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N6X507-p #1 Posted 06 November 2020 - 11:23 PM

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There was a topic about hints and tips to get your new PS5 out of a brick and mortar store on Nov 12th, and it won't be necessary as Sony has announced there will be no in store purchases.

 

The official reason offered is for the customer's protection against Covid-19.

 

Orders will be possible on line... so no need to go camping in front of your favorite store. Or should we trust Sony? given that the pre-order went on 24 hours before the programmed date...

 

Anyway, just in case you did not know about it.



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Are they [edited]surely serious? 
 

 

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Production problem they don't want to admit? That is really weird to announce right before the launch.

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Sony have been pretty lack luster in every regard with this build up to launch. I'll be going Xbox 
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View Postchoppermeir-p, on 07 November 2020 - 02:19 AM, said:

Sony have been pretty lack luster in every regard with this build up to launch. I'll be going Xbox 

 

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View PostzZGROGZz-x, on 07 November 2020 - 09:10 AM, said:

 

Re-roll? Brave of you. Good luck. :honoring: (I mean that in all seriousness, kinda wish I didn’t)

 

I am hoping we will be able to transfer. They made it possible for the dropping of 360 so I can't see any reason they couldn't do it for next gen, although this is WG......
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View Postchoppermeir-p, on 07 November 2020 - 10:28 AM, said:

 

I am hoping we will be able to transfer. They made it possible for the dropping of 360 so I can't see any reason they couldn't do it for next gen, although this is WG......

 

Might be worthwhile enquiring into that before you buy mate, just incase it isn’t possible.

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View Postchoppermeir-p, on 07 November 2020 - 01:28 AM, said:

 

I am hoping we will be able to transfer. They made it possible for the dropping of 360 so I can't see any reason they couldn't do it for next gen, although this is WG......

 

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I don't think it's a silly decision.

We are in the middle of a severe global pandemic, after all. 

Most of Europe has entered a second wave and US still hasn't got out of their first wave.


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View PostJoco3000-x, on 07 November 2020 - 05:41 PM, said:

I don't think it's a silly decision.

We are in the middle of a severe global pandemic, after all. 

Most of Europe has entered a second wave and US still hasn't got out of their first wave.

But that would make sense! :P



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I have 3 of them waiting to ship, lol.:hiding:


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View Postdeadmeat1027-x, on 07 November 2020 - 01:06 AM, said:

Production problem they don't want to admit? That is really weird to announce right before the launch.

 

I think it is more a case of demand far outstripping supply, with a hugely increased number of pre-orders compared to previous generation consoles. Naturally they do want to delay the launch until they can produce more stock, so it will be in short supply for a while.

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Scalpers will snatch up a good chunk of the consoles


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View PostJoco3000-x, on 07 November 2020 - 11:41 AM, said:

I don't think it's a silly decision.

We are in the middle of a severe global pandemic, after all. 

Most of Europe has entered a second wave and US still hasn't got out of their first wave.

 

Cant have a second wave if the first never ends.

 

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Anyways, the new ps5 is really unappealing from an aesthetics stand point. Even more so from a performance one. Not only is the hardware weaker (dunno why sony did that, I am positive amd could have equaled them out). The ps5 also, SOMEHOW has a slower ssd. Seriously, WHY IN THE WORLD DID SONY CHOOSE A SLOWER M.2....


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View PostRadiantPup27709-x, on 09 November 2020 - 04:31 AM, said:

Scalpers will snatch up a good chunk of the consoles

 

Yeah, I been trying to buy an RTX 3080 since release. Probably wont be able to buy one until next year.

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View PostRadiantPup27709-x, on 09 November 2020 - 04:31 AM, said:

Scalpers will snatch up a good chunk of the consoles

 

As much as I know it wont happen; I'd seriously love it if for just one cycle they could find a way to screw over the scalpers. I mean I'm all for free enterprise but they typically are somewhat sleazier in the methods they go about it. Kind of like the toilet paper and hand sanitzer folks. Yes I know that is somewhat of an entirely different scenario and necessities are obviously more important than a game console or "insert high demand item here" but still these methods that Sony and even MS enacted to try and curb the sniping was awfully poorly implemented. Maybe this is another way to avoid that?

It's a lot like the bid snipers on Ebay. I used to bid a fair amount on figures occasional retro games and such on the 'bay and usually would put in a very reasonable/generous bid if its something I wanted only to get beat out at literally the last second by a bot for $.01:angry: You almost had to sit there constantly refreshing just to try and maybe slide one under the bots and win the auctions. It was madness.


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View PostRAGNAR0K N ROLL-x, on 09 November 2020 - 09:31 AM, said:

 

As much as I know it wont happen; I'd seriously love it if for just one cycle they could find a way to screw over the scalpers. I mean I'm all for free enterprise but they typically are somewhat sleazier in the methods they go about it. Kind of like the toilet paper and hand sanitzer folks. Yes I know that is somewhat of an entirely different scenario and necessities are obviously more important than a game console or "insert high demand item here" but still these methods that Sony and even MS enacted to try and curb the sniping was awfully poorly implemented. Maybe this is another way to avoid that?

It's a lot like the bid snipers on Ebay. I used to bid a fair amount on figures occasional retro games and such on the 'bay and usually would put in a very reasonable/generous bid if its something I wanted only to get beat out at literally the last second by a bot for $.01:angry: You almost had to sit there constantly refreshing just to try and maybe slide one under the bots and win the auctions. It was madness.

 

As annoying as it can be as a company sometimes Games Workshop did one of the funniest things to scalpers I’ve seen done in a while. They came out with a new Warhammer 40K box set that was going to be a limited edition so once it was sold out it was going to be gone. When it came up for pre-order on their website on a Saturday it literally was sold out the moment it went live. And nearly the same time dozens of eBay listings appeared with prices 3 to 20 times the list price, so the majority of the sets were ordered by scalpers looking to profit. There was a LOT of unhappy people on the forums and Facebook pages complaining about it. 

 

On the Monday GW announced they were going to put the set up for sale again the next week. And instead of it being a limited thing they would be making as many sets as they got orders for that week. Suddenly every single eBay listing for it disappeared overnight. I really hope they refused refunds on the pre-orders.  :)

 

I would love it if the game console makers would do something like this.


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Only potatoes buy consoles when they first come out!  Did everyone forget about the first generation of X-box 360's burning down houses due to inadequate fans in the machine? Lol

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View PostT-Bear420-p, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

Only potatoes buy consoles when they first come out! Did everyone forget about the first generation of X-box 360's burning down houses due to inadequate fans in the machine? Lol

 

That was two gens ago bud. Its alright, not everyone can handle the superior hardware of the new xbox. Please enjoy the inferior console again. PS has had worse hardware for years now, but you keep being you boo.

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