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Why the PS4 Pro is a Bad Idea

March 26, 2020

Hello and what is up Herd Nation! Welcome back
to another discussion video! Today we are going to be discussing Sony and their recent
announcements, the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. We aren’t just going to have a few tips
like the last video, I would like to go into more detail this time to explain myself. We’re first going to talk about why this is a bad idea, and then we’ll talk about
how it could have been fixed. So lets get started! Firstly, I would like to say; if Sony is
going to be releasing the PS4 Pro, then I would skip on the PS4 slim. Completely,
because all its going to do is confuse people! We have to all bare in mind that, a large
percentage of console sales are from people who aren’t just buying it for themselves. That means parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and the list goes on. If there are
now going to be 3 different playstations in the near future; people who aren’t gaming
enthusiasts are going to have to figure out which one to buy. And frankly, if any of
you have ever worked in customer service, you know that people can
be fucking STUPID!! Sony, if there is ever a point
when your customers have to ask: “Which one do I get to have
the good graphics?” Then you done messed up! The reason why I know this, is because ive
been there! Multiple times! For example, back when I was a kid, I asked my goddad,
for luigi’s mansion for my birthday. You wanna know what he got me? FUCKIN SPIDER MAN!!! LIKE WHAT!? WHY!? (INSERT LUIGI’S MANSION/SPIDER MAN FOOTAGE) This is the reason
why the WII U failed so hard. People just thought that it was a peripheral to the original. Its simply bad communication. If you want people to buy your product, you have
to communicate to them 3 things: Why should they upgrade? What makes
it worth the price? What games can I play on it? That last question brings me to my next point. They should
have shown a brand new game that completely utilized the new hardware. Showing off the
same games that you’ve already shown in a higher resolution and frame rate is mediocre. ESPECIALLY SINCE THE BITCH IS $400. That means that if you bought the PS4 when
it first came out, and then the PRO, you’ve spent $800!!! If that’s the case, then
just save up to build a gaming PC! If you really want 60FPS bad enough
to spend another $400 bucks, then youd save
more money getting a PC. Now, im not a PC elitist, but lets be honest
here. The average person’s income isn’t going o be able to drop dough
like that repeatedly. That’s a huge investment! So if the only thing that youre offering
is better graphics, with the same games, then whats the point!? You shoulda just called
it the playstation 5 and make new games for it entirely. Because the expenses far
outweigh the benefits. Not to mention, your competition is a hundred bucks cheaper. Not to justify Microsoft either! I don’t think this console upgrade is a good idea
at all! Generally I think these new consoles are just a half assed generation. Im completely
fine with Sony releasing a new console now, but not if its just going to be the
same thing, with slightly better graphics. It just feels empty. Plus its going to put a
bad taste in people’s mouths if they go out and buy the PS4 pro, and then in the next
2-3 years, the PS5 comes out for another $400! Not only that, but what about the people
who don’t have 4K televisions yet? Youre gonna have to get a TV AND the console. That’s ridiculous. In the last video I said that 4K is going to be the main thing we all
have, and HD is getting old, and that’s true! But one of the biggest reason why people
haven’t upgraded to 4K yet is because not enough things are being offered in that
resolution to justify the purchase. Now those of you may now say, “Since the PS4
pro is going to be in 4K then that’s another thing to justify buying a TV.” But its not!! Because youre getting the same games, the same experiences, and everything else, but
slightly prettier. We all know that people complained like CRAZY this
generation about all the remasters, but look at
what we’re about to get!? They should call it: “REMASTER PRO”
because that’s all it is. But now im done complaining. Lets talk about what
could have been done to prevent this. The number one greatest thing that could have
been done is: Wait for about 2 more years and release the playstation 5. They should have
also delayed the Playstation VR until the PS5 and release the headset WITH the console
in a bundle. That way all of the games would be running in a great resolution, have
excellent framerate, and the install base for the headset would have been HUGE. Then
developers would be much more interested in developing for VR, because they would have
had much more confidence in their investment. Right now in the gaming industry, we are
in an era where companies are announcing things too damn early. For example, the
vita would have done MUCH better if it were paired with PS4 instead of the PS3. The
ability to play your PS4 games, along with having its own library would have made the
Vita unstoppable. (INSERT PS VITA FOOTAGE) But, they released it too early, and there
wasn’t much incentive to buy it. There were simply NO games on it. Just waiting a little
bit longer would have made a huge difference. That’s the biggest struggle that we’re facing. Patience. What do you guys think? Whether you agree or disagree, please leave
a comment, and if you haven’t already join the conversation on google plus! And until
next time, peace out herd nation! HERDHYPE!

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  • Reply Ezra Ortiz October 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm


  • Reply TheManifestStephanie October 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I totally agree with a ton of the points you made in this video. The whole console upgrade is stupid and it makes me mad because i literally JUST bought a PS4 not that long ago… and now its already outdated?! I'm not getting the pro now, screw that, I'll wait until the PS5. Plus even if i had the PS4 a long time ago i would have waited until the PS5 because 1. no 4k tv and 2. $400 is definitely not worth it for a tiny graphics upgrade. Maybe if they released exclusive games on it, but even then… id wait til PS5 because they'd most likely remaster them anyways ._.
    I suppose the VR wouldve been better if they released it on the PS5 just because more people would actually play it… but i dont mind as much for VR. It would be better for their business though

  • Reply Terminal Lumbago07 October 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    honestly i just found out about this ps4 pro today and then this was posted lel

  • Reply Kausthub Adhikary October 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    nice video 👌

  • Reply Ethan Strode October 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    At this point, if Sony was to make a Playstation 5, it would be a computer tower. They are trying to discern from PC, while striving to be better. So far, the Playstation VR is promising compared to its competitors, so I bet the PS4 slim/pro will both do fine.

  • Reply dillpickle869 October 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    How is the scorpio supposed to compare to the ps4 pro? Is that going to be the same story as the pro?

  • Reply John Miller October 23, 2016 at 1:53 am

    It isn't about the hardware, it's about how well a game is coded. My 10 year old PC can run Mafia II on all high settings and I still have yet to find a game that can compete with Mafia II that brings those kind of beautiful graphics and mechanics to the table.

  • Reply raging Strom October 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I preordered my pro, glad I did, I have vr waiting for Christmas to open with my boys, disagree with waiting. this guy doesn't understand that is a business. they're alot of other things in the gaming industry to worry about. has nothing to do with greed, and more to do with advancing technology in video games. sorry for those that disagree. I'm sure some like me will buy… and enjoy those new toys. spiderman, spiderman can't wait to play the spiderman

  • Reply Steve F November 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    PlayStation 5 is to release end of 2018

  • Reply Daggerborn November 1, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Sounds like you have a few things wrong here, buddy. You don't need a 4K tv to take advantage of the PS4 pro. Games will play better and look better on the pro. You don't need a 4K tv to see upgraded shaders and better draw distances.

  • Reply ste c November 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    BS it's a great console most powerful console to date at a great price and Doesn't split the community, this video is stupid

  • Reply XxYazenxX November 4, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Do a video on Xbox Scorpio and Xbox one s

  • Reply Six Cycle November 5, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Herd Nation? That is one of the worst names for a YouTube channel I have ever seen.

  • Reply marty8370 November 6, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Only bad idea, is listening too you talk crap. You thick fucker

  • Reply Agera Gaming November 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    i´m getting a gaming pc because you can upgrade it when ever you want
    And yeah sure a pc is expensive but at least i will be able to keep playing my games

  • Reply Jeeses99 November 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

    This thing gonna FLOP

  • Reply Collins Eban November 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    very true! agree with you man.. you are The best.

  • Reply Collins Eban November 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    few years to come the ps4 pro becomes obsolete…. not buying that for minor increase in resolution.

  • Reply ZeusWeusFilm December 11, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Love thst resident evil background music

  • Reply Box King December 21, 2016 at 2:36 am

    The PS4 is pretty bad though in my opinion.

  • Reply Sam 2006 March 23, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I agree

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