Assuming it's all true, boys, say bye bye to Sony then.
The company is bleeding money like no tomorrow. Worst than Nokia and AMD. They can't afford another 500$ console. The problem with the PS3, is that while it is selling, people are buying it for the Blu-ray part not the games. So Sony is loosing a lot of money. Teh PS Vita isn't doing well as well. It's way to pricey, and they still lose money. And people dont' buy a lot of games, due to lack of quality content for it. If SOny was smart this is what they should have done:
1- Replicate the WiiU specs.
2- Every penny saved by not having the gamepad, could be transferred onto getting a better CPU, and hint faster GPU (the GPU will automatically be much faster, as the console will have to render on only 1 screen, and not 2). Now, they'll have a 350$ console, that beats the WiiU in all aspects in terms of performance and graphics. You are done. Plus, you can push the PS Vista as a gamepad alternative fully, to compete with XBox SmartGlass, and WiiU
Microsoft is going all Kinect and Media Center on the next XBox. So expect most of the money to be on set on PVR like features, and Kinect system. The console will be better of course than the WiiU in term of performance as, like the PS4, even the one I suggest they do, as they can get better hardware 1-2 years from now, and also they can afford to lose money as Microsoft makes massive amount of money with their subscription online multi-player service
Nv GPU Pro
- Automate your graphic card overclock base on what you run, reduce power and noise. Designed for Laptops and Desktops. Filled with features.
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