I received an e-mail from BB with a link to pre-order. I passed on it, thought about it, and went back to the same link. The pre-order button was gone, and was replaced with a "coming soon" non-clickable.
Respect! I get this. Is it worth $500? Probably not for most people. (For me, obviously yes.) I'm more excited about playing my existing library with "possibly a few enhancements" than playing any of the launch games. If they hadn't included the ability to play (much of) my PS4 library, I wouldn't have bothered.I'm honestly not trying to thread crap. I keep hearing how great the reveal of games was for this, and I just have to shrug my shoulders. Nothing about any of it excited me in the least. The exclusives both launch, and long term left me cold.
I wish I was still into FF, but I have been done with that IP for a long time (except for the FF7 remake which I only bought because it was one of my favorite games ever). If I was still into that series I'd be happy too.Bryan - I was kind of floored by the FF16 reveal. It's been an common rumor for the last 4ish months but the fact that it looks to be as mature of a project as it is with zero significant leaks and then look like it did in that trailer...I was very happy about that.
This is a spot-on analysis. To me, the PS+ announcement was certainly intended to onboard people curious about this "great PlayStation library" they keep hearing about. The people who were irritated that it includes Persona 5 but not Persona 5 Royal Edition (for example) are simply not the people Sony is targeting.The PS+ Collection idea was neat, but that seems more geared toward Xbox owners who are curious about getting on a PlayStation platform. I've already played nearly all of those games though there's a few I'm interested in.
I think GamePass gets more attention because every single MS game launches right onto it, meaning you'll get some of the highest quality Xbox games included right away, whereas PS Now is a lot of filler crap mixed in with some true classics. I think MS basically reducing all of their sub services into one $15/mo fee that includes EVERYTHING is a great idea and I wish Sony would do that with + and Now.
I gave up on FF after 12, with that ridiculous "macro" system where you basically set up the game to play itself--If I don't have my turn-based hand on the genius strategy of every single attack, what's the point of playing?I wish I was still into FF, but I have been done with that IP for a long time (except for the FF7 remake which I only bought because it was one of my favorite games ever). If I was still into that series I'd be happy too.
The PS3's disk drive singlehandedly SAVED Blu-ray from itself, helping win the Format War, was one of the very first consoles to create the streaming-television industry we know today, and is considered one of the most successful game boxes ever released.I’m in no hurry, but at $400, I can see buying the base PS5 eventually. And I like Sony’s approach of only having to choose between disc or not. No decision about reduced capability.
I hope that was a joke about the movie fizz-vs.-didj format wars, because if that was honestly a joke about "LOL, you still want a disk drive in your PS because you want to play GAMES on disk??", thank you for singlehandedly proving my point. The prosecution rests.Uhm...what?
I’ve gone digital only on my Switch. Got a zillion streaming boxes. Don’t need a game console to do anything but play games. If I buy a new-gen console, happy to not spend money on drive.
If you’re fighting the Time Wars, and need to buy a box with a disc drive to retroactively save 1998, more power to you!
I honestly don't understand the logic. If you know you are going to buy one why wait for a price drop? If a year of playing games isn't worth $100 and having something when it is brand new and exciting I don't know what is. I get having to prioritize budgets but the rewards for waiting on something you clearly care about does not seem commensurate with the downsides to me.I’m in no hurry, but at $400, I can see buying the base PS5 eventually. And I like Sony’s approach of only having to choose between disc or not. No decision about reduced capability.
Lately I've definitely gotten more mileage out of my PSVR as a 3D Blu-Ray disc-delivery mechanism than as a gaming headset. I bought my 4K TV after they phased out 3D sets, so it's nice to have a way to view my imported 3D discs. I hope the PS5 lets me keep up that tradition.Me, I'm waiting to hear whether we still get Blu3D disk support (which I assume we will, since 3D video is the essential ingredient in the VR they want to improve) along with the 4K UHD support, before plunking down the extra cash for a machine that does everything. As well it should.
I don’t mean to say I’m waiting for a $100 drop. I don’t need the $400 console to get to $300. The disc less version seems like the option I’ll get, when I get one. But while there’s new tech i *want*, I don’t *want* a new console yet.I honestly don't understand the logic. If you know you are going to buy one why wait for a price drop? If a year of playing games isn't worth $100 and having something when it is brand new and exciting I don't know what is. I get having to prioritize budgets but the rewards for waiting on something you clearly care about does not seem commensurate with the downsides to me.
I know you have some kind of quote about the best time to buy and I haven't agreed with it at all in all the times you have posted it, but this time it really doesn't make sense. The best time to buy a PS5 digital is day 1, there will be few moving parts or other widespread bugs to worry about that would be fixed in a mid cycle upgrade, and with the PS+ deal you can catch up on the best of the best PS4 generation games that you might have missed. Again on day one.