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.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
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"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."