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Do you like the PS5 console design?

Yes 132 55.23%
 
No 80 33.47%
 
On the fence 27 11.30%
 
Total:239

Not really but that's ok, it's an electronic not furniture



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DroidKnight said:
I don't mind the design at all, as long as it plays the games I want. The giant size of it will probably hurt Japan sales. They gonna take one look at it in the store and point and laugh like they did with other large consoles from past generations.

I don't think so. Once a thing becomes large enough, it becomes sort of an "art object". So the step from "Ugh...too big" to "Wow...design piece" is very small, even in Japan.



CGI-Quality said:
curl-6 said:

Sony are conceding that market though rather than trying to adapt to it, which is honestly the best move as the Vita showed that supporting two systems at once to try to appeal to mobile-centric Japan isn't necessarily worth it. Still, that doesn't change the outcome, which is that Sony are focused on the West and have effectively conceded Japan to Nintendo.

The issue was lack of support, not that they tried hard and failed. Nintendo proved that you can cover two machines at once so long as the support is there, and they also understand the handheld portion needs to be intact. Last attempt for them outside of it (Wii U), they were obliterated (part Vita-like blunder, part declining home console interest).

Thus, yes, Sony are playing to their strengths in the West, Nintendo to theirs in the East. The former simply has no other home console to threaten whatever it is left that they can do in the region. 

They did try and fail; Vita being the failure.

Sony's market presence in Japan has declined to the point where they're distantly secondary to Nintendo, and the PS5 shows no sign of contending this. And that's okay, because the PS4 shows they don't really need to be big in Japan to succeed.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
CGI-Quality said:

The issue was lack of support, not that they tried hard and failed. Nintendo proved that you can cover two machines at once so long as the support is there, and they also understand the handheld portion needs to be intact. Last attempt for them outside of it (Wii U), they were obliterated (part Vita-like blunder, part declining home console interest).

Thus, yes, Sony are playing to their strengths in the West, Nintendo to theirs in the East. The former simply has no other home console to threaten whatever it is left that they can do in the region. 

They did try and fail; Vita being the failure.

Sony's market presence in Japan has declined to the point where they're distantly secondary to Nintendo, and the PS5 shows no sign of contending this. And that's okay, because the PS4 shows they don't really need to be big in Japan to succeed.

Not going to continue to debate about the Vita, as it is far off base of the original discussion. 

Bottom line, the declining interest in PlayStation as a home console is thanks to declining interest in all home consoles. No way to argue around that. Yes, it is okay. PlayStation as a brand doesn't need it (which is sad to say, but mathematically correct). 



                                                                                                             

This was posted in an other thread. Thought it gives context to size.



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CGI-Quality said:

Bottom line, the declining interest in PlayStation as a home console is thanks to declining interest in all home consoles. No way to argue around that. Yes, it is okay. PlayStation as a brand doesn't need it (which is sad to say, but mathematically correct). 

I said as much in my first post, my point simply being that by not trying to adapt to this changing market Sony are in effect conceding said market. Which, as we agree, they can afford to do anyway.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Bottom line, the declining interest in PlayStation as a home console is thanks to declining interest in all home consoles. No way to argue around that. Yes, it is okay. PlayStation as a brand doesn't need it (which is sad to say, but mathematically correct). 

I said as much in my first post, my point simply being that by not trying to adapt to this changing market Sony are in effect conceding said market. Which, as we agree, they can afford to do anyway.

And my point sticks to what I said from the beginning, thus we can hop off this merry-go-round.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
curl-6 said:

I said as much in my first post, my point simply being that by not trying to adapt to this changing market Sony are in effect conceding said market. Which, as we agree, they can afford to do anyway.

And my point sticks to what I said from the beginning, thus we can hop off this merry-go-round.

Same, so yeah pretty much haha.

I am actually quite curious to see if PS5's Japanese sales decline from PS4 or not. The gap charts on that will be fascinating to watch.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
CGI-Quality said:

And my point sticks to what I said from the beginning, thus we can hop off this merry-go-round.

Same, so yeah pretty much haha.

I am actually quite curious to see if PS5's Japanese sales decline from PS4 or not. The gap charts on that will be fascinating to watch.

I expect a small decline at least, but it will definitely be fun to watch!



                                                                                                             

Hopefully the PS5 hardware team is as advanced as this guy and his team from Dell. Big cooling innovations especially for blower fans in tight spaces like laptops. I mean, Alienware, right?