PlayStation 5 Thread

PlayStation 5 Thread

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minky monkey

1,486 posts

135 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Hotstock for me too. I picked up a Xbox X a couple of months ago and managed to buy a Ps5, albeit a digital one today via Very. Notifications worked well for me, I used the nonsubscription version.

hyphen

22,298 posts

59 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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There seems to have been a shipment as the stock alerts sites for both xbox and this went haywire.

Clicked on one in morning and amazon showed stock but resisted. As untill lots of games come out, I can wait. They will always be revising the models and firmware.

Speed Badger

1,591 posts

86 months

Saturday 26th June
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I thought I'd treat myself to a PS5 and couldn't believe they are out of stock everywhere still! Blimey, I knew they were in short supply after launch and around Xmas, but I've kind of forgotten about it since then and haven't payed it any attention. Oh well, doesn't seem I'm missing out a huge amount at the moment, but still shocking they aren't available by now.

Lucas Ayde

2,608 posts

137 months

Saturday 26th June
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Yes, it is pretty crazy. At least with PC GPUs there was the reason of Cryptomining demand that was making new cards practically impossible to find (and even massively increasing the price of older ones on the secondhand market). You just have to assume that the demand for next gen gaming hardware due to the coof keeping everyone at home was massive enough to outstrip production.

Despite my reservations about the bulk and looks of the thing, I would almost certainly have bought a PS5 by now if they were easily available.

But on the bright side, since I managed to get a 3070FE for my PC it has become my primary gaming platform. I enjoy games running on the PC at above PS5 quality on my TV via streaming to my Shield, I can stream amazing PC VR titles wirelessly to my Quest 2 (which is no slouch as a stand-alone VR gaming headset either) or I can play them traditional-style with my G9 monitor at my computer desk.

My PS4 Pro (with PSVR) has not been used for months and I'm not inclined to spend the bucks on a PS5 when I have a better quality PC already. I'd rather spend the money on a CPU upgrade (the final refresh of Zen3 is looking like it will be awesome so waiting for a Ryzen 5900XT or whatever they will call it).

Yes, PC hardware costs a packet but the games are super-economical if you shop around the various online stores. Consider putting the cash into a PC - it's better for games and actually useful for other stuff (yes, I know the GPU situation is even more diabolical than PS5 supply issues).

HelterSkelter

90 posts

111 months

Sunday 27th June
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I'm not sure if its already been said recently but sign up to the Currys PS5 vip program. I got last month through it, having signed up a few months ago.

Seanseansean

159 posts

56 months

Sunday 27th June
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Try your local game.
I went in store today bad asked if they had any.
They said they had 20 in stock last week. As they arnt telling anyone now, you have to physically walk into store.
They also put me down on a limited number waiting list.

Seanseansean

159 posts

56 months

Tuesday 6th July
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Game rang me around 4pm. To say I’m able to
Collect my ps5 on Friday.
They are only doing bundles. So a game and a extra controller.
Can’t wait. Just started red dead 2 again. My PS4 sounds like it’s going to explode.

Oakey

26,275 posts

185 months

Tuesday 6th July
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Judging by how many I'm seeing on Facebook marketplace for between 450-500 quid I think the bottom has fallen out of the scalping market

Yidwann

1,379 posts

179 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Mine is arriving today….. had to buy a bundle but Ratchet and Clank looks like it will show off the new OLED anyway that’s going on the wall at the same time. Literally had my phone in my hand when the notification went off on Sunday morning.

Oakey

26,275 posts

185 months

Friday 9th July
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Argos had them available on their website just now, I say had, they disappeared quicker than you could find a store to pick up from.

PeteinSQ

1,756 posts

179 months

Friday 9th July
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It feels a bit like availability might slowly be improving and if scalpers can't make a profit and so stop buying them up it ought to improve even more.

eltawater

2,543 posts

148 months

Friday 9th July
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There's a very definite trend of people on Facebook Marketplace lowering their prices as supply starts to increase. I'm now seeing £450 - £500 for a disc edition with the odd hopeful still at £600+.

ajprice

21,329 posts

165 months

Friday 9th July
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Sony posted an ad video on twitter then pulled it because the console was upside down.

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/sony-pulls-ps5-a...


Seanseansean

159 posts

56 months

Friday 9th July
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Picked mine up today.
Game received eight ps5, I was number eight in the list. That was luckily.
It’s a right chunk!
Really happy with it, so much faster. Just need to get a decent OLED now.

Lucas Ayde

2,608 posts

137 months

Monday 12th July
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PeteinSQ said:
It feels a bit like availability might slowly be improving and if scalpers can't make a profit and so stop buying them up it ought to improve even more.
Yeah, scalping has a feedback effect on prices - As prices go up, incentivising scalping, the scalping itself pushes prices up even faster making scalping even more attractive. But when the trend turns, the opposite is true and as there are fewer scalpers, the prices drop quickly meaning even less scalping.

I can't help but think that overall this has all been bad news for Sony and MS. They haven't made any extra money or sales from the scalpers (they could have sold everything they made, regardless) but people who paid silly scalper prices have less cash to spend on games.

Personally, it has put me off upgrading to a PS5 (as I would otherwise almost certainly have done) and I'm now all-in on my PC. I'll reconsider a PS5 when they do the inevitable 'slim' revision and supply is good as it would be nice to enjoy my existing library of PS4 stuff and access whatever exclusives don't come to the PC. I really didn't like the look and bulk of the OG model anyway.

Jasandjules

66,621 posts

198 months

Monday 12th July
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Seanseansean said:
Just need to get a decent OLED now.
Indeed. I picked up a 65" Samsung... It is quite awesome...

Yidwann

1,379 posts

179 months

Monday 12th July
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I put my OLED up over the weekend! Man, its frickin special! Started playing Assassins Creed today, really enjoyed it, never played any of this series before.

Lynchie999

3,153 posts

122 months

Tuesday 13th July
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PeteinSQ said:
It feels a bit like availability might slowly be improving and if scalpers can't make a profit and so stop buying them up it ought to improve even more.
Scalpers have other thing to do now... like rioting at Wembley...

Seanseansean

159 posts

56 months

Wednesday 14th July
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Jasandjules said:
Indeed. I picked up a 65" Samsung... It is quite awesome...
Bet it looks great on that!

Speed Badger

1,591 posts

86 months

Saturday 7th August
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Speed Badger said:
I thought I'd treat myself to a PS5 and couldn't believe they are out of stock everywhere still! Blimey, I knew they were in short supply after launch and around Xmas, but I've kind of forgotten about it since then and haven't payed it any attention. Oh well, doesn't seem I'm missing out a huge amount at the moment, but still shocking they aren't available by now.
I saw an offer come up from EE who I'm with on my phone contract. They had some PS5's come in stock and I do believe I've ordered one. Quite handy actually, I just added it to my monthly bill 0% interest for 11 months so nice to spread the cost. Got an extra controller in the bundle and ordered Ratchet & Clank and Assassin's Creed Valhalla separately which should keep me amused.