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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

    67 vote(s)
    17.7%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    242 vote(s)
    63.9%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    70 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. rare

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2002

    Posts: 6,758

    Yes - will pay for itself in the long run IMO.
     
  2. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 12,904

    Could we maybe get a poll going on which console people are gonna go for ? Would be interesting (I think I know which will come out top)

    Edit. I mean which ps5, disc or no disc console.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
  3. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 2,102

    Funny your mentioned that as I did exactly the same last time and bought both. I'll just be getting a PS5 this time though as I didn't rate the Xbox one. Like you say all Xbox games will be out on PC and in the near future will likely be cross generation with the current Xbox. so literally no reason to buy the series X IMO.
     
  4. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 27,377

    Location: Westchestershire

    No, I haven't used a disc since Xbox 360/PS3 era in either Xbox One, PS4 or PC. Even though digital console games do cost a small fortune, I've had my moneys worth. And I know that if I bought a game on disc and sold it on to make a few quid back, I'd want to play the game again a few years in the future. So I'd end up rebuying it anyway. I am very patient, I am the only one in my gaming circle that has a PlayStation so I can wait 2-3 years for the games to drop in price. Most of my PS4 library was bought at £15.99 or less.
     
  5. Bishie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 10, 2010

    Posts: 1,542

    The PS5 has a more innovative controller and the prospect of VR, neither of which the Series X has. Raw power isn't the be-all!
     
  6. Spook187

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 8,212

    Location: Cumbria

    Pretty sure it's down to the high grade components used, i can't see the PS5 player out shinning a stand alone player like the oppo. yeah it's a good feature to have and should of been included on the PS4.
     
  7. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 11,124

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    I still can't see how it makes a difference in picture quality regardless of the components. It's reading digital data and outputting digital data.

    Your Oppo will likely be quieter, have better software, and probably built to last, but can't see how it's any better at zeros and ones :)
     
  8. SS-89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 13, 2007

    Posts: 7,956

    Location: London

    Usually to do with image processor and software processing, it's one of the reasons the Panasonic UB9000 is rated higher than the Oppo players as the image processing is better especially in relation to colour grading. That being said a lot of these differences are only apparent side by side or when magnifying the image, and sony have plenty of pedigree in this area so imagine it will be a pretty decent player.

    I'm more interested in what hdr formats it supports. Dolby vision and HDR10+ please.
     
  9. Spook187

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 8,212

    Location: Cumbria

    Time will tell, i am confident i haven't made a bad choice in buying one lol, it's good that Sony have included a 4k drive will only boost sales of 4k discs and keep it alive and we win by more 4k content released, 2001 4k is stunning for a 50 year old film so will try that first once i grab a PS5 :)
     
  10. old gamer

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 4,344

    Location: bristol

    Disc version for me, like to pick up second hand games on the cheap and trade in stuff I don't like
     
  11. eggyoke

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

    Posts: 2,526

    Location: On a hill

    Same. I don't see why anyone would want to be limited to buying from the Playstation Store when the prices are vomit worthy. Even for older games.
     
  12. Quinnaay

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2013

    Posts: 6,800

    Location: Rotherham

    I do hope the game share thing continues for the PS5 I saved a fortune going halves with a mate these past several years.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  13. TNA

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 13, 2008

    Posts: 14,944

    Location: London

    Yes. I would make up the difference within 2-3 titles. Pre-order cheap, play then sell for same price or even more (coving postage) to brake even or at most lose a tenner. Going digital would have cost £60. Gotta be mad or flush with cash going digital imo. Either that or willing to wait years for said title to go on sale for a tenner, but by then the optical version of the PS5 will be cheap anyway.

    There will always be a few games every gen one likes to play on launch, so going optical makes much more sense financially. If money is not a problem then yeah I would go digital as the case looks better.
     
  14. RobertN

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 888

    All comes down to price for me i have a lot of Ps4 games to catch up on never went the pro or x route as i felt they were still under powered

    Digital may be the sweet spot price wise that i can catch up my back catalogue until newer games fall in price
     
  15. Bigpig

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 12, 2006

    Posts: 5,322

    Location: Portadown

    Any one seen the new price leaks on Amazon? 499€ for drive version.
     
  16. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 12,904

    Selling physical has always been such a hassle for me. Hence going pretty much digital since PS4 released. Also hate having to get up to change a disc or whatever over but that’s just me being lazy :p
     
  17. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 6,350

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Going to be £500 then here I hope so
     
  18. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 4,155

    If that leaks right, it was a 100 Euro difference, which might translate into less than 100 quid.
     
  19. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 12,904

    So the digital version is gonna be £399 ish ? Holy moly that’s cheap.
     
  20. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 2,102

    I agree with everything you said but I'm also wondering if Sony will bring out an Xbox style game pass subscription? If they were a thing and I could pay £5-10 per month for access to the newest titles then I might be tempted to give up on physical media.

    I'd probably still go with the physical drive providing the backwards compatibility is half decent though.