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Poll: *** The Official Playstation 5 (PS5) Thread ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, Apr 16, 2019.

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Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    68 vote(s)
    17.2%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    255 vote(s)
    64.4%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    73 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. BuffetSlayer

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 19, 2012

    Posts: 4,421

    You know many people that buy a phone for £1000 cash?

    Personally I think up to £600 is reasonable given the tech.
     
  2. The_One

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2003

    Posts: 11,330

    go to any apple store people walking out the door all the time with iphones
     
  3. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 2,121

    Sony has been slightly quiet on the whole backwards compatibility though. They've said the 100 "most popular" games will work but they've stopped short of actually committing to backwards compatibility for specific games or hardware like psvr.

    What makes me laugh is talking to people who've bought the latest Samsung/Apple phone and I ask them whether it's worth the money. To which they always reply

    "I'd never spend £1000 on a phone this one's only £80 a month (2 year contract)" :D

    I'm sure Microsoft and Sony will switch to contact deals in the near future as most people seem incapable of working out simple arithmetic!
     
  4. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    You need to take inflation in to account. Just out of interest, which consoles are you talking about? PS1, N64, PS2, all MS consoles were £250+ on launch. Do the maths and you'll see consoles are typically launched at a price over £400 in today's money.
     
  5. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

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    Location: Up-Holland

    Not keen on the design. Thing the series x looks more to my liking. I got rid of my PS4 pro ages ago as I just never used it. And when I did, the fact it sounded like a jet engine just bugged me. Sold it and got back into PC games.

    have to say though the launch trailers looked amazing. So much better then the series x. I’m genuinely interested in getting one and I thought my console days were behind me. I’ll reserve judgment on the looks until I see one but it looks to small to cool well and quietly.
     
  6. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,971

    Location: Welling, London

    NES, SNES, N64, Jaguar (much to my shame). £400 is expensive, but some people are talking near £600 for PS5.

    Back in the day, a console cost about the equivalent of 2 days wages for my dad, most people don’t earn £600 a week these days.
     
  7. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    You really need to break out an inflation calculator. Your maths indicate your Dad was earning £125 per day, which is the equivalent of a £60k salary, but then you compare that a £30k salary today.
     
  8. Shawreyboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 26, 2009

    Posts: 1,216

    Location: Salisbury, Wilts

    They seem to have a mixed bag of reviews, I haven't used them before so can't comment and dropping a big purchase is a leap of faith so to speak. Have you used them before? Experience any good?

    Shawrey
     
  9. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,971

    Location: Welling, London

    Yeah, bit of a maths fail. I just see this being very hard for many parents to afford. Other things such as mortgages and bills are also a lot more expensive today.

    In all probability, there’s just probably gonna be shed loads of these bought on credit cards this Christmas.
     
  10. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 14,502

    Better not go in that direction, otherwise people like me, i.e., those with no access to fibre internet, are screwed.
     
  11. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,143

    Used them for digital content mainly in recent times and haven’t had an issue.

    They’ll use DPD for their delivery which to me is the best of a bad bunch.

    I suspect many will plump for Amazon but then I’ve had more than my fair share of problems with them over the years so it swings in roundabouts.
     
  12. Shawreyboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 26, 2009

    Posts: 1,216

    Location: Salisbury, Wilts

    So just sounds like a few bad experiences (which can happen anywhere) and they paint a dire picture for them.

    I did see that it would be DPD tracked and agree definitely the best of a bad bunch, DPD are normally really prompt round here.

    I'll probably drop an order on Amazon as well and see what is what and agreed, people can and have had bad experiences even with them but simply due to the scale of Amazon you rarely hear of it. I wonder how many will be pre-ordering PS5 and then trying to return it for a refund with their PS4 shoved in the box like the old GPU scams they had :D.

    @Gibbo what would really seal the deal would be if OcUK took orders for the new consoles like you did for Xbox One and PS4 ;).

    Shawrey
     
  13. PinkPig

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 7, 2004

    Posts: 3,526

    The number of people without good internet will probably go down over time though. If you are one of the unlucky last 0.1% to get fast internet then yes, bad luck.
     
  14. JBeck

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Lunatic asylum

    I spent £190 on mine, where are you going with this?
     
  15. The_One

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2003

    Posts: 11,330

    that a lot of people cant work out the true value of things

    like someone moaning at paying £40 for the latest AAA game title that's probably going to give 20+ hours of entertainment

    Whats that £2 an hour?

    That's cheap entertainment, the same people are likely to pay a tenner to go watch a movie at the cinema
     
  16. pdhenin

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2011

    Posts: 152

    I'm waiting for the specs to see if the digital edition is worth it. I'm guessing it will have a bigger hard drive but you will end up paying more for games.
     
  17. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 2,121

    Playstation 1 launched at £300 back in 1995. That's £580 today according to the BoE inflation calculator so by that estimate a PS5 should cost around £600!

    https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator

    I agree that wages haven't kept pace with inflation for many people but that's an argument for another thread/forum.....!
     
  18. Ocean Breeze

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

    Posts: 717

    Location: Shropshire/Paris

    The main factor is going to be how loud it is.

    Looks wise it’s not good. They should have gone with a more portal-esque design, more alien. Instead they went for something that looks like it’s come from the year 2000’s.
     
  19. montymint

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    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

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    That's always my barometer too when buying a new game. I always square up to a trip to the movies - which I do still do from time to time (but it's really a treat if I do).

    I price these consoles up the same - if it hits 60fps @ 4k constantly it's much better value than buying the parts to upgrade a pc to do the same thing. For most people, these will probably last longer than a GPU.
     
  20. Craterloads

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2009

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    Or people like me who cant justify spending 20-60 per game only to play it once. I usually buy on launch and sell as soon as i finished game.