for breaking NDA.

I linked them all the same way I always link pics, so not sure why one wouldn't work this time. They all still show up for me. Both N64 images are similar. One is the top cartridge slot and the other is the bottom expansion slot. The bottom slot has a cover that is closer to the same shape as the blacked out portion of the PS5 dev kit.

While I can think of many possibilities in terms of what this could mean, aside from an SSD, here's another one that's somewhat feasible.

There will be two PSV SKU's. One will be a handheld hybrid, the other a home console.

Either all PSV games will be on carts, where extra data that can't fit on the cart has to be downloaded, and the 4k BD drive is mostly there to match XB media capability, as well as allow physical BC.

or

Devs can choose carts (with any extra data being downloaded) that will work across both systems, or (multiple) 4k BD discs, but those discs must come with a download code for the hybrid.



ryuzaki57 said:
Do SSD have a label on them? And why the big hole at the bottom? This is much more looking like a Vita 2 Cartridge. I'll be praying everyday so it turns up to be one. Please, the Vita 2, please...

PS4 Stock HDD

Pro Aftermarket SSD

PS2 Memory Card

Historical Game Carts/Cards

Could be quite a few different things.