PS5 Price Revealed

SeymourGore

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Yar, pretty happy with the aggressive pricing (though the price increase on games is crappy).

Can't say there's anything game-wise that has me super excited - except for God of War 5. Not sure if I totally believe the '2021' release date, I wouldn't be surprised if its 'delayed' and they used the teaser to build launch hype (not that they'd need any).
 
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Not excited.

Demon's Souls is literally the only title I'm interested in, and I've already played through the original on PS3 so I know I'm not really going to miss much right away. I did PS4 first last time around, and ended up enjoying XB1 way more on the whole when I dipped into it a couple years later, and especially after XB1X. I'm pre-ordering Series X this time (and possibly Series S for my oldest).
 

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So the rumored prices are true. While the $400 PS5 is cheap, but that's the disc-less version. If you're trying to save money then you buy the $500 disc version and get used games. Also, $70 a game is almost confirmed when Demon Souls is now $70. I just don't see the PS5 doing well frankly. I can see a lot of people buying the $400 version and getting pissed that they can't play their older disc games on it. Also $70 a game is a lot. Sony is forcing you to go through their store to buy games, which there is no competition to lower prices. It'll be interesting to see how people are going to react to these changes and restrictions.
 

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I skipped the PS4 so there's a lot of games that I want to catch up on. At this point if I get a PS5 or a new videocard this year seems like it'll be up to the luck lottery.
 

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Stayed up till like 4 am EST fighting for a pre-order. Failed. My last best effort will be with Sony and their crazy pre-order thing later today.

Gamestop immediately opened preorders after the conference when Sony said today. Everyone else followed. Amazon was trying to wait but an unlisted holding page was discovered on Twitter/Reddit and sold out in seconds. GameStop is sold out of preorders until Q1 2021 iirc.

I have 4 monitors and a laptop, all of them had two webpages on each. Two tabs per store each tab with a different account had one had the Digital and one had the Disc version. Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and GameStop. I had Auto Refresh installed on Chrome refreshing every 2 seconds.

PC is hardwired on 1Gb/1Gb Fiber, I got to Best Buy’s checkout/payment processing probably 20 times each time crashing back to an empty cart.

I don’t remember having this much of a hassle when the PS4 launched in 2013. I literally just went to Amazon and preordered.
 

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So the rumored prices are true. While the $400 PS5 is cheap, but that's the disc-less version. If you're trying to save money then you buy the $500 disc version and get used games. Also, $70 a game is almost confirmed when Demon Souls is now $70. I just don't see the PS5 doing well frankly. I can see a lot of people buying the $400 version and getting pissed that they can't play their older disc games on it. Also $70 a game is a lot. Sony is forcing you to go through their store to buy games, which there is no competition to lower prices. It'll be interesting to see how people are going to react to these changes and restrictions.

$70 is looking to be the new norm on both platforms. The arguments I keep seeing are "games have stayed the same for 15+ years while the cost of everything else has gone up."

Take-Two recently backtracked on their $70 for all games and are now saying they will evaluate it on a per game basis. Ubisoft is planning on keeping the $60 price for their next-gen games at least through the Fall.
 

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$70 is looking to be the new norm on both platforms. The arguments I keep seeing are "games have stayed the same for 15+ years while the cost of everything else has gone up."
What's everything? Housing and automobiles? They can justify it all they want but in the end customers will decide whether the $70 price stays or goes.
Take-Two recently backtracked on their $70 for all games and are now saying they will evaluate it on a per game basis. Ubisoft is planning on keeping the $60 price for their next-gen games at least through the Fall.
Yea, because they know that some people may not buy the $70 games at all. This could cause a huge surge in piracy or people just not buying a PS5 since the price increase seems to focus on the PS5. Most people will be happy to game on their PS4.
 

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$70 is looking to be the new norm on both platforms. The arguments I keep seeing are "games have stayed the same for 15+ years while the cost of everything else has gone up."

Take-Two recently backtracked on their $70 for all games and are now saying they will evaluate it on a per game basis. Ubisoft is planning on keeping the $60 price for their next-gen games at least through the Fall.

ubisoft doesn't surprise me but that's also because games that released for 60 dollars are still 60 dollars 2+ years later in their store..
 

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I'm just hoping that PS4 games will be able to do better than 30 FPS with Backwards Compatibility on the PS5 and they aren't artificially capped. I tried, but even with a PS4 Pro, I can't play games at 30 FPS.
 

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Stayed up till like 4 am EST fighting for a pre-order. Failed. My last best effort will be with Sony and their crazy pre-order thing later today.

Gamestop immediately opened preorders after the conference when Sony said today. Everyone else followed. Amazon was trying to wait but an unlisted holding page was discovered on Twitter/Reddit and sold out in seconds. GameStop is sold out of preorders until Q1 2021 iirc.

I have 4 monitors and a laptop, all of them had two webpages on each. Two tabs per store each tab with a different account had one had the Digital and one had the Disc version. Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and GameStop. I had Auto Refresh installed on Chrome refreshing every 2 seconds.

PC is hardwired on 1Gb/1Gb Fiber, I got to Best Buy’s checkout/payment processing probably 20 times each time crashing back to an empty cart.

I don’t remember having this much of a hassle when the PS4 launched in 2013. I literally just went to Amazon and preordered.
Ya I lucked out super hard, I logged into reddit to see if there was any good news from the ps5 conference and my front page was bapcanada with listings from bestbuy that had just gone up literally minutes prior so I managed to get my pre-order in with 0 issues. Also managed to get into walmart pre-orders if I wanted from the same reddit post, the temptation to be a dick and scalp an extra unit was super strong but I decided not to do it
 

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I wonder if it will be easy and cheap to mod in a disc drive on the cheaper model. I am sure people will look into it. If they by chance use the same motherboard and just a different case might happen sooner than later.
 

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No pre-order love for me. After the 3080 fiasco, I switched gears, but was met with similar results.
 

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I wonder if it will be easy and cheap to mod in a disc drive on the cheaper model. I am sure people will look into it. If they by chance use the same motherboard and just a different case might happen sooner than later.
Probably locked in the firmware.
 

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Managed to snag a pre-order at Walmart, of all places, last evening. Apart from Amazon's issues, I quickly realized that Gamestop was a bad choice... the site was melting, but I also realized that many people were likely to try an order there first.

I'm getting the disc version. Not for used games, but because I already have some games on disc that I'd like the option to play. That and a handful of Blu-ray movies.
 

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What's everything? Housing and automobiles? They can justify it all they want but in the end customers will decide whether the $70 price stays or goes.

Yea, because they know that some people may not buy the $70 games at all. This could cause a huge surge in piracy or people just not buying a PS5 since the price increase seems to focus on the PS5. Most people will be happy to game on their PS4.
Piracy hasn't been much a issue on the PS4 or the xbone. When work around a have been found they were quickly patched out. I believe there is a exploit that works on the new firmwares atm but still it wasn't easy and took a long time to get cracked. It the Xbox one even got exploited.
 

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Piracy hasn't been much a issue on the PS4 or the xbone. When work around a have been found they were quickly patched out. I believe there is a exploit that works on the new firmwares atm but still it wasn't easy and took a long time to get cracked. It the Xbox one even got exploited.
Xbox One is a dead console so therefore nobody is really interested to pirate Xbox games. You wanna pirate Xbox games then you do it on PC since every Xbox game is now on PC. There's a reason why nobody has a fully working Xbox or Xbox 360 emulator, and it isn't because Microsoft is good at security. PS4 was hacked in the beginning and then Sony patched it, but now it got hacked again so a lot of new games you can't even pirate on PC is now piratable on the PS4. Since the PS4 is near the end of it's life it's safe to say that you can continue to use this version of the firmware without worry that newer games won't work on it. Plus there's a good chance that the PS4 and PS5 will both get games at the same time for a while since developers know that it isn't a smart idea to completely dump the PS4 which has an established user base for the not established PS5.

If there's a PS4 emulator then it will open up a can o worms for the PS5, since the two consoles work on the same instruction sets and etc. It won't be hard to adopt a PS4 emulator to emulate a PS5. Sadly, there's no progress of a PS4 emulator lately but eventually there will be.
 

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There really is no reason to own either of these consoles if you have a gaming pc. Sony already annouced they are bringing in their 1st party games to PC.
 

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There really is no reason to own either of these consoles if you have a gaming pc. Sony already annouced they are bringing in their 1st party games to PC.

Do you have an official link for that? Demons Souls Remaster was clarified as not coming to PC and I’ll bet most anything that Naughty Dog games won’t be going to PC. Most of their titles that have come to PC have been years old titles with saturated adoption on PS4.
 

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There really is no reason to own either of these consoles if you have a gaming pc. Sony already annouced they are bringing in their 1st party games to PC.

No, Sony said there are interested in bringing more titles to the PC. They never said it would be all. Even if they do, it will likely be a year (or much longer) after release.
 
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Anyone expecting under $499 was/is living in Candy Land...

I love Playstation. Honestly though. I really only cared for the PS1 & 2. They just don't make the types of games for the system that I like playing anymore. I'd love to have a return to Twisted Metal (A good game) instead of that garbage that was put on PS3, or Destruction Derby, those franchises are dead though, and there's not a market for those types of games anymore. Unfortunate, I think they'd be really fun done on modern hardware if done correctly.
 

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Anyone expecting under $499 was/is living in Candy Land...

I mean the Digital Version is 399.. and I just preordered off Walmart. I’ve got 167 games on PS4 5 of which were physical (now sold).
 

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$70 is looking to be the new norm on both platforms. The arguments I keep seeing are "games have stayed the same for 15+ years while the cost of everything else has gone up."
You know what else has gone up... profits. Take Ubisoft their gross profits have increased year after year the past 15 years. To date revenue for the year has been 1.773B, profits for the year 1.492B I don't want to hear this horseshit about "everything has gone up"
 

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You know what else has gone up... profits. Take Ubisoft their gross profits have increased year after year the past 15 years. To date revenue for the year has been 1.773B, profits for the year 1.492B I don't want to hear this horseshit about "everything has gone up"
IF Sony any MS were smart they would price the retail disc's at $70 while selling the digital version on their stores for $59.99. That would make more sense.
 

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IF Sony any MS were smart they would price the retail disc's at $70 while selling the digital version on their stores for $59.99. That would make more sense.
Not only that but Sony can later change the price of digital downloads to $70. It's evil but not outside of Sony or Microsoft.
 

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IF Sony any MS were smart they would price the retail disc's at $70 while selling the digital version on their stores for $59.99. That would make more sense.

They would get serious blowback from retailers. Possibly even not carry the peripherals.
 

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$499 is a hell of a deal for an 8 core Ryzen with a RX5700XT and near 1TB NVME SSD. XSX is even a better value at the price.

That said, I would gleefully pay an extra $100 to have doubled the memory.
 

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No, Sony said there are interested in bringing more titles to the PC. They never said it would be all. Even if they do, it will likely be a year (or much longer) after release.
Exactly this. And when it comes to PlayStation exclusives, I don't want to wait to play them. Especially since waiting means a decent chance of getting the ending or important plot twists spoiled.
 

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Exactly this. And when it comes to PlayStation exclusives, I don't want to wait to play them. Especially since waiting means a decent chance of getting the ending or important plot twists spoiled.
Waiting also means all the bugs will get fixed by the time you play it. Also good chance it'll come with DLC's as well.
 

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Waiting also means all the bugs will get fixed by the time you play it. Also good chance it'll come with DLC's as well.
Not worth it if the game gets spoiled for me. The vast majority of PS exclusives worth playing are single player and story-based. Ruining the story in many of these games is almost as bad as ruining it in a movie. Severely diminishes my motivation to play it. I’ll usually still play it, but I won’t nearly enjoy it as much.

Not to mention the first party exclusives rarely have bugs, especially any game breaking ones. They almost always are well polished. The only benefit is getting the DLC included, but I don’t feel like waiting 1-2 years to save $20 and play on PC.

Now...if these exclusives came to PC at the same time as PlayStation consoles then that is a different story. PC all day then baby.
 
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Knew it. I assumed $400-500, so that turned out to be true. Was thinking the disc version might have been $400 initially, but when they announced segmented versions I assumed they price was on the higher end side.

So the rumored prices are true. While the $400 PS5 is cheap, but that's the disc-less version. If you're trying to save money then you buy the $500 disc version and get used games. Also, $70 a game is almost confirmed when Demon Souls is now $70. I just don't see the PS5 doing well frankly. I can see a lot of people buying the $400 version and getting pissed that they can't play their older disc games on it. Also $70 a game is a lot. Sony is forcing you to go through their store to buy games, which there is no competition to lower prices. It'll be interesting to see how people are going to react to these changes and restrictions.

I'm doubting that is true.

https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/bloodborne-the-old-hunters-ps4/

https://www.cdkeys.com/playstation-network-psn/psn-games/horizon-zero-dawn-ps4-us-ca-cd-key
 

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$70 is looking to be the new norm on both platforms. The arguments I keep seeing are "games have stayed the same for 15+ years while the cost of everything else has gone up."

First game I ever bought was Populous 2 in the early 90's and I paid $50 for that. The difference though was that 30 years ago you sold 10's of thousands of units. Now you sell 10's of millions of units.
 

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My dad paid about $100 for Chrono Trigger on release date for me back in 1995 while we lived in Japan, that's roughly $170 today.
 
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