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When are you picking it up?

Pre-ordering ASAP. 39 23.78%
Launch day, launch week or so. 29 17.68%
Nah, first 12 months or so 19 11.59%
I need to see that sequel... 12 7.32%
Eventualy after some deal 27 16.46%
No clue 38 23.17%
Conina said:
COKTOE said:
Close to launch, but not launch day. I'm not dealing with long lines, standing around people who are laying face-down in filth on the sidewalk, then a switch is flipped and it's waves of onrushing savages.

Is this still a thing? Just preorder it on Amazon (or some other online shop) and let it deliver to your home at launch day.

The last time I left the house for a console launch was 2006 when I picked up my preordered Wii... and even then I didn't have to wait in the store (or in front of the store).

Sure it's still a thing. The Switch is the most recent major console release, and there were threads posted here that showed loooong lines of people waiting to buy one at various retail outlets. In fact, I'm quite sure I even made the same, or similar "face down in filth" quip as part of my comment in those threads. And also in PS4 threads of a similar nature. Because I'm a fuckin' piece of repeatin' shit.

I'm sure such scenarios will be lessened by the continued rise of Amazon, but I bet they still happen with the PS5.

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

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It depends on my money situation, how it stacks up to Scarlett in terms of hardware specs, and what kind of games it has within the first few months. I'm getting a Scarlett on day-one because I want to play the best possible version of Halo Infinite. However, if the PS5 is more powerful than the Scarlett, enough to where third-party games have noticeable, qualitatively better performance on it, I'll get it as soon as I'm able to (I chose the PS4 as my primary earlier this gen because of its superior specs and game performance, before switching to the One X two years ago for the same reason). Or if it has enough games exclusive to it to warrant getting it early, I'll get it as soon as possible. And by "as soon as possible" I mean I'll get it at launch if I can afford it, or come tax time if I can't afford it at launch. But if it isn't blowing me away with superior specs and a can't-miss library of early exclusives, then I'll wait until the first price cut.


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Depend on the exclusives and the price

I'll pre-order at launch from Amazon. If it's too expensive, i'll take advantage of the same as cash deals that Amazon offers.

pre-order ASAP of course, why wait!?

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I would love to be able to hold out for atleast 1 year, for the revised models with a most likely upgraded fan for less noise, and power consumption. But the temptation will be too strong i believe. 

Last edited by KratosLives - on 13 October 2019

Day 1, No questions asked.
Playstation for life!

Probably around week 1, as soon as I can but skipping lines

setsunatenshi said:
pre-order ASAP of course, why wait!?

There are several reasons.

Waiting for a price drop if the price is too much for you.

Waiting for one or more games that appeal to you so you'll have a good reason to get it.

Waiting for reports of the issues a new hardware is bound to have, if they are big you might want to wait.

Waiting for the full reveal of both it and the new XBOX if you are undecided which might be a better choice for you.

And so on.

Personally if I could get it for a good price I would get it asap because I know the PlayStation will be the best choice for me before it even releases, because it has always been.

But here in Brazil for example what will cost people in USA $500 at launch (I guarantee that's the price) will cost around $1200, and I really don't plan on supporting that kind of ridiculous pricing or even spending that much money by itself, so I'll have to wait a good time until production of the system start to be done here and they slash the price to something like $800, then Sony slash the system price to $400 and some place makes a good deal for $600 so I can feel not abused enough and go get it.

So it's sadly not that simple as go and pre order it asap for a lot of places out there, but sure, if I could buy it for $500 at launch I would go for it without a second thought xD

I would prefer waiting for Persona 6 and FFXVI I don’t see SE launching with FFXVI along side PS5 release date.
FFVIIR II might be within launch period for PS5 along side PS4.
Although a good feeling that MHW 2 will be a Jan. release date for 2021 for ps4 and PS5.
So I don’t see buying PS5 for those games that I can play on PS4.
So it’s Sony, call of duty, assassin creed, and sports game.
Back log will also be an issue for me. I have huge back logs. .

Although this might be the first time I will buy a PS console day but I would prefer a limited PS5 console so one of the reason I might hold back.
But I have the feeling Sony will be very aggressive with PS5 so there’s that.