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If you don't want to offend people, start by calling them Japanese, instead of japs....
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post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
Japs LIKE the PS3, everyone likes the ps3 and if you where offered one for free you would take it without a blink, even if you have no use for it because it's a great system they just can't afford the space and therefore don't own one. People don't buy things for many reasons, price, no need but everyone likes it
If I was offered one for free, Id sell it. Good way to make money.
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Contrary to what that article depicts, my Japanese ex girlfriend dated me for the sole reason that everything I owned was bigger. Bigger TV, car, apartment... Yeah. So I guess the preference for smaller things is in Japan.

Jokes aside - I think the size of a console plays into a common border-line obsessive compulsive disorder among most Japanese people. They like things to be tidy and neat, and the 360 and PS3 are really far from "tiny" and "neat".

The 360 in confined areas builds more heat than a nuclear core and the PS3 is large enough to be used as a capital punishment method of death. The Wii on the other hand you could shove in between two books in a shelf and the remotes likewise are compact.

Yeah the Wii might require you to use more space moving around, but the space most Japanese people prefer is in storage and neatness. When gaming they're a little more casual about it.
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post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
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.
Leave it to goat to take a "the PS3 is too big" thread and turn it into this... No previous post had ANYTHING to do with CPU etc...

I think goat just attacks anything ElMike has to day O_O
    
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The 360 in confined areas builds more heat than a nuclear core
Heh, that is true. A typical CPU or GPU puts out more heat per sq/cm than a nuclear reactor.
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Contrary to what that article depicts, my Japanese ex girlfriend dated me for the sole reason that everything I owned was bigger. Bigger TV, car, apartment... Yeah. So I guess the preference for smaller things is in Japan.

Jokes aside - I think the size of a console plays into a common border-line obsessive compulsive disorder among most Japanese people. They like things to be tidy and neat, and the 360 and PS3 are really far from "tiny" and "neat".

The 360 in confined areas builds more heat than a nuclear core and the PS3 is large enough to be used as a capital punishment method of death. The Wii on the other hand you could shove in between two books in a shelf and the remotes likewise are compact.

Yeah the Wii might require you to use more space moving around, but the space most Japanese people prefer is in storage and neatness. When gaming they're a little more casual about it.
Because they are used to see small stuff! .. But really, smaller PS3? Qtfo is wrong with them.. ?
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Because they are used to see small stuff! .. But really, smaller PS3? Qtfo is wrong with them.. ?
Just like American's like big stuff for no apparent reason (ego *cough*) the Japanese like smaller, modest stuff. It's pretty simple, cut and dry.

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You forget, this is the country where businessmen sleep in stacked man-kennels and gads of civilians are centralized in one area.

If I were in that situation, I'd want smaller items too.
    
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Leave it to goat to take a "the PS3 is too big" thread and turn it into this... No previous post had ANYTHING to do with CPU etc...

I think goat just attacks anything ElMike has to day O_O
Hotter CPU = larger cooling system, thus a larger console. It fits perfectly with the thread.
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Large consoles may attract the attention of Godzilla. If they thought it out more, they'd just stockpile the PS3's and save them to catapult at him and fend off his future attacks. An overheated PS3 is very hot and quite intimidating. With such a defense, no longer will 80's bands be able to mockingly sing about "Oh noes, there goes Tokyoes!".
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