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5 minutes ago, KnackChap said:

 

What he means is ..... we will add it to our new elite controllers and price them at 250$

 

I really hope they do. At least it will make third party devs support it then. Even Steam has added API support now. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, dylanjosh said:

 

I really hope they do. At least it will make third party devs support it then. Even Steam has added API support now. 

 

 

3rd party devs already supporting it on ps5 though. Will probably continue to support since steam is also adding the dualsense adaptive trigger support iirc reading online.

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31 minutes ago, radicaldude said:

 

Just for the record, India is the third-largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), behind the US and China  (GDP(PPP))

 

dont you see a pattern there buddy ? all top 3 are also the top 3 populated countries.  At a country level obviously it would be high, thanks to our 1.2B population.

 

Let me ask you this - take the average salary of an India middle class techie, and calculate how much % of that would be the cost of a video game.

Now take the average salary of a middle class techie in US , and calculate how much % of that would be the cost of a video game.

 

The answer would tell you what I meant by saying the purchasing power in India is way off.  Do note that I'm not saying the cost of video games is included in calculation of PPP,  I'm just saying the purchasing power of an average Indian is far lesser than his western counterpart.

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dont you see a pattern there buddy ? all top 3 are also the top 3 populated countries.  At a country level obviously it would be high, thanks to our 1.2B population.
 
Let me ask you this - take the average salary of an India middle class techie, and calculate how much % of that would be the cost of a video game.
Now take the average salary of a middle class techie in US , and calculate how much % of that would be the cost of a video game.
 
The answer would tell you what I meant by saying the purchasing power in India is way off.  Do note that I'm not saying the cost of video games is included in calculation of PPP,  I'm just saying the purchasing power of an average Indian is far lesser than his western counterpart.
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5 minutes ago, 0verlord said:

An excellent article summing up the entire XSX vs PS5 performance saga till now

 

https://www.theverge.com/21718936/xbox-series-x-ps5-performance-game-comparison

 

Written by: Tom Warren

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40 minutes ago, radicaldude said:

 

Just for the record, India is the third-largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), behind the US and China  (GDP(PPP))

Exactly. That means when a product is priced not considering PPP, it is wildly expensive. 

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It's a very simple math tbh. When a product can get scale with a lower price, it gets regional pricing. When a product cannot get scale with a lower price point, it doesn't get regional pricing. 

Do you think if games are priced 3k instead of 5k, ps5 will sell 2 million units instead of 500k lifetime? Probably not. 

That's also the reason for regional pricing on games flopping. Nothing can ever beat free. For me, I didn't even know the concept of buying non pirated games for PC until I got a PSP(my first console). 

That's also why Xbox has a real shot at success in India with game pass since people in metro cities have now warmed up to monthly subscriptions. I think most people I've met have an interest in gaming, it's just that they don't have exposure to it. As and when income increases, more people will be up for spending 50k frivolously and maybe gaming will grow. 

For any Indian, a 50k investment just to get started with proper f**king games is a big ask. 

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12 minutes ago, Snake said:

 

Written by: Tom Warren

 

Its basically excuse after excuse. The teraflops are so drilled into people's minds that they refuse to accept the fact that maybe architecture difference, custom hardware and low level access can give you upper hand.

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3 minutes ago, KnackChap said:

 

Damage control continues. 

 

 

Meanwhile Jason Schreier with the ether bomb. 

 

 

 

Jeez..people need to chill.

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BC even performance gains are coming in the future :rofl: 

 

I dunno what Spencer and his team was doing for 6-7 years. Late on GDK, late on manufacturing, late on dev kits, superlate on games. Every time he gets caught with his chaddi down at the start of new gen.

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Frankly, all this ponies vs xbots nonsense is getting annoying. So much sh*t throwing even for the smallest of things.

 

Not sure when folks are going to realize this stopped being fun. Long back. Guess its time for me to give the ps5 and xbox threads a rest for the next couple of months.

 

Every single piece of news is followed up with namecalling. Whether it be on ponies or xbots 🙄

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