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With how well the PS4 is still selling Sony's not going to stop until it becomes the highest selling console of all time. Or, at the very least, gets much closer to PS2 numbers. News about how good the system is selling and it moving up the charts is good for them and will still be good when the PS5 launches as it gives their brand an image of strength.
I think the chance of that is slim. PS2 was discontinued after a 13 year run, just 3 years before the PS3 was. Will probably beat Gameboy sales, but reaching Nintendo DS or PS2 levels would be difficult. We still have this holiday season to account for but as it stands, it is only two thirds of the way there. I see it ending up as the 3rd best selling console of all time which would be a good success.

I see it being $500 with a $400 option.
 

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It's a bit early to get hyped over a game that has only been seen as a CG trailer. The trailer has a great art style and I love the armor and character designs, but that's about it. There's zero gameplay, they didn't even say if the trailer was "in-engine" or just something made by a CG production house. Trying to make claims of platform superiority over a CG trailer is incredibly dumb.
The trailer says "ACTUAL IN-ENGINE FOOTAGE" in the very first second.

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The trailer says "ACTUAL IN-ENGINE FOOTAGE" in the very first second.

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Thanks. I've watched the trailer a couple times and missed that. Pretty much puts it on par with Senua's Saga. In-Engine/target renders. The final games won't look as good as the engine footage and there is still exactly zero gameplay to get excited over. It is still stupid to claim platform superiority over this.
 

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In-Engine doesn't mean it was rendered in real time during actual final gameplay, so it doesn't really mean anything
 

Armenius

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In-Engine doesn't mean it was rendered in real time during actual final gameplay, so it doesn't really mean anything
Ja, it just means this is what we could do, not what it will do. It's just as bad as the pre-rendered stuff that got Guerilla Games in trouble back in the PlayStation 2 era.
 

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Port of Rumor

Independent confirmation from 2 sources (Brad Sims of Paul Thurrott & Jez Corden of Windows Central)
that Xbox X has a port on the backside for removable/hot swappable storage space

Windows Central speculates that this is CFExpress SSD memory card, which is apparently just "NVME packed inside a plastic case"

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-looks-strange-port-back-xbox-series-x-expandable-storage
Meh. Those cards are really expensive for the sizes they offer.
 

Marees

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Meh. Those cards are really expensive for the sizes they offer.
True.

But stand alone GPU / CPUs are much costlier than what you get inside consoles

What if MS ordered CF express cards in bulk & sold them for a competitive price (should be competitive with NVMe removable storage because the technology appears to be the same )
 

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True.

But stand alone GPU / CPUs are much costlier than what you get inside consoles

What if MS ordered CF express cards in bulk & sold them for a competitive price (should be competitive with NVMe removable storage because the technology appears to be the same )
Havent you seen any of the xbox branded harddrives or usb thumb drives from previous generations? A lot of price markup added to what was standard drives.
 

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Meh. Those cards are really expensive for the sizes they offer.
They are, right now. Here's a thought though: What if both companies are using them? In a few years that could really drive costs down as more people buy them.
 

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I dont have an interest in consoles but X box One X to Xbox Series X? Cmon, that is pretty uninspired and bad. It will get a nickname, that nickname will probably be "the trashcan."
 

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Havent you seen any of the xbox branded harddrives or usb thumb drives from previous generations? A lot of price markup added to what was standard drives.
Samsung thunderbolt NVMe SSDs are available at $350 per tb

Non thunderbolt versions from other brands are available at half the price, ~ $175 per tb

I am guessing if MS sell their own brander CF express NVMe cards, it might be $200 to $250 per tb

Maybe they might bundle a 2tb or 1tb cards at discounted price with a new console !?

https://beebom.com/best-external-ssd/
 

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Samsung thunderbolt NVMe SSDs are available at $350 per tb

Non thunderbolt versions from other brands are available at half the price, ~ $175 per tb

I am guessing if MS sell their own brander CF express NVMe cards, it might be $200 to $250 per tb

Maybe they might bundle a 2tb or 1tb cards at discounted price with a new console !?

https://beebom.com/best-external-ssd/
Would not be worth it considering what a 1TB or 2TB Sata drive costs today. Add an enclosure and that is that.
 

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At this stage they are updating these things so regularly they should just call it the XBox 2020 edition, as for the design I like it. I don't have a cabinet that this would be in, it would sit on the floor opposite the sub would add some symmetry to the living room setup.
 

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Would not be worth it considering what a 1TB or 2TB Sata drive costs today. Add an enclosure and that is that.
Windows Central source mentioned CF express

Windows Central speculates that this is CFExpress SSD memory card, which is apparently just "NVME packed inside a plastic case"

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-looks-strange-port-back-xbox-series-x-expandable-storage
Apparently CF express is based on NVMe & PCI express protocols

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFexpress#Compatible_devices
 
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I assume they were using large Smart speakers like a Sonos as an indication as to what is a mainstream form factor these days. I doubt most people even have a receiver anymore (even in a packed Best Buy I don't see anyone even look at them), so the old stereo shelf design may not make sense to the average person in a focus group.

So I guess its trendy to have some monolith tower shaped thing in a living room, but I hate it.
 

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I assume they were using large Smart speakers like a Sonos as an indication as to what is a mainstream form factor these days. I doubt most people even have a receiver anymore (even in a packed Best Buy I don't see anyone even look at them), so the old stereo shelf design may not make sense to the average person in a focus group.

So I guess its trendy to have some monolith tower shaped thing in a living room, but I hate it.
Even if they did do the 'receiver form factor?' they would still do something dumb like the usb port on the left side of the xbox one lol
 

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Port of Rumor

Independent confirmation from 2 sources (Brad Sims of Paul Thurrott & Jez Corden of Windows Central)
that Xbox X has a port on the backside for removable/hot swappable storage space

Windows Central speculates that this is CFExpress SSD memory card, which is apparently just "NVME packed inside a plastic case"

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-looks-strange-port-back-xbox-series-x-expandable-storage

If a future Xbox implements usb4, then, since thunderbolt comes inbuilt as part of the usb4 standard, it should be possible to plug in a series of thunderbolt CF express readers, daisy chained as below

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https://www.anandtech.com/show/15502/sonnet-introduces-cfexpress-and-xqd-pro-card-reader-with-thunderbolt-3

Given the size with which game downloads are increasing in size, I can easily visualize a future in which serious console gamers have a rack of these CF express readers to access multiple installed games across multiple CF express cartridges
 

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If a future Xbox implements usb4, then, since thunderbolt comes inbuilt as part of the usb4 standard, it should be possible to plug in a series of thunderbolt CF express readers, daisy chained as below

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https://www.anandtech.com/show/15502/sonnet-introduces-cfexpress-and-xqd-pro-card-reader-with-thunderbolt-3

Given the size with which game downloads are increasing in size, I can easily visualize a future in which serious console gamers have a rack of these CF express readers to access multiple installed games across multiple CF express cartridges
That is not happening. At worse you would just pop one out and insert a empty one. Swap them depending on what games are on what. It makes me worried about the leaked Sony cart patent from a couple months ago. That looks like a proprietory removable storage solution. While CF cards aren't proprietory they are expensive still for the sizes they offer.
 

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They are, right now. Here's a thought though: What if both companies are using them? In a few years that could really drive costs down as more people buy them.
That's a nice thought, but 1TB SDXC cards are still around $400 US about 3 years after the release of the Switch with 43 million consoles sold.
 

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Even if they did do the 'receiver form factor?' they would still do something dumb like the usb port on the left side of the xbox one lol
How does shit like that get through the design stage. It just proves the people designing these things are morons.
Also I really hope everyone makes more shiny consoles (looking at your ps3 and xbone) so I can wipe noticeable dust off the shiny consoles. I don’t have to wipe down the 360 or my white ps4 though cause they don’t have a shiny surface.
 

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Port of Rumor

Independent confirmation from 2 sources (Brad Sims of Paul Thurrott & Jez Corden of Windows Central)
that Xbox X has a port on the backside for removable/hot swappable storage space

Windows Central speculates that this is CFExpress SSD memory card, which is apparently just "NVME packed inside a plastic case"

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-looks-strange-port-back-xbox-series-x-expandable-storage
for the price Microsoft wants for any sort of hard drive expansion it is going to be a million dollars for anything over a terabyte
 

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How does shit like that get through the design stage. It just proves the people designing these things are morons.
Also I really hope everyone makes more shiny consoles (looking at your ps3 and xbone) so I can wipe noticeable dust off the shiny consoles. I don’t have to wipe down the 360 or my white ps4 though cause they don’t have a shiny surface.
Because they likely lay it on a conference room table and have everyone look at it. "ooo that is great, off the the side out of the way of the controller usb ports!"

Agree, i like textured as well.
 
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