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News Rumor PS5 Blu-ray version will be sold for $466 in Japan in November 14th

John Wick

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That 800gig ssd on the digital is gonna fill up quick.....and there may be even less with the os

People really gotta think about that and any external drive or internal slot drive they use may not be 100% compatible or comparable with the ps5 ssd drive speeds so games may have to run at a normal ssd speed
Lmfao. Clearly you never watched the Cerny talk about the PS5? Maybe watch that then start writing this rubbish. The SSD's Sony will test and recommend for PS5.
 

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The stand being sold separately made this look fake.

The console is designed to stand up. The stand will be included.
 

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Charging 100€ less for the digital edition is an insult, when the actual drive itself may cost them 15€ at most, but I guess they want people to jump to the digital train, so it may work for them.
 
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The UK prices are a bit strange. £350 for a PS5 seems ridiculously cheap, even if its for a DE. Usually we pay the US price but in pounds in recent years.
Not the case. PS4 was $399/£349 @$1.5x exchange rate and Pro 3 years later was also $399/£349 even though the exchange rate was @$1.2x. The current exchange rate is basically the same today as in November 2016.

The last two consoles that came in >£399 (PS3/Xbox One) they very quickly had to be reduced down to £299 within months to get sales moving again after the hardcore and AV enthusiasts (PS3 Blu-Ray) got theirs.

Given with both PS4s the pricing was very stable for years (I just payed £249 for a slim with a game and it launched for £259 in 2016) it makes perfect sense that PS5 will also do the same. Coming out at a high price that reduces multiple times over time is over I think.

I really think there are two extremes about these new consoles that I don't understand. On one hand the PS5 will no doubt be very costly to make and buy but the Lockhart will be a super cheap model but with next-gen specs. I don't get it.....
 
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This is fake because of the sale of a separate "vertical stand".

I'm sure that stand will come default in every box as that's the only way the machine can put placed on flat surface, whether vertically or horizontally.
 

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The stand being sold separately made this look fake.

The console is designed to stand up. The stand will be included.
The stand probably isn't necessary. The PS2 didn't come with a stand, so no reason to include one with the PS5. There's no reason they'd make a system built to be vertical, that can't stand that way on its own. That tiny stand is for added stability, not minimal stability. I never bought a PS2 stand because it wasn't needed, and looked ugly. The stand is probably needed more to go horizontal.

That said, I don't believe any speculation. I'll wait for Sony to announce the price.
 
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If those prices are true then I guess a lot of people will go for the digital edition. I'm a bit worried about that because that could be the end of video games shop. It's a whole economy that can die with it.
For myself I would love to have a digital edition because my internet connection is perfect for it (illimited Fibre), but I don't want to be responsible of the death of this industry...
 
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If I wanted to look at shit, I’d stick my head in a toilet after taking a giant shit.

Sony will never prioritise japan over the US again. There’s your first clue of the bullshit.
 

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To be fair, you may get one with the console. But you may want to buy a spare one.
Just because all orientations require a stand that does not mean it's the same stand for both orientation. Could also be that the horizontal stand is included and the vertical stand sold separately...
 
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The stand should come packed in. Don't care if you gotta up the price by £15.

Would be very happy if £450 was the price for the console. Still see it being £500, which is fine too. Those headphones are expensive as fuck but I'll bite.

Will prolly get 4 games at launch (more if there are good ones) so we're looking at £700 for PS5 fat, Stand, Headphones and 4 games. Not bad.
 
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Digital foundry are adamant the blu ray drive will only add about $25 onto the price. They reckon it will be $50 more.

Will the pulse 3d headset do anything current headsets on the market won't such as a pair of astros?
 
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Digital foundry are adamant the blu ray drive will only add about $25 onto the price. They reckon it will be $50 more.

Will the pulse 3d headset do anything current headsets on the market won't such as a pair of astros?
It's more than likely will be 2.0 channel with no sound gimmicks, as 5.1/7.1 channel signals ruin the accurate HRTF true 3D audio signal. Above that, the old Pulse headset had a rumble feature back in PS3 that most people liked, so Pulse 3D might build upon that.

I have Astro A40 with the mixer, sound quality is good bad bass is shit to be honest. Heard the A50 has better bass.

If something critical would be there is Sony's LDAC signal for hi-res audio, top of the line format, giving you up to 96kHz frequency and 990kbps compared to 328kbps on common bluetooth signal.




Could be the cheapest headset to support it. Given it's a Sony tech and the Tempest 3D Audio should provide exceptional audio quality, it makes sense.

I'll throw my Astros in the closet for those Pulse 3D cans.
 

Thicc Enigma

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I can see Sony taking a loss (bigger) on the digital version. Also, what's not to say that they'd be also taking a loss on the $499 model considering what's inside these consoles?

Pricing it at a $100 difference entices more people to purchase that model instead and in turn resulting in a better business position for SONY since the profits are going directly to them vs physical media that entails retailers, case/disc manufacturing etc

Don't look at it plainly as "$100 for a disc drive" Sony just like Microsoft are in this for the long haul. A considerable cheaper console is better for them and the consumer long term, even if they take a loss initially, those costs will be recouped relatively quickly considering people are buying digital more nowadays than physical (51% if I remember correctly, increasing year over year)
 

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the "vertical stand" makes this look suspect.

the stand in the pics is used for both vertical and horizontal orientation, so because the 2 consoles are shaped differently, there are actually 2 different stands, one for each console.

unless they're planning to sell a a different vertical stand. in which case, whats the point?
 
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That 800gig ssd on the digital is gonna fill up quick.....and there may be even less with the os

People really gotta think about that and any external drive or internal slot drive they use may not be 100% compatible or comparable with the ps5 ssd drive speeds so games may have to run at a normal ssd speed
.......it's not going to fill up any faster than the disk version.
 
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they are definitely making a loss if they plan on selling this at £350-450. i was preparing myself for £500-600. SSDs are NOT cheap even when you take into consideration any savings Sony/Microsoft make by buying components in bulk.

a 2.5" 1TB HDD that you'd put in a PS4 would cost ~ £40
a 2.5" 1TB SATA 3 SSD is ~£100-150
the fastest current 1TB PCIE 4.0 drive you can buy for PC (<5GB/s) is ~£200

and that's just the cost of the SSD. remember they are putting in 16GB RAM, a Zen 2 cpu, and a 10TF GPU.
 
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It's more than likely will be 2.0 channel with no sound gimmicks, as 5.1/7.1 channel signals ruin the accurate HRTF true 3D audio signal. Above that, the old Pulse headset had a rumble feature back in PS3 that most people liked, so Pulse 3D might build upon that.

I have Astro A40 with the mixer, sound quality is good bad bass is shit to be honest. Heard the A50 has better bass.

If something critical would be there is Sony's LDAC signal for hi-res audio, top of the line format, giving you up to 96kHz frequency and 990kbps compared to 328kbps on common bluetooth signal.




Could be the cheapest headset to support it. Given it's a Sony tech and the Tempest 3D Audio should provide exceptional audio quality, it makes sense.

I'll throw my Astros in the closet for those Pulse 3D cans.
Yeah I've astro a50's or 40's not sure which. They're wireless...

But I don't want to pay that price tag again for new astros if the pulse are just as good for a cheaper price.
 
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Expensive considering the awful line up of games sony always has gotta wait a good 2 years for Sony too actually release there good games
yup, i got a PS4 at launch and it hardly got used the first year or so. i'm definitely gonna hold off for the Slim/Pro revisions. by then it should have gathered steam.
 

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Yeah I've astro a50's or 40's not sure which. They're wireless...

But I don't want to pay that price tag again for new astros if the pulse are just as good for a cheaper price.
You don't need to pay, I don't need to pay. I'm only a new tech nerd. Any headsets, even extremely old stereo headset, but good quality should give you great experience! You only need the simplest form, 2.0 channel.

That's the whole point of The Tempest 3D Audio, any stereo headset/headphones should give you great experience depending on cans quality indeed.

But for wireless, if PS5 supports LDAC, then maybe an aux 3.5 wire through dualsense could provide that? Not sure. No need to rush, just wait and watch all the reviews. Most likely the rumble features comeback might be the new selling point.
 
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Thicc Enigma

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I don't even work in finance and I can understand why there'd be a $100 between both versions. Smh

Try to see things from a business perspective people lol
 
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If they are pushing people towards digital to such an extent, there will be a few lawyers sharpening their pencils.
 

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Why should we believe this source?

Sony's "insider's" track history this gen hasn't been great.
 

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- The price tags are in the realm of what I expect: 500 and 400.

- Jim Ryan recently mentioned specifically that the staggered release of the PS4 was a mistake and said the PS5 will have a worldwide release. So the Japan first is what makes me doubt the most about this source.

- Selling the stand separately would be a dick move by Sony. It's to be expected it will come with the console along with at least one controller. If real, those prices have to be for extra/spare parts.

- Stop crunching numbers over how much a 4K Blu-ray disc drive costs. The Digital Edition could be 100€ cheaper because Sony gets a bigger cut from every digital purchase.

Yesterday I was looking at Sony's latest fiscal year data and 89.5% of the software revenue they get comes from selling digital games and DLC. That's 9.29 billion dollars from the 10.38 billion total in 2019. It's THAT big of a difference.

To put it in perspective, the total revenue of Sony's gaming division in 2019 was 18.2 billion dollars (including software, hardware and services). Digital software sales represent half of that revenue. Of course Playstation wants to incentivize people to buy the Digital Edition PS5.
 

Thicc Enigma

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- The price tags are in the realm of what I expect: 500 and 400.

- Jim Ryan recently mentioned specifically that the staggered release of the PS4 was a mistake and said the PS5 will have a worldwide release. So the Japan first is what makes me doubt the most about this source.

- Selling the stand separately would be a dick move by Sony. It's to be expected it will come with the console along with at least one controller. If real, those prices have to be for extra/spare parts.

- Stop crunching numbers over how much a 4K Blu-ray disc drive costs. The Digital Edition could be 100€ cheaper because Sony gets a bigger cut from every digital purchase.

Yesterday I was looking at Sony's latest fiscal year data and 89.5% of the software revenue they get comes from selling digital games and DLC. That's 9.29 billion dollars from the 10.38 billion total in 2019. It's THAT big of a difference.

To put it in perspective, the total revenue of Sony's gaming division in 2019 was 18.2 billion dollars (including software, hardware and services). Digital software sales represent half of that revenue. Of course Playstation wants to incentivize people to buy the Digital Edition PS5.
We've mentioned this throughout this thread numerous times and people are still on the fence.