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Poll Results: Good Move By SONY?

 
  • 46% (46)
    Yes, I see why SONY dropped the features.
  • 25% (25)
    No, SONY should not have dropped any features.
  • 29% (29)
    Neither, I'll just see what happens when more details are announced.
100 Total Votes  
post #21 of 36
I'd take away or at least make a seperate 3G model since I
1. Don't want to pay for it.
2. Don't want to play on 3G speeds/latency
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post #22 of 36
"We dropping imaginary features that we wont mention what they are, so you can think we are actually on your side when you see the exorbitant cost of our system. We're fighting to bring you an affordable, high end handheld experience."


Sounds like what they were meaning to say.
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post #23 of 36
this thing still looks amazing. honestly i dont really care for all the extra 3g and GPS crap, i just wanna play games.

you know what would be cool, a fallout/borderlands style game with an insta-save feature and quests that are relatively quick, with not a lot of talking you're forced to listen to. maybe a bit of upfront dialogue and optional codex type background info.
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post #24 of 36
What's BAD is them nixing features when the console is already out, sold, and said features are being used. (i.e. ditching Linux support for the PS3)

What's OKAY is them nixing features for a console before it's even out, as long as they didn't confirm it in any product previews. If they did, they should at lest say so before release.

What might be GOOD is if they ditch that touch pad at the back. I didn't really see any use to it at first, and I figure that it's just extra costs/another point of failure/DS gimmick feature.
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post #25 of 36
makes a lotta sense. i pretty much used my psp to emulate SNES games and my favorite PSone games. Hopefully the psp2 will have some damn good fighting games on it.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
What's BAD is them nixing features when the console is already out, sold, and said features are being used. (i.e. ditching Linux support for the PS3)

What's OKAY is them nixing features for a console before it's even out, as long as they didn't confirm it in any product previews. If they did, they should at lest say so before release.

What might be GOOD is if they ditch that touch pad at the back. I didn't really see any use to it at first, and I figure that it's just extra costs/another point of failure/DS gimmick feature.
I agree with almost everything you just stated.
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post #27 of 36
After the PS3 I don't see how anyone couldn't agree with "Yes, I see why SONY dropped the features." I payed $599.99 +tax for the PS3 at launch for what, a few extra USB ports, memory card reader, and stupid blu-ray? All things I never ended up using. I just wanted to play games not movies. It wasn't until 2009 when things started to finally pick for the PS3.

I'm hoping the non 3G version of NGP will be $249.99.
post #28 of 36
Sony sucks, don't we all know this by now? I wouldn't buy any Sony product. Gaming or otherwise.
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post #29 of 36
if someone makes Crysis for NGP, i'll send them a cake in the post.
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post #30 of 36
I think that dropping some features is good. The touchpad and 3g are unnecessary and nobody will ever use them, so why not drop them, It keeps price down, and battery life up.
     
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