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    News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    The PS4 also overtakes the Xbox One in the Amazon pre-order charts.
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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Nobody saw that coming, amirite guys?
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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Historically speaking Microsoft has managed to come under Sony in price. I'm quite surprised about this turnaround but I guess both will still sell pretty well
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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Historically speaking Microsoft has managed to come under Sony in price. I'm quite surprised about this turnaround but I guess both will still sell pretty well
    I'd agree with that assessment. When I was looking for a console I went with the one that was more flexible and, crucially, cheaper. So I bought an XBox360.

    This time around though, if I applied the same criteria, then it'd be Sony that would get my money.

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    I like the integrated power supply - it's a big win in an entertainment unit setup to not have loads of cables and power bricks lying around.

    The month or two before the actual real world release will be a real fight to attract purchasers.

    Despite the now-paid-for-online-multiplayer (which does have other benefits - free games, etc), the PS4 is looking really compelling, whereas the XBone is at best "meh" - especially if you don't live in the US where the TV features make a little more sense than "why?! wtf!?"

    £80 cheaper, better looking, less restrictive with used games (if you care about that), no PRISM integration, built-in PSU, more powerful, targeted at playing games rather than being an everything-box, non-mandatory gaming gimmick (however technically amazing that hardware is), replaceable storage.

    The only XBone pros are more USB ports and for some people, a better controller - but maybe the PS4's controller is better than before.

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    In the next generation's life, I still think it'll be similar to this Gen, with both consoles selling a similar amount of millions of units. I'll end up with both, although probably with a year between purchases. Then when Zelda U comes out I'll end up with a wii u. All this despite me wanting to switch to PC, I just can't help it, I like to play the exclusives.

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Still gunning for Android Console....

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Despite the now-paid-for-online-multiplayer (which does have other benefits - free games, etc), the PS4 is looking really compelling, whereas the XBone is at best "meh" - especially if you don't live in the US where the TV features make a little more sense than "why?! wtf!?"
    Is the PS+ subscription needed for LAN play? Reason I ask is that I've seen some comments that the 'Bone will require XBL subscription for LAN play due to the cloud storage etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    The only XBone pros are more USB ports and for some people, a better controller - but maybe the PS4's controller is better than before.
    I'm one of those "some people" for whom the PS controller is a major minus point. Although I can't help wondering if someone's done a PS3/4 compatible version of the XBox controller. For me at least the ergonomics of the XBox one are much better, and the PS controller also feels god-awful flimsy, (I bought one second hand @Game to pair with one of my Android tablets for a spot of Dead Trigger).

    Of course someone just pointed out that my library of '360 titles are lost causes either way for a next gen console, so the smart money might be on keeping one of the two '360's in the house as a legacy box and replacing the other with a new PS4. Got a Bravia tv in the living room anyway, so maybe the PS4 would work "better" than an XBone anyway.

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Hopefully the cooling is good I hated the way the PS3 sounded like a hairdryer once you started to play games or videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryj1995 View Post
    Hopefully the cooling is good I hated the way the PS3 sounded like a hairdryer once you started to play games or videos
    It's the big problem with endlessly chasing "slim". I'd much prefer a quieter console than a smaller one.

    I'm surprised that they haven't mentioned an SSD model at launch - would be a good way to screw a bit more money out of those customers willing to pay anything for something better.

    I think this generation though, it's all going to be dependent on software and games line-up. We don't know anything about the latter, and the XBone has some odious requirements on the software side, so I'll probably be playing the wait-and-see game for a lot more time yet... and I may well end up with neither.

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft will soon lift the stupid rules they set with secondhand games and the phone home thing and say something like "due to customer feedback"
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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft will soon lift the stupid rules they set with secondhand games and the phone home thing and say something like "due to customer feedback"
    Yeah it wouldn't be a huge surprise - I've no doubt it's the direction they eventually want to go in, but it's probably not worth sacrificing so many sales to Sony for.

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    Both Microsoft and Sony have hordes of fanboys that will buy these things in their droves, so I don't think all the "RIP" stuff is particularly realistic. It does seem like Sony have the upper hand *at the moment*, but if I recall correctly, the PS3 didn't exactly get off to a stellar start yet managed to claw back plenty of ground between then and now. Bit silly to call a 10 year war 'over' before it's even kicked off. A lot can happen in 10 years

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    Re: News - Sony details official PlayStation 4 technical specs

    No rear USB ports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    No rear USB ports?
    Why would you want rear USB ports over front ones?

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