Playstation 5 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Caminus Prime, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I think the chip shortage has finally caught up to them. It's still going to be a while until we see them stocked in stores, unfortunately. Demand for these is still breathtaking, as just about anyone with a PS4 wants to upgrade.
     
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  2. Deathcatg

    Deathcatg Well-Known Member

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    Got ship shortage, and we also got the various issues with the cargo ships and docks being backed up with no easy answer. I can't really fault Sony at all with the various issues that are plaguing about every other industry world wide.
     
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  3. Dr Kain

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    Yeah, this is the first Playstation since the original I have not acquired within a year after its release. I picked up a PS2 about 10 months after it first came out, a PS3 at launch, and a PS4 about 7 months. It's annoying as hell because I'm constantly deleting my install data on my games every time I want to start a new game and it's not worth buying the newer version of the PS4 at this point.
     
  4. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    You don't need a newer PS4 Slim or Pro just to upgrade the storage. I have a launch model PS4 I upgraded to a 2TB internal along with a 5TB external.
     
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    Yeah, but that's pointless to spend that money at this point as well.
     
  6. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    You’ll have storage issues on a base 5 too. I had to get a 500GB SSD for my PS5. But 75% of my games on storage are PS4 games.
     
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    I thought the PS5 was a TB?

    Either way, that's fine because it still still be a while before I end up having storage issues. Of course, it may not matter when I can't get the fucker anyway.
     
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    It’s just shy of 1TB. It’s like 825GB.
     
  9. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    ...So a friend of mine gives me a call and goes...

    "Hey, you still want a PS5 right?"

    "FUCK YEAH I DO YOU FUCKING IDIOT."

    "You owe me 500"

    Done deal. Now I've got a PS5. Evidently his store got in a dozen and they weren't putting them on the floor. You had to ask if they had any in and they'd sell you one. He knows a guy in the electronics counter and so he bought one at the end of the shift. He works at Krogers/Fred Meyer, so if you got any of those stores it wouldn't hurt to check. They aren't advertising them and aren't telling when they have stock, at least my friend's store. You have to ask them if they have any.
     
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  10. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    If it helps, an external HDD is still quite reasonable for the PS5, especially with PS4 games. It's still a lot faster than the PS4 in terms of access speed, and it still looks glorious.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I just plugged my ps4's external HDD into my ps5 and done. I will eventually need an internal SSD, but for now I'm good. They finally really truly figured out upgrading a person from an old green console to a new one with the 5.
     
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  12. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    The cost for a heat-sink equipped SSD that meets the PS5 specs is still quite high, and I've found they are hard to source at the moment. For PS5 exclusives, I'm sure the faster SSD will make a difference.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm sure you're right, and as for price, that's the drawback to having such cutting- edge tech! Totally worth it, too.
     
  14. FiVE1ZERO

    FiVE1ZERO ** bLaH-BLAAh-BlaHH-BLAAaAAH!.!!! **

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    Hey just wondering but anyone here got an email invitation from Sony to get a PS5? Part of me thinks it's legit but then part of me thinks it's a scam lol. I do get emails from Sony when they do have special deals on Digital games/Promotions etc.
     
  15. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    I got one, joined the queue at the appointed time and got a PS5. Was trying for months before that. It's very much a real thing.
     
  16. Hellbot

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    Should be legit if you registered interest to buy one. Otherwise I would be surprised if they were just randomly sending those invite out.
     
  17. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy Sorry, I just look very gouda. That was cheesy.

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    I got one, it seems to be random.
     
  18. Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

    Alpha Omega Trion Supreme One of the longest handles in the fandom!

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    How did you get on the list?
     
  19. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    No idea. Might have signed up or tried to buy one via PS store at some point.
     
  20. decops

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    You have to sign up for it. Buy PS5 Consoles | PlayStation®
    If you haven't signed up for it and gotten an email it's a scam mail.
     
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