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Nvidia butthurt over PS4

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Initial post: Mar 14, 2013 8:54:04 AM PDT

Nvidia passed on its hardware being used in the PlayStation 4 due to the "opportunity cost."

"I'm sure there was a negotiation that went on," Tony Tamasi, Senior VP of content and technology at Nvidia told GameSpot, "and we came to the conclusion that we didn't want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay."

"Having been through the original Xbox and PS3, we understand the economics of [console development] and the tradeoffs."

"We're building a whole bunch of stuff," continued Tamasi, "and we had to look at console business as an opportunity cost. If we say, did a console, what other piece of our business would we put on hold to chase after that?"

"In the end, you only have so many engineers and so much capability, and if you're going to go off and do chips for Sony or Microsoft, then that's probably a chip that you're not doing for some other portion of your business. And at least in the case of Sony and Nvidia, in terms of PS4, AMD has the business and Nvidia doesn't. We'll see how that plays out from a business perspective I guess. It's clearly not a technology thing."

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 8:57:49 AM PDT
HorizonBrave says:
I'm okay with this, ATI has the same or better performance with a lower price point.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 8:58:19 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
Not worth the cost!? Has this guy SEEN Knack?!?

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 8:58:53 AM PDT
This is so awesome. Nvidia - suck on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 8:59:13 AM PDT
I like the little dig at AMD at the end ("It's clearly not a technology thing"). Interesting choice for NVIDIA. Everything to this point made it sound like Sony chose AMD over NVIDIA, whereas this makes it sound like NVIDIA passed. Covering? Or legit?

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:06:21 AM PDT
I am not sure where it says they are butthurt.......can someone point that out for me?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 9:12:17 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
"Nvidia butthurt over PS4"

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:15:16 AM PDT
They probably think the Shield is going to revolutionize gaming. . . so good luck with that.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:17:06 AM PDT
Lyrick_ says:
I'm pretty sure nVidia sells more discrete GPUs than Sony sells consoles, so it's not like they'll be hurting.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 9:17:39 AM PDT
It might? :/

But you still need an 600 series gpu. :/

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 9:18:34 AM PDT
That's the real hang-up with it, entry price is pretty steep.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 9:19:35 AM PDT
Your powers of observation are astounding. ;)

Seriously though, I am not getting the vibe from Nvidia that they are butthurt. Just kind of explaining that they turned down the offer is all.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:20:29 AM PDT
Uncle Ulty says:
Why all the disdain for Nvidia? They put out fantastic products, albeit at a slightly higher price than AMD. They also support their products as well as any other electronic manufacturer that I have ever dealt with.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:29:17 AM PDT
WeaKeN says:
i like the "It's clearly not a technology thing." are they talking about playstation's decision to go with AMD? haha.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:31:08 AM PDT
sounds like sony is the one that's butthurt... title is misleading

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 9:35:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2013 9:49:14 AM PDT
got mayo?™ says:
Sounds like Nvidia is done working for peanuts in the console business when it can make more pushing Tegra into the mainstream and evolving that platform.

The one who's butthurt is surely the Playstation end user , who can't have BC because of a complete overhaul of the architecture.

On a good note, Nvidia is providing PhysX support for the PS4....which in the end in itself is more beneficial to the end user than there is in having Nvidia parts inside.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 9:59:50 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
The consumer always loses, as usual.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 10:04:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2013 10:26:47 AM PDT
"The consumer always loses, as usual."

Isn't that contradictory?

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 10:05:49 AM PDT
Kruger says:
Don't sound like butthurt.

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