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ps4 has some other advantages such as the unified ram and also it being gddr5 ram, thats something that gives it a leg up.

this is the first time hardware by sony and microsoft is being sold at a profit, usually they take a loss on consoles and make it up on software. This is clear evidence the consoles are underpowered, relative to previous generations.

Presumably, Nintendo could make a more powerful and costly system but take a loss on hardware or just break even.

Its a bold direction to take but one i support, it would be pretty wicked if they had the nintendo exclusives and the best versions of multiplatform titles on their system.

I don't really understand the whole mobile/home system though, or how that would work. Maybe theyre basically going to make a 400 dollar portable system that you can also dock at home?

On a side note: The Wii U still costs almost as much as an xbox one! here in canada an xbox one with a game is 350, a wii u with a game is 320!!
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Mothrpe, thats not realy true, AMD needs money so bad id be willing to bet Nintendo probably got a better deal then Sony or MS did on their chips thumb.gif
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Mothrpe, thats not realy true, AMD needs money so bad id be willing to bet Nintendo probably got a better deal then Sony or MS did on their chips thumb.gif

I doubt AMD would be willing to take losses by selling their hardware at lower than usual prices compared to what they offered Sony and Microsoft, but then again I don't think AMD produce the chips themselves so it may not be that big of a deal.
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Back when PS3/Xbox 360 came out SLI and CFX where not really a thing.

What. I remember 6600GT SLI was the thing to have back in 05.
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What. I remember 6600GT SLI was the thing to have back in 05.


What?? People where luck to have 1 X 6600GT. Yes SLI did exist but it was nothing like it's today.
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What?? People where luck to have 1 X 6600GT. Yes SLI did exist but it was nothing like it's today.

I was like 15 years old and could easily afford one lol. Think it was in the $200-300 range. Not very expensive.
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I was like 15 years old and could easily afford one lol. Think it was in the $200-300 range. Not very expensive.

I was that age too. Had a 7600GT back then and before that i had 6800GS. Never really though about SLI. How many people do you see now with GTX 960 SLI? Not many. Most will just get GTX970 and only SLI the high end. My first Dual GPU setup was 2 x HD 4870 1GB. Maybe i was not that much into PCs back in 2005/6 to think about SLI/CF.
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I was that age too. Had a 7600GT back then and before that i had 6800GS. Never really though about SLI. How many people do you see now with GTX 960 SLI? Not many. Most will just get GTX970 and only SLI the high end. My first Dual GPU setup was 2 x HD 4870 1GB. Maybe i was not that much into PCs back in 2005/6 to think about SLI/CF.

Could have sworn SLI for mid-range (best price:performance) cards was worth it back then.
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AMD's semi-custom APU that was discussed earlier this summer, I bet.

Since it's in the Console industry and they're newer chips than the xbone and the piz4, they'd be "industry leading" wouldn't they.
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Since it's in the Console industry and they're newer chips than the xbone and the piz4, they'd be "industry leading" wouldn't they.

Evaluating only the console space, then yes they would be "industry leading", clearly this would only pertain to that market segment. We all know that the console tech isn't leading anything anywhere....

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Nintendo needs to push some really solid 1st party games at launch to pump sales, possibly encouraging some 3rd party developers to jump on board. I miss the N64 days, so many games.... I love Nintendo franchises, but it would be nice to have other games to choose from.
 
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