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Poll: *The Official PlayStation 5 (PS5) Thread*

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, 16 Apr 2019.


Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    152 vote(s)
  2. UHD Optical Version

    549 vote(s)
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    209 vote(s)
  1. Converge


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,805

    Yeah I particularly loved the original PS stages, so good! And the big fight at the end of the game was just brilliant :)
  2. rare


    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 7,688

    Location: Sussex

    Is it worth getting an SSD over a standard HDD for PS4 games? I know there’s going to be a performance increase with an SSD but you can get a pretty sizeable HDD for not too much money...
  3. Mike Ford


    Joined: 15 Feb 2020

    Posts: 16

    So, had a bit of time with the PS5. Now the initial rush of it arriving has had a sleep between me and it I thought Iwould post an update.

    Initial setup - went without a hitch, walks you through the steps easy as anything. Copied data from old PS4 absolutely fine and is working sweet. Tried Astros playroom, there is no describing that first feeling of the feedback on the new controller other than to say it is more impressive than i expected even after spending so many months reading every titbit of information.

    I have one new game, Assassins Creed Valhalla which I am really enjoying, you can tell it's multi platform but there are still some moments where you have to just look at the sharpness of the 4k image. Not had any crashes, hopefully the yanks have helped minimise that with their beta testing :) Ican only guess how games are gonna look once properly developed for the platform, gonna be breathtaking.

    My son has had a good play on Fortnite, not my thing as i am 53 and just don't have the muscle memory and reflexes for online battles. It looks lovely though.

    Tried "Walking Simulator" (as my son calls it) and that runs great, don't know if there is any boost to it but the finer details do look better (maybe i am seeing what other saw with a PS4 Pro but i only had PS4 std).

    Load times on anything i have tried have been great. Ps4 stuff certainly loads faster but still have to wait (internal drive) but i am fine with that.

    My wife was quite shocked at the appearance of the PS5 once i put it in the cabinet, it certainly stands out!.

    Anyway, back to the game need to go and find some lost vikings. :)


  4. crazy8s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 1,182

    Only played it for 15-20m or so and spent most of that time around and punching everyone :D
  5. volt9291


    Joined: 2 Feb 2006

    Posts: 616

    Got lucky yesterday and ordered from Amazon, arrived 17:00 today, no issues.

    really enjoying how quick and snappy it is!

    my son (5 years old) had so much fun playing Astros playroom.

    As others have said it’s definitely not white, more a very light grey, looks great.

    think I’ll be having a late night tonight!
  6. gumpy321


    Joined: 15 Jan 2011

    Posts: 611

    Location: Manchester

    Why have Sony forced HDR on everything? Some games look like rubbish with HDR turned on. Why not have the same settings like on the Series X where HDR is used on games that are native HDR.

    Why are they forcing auto HDR? Give us the choice! Bit of a ball ache having to go into system settings everytime I want to turn it off before playing a non HDR game.

    Something for Sony to implement in the coming updates...
  7. crazy8s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 1,182

    It looks pretty big next to the Series X!

    Excuse the wiring, you can't see it from the front of the TV

  8. crazy8s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 1,182

    Posted in the other thread but wanted to share the two consoles side-by-side. PS5 towers over the Series X!
    Wires not visible from the front of the TV :D


    Anyone been tempted to Plasti Dip the faceplates?
  9. chrcoluk


    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 7,846

    Wow that thing is a monster.

    Having looking at the pictures of the digital edition, the shape is stylish, I do wonder if microsoft deliberately leaked the series S to sony, so they though microsoft were going digital only, as remember they did up the clocks quite late on, I agree with a youtuber I watched where the optical drive feels like it got bolted on last minute.
  10. Andybtsn


    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,745

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Eurgh, got Sack Boy to play online MP (with the wife), doesn't have the ability, apparently an update is due but no idea when.
  11. Sasahara


    Joined: 12 Feb 2009

    Posts: 4,064

    Just did a quick check on ebay.

    9,355 confirmed sales so far. Some will be fake bidders, but that a lot.
    And another 3,000 or so listed for sale.

    Common price the the disc version £800. :/
  12. Witcher1980


    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

    Posts: 875

    Location: Westleton

    Sad world we live in, I have two more on order. I only need one more but ordered 2 just in case one fails to turn up. With the spare, if I get it I am only going to add an extra £20 on top of rrp to cover a bit of my time.
  13. KraniX


    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 3,165

    Location: Leeds

    Packaging was crap on the PS5, flimsy box and what feel like egg boxes inside holding the console.

    Series X felt much more premium, I know it's what's inside that matters but MS def went the extra mile.

    I much prefer the design of the Series X, PS5 is a great machine but looks worse in reality compared to screenshots and videos, and it's stupidly large.

    Love the feel of the DualSense but after an hour of Astro my hands are knackered, but I'm getting old... Might have to turn the haptics down or off for some games in future for longer sessions but the haptics are great.
  14. benjii


    Joined: 26 Apr 2013

    Posts: 4,312

    Location: Plymouth

    I've been playing Spider-Man Remastered so far and I'm impressed with the console in general. The controller is considerably higher quality than the PS4 controller. I don't know if any of you tried, but if you squeeze the controller on PS4, you can feel the plastic flex, none of that on this new one.

    It's also dead quiet and the start up and loading times are ridiculously quick, it's literally 3 - 4 seconds from the PS5 menu to the main game menu and another 2 seconds to load the save after that. I can't wait for the benefits of SSDs on these consoles to have a spill over effect on PC.
  15. RedStarRiot


    Joined: 6 Jun 2010

    Posts: 4,080

    Is that then 7 you have then bought?
  16. RedStarRiot


    Joined: 6 Jun 2010

    Posts: 4,080

    Yeah, series X felt more premium but Sony has went more environmentally friendly even down to the cable ties. All easily recycled
  17. Witcher1980


    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

    Posts: 875

    Location: Westleton

    How did you know that, it is 7 in total. My two boys plus me, my partners 2 boys. My nephew and one extra just in case. I am waiting on currys which says dispatched and very which says the 17th.
  18. Noxia


    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 8,935

    Location: Wiltshire

    Yeah I was more impressed with the minimal packaging actually than the xbox plastic fest.
  19. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 39,232

    Location: Welling, London

    I expected it to be delivered on a gold platter.

    Seriously, what does the packaging matter if the console is protected and works? My 3080 that Cost £750 came with a bit of sponge and an envelope. It doesn’t matter because the card was perfect.
  20. Simmz


    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,715