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User avatar #52 - supamonkey (05/22/2013) [-]
How hard is it to fulfil this next-gen console wishlist:

> More powerful, allows better graphics
> Download DLC, updates while I'm playing a game
> Backwards compatibility
> Save/profile transfer to new console
> 2+ TB HDD
> Supports previous gen controllers
> Wireless internet connection I can turn off without turning of the router.
> Not always online

#201 to #52 - anonymous (05/22/2013) [-]
the problem would be the cost of the machine, most likely only hardcore people and some parents would buy them
User avatar #130 to #52 - zramn ONLINE (05/22/2013) [-]
-Check
-Check for PS4
-Do you know what they did to make the Playstation 3 backwards compatible?
THEY PUT A PS2 INSIDE OF IT! That is why it was so heavy, and doing that made the architecture hard to code for. No one could realize its potential because it was lugging around an extra console inside of it! Now we finally get a console that doesn't carry its ancestors bones alongside it, and people complain.
-Both are allowing that.
-Do you know how much that would cost to keep secure? Let alone add to the cost of the console itself?
-That is old coding that could probably be used, but why? They give a controller with the console.
-Go to options, disable Wireless Internet Connections.
-See above.
#303 to #130 - anonymous (05/23/2013) [-]
That hasn't been confirmed for the ps4..... Both are about the same power. Virtually nothing has been confirmed for the ps4
User avatar #86 to #52 - MakeMehASammich ONLINE (05/22/2013) [-]
I think the majority of people who want backwards compatibility don't really understand what that entails.
I can't really speak about the X1 because I have no idea about the specs, in the case of the PS4 backwards compatibility is not possible because of the change in CPU architecture. They're going from a much more difficult to develop CPU (the Cell in the PS3) to a much easier x86-64 architecture. Basically, you have two options then for backwards compatibility: (A) Just add in a secondary cell processor to handle PS3 games, but that would be expensive as **** and drive the cost of the PS4 way up or (B) Emulate the PS3 on your PS4. However, the PS4 is most likely not powerful enough for this, and it would run like **** .

The only reason Nintendo still has backwards compatibility is because they've been sticking with the same goddamn architecture since the Gamecube. This is part of the reason why they've been stagnating in the hardware department; they can't make a more powerful system until the decide to ditch the old architecture.

TL;DR Backwards compatibility is not a realistic option for most consoles
User avatar #67 to #52 - vexaton (05/22/2013) [-]
This is in simple terms, a "Desktop Computer". If they made games for the computer to be used with a controller, like console games, I would ******* do that, but these new consoles are just getting tiresome. At least the Wii is doing something else than Sony and Microsoft by bringing the motion controlls in as the only controllers, but they ****** that up too with the WiiU, by bringing in a controller again!

I don't even like the Wii in the first place. I would much rather prefer to have one platform to play all my games, instead of having to buy new consoles every 3-6 years...
User avatar #53 to #52 - kinglobster (05/22/2013) [-]
you mean the computer ive had for over a year?
#103 to #53 - anonymous (05/22/2013) [-]
You mean (with the exception of 2+ TB HDD, whatever that is) every single computer that can connect to the internet?
User avatar #54 to #53 - supamonkey (05/22/2013) [-]
Pretty much.
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo: If you're reading this, make a PC.
User avatar #59 to #55 - theexo (05/22/2013) [-]
didn't that fail because they figured out the projected price was going to be around 900 dollars?
User avatar #56 to #55 - taintedangel (05/22/2013) [-]
You mean the box that let's your stream the video of the game your playing through the internet on toy your computer so you can play high-end games on a low-end pc?
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