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Rumour: PS5 Redesign to Feature Detachable Disc Drive

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34 minutes ago, TJ_Solo said:

 

that is an old generalization that applies to Sony and Xbox but not Nintendo.

Well they charged us some markup for all the components in the consoles. That's how the business of retail works. You don't get parts at wholesale or discount as a retail consumer. By the time you can buy something, it has been marked up several times. Nothing to put Sony to the fire for when no company is selling you items for what it cost them to acquire or assemble.

I'm putting Sony in the fire because we're talking about Sony. But rest assured I hold everyone accountable for these kinds of business practices. 

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On September 19, 2022 at 7:07 PM, Raidou Kuzunoha XIV said:

My main concern with this - again, going on the assumption it's real - is if they're planning to slowly phase out disc drives entirely eventually, maybe with the last revision to the PS5 if it ever gets a third redesign like the PS3 did, or with the PS6. At that point, I'll likely be checking out of modern (or at least console) gaming - I simply don't trust digital enough, especially not on consoles, to commit to full digital. The whole (temporary, but still) issue with digital PS3 and Vita games "expiring" earlier this year was another nail in that coffin for me.

 

Well where are you going to go though? Microsoft's pretty much in the same boat as Sony. Smartphone/Tablet gaming is all digital. PC gaming has been well ahead of consoles on this trend of phasing out physical media. They even sell pcs and laptops with no optical drives nowadays. 

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44 minutes ago, RotatingCube said:

PC gaming has been well ahead of consoles on this trend of phasing out physical media. They even sell pcs and laptops with no optical drives nowadays. 

Imho that's mostly just a result of lack of popularization of bluray drives in pcs/laptops and the amount of dvd disks was getting ridiculous eg. GTA 5 was on seven discs and given the sizes now we would be at 10+ dvds, which was probably getting more and more expensive to produce comparing to single disc bluray "edition". And every game had to be register on steam/somewhere else as everyone believed it would finish pirating so why wasting money on manufacturing boxes if the game requires steam anyways.

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17 hours ago, RotatingCube said:

 

Well where are you going to go though? Microsoft's pretty much in the same boat as Sony. Smartphone/Tablet gaming is all digital. PC gaming has been well ahead of consoles on this trend of phasing out physical media. They even sell pcs and laptops with no optical drives nowadays. 

 

As I said, I'd be checking out of modern gaming. I kinda wrote that with the implication that ALL consoles would be digital only at that point, not just PlayStation, though maybe I should have stated as much. I may buy/build a gaming PC and get a few games on there if there's anything I REALLY want, since I generally trust digital on PC more (especially with storefronts that essentially just give you an exe for the game you purchase so you can back it up yourself), but I have such a massive backlog currently anyway, I'll probably be set for the rest of my life if I stopped buying new games right of this moment. The main issue would of course be if my consoles would last that long.

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19 hours ago, Viper said:

I'm putting Sony in the fire because we're talking about Sony. But rest assured I hold everyone accountable for these kinds of business practices. 

 

and I am saying the pyre you are throwing them in is one that applies to every product in your life. Which makes the matter of marking up something then selling it to you as a normal thing. You normal have to be really angered about going to store buying anything. Like your face is always scrunched up as you pick up and part items into your shopping cart. 

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People have really been shitting on this idea on gamefaqs, but...I think it's a good one?

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2 hours ago, TJ_Solo said:

 

and I am saying the pyre you are throwing them in is one that applies to every product in your life. Which makes the matter of marking up something then selling it to you as a normal thing. You normal have to be really angered about going to store buying anything. Like your face is always scrunched up as you pick up and part items into your shopping cart. 

I understand how life works...I'm telling you that it doesn't HAVE to be this way just because a bunch of rich dicks in suits tell us is has to be this way. That's the problem with the world now...other people dictate how things are, they manipulate us every step of the way and people just shrug their shoulders and say "oh well, guess I need to accept it". Just because a bunch of shady businesses tell us this is how mark up works...doesn't make it right, it's "normal" because people accept it as such. In this situation, Sony didn't HAVE to charge us $100 for the disc PS5, they did it because they can and because they knew people would pay it regardless. 

Your average consumer doesn't care because they don't even know something is wrong. 

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Shoulda done something like this from the beginning, maybe a detachable disc player the PS5 could sit on.

Maybe couldve even have a more powerful PS5, buy stacking them together.

Might takes a few years to be able to get a couple PS5 to stack but at least the option is there from the beginning..

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