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Clickbait Your PlayStation allegiance may determine whether you can preorder a PS5

Azurro

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You complain about that? I am on the lookout on how many units will be shipped to the EU and I'm not in one of the biggest markets. :p
 

Data Ghost

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Such a load of Sony BS, just sell me a console MF and stop pi$$ing about with your hype. I just want to go online, pre-order both my next gen consoles, and on release day a parcel van pulls up outside and the nice man hands them to me.
 
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Allandor

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Man, this is really disgusting.
Just sell us the consoles and make sure one address only gets one console.

Don't know why they want this data collection paired with a data protection nightmare after the PSN hack ...
-> The less data they collect the better it should be.
 
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lyra-ixi

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haha. Sony gonna Sony.

good thing they've done a fantastic job on selling me it....maybe in a few years they'll have more than 2 games that interest me and i might buy it. I'll wait for the Slim/Pro revision.
 
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BootsLoader

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This is complete bullshit. I don’t believe that Sony is so stupid to ship consoles only to exclusive people. That’s just some bullshit marketing. That’s all. I will get myself the console normally like I do with every gen. Drive to my favorite local retailer and grab one of the shelves. Simply and traditionally.
 

Sub Boss

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Yep, reward their biggest fanboys not with a free PS5 but with the chance of pre ordering one without announcing the price
 

Pallas

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Just out of curiosity I went ahead and signed up but as soon as they see that I use the same hotmail account for both PSN and XBL they will regulate me as Xbox scum and purge my application.
 
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Vawn

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I've purchased tons from PSN. I have 147 platinums. I registered for a preorder and have not recieved an email.
 
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Pallas

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I've purchased tons from PSN. I have 147 platinums. I registered for a preorder and have not recieved an email.

They are only accepting applications from elite members such as TLW. You aren’t quite in the upper echelon of Sony elite yet Vawn, but definitely above the Kratos avatar mobs on Gaf.

Keep grinding brother, you’ll reach it soon.
 

Rolla

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I think they know scalping is going to be an issue.
 

Enjay

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What chance this is some genius marketing to further increase hype and the allure of ownership amongst the early adopters?

They're building 10 million consoles, they wanna sell them all.
This looks more like proof that stock will be scarce to me.
 
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Data Ghost

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Its a great tactic suggesting that something will be hard to obtain BEFORE you've even released the price. THEN when the price comes in higher than you were expecting the manufactured scarcity of the product will already have cemented your decision to buy it no matter the cost.
 
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recursive

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Lots of hot takes in here. Let me give an alternative view.

Maybe Sony is trying to battle scalpers and flippers by having a path for true PS fans to get their hands on a PS5 without dealing with that bullshit?
 

splattered

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I can't remember, where did that 10 million consoles rumor come from again? Or was it confirmed straight from Sony? I do remember reading something about it but seems like it was more a my uncle's cousin's sister knows a janitor at Foxconn type article....

What if they really ARE in super short supply? What if ALL they have is 10 million to spready globally?
 

#Phonepunk#

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Sounds good to me. This unprecedented times and no doubt it will be hard to get these consoles. Why not prioritize?
 

splattered

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Lots of hot takes in here. Let me give an alternative view.

Maybe Sony is trying to battle scalpers and flippers by having a path for true PS fans to get their hands on a PS5 without dealing with that bullshit?

Sony don't give a flying fuck who buy their consoles whether it's a customer or a scalper, a console sold is a console sold.

I don't see how fans are trying to spin this into a positive... If MS did the same thing everyone would be laughing and talking about how Timdog and Eastwood would already have secured consoles.

That being said, it wouldn't shock me if MS does the same... stupid virus.
 

ManaByte

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Honesty it depends on shipping cost. I rather just get it at Amazon with my prime. I also know I'll get it on release day with Amazon. Never ordered directly from Sony so I don't know how they are. I got my ps4 at launch work Amazon and no issues

PlayStation Direct gives you free two-day or one-day shipping if you have PS+.
 
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captainraincoat

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So Gaf...you get an email from sony saying you can preorder directly from sony....you open the link and they want $799
Do you bite?
 

Aion002

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No one with basic cognitive functions should "align" themselves with a fucking company, lol.

Right?
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Oh shit! I just got this....







:messenger_anxious: :messenger_tears_of_joy: :messenger_winking_tongue:
 

AmuroChan

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This is most likely just a marketing ploy to drive up anticipation. If Sony really wanted to restrict who gets to preorder, the link wouldn't be a generic link that you can share with anyone. It would be some kind of private link that requires authentication and can only be used once to sign up.
 

Nameless

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You tell me
More than ever Playstation is a booming global brand and even 10 million units by March means supply will be stretched incredibly thin across all their 'hotspots'. I see no problem in taking, say, 10-15 percent of that stock and giving first dibs to their most ardent users through direct pre-orders. Those who are active & eclectic spenders in their ecosystem and will be more likely to support the Kena's, Pathless', and Deathloop's of the world, not just grab Spidey and play FIFA between the next flagship 1st party release.

It's not like the vast majority of stock won't still be up for grabs, as per usual, at retail(where scalping is as easy as using friends/family).
 

Warnen

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Rewarding console warriors, Sony knows there fans
 
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Gamerguy84

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So Gaf...you get an email from sony saying you can preorder directly from sony....you open the link and they want $799
Do you bite?

Nah I would laugh, than cry. Im sure there are lots of factors that go into this decision for each individual.

If I was single and had a few beers I would bite. ATM Im neither of those.
 

Garjon

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This will surely be for the digital edition, as it's quite likely that retailers will refuse to stock it. You should probably expect something similar for the discless Xbox as well
 

DogofWar

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If I take a picture of my PS1 with NHL 98 next to it I should get the PS5 for free then. I mean, 23 years of being a loyal customer! :messenger_tongue:
 

Drewpee

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how do you feel about this GAF? Sony will determine exactly who will be deigned worthy of a shot at purchasing a PS5, and this will be based on "previous interests and PlayStation activities. Exactly what that information is, and how it will be weighted, is currently unclear. Years of membership? Number of games owned? Whether the account in question pays for subscription services like PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now, or merely uses a wholly free PSN account? Sony has yet to clarify this point.

They love it. Sony is giving them the privilege of falling before their feet to explain why they are worthy. I guarantee you there are Sony fans eating this up lol Microsoft better not take this approach, I'm not begging any company for the honor of spending my money on their hardware.

This is what you have allowed Sony to become. They no longer try to earn your business, they make you try to earn theirs.
 
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jaysius

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Yea, it's all fun and games, you get into the PS5 pre-order club, have some casual conversation at the bar about Ghost of Tsushima or The Last of Us 2 and how they're the best games ever, and then "Achievement" slips out when you talk about how hard it is to get all of the trophies in the games, the crowd around you blinks and looks at each other but shrugs it off, you don't even notice your own slip, until you ask one of them "What's your gamerscore?" Instead of "Whats your level?" Next thing you know you're ass down on the floor in the bathroom and they've got a rubber band around your nuts ready to eunuch you, because secretly you like BOTH CONSOLES.

This is a pretty amusing process overall, I'm thinking this might mean that there will be a severe drought for PS5s at launch, lets hope not, because the real winners are the scalpers in that scenario, not even first day adopters deserve that kind of money hate.
 
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AgentP

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Yes, I'm sure Sony has no interest in selling consoles, they must make it difficult because reasons.
 
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Where did Ars Technica get all that crap from? I didn't know you could make up so much shit based on a single sentence.

Who will be selected to receive an invitation?

Our selection is based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.

I signed up yesterday to be notified when the PS5 is up for pre-order. If I miss out, I'm pretty sure you will be able to pre-order around the same time from other retailers.
 
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L O L i'm sorry but anyone who preorders a piece of hardware they don't know the price of is a complete idiot, let alone knowing from previous experiences that the first batch of any console always has issues from the PS4 spitting out discs to the Switch's screen glitching.

Don't be a beta tester.
 
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Bryank75

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L O L i'm sorry but anyone who preorders a piece of hardware they don't know the price of is a complete idiot, let alone knowing from previous experiences that the first batch of any console always has issues from the PS4 spitting out discs to the Switch's screen glitching.

Don't be a beta tester.
Only console I had an issue with a launch / early version was the 360. Never had anything with my PS4 base console and my Pro is loud but never stopped working.