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They suggested a potentially different path to Sony, and poorer game preservation as a result.
Honestly, I don't mind a digital-only device - I do play mostly on PC after all. I just think that one paired with Microsoft's way of handling expandable storage is a bad idea. Like, just imagine how expensive that would get with 1TB costing around 150 USD and the current sizes for AAA titles.
I honestly don't understand when ppl buy digitally over physical on launch when the game is the same price. With physical, you actually own the game, its not a prolonged rent. Plus with single player games costing over £60, its nice to know you can recuperate costs after completion. Ppl that buy all digital are either lazy or not very savvy when it comes to expenses.
Many positives for digital. So for example EA Sports FC 24 is a game I put 200 plus hours in and will be playing off and on for a year until 25 releases. For me it was actually cheaper getting digital. Cheapest I could find on disc was £62. On PSN it was £65 I went to shopto.net and bought £65 worth of PSN credit for £58. Another reason I buy a fair few games digitally is game sharing with my partner. She likes call of duty I also enjoy cod but get board of it right away. Again it's another £65 game that costs us £58. Since we are going half each it actually cost us £29 each. That's much better than paying £60+ for a disc copy each. The likes of say Spiderman and god of war if it's single player only. I'll get on disc. As once I'm fully done with it. If my partner wants to play it she can. If not I can sell and get some money back for the next game.
It depends a lot on what game and what region you were in. For example, where I live we don't really get all the games officially launched for PS5 in physical format. This means that we often have to buy the American or European versions of the game, but that comes with an annoyance because of how PSN deals with DLC. Another issue is the market up that those games that don't get an official release end up getting on physical. For example, Koei Tecmo stuff tends to be between 10% to 20% more expensive on physical and if you buy it from an internet store (Amazon and the likes) you normally don't know which version of the game you will get. That also basically murders the second-hand market. Because again as people pay extra for the physical version, they have a tendency to charge extra as well. So it's not uncommon to find second-hand games at a similar price as the digital versions, do they sell? Probably not, but that doesn't stop people from listing them. However, there are obvious exceptions. Sony-published titles have a tendency to be a bit cheaper in physical media during launch. Spider-Man 2 for example can be pre-ordered on Amazon right now for 15% less than the digital version. So in summary it's all a big fat "it depends".
Game share, if you have someone to share with it can save a chunk of money.
According to a recent hands-on by CNET, the PlayStation Portal battery life is expected to last between seven to nine hours.
7 to 9 hours is solid! :)
That's really good actually, better than my phone and my 10' tablet just watching YouTube or Twitch.
oh wow, i expected it to be way less. nice, cant wait :)
Given this is just a streaming device, that's pretty low compared to my cell. But I guess most gaming sessions are shorter than that.
Try streaming games to your mobile phone for that long and see how it goes I think you'll find with a decent screen brightness most phones would only get 3 to 6 hours max. My fold 3 would only go about 3 hours tbh
Most.phones wouldn't even do 3 hours imo, I used 12% in about 20mins using remote play while letting my nephew and niece play "Peppa pig and paw patrol. I imagine it's even less playing a more gfx intensive game.
A mobile last about 2 hours when playing a console game, plus it feels like it's gonna melt in you're hand.
Pretty similar to the Abxylute, but far lower than the Logitech G-Cloud battery life. But given Sony's recent track record, it's really good and depending on how the battery is accommodated inside of it we might have another Wii U Gamepad situation where a newer, larger battery can be used.
Kinda feels like the best case scenario tbh. Everyone should be pretty happy with that.
7-9 is great...but i bet that means its really 3-4 with the brightness up and headphones connected...
When I watch shows on my phone in bed I turn the brightness down all the way and that’s where I’ll probably play this the most. On the couch it will probably be on medium settings. The only time I use any device on max brightness is outside but I don’t use devices outside very often besides making phone calls so I don’t think max brightness should be an issue.
This article is based on the reveal coverage on 8/23/23 and should not be taken as new information. CNET stated back then that no definitive battery life was given but Sony is targeting something similar to the DualSense controller's, which is typically around seven to nine hours.
It's streaming so it isn't using high-powered hardware. 7-9 hours is probably fine for most people, though I do wonder how the battery holds up with the brightness and stuff cranked up.
Looking really good, just wish it had an OLED though
Thinking about getting one for work, lots of downtime for me. Nice it lasts about 8 hours, or a day of work too 😂
Why do I have a feeling this shit is gonna sell really really well.. for all the bad mouthing and bad press it got I can see everyone having it just lying around somewhere
Just like when people said Dualsense Edge was too expensive, yet it’s selling well. You can never 100% always listen to what the Internet says. Sometimes what people say on the Internet is different from what people in the real word think.
Sony knows this stuff is niche and set targets that align like psvr Sony knew they would only sell maybe 4m units and they were not disappointed
I can see it selling well IF the homebrewing community get around it and turn it into a emulation device that allows you to play everything's down from n64 and PS1 era and hopefully works with PS2 but I doubt it would be able to. Along with remote streaming to all services like ge force now, xcloud and ofcourse PS remote play. This seems likely as it runs Android under the hood based on all the leaked screenshots showing native android interface on the device If it can do that it will be highly desirable in the retro handheld scene which is booming right now.
The criticism around it is that it doesn't do anything new and is basic just doing what you can already do with a phone, a tablet or another more complete streaming handheld. Hell, there is even already a handheld in the market also called Portal (made by Pymax) that can do the same and more. However, that doesn't mean that it doesn't have a public. The reality is that just like consoles themselves, there is a public for more streamlined experiences and the average Joe probably doesn't even know that he likely already has a device that does the same. Now what I'm really curious about is not the number of units sold, but rather the margins of each one. Because what we know so far points to such a basic device that it would not surprise me if it's being sold for double or more its manufacturing costs. Which would be a much larger win for Sony than anything else.
That'll do me. My average session is between 1-2 hours so at least I'll get a few hours before it needs recharging.