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Originally Posted by abdidas View Post

The specs are like Pc level now, why bother pay such high price for a console. I think it defeats the purpose of a console at those high prices.

Um wat do you mean by "PC level"? Thats seems pretty vague since pc has a wide range of specs starting from crap-maximum flagship gaming rig. Now what i infer when you say Pc level is that you think the new consoles will have close to flagship PC specs *cough* *cough* WRONG! Ohh boy prepared to be underwhelmed. I also dont get that you think its gonna be "Pc level" yet be cheap........thinking.gif
    
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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by gotskil View Post

PS3 has sold more worldwide than the 360.

You'll need to provide a source for this. As of September 2012, both consoles had sold approximately 70 million units world wide. ( http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps3_sale_e.html & http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdata_ces_sale_e.html
http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/Kpi/FY13/Q1/Detail.aspx )

To be clear, I don't own either console and I'm not a fan of either. I'm just looking for more up to date clarification on your part to correct me (actual numbers please, not an article that asserts generalities).
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post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blooddrunk View Post

The biggest mistake was the cell CPU and a huge price tag, not actually waiting.

Personally, I think this gen will be extremely underwhelming regardless. I was standing by the thought that this next gen would push PC gaming further, but I think it will take a huge step backwards. These devs can hardly make a proper PC port from modern consoles, whats going to happen when they are suddenly given decent specs with the next gen? I feel like more devs are just going to make console exclusives, or release more crap like GTA4 that hardly runs.

This is probably true. Lets not forget we know that the new xbox's will be running a form of windows 8 (yes haters get on the hate train its windows 8 AND IM GLAD) Which SHOULD mean that coding a port for PC isn't that darned difficult. But they'll make it a lot harder than it has to be and within 18 months we'll be getting horrid console ports again.
 
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My only cause for concern is the life-line of these next-gen consoles. If they're truly going to feature an HD8770 I hope they don't plan to milk another 7 years of out them because when the Xbox 360 originally came out it had some of the most cutting edge specifications. It doesn't sound like these next consoles will.
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Price for both consoles better be no more than $500.

Wait on Sonys part to see specs and price from M$? Ugh. As long as these both companies push the envelope i am okay. I will only play exclusives and just stick with my pc.

What I really mean is console ports should be theoretically optimize for the PC this time around... Here's to hoping. rolleyes.gif

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post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

Sony is smart this time. Watch and wait. Create hype and make people want it really bad. They need a good run with PS4 this time.

This time? That's exactly what they did with the PS3!

Anyways, the only real news here is that Sony doesn't expect to be able to launch at the same time as the Xbox. So maybe a 2014 summer launch?
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Last i heard, Sony was doing pretty poorly with their finances.

If MS releases a new Xbox with a strong line-up (like they did with the 360) i will buy it and probably won't get a Ps4 until the have the title exclusive dominance they have today which took the Ps3 a long time to achieve (Ps3 haz no gaemz) so Sony lose out.

All in all, i think letting the other guy get the first shot is stupid and i hope they learn the hard way.... again.

I think this past year they actually turned out a profit for the first time in awhile.
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Iirc 2011 was the year Sony started making an operating profit. But that just means they aren't losing money anymore, they haven't paid off the losses they made in the first years, let alone the initial investment.
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