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1 minute ago, Rummy said:

Also available at GAME ; though they charge a £10 delivery fee now. Even if you pick it up.

Good to know. Really hope @Ganepark32 sees this, as he's interested in getting one.

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8 minutes ago, drahkon said:

Good to know. Really hope @Ganepark32 sees this, as he's interesting in getting one.

Seriously does anyone have the link to the topic where this happened before with Wiis or Wii Us or something? It was in the bargain thread or so?? I swear @Cube knows but I never remember who else was there :laughing:

 

edit: got hopeful with a search but i only found my own 7 year old reference -.-

https://forum.n-europe.com/topic/32240-wii-u-price-check/?do=findComment&comment=1507615

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Hey [mention=3631]Ganepark32[/mention]

GAME adds a £10 fee for delivery, just in case you haven't heard

Hey, not my fault you called them bucks. ;)

 

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Gosh, I'm glad GAME don't add a delivery fee to orders as that would've been a sticky situation on checkout.

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Yeah saw that they do that. Can't upsell the usual nonsense to people online can they (lukewarm tin of miscellaneous energy drink thats been sat for 2 months for £1.50 anyone?) :angry:

Smyths are the only other places saying they'll have more stock but after the other day with the Xbox pre-orders, I don't trust them to have their site up. Not that GAME will cope as their site is already got a queue of people trying to register/login. Luckily I'm already logged in and have it saved on this device for that purpose so should cut down on that issue. Just hope I can find the product page fast enough seeing as they haven't been the fastest for putting up pages in the past and they've then sold out by the time I've found them. Either that or people are getting backdoor links.

I'd hope for Shopto getting some stock but I suspect that the sheer volume of people who registered interest mean that they'll be covered for some time in getting stock to people. Can only hope.

They will restock them at a few places I imagine. If I were you I'd just wait for Amazon as most other retailers have proven they can't be trusted at one point or another when it comes to console launches.

 

If you remember with the Switch, a load of companies (like GAME, Nintendo store, ShopTo) all used DPD which caused a bottleneck and a lot of people didn't get their preorders at launch. Hopefully we won't see that again but at least Amazon have got their own delivery network.

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1 minute ago, Sheikah said:
26 minutes ago, Ganepark32 said:
Gosh, I'm glad GAME don't add a delivery fee to orders as that would've been a sticky situation on checkout.
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Yeah saw that they do that. Can't upsell the usual nonsense to people online can they (lukewarm tin of miscellaneous energy drink thats been sat for 2 months for £1.50 anyone?) :angry:
Smyths are the only other places saying they'll have more stock but after the other day with the Xbox pre-orders, I don't trust them to have their site up. Not that GAME will cope as their site is already got a queue of people trying to register/login. Luckily I'm already logged in and have it saved on this device for that purpose so should cut down on that issue. Just hope I can find the product page fast enough seeing as they haven't been the fastest for putting up pages in the past and they've then sold out by the time I've found them. Either that or people are getting backdoor links.
I'd hope for Shopto getting some stock but I suspect that the sheer volume of people who registered interest mean that they'll be covered for some time in getting stock to people. Can only hope.

They will restock them at a few places I imagine. If I were you I'd just wait for Amazon as most other retailers have proven they can't be trusted at one point or another when it comes to console launches.

Anecdotally, I've only heard good things about GAME at launch for consoles (since I asked here I've talked to a few friends about this too), so I imagine it will be fine (that's where my pre-order is, wasn't willing to wait for Amazon to go up out of the blue like GAME had).

But Amazon of course is also about as safe a guarantee you can get for the costume arriving on launch day! I imagine they'll get more out available to pre-order before launch, but do we know yet if these new GAME pre-orders are for launch too? Only reason I ask is because I read that some stores in other countries have started trickling out more pre-orders, but they're not expecting them to be delivered until later in November/December. 

It's going to be hectic either way from here on in trying to secure one, I think. 

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I'm sure there's something to do with an unnecessary delivery charge being added with GAME but I don't know for sure. Anyone heard about them doing that with pre-orders? :p

25 minutes ago, Sheikah said:

They will restock them at a few places I imagine. If I were you I'd just wait for Amazon as most other retailers have proven they can't be trusted at one point or another when it comes to console launches.

 

If you remember with the Switch, a load of companies (like GAME, Nintendo store, ShopTo) all used DPD which caused a bottleneck and a lot of people didn't get their preorders at launch. Hopefully we won't see that again but at least Amazon have got their own delivery network.

My hope is that either Shopto or Amazon get them in. Had some issues with both DPD and Amazon deliveries recently delivering smashed items and then being funny about refunding or sending out replacements but ideally, I know both of them are places I'd generally trust to get me the console on time if I could grab one from either. Though saying that, I did order Super Mario 3D All-Stars from GAME and it came bang on release day so who knows. Probably still try and put in an order with GAME and hope the others mentioned put up new stock as then I can cancel with GAME and go with say Amazon.

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2 hours ago, Rummy said:

Also available at GAME ; though they charge a £10 delivery fee now. Even if you pick it up.

The £10 charge for store pickup was there last week, but it wouldn't let you pay if you selected that option.

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1 hour ago, Ike said:

The £10 charge for store pickup was there last week, but it wouldn't let you pay if you selected that option.

oh aye my post was not at all serious. meant to echo the echo; but this geniunely happened once before in the Bargains thread or so where 3 prople basically posted about the same deal...all also available at Game and seemingly nobody checking each others links:p

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Have any of you who have preordered a PS5 gone for the all digital edition? 

I know I could scroll back to see but I just wondered if anyone was going all in with digital this gen and if so, why? Sorry if it has already been discussed at length. 

When I think about my recent gaming purchases, most of them have been digital. Apart from maybe new games which I tend to buy boxed because the digital edition is often more expensive.

A lot of points I have seen being raised against it are just personal preferences. No point in buying collector editions with all digital etc - if that's something you're into. 

I'm trying to work out which PS5 I'd go with and I'm not sure. I don't really have anywhere to place game boxes and find they end up just sitting in a drawer in my tv unit. 

Digital could be a good option for me this time.

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11 minutes ago, Aneres11 said:

Have any of you who have preordered a PS5 gone for the all digital edition? 

I know I could scroll back to see but I just wondered if anyone was going all in with digital this gen and if so, why? Sorry if it has already been discussed at length. 

When I think about my recent gaming purchases, most of them have been digital. Apart from maybe new games which I tend to buy boxed because the digital edition is often more expensive.

A lot of points I have seen being raised against it are just personal preferences. No point in buying collector editions with all digital etc - if that's something you're into. 

I'm trying to work out which PS5 I'd go with and I'm not sure. I don't really have anywhere to place game boxes and find they end up just sitting in a drawer in my tv unit. 

Digital could be a good option for me this time.

I've got the digital edition.

Looking back at my PS4 purchases I think the only games I bought physically were Destiny 1/2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Everything else I've picked up at some point during a PSN sale. I haven't bought a game at launch since Destiny 2 so the fact that new releases are usually around £10 cheaper physically doesn't bother me. I also hate having a load of game cases! 

I know that ultimately it is cheaper to get games physically but for me it's not worth the space and time, I love being able to just buy a game digitally and download and play immediately. It also stops me from trading/selling a game for a pittance to go towards a new game, only to realise six months later that I want to replay it again - I have wasted so much money in the past rebuying games!

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How are you guys watching Tokyo Game Show? On YouTube, I cannot seem to easily find any links about any coverage. It's not like the Sony events which were easy to watch.

I am trying to save up for the Xbox Series S, but due to a lack of money and all, I keep having to spend my savings. Thus far, I had a few hundred put away that I blew on other things. 

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PS5 Digital Edition secured!!! :bouncy::yay:

Amazon again put uo the new batch of pre-orders for standard and digital. Standard sold out in 10 minutes but I was sitting there refreshing waiting for the digital page to go live. Just randomly refreshed 5 minutes ago and saw that I could put an order in so slammed that pre-order button and checkout out in about 10 seconds as I was already logged in to Amazon from checking something I've got ordered.

Happy enough with that. Just need to organise money for closer to dispatch and now need to start stacking up top ups but I'll be joining next gen on Nov  19th, providing Amazon get it to me on this day.

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53 minutes ago, Ganepark32 said:

PS5 Digital Edition secured!!! :bouncy::yay:

Congrats :peace: 

Told a mate that the PS5 is back in stock at Mediamarkt and Saturn over here in Germany. They apparently still show up as available but checking out is impossible :hmm: 

Amazon.de also had new devices in stock but sold out in like 5 minutes :D 

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PS5 Digital Edition secured!!! :bouncy::yay:
Amazon again put uo the new batch of pre-orders for standard and digital. Standard sold out in 10 minutes but I was sitting there refreshing waiting for the digital page to go live. Just randomly refreshed 5 minutes ago and saw that I could put an order in so slammed that pre-order button and checkout out in about 10 seconds as I was already logged in to Amazon from checking something I've got ordered.
Happy enough with that. Just need to organise money for closer to dispatch and now need to start stacking up top ups but I'll be joining next gen on Nov  19th, providing Amazon get it to me on this day.
Nice one, now you can cancel your GAME preorder. Not sure if you knew, but GAME charge £10 for delivery even if you collect in store.
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15 minutes ago, Sheikah said:
1 hour ago, Ganepark32 said:
PS5 Digital Edition secured!!! :bouncy::yay:
Amazon again put uo the new batch of pre-orders for standard and digital. Standard sold out in 10 minutes but I was sitting there refreshing waiting for the digital page to go live. Just randomly refreshed 5 minutes ago and saw that I could put an order in so slammed that pre-order button and checkout out in about 10 seconds as I was already logged in to Amazon from checking something I've got ordered.
Happy enough with that. Just need to organise money for closer to dispatch and now need to start stacking up top ups but I'll be joining next gen on Nov  19th, providing Amazon get it to me on this day.

Nice one, now you can cancel your GAME preorder. Not sure if you knew, but GAME charge £10 for delivery even if you collect in store.

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GAME haven't put their pre-orders up yet so no need to cancel as as soon as I saw Amazon had them, I smashed the pre-order button. Surprised how smoothly I managed to get through the pre-order with how quick Argos' stick went and how quick the standard PS5s went.

Still, can actually start to get excited about next gen now that I have a console pre-ordered. After the week I've had with the Xbox pre-orders and trying to sort out what the hell Klarna were doing, I'm now all set bar the top up cards.

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On 9/23/2020 at 1:12 PM, Rummy said:

Eyyy DJ! Good to see you again - I still remember your Blue link at that Smash-off at Gamestation once - didn't realise it was you til we came on here later tho!

Funny enough been having the TV convo with my mate recently. I had one break recently but generally I'm still on old school standard non-smart LCD(no real 4k devices or needs atm) but I'm thinking once I have a PS5 I might start looking into new things. I really have NO idea of this whole TV market these days tho - who tend to be the trusted or respected brands these days? I used to have an affinity to Samsung but no idea if they are any good with their 4k and stuff.

Missed this so sorry for the late reply. Trusted I would say are the usual like Samsung, Sony, LG etc (but those are the standouts imo) though they tend to specialise their tv's in certain tech to differentiate themselves e.g. if you want an OLED, you gotta go LG. One thing is that I would watch and read up on this stuff because there are so many competing technologies like LED, QLED and OLED but the information between them could lead you to think they are the same (QLED and OLED) when the gulf in benefits is considerable (LED/LCD and OLED). 

Personally, I go with OLED all the time. Once you have seen a proper one, you cannot go back.  

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1 hour ago, Deathjam said:

Missed this so sorry for the late reply. Trusted I would say are the usual like Samsung, Sony, LG etc (but those are the standouts imo) though they tend to specialise their tv's in certain tech to differentiate themselves e.g. if you want an OLED, you gotta go LG. One thing is that I would watch and read up on this stuff because there are so many competing technologies like LED, QLED and OLED but the information between them could lead you to think they are the same (QLED and OLED) when the gulf in benefits is considerable (LED/LCD and OLED). 

Personally, I go with OLED all the time. Once you have seen a proper one, you cannot go back.  

I'd tried to follow it all even back when plasma was a thing too; but I just got lost. I've never been one to be big on the picture/graphics and tbh all the ms inout timeframes lags etcetc is just not me. I basicslly learnt...you want the black blacks to be blacker than black? If Samsung are still a decent top 5 contender as an average of their products I'll probably be basic enough to just stay brand loyal and jump in with them - I actually quite happen to like their TVs and interfaces as I've tended to see(tho again I'm still sitting here thinking I was super smart get a future-proofed 1080p over 720p tv! So maybe I should just got and sit down in my chair and leave all this to you young whippersnappers :p )

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Just got an e-mail from ShopTo saying they won't be able to fulfill my pre-order day one. Kinda dissapointed.

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16 minutes ago, martinist said:

Just got an e-mail from ShopTo saying they won't be able to fulfill my pre-order day one. Kinda dissapointed.

I had something similar from Amazon saying they didn’t know when they would have stock. My order page still says it’s coming day one but I expect that’s just not going to update at all until they know more.

I’m really considering just cancelling both consoles to be honest. I’m not feeling super excited by either (for various reasons) and am really feeling like building a PC is a much better gaming option overall. Have a few months to decide at least.

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Does that mean they aren't expecting another round of preorders?

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Does that mean they aren't expecting another round of preorders?
Certainly sounds that way. I know in the past with some console launches there has only been one round of preorders (I'm looking at you, Wii). Presumably there'll be a point where Sony know realistically how many consoles they can provide by launch, and those console preorders will be filled.

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5 hours ago, martinist said:

Just got an e-mail from ShopTo saying they won't be able to fulfill my pre-order day one. Kinda dissapointed.

Well that sucks, have they mentioned when they might be able to fulfill it by? Was always worried this might end up being the case; out of curiosity, did you register interest prior to then going up, or register interest/order it after? 

4 hours ago, Will said:

I had something similar from Amazon saying they didn’t know when they would have stock. My order page still says it’s coming day one but I expect that’s just not going to update at all until they know more.

I’m really considering just cancelling both consoles to be honest. I’m not feeling super excited by either (for various reasons) and am really feeling like building a PC is a much better gaming option overall. Have a few months to decide at least.

This is all making me nervous about my order! But fingers crossed for us all anyways, I know it's not the end of the world of it doesn't turn up on launch day, but it would still be nice! 

Out of curiosity, what's turning you off of the new consoles? I've seen you mention in the PC thread you were looking to potentially dive in, and especially if simulation games like the F1 games are more your thing, it does feel like that might be where the better experience ends up being for the foreseeable future. 

Anecdotally, I was talking to someone from my work the other day about it all, and he mentioned he didn't stick a pre-order in so that they can iron out all the kinks before he picks one up. I kind of get it, but my logic for getting one at launch right now is:

a) the price isn't going down for a while, I've saved up the money for it and might as well pick one up now. 

b) with COVID in play, I don't think it's insane to think that production and shipping issues could crop back up after launch. 

c) i) my PS4 sounds like it wants to burn my apartment down every time it runs something too intense. 

ii) I've noticed an increasing number of games I feel would benefit greatly from PS5's backwards compatibility, and I'm really looking forward to returning to some of my favourites of this gen with better performance. 

d) the games. I know Miles Morales is on PS4 at launch too, but it'll undoubtedly be at its best on the PS5. And it's just an investment in the games and franchises I already love, and PlayStation Studios, which I trust to put out high quality games on a consistent basis. 

However, I will admit that I'm super excited to get the PS5, but not purely because of next-gen at this point, if that makes sense? Demon's Souls looks to be the most "next-gen" game, but even that is "just" an amazing looking remake of a decade old game. It's Bluepoint, it looks fantastic...but this is kind of what I would expect from a Bluepoint remake of Demon's Souls, if that makes any sense.

Final Fantasy XVI looks visually like a PS4 game in many places (and not quite as good as VII Remake, even, though there's still time to smooth it out I'm sure!), and I think it's just that lack of games designed with next-gen front and foremost which is stunting my excitement for those possibilities right now. I think Ratched and Clank is the only game announced so far where I can say I'm excited by the possibilities and risks it might take. 

That's not to say the tech side of it is the only thing I'm looking forward to (far from it, solid gameplay and a good story is still more than enough to put a smile on my face!), but it's only there where I have reservations so far going into next-gen. 

11 minutes ago, Cookyman said:

Bloody Hell!

 

Thanks for this! I skimmed the articles about the Kraken yesterday but barely mulled it over, that's pretty insane! 

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8 minutes ago, Julius said:

Thanks for this! I skimmed the articles about the Kraken yesterday but barely mulled it over, that's pretty insane! 

Release the Kraken!

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