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  1. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Looks fantastic. Have to try to maintain perspective that that is an optimized demo. Real games may never reach that level of detail. Still, I cannot deny that I will be in possession of yet another shiny new toy in few months and my wallet will not be thanking me.
  2. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    :lol: I'm pretty well done on my end. No convincing Morgan and he isn't going to convince me that the XBOX is a weak brand just because it was supposedly in third place in sales.
  3. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Do you seriously believe that Nintendo has more liquid capital than either MS or Sony's gaming divisions? I can tell just by the hardware alone that MS expends a shit ton more money on its gaming division than Nintendo does. Add in marketing costs and MS's expenditures in their gaming division...
  4. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Their unit sales are in third place. In terms of recognizability in the market the XBOX brand is equal to PlayStation. If anything, Nintendo's Switch is in third place in terms of branding. Ask the average non-gamer if they have heard of the XBOX and they'll answer that it is Microsoft's game...
  5. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    You made some pretty good counterpoints regarding my reference to console "lines", so I'll just make it more simple. Obviously, the XBOX console is meeting Microsoft's corporate objectives. If it wasn't then they would stop making them. It has nothing to do with being stubborn. While being in...
  6. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The game system is the brand. Nintentdo's Wii U was a failure so Nintendo cut bait and ended the line. They then reinvented the system and rebranded it as "The Switch". I do not consider "The Switch" to be a direct descendant of the WII line of Nintendo consoles. It is a complete new line that...
  7. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I look at the success of a game system from this perspective. If the manufacterer comes out with a new gen of the console then that means from their POV the last one was successful. When the company announces the end of line or fails to release a new generation then that is loudest announcement...
  8. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    True enough. That is why I think that the PS5 will dominate regardless of the final specs of each machine. Sony's PlayStation just has a better and deeper catalog of games than the XBOX, especially the most recent generation. I bought an XBOX One and I cannot even remember the last time I turned...
  9. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The big issue I see with XBox One X is the form factor is awkward and ugly. The thing looks huge. It sure wouldn't fit vertically in any of my racks I know it can be laid down horizontally, but the design looks like its optimal position is vertical . Did I mention that it is f'ing ugly? ;)
  10. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    That makes sense. Like you state, boosting clock speed by increasing voltage is normally how it is done, so dropping frequency based on intensity of the task being done does seem unusual. It may point out a thermal load limitation. On the other hand, dropping frequency on less intensive tasks...
  11. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    In the article, linked to by Sam Posten, Cerny states the exact opposite of what you stated. He said they were going to run at essentially constant power and vary the frequency based on CPU and GPU load.
  12. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I think it is kind of bizarre to go with an odd ball internal storage of 825GB. How hard would it have been to just put in a 1TB SSD?
  13. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Yeah. I could see BC for PS4 games making sense, at least for the first gen of the PS5. BC for PS1, 2 and 3 does not make sense to me, since SONY is running a subscription service, PS Now, for legacy games. If that service is not doing well then what purpose would be served by the expense of...
  14. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I just cannot see BC on the PS5 when Sony is running PS Now for legacy games.
  15. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    At this juncture in time, if playing 4K and 3D discs is the most important function in a player then I wouldn't bother waiting until the PS5 came out. At one time it made sense to buy the PS3 as a blu-ray player because it was pretty well the first BD player on the market, so purchasing it was a...
  16. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I guess I stand corrected on that point then. All of the players I have looked at or bought have that capability. Of course, I always look for that capability in every player that I have considered. I figure the PS5 player will have that capability in its 4K player. If it doesn't then no big...
  17. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    What is to laugh at? Name one 4K BD player that does not support 3D playback.
  18. Edwin-S

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    What are you talking about? Every Blu-ray player to date is able to support 3D playback, including 4K players, even though the format is effectively dead in North America.