PS5 Dropping 11/12 for $499.99

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
I had one buddy of mine catch the intial wave from Best Buy. I guess he missed out but got a second chance when they did a sweep of people violating the one per customer rules and cancelled orders. He works nights and just happened to see he had a chance at like midnight the day everyone was mad.

I’m tempted by PS5 but I feel if I get a new system, I’ll start with Xbox because my friend that I primarily play coop with managed to get a Series X order in.

I did see that there was an announcement the release date sales are supposed to be online only, which makes me feel they are still trying to produce them - which also makes me wonder if this first wave will have extra issues.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
If anyone is getting a PS5, Target is doing Buy 2, Get 1 free on movies, music and games and they are including non-Sony 1st party games. I told my buddy who has a system on order so he could get some stuff to play at launch.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
I'll have one by 2031, I might get a PS4 when the prices drop.
That’s a great move for now, I think. There are a lot of things on PS4 and they will want to move units. I have one friend getting the PS4 and one with the Series X but with how little I’ve played games the past few years and the backlogs I have, I really have no sense of urgency to get the new gen.
 

Youth N Asia

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While I love my PS4. I can’t see buying new games for it with the 5 out there. Plan on getting a 5 as soon as I can find one.
 

HarleyQuinn

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I'll probably wait until Black Friday/Christmas time to look at getting a PS5 if I can get it either on sale or with some gift cards utilized towards it.
 

Broward83

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I know this is the PS5 thread, but my Series X should be arriving in a day or so. It shipped late Monday night from just outside Dallas, but Target is saying it'll get here by Nov. 17th. Now, mind you, I live in Houston and it's like maaaaaaaaybe a 6 hour drive between the two cities.
 

Youth N Asia

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I'll probably wait until Black Friday/Christmas time to look at getting a PS5 if I can get it either on sale or with some gift cards utilized towards it.

with as limited as these are going to be for the next little bit I doubt there will be any reason for a store to give any extra incentive to buy one Black Friday. They’ll sell themselves at full price.
 

HarleyQuinn

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with as limited as these are going to be for the next little bit I doubt there will be any reason for a store to give any extra incentive to buy one Black Friday.
Agreed but the flip side could be stores trying to entice buying with an 'X % Off' Coupon which may or may not apply. I think any sales or coupons would be far more likely for December/January at the earliest but with COVID, who knows what businesses are planning to try and scrape any profit they can get.
 

fazzle

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With how weak the launch lineups are for both the PS5 and Series X/S, I'm not too worried about getting either. If I can find one in the wild? Cool. But if not? No big deal.
 

HSJ

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I never buy a system at launch. I can't justify the price tag with the game lineup they put out.
 

SFH

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Facebook targeted articles (and shared posts from the groups) are being very unkind to the launch, lots of breakage reports. I'm unable to verify the validity of each individual one, though.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Facebook targeted articles (and shared posts from the groups) are being very unkind to the launch, lots of breakage reports. I'm unable to verify the validity of each individual one, though.
It's 2020 so of course, this would be happening... Some of the videos have been proven to be fake e.g. the 'smoking X Box Series X' but the PS5 sounds legitimate and it wouldn't shock me if the X Box does have some disc drive issues.

Found this: https://screenrant.com/ps5-glitch-storage-building-broken-wont-start-acg/

"Popular YouTube game reviewer ACG reports that his PS5 was "100% dead" as of yesterday, citing "storage rebuild issues" that other PS5 reviewers - who have been playing on the same console build players will receive tomorrow - have also corroborated.

Other reviewers, such as GiantBomb's Jeff Gerstmann, have corroborated PS5's storage building glitch, but ACG's case is the first total console-bricking documented as a result of this apparent software and hardware weakness."


"That's not the only issue that's being reported on social media; the console is allegedly having problems with the disc drive, and in one instance, has stopped working altogether.

Meanwhile, other problems are cropping up that may be disc drive related. One Twitter user posted a clip of their console making a series of clicking sounds in both a horizontal and vertical position."
 

Brocklock

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Yeah to me it seems absurd to buy at launch. I get why so many people do it because NEW, but I always wait a year or two or more for the game library to build up and watch Youtube gameplay vids to wet the appetite for a new system. And even beyond the game library, it seems like the new systems are always a little buggy and filtered with problems early on.
 

cobainwasmurdered

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I found out Fable is being brought back for Xbox so if I'm getting a console again that made up my mind along with all the backwards compatible games i have and the strong pc crossover its supposed to have. That said I have no intention of dropping 500 dollars (plus 200 or more on games) on a console ANY TIME soon.
 

Cartman

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Probably jinxing myself, but I used my Digital edition PS5 yesterday for a few hours and I have not seen any of the issues people have been having SO FAR. Astro's Playroom is a neat little Mario Odyssey style game that really shows off the console and controller (holy shit btw) abilities. Not sure if many 3rd party devs will take full advantage of the awesome controller but I hope they do.
 

fazzle

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As of right now it isn't the hardware issues or the weak launch lineups that are giving me the most pause.

It's HOW QUICKLY these fucking hard drives are filling up. Holy shit. I knew storage was going to be bad this gen and it seems even worse than I was expecting. And it's not like last gen when I could just buy a big ass external and be good to go.
 

Broward83

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As of right now it isn't the hardware issues or the weak launch lineups that are giving me the most pause.

It's HOW QUICKLY these fucking hard drives are filling up. Holy shit. I knew storage was going to be bad this gen and it seems even worse than I was expecting. And it's not like last gen when I could just buy a big ass external and be good to go.
No shit. I have been moving files to my Series X and I'm slowly watching it fill up and there's no way I'm going to shell out for a $250 memory card. I've moved the few games that I've played on a serious nature but man, these file sizes are fucking ginormous.
 

Cartman

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I definitely understand the struggle if you like having a ton of games installed and ready to play all the time, and the bigger issue for people that have data limits or caps. The good news is, if you don't have the data cap issue it's MUCH quicker to download/install games on the PS5 so deleting and downloading games shouldn't be a major problem. I personally don't jump around to different games very often so the storage isn't a big deal.
 

Youth N Asia

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My brother got me a bundle from Kohl’s with an extra controller and Spider-Man while I was asleep. Hoping it doesn’t get cancelled.
 
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