Did Sony just beat around the Bush for a whole Hour just to say PS5 is weaker than XSX?

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Wordstar

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hi people,

I just want to ask you on your opinion on this matter.

It seemed to me that sony tried to somehow get through the the presentation as smooth as possible without pulling to much attention to the fact that PS5 is 2 TF weaker then XSX.
Is it just me or could i be right?

They had to get that information out somehow. So thats why they chose to put it out in a boring as hell presentation so that it would somehow get lost in the messaging.

Anyone?

Edit: I know that it was pesented as a GDC panel... Still putting some thought into the Topic wont hurt.
 

Shudouken

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Jun 19, 2019
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Nope, it was a GDC talk they couldn't do because you know why.

As a CS grad, I thought it was highly interesting.
 

SgtCobra

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Oct 25, 2017
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No, it was a presentation mainly directed at devs to inform them about the console's architecture.
What it was not was a console reveal for your average Joe. That one is coming later this year (Soony).
 

cmdrshepard

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Oct 30, 2017
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Terrible take. Sony was always going to do this conference as it was regardless of what Xbox was doing. Also while Sony's machine is weaker on raw power, it does have an SSD advantage that i think first party games will take full advantage of.
 

Soulflarz

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Oct 25, 2017
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No it was a really interesting GDC talk that everyone mistook for an e3 press conference.
 

Walken

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Nov 25, 2019
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No but they did spend most of their time focusing on the SSD and 3D audio because those are their bullet points. Of course they will talk about their strengths and just like magic now on the forums that's what they want their main supporters to talk about.
 

Yuntu

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Nov 7, 2019
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It was their GDC presentation. Not some exciting announcement stream.

While I do think they didn't set expectations correctly nothing in that presentation was beating around the bush, it just wasn't meant as some hype thing. And it also wasn't a reaction to what MS did, these things get planned way ahead.

I hate next gen news cycles.
 

Dr Pears

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Sep 9, 2018
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This gonna be locked, but in 1 hour of super informative talk about graphics, memory, audio, etc for developers, only the Teraflop number mattered?
 

DireRaven

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Oct 27, 2017
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no, not at all.. yes it was a dry, fairly uneventful presentation, but no they didn't beat around the bush.. clearly they don't have the TFlop to counter the xbx argument, so they talked about their strengths, which are many and varied.

If the warriors want to stop measuring their dick sizes, well that's not going to happen. Let the games decide which system is preferred by which gamer, not I must have this one because it's XXX better than yours...
 

vivftp

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Oct 29, 2017
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It was a GDC talk that they decided to share with the public. It was not designed for the public like a normal show, or even MS's spec unveil of the XSX a couple days earlier.
 

MatrixMan.exe

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Oct 25, 2017
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OP, do you even know what a TF is and what 9, 10, even 12 TF means in the context of console performance?

I'm guessing no, because otherwise this thread wouldn't exist. Awful take.
 

Raide

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Oct 31, 2017
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I think they wanted to spend more time going through more details of the system but the current climate we are in, forced them to scramble a little bit and do what they could. Near to e3 will be a much better showing of what they have.
 

Nostradamus

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Oct 28, 2017
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It was a presentation for developers so it had to be long and technical. Also, I don’t see how PS5 is obviously weaker (other than the raw TF number) when so many other subsystems appear to be stronger.
 
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