Sony sold 3.4 million units of PlayStation 5 in its first 4 weeks

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  1. TalentX

    TalentX Member Guru

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    I have quite some PS4 exclusives on my shelves that were meant to be only on playstation. They even have this mark "Only On Playstation" written on the box.
    Yet I see most of them in platforms like Steam and GOG these days. Some aren't even too old like Horizon Zero Dawn or Metal Gear Solid.

    A few titles might remain exclusives like God of War I guess. But most of the exclusives have been ported already and they still continue to port even more. I bet this won't change because it's not like they've stopped porting to other platforms.
     
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    and how many of those have been bought by bots to double or triple the price of it? how many of the bots are from emyploess that now when there will be a restock?

    I am pretty sure the only reason my cousin got ps5 is cause he use a bot to order it
     
  3. Ghosty

    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    There isn't a reason to own one yet over a PS4.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I want one cause I want Nioh 2 and Nioh 1 for PS5 in February. Nioh1 and Nioh2 are solely responsible majority of ALL play time I have on my ps4 and I would love to play both at 60FPS and a Resolution higher then 1080p like 4K and assuming both with have some sorta RT? that will probably turn off if it cant keep 60FPS at those resolution

    Both game look like ASS on base ps4 in action mode but the gameplay more then make up for it, but I will to bet I wont get my hand on one before then anyway.

    Anywhile I have nioh for PC it will runing 1440p and keep 60FPS I rather play on console
     

  5. TheSissyOfFremont

    TheSissyOfFremont Master Guru

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    TBF even though I know Demon Souls will very likely be released in 18 months time on PC, It's possible that I might get a console just to play that if there's even a small drought in PC releases.

    There are enough exclusives (timed or otherwise) that I could be pushed over the edge if the consoles are freely available to buy.
     
  6. no_1_dave

    no_1_dave Master Guru

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    If people are willing to pay double or triple the price they deserve to be ripped off, they're a bunch of idiots and the scalpers are making fools of them
     
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    Are you suggesting that they limited PS4 launch so they can appear to have sold more PS5s? and are limiting PS5 so they appear to sell more PS6 when that comes along?
    because that would be one of the most insane illogical things I have ever heard!
     
  8. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Not really. Horizon Zero Dawn, Detroit Become Human, and Death Stranding have been the only Sony exclusive games ported to PC. There are still a number of exclusives that have not and will not be ported. Xbox yeah, but Xbox more or less is a service now than a platform. That being said, it's hard to compete with a $500 console that has the power of a PC that at least would cost $1000(this is just counting the PC and the mouse and keyboard since the Xbox only comes with the console and controller, each needing a display that is of course needed to use them lol ).
     
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    They have sold everything to one person probably so he/she can double the price after. It's just retarded how human behavior has turned in the last years....
     
  10. Ricepudding

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    Metal gear solid? I mean thats been coming out on PC for a long time? minus 3 and 4 that never came... Zero dawn was a odd one to come. But what else has? uncharted, god of war, days gone, ghost, spiderman, rachet and clank etc etc loads have stayed exclusive... Have you zeen zero dawn come over and assumed they all have?
     

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    Im literally sitting here waiting on Amazon to drop of my PS5 any minute now lol
    This stuff was impossible to get back in Sept/Nov but not impossible now. I have a Strix 3080 and a 5600x for 2 months, i have had 2 3070s and now a PS5. You just gotta stay on top of it, stuff is coming in stock but you have seconds to buy it.
     
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    Financial analysts reckon Sony limited the number of consoles because they make a small loss on each sale. Even if it's just $5 selling 3.4m losses them $17m. So they don't want to sell 10m that's for sure. They're happy to sell more once yields improve and costs come down and they can at least break even or make a small profit on sales. Same for XseriesX but MS can afford it especially if every sale means a game pass sale that's where they're making money.

    Originally I was going to get an RTX 3080/6900XT, XseriesX and Zen 3 5600X. Ended up get AIB RTX 3090 and Zen 2 3800X for same budget and will wait for XseriesX as I have the XboneX. Pretty chuffed as the 3090 is a beast at 1440p with everything Ultra including ray tracing and plays nicely with my 144hz freesync monitor in G-Sync compatibility mode. The frames I get I don't even need DLSS.
     
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    Thats roughly the same number scalpers sold....
     

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