Sony's PlayStation 5 event was alright on the surface, but as soon as it ended, its shortcomings began to come clear leaving TechRaptor writer Don Parsons wondering what happened, and how did so many mistakes get made.
Hahhahahaha.. oh god 😂
While I do agree that they should've said that pre-orders were going to open the next day ON the event, I found out through their blog right after, and I mean Immediately after, when I read next day I knew to be ready for it by 12 midnight because they were going to sell in an instant. Then sites like Best Buy, Gamestop, Target and Walmart broke the street date, Walmart even posted on their official twitter account: "Make you wait to get the new #PlayStation5? Nah, that’s not like us. Go on, preorder it NOW!" https://twitter.com/Walmart... On Best Buy (that also broke the street date) I could see the Ps5 and I added it to my cart at 9:30 pm EST of that same night, the site just crashed, it didn't let me check out try after try, no luck, tried again at 12:00 Midnight EST, same thing, the ps5 in my cart and it didn't move from the checkout screen, no luck, tried again at 3am EST (12:00 PST) on my first try it went through. Were the pre-orders a mess? Yes, was it only Sony's fault, not by a long shot.
I actually managed to get my preorder the moment Walmart tweeted that. I was like what? Yeah, Sony is partially at fault, but it's also retailers being like "go ahead, give us your money now" 😂
When i got mine at GameStop I asked the clerk about what the deal was since they were early. She said they just got off an "emergency" call and decided to start selling since other retailers started early. As if by waiting a day no one would pick up the few dozen they had? I don't get it. The only bright side is that I had a chance to get one vs. scalpers setting up their bots well in advance ready to snatch up the RTX 3800's within seconds...
At face value, you're correct. It wasn't entirely their fault. We're in 2020 though. Sony has launch 4 successful home consoles and you mean to tell me the thought of penalizing retailers for breaking their pre-order times didn't cross their mind? This isn't 2010 anymore. Street dates and pre-order dates are still broken, but not nearly as much as it use to be. Should be obvious, but don't forget Sony is the one sending these PS5's to retailers. No company would have been stupid enough to start pre-orders early if Sony said they'd deny inventory to anyone who did.
@-T9X-69- While I do agree with you up until a certain extent, it's not as clear cut when the retailers you are taking about are not mom and pop shops, we are talking about Walmart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop, how is Sony supposed to deny inventory to them, might as well just close shop if that's the case, you cannot start assigning penalties to these retailers without serious consequences to your own business. What I mean to say it's that the economics of all of this are complicated and going back to my original assessment, was Sony the only one at fault, definitely not.
@RpgSama They most absolutely can deny inventory to any extent. Would 100% be wise? Yeah, probably not. However, they could have easily said we will reduce your inventory by 50% if you break pre-order date/time. No one would do that considering how high in demand the PS5 is. That's so much easy profit for these retailers that they wouldn't think twice about doing it. There's a reason MS is doing for the Xbox pre-orders and also why not a single retailer has went up early. This is 100% Sony's fault. Just like it's 100% Nvidia's fault for not having bot protection on their own site, when they know that's exactly what people do and have done for years.
I’ll tell you what happened, great games were shown and after the show nearly every website selling pre-orders crashed and now they’re sold out everywhere. The demand is off the charts for PS5.
It was an event for the ages!
Sony should be catching more heat than they are for straight up lying to people. The company has zero class. I can’t wait to watch them come in third place this holiday
I think you're going to be disappointed buddy. Looks like they've already snagged the top spot regardless of what you think of them
sadly you're correct
@monkey602 Don’t fall the bait amigo, this guy is clearly trolling.
You fell for the troll. You guys fall for it everytime.
Top spot for what exactly? I think he was just saying that Sony was throwing shade at Microsoft for being consumer friendly by blending the lines in generations. Allowing Xbox one owners purchase games that come out for Xbox after the launch of the Xbox Series of consoles. Up to a year to a year and a half after the next gen console launch. Only for Sony to do the same. After they said they wouldn't do so. Sony said they were doing a traditional console launch. By making people purchase a PS5 in order to play the games coming after the PS5 launch. The biggest lie of all... Saying that the new Spider-Man and Horizon game would only be possible with the PS5 hardware. Both Microsoft and Sony have been known to lie to their consumers. But Microsoft has, so far, been pretty open with the plans regarding the Series X/S details. We shall see I guess.
They should be catching heat for bringing awesome ass games? Oh no! 2 or 3 games are going to be on PS4 too?!! They should fail, and we should be stuck with MT's, services,, and bare bones games! Wtf is wrong with you people?
going to be hoenst, I'm not a Spiderman fan or Horizon fan, I think sony really messed up not negotiating a deal for quantic dream, I love their games and one of the main reasons I bought my ps4. that said I'm still getting a ps5, just not at launch. I hope we hear what QD is working on next soon.
@gamer Well then what about demon souls or the platformers? It's a diverse lineup available at launch. If you don't like any of it well it really isn't their fault.
Gamer QD got 100 million investment from a chinese company so they took the money and wanted to make games for other platforms. The type of games they make are only going to sell well on PlayStation and maybe pc
ppl act like it's the first time in history that sony made cross gen games. it's hilarious.
You know how it goes here: It’s only a bad thing if MS does it and Sony gets praise for doing the exact same thing.
Bro, xbox doesn't want to let go of that 3rd place.. It'll be so hard to take it from them 😂
Well Xbox isn’t in third place this gen so what are u talking about
A straight up lie is saying that all new games this year after ps5 launch will be exclusive for ps5 only. They did not say that. There were crossgen games last time and there still are today. The statement xbox made which they lied about is that all xbox games in the future would be playable throughout all their family of xboxs. That was then changed to only for the first couple of years. That is a straight up lie.
Hahahahaha boy I got news for you
Lol. Never gonna happen.
Third place? Nice joke. That thing sold out in like a couple of hours here in germany. I bet it isn't any different worldwide.
according to you sony has no class.....but amazing hardware and games
3rd place in what respect? Aaaand, Sony not just living for the holidays.
First, Sony will not come in third place. At worst they will be second place behind the Switch. Second, I do think they purposely held back the strategy so that they could let MS take maximum levels of the heat and so they continued to look like the "good guy", but at the same time they are not classless. Sony continually delivers AAA GOTY type games. Every company tries to look like "the good guy" while trying to vilify the other companies. Sony is no different then Microsoft or Nintendo.
Switch us behind PS4, and Nintendo will release new model next year.. Gonna hurt xbox more than they imagined
I'm not happy with the way the conference or the preorders were handled....the thing that is confusing is how there could be so much misinformation about the games and what platforms they will be coming to in the conference, and how so much important information could be left out. The messaging was far from clear. Having said that, I was fortunate to secure a preorder at 2-230 in the morning from best buy, which was the only site I could find throughout the previous night and that morning that broken as it was, still offered a chance of completing an order. After multiple refreshes in the cart and on the purchase pages, it finally went through, and I'm very happy about that. But it really shouldn't be this way. Many Sony supporting gamers are losing out on being able to preorder due to bots and scalpers. It's ridiculous and I find it personally unacceptable. I would never pay the exorbitant prices the scalpers are going to end up charging for the ps5, and I hope others do not pay the price.....that is the only way this nonsense will end, if we leave the scalpers with a bunch of consoles on their hands that they ultimately make no money from, and have to sell at retail price.
Lol wut? 3rd place? They will be willing the floor with Xbox this holiday; hate to be the one to tell you.
By his logic Xbox is already behind the Switch so he thinks Xbox has a chance to beat Playstation? 😆 🤣
c'mon guys dont fall for it. Just judge peoples sincerity by their consistency. If he can bemoan sony for 'lying' he would have already blown up redmond. His energy against the clear dominant brand isn't the same as it should be against the actual last place brand which has a perennial habit of over promising and underachieving
stop with your dramatics and fake concerns.
Your talking about one or two lies compared to hundreds.
@ Darkborn You're correct. Sony has been notorious for lying through every generation. Microsoft has had some doozies themselves. But in the past year or so... Sony has completely dwarfed MS in the BS department. But what does it matter? People always forgive and forget. They'll (myself included) will still buy their products. In my opinion... MS has been more consumer friendly and transparent when it comes to the discussion of next gen products, games, and services. Also more consumer friendly. I love that all the games, headsets, and controllers will still work moving forward. Another big factor I'm liking MS approach to next gen is the free updates/enhancements to the games. Sony has typically not bothered doing them or made me buy a remastered version.
Right. All Sony's fault. I trust you have ALL the facts to substantiate this??? Sumbag Sony! lol.
9/16/2020 Never Forget
19 here 😪
That is insulting. I'm not offended but it is amazingly disrespectful.
Thanks for reminding me the day I pre-ordered my PS5 lol. I didn't need it though.
My pre-order was confirmed yesterday with ShopTo :D thought for sure I was gonna miss out and wait an extra month or more. 18/09/20 ❤
Covid happened. All big launch titles pushed back to next year
oof so many blatant paid article, makes me wanna buy the damn thing day 1
Haha LMAO. Some people more salty than bacon, probably because they missed 2020 shipment.
Author here - Nope I have one coming. Doesn't change the fact the event was a mess with everything around it. - Don
How is it on sony if retailers broke street date? Also up until very recently Ms announced their pricing and release. Btw Ms were planning on having an event this week but because of the leak they had to announce it early Ms executives themselves said that so what's the difference. Both companies were planning to do the same thing if it wasn't for a leak we would have had back to back events
@TechRaptor- oh please, your complaints are paper thin and desperate. You come off as someone with an agenda or an axe to grind. I guess whining about Sony's show generates clicks from all the desperate xbox fanboys.
What is funny is Reading Microsoft gamers comments here.... That the real heat. They are so salty. Its funny. They already know what will happend. Again. Sony will have the biggest launch in history, only Microsoft gamers and payed sites think that they Will have any problems. The console is selling like crazy. Millions. Sold out all over the place. They get new ones and in minutes are sold again. Now thats heat!!! Some still dont understand the hype with the ps5. Microsoft can keep paying sites for opinions and YouTubers zalker and others. The ps5 is a tsunami. It cant be stop.
Author here - wish Microsoft paid me to write this - cause then it would be a whole lot more money than the little I get. I don't own a Microsoft console, and won't - I am however preordering a PS5 for work reasons - and I don't need an Xbox Series device as I have a strong gaming PC. That doesn't change the fact that everything around the event was a mess by Sony, and that directly impinges, in my opinion at least, on the event. On the sell-outs though - we're seeling scalpers there a lot so take with a few grains of salt on that. -Don
Anything negative against anything Sony is considered to be a paid slander campaign funded by Microsoft. Don't take it personally.
@software_lover Already prepared to play victim role for yet another gen, i see. Great, why stop now huh?
@ps-gamer Im not a victim of anything so I don’t understand your comment. If the truth hurts, it just hurts. Deal with it (Sony or Microsoft).
Yeah you aren't a victim. That's why i sad "play". Just can't accept the fact that the vast majority on here (like basically everywhere else) are playstation gamers and when they don't agree with these opinion pieces, which -and let's be real here - are more than often written by actual fanboys because real gaming journalism almost went extinct you guys keep crying like it's some big conspiracy by playstation gamers. But it's only the majority opinion, nothing more. +there can be actual and honest journalism, but it's hard to differ from the flood of clickbait and fanboy rants.
Wait....what are we supposed to take with a grain of salt? Scalpers? Wouldn’t scalpers imply massive demand if they are attempting to resell at exorbitant prices? That’s how supply and demand works. Do any of your ‘points’ you try to argue actually hold water? Don’t think so.
Dude that allow more gamers to get before the scalpers. With a date would be even worse. More, there 10 million consoles to sell. There is time
Hey writer how is it Sony's fault that the retailers broke street date? Speaking of facts
Let's see after reading this do i believe you would be honest if you were getting paid in cash or other goods or benefits... nope... can't say I do. But enjoy your click money...
What's with all of these negative PS5 opinion articles?
Just hacks craving attention.
The event was Hype, though I do feel like there was such a long black pause in between each game that it seemed they were missing some slides in between telling us if it was launch title or not.
Is anyone really clamoring to buy a new console for a bunch of remakes rehashes? I'll wait a couple years. Congrats to the scalpers who primarily got them all.
That is my issue. 100% truth here: After yesterday, I decided to hold off on both next gen consoles for a while. Nothing there warranting purchase right away with the exception of better versions of old games (which ps gamers have been laughing at over the past year but now that somewhat same practice is a "blow to gamepass"???). GODFALL ... I can play on PC DEMON SOULS ... old game SPIDERMAN ... I can play on ps4 and play later on ps5 R&C ... The only new game but not a must have (for me) MICROSOFT ... Most I can play on pc The Medium ... not interested in My original decision was to get the SX right away and then get the ps5 in May or June but I think that I will wait a little longer on the purchase of either. It's crazy because the younger me with no money would be doing what I have to do to get both right away but the older me with plenty of money sees less and less value in these things.
I hear ya. The young me would believe in the promises of what the new systems could potentially do one day, so I'd buy day one on the strength of what usually turned out to be broken dreams/promises. Older and wiser as they say.
People should be used to this stuff, Sony and MS been lying for ages this is nothing new
So this is what you got against Sony? Wow. Feel sorry for you.
People bitching about not being able to play ps1, ps2, ps3 and ps4 games need to stfu. Seriously who gives a crap, you'd think people would be excited to play new shit ffs
In terms of playing PS1 & PS2 on PS5, I could personally care less. I don’t like to go that far back, it’s just odd for me. I’ll watch someone play them tho. But yeah, I want to play new games on the “NEW” PS5. I understand not much is available at launch, so having the option to play past console games makes it way more appealing, but it’s not a make it or break it deal for me, because of what’s to come with the new gameplay offerings.