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Title: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 10:21:26 AM
Just curious, who pre ordered a new XBOX or PlayStation?  I ended up pre ordering an XBOX from Amazon today, but I'll be honest there is a high probability I'll cancel prior to the actual release....just wanted to have one in my queue in case I change my mind:)  A number of reasons for me...

- None of the planned initial games really interest me a lot, although haven't researched a ton
- Didn't use my previous XBOX as much as I would like....my kid is no longer at home, so that use is less too.
- Most of my time still ends up with PC games
- It always concerns me buying the first release of a console, I always suspect there will be some design flaw fixed on future version:)

We'll see over the next month what I decide, just curious about other people's plans, if any.......
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 10:26:57 AM
I did not, but I am getting a new PC rig on Black Friday :)
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 10:29:23 AM
I did not, but I am getting a new PC rig on Black Friday :)

If I had to choose between a console and PC, I would go with PC Myself:)  Luckily right now my computer is likely good for a couple of more years before I would face another decision.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 10:39:54 AM
I have been tempted by the likes of Bloodborne and similar, but as long as there are emulators and even the remote possibility of PC versions, that's enough for me. For now, anyway.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 22, 2020, 10:42:36 AM
Not me. I have never pre-ordered a console. I typically get them months after release once they are easier to get and I know there are games I will want to play. Its no question that I will eventually get them, its just a matter of when.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 10:51:59 AM
Not me. I have never pre-ordered a console. I typically get them months after release once they are easier to get and I know there are games I will want to play. Its no question that I will eventually get them, its just a matter of when.

Probably the best move and likely the one I will eventually end up making....I highly doubt I keep the pre order.  Although, if I don't pre order, I am not sure I'll ever buy one unless something exclusive comes out that I can't live without....and based on history, that didn't happen for me with the current XBOX so likely won't happen with this either.

Maybe I still buy it and then sale during the holidays to some desperate parent that wants to spend a lot of money on it and must get it:) 
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 10:54:56 AM
So you're a MS guy, not a Sony guy - I need a Sony guy to tell me how much I am missing with their exclusives like BloodBorne or Demon Souls or God of War. If they have legit reasons as to how those games are incredible, then I would definitely consider a next generation console in addition to a new PC.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 10:58:12 AM
So you're a MS guy, not a Sony guy - I need a Sony guy to tell me how much I am missing with their exclusives like BloodBorne or Demon Souls or God of War. If they have legit reasons as to how those games are incredible, then I would definitely consider a next generation console in addition to a new PC.

Yep, pretty much have owned every generation of an XBOX and not any PlayStation.  The one game that almost got me to cave was The Show (Baseball), but I hear that is coming to PC and other consoles next year.  There is very few if any games that would drive me to buy a certain console.  Never had any issues with XBOX so going to stick with it, plus I like how I can use the GamePass subscription for both my console and PC stuff.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: jamus34 on September 22, 2020, 11:18:14 AM
I almost never preorder and try to wait until they identify and correct any issues that invariably pop up.

That said Iím pretty intrigued with the PS5 and will definitely pick one up at some point, probably next year.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 11:38:13 AM
The only modern console I have owned was the original Playstation, when I was too poor to purchase a PC. Thank God those days are behind me :)
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 12:27:30 PM
I almost never preorder and try to wait until they identify and correct any issues that invariably pop up.

That said Iím pretty intrigued with the PS5 and will definitely pick one up at some point, probably next year.

Yep, that is one of my considerations...doubt it will come without some kind of flaw that would bug me.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: al_infierno on September 22, 2020, 12:51:12 PM
I have a buddy who bought a PS4 on release day (or preordered? don't remember) and ended up having a nightmarish time dealing with hardware issues because of some faulty HDMI slots on the very early PS4s.  Pretty sure he sent that thing back into Sony at least half a dozen times over the course of several months.

After that, I'll never buy a console that hasn't been market tested for at least 6-12 months.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: W8taminute on September 22, 2020, 01:50:06 PM
I've been a console/pc gamer since 1989.  I've owned many pcs as well as a NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, PS3, and a PS4. 

I can honestly tell you though that I will not participate in the next gen consoles.  The simple reason is I absolutely REFUSE to pay 60 dollars or more per year in order to be allowed to play online with someone.  I can play thousands of titles on my gaming rig online with friends for FREE whenever I want. 

Why should I be coerced into playing games on a console and forking over extra cash to be allowed to engage in multiplayer?  Not buying the subscription is not an option because then my trophies will not get date stamped when I unlock them.  If you think I'm being a baby about that yes you're right I am being a baby but that's what makes me tick and I love it!
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 01:55:31 PM
You have to pay to play MP?? I would pay not to!
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: W8taminute on September 22, 2020, 02:04:27 PM
You have to pay to play MP?? I would pay not to!

Yeah they started making people pay to play online back with the XBOX360 and PS3 iteration of the console wars.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: steve58 on September 22, 2020, 02:50:33 PM
What's a console?   O:-)
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 22, 2020, 03:59:14 PM
You have to pay to play MP?? I would pay not to!

Yep, I have zero desire to play MP...I stick to single player.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2020, 05:22:12 PM
That is crazy talk. Talking about consoles really brings me back though...I loved the original Colony Wars, Legacy of Cain and Civ II.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: demjansk1942 on September 23, 2020, 12:07:42 PM
I still have a ps1
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Yskonyn on October 10, 2020, 07:23:02 AM
I am getting a PS5 from my wife for my special birthday, so yes, one it pre-ordered.  :bd:

I am not bothered by the Ďpay to play onlineí thing as it also includes new free games every month for you to download and keep as long as your sub runs.
While the offerings were mostly small indie titles when the scheme first launched, these days they offer solid games frequently.
As long as you donít buy every new game when it gets released youíre bound to offset the costs for the MP with getting a few great games.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: JasonPratt on October 10, 2020, 09:02:34 AM
{glances at totally uninstalled PS4 lying over in a corner with some games-of-the-year}

...so far I have resisted this temptation.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on October 10, 2020, 09:25:24 AM
I dont see any exclusive launch day titles, so I'm still waiting.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: W8taminute on October 14, 2020, 01:31:03 PM
You bring up a good point Ysk and a friend I was talking to brought up the same argument with me as well. 

I agree, that when you look at the long term you do recoup the money for the subscription in free games.  My question, to myself that is, is will I really have the time to enjoy a bunch of games I got for free when I'm barely keeping up with games I've purchased?

I think I'll wait 6 to 8 months post launch to see how things develop and to allow for the PS5 library to build up a bit before I buy.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 03, 2020, 04:51:56 AM
well, as suspected i ended up cancelling my pre order.  going through the list of games planned for the next year either didnt interest me or they will have pc versions that i would prefer.  i am sure some day i might reconsider.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Yskonyn on November 20, 2020, 02:18:01 PM
My PS5 was delivered yesterday!  :peace:

Its a big machine, but purs silently like a little kitten, even when under load.
The new UI is an improvement and its lag free and super quick.

The DualSense controller is the most comfortable Sony controller ever and the haptics are definitely next gen: feeling Ďmassí and detailed feedback like rain ticking on your controller is absolutely something Iíve never experienced before.

Big thumbs up from me so far!
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: al_infierno on November 20, 2020, 02:46:16 PM
Wow I didn't know they were shipping preorders already.  Got any games for it?  Is it backwards compatible with PS4?
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on November 20, 2020, 02:49:09 PM
I'm pretty sure it is backwards compatible.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 20, 2020, 03:25:18 PM
My PS5 was delivered yesterday!  :peace:

Its a big machine, but purs silently like a little kitten, even when under load.
The new UI is an improvement and its lag free and super quick.

The DualSense controller is the most comfortable Sony controller ever and the haptics are definitely next gen: feeling Ďmassí and detailed feedback like rain ticking on your controller is absolutely something Iíve never experienced before.

Big thumbs up from me so far!

Nice. Sounds great. I'll probably go ahead and pick one up after the New Year. There is talk that they may be working on SOCOM 5 for the new console. Assuming its similar to the original titles in the series that would make the console a must buy for me.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Yskonyn on November 21, 2020, 12:00:20 AM
Wow I didn't know they were shipping preorders already.  Got any games for it?  Is it backwards compatible with PS4?

Not *all* PS4 games can be played on PS5, but I havenít come across any I own that wonít play, so I reckon its probably either some small indie games or games from the earlier days of PS4.
Most are definitely compatible.

Your social space is also compatible, meaning that not only your friendslist ports over, but you can even play with them without issue between consoles (say my mate plays Destiny on PS4, I can still join his party and fireteam on my PS5).

The game that comes pre-installed on PS5; Astroís Playroom is a must play! Not only is it gorgeous and demoís all the new capabilities of the controller, its also a fun game in its own right which oozes with charm and fan service. Donít ignore it!
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Yskonyn on November 21, 2020, 12:01:39 AM
My PS5 was delivered yesterday!  :peace:

Its a big machine, but purs silently like a little kitten, even when under load.
The new UI is an improvement and its lag free and super quick.

The DualSense controller is the most comfortable Sony controller ever and the haptics are definitely next gen: feeling Ďmassí and detailed feedback like rain ticking on your controller is absolutely something Iíve never experienced before.

Big thumbs up from me so far!

Nice. Sounds great. I'll probably go ahead and pick one up after the New Year. There is talk that they may be working on SOCOM 5 for the new console. Assuming its similar to the original titles in the series that would make the console a must buy for me.

A new SOCOM would be so awesome! And if they use the haptics like CoD Cold War its going to be a truely amazing game!
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: fran on November 21, 2020, 01:42:46 AM
That's a no from me.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: willy85 on March 23, 2021, 07:48:14 AM
If you are the usage of a play station console, then sure. all you need is a PlayStation + account that is signed in and that ps4 has been activated as your primary ps4 underneath settings. then every login can use PlayStation + services and any sport that has been offered/downloaded on the number one account. however in case you are the use of some thing apart from a ps4 or a nintendo transfer (if u use a Xbox) then I do now not recognize.
Title: Re: Who Pre Ordered New Console?
Post by: Gusington on March 23, 2021, 09:15:20 AM
Willy? No he probably will not.

HA