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Old Feb 2, 2021, 09:55 AM   #841
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Seems the exclusives are not slated till middle of this year. There is literally nothing on the horizon to play on both the consoles.
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Old Feb 2, 2021, 01:35 PM   #842
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The latest God of War just got a 4K(checkerboard)/60FPS patch today. It might be time for new game plus while waiting for new games to come out.
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Old Feb 7, 2021, 12:25 PM   #843
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Sony is now saying chip shortages may prevent them from meeting annual sales numbers of PS5. It seems very possible that shortages may continue through summer. I want one but not that bad to deal with the annoyance. Maybe by the time they are actually hitting the shelves the PS5 Pro will be coming out.
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Very disappointed in the PS5 and XSX. I can’t believe they released these consoles with half a first party title each.
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Very disappointed in the PS5 and XSX. I can’t believe they released these consoles with half a first party title each.
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Old Feb 8, 2021, 03:04 PM   #846
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Very disappointed in the PS5 and XSX. I can’t believe they released these consoles with half a first party title each.
Some might say they could have easily delayed the console launches a few months but for what? I think they desperately wanted to launch before the holidays to get some of the financial hit back of making a new system.

It takes a huge amount of planning, investment, manufacturing, etc. to launch a console and I'm sure they didn't plan on having such a widespread global pandemic throwing a wrench into their plans.

There's nothing wrong with either machine...games are taking longer to make and I'm sure the pandemic isn't helping with this on any level.

What I'm disappointed in is the Series X is a more powerful machine than the PS5 but most devs currently seem to be happy just slapping the PS5 version of cross platform games on the Series X and never optimizing them for the better hardware
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Actually I'm kindof amazed that the console launches have been as successful as they were during the pandemic. Last spring, I was sure that they'd have to delay them by a year.
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What I'm disappointed in is the Series X is a more powerful machine than the PS5 but most devs currently seem to be happy just slapping the PS5 version of cross platform games on the Series X and never optimizing them for the better hardware
The difference in GPU power is pretty low. It might result in some resolution and FPS difference later. But nothing yet, and I'm not exactly surprised given how early we are into this. Just you wait, those optimizations will come eventually
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The difference in GPU power is pretty low. It might result in some resolution and FPS difference later. But nothing yet, and I'm not exactly surprised given how early we are into this. Just you wait, those optimizations will come eventually
Honestly I was surprised how small the gap in graphics quality was between the xbone and the PS4, where there was quite a large gap in GPU power. Similarly between the PS4pro and the xboneX. I think we've gotten to a point of GPU diminishing returns, and now it takes a pretty large difference in GPU power to make even a small difference in quality... and that optimization is almost always able to get you most of the way there.
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The difference in GPU power is pretty low. It might result in some resolution and FPS difference later. But nothing yet, and I'm not exactly surprised given how early we are into this. Just you wait, those optimizations will come eventually
Actually I was too easy to judge and sold my Xbox Series X for profit cause I thought there wouldn't be a performance difference in games. Oh boy was I wrong on that one.

Still though, doesn't hurt to wait a bit when more games will make use of its power. Until then, I might as well stick with PS4 Pro and my current Ryzen 3700 + 5700XT PC. It's not like I am missing much cause the games I will be playing this year won't make much use of raytracing (if at all) anyway.
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The difference in GPU power is pretty low. It might result in some resolution and FPS difference later. But nothing yet, and I'm not exactly surprised given how early we are into this. Just you wait, those optimizations will come eventually
It's actually a lot more than you think. Series X has 44% more shader cores all with full RDNA 2 features that the PS5 doesn't have...like Sampler Feedback, Mesh Shaders, Variable rate Shaders, etc. Plus the Series X GPU has access to higher bandwidth memory.

Microsoft was very late with their GDK and it hasn't been around as long as Sony's has. It'll take some time but if a dev truly uses the Series X to it's fullest it'll be significantly more powerful than the PS5
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It may have "more" but it's like comparing a 6800xt to a 6900xt, on paper stuff is faster, doesn't mean it's noticeably faster in practice though, without having to resort to pixel counting and checking out shadows etc.

Of course XSX is going to be the overall winner all the time, or at least should be.
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It may have "more" but it's like comparing a 6800xt to a 6900xt, on paper stuff is faster, doesn't mean it's noticeably faster in practice though, without having to resort to pixel counting and checking out shadows etc.

Of course XSX is going to be the overall winner all the time, or at least should be.
In AC XSX did worse than PS5 afaik.
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Anyone got a USB hard drive connected to your PS5 and end up with the Blu-ray disc not being read on bootup? I'm not the only one as I read a post on reddit about it and they claim its maybe an OS issue with a hard drive plugged in. Haven't tested without my drive plugged in yet. But once I eject and put the disc back in it works fine. Was just curious if others here experienced this with a hard drive connected.
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The difference in GPU power is pretty low.
Digital Foundry recently did some tests with Control Ultimate Edition on the new consoles. They used the photo mode which removes the 30FPS cap and it becomes more of a GPU benchmark. The differences range anywhere from within a frame or two to up around 36% in favor of Series X. The average was around 16% for the Series X over PS5.

The Series X has been hampered by a late and immature GDK as well as some developers choosing to maintain parity (Control for example is identical between the two and locked to 30FPS). There's also been several instances of strange bugs resulting in worse performance and/or worse visuals on the Series X which were later fixed (Dirt 5 and AC Valhalla come to mind). Hitman 3 turned out to be better on the Series X vs the PS5 which was a welcome change of pace.
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PlayStation 5 Scalpers Aren’t Happy With Their Public Image

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Why? Because of scalpers who employ fast-buying bots to scoop up hundreds of consoles in the time it takes for your finger to press “order”.

They are using increasingly sophisticated bots to do this and becoming more organised to spot opportunities, often working in large groups. For regular gamers who want to buy a console, this has caused huge frustration and anger towards scalpers who are profiting from reselling consoles at huge markups.

But scalpers I’ve spoken with say their intentions are misunderstood and their negative public image isn’t justified.

“There seems to be A LOT of bad press on this incredibly valuable industry and I do not feel that it is justified, all we are acting as is a middleman for limited quantity items.” said Jordan, who co-founded The Lab, a private group that advises paying users on how to scalp (known as a “cook group”).
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Middleman is if you're actually selling rare items that are rare in the first place, not buying 99% of the stock yourself and then selling it as a rare item.
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Holy smokes the PS+ March lineup is nuts.

Final Fantasy VII Remake coming with March PlayStation Plus, will not receive free PS5 upgrade

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In a notable disclaimer, however, it appears that players bagging the PS Plus version of FFVII Remake will not receive the free upgrade to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, as premiered during last night's State of Play presentation. The upgrade will only be for players who purchased a full retail or digital copy of the award-winning adventure.

Regardless, it's still a very hefty premier release for PS Plus subscribers, and will give many people yet to revisit the world of Midgar in all of its revisioned splendor the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with one of the finest adventures in video game history.
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Holy smokes the PS+ March lineup is nuts.

Final Fantasy VII Remake coming with March PlayStation Plus, will not receive free PS5 upgrade



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I want a ps5 since my ps4 pro would get into jet engine mode playing games like the final fantasy remake.
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I just turn the volume up

I'l absolutely buy the 5 if I stumble across one available. I'm just not going to work my tail off hunting one down.
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I'll likely buy a 5 too, instead of waiting several years like I normally do for consoles. It's too enticing with improvements on older games.

Speaking of which, this might be a stupid question...but is there any support for Playstation 3 or older games on this new one?


EDIT: Searched this when I had a chance tonight and got my answer. Big fat NO.
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I'll likely buy a 5 too, instead of waiting several years like I normally do for consoles. It's too enticing with improvements on older games.

Speaking of which, this might be a stupid question...but is there any support for Playstation 3 or older games on this new one?


EDIT: Searched this when I had a chance tonight and got my answer. Big fat NO.
that won't ever happen...although a lot of people would really love it. It's also why the rare multinorm-ps3s are still selling at ridiculous prices
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Old Mar 6, 2021, 03:18 AM   #864
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I want a ps5 since my ps4 pro would get into jet engine mode playing games like the final fantasy remake.
they are so f'in loud lol.
and I supposedly have one of the newer ones(RDR version) that was fixed for noise and updated power supply.

I'm with some of you guys. If I come accross one I'll nab it.
but after the amount of time I spent putting into trying to get a
rtx3080(ended up with a 3070), I'm not doing that again.
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 09:42 AM   #865
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Looks like getting that PS5 digital edition for $399 just ain't happening anytime soon.

This scalping business can easily be mitigated by allocating more to brick and mortar stores and enforcing a 1 sale per person limit.
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Looks like getting that PS5 digital edition for $399 just ain't happening anytime soon.

This scalping business can easily be mitigated by allocating more to brick and mortar stores and enforcing a 1 sale per person limit.
I saw this last month regarding scalpers and shortages. I still blame scalpers, but this suggests they aren't responsible for as much as (I) want to blame them for. Even so, I would still love to see them shut down 100% somehow.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/...a-new-console/
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I'm in line on Sony's site. More than an hour wait for a chance to buy, but no promises lol. Crossing fingers - I didn't expect to see any in stock.

edit: Get to the end of the queue and.....out of stock. :\

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Damn that sucks. My kids are making good use of the PS5. I am trying to get some utilization out of the XSX. PC still has lions share of gaming though.
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Damn that sucks. My kids are making good use of the PS5. I am trying to get some utilization out of the XSX. PC still has lions share of gaming though.
Yep, and PC is harder right now due to component prices and availability. I'm beginning to think someone doesn't want this hairball to spend so much time gaming

It's all good. Spring/summer is coming and then it's into that "outside" place we hear about....
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I have just resigned to one day I am walking around Costco and see a PS5 in stock and buy it. Chasing online available is just too much effort.
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