PlayStation 5 Thread

PlayStation 5 Thread

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bigandclever

11,459 posts

205 months

Tuesday 27th April
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dvshannow said:
Stevil said:
lazybike said:
Is it just me that thinks its weird that its 5 months since launch and still no decent games? I don't have a PS5 yet, but the lack of games seems odd.
Covid accounts for that really, lots of titles being delayed with working processes being hit.
yep funny how the banks seemed to all do fine working remotely and making money while the tech industry has so many delays - and not just supply chains but in software development
Banks have huge levels of in-built redundancy.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Sony announce results, TL;DR they sold a truck load of stuff.

PS5 sales at 7.8m vs 7.6 over the same period for PS4.
Overall Sales Sony as Whole: 20.3 Billion USD (For Q4); 82.6 Billion (For the Year)
Overall Sales (Games and Network Services): 5.9 Billion USD; 23.9 Billion (For the Year)
Operating Income (Games and Network Services): 3.14 Billion USD (For Q4)
PS Plus Subscriber count: 47.6 Million (Up from 41.5 Million YoY)
Full Game Software (First party) 338.9 Million Units (up from 276.1 Million YoY)
Ghost of Tsushima: 6.5 Million Sold as of March 22, 2021 (249 days after release
65% of games were sold digitally (Up from 53%)
183m investment in exclusives expected over the next year
18bn in strategic investments for the entire company over the next 3 years.


tangerine_sedge

2,676 posts

185 months

Wednesday 28th April
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dvshannow said:
yep funny how the banks seemed to all do fine working remotely and making money while the tech industry has so many delays - and not just supply chains but in software development
Much bank work is probably the very definition of transactional, so simpler to keep doing that whilst remote.

Software dev and games dev in particular is more creative, requires more collaboration, and as dependencies/complexity increases then is impacted more by remote working.

My own software teams (not games) have delivered good work during lockdown, but a lot more effort has been required to make sure the dependencies are properly understood, shared and delivered. We are probably ~20% behind our original plan and everyone is much busier and more stressed.

ANYWAY.....back to PS5 - has anyone replaced their gaming PC with a console and how do you find it? This would become my main gaming device and will be easier to find and cheaper than an unobtainium graphics card.

Do most games support mouse and keyboard? The thought of having to use a controller in BF6 would be a none starter for me.

gregs656

6,930 posts

148 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Surely you'd be better off going xbox from PC (which does take mouse and keyboard)

Also the Game Pass could work across the platforms.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Friday 30th April
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PS5 version of wreckfest is PS plus game for May, along with battlefiedl 5 and stranded deep.


Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Grab one from GAME this morning but just had this email, gutted.


'We're sorry to say your recent order has been cancelled.

While going through your order, our risk and security processes have come across a few issues which prevent us from billing and shipping your product(s).

There are several reasons why this might happen. For your privacy, these are not shared with us. Some examples of order rejections are because of issues with billing/shipping addresses, the particular card being used or the email address linked with your account'

CooperS

4,279 posts

186 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Facebook Marketplace is stil full of £700 consoles.

Who is paying for them.

There's no games for it. The only reason I changed was my OG day 1 PS4 was weazing away playing CoD.

If I couldn't of got one I'd have a PS4 Pro it's silly tbh

piquet

563 posts

224 months

Thursday 13th May
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tried to get one from game today, as usual waited, queued electronically for two hours then spat out

after 6 months of trying, am fed up with it, i'm giving my ps4 to my nephew next week so for the first time in over 25 years i'll be without a playstation, right from my original japanese playstation playing ridge racer and battle area toshinden

fed up with them going to flippers, sony could have easily solved this by sending active network accounts a code

whist in the queue today i was looking at the available software and it's not great

i'll wait a year for more software but always possible i'll never come back to

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Thursday 13th May
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piquet said:
fed up with them going to flippers, sony could have easily solved this by sending active network accounts a code

whist in the queue today i was looking at the available software and it's not great
So the scalpers register a new PSN account and sell it with the console then ?

Or do we want some sort of qualifying criteria - account has to be 6+ months old say ? so anyone new to playstation (25% of the market according to Sony) isn't allowed to buy one ?
Whats an active account? someone that logged in over the last month ? 2 ? 6 ?
What other arbitrary requirements do we want to introduce ? account has a platinum trophy ? bought a game or two from PSN store ?

Whats to stop scalpers buying hacked accounts and using those ?

How are you going to get retailers to check and verify someones PSN account and refuse sale if not verified ?

All far too difficult, awkward and expensive.

The big problem is the demand for the thing is sky high - its outsold PS4 over the same time period as its launch and my guess is they could have probably sold twice as many, even without the pandemic caused supply chain issues I doubt they would have been able to fulfill demand.

There is software out there for it, both exclusive games and reworked versions of older games, Reworked Wreckfest for example is free on PSN this month. No, there aren't dozens of games out there, but then, very few if any new consoles launch with that. PS3 and PS4 releases were similar.

The situation is frustrating, but trying to complicate it further isn't going to help.

Try the hotstock app and the youtube feed that SheetsTauber posted a page or two ago. A lot of it is luck to be right place right time.
I would say that GAME are generally poor.

CooperS

4,279 posts

186 months

Thursday 13th May
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So the solution is if you can't beat them (scalpers) join then (by using their apps and methods for hacking the system).

I find it hard to believe systems cannot be designed to mitigate (not completely avoid) the situation where you have 4 ads on Facebook saying they've got multiples for sale. Yet mutpiles of internet posts saying they can't get hold of stock.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Thursday 13th May
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Hotstock and the like just show availability of a product, they do not auto buy. Secondly, you're buying for yourself, not to sell on - I can't really see that as "joining them".
They're just an automated version of you sat there pressing the F5 button waiting for the "out of stock" marker to disappear.

PC World run a lottery system, so you can't just buy even if you wanted to.

I think its very difficult to stop, unless you create expensive logistical and operational problems.





Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Thursday 13th May
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I am as annoyed as anyone but there's not a lot you can do is there? It'll get easier as each drop passes as you'll be competing against less and less people, although this might change slightly as we get closer to Christmas. The games aren't even really out yet, we've only had 1 or 2, they'll start coming towards the end of the year though.

Thankfully my brother managed to nab one yesterday, so we'll have at least one in the household now. Although I am moving out in the next 10-12 weeks or so, so I best make the most of it whilst I can.

A Winner Is You

23,193 posts

194 months

Thursday 13th May
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Surely Ebay could help by setting a maximum price for PS5 listings. It's only one way of selling, but it would still make the scalper's life more difficult.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Thursday 13th May
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A Winner Is You said:
Surely Ebay could help by setting a maximum price for PS5 listings. It's only one way of selling, but it would still make the scalper's life more difficult.
Is price fixing legal ?
In any case, what responsibility does ebay have to do so ? why would they do a bunch of work to earn less money from a listing ?

As above, it sucks, but there isn't much that can be done really.

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Thursday 13th May
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Crafty_ said:
A Winner Is You said:
Surely Ebay could help by setting a maximum price for PS5 listings. It's only one way of selling, but it would still make the scalper's life more difficult.
Is price fixing legal ?
In any case, what responsibility does ebay have to do so ? why would they do a bunch of work to earn less money from a listing ?

As above, it sucks, but there isn't much that can be done really.
Agreed, it's supply and demand. We'll all get one eventually, just might take another few months.

gregs656

6,930 posts

148 months

Thursday 13th May
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A Winner Is You said:
Surely Ebay could help by setting a maximum price for PS5 listings. It's only one way of selling, but it would still make the scalper's life more difficult.
Not going to happen is it.

It will calm down.

hyphen

21,223 posts

57 months

Friday 14th May
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A Winner Is You said:
Surely Ebay could help by setting a maximum price for PS5 listings. It's only one way of selling, but it would still make the scalper's life more difficult.
Why would they care? If ebay capped then the scalpers would switch to other sales sites and ebay would lose the sales.

HARTLEYHARE1

392 posts

96 months

Friday 14th May
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Been after one since day one but i will not hand these clowns what there asking. Happily pay £50 over the odds but after that my pants are staying up

dvshannow

1,105 posts

103 months

Friday 14th May
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How much is the excess demand over supply

N0ddie

273 posts

132 months

Monday 17th May
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Is the demand for "actual gamers" or is it from scalpers that are still able to buy and take straight, to the likes of, CEX for easy profit?