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1 hour ago, Vemsie said:

 

Miles at 83.6k first week in UK (physical)
71% PS5
29% PS4

 

So, roughly 59,000 PS5 copies sold - gives a nice base minimum for consoles pre-ordered! I'm curious to know what the breakdown of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is like, as the highest selling game of the week; I wonder if it has a similar next-gen:current-gen ratio, and how it compares in terms of Xbox:PS.

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Yeah, the bit where no digital marketplaces offer up sales figures makes proper numbers hard to figure. IIRC, Miles Morales is crossbuy on Playstation Store as well, so even with those figures it would be hard to judge how the console breakdown fares.

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8 hours ago, Sell73Out said:


I’ve been on the lookout for a few weeks now and haven’t seen any anywhere (except for the random arsehole reseller on Amazon who though £79 was a reasonable price).


Was hoping the supermarkets might get a few when they switch their displays up (local Tesco still makes no mention of any next gen consoles or games yet tho)


My local Asda had games out when I was in yesterday. Didn’t see any accessories, but I wasn’t looking for them either, to be fair.

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12 hours ago, Quexex said:

Ok try not to get too bitey, the one that I posted confirmed that MS was looking into the issue with their unit. This one was different to many of the vape fakes going round. They even posted the Twitter exchange they had. However the internet is rife with fake shit so I won't take it as a certainty. Either way it's an extremely isolated incident if it is real.

 

 

A Twitter exchange doesn’t prove anything, other than that no one in such a public facing customer support role  is going to immediately jump to the idea that someone would be nuts enough to blow vape up their console for likes.


 It’s very strange that it looks basically identical to someone blowing vape up their console, as proven by other people demonstrating it.. even down to the quantity of smoke and the colour.

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2 hours ago, footle said:

 It’s very strange that it looks basically identical to someone blowing vape up their console, as proven by other people demonstrating it.. even down to the quantity of smoke and the colour.

 

And more to the point exactly nothing like electrical smoke in either of those 2 ways.

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14 minutes ago, p1nseeker said:

What's this all about?

 

 

Seems a bit odd no one else has moaned about this as even if you’ve installed/played the PS5 game and go back to play it it might request to start downloading the PS4 game. Perhaps they’ve managed to change some option inadvertently. Otherwise patch incoming I expect.

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When my PS5 turns up this week and I need to do the recabling, I'm right in thinking that I don't want to cable it like I do the PS4 Pro and run everything through the PSVR breakout box, right? The VR box isn't HDMI 2.1, so I'd lose some of the benefits of the PS5 by doing that?

 

Is there a recommended HDMI 2.1 box that I can plumb the PS5 output into, and then select whether I want that to go direct to the TV on one input, or via PSVR on a separate input? That would seem to involve the least amount of messing with cables?

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5 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

When my PS5 turns up this week and I need to do the recabling, I'm right in thinking that I don't want to cable it like I do the PS4 Pro and run everything through the PSVR breakout box, right? The VR box isn't HDMI 2.1, so I'd lose some of the benefits of the PS5 by doing that?

 

Is there a recommended HDMI 2.1 box that I can plumb the PS5 output into, and then select whether I want that to go direct to the TV on one input, or via PSVR on a separate input? That would seem to involve the least amount of messing with cables?

Not yet I don't think. @SeanR posted a setup that worked on HDMI 2.0 devices where you could have the PS4 Pro going into a splitter one to the TV one to the PSVR you got the full benefits of 2.0 from the Pro as long as you didn't put the PSVR on. Seemed to be the perfect solution except for the lack of 2.1 splitters currently. I still ahve to manually switch cables to run mine. 

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13 hours ago, Vemsie said:

 

Miles at 83.6k first week in UK (physical)
71% PS5
29% PS4

 

Not really surprising. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if PS5 software sales dropped or stayed flat during the actual launch week.

 

Shops are shut until December so everyone is pre-ordering online. If you pre-order a console online you're probably pre-ordering your games online as well and they're being delivered a week earlier than the console so it's not really as noteworthy as it first appears. 

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8 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

When my PS5 turns up this week and I need to do the recabling, I'm right in thinking that I don't want to cable it like I do the PS4 Pro and run everything through the PSVR breakout box, right? The VR box isn't HDMI 2.1, so I'd lose some of the benefits of the PS5 by doing that?

 

Is there a recommended HDMI 2.1 box that I can plumb the PS5 output into, and then select whether I want that to go direct to the TV on one input, or via PSVR on a separate input? That would seem to involve the least amount of messing with cables?

 

Based on previous experience with the PS4 Pro/PS VR v1/HDMI 2.0, you'll probably lose 4K 120Hz support by connecting PS VR up as normal.

 

I tried using my amp as a splitter, but the PS4 always seemed to detect the PS VR and downgrade the signal. I ended up upgrading to the v2 headset.

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22 minutes ago, Quexex said:

Not yet I don't think. @SeanR posted a setup that worked on HDMI 2.0 devices where you could have the PS4 Pro going into a splitter one to the TV one to the PSVR you got the full benefits of 2.0 from the Pro as long as you didn't put the PSVR on. Seemed to be the perfect solution except for the lack of 2.1 splitters currently. I still ahve to manually switch cables to run mine. 

Yeah a quick google and a trawl of the splitters on Amazon reveals no 2.1 splitters - I think the best search term is 8K as that is only supported by 2.1 irrc. 

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4K 120 Hz at 4:2:0 is also a part of the HDMI 2.0 spec according to Wikipedia.

 

Never knew that. I’m assuming that it’s not supported by the LG B7 (or the Series X) as it doesn’t show as an option for me.

 

Anyway, hopefully Sony will sort something out for the VR breakout box. Cable swapping is a pain in the arse.

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2 minutes ago, Reynard said:

Coming from a PS4, can I just copy saves, login to the PS5 with the same accounts and go from there?

 

Not bothered about a 'full' transfer if it's mainly game downloads from the store I can get at a later date.

Even better, just upload your saves to the cloud - when you load up any PS4 games the saves will work. I genuinely don't understand* why people are needing to link the PS4 and the PS5 and transfer data across. Just log in to the PS5 with your PSNID, you'll still have all your library of purchases available to download, all your cloud saves, and all your trophies.  

 

*One exception - people with really shit internet who want to continue playing their PS4 games.

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