Ryan talks PS5 shortages, mobile, the Cyberpunk delisting and more.
To Sony [the company], a sale is still a sale. But also to Sony [the people who monitor the goings on] it is more than that. im sure they can tell just how many are actually in use. Nearly 9m sold and not all of them are enjoying their freedom since many are being kept locked away by filthy resellers. Sony would love it if every unit sold was plugged in, online, and playing games. Sadly we know that is not the case... for now at least. They are working on it. to those who got one, enjoy it. To those still on the front lines, fighting for one... keep at it. Reinforcements are on the way.
I can't imagine why you have disagrees. I love my PS5, and actively try to help friends and family get them whenever I can. Sony absolutely knows how many are plugged in and being used. And of course they want them all being played etc. They'll get the stock issues sorted out eventually. Sadly, that's likely to be much later than everyone would like.
Guess you don't realize that not everybody is online, so there are consoles in use, but not verified through online means.
Sony doesn't really make it's money on PS5 hardware. They want more than anyone for customers to be able to get it. They make their money through software, subscription services and platforming fees.
It’s beyond daft to have console wars especially in this generation.. the consoles are so similar in terms of performance and the competition are doing different things from one another and going in totally different directions. Let’s just choose out platform of choice or have them all if you are fortunate enough to do so and let’s enjoy this generation of gaming
My partner just yesterday bought one from a scalper. Wait for it... She asked how many he had last week, and when he said 12, she asked him how long he'd had them. Said just over a month, so she said if he'd drop it to RRP, she'd buy one, otherwise she'd look elsewhere. Left him with that for a few days and got a reply to sell for RRP, and that he'd do it next day delivery. Brother in law is now one PS5 better off.
she got lucky, some scalpers wont budge on price. Or if they do, then its still at some sort of markup, but not as low as retail.
@Darth Can only but try.
@darth had them almost a month so probably coming up on his return window. And some retailers will watch how much you return and block you from future sales. Better this way for him to sell even for msrp instead of returning.
@zaanan Pretend you're a woman then.
i agree with you, however this reads like you are locked away somewhere and wave your hankerchief outside of your only window to be rescued lol so dramatic ha xD
"Nearly 9m sold and not all of them are enjoying their freedom since many are being kept locked away by filthy resellers." Many? How many? 1%? I don't understand this idea that scalpers are hoarding PS5s. Sony are still producing them (we see this every time Miles Morales returns to no.1 in the UK charts), that means more people who want them are getting them all the time. It is not in the scalper's best interest to hoard PS5s, they will be selling them ASAP, their prices will have to reduce again and again otherwise as more people get them through legit means. I'd wager the vast majority of all PS5s sold by Sony are in the hands of gamers.
yeah i feel the same way. When ps4 came out and scalping wasnt such a big deal there were also massive shortages, it took me 4-5 months to get my hands on one. and i couldnt even buy one with without a bundled game.
Resellers don't hold inventory they move it as quickly as possible before the price inevitably goes down.
All those disagrees from ponies who think sales matter but they can't get a ps5 due to scalpers. Sales matter *angry fist*
I don't get why this is brought up at all since it's a common issue with both the PS5 and XSX and is completely out of their hands and retail sites with way more money invested in preventing scalping can't stop it.
Lol read the room
What I found telling in this interview is Sony is going mobile. Sounds very familiar. I guess the generations statement is starting to fade away. I'm wondering if they'll announce at some point, an Xbox strategy of all games, all devices, day one release?
Because that’s what you want to get out of it . They’ve already stated they were going to expand into mobile . Going mobile is totally different . PS5 is not very mobile .
The bar keeps on getting moved. Cell phones today.... What's next?
Playstation fans do not want a GamePass style service, they do not want PC gamers to play their games, they've made that very clear.
Well I got news for you...Don't be surprise when you hear about Uncharted 4 coming to PC, since it's past its 3 to 4 year mark. Then Last of Us 1 and 2 to follow in the future for PC. Eventually it will be about Playstation service and Microsoft service from all devices. I rather console exclusives for all consoles, but we got to adapt to the future and consoles are becoming PCs closing the gap. Soon their will be just gaming PCs with console like prices at the starting point before upgrades, and you can prioritize these PCs to boot up to the traditional gaming screen to either Playstation, Microsoft, and what the hell Nintendo service lol!!! Or you can boot up the PC to the traditional OS screen at the start. You will be able to do this with Laptops, and expand the services with mobile apps, Tablets, and TV screens. Microsoft has already plant the seeds for this future, by calling their console Xbox One back in 2013 an all in One device. Gaming disc like Gamestop will be a thing of the past. This will happen within another 10 years for sure.
I don't agree or disagree with what you're saying, I'm just the messenger. Playstation games sell well enough without them being on PC or a GamePass like service.
“ Playstation games sell well enough without them being on PC” Apparently Sony disagrees with you
@SizzlingHot85 I know your taking the P with your comment. But I had a giggle at your 2080ti. Just making sure you do realise you don't need at min a 2080ti to play any gamepass game right? A old Dell optiplx with a 3rd or 4th gen i5 and a 1650 super will most likely play any gamepass game better than a series s.
I’m curious if PlayStation would make an app specifically for PC. Like steam or epic. Where you PC can function and operate as a PS5 but on PC. To include PSVR. And then how in depth they plan on really getting with mobile. Like specific games to run on it alone or games on PS5/PS4 severely downgraded to run on a smart phone.
This article reads like an advertisement. Jim Ryan sucks and PlayStation is going to lose. It's very sad.
Lose in what aspect? Market share/Sales? Nope First part metacritic ratings? Nope Quality and quantity of games? Nope
You can't confirm any of those, so. Maybe quiet yourself for the time being.
Quanitiny my be the one area Xbox will trump them. How many of Xbox first party title in current development do you honestly believe will fail to launch there game? Seriously it's simple maths. Quality and market share. Xbox taking over market share is completely out of the question and quality is extremely unlikely even though I expect they'll be more competitive in this space. Bethesda alone is worth considering. The launch games with bugs. But games like skyrim and fallout are testament to what their studios are capable of.
Sony is definitely gonna lose in quantity of exclusive games. Xbox is going to have more than double the amount of studios, by the end of the year. It's 13 vs 23 at this moment. Not even including the multiple teams within those studios that also make games. The mathematics are not in Sony's favor. Quality is subjective. Metacritic is not a measurement of how much enjoyment you'll get
@bashfu But are you ok with Sony gate keeping modes of games behind a paywall? Or exclusive third party games being timed exclusive? I honestly would rather either company just straight up own the developers then do any of the things above. Because then at least I know how and when I can get a game. In a perfect world there wouldn't be any of this crap but we don't live in a perfect world and they're both businesses.
@therealtedcruz Nor can he prove the opposite that he is claiming. The only difference is you agree with him hence why you're telling me to be quiet and nor him or both of us. If history Is to be followed from the last 4 generations... Sony will be just fine
loose to what? they're doing fairly well so far.
Jim Ryan is the Don Mattik or Playstation.
Even Don could wage war from time to time. Ryan can't lead PlayStation to victory or a party of four to an open table at a restaurant.
Let's not ignore reality. He's literally in charge of the console that is currently outpacing it's rival 2:1 in sales. The console that already has released 4 AAA next gen exclusives after only 7 months, meanwhile MS mismanagement has us all still waiting for the Series X's launch title's release date.
Sure ps5 is the fastest selling console of all time but some people just can't accept facts and rather live on their own made up reality. Say what you want about don matrick but under him Xbox brand was the strongest in it's history and since his departure we have had to wait till next E3 and than wait till next year memes
At least Jim Ryan is still employed at Sony making better decisions than unemployed Don Mattrick who got fired after this interview lol and you too will get a disagree by me after reading this post lol!!! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Stop that man lol!!! You got 20 people to disagree with you...And now 21 after you read this reply. Jim Ryan has made better decisions than Don Mattrick that got himself fired for saying, "If you don't have internet buy an Xbox 360." Fired right after E3 that year lol!!! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
There war was over last gen. This gen. it's just overkill. Xbox is going the way of the Roku.
They just announced yesterday they are working on the next Xbox
Let me get this straight. They are working on a new Xbox. This means in 5 years they will have released more box's than games. And software is in their name.. micro-soft. Should be micro-hard.
Guess you don't understand the difference between battles and wars.
And you do? War and battle has been over for a long time. When you get a year start on your competition and still ps3 outsells Xbox 360 that right there is war and battle won. But than ps4 took all of that market share back and that ended that battle and now with ps5 it's neither a war or battle Sony is competing with it's history more than Xbox or any other brand When you literally have games which have won more game of the Year awards than any in the history there right there is success. How come Microsoft took the whole last generation off to prepare for this generation and they still stink while Sony delivered game of the year after game of the year last generation and are still pumping out amazing exclusives in the first 7 months of this generation But don't let the facts get in your way
The war is over when Microsoft exits the console industry. Or do you not know how wars work? But who are we kidding, you are in your feelings too much to understand the battle/war dynamics. Microsoft had us paying monthly subscription, then Sony followed suit. Microsoft ramped up games on PC, now Sony following suit. Why is Sony mom mimicking when they already won the war? Yes Sony has regular game of the years, but when looking at the ratio of them purchased versus consoles on the market....it's not that impressive. Keep looking at this battle/war from a consumer perspective, while Microsoft looks at the long game. Console generations are battles not wars, and losing battles doesn't mean you lose the war. Microsoft recent acquisitions speak to this.
I only clicked on the article because I wanted to know about the future of Cyberpunk on Playstation. It seems I will need to play this game on PC or via a streaming service as he did not comment on what it would take for Cyberpunk to return to the store.
Physical copies are available for under $35 or equivalent prices from online and offline shops around the world. The game's only £23.29 here in the UK for the PlayStation version. If you have a PS5 it was running pretty good in BC mode, hopefully CDPR will talk about the PS5 and Xbox Series enhancements soon.
GameStop has it on sale. Brand new with some preorder bonuses for $20. https://www.gamestop.com/vi...
Just buy it for PS4 in a store like I did, lol
Guys a physical copy is not an option for me. I prefer to buy digital because the cost to import is too high in my country. The local stores sells games has a 100% markup and the price stays at launch price for years. As a result I really have to play this game on PC or via a streaming service if Sony is being stubborn about bringing it back to the ps store.
Was he even in the console war? Might currently be in charge of Sony, Playstation, but what does that mean five consoles in when the platform's been considered a leader for four of them? And then of the most significant you do is make the the GoW and GT7, titles that should be showcase PS5 showcase IP, cross-gen with the older system two years in. MS have given up on hardware while trying to increase market share, Nintendo's about two gens behind in terms of tech yet seem to be - probably are - happy at where they are, which is probably a hard 2nd or a defacto 1st regardless of the other console maker's numbers. The console wars are over. There's only fanboy arguing left.
shit take as always
Sounds like more exclusives are going to mobile and PC!
So Microsoft were right all along? Not sure why this is a surprise to anyone. All 3 want to grow their market share of gaming all up and the console market is fairly limited in terms of growth.
Jim Ryan FINALLY acknowledges and addresses the scalping problem. 7.8 million units sold means nothing if its not going to gamers to enjoy your hardware so, hes finally starting to saddle up, its an improvement.
It doesn't really matter. What are Sony going to do? Interview every person before they hand over a PS5 and then follow them home to make sure they open it and set it up immediately otherwise they'll call in the SWAT team? It is up to the companies selling the product online to fix this issue, not Sony. Most of them won't be motivated to sort it either because at the end of the day, they get their money from the customer either way.
I think Playstation has never had better games or hardware but despite that this guy just doesn't sit well with me. The PlayStation high quality experience will NEVER translate to mobile. Vita should have taught them that lesson. If Sony wants to make shows and movies from their Playstation IPs then let them but don't let it distract from the games. For example don't pull Druckmann from Naughty Dog to help with the Last of Us TV show. What a waste of time. Games present stories in ways that are impossible for passive entertainment like TV to reproduce so why dilute the experience? Lastly he just doesn't seem to have a real passion about games. He's a businessman not a gamer.
So basically Sony shouldn't be Sony lol. They can do no wrong, but they need to change everything about how they obviously do business.
You are so wrong......The small studios are gonna make smaller games for especialy for mobil. The big studios will be concentrating on the bigger games for Playstation.
Playstation has no small studios.
Wish the fanboys could.
The PS fans hate for you is real, unjustified but real!
Sounds like Jim Ryan is tired of having to answer for his console war backtracking.
So far the PS5 is selling better but I have both consoles and prefer my series X. I just had to update FF7 Remake on PS5 and it’s a nightmare compared to how Xbox’s smart delivery works. The PS5 just feels clunky compared to the Xbox series x when it comes to simple functionality.
Have all systems but I've found that the Xbox relies heavily on features over games. Nothing they CLAIM about the X is proven, just hear about GP(😴), and promises of what the companies they've purchased will deliver. Hell Bethesda hasn't made anything bigger than Skyrim and that was 2011. Those purchases seems more of a strategy at attempting to affect Sony and mask the fact that they've got nothing in-house to show. After Crack Down, Halo, and that pirate game's showing I have no faith in anything they're promising. I've got it just in case they deliver but the same was the case with my XB1X.🤷🏾♂️ Sony delivers CONSISTENTLY, for over 25 years so they will always be at the top of the majorities' preference over Xbox. Both systems have their advantages but Sony HAS the experiences instead of more promises.
Sony has some experiences alright. "Over 77 million PlayStation Network accounts were compromised when hackers breached Sony’s servers via their Qriocity services." I was one of those 77 million and all I got for my troubles was an old free game or two.
Uuum, lol, I am more than sure that you lost nothing in the hack, just another over entitled gamer looking to cash in on a situation. I've got well over 3k games and I was hacked too, but I lost nothing. Several companies have been hacked and have given their supporters NOTHING. Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon, etc have all been hacked. Just something that happens from time to time, get over it. 2011 was so long ago. Petty much?🤣🤣