Ps4, Disappointed no console shown?

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#1 Posted by PhilipDuck (567 posts) -

Anyone else feel as though this left a bitter taste at the end to a great presentation overall?

#2 Posted by BisonHero (6789 posts) -

I really don't care what the physical console looks like. Nintendo (with the WiiU) and Sony (with the PS4) realized that all that you really need to show off is the differences in the controller.

#3 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Not in the slightest. They made their conference about games. Microsoft's will be about netflix or some bullshit.

I'm currently siding with sony, we'll see how that changes.

#4 Posted by Andorski (5351 posts) -

Nah. It's gonna be an E3 reveal, and I don't care what it looks like unless it's butt ugly like the current PS3.

#5 Posted by alternate (2719 posts) -

I don't really care what the box looks like. Just goes under the TV. I will be happy if it has a flat top to stack other things on.

They are either saving it for E3 or maybe the design isn't 100% locked down yet.

#6 Posted by mellotronrules (1230 posts) -

i really couldn't care less. frankly the controller and games are more important than a box with wires.

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13254 posts) -

Who fuckin' cares what the box looks like. All that matters is what's inside it, and what games it can play.

#8 Posted by Demoskinos (15092 posts) -

Nope. Who cares what the box looks like? What is in it and what it does is WAY more important.

#9 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2029 posts) -

I do not care, since everything else seemed really fucking cool. It's a bit, as Ryan is saying right now, pie in the sky but if it can hit these notes then that is awesome.

#10 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

Nope, they have to save something for E3 of course. I think everything was very well done, great explanation of specs up front and then a good amount of games and demos. E3 they will show more specs/psn stuff and then a ton more games which will hopefully include Last Guardian.

#11 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

People complaining that they didn’t show the PS4 hardware: it will probably be a black rectangle.

#12 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1189 posts) -

The form factor doesn't really matter to me. The controller they showed looked okay and the specs are obviously final at this point. They even showed an interface that's presumably final. Whether they're waiting for another conference to reveal the actual unit or they don't have a final one to show, I feel like I have the information that actually matters.

#13 Posted by FlipperDesert (2103 posts) -

It will probably be a black square with a 'PS4' on it. It will also likely fit under a TV.

Just a guess, but it's not especially important anyway.

#14 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

I don't really give a eff. I'm about features and games dogg.

#15 Posted by peritus (1060 posts) -

I was impressed! Was not expecting to see the interface. And the new IP looks awesome.

#16 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

Anyone else feel as though this left a bitter taste at the end to a great presentation overall?

I'm more curious if you are going to have to download everything and if they will be removing the br drive. (which I think is maddening)

They really emphasized about always being "connected" at the beginning of the show.

#17 Edited by Coafi (1490 posts) -

I agree with has been said here, we know what the console can do, the form and shape of the actual console is not that important.

#18 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

I care more about the games

#19 Posted by Dacnomaniac (443 posts) -

IDGAF about the fact they didn't show it, I buy a console for games, everything else comes second.

#20 Posted by EXTomar (4916 posts) -

If it fits on the shelf on the entertainment system then I am lenient on what it physically is.

#21 Posted by Milkman (17172 posts) -

Spoilers: it's going to be a black rectangle.

#22 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I'd rather know what's inside, what I can play on it and how it works. That's what they showed and I came away really excited for the PS4 because of that.

#23 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

Nope. Would have been cool to see but under the hood is what's important.

#24 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3505 posts) -

Nah. I'm surprised by this sentiment. The console itself is cool, but it's the least important thing. Plus, in this day and age what do you really expect it to look like?

@milkman said:

Spoilers: it's going to be a black rectangle.

This.

#25 Posted by TheHT (11664 posts) -

I don't much care about the box. Controller, specs, features, and games are far more important than what the package looks like.

#26 Edited by Grimluck343 (1154 posts) -

As long as the console itself isn't a sphere than I could really care less what it looked like.

#27 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

It seemed odd and kind of childish for Larry Hryb to take such a dumb potshot at Sony for something like that. Especially since he probably knows that half of their next gen conference will likely involve integration of Appz. At this point, if Sony is the company that'll focus on games, they'll get my money first. I don't care what the console looks like, I care what it plays like. And Microsoft would really hurt themselves if they tried making people pay for XBL again.

#28 Posted by SSully (4266 posts) -

It seemed odd and kind of childish for Larry Hryb to take such a dumb potshot at Sony for something like that. Especially since he probably knows that half of their next gen conference will likely involve integration of Appz. At this point, if Sony is the company that'll focus on games, they'll get my money first. I don't care what the console looks like, I care what it plays like. And Microsoft would really hurt themselves if they tried making people pay for XBL again.

This. My money goes to whoever demonstrates best that they have the games.

#29 Edited by mrcraggle (1974 posts) -

The hardware is inevitable so it didn't really affect what Sony were going for with this show which was to show change, an ecosystem and what it offers. A black box on a stage doesn't matter. Nintendo did the same thing with the Wii U where they put great emphasis on the controller. Microsoft's unveil will likely be different though if the Kinect and console are tied to each other then it's in their best interests to show off the new console.

@mariachimacabre: You may feel that way about XBL but I can definitely see people paying for it again. If they've paid for it the first time and have continued to pay for it for many years then they will do so. MS has made billions from charging for XBL and have said that people are using their Xbox's had media consumption devices rather than to play games which means people are willingly paying twice as they pay for XBL to get access to Netflix.

#30 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Saved the box for E3 reveal. Controller was enough.

#31 Edited by Jay_Ray (1116 posts) -

Hey guys, I just got some info. The console will be rectangular and at least one surface will be flat. My source was not sure about colour but stated it will most likely be black with a 20% chance of being white.

#32 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

why do people care what the actual console looks like?

it'll be a black box that you barely pay attention to other than to put games into and turn off/on.

though i realize theres a crowd of PC gamers who "pimp their ride" with like transparent cases, and crazy lights in it. making it look like some gaudy piece of shit. so i guess theres people out there that want gaudy consoles, right?

#33 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

That conference was fantastic. I really wasn't concerned to see what the box looked like.

#34 Edited by believer258 (12081 posts) -

With the show they gave, I don't think "disappointed" is a word that I can apply to it. They showed off some of the features and then showed what any video game console should be about: the games.

I understand why they started with Killzone. That was kind of disappointing at first, but then I realized that I was not paying attention to the game, I was keeping an eye out for the graphics, and the fact that I've essentially played that game an umpteen number of times before helped me do that very thing. I think that opening with that, to wow people's eyes, was a great choice. And then they dove into various kinds of games from various kinds of studios and people, and I really liked what they showed.

Still not buying one on day one, but they did a really good job of making me strongly consider buying one a year or so after launch.

EDIT... oh wait, what does it look like? Who cares? If its lifespan delivers half the goods that (my nostalgia says) the PS2 did, I don't care if it's turd brown, bright pink, and shaped like... well, like an ugly thing (sorry, can't think of a basic shape that's inherently ugly).

#35 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

why do people care what the actual console looks like?

Well I'm interested because of curiosity and wanting to know what kind of drive it will use (top load, slot load), number of USB ports, ethernet and so on.

#36 Posted by gogosox82 (428 posts) -

I wouldn't say I'm disappointed but yes i would've liked to see what it looked like since the conference was about the ps4 but there's always e3 and a multitude of other venues that they can show it off. The conference was good, they showed off some of the features and showed off some games ( but those were basically tech demos to show the power of the ps4). You can't really ask for more than that.

#37 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

I still don't know what the WiiU box looks like. Just doesn't matter.

Let me guess: it's black, and it's vaguely box-shaped.

#38 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2391 posts) -

Don't care at all what it looks like.

#39 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5983 posts) -

@believer258: There is no PS2 nostalgia, the PS2 is by far the most dominant console in history; though there definitely is 360 nostalgia already.

#40 Edited by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

There is no box. WE are the PS4s. After all, "Sony PlayStation Four" is an anagram for "Fantasy loin port, yous", and that is NO coincidence. As you see, we are meant to plug the controller into our, err, l'il Vinnies, and simply imagine the games.

#41 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4294 posts) -

I'll be disappointed, I don't mind.

#42 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I was not disappointed that they didn't show the hardware. I'm sure it'll look fine. The conference exceeded my expectations (even though I really wanted to see The Last Guardian).

#43 Posted by bonbolapti (1617 posts) -

at this point you know the console is just going to look like a black box. meh.

#44 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

I was a little disappointed because it still seems like such a mystery to me without seeing the box. It's good that they gave us the release date at least though.

I'm kind of pissed that the whole new phantom pain trailer rumor wasn't real though!

#45 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

I just want the thing to look like the sleekest device ever unleashed on the public. If they are hard at work cramming parts into something like that I can excuse them not showing it.

#46 Posted by TruthTellah (9396 posts) -

@PhilipDuck They showed the console. They just didn't show the physical case it will come in.

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#47 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

It's a black rectangle. 2 years later it will be white.

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#49 Posted by Enigma777 (6084 posts) -

Who cares?! It's going to be a fucking black box!

#50 Posted by Fattony12000 (7588 posts) -

Nope, you do that at E3. Just like they have always done.

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