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post #11 of 49
because space is a premium.

Most people in Japan in the 18-30 range live in apartments that are one or two small rooms. Kitchens are usually built into a wall and there is a "common" area. Sometimes there is a seperate bedroom, sometimes not.

And don't forget, an average 600 ft2 apartment goes for about $2,000/month in most cities, even higher in areas like Ginza, Osaka, etc. Owning a home is only for the extremely rich or is passed down from generation to generation.

So yeah, size DOES matter.
    
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post #12 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckcalo View Post
Not to offend, but why asian people like "small" things?.
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post #13 of 49
the japanese dont want anything in their house too big or else they would feel inadequate... if u know what i mean 0_o
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post #14 of 49
The console is huge!!!
I wish i could have a pc case of the size of a wii....(my neons would go away )
They could have make a special case just for japan maybe?
I mean , they're losing money anyway.....
post #15 of 49
just wait for the PSThree then it will be smaller
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post #16 of 49
This is what happens when put an unnecessarily powerful CPU into a console. There is nothing to really take advantage of it, except for F@H. And you end up with the need for a monsterous cooling system and nearly double the power consumption of the 360. Sony could have easily droped a C2D or A64 into the console and ended up with a system that had just as much gaming power, far less power consumption and much easier to program for. And on top of all that, the system could be smaller due to less cooling and power requirements. Not to mention a lower production cost - ultimately a lower price.
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post #17 of 49
meh. They'll fix it eventually...right before PS4 or whatever.

Personally they should call it the PSIV...lol.

Anyways...Japanese land is worth A LOT...so anything that takes up too much space is like "omg ***?" Everything there is small...so the PS3 kinda sticks out like a sore thumb.
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post #18 of 49
Reminds me of that one South Park episode. "You have a very large American consoles. Us we have a small console." "Uh huh, so very small."
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post #19 of 49
Keep in mind, the average "home" in Japan is the size of a studio apartment. The size of everything has to be taken into consideration.
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God this community is so clean that no one got my point. LOL.
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