Playstation 5 [PS5] [Release Holiday 2020]

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  1. mpg1

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    Best Buy Canada only getting about 22,000 units for pre-order? Seems low relative to the production numbers reported
     
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    Games costing $70 is my red line, especially with a $500 console.
     
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    No. Probably the fins & stand? Trying to make it seem smaller than it is.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    These new game prices will change my buying behavior. I will start to do same with ps5 I already do with steam. Wait for sales. There is very few games for me that are "must buy" at launch. For PS5 my first must buy is horizon. Until then I can play ps4 games I missed as I gave my ps4 away midgen. Also I have ton of games on my steam account that I need to start and finish.

    One has to wonder if this raise in game prices is going to have negative effect on bottom line versus what sony expects.
     
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    GameStop makes money selling new and used discs. Not sure the DE is their preferred console, either. Their ratio may not be entirely dictated by Sony. (They buy and sell used hardware, too, so they’ll eventually deal with PS5 DEs.)
     
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    Best Buy Canada has similar ratio, 3K PS5 DE out of 22K Total for ~14%

    From the tweet mpg1 shared:

    "FYI - stock information, nearly 19,000 w/ disc PS5s, only about 3,000 disc free versions at BestBuy"​
     
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    I figured that, too. With the stand put in place for horizontal placement it might not be that much easier to fit in many entertainment setups than the XSX.
     
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    Why are ps5 games 70 dollars but 80 euros in europe when 1 euro = 1dollar 18 cents !???
     
  9. Kugai Calo

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    Because the price in USD excludes sale tax?
     
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    so they they say games are 60bucks its actually more?
     
  11. Ike Turner

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    Yup the taxes, which are different depending on the state the product is sold in, are added on checkout.
     
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    No prices in the US ever includes taxes because they can differ per city locality. It's a total cluster-muck stateside.

    Taxes are so much worse than that. It's not per State. It's not per County. It's not per Zipcode. It's not even per City. It's per product per region. Some items are not taxed at all. Some other items have more taxes, like gasoline or cigarettes or alcohol. It's a proper cluster-muck.

    About the only thing advertised to include taxes are certain brand mobile services for phones, like T-Mobile.
     
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    Man, the whole pre-order thing is a clusterfuck...



    Tommy McClain
     
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    Looks like SONY was thinking ahead with the USB and wireless, nice. That means you could use Bluetooth headphones. It's super lame XSX doesn't have optical out this time which means I can't use my Toslink to Bluetooth adapter on XSX. This along with the slower USB ports is pushing me towards PS5. Basically can't use Bluetooth headphones with XSX, *facepalm* Think I'll just get a PS5 and skip XSX.
     
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    But not the CPU/GPU or the size. There are ways around the optical & Bluetooth. Not so much on the power & size. I'll take the extra power & smaller size over Bluetooth or optical any day.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    Good article with interesting information. I quoted some good stuff but not all.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/09/16/ps5-retail-units/
     
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    $629 and $499 in Canada.
     
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    5000 and 6000kr here, (500/600 dollars). We also get 80 dollar games. Gpus dont adjust this high in price.
     
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    US best buy has preorder available but their web pages are acting up real bad. I guess there is more than few people hitting f5 and trying to pre order.
     
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