PS5 Showcase Impressions : We Finally Get Pre-Orders

Sony finally revealed the price of $499 (Disc) and $399 (Digital), and a release date of November 12th for major markets, and November 19th for the rest of the world. Along with the announcement came several game announcements, and a few follow up game trailers for previously announced games. What did we think of it, glad you asked.

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darklordzor36d ago

Enjoyed the presentation overall. Felt like watching an E3 press conference. Lots of great looking games and gameplay. THANKFULLY was able to get my pre-order in.

DragonWarrior1935d ago

It was a very strong show. It's impressive when the only games that make people grown and go get a drink or hit the rest room are Call of Duty and Fortnite. They really shouldn't of had them in there but outside of those it was an extremely strong show, Final Fantasy right out the gate made it a winner instantly.

TheEnigma31335d ago

I’m pleased with the console prices but the games getting a ten dollar pice hike saddens me.

porkChop35d ago

Just don't buy them at $70. This whole gen games dropped to half price in just 6 to 8 months. Within 2 or 3 months you can find games 25% to 30% off easily. Just wait a bit and buy at a price you're comfortable with.

Here in Canada games are $79.99, and Sony is trying to raise them to $89.99. That's $101 after tax. I already buy very few games at $79, and I won't buy a single one at $89. It's outrageous.

ClayRules201235d ago

Yeah, that $10 price hike does sadden me too.

The_Sage35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

I know I will probably get disagrees for saying this, but realistically... We have been due for an increase in price. Games take so many more people and so much more money to make now than they did 20 years ago. Wages have increased.

Cost of living has increased, but games have still been $60. Watch the entire end credits for a game like Ghost of Tshuima. There are a ton of hard working people that need to be paid. Better games require a LOT of very talented people.

Original NES games were $60. What's that?... 35 years ago? That's like $120 adjusted for inflation.

jukins35d ago

I remeber some nes games being over 60

Sitdown35d ago

Just out of curiosity, why don't we ever assume that the original NES games were severely overpriced? Not saying they were, but just wondering why we never take that route.

Sarcasm35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

While this is true, DLC, microtransactions, subscriptions, and season passes have helped offset the "traditional" set cost per title. Also consider titles sell in millions now, compared to hundreds of thousands.

So the price hike to $70 isn't that justified, just my opinion.

The_Sage34d ago

@ Sarcasm

Most games I play don't have microtransactions. I used Ghost of Tsushima as an example. A fantastic, big game that took a massive amount of people to make. There is nothing but the $60 price tag to offset their costs, and they are giving us a free new multiplayer game to boot.

Again... Adjusted for inflation NES games were $120. No... Scratch that. They were $130 when adjusted for inflation.

porkChop34d ago

This narrative needs to stop.

Games back then sold a tiny fraction of what they do now. Even adjusting for inflation, budgets, etc., the average game is far more profitable now than they ever have been.

We also see publishers reporting record profits every year. That wouldn't be possible if they were making less money.

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NEXUS-635d ago

$25 in Aus - now $125 RRP, usually they don't sell for RRP at most places though - might just be for the launch.

The_Sage34d ago

How many yen for $25? The conversion is crazy last I looked.

NEXUS-634d ago

Just over ¥1900 > $25 Au, the Aussie dollar has been average for a few years now.

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