PlayStation 5 Thread

PlayStation 5 Thread

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Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Friday 21st May
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https://www.wired.com/story/playstation-5-six-mont...

Jim Ryan said:
“We’re working as hard as we can to ameliorate that situation,” Ryan says on a Zoom call, mere hours after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination shot. “We see production ramping up over the summer and certainly into the second half of the year, and we would hope to see some sort of return to normality in terms of the balance between supply and demand during that period.”
Be interesting to see if that happens given chip shortages are allegedly going to run in to 2022.

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Friday 21st May
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Crafty_ said:
Be interesting to see if that happens given chip shortages are allegedly going to run in to 2022.
Think I read they're gonna try to re-design it without the semi conductor that's in short supply or something? Probably won't happen anytime soon though. It does get easier to get one with every drop though, there's a slight positive.

My bros PS5 arrived, he's gone away for the weekend so told me to set it up etc. Been playing The Warriors from PS2, still love that game. He bought Spiderman as well, might have a blast on that tonight.

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Friday 21st May
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Yeah they are doing a revision of the internals, but as far as I read its slated for 2022

if your brother or you have PSN download wreckfest, free until the end of the month...

SmoothCriminal

3,634 posts

166 months

Friday 21st May
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Will the redesigned one be any different? Is it worth trying to grab one now incase they lower performance in the next one

Crafty_

12,987 posts

167 months

Friday 21st May
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I'd be surprised if the performance was any better or worse in the new one. Far as I know, all playstations have gone through different motherboard iterations. This isn't a performance thing, its a cost / yield improvement

SmoothCriminal

3,634 posts

166 months

Friday 21st May
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Thanks, won't rush to try and get one then.

Sheets Tabuer

16,228 posts

182 months

Friday 21st May
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SmoothCriminal said:
Thanks, won't rush to try and get one then.
Phew more for the rest of us hehe

Lucas Ayde

2,552 posts

135 months

Friday 21st May
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Leicester Loyal said:
Think I read they're gonna try to re-design it without the semi conductor that's in short supply or something? Probably won't happen anytime soon though. It does get easier to get one with every drop though, there's a slight positive.

My bros PS5 arrived, he's gone away for the weekend so told me to set it up etc. Been playing The Warriors from PS2, still love that game. He bought Spiderman as well, might have a blast on that tonight.
There's no single 'semi conductor in short supply' that's stymieing PS5 production. The TSMC foundries in Taiwan that make all the APUs used in the PS5 (as well as Xbox Series S|X APUs, AMD Zen CPUs and AMD GPUs) are at full capacity and currently facing issues with water supplies, as well as a global shortage of silicon used in the substrate upon which semiconductors are fabricated. So there's no slack in the system to increase production.

Sony is looking at a die shrink to 6nm Tech (currently 7nm) which should result in better yields and more chips per silicon wafer. It should also result in lower power/cooler-running chips and the possibility of a more compact unit (less cooling needed). I would assume that the XBox APU will undergo a similar die shrink around the same time as TSMC convert some of their 7nm lines to 6nm tech.

That's unlikely to happen until probably next year though.

HRL

2,536 posts

186 months

Saturday 12th June
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Nobody else playing the latest R&C game, A Rift Apart?

Looks the dogs danglies on my OLED TV. Wasn’t sure if it was more aimed at kids but actually it’s quite a challenge in places. Either that or I’ve turned old and doddery overnight.

If this is just the start of things to come on the PS5 then I’ll not be disappointed.

Stevil

10,223 posts

196 months

Saturday 12th June
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HRL said:
Nobody else playing the latest R&C game, A Rift Apart?

Looks the dogs danglies on my OLED TV. Wasn’t sure if it was more aimed at kids but actually it’s quite a challenge in places. Either that or I’ve turned old and doddery overnight.

If this is just the start of things to come on the PS5 then I’ll not be disappointed.
Yep, playing it right now. Great stuff!

Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Monday 14th June
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Bought it, massive ratchet and clank fan. But, sods law the only control i have has gone funny. Right stick drift. Unless you hold the stick steady the cursor scrolls north. Very annoying and getting progressively worse.

Ps customer support said they are getting a fair few of them. They'll sort a free replacement but it will take 15+ days. Gah. 3 weeks without ps5? I know right. First world issues.

Do I just stump up 60 quid to play a game that just cost me 60 quid?

Yeah probably. smile

Edited by Flat6er on Monday 14th June 21:56

Jasandjules

66,425 posts

196 months

Monday 14th June
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Flat6er said:
Do I just stump up 60 quid to play a game that just cost me 60 quid?

Yeah probably. smile

Edited by Flat6er on Monday 14th June 21:56
Well yes. And a dual charger... I thought everyone got two controllers.........

Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Monday 14th June
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Jasandjules said:
Well yes. And a dual charger... I thought everyone got two controllers.........
Never had a need for a 2nd one. Mrs Flat6er is not a gamer and I mostly play rpg that has no need for a 2nd. So only bought the unit with the included stick.

My last dualsense lasted from 2012 and was still going strong when I sold the ps4 back in February.

Steven_RW

1,348 posts

169 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Flat6er said:
Jasandjules said:
Well yes. And a dual charger... I thought everyone got two controllers.........
Never had a need for a 2nd one. Mrs Flat6er is not a gamer and I mostly play rpg that has no need for a 2nd. So only bought the unit with the included stick.

My last dualsense lasted from 2012 and was still going strong when I sold the ps4 back in February.
In a reasonable play session on a game that uses the rumble and haptic you can run the controller down. I know I did quite a few times during my Demon's Souls play through.

I sit close enough that I can plug in the charge cable with ease but I also like having a second controller so I picked one up. Another thing I did was take the analog thumbstick covers that I had from my ps4 pro and put them on the PS5 controllers. On removing them the ps4 controllers still looked new which was a real testiment to how good the covers are. On they went to the PS5 controllers after a good scrub up and they themselves look mostly new.

RW

Ruskie

3,201 posts

167 months

Thursday 17th June
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Whats the best stock alert app/website?

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Thursday 17th June
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Ruskie said:
Whats the best stock alert app/website?
I use the PS5 stock alert accounts on Twitter, turned on notifications.

My PS5 arrived this morning. It came with the new Ratchet and Clank, plus I just ordered AC Valhalla as well, will hopefully arrive in time for next week.

HARTLEYHARE1

392 posts

96 months

Thursday 17th June
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Ratchet is great but then i did pay just shy of 600 to play it as love the series and im over 50 !!!!!

SmoothCriminal

3,634 posts

166 months

Saturday 19th June
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Argos website says they're out of stock but apparently some stores have them for walk in customers so if you're near one worth walking in and asking.

Ratchet and clank bundles.




PeteinSQ

1,635 posts

177 months

Saturday 19th June
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I managed to get one from Argos yesterday. Was great taking the kids in the car to collect it without telling them where we were going.

I actually couldn't believe my luck that I was able to get one really. Just happened to look at my phone and the twitter account that gives stock updates. They'd said argos had stock about thirty minutes previously and amazingly it was showing stock at an argos about ten miles from my house.

It is the Ratchet and Clank bundle. I'd not played that before but it seems a pretty excellent game so far.

shocks

710 posts

131 months

Sunday 20th June
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Ruskie said:
Whats the best stock alert app/website?
I used hotstock - took me a couple of weeks, finally signed up to their £5 sub, got one from game via the notification

Works well. Just cancel the sub after.