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How is the PS5  IO twice as fast as the Xbox?  I think a lot of people, especially console gamers who have never experienced an SSD in an OEM console, significantly underestimate the overall impact an SSD has on the overall gaming experience.  

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It's apparently not just an SSD. It's some proprietary variant of SSD they've developed. I am not familiar enough with it to know the differences but that's why it's so fast and also why it's a sort of off the wall amount and not just one terabyte.

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42 minutes ago, Hawndoh said:

It's apparently not just an SSD....

Yeah, in that 1hour vid posted early in the thread, Cerny talks about how they worked with hardware people to develop new tech to remove bottlenecks in the whole system to ensure the computer hardware could receive (and process) the data as fast as the SSD could send it.  At least, that's my layman's interpretation of what he was saying.  He said the PS5 I/O tech surpasses what you can find for PCs right now.

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People can understand "PS5 so fast it doesn't have loading screens!" in a larger, more holistic way than TFlops or memory bandwidth. Both of those will have marginal impacts on games while in play, but if I get loading screens when my buddy doesn't? We'll notice.

 

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Looks pretty cool, and $500 is a lot less than what I was pricing out for my next PC build.  I've only got one (shitty) 4k TV though, so fuck me.  

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12 minutes ago, MadBurgerMaker said:

Looks pretty cool, and $500 is a lot less than what I was pricing out for my next PC build.  I've only got one (shitty) 4k TV though, so fuck me.  

Those are cheap now too

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12 hours ago, MadBurgerMaker said:

... and $500 is a lot less than what I was pricing out for my next PC build.  ...

Sony has not released price info yet.  Undercutting xbox at ps4 launch worked great last go 'round.  Hope they do it again.

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3 hours ago, bernorange said:

Sony has not released price info yet.  Undercutting xbox at ps4 launch worked great last go 'round.  Hope they do it again.

Hell, either one of them hitting that estimated (I thought it was official, but I was just seeing TechRadar quoting analysts) price point is a pretty great deal.   Gran Turismo isn't on the Xbox though, so...

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I was all in on the XBox Series X, mostly because of Halo:Infinite. But I was pretty underwhelmed with their show this past Thursday. Not enough gameplay showed off, mostly cinematic trailers. 
 

I’ve been looking at the PS5 and watched their most recent game exhibition and I’ve pretty much switched to a PS5 at launch. The games just look like more fun. Plus that controller I think is gonna be really badass. 
 

It’ll be a change for me since I’ve been a mostly XBoxer, though I had the original PlayStation back in the day. I’m so stoked to preorder one. 

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I'll get a PS5 because every Xbox game worth anything will be on PC and probably also Game pass. So I'll just play them on PC if there is something that looks good.

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I'll get a PS5 because every Xbox game worth anything will be on PC and probably also Game pass. So I'll just play them on PC if there is something that looks good.

This is my call as well. My PC can handle the Microsoft Exclusive games, so the PS5 will be my next-gen console.

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On Sony's new PS5 sign-up page, the company is taking pre-order reservations on a first-come, first-served basis from "existing customers." According to the PS5 pre-order FAQ page, the selection is "based on previous interests and PlayStation activities," and you'll know if you're selected if you are contacted via email. It did not specify if those activities relate to game playtime, purchases, or some other metric.
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... Pre-orders will be limited to one console per PSN ID. ...
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It sounds like, at least for the initial round of pre-orders, console pre-orders will be limited to those invited to pre-order from PlayStation Direct, so you'll want to register with your PSN ID as soon as possible. Other PS5 products, like the controller and headset, will be "open to the general public," but the page doesn't say when or whether the PS5 console will eventually be available at third-party retailers. ...

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps5-pre-order-registration-is-open-but-the-first-r/1100-6475811/

If you have a PSN id, you can enter the pre-order lottery here:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/campaigns/2020/ps5-direct-pre-orders/

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Did you enter your PSN ID at the link referenced above to get the email, or did they just put you on the list anyway?  I have not gotten any email (yet?) offering a pre-order.

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18 hours ago, bernorange said:

Did you enter your PSN ID at the link referenced above to get the email, or did they just put you on the list anyway?  I have not gotten any email (yet?) offering a pre-order.

Yeah, I got an email asking me to verify my PSN ID, and it sent me to that screen.

 

Edit: I went back through my old mail and found it, I received it on Aug 26th.

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Oh, so you got an email asking you to enter the pre-order lottery (by visiting the page I referenced above), or you are confirmed eligible to pre-order a PS5?  I'm not quite clear on what you are saying.

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On 9/2/2020 at 2:23 PM, bernorange said:

Oh, so you got an email asking you to enter the pre-order lottery (by visiting the page I referenced above), or you are confirmed eligible to pre-order a PS5?  I'm not quite clear on what you are saying.

The first one.

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No pre-order announcement during the Showcase, so that's a bit concerning. Combine that with this list to "be the first" doesn't bode well.

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I saw something on the news claiming that they were only going to have 11,000,000 units to sell instead of a planned 15,000,000 because of supply chain problems with some part(s).

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3 hours ago, bernorange said:

I saw something on the news claiming that they were only going to have 11,000,000 units to sell instead of a planned 15,000,000 because of supply chain problems with some part(s).

I saw that too but then I saw another article saying that Sony denied those claims. We'll see I guess.

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Yeah I tried pre ordering on Best Buy and only got as far as the checkout page and was on there for like 2 hours clicking on the Continue to Payment button until being told they had already sold out. Apparently it's happened at all the other big box stores as well. Walmart will reopen up again on the 22nd(or will they do it earlier?) and Amazon doesn't even have an opportunity to preorder yet.

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4 hours ago, FunkSoulBrother said:

Yeah I tried pre ordering on Best Buy and only got as far as the checkout page and was on there for like 2 hours clicking on the Continue to Payment button until being told they had already sold out. Apparently it's happened at all the other big box stores as well. Walmart will reopen up again on the 22nd(or will they do it earlier?) and Amazon doesn't even have an opportunity to preorder yet.

Keep going on the Best Buy, man. I just got mine done. Took about 3 hours, but I got it completed and got the confirmation. And yeah, some bullshit by the retailers. So much for those signups.

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I just looked around (Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Gamestop, Amazon).  Sold out everywhere.  No options to add to a shopping cart for pre-order.  Lots of angry comments on the amazon.com PS5 page.  I get the feeling that Sony limited the stock of pre-orders to ensure they would have units to deliver retailers for walk in sales (Black Friday madness).  What a mess.

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5 hours ago, LonghornJudas said:

Keep going on the Best Buy, man. I just got mine done. Took about 3 hours, but I got it completed and got the confirmation. And yeah, some bullshit by the retailers. So much for those signups.

I did give it a second round a couple hours later with Best Buy and got as far as the Review and Place Order only for it to get timed out after clicking the button every minute and I got same results saying "System temporarily not working" to all of a sudden being sold out and not in my cart anymore. So FRUSTRATING!

Supposedly Amazon had a link available for preorders for like 15 minutes before being sold out.

I plan on preordering both PS5 and Xbox Series X. I'm hoping the latter won't be as bad for preordering.

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1 hour ago, pacman said:

Sams Club has it but probably not for long

just checked. it gone.

what clusterfuck. I almost ALMOST stopped at a Best Buy right by my work yesterday when I got off just to check. But thought, nah, it's going on preorder tomorrow (today). fuck.

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Hopefully it gets fixed but trying to order a switch is still a mess too.

 

I have never had a ps but looking forward to trying it, if they ever take my money.

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