AppTrigger writes: "The PlayStation 5 is coming out in just about a year! But will it be worth spending all those hundreds of dollars right when the system releases?"
I bought every system at launch this gen. Will be doing the same for the PS5.
I waited it out for the first 3 years, I'm debating on doing that again since there will still be games coming for the PS4 after the PS5 releases. Unless something really compels me like GT7 or GoW2 not long after launch.
Considering the PS5 will be back compatible and PS4 games rumoured to be enhanced on it, that's more than enough reason for me to get at launch.
I never got a console at launch. Maybe ps5 will change that. Can't wait for more information
With the success of the ps1,ps2,ps3 and ps4 I would say its definitely worth getting day one. I think having track record of playstation being the best console every generation would make the ps5 the best choice next generation
Yes greatness from day one
Bought PS4 at launch and buy most consoles at launch but in no rush for ps5 myself who knows in 12 months tho. Can be worth waiting sometimes Vita was defo one for me got it before they changed the screens and as for Xbox this gen S was purchased 4 months later it was being sent on its way, absolutely piss poor. Can’t see PS5 being in that situation a year down the line tho let alone in the middle of a gen like S was worse case I’ll have my PS4 backlog to play.
You can play your PS4 backlog on the PS5.
Do you have a backlog? If not then why waste the money when you can get it cheaper later. Unless you just love new tech. Although of course everyone will spend their own money how they choose? Also, I mean without next gen exclusives out.
It's not wasted money if you make use of it. The tech in these consoles was under-powered at release, and it's old as hell today. It can be a pain moving between PC and PS4, even with little things like UI navigation and loading. Thankfully there's a huge performance boost coming. I can't wait to play the games yet to release on better hardware.
I don't really have a backlog. And still have a year to finish up with the PS4.
If they support the PS4 pro for a while then I would just wait a year or two for the price to drop, unless they're going to stop releasing their exclusives on the PS4. Either way waiting never hurt anyone.
I didn’t buy the PS4 at launch cause it had no games and no backwards compatibility. The ps5 will have backwards compatibility so now it’s safe to buy at launch.
I still have my PS3, so BC wasn't essential for me.
Did you get your medal?
''will it be worth spending all those hundreds of dollars right when the system releases?" That's a YESSSS! Just like all PS consoles before so day 1 for me;)
Who wouldn't want to play their back catalogue of ps4 games at higher settings straight away? Day one for sure. Also if you're that way inclined, buy a couple and sell the other online. Always a shortage upon release. It's how I paid for my consoles.
Exactly, gonna be hard not to. This gen was the first time I got an Xbox and Playstation day 1. I see no reason for me to NOT go crazy and get a launch PS5 again, especially after how valued I felt as a new Sony customer this gen.
Realistically, no. But I’m gonna be getting it day 1 regardless!
It's probably as worthy as waiting a year or two. Unlikely one will see a price drop before then.
No console is "worth it" in the first year at least as most games are cross gen and the new gen is finding its feet. Also the kinks get ironed out during that time.
Have done with the other 4, will do with this one.
I usually wait a year to buy in, by then a lot of the kinks are worked out and there's a good amount of games to pick from. This time however, PS5s Backwards Compatibility makes me really want to go for it day 1
I usually can’t wait a year but gonna prob try wait until a limited edition model I like drops. No rush PS4 backlog is massive and I’ll only end up upgrading my launch model so gonna try wait it out. Can’t see the launch games will be that EPIC but I guess we shall see, defo not buying Xbox 2? Scarlett next gen on day1 that I’ll be more than happy to wait it out for a selection of top notch games.
One/two years in you also get rev2 which usually ditches the premium finishes....
BC with VR makes it day one. Because the current games will become PS4 Pro or even better with an update. Can't even imagine what that new controller will do for new VR games or games updated with a patch for PS4 VR games. Won't even imagine what the PSVR 2 controllers will be like if they are willing to ditch rumble for haptic feedback. Just wow!
I fully get the BC is gonna be a great deal however if the launch games are poor and I’m Basically buying a console to play PS4 games and wait for some top notch ps5 games then the PS4 pro will do me. Same issue I had with Xbox and their BC great if you not been playing those games the entire previous gen anyway last Gen I was majority 360 so when xbox1 has no games but says yeah but you can play your 360 games... yeah I just spent 8-9 years playing them I’m good. PS4 not been out that long but got a massive backlog of games to clear don’t think 12 months is enough for me haha. Happy wait this one out tho won’t purchase a ps5 just to play my PS4 games tho that’s a bonus sure but not the main reason I’d get a ps5. Best bonus is won’t be paying £40/50 for poor average launch games and waiting for the 6-12 months for the quality games to start dropping ;)
Since I didn't buy the Pro, that money will go to PS5. The fact that I've mostly bought first party games and not EA, Activision, Ubisoft, etc, I don't have a lot of regular games. I have more Indie games because they took more risks that AAA developers won't. If VR developers have a Dev Kit, we're looking at possibly faster load times, better looks from updates to textures, resolution, frame rates can be increased, increased anti aliasing. I expect PS5 launch games to impress. They have to have something to push the system to sell. So, I'm not worried about regular games as much. But VR? That's where improvements are needed. Even PSVR being 4-5 years old by then will be like new because it's getting it's power from PS5. That's where my interests lie.
Do you have a backlog? If not then why waste the money when you can get it cheaper later. Unless you just love new tech. Although of course everyone will spend their own money how they choose? Also, I mean without next gen exclusives out. Uncharted did not come out to 2016 and I don't enjoy Uncharted games. So I am in the same type of boat as you. There was only the order and bloodborne before that.
I barely have a back catalog. Maybe 4 games I haven't played yet because VR showed up like Detroit and Until Dawn. Everything else I've played often and finished except Spider-Man. Still got to do the the dlc stuff that I haven't started though. Every VR game I bought I've played. Not one game in back catalog and I got over 40. I don't buy games just to buy them unless I'm going to play them. Plus games are free to play because of Plus. But I've only played maybe 2. A puzzle game and Bro Force that reminds me of the old days like Ikari Warriors, Contra, Midnight Resistance, Guerilla War, etc. I add them but don't download them. They don't hold as much value to me because I didn't buy them. I can play them at any time. Or not at all. I will say I need to play Grim Fandango and see if it's like the old PC version. I save money by buying less than when I was younger and wanted to play lots of SNES, Genesis and Turbo games. I have responsibilities now. And one system is enough instead of three. So why not the best for gamers like me who grew up in Atari and Nintendo but need something more than Switch.
Will you get the pro model if it comes day one and how much are you willing to spend?
It doesn't make sense for Sony to put two versions out at launch and make one more powerful than the other. Maybe 3 years later in 2023 and launch a Pro. But not at launch. And PSVR 2 summer or late 2021. Everyone gets a 4K Blu-ray player with 100 gig+ discs that actually benefits games. Not like Microsoft did it. Because none of their games take advantage of the ultra Blu-ray disc. Everyone gets a new controller. And Sony was smart not to release it for Pro only which would upset base owners like me. Every gamer gets the same games and every developer programs for one system that they can try to push to the limit. One price for everybody. Which I think will be $499. I think Sony knows core gamers want them to go all out and will be the first to buy the system. Casuals don't care day one. Only core gamers. So, have a price that is backed by the tech they are putting in it.
Wish I could say the same. I can't resist a great sale. I have several games I got at $20, $30, and less than $20 that ended up $10 to $20 more half a year to 2 years later? I buy them because they are on sale in the hope I can play them now if life does not get in the way. I like knowing that I could have had I been able to at the time. I don't by $60 dollar games unless it is a collection for a series with 4 or 5 games. Probably haven't bought a $60.00 game since 2010.
It might be worth it because BC will be included which is a very important feature to have.
It definitely is an important feature and it would be fantastic if the BC went back farther than PS4 games.
I agree, BC is great for a good number of reasons and it's hard to argue or not being a feature to have. The most important part for BC imo are the free games that can be offered through PS+ and a bigger catalog for downloadable titles being available for PSnow. I said something similar in the past but if Sony can have this then the PS5 will be the best console to have.
Day 1 since the ps1, see no reason why I'd break tradition this go around.
For me depends on backwards compatibility, as i dont thinkay of my friends will be able to upgrade day 1, if its its backwards compatible then its a no brainer for me, and the same applies to the next xbox
It's been confirmed long ago to be backward compatible.
Absolutely! I bought the Switch at launch because of great *exclusive* games and will do the same for the PS5
I got ps2/ps3/PS4 all on launch Xbox 360 was month or so after due to stock issues... ps2 was actually a week or 2 late due to major stock issues. GameCube/wii/wii u 3ds switch all day 1. Vita I waited it out and xbox1 I waited it out and regretted it when I played the exclusives and was left waiting for more games to drop, Nah still nothing great happened on Xbox so defo only ps5 interested in but no rush myself. Still think could be some great games for PS4 coming yet. Look at ps2 and GOW1/2 and ps3 with gran turismo all in the last year or so of the console ;) Suppose we got death stranding this year and last of us for early next year still think could be another banger around the corner ;) specially as will be BC with PS5 ;)
I’m definitely getting a ps5 at launch. I’ll wait and see what Microsoft’s newly stacked first party does before I jump on. Maybe a year or so and get a themed one bundled with a game I want.
You and I both
If your about the best hardware top resolutions currently available for consoles sure if your waiting for quality games prob not day1 launch games are normally always averages less your Nintendo and drop classics like super Mario world of Zelda BOTW Both 9-10/10 games on day1... knack? Killzone ok that wasn’t terrible but a game well be going back to in 5-25 years hellll no ;)
Nintendo delayed BOTW from 2015 to 2017 in order to sell the Switch (and put out 0 first-party games in 2016). God help us if other companies took Nintendo's stance of screwing over existing customers in order to sell the next console. You'll be able to play The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Dreams - all 2020 games - at launch on PS5.
It's worth it but I mostly wait a while before I buy a new console that way the bugs are worked out and their are more games added to the library.
With full backwards compatability, that is a dumb question. There will obviously be good launch titles, and you can play your old games and retire the old system. Win-win.
Gta 6 would be worth to buy next gen consoles on launch day. Also bloodborne 2 or horizon 2 and I'll be over it.
I only bought the ps3 at launch. however, i got the most value that way before they took out stuff so yeah sometimes it pays to buy the launch models. I'm planning on waiting until there's a deal if i can but I don't know how well i can stick to that plan if they launch horizon zero dawn 2 or something like that with it.
If you like the PS4 Pro, you'll LOVE the PS5. Full backward compatibility with PS4 is pretty much a given.
Yes and I will get it day1. Can't wait for next gen to stsrt finally.
It really depends on the launch and launch-window games being offered.
Yes since Ghost of Tsushima will be the system selling game.
Ghosts is confirmed to be a PS4 game, but I bet it will look a lot better on PS5, and will pay better with the new controller.
I will prob still wait at-least 1 year as usual, but depends on what games come out. If theres a GT7 or GTA6 at launch then it will be sooner.
Yes. Especially considering that I can play all of my PS4 games on it.
It will be. PS consoles are an investment. Well, usually. I guess this will be the first gen when I'll have to wait and see, due to the bs that's going on in gaming now in days.
Are you kidding me or what? Of course it is.
Not if every game is only open world mapping military type games in some form or fashion Nooooooooo! GT7 yes, Ratchet and Clank yes, NFS Heat yes, 2019 Grid yes, Spiderman yes.
Absolutely. And it will dominate next gen in terms of sales AND games.
I've bought every PS console for the past 4 generations & God willing I'll be buying the PS5 next gen.
I bought into last gen a few months in both Xbox 360 and ps3. This gen I waited about 1 year and a half. It really depends on what games are available and if I’m interested in playing them. My rule is that at least 3 games have to be available or upcoming for me to buy in-or a really good special edition bundle like the Smash Bros. Switch.
I sure hope the launch lineup for the PS5 is going to be better then the PS4. That was really bad, Knack, Killzone ugh. Great move with the PS4 backwards compatibility, though I assume it’s going to be emulated. Hopefully it’s a great emulation. Last thing you want is increased input lag, for PS4 games, because of it.
I pre-order systems I want at launch because I can pay them off gradually so that when launch day comes I just have to go in and pick up my system. I don't even care at that point if I have to stick mostly with my current system for a bit while the library for the new one slowly builds up, and I laugh a little at all the crying I hear from other early adopters who were expecting the moon. Besides, I know the next PlayStation will be a worthwhile investment for me when all is said and done, as every PlayStation before it was.
All I needed to know was if it was going to be a 4k Blu Ray player and they confirmed it so my Xbox one x and second ps4 will be sold the instant pre orders go up to have it either payed off or damn near payed off.