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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 19:28
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 19:28
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 15:15:
Cutter wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:54:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:49:
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.

I'd almost consider that but since I need a new monitor to boot, and I'm waiting for HDMI 2.1 to arrive in ernest and at a good price, I'll wait. I think both should be available widely and at MSRP within the next six months.

Didn't you just build a new PC?

Yes, yes I did. All new except the vid card - still on an RX470 8GB - and my 27" Asus monitor - which is 7 years old now.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 18:06
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 16:13:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 16:03:
Doesn't EVGA have a waiting list?
Yes they do. And it's super easy to do.

I've been on it since early December and haven't gotten anything from them yet.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 17:41
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 15:16:
Dash wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:57:
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...

That's supposedly the business model.

It's just funnier with the PS3 because they had 3 models with multiple variants of each. Hell, I think the first run of the PS3 had the hardware from a PS2 in there as well, because they couldn't get the software emulation to work for everything, so had some of the PS2 chips in them. It was definitely a chunky boy... Though being able to load your own OS in the early PS3s was neat.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 16:13
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 16:13
Feb 3, 2021, 16:13
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 16:03:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:49:
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.

Doesn't EVGA have a waiting list?
Yes they do. And it's super easy to do.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 16:03
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 16:03
Feb 3, 2021, 16:03
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:49:
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.

Doesn't EVGA have a waiting list?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 15:59
Dev
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 15:59
Feb 3, 2021, 15:59
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wtf_man wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 15:53:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 15:16:
Dash wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:57:
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...

That's supposedly the business model.

That's what I thought too. They sell them initially at a loss, then as they age the prices of the chips etc. go down that they can even cut the price after the console is a couple of years old.

MS too... not just Sony.
I think nintendo is the only one that hasn't fallen into that trap.

Back in the day, MS lost $1 billion on xbox original, and that's after all their cut on the software. Since that's a tiny fraction of profit they bring in every quarter in pure cash profit, they just looked at it as the price of doing business.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 15:53
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 15:53
Feb 3, 2021, 15:53
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 15:16:
Dash wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:57:
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...

That's supposedly the business model.

That's what I thought too. They sell them initially at a loss, then as they age the prices of the chips etc. go down that they can even cut the price after the console is a couple of years old.

MS too... not just Sony.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 15:16
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 15:16
Feb 3, 2021, 15:16
 
Dash wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:57:
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...

That's supposedly the business model.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 15:15
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 15:15
Feb 3, 2021, 15:15
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:54:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:49:
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.

I'd almost consider that but since I need a new monitor to boot, and I'm waiting for HDMI 2.1 to arrive in ernest and at a good price, I'll wait. I think both should be available widely and at MSRP within the next six months.
Didn't you just build a new PC?
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 15:01
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 15:01
Feb 3, 2021, 15:01
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Dash wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:57:
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...

I was pretty sure that just about every console sold at a loss. It's the risk you take to build that install base. *shrug*
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 14:57
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 14:57
Feb 3, 2021, 14:57
 
Wasn't the PS3 sold at a loss as well? I thought there were a few that had the same thing occur, and they relied on game sales to balance things out till it became profitable...
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 14:54
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Feb 3, 2021, 14:54
 
Hobeaux wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 14:51:
Sony should pretend they sold out and then release them to the market pretending to be scalpers. Like hedge fund managers.
Now you're thinking. Bow
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 14:51
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Feb 3, 2021, 14:51
 
Sony should pretend they sold out and then release them to the market pretending to be scalpers. Like hedge fund managers.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 13:54
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Feb 3, 2021, 13:54
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:49:
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.

I'd almost consider that but since I need a new monitor to boot, and I'm waiting for HDMI 2.1 to arrive in ernest and at a good price, I'll wait. I think both should be available widely and at MSRP within the next six months.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 13:49
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Feb 3, 2021, 13:49
 
I'm thinking I might just pivot and get an Xbox Series X since there's no chance in hell I'm getting a top end GPU anytime soon. I don't play many AAA games, but I'd like to play some of them occasionally at 4k.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 13:29
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Feb 3, 2021, 13:29
 
Scalpers are selling the PS5 for an amazing profit.
Sony should take note.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 12:43
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Feb 3, 2021, 12:43
 
Thing is I just want Miles Morales for PS4, and not the Bundle version....
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