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Opinion Drama Cringe I am literally having a second thoughts about buying PS5 if UI is this ugly

wipeout364

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I may be misremembering, but wasn’t the Vita those fucking bubbles? That was truly horrendous. I still have one, might charge it up to reminisce lol. Always hated Sony’s UI work... No one really gets this right IMO - current gen rank for me is Switch, Xbox, PS4 in that order.
People generally like to crap on Nintendo but I agree with you on the switch. The UI is very basic but it never feels bogged down except when you are in the store then it is terrible.
 

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I don't get this OP. Yeah, I get that the PS5 UI is shit but have you looked at the OUTSIDE of the PS5? The ugliness of the UI pales in comparison to the console itself. If you can tolerate the looks of the console itself the UI should be a breeze and there is no reason to give up the games you prefer over something as minor as the UI.
 

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I don't get this OP. Yeah, I get that the PS5 UI is shit but have you looked at the OUTSIDE of the PS5? The ugliness of the UI pales in comparison to the console itself. If you can tolerate the looks of the console itself the UI should be a breeze and there is no reason to give up the games you prefer over something as minor as the UI.
Well, PS5 looks...fine to me. It’s different, no doubt but I like when you just break from the past and create something totally unique. And I like white so there’s that. Now, it has to be quiet, otherwise GTFO.
 

Aidah

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Man. Some of these threads. You just can't help but laugh.

Should've waited until you saw an actual UI demo before posting this, at least then you might seem a little bit less ridiculous and a bit more level headed.
 
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Fictive

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All these fake “faked off-screen” shots purposely saved as low quality JPEGs and “10 second” cut off videos are laughable.
 

Rippa

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I couldn’t care any less.

The UI can literally be dog shit and the cold boot can take 2 minutes and Sony will still put out the best God-tier exclusives money can buy.

That’s right, these systems are all about PLAYING GAMES. Every other feature is secondary.

I don’t know how this site turned out to be such horse shit with these quality thought provoking threads lately.
 
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nemiroff

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As a UX pro I'd say, potato cam aside, it looks unfinished/placeholder-ish and I'd be careful to judge it until we see something more official.
 
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AV

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It's a menu.

If you're deciding against a $500 purchase because of the menu you'll be in for five seconds before launching a game, you're probably not really interested in the system to begin with.
 

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It's a menu.

If you're deciding against a $500 purchase because of the menu you'll be in for five seconds before launching a game, you're probably not really interested in the system to begin with.

$500 is the reason that UI shouldn't be that bad. And you can pretend that people only use it to launch games, but it doesn't make it true.
 
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wOs

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People find the strangest reasons to justify not wanting a product.

if you don't want it don't get it. Hell why even make a topic?

if your looking for approval... I approve of your right not to buy a product for whatever reason you choose.
 
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AV

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$500 is the reason that UI shouldn't be that bad. And you can pretend that people only use it to launch games, but it doesn't make it true.

I'm not saying it isn't bad, and I'm not saying you shouldn't complain about it. But going to the length of not buying the system because the menu UI looks ugly is the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard. Regardless of what other actual features you use, it's a menu, you press left, right and X until you find the thing you actually want.
 
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Trimesh

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I wouldn't care if it was a blue text-mode screen with a list of games on it - as long as the games were good.
 

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lol is this all based on those two poorly taken photos? we are going to imagine how a UI works off two terrible still images?

dude if the shape of an icon is triggering you to not buy a gaming console then yeah maybe you should pack it up like lol wtf
 

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Hostile_18

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UIs change all the time anyways. One day you go to bed with a 10/10 next it's a solid 6.

Let's have a moments silence for The Xbox blades!
 
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cormack12

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It is a bit open sourcey looking but meh, I'd be ok with just a list of games in a menu tbh.

I'm more hoping they don't ship without all the functionality we had to wait for in the PS4 OS like folders, hdcp toggle, suspend/resume etc. I've given up on DLNA being on either console so Plex will have to do
 
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Im pretty sure that UI is barebones and still needs a finishing theme or skmething like that, eitherway its pretty irrelevant, i spend most of my time in the actual game.
 

Elysion

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Wouldn’t be opposed to them going back to the PS3 UI, tbh. Clean, nice and simple. As long as it has all the features we need. But those pictures in the OP seem very fake to me.
 
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Alphagear

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Talk about being petty.

Some not buying a PS5 because of its appearance and now because they don't like the look of its UI.

The UI isn't gonna be worse than the PS4 which was adequate.

Remember a time when we played on consoles with no UI, No Online gaming, No Party chat and having to save on Memory cards.

No complaints ever.
 
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HTK

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Sorry, after 7 years, you can’t offer me something that is (far) uglier than what we currently have. I’ll not accept it. It also screams last gen, not next one. Yea, you can call me superficial but I just don’t like ugly stuff.



Bye.
 
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Same here dude. I play UI, not games. If Sony doesn't get their shit together I'm going to pre-order the Intellivision Amico instead.
 
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LordCBH

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99% of your time will be spent playing games or consuming media. If the UI is snappy so cares?