The PS5 News and Info Thread

  • Ohhh I misunderstood you.

  • So if the PS5 will play 99% of all PS4 games backwards compatible, what do you think the chances that you'll just be able to buy future PS4 releases on the PS5 itself? In my head I'm trying to think why you wouldn't jump on a PS5 sooner than later if theoretically they will play all the games you've got anyways.

    Granted we still don't know how all that operates. I'm thinking of the theoretical possibility that the day the console launches, I can just download all of my existing PS4 games, or maybe even a cross transfer of existing installed things like what you can do between a Pro and Standard model.

  • Just did the math; so if it's an accurate statement that 99% function, it would be maybe close to 30 games that aren't functioning in that remaining 1% at the moment?

  • wait so PS4 games aren't compatible at all with a PS45 controller?

    if so that's BS. i wanted to trade in my PS4 to go towards a PS5 but now i can't because i need to keep the PS4 controller.

  • @dipset LMAO!!!!

  • @yoshi
    Wording was a bit off but I believe they said PS4 controllers will work on PS5 but only for PS4 games except in the case of things like fightsticks that will work on PS4/5 games. Meanwhile PS5 controllers can be used on PS4 too.

  • @dmcmaster i want to trade in my PS4 though.

    will i be able to play PS4 games on my PS5 using a PS5 controller is what i was asking

  • @yoshi
    I believe so, would be odd to offer a bunch of PS4 games and not have them playable with everything out of the box

    And (depending on what model I get) might trade my PS4 in after getting my PS5 after I test out my physical copies and see if there's any region locking or anything like that

  • Got one ordered thru Walmart of all places.

  • @dmcmaster Walmart has been good to me in the past with this sort of thing. Everyone flocks to Best Buy, Amazon, and even Target, but people sleep on Walmart these days for console launches.

  • @mbun
    I've only used Walmart once before for the Marvel Super Heroes Arcade cabinet. Which was not the deluxe version that I ordered but the standard version, and Walmart refused to do anythingabout it(no riser or lights) but it arrived a day earlier then promised. Will say I was not expecting them to charge me for it now (thank god I got paid today)

    Also I kinda generally refuse to shop at Walmart after me and some stranger had to hold back a horde of people after someone's toddler got knocked onto the floor one black Friday and the employee nearby did nothing (for christ sake we were yelling "there's a kid on the floor ") so I've basically refused to shop at them unless I'm forced to (like I get a gift card to them or something)

  • @dmcmaster That's just Black Friday in general, and employee probably doesn't get paid enough to care, especially when working Retail generally makes you hate the people who shop there over time.

  • I don't know if it'll work out for anyone else, but I pre-ordered Demon's Souls from Walmart and they already discounted my pre-order to $50 because of price matching.

  • Turns out the PS5 (digital) in Singapore is 600 SG dollars, which is slightly less than the price in other countries after conversion, very nice surprise for me.

    The bad surprise is that apparently there will only be around 200 units available at launch (no, I didn't forget any 0). Pre-orders went up at 11am this morning which I didn't know, so obviously it's all sold out now. Scalpers are already reselling it for twice the price on the local ebay.

    Guess I might have to wait until 2021 to make the jump!

  • I don't even know if there's any official preorders yet here in Indonesia. I did spot a few online stores that priced it for basically 600 US dollars... I think I'm not gonna get one anytime soon, lol.

  • Why am I so tempted to pre order when I would basically only play the games I already have?

  • @happygaming Zeitgeist probably. Honestly, it is smarter to wait if there's not a launch game you're dying to play.

  • For anyone who is interested, both versions of PS5 are freely available for pre-order in Russia for roughly $600 and $500 US dollars (tax included). I don't think we have shops that offer worldwide delivery, but there are shipping services that will send your package to another country.

  • @mbun
    I've worked retail (hell was when this happened) I don't give two shits what I'm being paid I'm not about to some 2-3yo kid get trampled to death.

    And that was like my 3rd year going shopping on Black Friday, Best Buy, Gamestop, Office Depot were all great experiences honestly (minus the girl who tried to stab me with a pen when I asked for her number after talking to her in line for 3 hours, but that's another story) point being the one and only time I've gone to Walmart it was absolutely pure chaos.

  • @dmcmaster said in The PS5 News and Info Thread:

    minus the girl who tried to stab me with a pen when I asked for her number after talking to her in line for 3 hours, but that's another story

    you're gonna leave us hanging here?