• Stefen Auris@pawb.social
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    2 months ago

    It’s like all we heard about the PS5 was that it was super hard to get when it came out and then it kind of disappeared from our collective consciousness

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      That’s a good thing - as the consumer.

      The less exclusives, the better. We don’t need lock-ins, we need open platforms and open systems. If I want a plug&play gaming experience I can buy a console, if I want maximum performance and quality in a more maintenance and setup intensive package I can build my own PC.

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        For real - it’s so nice nowadays being able to play nearly any hot new game I want to on my desktop. Never been a huge fan of consoles - keyboard+mouse was always far more natural for me, but then again I was big into C&C and SC when I was a kid. The only console I’ve really loved since the N64 is the switch, and that’s largely because I can bring it on a long flight and fuck around in ZELDA: BOTW or TOTK for hours on end, which is awesome (I tend to avoid putting games on my personal dev laptop, and it also only has an iGPU).

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        2 months ago

        its almost like it needed the exclusives to be worth it

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      Here are the trends with previous consoles:

      PS1 : 455 -> PS2 : 512 -> PS3 : 180 -> PS4 : 58 -> PS5 : 15

      Xbox : 106 -> Xbox 360 : 214 -> Xbox One : 12

      Nintendo 64 : 129 -> Nintendo Wii : 328 -> Nintendo Wii U : 38 -> Nintendo Switch : 174

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      2 months ago

      Shouldn’t FF16 also be on this list? Given that FF7 Rebirth will almost definitely see a PC port, I don’t think the ongoing development of an FF16 PC port should exclude it from the list.

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        I just got a second one because it was peanuts and came with two good controllers while mine are all kind of subtly broken.

        I do actually have a PS4 with 5 controllers because once bit. I don’t know if I’ll find the time, but if I feel like playing something stuck on the three like infamous or demons souls, I can.

        Maybe I’ll get the 5 one day. And maybe I’ll find that emulation can solve the old title problem.

    • Joe@discuss.tchncs.de
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      One of these years my children will discover the PS3 hidden unused in the entertainment center since they were born, and there’ll be 2mil+1. Muhaha.

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        When a new generation starts, I hook it up in the living room, move the previous gen to the bedroom, and mothball the oldest gen.

        So when I kick off, my kid, or grand kids, are going to discover organized boxes of gaming gear. I’m sure it will be all over whatever passes for social media then. :)

        Currently:

        Living Room - PS5, Xbox Series X, Steam Deck Dock.

        Bedroom - PS4, Xbox One X, Switch.

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      I still use my PS3, enough great and cheap games and can play my PS1 and 2 games on the big screen with wireless controllers.

      Newer games I play on PC anyways.

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      Yeah, but at the same time it makes the PS4 games a much better experience. I dunno if that justifies the spend for a lot of people, but I don’t regret getting one.

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      It also doesn’t help that a bunch of games have an upgrade charge, I mostly just use it for Blu-ray lately.

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    For me, it was:

    • You couldn’t get one for ages when it came out, so I missed the initial hype period.

    • When it did finally become available, it was prohibitively expensive.

    • There are no real killer exclusives or features so no particular reason to upgrade, aside from games looking nicer.

    • Sony is releasing all the good stuff on PC now, so if I want to play a nicer-looking version of a PS4 game I can just do that.

    • Steam Deck

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    Well, I can only speak from my own experience.

    When the PS5 launched I wanted to upgrade but you literally couldn’t get it because it wasn’t in stock anywhere. You could only find it on eBay of some private seller that started at almost double the price, no, thank you. Then Sony introduced this “Register and on the next event you get a slot to buy one from the official Website” which was great. I got invited the first time and literally couldn’t buy it because the website was broken. Whenever I wanted to select my payment method the checkout got blank and there was nothing you could do. Even worse was that you couldn’t hard refresh the shop because this would have killed the session that the website needed to allow you to buy it. So, even switching browsers with the same “invitation link” didn’t work. I reported this to the support, but they didn’t really care. half a year later, I got my second invitation link and the same happened then as well. I reported it again to the support, but they still didn’t know what to do with that information or wanted to troubleshoot this.

    And now, there isn’t really a need for it anyway. The Games that I would have wanted to buy on the PS5 released on the PC.

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      Rise of the Ronin and demon souls are the only things I’m missing. I tried to find one without botting for awhile before I gave up. Rather thankful I did lol.

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    All the greatest recent games run super well on the Steam Deck, so there’s no need for a giant console cosplaying as a router.

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      All the greatest recent games run super well on the Steam Deck

      I get what you are telling here, but it’s not 100% accurate, generally speaking. It might be true for you personally. I own a first gen Steam Deck myself and its just a complementary hardware to my PC (and wonderful at that). It does not run all greatest games at all or in some cases limited and problematic. So “super well” is a little bit exaggerated, but that does not take away how fantastic the device is.

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      Right? I’ve had the Xbox since the beginning, didn’t get the last upgrade and finally sold the One to get a steam deck.

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    it has no games and was plagued by availability/price issues for a BIG while there.

    why should anyone buy it?

  • Resol van Lemmy@lemmy.world
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    PS3 lets me play online for free. Later consoles don’t.

    PS3 plays CDs and stores media files on its internal hard drive. Later consoles are limited to external storage solutions for media playback (and no, streaming doesn’t count).

    PS3 has a snazzy user interface. Later consoles have… a user interface, I guess.

    PS3 plays PS1 disks. Some models even play PS2 disks. None of the later consoles do that, having a strong reliance on digital downloads for PS1 and PS2 compatibility, meaning some games are straight up limited to the earlier consoles.

    PS3 even lets me transfer games and media to a PSP or PS Vita through a USB connection. Guess what, the later consoles straight up don’t do that.

    Don’t have an HDTV? PS3 works with composite, component, and even S-Video in addition to working with HDMI. It even downscales Blu-ray Disks to fit on your super small screen. Got an HDTV? PS3 upscales your DVDs to fit your super big screen. Later consoles only work with HDMI, and I’m not sure if the upscaling/downscaling thing with DVDs and Blu-ray even works or not.

    The choice is yours.

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    I still don’t have a 4k TV either. The PS5 is friggin HUGE. My space is at a premium.

    You know what? I barely play the games I already have. I should just go to the gym.

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      I have a ps1, 2, 3 and 4, a psp, a vita, I also have a NA snes, OG xbox, xbox360 and xbox one. I pretty much don’t play with any of them, I work too much…

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    If they would make them backwards compatible I would be more likely to upgrade it still bugs me that they stopped doing that. I miss my old PS3. That thing was awesome I even installed Linux on it and had emulators working… the good old days.

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      You can (and I have) play PS4 games on PS5.

      First thing I did when I got the PS5 was buy a bunch of cheap used PS4 games for it.

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        Yeah my mistake. It is with ps3 games. My default is to think everything is terrible now. It wouldn’t be that hard to support back to ps1 I’d pay extra for the option.

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      I have appreciated the backwards compatibility of my Xbox. The studio closures and dearth of games, less so

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    I play, like, fine games. In very irregular binges. Why the fuck would I shill out 500 Euros, to raise my binges’ fps?