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  1. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The ability to jump to specific parts of games and get hints right from the UI is really cool, but it seems like they're basically acknowledging that games are turning into a series of difficult checklists. I disliked Achievements and Trophies for doing that already, but this is just kind of...
  2. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    MS said multi-console releases are determined on a case-by-case basis. I could see them spending the next year or two keeping to Bethesda's publicly-announced plans but anything past that might be exclusive, or they could use GamePass to be the only place you can play Bethesda's back catalog...
  3. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I believe Sony has said that PS4-on-PS5 games will be able to take advantage of the speed of the console so things will load faster and play a little smoother but there's no talk of hardware-level DLSS type of stuff to push 1080p games up to smooth 4K. It will probably be like going from PS4 to...
  4. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Bryan - I was kind of floored by the FF16 reveal. It's been an common rumor for the last 4ish months but the fact that it looks to be as mature of a project as it is with zero significant leaks and then look like it did in that trailer...I was very happy about that. I'm going to get Miles...
  5. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I got the Best Buy e-mail, immediately tried to preorder it, got the console into my cart, and was unable to checkout. Pretty frustrating. I wanted to avoid preordering on Amazon because my history with console preorders on Amazon is that they arrive really late in the day. I'd rather just go...
  6. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I'm going to preorder it for a bunch of reasons, but most of the games they showed off didn't excite and I'm generally not a fan of the console design. Apparently it's also huge compared to other consoles. Sony said they have a lot more games to show and wanted to spend the show highlighting...
  7. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Jeff - yeah...Epic already commented that the goal of that "shimmy" sequence was to put the camera up close to the geometry to show the level of detail. Also, the sequence at the end had a lot going on without any loading so... Sam - you're right, we have been at the point where only the...
  8. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I was really referring to the comments that Epic said alongside the release of the UE5 demo. They specifically talked about how the power of the PS5 enabled them to create that demo. I'm sure UE5 will be on Series X but there was zero mention of Xbox at all. The one area that the PS5 has an...
  9. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Leo - I don't want to dwell on the topic much more, but my point wasn't necessarily that MS makes bad games or that nobody does/should enjoy them. I was saying that their brand is weak, as shown by their lower sales (hardware and software), and that concerns me because they've bought up some...
  10. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    How many games did Rare pump out as a 2nd party for Nintendo? How many since they were bought by MS? Lionhead? How well did, say, Gears 5 sell compared to Uncharted 4? How about Forza versus Gran Turismo? Anything from MS against Spiderman or God of War? Half of that is quality and the...
  11. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    This started out because I was saying the Xbox is a weaker brand, I think the power difference between PS5/XSX won't matter much, and I worry that MS will basically kill the studios they're buying up since they have a smaller platform than Sony.
  12. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Sony announced that they've sold 110M PS4s. Nintendo announced recently that they've sold 56M Switch consoles. Xbox is at about 47M console sales. Given that the Switch is only halfway through it's life cycle and is still selling really well, I don't see how this can be seen as anything other...
  13. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Sony has 4x the cash on hand but also makes a wide range of electronics, has a music business, and produces movies. Nintendo only makes games. I also showed the numbers above on the net profit and revenue from each company from their videogame business. Nintendo has a higher profit. I...
  14. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Heavy disagree that MS met their goals with the Xbox One. When was the last time a Kinect game came out? How did that all-digital future work out? Does anyone still pass HDMI through the box? Microsoft as an entire company has the highest cash reserves. Nintendo actually has more than Sony...
  15. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I think Microsoft has essentially acknowledged their weak position with hardware sales, but the enterprise is financially viable enough to keep going. Someone always has to be in last place. In reality, companies don't stop when they have one failure. They tend to stop when they have 2 in a...
  16. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I don't entirely follow the line of thought that consoles follow a "line" when they're released. Was the NES successful? Yes. That led to the Super NES. Was the SNES successful? Also yes. But by your reasoning, it was not successful because Nintendo then made the Nintendo 64 which didn't...
  17. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Edwin - well, are we talking about the success of a game system or the success of a brand? The Wii U was a pretty significant failure, selling only 13 million units worldwide. It was preceded by the Wii and followed by the Switch, two of Nintendo's most successful products. Your criteria...
  18. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Leo - I stand corrected and apologize. I had tried to look up games being reissued like that and couldn't find any. Looked a bit more after your recent comment and found a handful. Looks like reissues of hit games (the CoD MW trilogy for example), kind of similar to the classic rereleases...
  19. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The Xbox brand has sold a lot of consoles and made a lot of money...over the course of 20ish years. It also took MS nearly a decade to turn a profit on the entire enterprise. Compared to the strength of Nintendo and Sony, the Xbox brand is much weaker. I do think that the strength of Game...
  20. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The PS3 sold more consoles and more units of software worldwide per console than the 360 did, despite the 360 having a 1 year head start, a lower price, and 3rd-party timed exclusive content (and no, it wasn't exclusive maps for a few weeks, it was more like exclusive third party games or modes...
  21. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Console - unit sales - software attach rate Xbox - 24 m - 6.88 Xbox 360 - 84 m - 7.5 Xbox One - 47 m - 6.55 PlayStation - 103 m - 9.43 PlayStation 2 - 155 m - 9.81 PlayStation 3 -87 m - 8.92 PlayStation 4 - 109 m - 8.76 PSP - 82 m - 3.88 PS Vita - 13 m - 10 Nintendo GameCube - 22 m - 9.59...
  22. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I imagine a lot of the PS5 design is focused on trying to optimize the things that will make the next-gen feel great (instant loading, massive game worlds that aren't designed to hide technical limits, streaming services) while keeping the price down (825 GB drive, the power/CPU frequency...
  23. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Jeff - I think part of Cerny's presentation hinted at the ability for developers to reduce the space that current-gen games take up because of how much repeated data there is (to increase load speeds because of HDD fragmentation) and the speed of decompression. He also said they picked a HDD...
  24. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Like Leo said, no info from Sony or MS about the time/price of launch. Rumors are that MS actually is launching with two consoles (Series X and the yet-to-be-announced Series S) and Sony has been looking at launching 2 versions of the PS5 (the original PS5 design turned out to be less powerful...
  25. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I'd say preorder it right away and cancel if you decide you don't really want it when it comes time for launch. If you're going to buy it early enough that you'll pay full price, anyway, then you might as well try to get a preorder and get it sooner rather than later.
  26. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The PS4 can already support HDR and the PS4 Pro supports 4K UHD. The Xbox One S supports HDR and the One X supports 4K UHD. I imagine the demands of the market for purchasing movies on disc at all will have a greater impact than whether or not people have compatible players in their homes...
  27. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I agree wholeheartedly with Leo on this. Sony could say they also have total backward compatibility so that it's one less feather in Xbox's cap. And like I said earlier, if PS Now is $10/month for access to a few hundred PS4/3/2/etc. games, I don't see a person saying "screw $10/month, I can...
  28. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Honestly, I'm skeptical of Sony having full disc-based BC going back to PS1, but I would imagine that there is still a big enough market for PS Now to exist alongside full BC. The $10/month subscription gets you hundreds of games so allowing someone to play Dark Cloud 2 from the original PS2...
  29. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Russell - PS Now started out as a streaming rental service and I believe some games are still treated that way but there's hundreds of games from PS3 and PS4 that are now in the subscription package. The games that would require specific individual rental fees are predominantly newer games, any...
  30. Morgan Jolley

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Russell - Sony said that all PS4 games will work on PS5, however it would require a lot of engineering work to get any PS3/2/1 games from PSN purchases to natively run on PS5. Additionally, there are potentially some DRM issues with older games that would hinder old PSN games from being put...