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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%
 
Total:25

Not for PS5 or a new PSP/Vita. Kids device in Japan https://www.tweaktown.com/news/68903/ps5-cartridges-real-patents-sony-kids-toys/index.html



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Lafiel said:
DonFerrari said:

It is possible but unlikely that they would offer a portable PS5. But sure having access to all PS5 games (porting would need to be something like automatic, once you make the game to PS5 it is almost no work to make it work on the portable, if not we know it won't have much games) on portable would get some customers.

Yea, a portable PS5 is simply not in the cards (and a lower end device could hold back future PS5 games), but a portable PS4 could become possible on the 5nm node and with highly improved battery tech. PS4 games would run without any fideling and PS5 games could be streamed via remote play or ps now.

Considering most of the money comes from SW purchase and that old SW don't sell as good it would be interesting to see if Sony could make a profit just launching PS4 portable together with PS5.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
Lafiel said:

Yea, a portable PS5 is simply not in the cards (and a lower end device could hold back future PS5 games), but a portable PS4 could become possible on the 5nm node and with highly improved battery tech. PS4 games would run without any fideling and PS5 games could be streamed via remote play or ps now.

Considering most of the money comes from SW purchase and that old SW don't sell as good it would be interesting to see if Sony could make a profit just launching PS4 portable together with PS5.

Thats a good point. A PS4p would obviously only work with digital sw (beneficial for Sony) and could keep users engaged (paying) through PS+ or PS Now subs aswell as widen their (already great) reach quite a bit, but they might still need to sell such a device at a reasonable profit, which could harm sales - then again the investment to make it happen is probably much lower than a real seperate handheld launch, so I think it might very well be worth the risk.



Lafiel said:
DonFerrari said:

Considering most of the money comes from SW purchase and that old SW don't sell as good it would be interesting to see if Sony could make a profit just launching PS4 portable together with PS5.

Thats a good point. A PS4p would obviously only work with digital sw (beneficial for Sony) and could keep users engaged (paying) through PS+ or PS Now subs aswell as widen their (already great) reach quite a bit, but they might still need to sell such a device at a reasonable profit, which could harm sales - then again the investment to make it happen is probably much lower than a real seperate handheld launch, so I think it might very well be worth the risk.

Yes I think it is worth the risk and probably would outsell PSVita for a fraction of the R&D and even manufacturing cost.

But besides PS+ (would people play as much multiplayer in portable as they do on the console? Perhaps, many smartphone games that are competitive have a good number of players) I'm curious on how many SW they would sell of the legacy SW (at least today almost 100% of the games are available digital, but size is massive for a portable) and if the attach ratio having only "outdated" game would be high.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994