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  1. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I've glad everything I care about is backwards compatible. I do want to play TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2 just to check out that amazing circuit on public streets and roads that hosts the Ise of Man race each year, but was going to buy the XB1 version anyways. It's my understanding based...
  2. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    My impression is that Gran Turismo 7 is a ways off.
  3. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Glad the still very high $500 barrier didn't get broken. I really thought one of the two would dare to try for $600.
  4. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    That's the ugliest exterior to a piece of electronics that I've ever seen. That said, if there's plenty of people that feel like Sam does, I suppose Sony did right. But as someone that started out in videogaming with the Atari 2600, it looks like some strange contraption from an alien world to...
  5. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I thought the demo looked great. I thought it had potential to be a real game. Other than the bizarre end where the character takes flight at supersonic speed for a few miles, I could see getting into it. I think it's safe to assume they will be very comparable with their capabilities...
  6. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    At the end of the day I'm glad I just like games. Forza for instance has been excellent with both the mainline series and the arcade Forza Horizon spinoff series. Yet I suppose you're hinting to us that Gran Turismo Sport outsold Forza Motorsport 7 and that Forza thus isn't good enough? While...
  7. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    For Sony's cash and cash equivalents, I found an official figure of 1,470,073,000,000 yen for the fiscal year ending on March 31st 2019. Can't find the figure for the latest fiscal year, but perhaps that report hasn't been released yet...
  8. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    It's a bit harder to locate the figure for Sony, but looks to be approximately 21.89 billion compared to Nintendo's $5.321 billion. So approximately four times the ready cash that Nintendo has on hand. As for attach rates, nobody knows where the Xbox One stands. Microsoft doesn't release that...
  9. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Microsoft has had three iterations of the Xbox. At most you can squeak it out to 4, if you must (Although I personally think it's a stretch to view the Xbox One X as something more than just a souped up revision of the Xbox One). And I've told you this many times before, but you always ignore...
  10. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Microsoft stopped publishing sales figures after the summer of 2014 not because the 360 wasn't selling well, but because the Xbox One was selling poorly. I think we all know the story of how Microsoft fumbled the ball in the months leading up to and immediately after the release of the Xbox...
  11. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Then it wasn't Call of Duty 4 like you said earlier. That wasn't exclusive to the 360 for 12 months. It saw a simultaneous PS3 release. All that was exclusive was map packs for 2-3 weeks. Microsoft stopped reporting sales figures after June 2014. At that time the Xbox 360 officially stood at...
  12. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I do not agree with laying the success of the Xbox 360 on launching in the fall of 2005 instead of 2006. And I most definitely do not agree that a 2 or 3 week period of exclusivity for some trivial map packs played any role whatsoever. As any Xbox 360 fan that was there back in 2006/2007 knows...
  13. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I'm surprised to hear someone say that. To me, the Xbox One and Playstation 4 libraries are incredibly similar. The 3rd party libraries especially are almost 1:1 and look and perform very similarly. The variances mostly come in the 1st and 2nd party releases that represent just a fraction of...
  14. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    After wording the other day that cast doubt on how extensive PS4 coverage would be, Sony has now clarified that "we believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5". Certainly good news, but I hope there's no exceptions I care about. When I buy a PS5 one...
  15. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I wasn't holding my breath for PS3, but I was hoping for the same or at least PS1/PS2 compatibility. Always the chance more will happen in this area going forward, but seems safe to assume it's not part of their launch plans. Not a shocker I'm afraid, but I was always hoping to be pleasantly...
  16. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Sounds like PS4 backwards compatibility will be limited to a degree. They expect to have almost all of the top 100 PS4 games (Ranked by play time) at launch, which is good. But for the hundreds of good games that aren't chart toppers, that promise appears to guarantee that there's going to be...
  17. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I'm unaware of any such announcements for the PS5 or Xbox Series X, but I imagine the September-November time frame. That's a pretty typical period to launch a new console, although spring launches also happen (Which I imagine is the fallback rather than delay for 12 months, if it takes too...
  18. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    The Playstation 4 Pro doesn't support 4k UHD discs. 4k resolution support is limited to the gaming side and presumably some streaming apps (I'm just a slim owner, so can't attest to the latter). The standard Xbox One S supports 4k UHD Blu-Rays.
  19. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    Sounds like PS4 even could if Sony so desired someday. Saw a breakdown a day or two ago of a PS4 laser mechanism and the laser for CD's is actually present after all. They must've wanted to keep that option open for audio CD's and potentially PS1 discs (And certain PS2 titles also were released...
  20. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I wouldn't get too excited about that. The source telling people to hold on to their discs shortly later also teased a bit announcement coming from Sony last Tuesday, leading people to think it involved his alleged backwards compatibility claim. Yet Tuesday came and went with no such news, or...
  21. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I'm not interested in how many people would utilize backwards compatibility. I just know that I sure as heck would. If Sony was to make this compatible with all Playstation discs, if PS1 and PS2 games were rendered in high-definition (And hopefully be region free and with perspective correction...
  22. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I don't believe they'll be emulating the Xbox One or be forced to recompile games, Morgan. I believe the GPU and CPU of Xbox Next can natively handle those instructions as-is. Same story with PS5. Think Wii U style situation. Bigger, beefier hardware. But hardware that can still understand how...
  23. LeoA

    Sony PS5 buyers and owners

    I sadly suspect that backwards compatibility bit is going to end up misleading to a degree. If I were a betting man, Microsoft's claims about support for four generations of Xbox software and their promise of accessory backwards compatibility is going to play out by the system simply being...