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#46 moloko

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:41

How can you not lower the price. I never bought one before but I would of if it hit 200$ for the system and a game. Throw 2 controllers in there now. I know Sony is having problems with loss of money..but now they will not get mine. Maybe christmas time will bring those price cuts.

Milk what?

Its common in electronics world to take something, make it cheaper to produce, smaller, quieter, use less power....

Works out well for those that wait to buy something this late in the game, they get the "best" version of the console with a massive back catalogue of cheap games.


Also to sell it cheaper.

Why don't they take their time and make them this small from the start? Instead of rushing out the fat ones and later streamlining them.


Again that not how it works. New processes and better hardware comes out. Can make changes farther down the line. You dont NEED to buy this if you already have one. It plays the same games but no backward capability. If anything it is smart by the company. Cheaper for them to make than the older ones. But still I see no need to RAISE the price.


#47 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:24

the Wii U has 50 games for launch window first and many many 3rd party games as all developers are on board and have had nothing but praise the Wii U hardware and the power it has over the current system . and even if the next gen sony and MS consolkes come out with let say DX11 quality graphics and slightly more Vram or somthing and the same type of controils so what because the Wii U has enough more then enough innovation with the Wii U ggamepad they will still be able to produce a better version of the same game all while just giving sony and MS a slightly better looking game just nothing else more added

Noticed how big the 'launch window' is? 6 freaking months, that's a pretty big 'window'.

Developers are on board because the Wii U is a bit faster than the current generation of consoles which means its easier to port their CURRENT games to the system.

Slightly better looking game? Do you really think people are going to pay $400-500 for a next generation console if it is such a small leap like the Wii U is over current gen consoles. Like the Wii was the Wii U is going to be left in the dust and won't have the power to run the latest games, developers arent going to spend time and money making a special version of their game for the Wii U?

The motion controls, while innovative, didn't get the Wii any of this generations big AAA games, having a gimmicky tablet isn't going to be enough if the power/graphics quality are of a significant leap of the next generation.

#48 notuptome2004

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:21

Noticed how big the 'launch window' is? 6 freaking months, that's a pretty big 'window'.

Developers are on board because the Wii U is a bit faster than the current generation of consoles which means its easier to port their CURRENT games to the system.

Slightly better looking game? Do you really think people are going to pay $400-500 for a next generation console if it is such a small leap like the Wii U is over current gen consoles. Like the Wii was the Wii U is going to be left in the dust and won't have the power to run the latest games, developers arent going to spend time and money making a special version of their game for the Wii U?

The motion controls, while innovative, didn't get the Wii any of this generations big AAA games, having a gimmicky tablet isn't going to be enough if the power/graphics quality are of a significant leap of the next generation.




A Bit faster Try alot faster there is a huge differences between a Power 4/5 CPU in the 360 and a Power 7 CPu in the Wii U and a big difference between what could be considered an X1900 series card in the 360 and the 4870/90 in the Wii U



So i am sorry bot a Bit faster but a heck of a whole lot faster oh and the Wii U is $299 and $349 that well for storage you can connect 4x 3TB HDDs to to expand the storage if you wish so dont know where ya got $400 -$500 shows what you know





The Wii U Gamepad is not a Tablet and while it can do some things a Tablet could do or does it is tied to the Wii U console itself as the Wii u GP does not have its own processing power and or graphics power everything is rendered by the Wii U console both the GP and console render on the big screen and small screen @ 60FPS as developer have siad or there abouts the current consoles could not do a darn thing close to near what the Wii U does Wii U streams or can stream 2 of the same feeds to the GP or 2 entirely separate things interdependently

While your playing a game on the big screen with the Wii U pro controller someone can be watching netlflix on the GP or surfing the web or playing a Virtual console game or something all of this requires allot of power

#49 vincent

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:25

*Fires up his Dreamcast*

#50 roadwarrior

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 14:51

It was on the main front page article 17 hours ago!
http://www.neowin.ne...ion-3-announced

Considering how fast stuff gets pushed off of the front page, some days you could miss something after an hour or two!

#51 soniqstylz

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 00:02

Yeah I'm not getting it, more than happy with my fat slim.


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#52 Kreuger

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 15:29

They didn't intentionally make it big just so they can bring out smaller ones in the future, they were in a race against Microsoft to bring out the next generation of console first so they were limited by how much time they could put into it, but realistically the manufacturing tech that was available at the time I don't see it being much smaller.

And look at what happened to them for rushing out their console. If they took their time and used quality parts, the RROD of death would've been unheard of, at least at the numbers it was.

To you guys who answered my last post, call me jaded but somehow I think it's more just a money making scheme than it is waiting on new technologies and shrinking dies. Have we not already got 45nm CPUs for desktops and laptops? I call shenanigans.

How can you not lower the price. I never bought one before but I would of if it hit 200$ for the system and a game. Throw 2 controllers in there now. I know Sony is having problems with loss of money..but now they will not get mine. Maybe christmas time will bring those price cuts.

Not sure where you live but here in Canada, Walmart had a sale that included the 160GB PS3 plus all 3 Uncharted games and a controller for $200. I picked one up to replace the fat one I had that died. I've since sold all 3 games since I had no interest in them. I'm also intending to sell the hard drive since the 320GB I had from my old one still works (I just had to format it which made me livid because I lost hundreds of hours of gameplay). So mine has actually cost me less but that's beside the point.

#53 Fish

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 20:07

To you guys who answered my last post, call me jaded but somehow I think it's more just a money making scheme than it is waiting on new technologies and shrinking dies. Have we not already got 45nm CPUs for desktops and laptops? I call shenanigans.

To an extent, you're right, it is a money making scheme, but only in a similar way to how car manufacturers release newer models of the same car every few years.

That said though, in this case it is true that advances in technology and manufacturing have enabled Sony to build a smaller, more efficient console. That kind of thing takes years to develop. If Sony could of released this version of PS3 originally they probably would of, but at the time it was simply not possible.



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