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akaDv8R

akaDv8R

Male, 44, United Kingdom

Served in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment for years. Now play games on my PC and Wii U.

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Fri 9th August, 2013

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#1

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch Th...:

@Nik-Davies Have you looked on the Nintendo Club Site. If you go there, log in, and the window at the top, that you can scroll left or right with arrows, if you scroll it right, you might find your codes there. I had been waiting for my email, and checked the site, and BOOM, there were my codes.

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#2

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@FlaygletheBagel Just to let you know, Splinter Cell HAS multi-player, and had it from the start. However, just like the other consoles, the multi-player had to have a lot of patches before it worked properly. I played the game on Wii U, 360 and PS3, and the Wii U version was clearly the superior version in the end.

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#4

akaDv8R commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:

@Quorthon I am still trying to get over it, but, I think for once, we agree on something.

Ever since Nintendo announced, and then went on to release the new 3DS, it was pretty clear, for me anyway, that the 3DS was here to stay for the foreseeable future. And as you say, it is more evidence to show, Project "NX" is more likely to be a HOME console, rather than a new handheld.

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#5

akaDv8R commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

@gregrout I agree with your statement. Maybe, and I am certainly not an expert in this field, this needs to happen, and maybe Level 5 will see people are not prepared to lay out extortionate amounts of money to buy in game objects. Maybe, it will ultimately fail, and they will bring it back to the 3DS family, or what ever handheld is on the horizon for nintendo.

However, if that did/does happen, would the loyal fans who purchased the first one, ever trust Level 5 again. Would they even bother buying the next installment if it released on Nintendo handheld?

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#6

akaDv8R commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I have read people moaning about their decision, and some people really not fussed with their decision.

At the end of the day, Level 5 are a business, and therefore, their primary target is to make money, and a profit. However, I can understand people who are outraged by this, so called "informed decision". Personally, I believe they need to do more market research. That probably is not going to happen though.

My simple answer would be, could they not make a version for mobile devices, and a version for the 3DS family? Apart from doing that, can anyone see what else they could do, that would keep their loyal fanbase happy, whilst also allowing them to make an even greater profit on their franchise?

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#8

akaDv8R commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@Haiassai You are right. There is a legitimate reason to have VC in certain games. Also, swearing is NOT limited to children, I have heard a lot of adult gamers loose there tempers or just shout out profanities when they do something right.

What a lot of people are talking about really, I think, is that most of us have come to accept that the majority of Wii U games will NOT have VC. To then go and on and on about the lack of VC in Splatoon is pointless. The game is completed, there is no way they are going to change it. It may not be the perfect idea, but some people are dismissing this game, due to lack of VC,, before they have even given the game a chance. Not EVERY on-line game has to have VC.

Personally, I can take or leave it now. I used to be of the same thinking up until a year or so ago. It really does not bother me anymore. What is more important, for me anyway, is how the game plays, what it has to offer over similar titles, the single player campaign and how well the on-line has been implemented and plays. Also, what worries me is, are Nintendo going to be using DEDICATED servers for this game, so we do not get the fiasco of the past 3-4 CoD games.

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#9

akaDv8R commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@outburst Exactly, Quorthon ALWAYS looks at, and jumps on the negative side of any debate and/or argument.

What they habe done for the amiibo is great, and it won't really make much difference to those that have either not worried about getting any of the Splatoon amiivo, or have been unable to.

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#11

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I assume you understand the concept of opinions? Yes, good. What you have said is your opinion, it does not make it true. It is only correct for you. Or does your opinion matter more than other people's? Seriously, drop it. You don't like the DLC, but you play it, and are going to play the next lot.

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#12

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu For ANY ONE who has/is getting extra enjoyment from that game because it now features more characters, and /or a character they really like, the game has been enhanced. As for the tracks. Everyone will have an opinion on what they should include. If they included something you like, at the expense of a track many others were hoping for, is that fair? No, but it is a part of gaming we all have to put up with, or find another game to play.

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#13

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Personal point of view in regards to the extra characters. I am sure there are a LOT of younger gamers who are loving the ability to play as some of their other favourite Nintendo characters. As for the tracks being a waste of money, I assume you don't play them, or the new ones coming on the 28th? Probably pointless to even try the new 200cc upgrade as well. You are, and will be missing out on quite a lot, but it is a free choice, and I respect that.

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#14

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, I get your point. We all have our favourite or favourites, when it comes to MK courses. I guess, they either choose the ones that people mostly ask for, or perhaps in the case of MK8, some of the courses he would have liked, just would not have fitted with the Anti Gravity system, I don't know.

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#17

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@123akis Exactly, and I think a lot of people forget what Nintendo have done in the past. The MK8 DLC, for me, offers some of the best vlaue DLC I have ever seen, or paid for. As for Smash, I get the new character free, but for those that would have to buy it, they will have to judge if the character offers enough extra moves/gameplay, to warrant, what is actually, not a bad price.

People are jumping on the 'HATE NINTENDO' bandwagon yet again, before they have even done anything wrong. Certainly, they have not done anything close to EA and ACTIVISION. As someone on here has already stated, the amount of day 1 DLC Evolve had was rediculous, but I don't remenber seeing many articles complaining about it. It is purely because it is Nintendo, and they are trying something new, testing the waters. They have offered DLC in the past, and nobody moaned. Also, Pokemon Red and Blue and the others, they are virtually the same game, but you have to purchase them separately. People have been doing that for years, why have they not spoken out sooner, and showed Nintendo what they thought, by not purchasing the games?

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#18

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu MK8 skimpped on the number of tracks? Are you serious? Look back, and check how many tracks there have been in previous versions. Also, the time it has taken to develop both lots of DLC, a year in total, and the cheap cost for what you get, half the full game again, the MK8 DLC probably offfers some of the best value for money DLC I have ever seen or purchased.

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#20

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@shani I understand what you mean, and yes, I guess the information that I have seen is wrong, I could have gone in and corrected. That I guess is bad on my part.

As for the info I am referring to, it was about the British Tanks, and having proudly served for over 25 years in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, I believe I do have some experience and expertise in that particular field.

Point taken about correcting wrong info. I guess I am of the opinion, if I put something in there, it is easy for someone else to come along and change it.

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#21

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@shani I understand how Wikipedia works perfectly thanks. On a topic I have quite a lot of experience with, the British Army. There are quite a few articles on that site I have come across, that are clearly wrong, and nobody has corrected them. So that blows your theory out of the water about how Wikipedia ACTUALLY works.

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#22

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@Quorthon You really are the definition of an "IDIOT", as said by many others on here, I NEVER said Wikipedia was totally wrong. I stated that, as anyone can add information to the said site, lots of the info is wrong. For your information, I have never used Wikipedia as a reference to a topic I was talking about.

You however, have used it many many times. Only a lazy or stupid person would use the information from just one source (that anyone can add to), to backup their argument.

Also, I take it you have looked through every single page of the Wikipedia, otherwise you would not be able to say, there are links and references at the bottom of every page? No, don`t say something that is not true then.

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#26

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@URAmk2 By asking for evidence, you are implying your doubt as to the capacity of the human eye to interpret more than 30FPS. I need to prove NOTHING to anyone . My niece is an Opthalmist, and she certainly knows more about the human eye than either you or I.

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#30

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@Chubblings Please, use some common sense. The human eye cannot see more than 30FPS???? For many many years, the British tv standard was, the pictures were updating at 50 times per second, throws out your comment. Ask any Opthalmist, I have, my niece, and you will know that around 90% of the worldwide population can easily notice the difference between 30FPS and 60FS. Why woud devs try and aim for 60FPS if people cannot notice the difference anyway, there would simply be no point.

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#31

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@Chubblings Actually, if you do a bit of research, you would know differently. Around 80-86% of people (Worldwide) would not be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. However, around 88-96% of people (worlwide) can easily see the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS.

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#33

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Di...:

@Quorthon Your argument holds no water. The Metroid games were a trilogy, so, how do you account for Other M? Don't say it wasn't a Metroid game, as it clearly was. If the will is there, they cou,d easily create another Metroid game and insert it into tbe exisiting time line.

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#34

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Quorthon How many of those PS4 games are people going to buy? If you saturate the market, most games won't even get a look in.

Yes, the Vita is a failure. It has FAILED to become the number 1 handheld. Even Sony announced giving up support for it.

As for Nintendo bringing out a new console earlier than 2017,they would be committing virtual suicide. People that may have purchased one only a year or so ago, would naturally disgusted. I don't doubt Nintendo have made some errors with the Wii U, I am one of the first to say when I think a company has done something wrong. However, they are the only company that could support a console like the Wii U. The other 2 would not be able to, as they gave both sold off, there internal games divisions.

Anyone who literally writes Nintendo off as a console manufacturer, is either stupid, or a fan boy. The VP of Sony stated, without Nintendo, games consoles would not have the features they have today, and that the industry as a whole, needs Nintendo. Both for their innovation, which the other two normally try and copy, but usually fail but also because of their massive list of It's IP's.

We will learn a bit more about their new console at E3. Nobody outside of Nintendo knows if it is a home console, portable or a possible hybrid. An to the people who are saying Zelda U will not launch on the Wii U, both Iwata and the head guy, his name escapes me, have said it will, and gave even shown off specific features using the Game Pad. Also, no Nintendo console has ever gone through its lifetime without its own dedicated Zelda game.

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#35

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@rockodoodle How can you say this year does not have the same quality games as last year? Splatoon, brand new IP, Devil`s Third, brand new IP, Mario Maker, F.A.S.T. Racing Neo, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Project Giant Robot, Project C.A.R.S., SteamWorld Heist, and many others, There are games that have yet to be announced, so to make that comment is as yet, unfounded, because we don`t know what E3 will tell us. E3 is dedicated to games coming in 2015. This year has a much bigger, and in a lot of ways, better line-up than last year.

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#36

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@3MonthBeef You need your eyes testing, or try opening them. You can notice all the vibrant and colourful blacks, greys, and dusty colours of CoD, but cannot see the 1080p colours in something like Bayonetta 2? Yeah, right. Go and play The Order or Sunset Overdrive, both AAA games, both failed miserably.

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#37

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@AJ_Lethal Firstly, only 2 months ago, Sony basically said they had given up support for the Vita. The Wii U is NOT the backbone of Nintendoes business right now, that would be the 3DS family. Also, of the three, the Wii U is the only console that actually produces profit on each unit sold. Microsoft are not expected to start making a profit for at least another year, more even, what with 3 price cuts in its first year. The PS4 will not make Sony any money for at least 18 months.

Sony is relying heavily on their new PlayStation Now service, which is due to be launched world wide sometime soon. Both Bloomberg's and AKL have stated, if Sony fail to get people interested in that service, and persuade them to buy a new tv with built in console, not even the PS4 will save the company. What ever assets they have left (not many, sold of most already), they would have to sell.

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#39

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Quorthon You say there really isn`t that many games releasing for the Wii U, well, I know a few that are releasing this year:

Devil`s Third
Ultratron
Mario Maker
Starwhal
Rive
Yoshi`s Wooly World
Psycroir
Affordable Space Adventures
Splatoon
Runbow
Lego Jurassic Park
Badlands GOTY
Earthlock
The Castle Game
Red Goddess
Life of Pixel
Project Giant Robot
The Swindle
Lego Marvel Avengers
Rodea - The Sky Soldier
Form 8
Another Castle
6180 The Moon
A.N.N.E.
HyperLight
F.A.S.T. Racing Neo
Swords and Soldiers 2
Giana Sisters 2
Freedom Planet
Steamworld Heist
Xenoblade Chronicles X

And there are quite a few more, and a few we still don`t know about.
so, before you open your mouth and let the crap drible down, do your homework, and get some fact correct.

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#40

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Quorthon Pray tell, of the many many so called next gen games on both Xbox and PS4, how many have lived up to the hype? Maybe 1 or 2. Sony maybe leading the console sales, but their biggest worry at the moment is their newly planned Playstation Now TV Service. Unless that takes off, just like the PS4, Sony are in big trouble.

Someone mentioned that the 3DS market doesn't count, as it is a singular market. Well, last time I looked, Sony had the Vita, so hardly a singular market.

People are so quick to jump on the "Let's bash Nintendo" bandwagon. Personally, and many others think the same. I will leave it to Nintendo to work out, and carry on enjoying great games that last more than 5 hours (The Order). Apart from Iwata, Miyamoto and a few other top execs, nobody knows what Nintendo is planning, and we likely will not find out any more until E3.

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#41

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Nintendo have said nothing of the kind about Project NX launching 2016. They said we will find out more at E3, but I, and many other sites predict a mid to late 2017 launch.

Nintendo have traditionally launched a new home console every 5 years. Why they would break with this trend is not apparent.

Please reference the article for me, which says NX is launching next year.

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#43

akaDv8R commented on Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable S...:

@accc Glad to reac you are speaking for the 'majority' of players. Have you actually asked the 'majority' of players? No, didn't think so. However, your sentence implies that you 'know' what the majority of players are going to think. Personally, I don't just go by one review/preview. I look around, find out as much as possible. Also, you are the first, and only person I have come across, that actually thought the title indicated towards the cost of the game.

Seriously, is it too much to ask that you look at other sites. The sheer fact you said what you did, indicates you had no idea what the game was about. If you had, maybe you would not have asked your question. Or, maybe you wou,d!!!!

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#44

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon ...:

@sisibakbak Same here. My 3DS is set to auto-download, but this game did not download by itself. I had to physically go into the e-shop and download. As the person above has stated, the article already asks how much revenue has Nintendo actually earned through this game. Your statements are not valid in this discussion, and it comes off as you just being annoyed that Nintendo are tryimg different ideas.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but Nintendo have been trying new ideas for many many years now. It usually ends with the competition trying to copy them, and usually failing miserably. I have not laid out any cash on this game at all. I am up to level 74 I believe, and I think I have caught around 50 of the Pokemon. For a quick 10-20 minute blast, I think it is an 'ok' game.

I doubt very mucb if this is tne type of game that Nintendo is thinkimg of putting on mobile devices, althougn, it would be perfect for touch devices. If done right, mobile games could be very good fkr Nintendo. Imagine a really cut down version of MK8, with 3 characters, 3 tracks and a tournament. Once the player has completed everything, an advert pops up saying something like, 'If you liked this, you WILL LOVE the full MK8'. It would then go on to describe what the full game has, and then says, 'And you can only play it on Wii U'. It is just an idea, but I think it is one way Nintendo could approach the mobiile scene. Maybe the uptake rate wouldn't be enormous, but any increase in home console sales can only be a good thing.

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#45

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

@Dr_Corndog Exactly, which is why I have a Wii U and a gaming PC. Of course it would be great to have some extra third parties on board. However, I look at the majority of the AAA titles on the other 2 consoles, and none of them have lived up to the massive hype behind them.

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#46

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

@Yorumi If you are talking about not going onto mobile devices, that was the view of Iwata, and he stated that many times. It in no way reflected the thoughts and wishes of the shareholders. They are the ones who ultimately have the power to move a company in a certain direction.

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#47

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

@OMGILikeTurtlez Iwata and Reggie both said in statements, that 'NX' will be hardware based. How is that just a 'cloud based' system. Seriously, people are panicking left right and centre already. Iwata and Myamoto have said they are focused on continuing support for the Wii U. Nintendo traditionally releases new hardware every 5 years. Why can't people just enjoy the great games that are already available, and the even better stuff coming later this year.

Next year, probably at E3, we will learn lots of new info about the new console. There is no way in the world, Nintendo is going to release a new machine before mid to late 2017, as they know they will burn a large najority of their dedicated fan base. Already with the Wii U, and the 3DS, Nintendo are trying new ideas, and opening up new ways of playing and buying games, including cross buy. I personally think they are testing the waters for their next machine, which I believe will incorporate most of, if not all the features of the other two consoles, as well as new innovative ideas that we have come to expect from Nintendo. The gaming world in general looks to Nintendo to drive gaming forward, and this has been proved time and time again, with the other two trying to copy what Nintendo do, but usually failing miserably.

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#48

akaDv8R commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

@ElkinFencer10 I can't see this having any real effect on the ability of Nintendo to still produce the amazing and varied titles it does for its home consokes. With DeNPA handling the front end of the mobile business, Nintendo would need only to set up maybe one or two small groups, whose sole purpose is creating/porting games to mobile decices.

It could be really great, if handled properly. Firstly, they cannot put any of their MAJOR IP's onto mobile devices, as they require the precision control you can only get from analogue controls. However, imagine this. Say they made a really cut down version of MK8, with 3 cars, 3 characters and 3 tracks. After the player had finished playing it, an advert pops up saying, 'If you liked this, you will LOVE THE FULL MK8'. It then goes on to list all the features of the full version, and also says, 'And you can only play it on Wii U'. There are millioms of people who play games only on their phones and/tablets.
If done properly, this could convince a large proportion of those gamers to actually go out and buy a console, to buy a Wii U.

That is just my opinion, and people are going to disagree, and I respect that. I just think it could be a very lucrative way for Nintendo to not only make money on the mobile games, but also in increased console sales.

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#49

akaDv8R commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

This could actually be a good thing, if done properly. Imagine they release a mini version of MK8, with 3 tracks and 3 vehicles. You don't get any tournaments. Once people have finished playing, there could be an advert saying something like, 'If you liked this, you are going to love the FULL MK8 ONLY ON WII U'. It then goes on to explain what extra features the full version has.

Most of their current IP's just would not work on touch screen phones and tablets. Many games require that intricate control and precision. But, like I said, releasing mini versions of certain games, with adverts at the end showing what the full version offers, and that it can only be played on the Wii U could be a good way of getting younger, and older gamers, who mainly use their phones and tablets now, back into console gaming.

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#50

akaDv8R commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@argh4430 I agree, with some of what you say. With their next console coming somstime in 2017 likely, Nintendo won't make it a massively more powerful than the other two. Yes, it will be more powerful, and offer new innovation, but this time, Nintendo are going about things differently

In the past, Nintendo have just been happy to take the word of 3rd party devs that they will produce for their console. However, now they are actually doing what Sony and Microsoft have been doing for quite some time already. They are getting devs to sign contracts, that legally bind them into releasing their latest title(s) on Nintendo's next console. This, along with them really embracing the digital download scene, paying devs to allow cross buy, and giving dev kits for free to ceveloper, can only be a positive tbing for Nintendo.

People should really be looking at Sony. Whilst the PS4 is doing well, it will not sustain Sony for tbe future. Sony is relying heavily on the Playstation Now service, which it hopes to launch world-wide sometime this year I believe. Having the console built into modern TV's, thereby negating the need to buy a physical console is a good idea to a point, but very risky.

A lot of households already have a new type of tv. Are they really going to be swayed into buying yet another one, with a console built in? A lot of the yohnger gamers use their consoles in theif bedrooms. Are parents going to fork out YET AGAIN for a big tv with a console built in? Especially if the household already has a PS4. Analysts both in the U.K. and N.A. are very sceptical about this route, and many say it could be the true making of Sony if handled well and recieved well, or it could be the demise of Sony. Only time will tell.