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sales2099 said:
DonFerrari said:

As credible as sony reacting to MS reveal, even when show evidence that Sony reveal was know by news people for like over a week and the video was recorded even earlier to be shown on GDC.

Sony completely redesigned their console to look like XSX because the internet loved the look of it right? Shall put together with the rumour of PS5 overheating and thus they aren't showing the console. Not to forget it is overheating because of arrogance kkkk, that was a great rumour and even had one site putting their credibility to say the insider was thrustyworthy.

This isn’t a spec reveal, this is a console reveal. Nobody going to remember the spec reveal years from now. But everybody will certainly remember the consoles if they happen to share the same design. Especially given how the design is in itself a departure from tradition. And this isn’t something that insiders knew about for a week...this is 4 months and counting. 

Cmon, let’s be real. Wouldn’t you want the PS5 to have a unique design? 

Edit: Xbox gamers loved it for sure but it’s not about liking it...it’s about practicality. That it is by far the most effective way to vent heat then a flat box. The Sony rumor that they are finding this out the hard way, even I’m skeptical. But the more time goes by the more I’m curious. 

So you agree that it wasn't a response to MS and changed your opinion from that thread?

Do you remember that couple weeks ago the rumor was that Xbox didn't had a defined box and no devkit were available so games release would take a big impact?

None of these rumours are credible, and besides I doubting Sony will use the same design even if they were to use it wouldn't be because they decided to copy MS since they have been developing the system for 5 years and won't change the whole design (how to fit the parts inside even more than the shell) and philosophy/assembly in couple months to make it look like Xbox.



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At least we're finally getting that PS4 price cut!



Most folks know what to do to work around premium price that comes with the launch of a new console.
I traded in my og PS4 at GS to get my Pro down to $250 after taxes. Hopefully the Pro keeps its value, with some luck i walk out of GS with a PS5 for under $350.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Dallinor said:
Potentially over 2 million less units? If true that would be an absolutely huge blow to their momentum, and a massive win for Microsoft. Plenty of customers will pick up an Xbox if a PS5 is simply not available, to jump in to the next gen. Even with the higher price point, as long as there aren't any technical issues or PR disasters, the early adopters will likely clear out that inventory very quickly. So we could be looking at serious shortages. I'm going to have to preorder from multiple sources, I wanted 3 at launch.

Do you really believe that Sony is the only one affected by the Coronavirus?

Both game consoles  are assembled in China.

I'm not saying there won't be shortages for MS as well, but the longer there are alternatives on shelves, it only serves to benefit the competition.



 

DonFerrari said:
sales2099 said:

This isn’t a spec reveal, this is a console reveal. Nobody going to remember the spec reveal years from now. But everybody will certainly remember the consoles if they happen to share the same design. Especially given how the design is in itself a departure from tradition. And this isn’t something that insiders knew about for a week...this is 4 months and counting. 

Cmon, let’s be real. Wouldn’t you want the PS5 to have a unique design? 

Edit: Xbox gamers loved it for sure but it’s not about liking it...it’s about practicality. That it is by far the most effective way to vent heat then a flat box. The Sony rumor that they are finding this out the hard way, even I’m skeptical. But the more time goes by the more I’m curious. 

So you agree that it wasn't a response to MS and changed your opinion from that thread?

Do you remember that couple weeks ago the rumor was that Xbox didn't had a defined box and no devkit were available so games release would take a big impact?

None of these rumours are credible, and besides I doubting Sony will use the same design even if they were to use it wouldn't be because they decided to copy MS since they have been developing the system for 5 years and won't change the whole design (how to fit the parts inside even more than the shell) and philosophy/assembly in couple months to make it look like Xbox.

No I’m not changing my stance. Kirby007s comment to me makes this all one juicy conspiracy theory. The overheating rumours, the lack of shipments at launch, the scrambling after seeing the practicality of the tower design for venting heat. Because I don’t think a outer redesign wouldn’t be TOO much work if the specs are the same. The Xbox rumor you mentioned (it was last year before the reveal) I’m chalking it up to them preserving their big reveal. 

I am entitled to this because Sony isn’t being transparent and these rumours are all we have. You gotta admit MS has been focused and transparent while Sony being all too coy with their fans. 

Granted I concede they are master of their craft in software, so there’s no real need to get defensive, because it’s just hardware rumours. That said I’ll ask you again: don’t you want Sony to make a truly unique design for PS5?



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Yerm said:
They say to take rumors with a grain of salt, but when all we have to go off of is rumors, thats what we look to believe.

If what we are being told about the New Xbox and PS5 are true, then the PS5 is dead in the water. The New Xbox is looking to be the same price if not cheaper, AND have better reported performance, AND also come in a cheaper $300 model, then who the hell is buying the PS5?

The power difference is not significant enough and its debatable if MS will even tap in and showcase that power to a meaningful level. 

Which model do you think would sell more, the cheaper model or the high end? 

There's 110 million gamers that Sony will be directing their marketing at, to upgrade and stay within their ecosystem. They have massive advantages in certain regions and stronger global brand recognition. 

I shouldn't have to mention the obvious powerhouse and massive draw that is their first party studios. Multiple GOTY winners and sales now in the 10s of millions.



 

Dallinor said:
Yerm said:
They say to take rumors with a grain of salt, but when all we have to go off of is rumors, thats what we look to believe.

If what we are being told about the New Xbox and PS5 are true, then the PS5 is dead in the water. The New Xbox is looking to be the same price if not cheaper, AND have better reported performance, AND also come in a cheaper $300 model, then who the hell is buying the PS5?

The power difference is not significant enough and its debatable if MS will even tap in and showcase that power to a meaningful level. 

Which model do you think would sell more, the cheaper model or the high end? 

There's 110 million gamers that Sony will be directing their marketing at, to upgrade and stay within their ecosystem. They have massive advantages in certain regions and stronger global brand recognition. 

I shouldn't have to mention the obvious powerhouse and massive draw that is their first party studios. Multiple GOTY winners and sales now in the 10s of millions.

I honestly think both New Xbox models will sell pretty evenly. What we know for a fact is that parents are going to be more likely to get the lighter model for their kids, plus it will be a huge draw for lower income families. $300 for what is basically a 4-in-1 console is a very appealing offer. At the same time though, if people have the money, they will be more tempted to go for the better model. In light of your "110 million gamers claim", thats not entirely accurate. A lot of those sales are from previous owners who wanted to upgrade. They are really looking more at 75-80 million. This time around people can go for whatever model they want without fear that in a few years there will be something better.

In regard to Sony's first party IPs, even up to a few years ago I would have agreed with you, but the gaming landscape has been changing. Massive RPG games with gripping stories have fallen out of the spotlight. Between the Fortnite craze, Minecraft's second coming, Nintendo making a comeback, etc. it is clear that people are more interested in gameplay over story than they have been in decades. Spiderman for PS4, nobody talks about the story, just how smooth it feels to move through the game. Nearly every Switch title from Nintendo is shattering sales records and review scores for their fluid gameplay. There are a lot more eyes on studios like Platinum Games and FromSoftware for their action games. 

From what I've seen, Sony is not lining up too many games with an emphasis on new gameplay experiences, its mostly what they've been doing with the PS4 except with better graphics quality. Lots of sequels, a few remakes, but nothing groundbreaking. To be fair, Xbox isnt lining up many blockbuster titles either, but they have the advantage of having every Xbox game ever, which looks damn appeal to a lot of people. 

But if you know something I don't, please tell me I'm wrong. As I said, this is a rumor period, if you have a better light to look at this situation in, I would love to hear it.



I think that fast memory is inflating the price. Take with a grain of salt however...

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sales2099 said:
Zoombael said:

Yeasure. Copying an obvious design choice, a necessity as DigitalFoundry called it. Thats the same amount BC as claiming the DualSense is a carbon copy of the Xbox controller. Now MS has single handedly invented the tower form factor.

Ah I see the pre spin emerging. Can’t deny the Series X design is a big departure from traditional console boxes and angular flat rectangles.

Plus it speaks to MSs clear PC roots with the tower look. But to top it off they are first and revealed in December. If Sony unveils the same design...might as well say their entire RnD department just looks to MS for inspiration. It wouldn’t be original and it would scream imitative rather then innovative. 

Pre spin? You just don't understand. That's all.

Have you noticed something peculiar about the PS5 devkit?



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