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PostPosted: Nov 18 2013 3:57 am 
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KmD wrote:
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Oh yeah? Are the PS4s in short supply?


I assumed they would be, but my CL posting didnt get a single nibble. Though I guess I listed it at 200 over retail (+ tax).


Hahaha. Well, they already sold one million units- I think their supply chain is a bit better this time around. Wish I could say the same for their hardware quality standards.


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PostPosted: Nov 19 2013 12:20 pm 
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Shit, one more guy here with the BLOD (ha ha!). The one commonality these people have had in common (here at least) is Amazon shipping. Most arrived in large boxes with very little protection (the air filled plastic things), so they probably bumped around a bit in shipping. My guess is that the console itself is relatively fragile to shipping woes, probably due to the smaller scale packaging they went with. The attractive, Apple-like\laptop-like box they chose for the thing may have been a bad idea. Styrofoam is a friend to electronics.

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PostPosted: Nov 19 2013 3:23 pm 
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There were some rumors that angry Foxconn "interns" deliberately sabotaged a good portion of the shipment that ended up going to Amazon. I'm not sure how true that is though- that'd require some serious coordination and planning. Also, you'd think it'd be pretty easy for Foxconn to track.

More likely that Foxconn was just swamped, and that led to crappy conditions and crappy results. I wonder how Apple keeps their quality up when they launch a new product. They must have "inspectors" that wear all black and patrol the production floor with giant whips emblazoned with the Apple logo.


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PostPosted: Nov 21 2013 7:05 pm 
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I wonder how Apple keeps their quality up when they launch a new product. They must have "inspectors" that wear all black and patrol the production floor with giant whips emblazoned with the Apple logo.
Like they don't do that all the time?


Anyway, neither for me, but that should be no surprise as I (currently) have neither of the last gen systems. The internet is abuzz with the million little things it likes to waste its time on, but I refuse to give weight to its kerfuffles.

Reality is that neither system is really worth its current price and that every comparison you can concretely make today will be humorously irrelevant in 3-5 years.


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PostPosted: Nov 21 2013 7:21 pm 
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Also, the WiiU is already relegated to last gen.


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PostPosted: Nov 22 2013 11:46 pm 
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Also, the WiiU is already relegated to last gen.



bUH bUH ZELDA!!..?


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PostPosted: Nov 23 2013 3:44 pm 
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MBB wrote:
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Also, the WiiU is already relegated to last gen.



bUH bUH ZELDA!!..?


WWHD kinda sucks. The new Zelda is for 3DS. :) WiiU just got SM3DW though, which I'm going to try out at an old co-worker's house tonight.

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PostPosted: Nov 23 2013 11:41 pm 
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Entroper wrote:
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Inane_Dork wrote:
Also, the WiiU is already relegated to last gen.



bUH bUH ZELDA!!..?


WWHD kinda sucks. The new Zelda is for 3DS. :) WiiU just got SM3DW though, which I'm going to try out at an old co-worker's house tonight.


I thought you bought a WiiU.

Also, say hi to your old coworker for me.


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