Sony’s PlayStation 5 games console will go on sale in China from Saturday.
Some pictures from Sony stores throughout the country: https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX...
Maaaaan so they can be in line at a store but everywhere else can't.
Alot of places in China were pretty much back to normal after about 2-3 months after the outbreak. Apart from having to wear masks and get your temp checked at malls
That's a real big line! I didn't expected Sony to have that kind of popularity on China. PS5 worldwide sales are going to have a huge pike now. I wish other countries could go in store and buy PS5 like that. Funny note: Those are sclarpers selling the PS5 in China!!! 😂 All PS5s are held by scalpers.
I heard it's actually a line of scalpers to buy one and they will just turn around and sell it down the line for a continual markup. The last person in line is the only true gamer.
I'm no China expert, but I believe there's a big culture around promoting and supporting Chinese products there (somewhat similar to Japan, though there are clear exceptions in both cases). Sony has been doing a lot of promoting of Chinese devs, which is possibly a good reason for this enthusiasm and support. However, Sony may also learn an important lesson about the disregard for copyright law in China. I'm hoping this relationship remains mutually beneficial and many more people can enjoy PlayStation. I also hope we're not going to see an explosion in piracy and knockoffs.
I really wonder how big is the official library available for it right now. If I recall correctly the Switch has something dumb like 3 games in the first year or so.
That's nice. They should let people buy in store too in other countries.
You can, i was able to get my PS5 at Fred Meyers. I am in Washington State. All just depends on the retailer.
Genshin Impact to make a shed load on microtransactions via PS5 I bet, Sony very happy.
PlayStation about to outsell the Xbox 4 to 1 now instead of 3 to 1 ;).
Loved my N64, loved my Dreamcast, loved my Gamecube, loved my original Xbox. All of them were fairly weak in the market, in terms of sales. All of them offered me fantastic experiences. Weird. That's just me though; a gamer who cared about the games had, and not how much hardware the multinational making the hardware sold.
The Dreamcast was Sega's last console. That's why sales matter.
Yeah, but the company bringing you those game care, you know, they might, go out of business or stop making consoles. I care if Sony systems sell well, since Playstation is my favorite and I am guaranteed to get some of the games I like, as long as they keep doing well. Just as I am sure an Xbox or Nintendo fan will be happy their favorite system is doing well.
Must be a Playstation hater, I feel sorry you missed all the great PS games over the years. lol fucking fanboy mentality.
You're just built different huh?
And Sega got out of the console scene due to low Dreamcast sales but... carry on. lol
Just Now? Even though Genshin Impact came out last year. Talk about losses.
They have PS4 already and the PS5 version just dropped weeks ago. So not really
PS4 is no exception though.
Interesting, can't find any in stores or online yet Sony just opened to the largest population in the world. Sounds great for business sucks for the rest of the world. Still struggling to get a PS5 in stores and online. Since Sony hasn't been able to keep up with that demand. it should solve the distribution issues before expanding into larger markets. Sony has yet to prove to the world is capable of meeting world demand. More and likely base on lack of availability only a small portion of China will ever see the PS5. Looks like the real world release of PS5 will be 2022. For all you lucky ones that got a PS5 during the soft release..... Clap.....Clap.....Clap 👏
They can't meet demand with how popular the system is combined with semiconductor shortages. Despite that, they still managed to ship more PS5s than PS4s in the same timeframe. It sucks for those who haven't been able to get one but they're doing what they can.
That's no excuse in business. Like or not Sony is just shy of almost double the user base they started with when the PS4 was first introduced. Sony should have had the manufacturing planned and prepared at least a year before the launch which would have been before covid. We also have the scalpers. Its great that Sony is on tract to profitability but the PR spin only benefits Sony not its consumer base which is considerably larger than when PS4 started... most of the world had no problems getting PS4 at launch or had very short waiting periods. Point is its a different world and pretending that its business as usual when its not ... at least to the consumer its not. Sure is a lot of PSPLUS members losing out on PS5 deals not because they choose too because the choice was taken away from them. Sony needs a different PR approach one that focuses on its loyal fan base which is mostly PS4 users at this point not PS5. At least Until they can manage the disasters such as chip supply/shortage and find solutions to scalpers etc.... then push the Yea Sony is doing great approach
They only put 50k units into China. That’s less than the US and Europe had at launch so it’s not really like they’re removing many units from the rest of the world to support China. Consoles aren’t big in China generally so they will still be putting the majority of units into the west.
My point is its beginning to feel a bit elitist and that is definitely what is happening in China not your everyday person is getting a pick of that 50,000 units. Actually same thing is happening all over the world but to a much larger extent since the customer base is bigger. Sony is trying to ship PS5 to more countries at one time than they did with PS4 while there is a crisis and epidemic affecting supply it is not smart. Because of a lot of things different, its really not fair to compare PS5 sales to how well PS4 sales performed under very different market. With different marketing/circumstances surrounding their release date Sony, (other companies as well such as Nvidia and AMD) really need to come across like they understand what the consumer is going through.....
Oh... well that's just great. And I still can't get one.
West Taiwan (oops i mean china) shouldnt get one console till they are readily available in the rest of the world first and foremost.
To those concerned about this making the stock situation even worse: Sony only put 50k consoles into China - far less than the West got at launch. Consoles are also unpopular and niche in China. For example, Switch took over a year to sell 1m units in China, and they had Tencent helping them. Chinese people were also already buying (overpriced) consoles from the west, so all up this shouldn’t really affect the Western supply that much going forward.
Great,.. now we will have to wait till 2023 to actually get the PS5
it will help ps5 in china having lost souls aside exclusive to ps5 in china as well horizon and final fantasy 7 16 congs on sony launching in china
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