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Submitted by 32froshes 523d ago | opinion piece

Does It Matter That We Haven’t Actually Seen The PS4 Yet?

Sony gave its fans a fair helping of details on their upcoming console, but they never actually showed off the console itself. And this is a problem for some people. The thing is, it really shouldn’t be. (PS4, Sony)

RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   523d ago
to answer the simple question: "no.. no it doesn't."
mushroomwig  +   523d ago
Exactly, I don't know why this is even an issue. If Sony had revealed everything we'd end up with articles with the headlines "Does Sony have anything left for E3?" or "Should Sony have waited?".

They just can't win.
cervantes99  +   523d ago
So True!

The system could spit out $20 bills and Haters would still hate because they were not $100 bills.

I'm reading mostly positive thoughts online and the ones that aren't are because of no hardware BC. So my suggestion is if BC is such a sticking point for them then play the PS3 until they are tired of it and then move to next gen. Because lets face it, these people were never going to upgrade anyways.
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s8anicslayer  +   523d ago
I'm sure they are still working on the final design, I hope that the PS4 is imaged a bit like a high end gaming rig instead with squared edges instead of rounded.
Gamer1982  +   523d ago
Nope but it does matter if its out this holiday in Europe! I don't want to preorder just yet if we are gonna get screwed over and get it in March again otherwise if thats so I'll import..
bullymangLer  +   523d ago
yes it doesn't
farhad2k8  +   523d ago
I'm actually glad they didn't, my friends on the other hand.. they didn't enjoy the show too much.
The way I see it, E3 is just a few months away and I'm super excited! It gives them a chance to blow the show out of the water!
Bumpmapping  +   523d ago
There's a time and place for everything.
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sincitysir1  +   523d ago
yeah who cares. hopefully it does look sexy though!
mrbojingles  +   523d ago
I'd very much like to see how they fit 16 512MB GDDR5 RAM sticks into a respectable looking box.
Ripsta7th  +   523d ago
Yeah whats the deal with that? I heard GDDR5 ram goes only on sticks? So they gotta like combine 16 512mbs or why cant they just make the chip be like 8gb together?
mrbojingles  +   523d ago
I don't think anyone manufactures anything over 512MB sticks, so unless they got an exclusive 8GB stick it would require 16 sticks. That's going to take up a lot of space.

Even then, if they got an 8GB stick that will cost even more
Ripsta7th  +   523d ago
Oh alrite thanks man , i just wasnt sure how all of that workd out. So they are distributed in sticks of 512Mb, thats interesting
HammadTheBeast  +   523d ago
I don't know, Macs manage to do something similar.

Edit: Both

Imacs also require a bunch of other extra stuff including speakers, keyboard (macbooks), the screen itself and the cameras/mic.
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mrbojingles  +   523d ago
MacBooks or iMacs? If iMacs then I'd say they have a lot more space than what people expect the PS4 to have.
BitbyDeath  +   523d ago
2 hour conference not enough?
I thought it'd only be 1 hour so don't know why people are complaining, plenty of info was revealed.
Sketchy_Galore  +   523d ago
The pre-show stuff I watched was mostly people complaining that they expected Sony just to come out, show us the plastic case of the console then maybe just maybe show a super fast montage of snippets of game teases then that would be the end of the show.

The post-show stuff was mostly people complaining that they showed us everything but the plastic game casing.

.....sigh.
thebudgetgamer  +   523d ago
Nope.
Megaton  +   523d ago
It's just a hunk of metal and plastic. The design of a console has never even remotely been a deciding factor for me. It's not art I'm hanging on my wall. It's a block of tech that sits under my TV and never moves again until it breaks or I upgrade.
bunfighterii  +   523d ago
No. Its the content and capabilities that matter- now what they're housed in.
Ripsta7th  +   523d ago
Thats being left for E3 so it compete directly with the nextbox. Both will probably reveal their consoles the same day
MattyG  +   523d ago
Nope. A plastic case means nothing, it's what's inside. And they showed us that, so I don't see an issue.
Studio-YaMi  +   523d ago
That's exactly the right way to look at it. :)
smashcrashbash  +   523d ago
Still several months and game conferences to show the casing but that is all it is. The casing.The plastic case that all the stuff already announced will be housed in or plugged into
josephayal  +   523d ago
E3 is going to be insane this year
Jek_Porkins  +   523d ago
I'll repeat some things I heard when we only saw the Wii U controller and no console. I think we needed to see the console, when you go buy a car, you don't look at the specs on paper and say "I'll take it!".

If Microsoft had done that, everyone on this site would be all over them, but since Sony did it, it's perfectly okay? I was disappointed not to see the design. I thought Sony did a good job with the conference, they decided not to give people much to hate on.

They didn't talk about a lot of things that people could have potentially construed as negative, such as design and online service plan and cost.

I just hope if Microsoft decides to do a show before E3 that they show the thing off.
MattyG  +   523d ago
You can't compare a console to a car, they're apples and oranges.
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Jek_Porkins  +   523d ago
Bottom line is, I'm not going to put money down on something without seeing it first. I'm also not going to commit to buying something that has absolutely no price tag.

I don't think I'm crazy for thinking that way.
MattyG  +   523d ago
I see your point, but I just don't think the consoles putter design should hold a lot of weight when it comes to a purchase, its about what it does.
trenso1  +   523d ago
no it doesn't matter but im sure if microsoft had done the same thing everyone would be like "of course they didn't show the console why would they show everything off at once?" but for sony its "wtf why didnt they show us console?"
Gamer-40  +   523d ago
No GT6...little disappointed:(
I hope this year for E3.
Bobby Kotex  +   523d ago
NO it does NOT matter, but I noticed it's one of the few table scrap talking point haters actually have to run on. Any honest gamer would say that was an good conference that raised the bar. Microsoft better bring their A-game.
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Studio-YaMi  +   523d ago
Some people are trying to compare this to what Nintendo did with the Wii U,they forgot that the Wii U was announced and showcased at "E3" with not so many interesting games,only the controller was shown and fanboys mocked it for being an Ipad or smart tablet look alike.

I have one btw,still waiting for Nintendo's firs party games & exclusives,but just stating the differences between the two cases here.
SolidDuck  +   523d ago
No, as long as it does the things they said it will, with those specs and plays killer games, then no. Sure I'd like it to look badass, but it could be shaped like a horse, and u slide discs in its ass, as long as it has games and killer features who cares.
SolidDuck  +   523d ago
Plus it's not like they won't show it before it launches, prob at e3.
Chaoslegion8  +   523d ago
We know its real, that's all we need for now. I'm sure we will see it at E3 being presented by ken and or kaz hirai demonstrating how the games will control with the new dual shock 4 controller.

Seriously though all these sites that used the conference to bad mouth Sony on what they didn't do right or they should've said this just need to STFU! If I'm Sony there's no way I'm gonna give up all the goods right away. U have to leave something to the imagination I believe. Leave the audience wanting more after they've been hooked. We know the system is a beast, we already for the most of us probably have our favorite launch game picked out.

And now we wait..
SpinalRemains138  +   523d ago
Agreed 100% w/ SONY.

As to whether I dont care for aesthetics because of my age or just because I'm practical, I'm not sure, but I have always been the type to not care if my device resembles a turd, as long as it performs flawlessly and reliably.

What the device actually looks like, really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Maybe to some, but it shouldn't be any sort of deciding factor.
Bathyj  +   523d ago
It could look like a shoe box for all I care, we found out nearly everything that was important including the massive revelation of the 8gb of GDDR5. 2 days ago we didnt know anything for sure.

Seriously, people just need something to whine about and this is the new thing.

I can remember all the carry on about the DS3's built in battery and how they would fail and catch fire and Sony would force you to buy a new one. What a non issue that turned out to be and the first time your batteries on another console go flat in the middle of a gaming session and you have no spares you'll be wishing it was built in.

The PS4's announcement was almost overwhelmingly positive and the fact they didnt see a plastic box is about the only thing the desperate haters can latch onto.

Plus theres no reason why Sony should show all their cards when MS hasnt even come to the table yet. If they had people would be then complaining about information overload and that they saved nothing for E3.
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vividi  +   523d ago
No, that is the least important thing, I want the games , killzone OMFG!!!!
Williamson  +   523d ago
No people just trying to find a way to bash Sony.
Plagasx  +   523d ago
It's okay. Leave some of the surprise for E3 :)
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   523d ago
I play what goes into the console, not how the console looks!

But PS3 is a sign that the PS4 definatley will be gorgeous!
blackblades  +   523d ago
It's not about how the consoles looks it's about the games and what they can do, if you thinking about the wrong thing thing your moron.

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