PlayStation 5 Thread

PlayStation 5 Thread

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hyphen

21,119 posts

57 months

Tuesday 5th January
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rofl i didn't even realise it was spelt wrong.

The pressure is on H-mx5.

kevinon

344 posts

27 months

Wednesday 6th January
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Flat6er said:
Aparrently stock will be replenishing this week. Curry's. Amazon. Game and John Lewis to announce new stock on Thursday 7th and tues 12th.
Thanks for the nudge. I'm not knowledgeable about games, but want to give my nephew a PS5 for combined xmas, birthday, wedding gift.

I'd love some guidance as to what specification to buy. Black or white? Are there options which a 17 year old would need? (he can be a bit hard to get definitive answers from)

Thoughts would be welcome. !

oscmax

102 posts

94 months

Wednesday 6th January
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kevinon said:
Thanks for the nudge. I'm not knowledgeable about games, but want to give my nephew a PS5 for combined xmas, birthday, wedding gift.

I'd love some guidance as to what specification to buy. Black or white? Are there options which a 17 year old would need? (he can be a bit hard to get definitive answers from)

Thoughts would be welcome. !
Your nephew turned 17, celebrated Christmas and got married recently??? I'm not surprised he's got other things on his mind than a PS5.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Wednesday 6th January
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T5SOR said:
I’m waiting for a black one!
Look on reddit, lots of people removing the white covers and painting/wrapping/plastidipping them.

THere was one company who were making whole new covers in different covers before the thing was even released - they got a cease & desist order from Sony. I think there is another company doing them now though and seemed quite sure they couldn't suffer the same fate.

Edit: the company doing them now are dbrand https://dbrand.com/shop/special-edition/ps5

They taunted Sony to try suing them : https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/company-s...

Edited by Crafty_ on Wednesday 6th January 11:32

bigandclever

11,446 posts

205 months

Wednesday 6th January
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Crafty_ said:
THere was one company who were making whole new covers in different covers before the thing was even released - they got a cease & desist order from Sony. I think there is another cmpany doing them now though and seemed quite sure they could suffer the same fate.
That was platestation (replacement parts, bad). They are now customizemyplates (vinyl skins you apply yourself, good)

Steven_RW

1,348 posts

169 months

Wednesday 6th January
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kevinon said:
Flat6er said:
Aparrently stock will be replenishing this week. Curry's. Amazon. Game and John Lewis to announce new stock on Thursday 7th and tues 12th.
Thanks for the nudge. I'm not knowledgeable about games, but want to give my nephew a PS5 for combined xmas, birthday, wedding gift.

I'd love some guidance as to what specification to buy. Black or white? Are there options which a 17 year old would need? (he can be a bit hard to get definitive answers from)

Thoughts would be welcome. !
If you can afford "the white one" which means it comes with a disc drive, then get that option. The benefit is you can buy 2nd hand games from ebay and cex and play them for much better prices than the £60+ brand new prices. It also means if you had some top titles from the Ps4, you can just put them in the ps5 disc drive and play them with the extra horsepower of the Ps5. You may want to buy a second controller or a headset but neither are mandatory to enjoy the console as one person.

RW

Patch1875

4,113 posts

99 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Mines is suffering from a seemingly known issue of crashing when in rest mode hopefully a patch will come along soon to sort it.

kevinon

344 posts

27 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Steven_RW said:
If you can afford "the white one" which means it comes with a disc drive, then get that option. The benefit is you can buy 2nd hand games from ebay and cex and play them for much better prices than the £60+ brand new prices. It also means if you had some top titles from the Ps4, you can just put them in the ps5 disc drive and play them with the extra horsepower of the Ps5. You may want to buy a second controller or a headset but neither are mandatory to enjoy the console as one person.

RW
Lovely - I now have the confidence to seek out a white one! Thanks !

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Wednesday 13th January
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I may be due a woosh parrot here, but there are no black PS5s. both the digital (no disk drive) and standard (with disk drive) are white.


HorneyMX5

Original Poster:

4,903 posts

117 months

Wednesday 13th January
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The box for the discless PS5 is black, which is what I assumed was meant.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Wednesday 13th January
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:thumbsup: makes sense! was wondering if I had lost the plot somewhere..

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Wednesday 13th January
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Hogwarts Legacy delayed until 2022.

paul99

726 posts

210 months

Thursday 14th January
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I'm enjoying the PS+ PS5 updated game Maneater this month. Basically a shark RPG, good fun to explore and looks great.

HorneyMX5

Original Poster:

4,903 posts

117 months

Friday 15th January
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Have you managed to kill the alligator yet?

Yidwann

1,311 posts

177 months

Friday 15th January
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None of the restocking surfaced did it? I didn't see any that's for sure!

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Friday 15th January
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It seems not and apparently other areas are in the same situaiton.

Can't help but think someone's dropped the ball here, 2 months out from launch and there's been no stock for a month and seemingly no sign of any soon. Apparently their manufacturing facilities are highly automated (one that built PS4s could be run by 3 or 4 people making a machine every few minutes). Either production has been paused or they've got some big shipping issues.

There were stories around about high rate of failures of the AMD chips back last year - maybe they were true and they had a stockpile of machines at launch, which has now run out and they're not able to manufacture enough to keep supply lines going ?

Seems very unclear at the moment when stock is being shipped or when it'll arrive, but the way its going its going to be Q2 before there is a regular supply I think.

HayesDC2

249 posts

99 months

Friday 15th January
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T5SOR said:
I’m waiting for a black one!
I bought some vinyl and wrapped mine, was a bit of a nightmare doing the disc side so I've ordered some more to have another go as its a bit like the surface of the moon atm but I have it laying down anyway.

The side that looks alright https://imgur.com/a/XB5IxcV

Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Friday 15th January
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Well that was a flurry of excitement. Just after 9pm smyths toys dropped stock. Website crashing all the usual stuff.

Had one in my basket but couldn't get through the payment screen quick enough and froze out.

All stock went in 20 mins.


paul99

726 posts

210 months

Saturday 16th January
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HorneyMX5 said:
Have you managed to kill the alligator yet?
Up to max level 30 now and allegators are easy meat. I think I've done the game the wrong way round though as I didn't focus on the missions but have been collecting everything instead. Now I've started working through the story and it feels like I'm massively overpowered.

Lynchie999

3,148 posts

120 months

Sunday 17th January
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Flat6er said:
Well that was a flurry of excitement. Just after 9pm smyths toys dropped stock. Website crashing all the usual stuff.

Had one in my basket but couldn't get through the payment screen quick enough and froze out.

All stock went in 20 mins.

The bot group made it crash... seen on the twitter them bragging about it...