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Playstation 5

  • 20-09-2020 12:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Eli1


    Need some advice from any techies out there. Have been told by all the main shops that unless I ordered the PS5 6 months ago I wont have a hope of getting one for Chistmas. Is this true??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,026 ✭✭✭ Smell the glove


    As far as I'm aware that's true.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Sadly that’s true. Sony have announced they will ramp up production to keep up with demand but I honestly wouldn’t hold out hope.

    If you look at all previous consol launches by Sony the same thing happens they launch for Christmas with many stores not regaining stock until February.

    My advice is to get your name down on as many preorder lists as possible on the chance Sony stick to their word.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭ jellybear


    I got extremely lucky and got a PS4 from Power City the Christmas they were out. They announced they had a shipment in and it was first come, first serve so keep an eye on all retailers social media when they launch. Hope you get sorted :)

    ETA- littlewoods sign up page says more stock coming soon so could be worth a look every day so you don't miss out :)
    https://www.littlewoods.com/playstation-5-sign-up.page


  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Eli1


    Thanks so much. New to all of this and will be more prepared next time!


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭ Metroid diorteM


    Eli1 wrote: »
    Thanks so much. New to all of this and will be more prepared next time!

    Sony said more stock will come before Christmas but this will vanish as soon as it appears so watch smyths website and amazon. Amazon are unhelpfully not posting to Ireland for PS5 so you should have a parcel motel account already setup in advance.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Amazon are unhelpfully not posting to Ireland for PS5 so you should have a parcel motel account already setup in advance.

    This is excellent advice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭ wes


    Follow this thread on boards:
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057973277&page=280

    Lots of people posting info about pre-orders etc when they find them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,753 ✭✭✭ touts


    Heard my son and some of his mates talking about it (all 12-13). Their common verdict (based on YouTube reviews they have all watched) was don't buy it this year as it is too big and doesn't have enough memory or games.

    I was never so relieved in my life :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30




  • Registered Users Posts: 11,943 ✭✭✭✭ Varik


    The below pablum is me trying to keep it brief.

    Size wise not going to change much in the next 2+ years.
    The storage on them is likely to stay the same for a longer than that maybe, the PS5 and new Xboxs use a different type of storage that's more space efficient and added to this both console are going to allow adding in storage. In the case of the Xbox it looks just like an old fashioned memory card. You won't need this at first in either case.

    Biggest thing for parents to know is on the games, most games for the older consoles will work on the new ones with some improvements and a lot of games if you buy the PS4 version and put that in a PS5 it downloads the PS5 version with even more improvements. With people playing on PS5 being able to play with those on PS4 for most multiplayer games, same for Xbox.

    Big warning, there's a version of both consoles without a disc drive so if they've got games on disc from the current consoles those obviously won't work on a console without a disc drive. PS5 and PS5 discless are €500 and €400 and other than the disc are the same. Xbox Series X has a disc drive and is €500, and the Xbox series S is a cut down version that again doesn't have a disc drive and is €300.

    Main point to know is that any game with mentioned exceptions that they (ie you) buy over the next year will be fine and they'll still be able to play with friends for the most part if they stay with the current console.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭ Lord Spence


    Eli1 wrote: »
    Thanks so much. New to all of this and will be more prepared next time!

    setup an alert here https://www.stockinformer.co.uk/checker-ps5-playstation-5-console worked wonders for me a few years back trying to get a snow glow elsa!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Loughc wrote: »
    Sadly that’s true. Sony have announced they will ramp up production to keep up with demand but I honestly wouldn’t hold out hope.

    If you look at all previous consol launches by Sony the same thing happens they launch for Christmas with many stores not regaining stock until February.

    My advice is to get your name down on as many preorder lists as possible on the chance Sony stick to their word.

    Loughc - do you know if your stores are getting any ones in for sale on launch day?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    kitten_k wrote: »
    Loughc - do you know if your stores are getting any ones in for sale on launch day?

    Nothing officially announced yet at our end sadly. The official line is information is coming soon.

    I think alot of retailers are haggling with Sony for shipments, etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭ Lord Spence


    kitten_k wrote: »
    Loughc - do you know if your stores are getting any ones in for sale on launch day?

    Keep an eye too on the Boards PlayStation 5 forum, if their is a whiff of an available pre order one of the boardsies will post about it there


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭ Lord Spence


    Eli1 wrote: »
    Need some advice from any techies out there. Have been told by all the main shops that unless I ordered the PS5 6 months ago I wont have a hope of getting one for Chistmas. Is this true??

    More Playstation 5 consoles available from tomorrow at smyths at around lunch time, just seen a tweet from them there, no specific time just lunch time. Online Only!


  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Eli1


    More Playstation 5 consoles available from tomorrow at smyths at around lunch time, just seen a tweet from them there, no specific time just lunch time. Online Only!

    Thanks so much


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Managed to get one on Smyths just now, thankfully


  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭ 0lordy


    Got one eventually to click & collect in Smyths Derry store. Irish site kept bombing out until out of stock. No sign of it in other retailers as yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    0lordy wrote: »
    Got one eventually to click & collect in Smyths Derry store. Irish site kept bombing out until out of stock. No sign of it in other retailers as yet.

    Amazon and Argos UK held their pre-order early this morning. Curry's UK launched theirs at 12, but the queue was madness, I was placed over 20k in the queue!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭ wes


    I was doing my online grocery shopping on tesco.ie and saw they have page to express interest to pre-order a PS5 and Series X:

    https://www.tesco.ie/groceries/expressinterest/

    You will need to log in first and then that link will work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,659 ✭✭✭ benny79


    Hi guys, I'm a bit late to the party went to smyths today hoping to pre order one and he told me that they are all sold out! He told me that he doubts they will get anymore in before Christmas that gamestop over sold their pre orders and now the.re there customers they cant guarantee it ... I taught I'd have loads of time... he just said to check website on launch day...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭ wes


    You could try argos the night before it comes out. Apparently the console can go on sale anytime the night before it comes out after closing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ cunny000


    Does anyone know of stock becoming available anywhere soon?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭ wes


    cunny000 wrote: »
    Does anyone know of stock becoming available anywhere soon?

    Just keep an eye out at the usual suspects like Smyths, Argos, gamestop etc. PS5s are still thin on the ground unfortunately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ cunny000


    Will do, thanks!


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