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moron
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Kind of underwhelmed by the launch. The ratchet and clank was the most interesting, really showed off the ssd loading speed claims.

Otherwise nothing spectacular. I’m hoping they have some VR announcements up their sleeves. The 3D camera kind of hints at this but who knows...

6/11/2020 9:22:10 PM

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While we know that hdd's definitely have a limited lifespan, I've worked with servers that have had the same hard drives spinning for 15 years. I wonder what the TBW on the ssd's in PS5's are? And I wonder how many writes take place during typical game play? That would be the main determining factor.

6/12/2020 11:28:19 AM

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During typical game play? I would assume practically 0.

Actually, never mind, just saw that the thing only has 16 GB RAM, so it wouldn't surprise me if it was using the SDD to compliment it

[Edited on June 12, 2020 at 2:36 PM. Reason : a]

6/12/2020 2:31:01 PM

FroshKiller
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New update today will let us move PS5 games to external drives for storage only: https://www.polygon.com/22381488/ps5-system-software-update-external-usb-storage-firmware-release-date

I don't have a big PS5 library yet, so it's not that big a deal to me, but I know that's coming. Heck, I have a good chunk of my console storage taken up by my PS4 library to begin with--the console-exclusive storage stuff, I mean, not games!

Only question for me is whether it'd be faster to copy from USB to system storage or just download the games again.

4/14/2021 7:31:56 AM

PaulISdead
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These console are hard to find

4/14/2021 2:55:03 PM

moron
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I got one but mostly play psvr games which only get a frame rate boost so far. Not really any must have ps5 games yet. I would say if you have a ps4 pro don’t even bother

4/14/2021 9:42:50 PM

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I agree there isn't a particular game out that justifies buying the console, but if you're planning to upgrade anyway and are using a PS4 Pro, you might as well get one. The power consumption is much lower than the PS4 Pro, and you'll get some nice boosts on certain titles. Ghost of Tsushima runs at 60 fps.

The only tradeoff I can think of is if you have a 1080p display, the PS5 doesn't seem to have the PS4 Pro's supersampling mode.

4/15/2021 6:25:05 AM

moron
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Returnal is harder than dark souls series. Maybe too hard??

5/11/2021 11:44:33 PM

FroshKiller
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I hit a wall with the fucking drones in the Derelict Citadel. Their homing missiles come out of nowhere and just do too much damage. It's ridiculous. I hope a patch tones them down a bit.

5/12/2021 7:51:16 AM

ShinAntonio
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Quote :
"Only question for me is whether it'd be faster to copy from USB to system storage or just download the games again."


USB would be much faster, especially if you use an SSD drive.

5/12/2021 1:17:02 PM

FroshKiller
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It might technically be faster, but it's the difference between waiting 20 minutes for the copy to finish and not being able to do anything else with the system and waiting longer for a download that can at least run in the background while I play something else.

5/12/2021 2:05:09 PM

rjrumfel
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@moron, harder than Bloodborne?

5/12/2021 7:36:08 PM

moron
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^ I found bloodborne easier than the souls series. So far I consider Returnal harder than the soul series, but it could just be the cost of dying seems far higher in Returnal than Souls. Sort of how super Mario felt to me as a kid on NES…

5/12/2021 8:41:52 PM

FroshKiller
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I think the cost of dying is higher because what it's really costing you is time. You die, you start all over. You could've been riding high on good drops for two or three hours then die cheap, and bam, that time is basically wasted. Sure, you unlock some shortcuts the further you get, but that doesn't happen every run.

5/13/2021 7:21:37 AM

moron
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^ true, you can evaporate several hours with literally nothing to show for it, no muscle memory on maps, no gear or level ups

Kinda doesn't make sense as good game design when i spell it all out...

5/13/2021 10:35:41 PM

FroshKiller
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Absolutely. And it means I can't even, like, practice on the drones because it takes time to reach them every time I die to them, so my momentum has completely stopped. I'm losing interest in the game now.

5/14/2021 6:57:11 AM

rjrumfel
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Still impossible for us mere mortals to find one that isn't $750.

5/16/2021 12:30:42 PM

FroshKiller
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I get alerts from the NowInStock.net Telegram channel: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAFRoc-ABPD4N5e99ZQ

I only bothered trying when the PlayStation Direct site had stock. After three or four attempts, I was finally able to order mine.

5/16/2021 8:09:33 PM

rjrumfel
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Thanks!

I'd like to make the move to 4k, and it's almost a no-brainer to get a PS5 rather than spending at least 200 on just a 4k player.

5/17/2021 9:20:11 AM

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If you plan to watch UHD Blu-Rays, keep in mind that the PS5 doesn't have Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support yet (and Sony hasn't announced upcoming support for either). I don't know if that changes your mind at all. I upgraded to 4K when I got a PS4 Pro and had to buy a standalone player anyway since the PS4 couldn't play UHD discs.

5/17/2021 9:53:06 AM

moron
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I follow here but looks like they’ve been dark a few days
https://twitter.com/ps5stockalerts?s=21

I got one from Walmart through this, someone else I know got one from PlayStation direct.

5/19/2021 12:09:13 PM

moron
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Finally beat the first boss in Returnal. After dying enough times it unlocks this thing that lets you “buy” and upgrade at the very start (like weapon or shield boost type things). But the 2nd zone has normal enemies that are like fighting the same boss

5/19/2021 12:11:18 PM

rwoody
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Man following multiple restock accounts and cannot get one so frustrating

7/14/2021 3:18:51 PM

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