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  • It'll be scalped even more because the exclusives will start coming out.
  • NEWS
    End Of An Era: Sony Just Announced They're Stopping Production Of The PS5
    2/11/21 10:00AM
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    Get ready to experience a roller coaster of emotions, Sony diehards. In a press conference early Thursday morning, the Japanese console maker ushered in the end of an era with the bittersweet announcement that they will stop production of the PlayStation 5.
    Wow, gamers. We knew something like this might be coming, but that doesn't make it any less painful to know that this historic period in video game history is finally coming to a close.
    "It was a wild ride, but all good things must come to an end," said a visibly emotional Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, pausing several times to collect himself while announcing the momentous decision to cease manufacturing the console. "We want to thank the designers and the game makers. But most of all we want to thank the fans for everything they did to make this the most incredible three months in our company's history."
    "It was our privilege to bring the PlayStation 5 into your homes," he concluded.
    For fans of the iconic console, the decision-effective immediately-is an emotional moment that reveals exactly how far we've come since the console's launch way back on November 12, 2020. In fact, there's so much to remember, it's hard to even know where to begin. Most will think back on the unforgettable times they spent with titles ranging from 2020's Astro's Playroomto the Nioh 2 Remastered, also released in 2020. For us, though? Our nostalgia knobs will always be turned up to eleven just remembering last year's cross-generation release of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
    Of course, it's better to go out on top than for people to grow tired of you, and we wish Sony all the best on their farewell tour selling off their last backstock of consoles. And as much as we wish the PS5 could last forever, we prefer this to the sad spectacle of watching Microsoft trying to wring a few more months out of the doddering Xbox Series X.
  • I assume by then it will have some games
  • No lie, I'm trying to buy a PS5 to impress a girl.
  • why would i pay that much money for a device that cant even be used to produce bitcoin's
  • moothemagiccow: I assume by then it will have some games


    I'm not optimistic.
  • gunsmack: moothemagiccow: I assume by then it will have some games

    I'm not optimistic.


    There are two games I want to play on it that are coming out this year and one of them, it turns out, is actually a PS4 game that'll just happen to also run on the PS5 (the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster).

    One of our kids broke the disc drive on our PS4 and it's not the higher-def Pro version, so I'm still kinda in the market for a PS5 since I don't really wanna buy a replacement 4 when the 5 is already out... but damn, where are the games?

    / And, for that matter, where are the consoles?
    // I mean I guess it's kinda better that there aren't any games I want on it, if I can't get one anyway.
  • Mike_LowELL: why would i pay that much money for a device that cant even be used to produce bitcoin's


    Apparently someone's never heard of minecraft redstone computers.
  • Holy shiat, it's Christmas time already? My sense of time is so farked.
  • So when does anyone think any of this sh*t is actually going to be available to people?  And no, playing the F5 lottery 12 hours a day is not an acceptable definition of available, especially to those who can't grow roots in their chairs to play it.
  • Mike_LowELL: why would i pay that much money for a device that cant even be used to produce bitcoin's


    Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.
  • Clutch2013: So when does anyone think any of this sh*t is actually going to be available to people?  And no, playing the F5 lottery 12 hours a day is not an acceptable definition of available, especially to those who can't grow roots in their chairs to play it.


    If you don't have 12 hours a day to spend hitting the same buttons over and over again, why do you want a PS5?
  • I'm hesitant to even call this horsesh*t a launch at this point.  The only people who have these systems are influencers, streamers, scalpers, and the people willing to put up with the scalpers' bullsh*t.
  • The Ps5 delay has helped me enjoy games that I probably would have missed. In the last couple months I have played God of War (ps4), Far Cry 3, Far Cry 5 and Far Cry New Dawn. All of them were fun and really have put my PS4 through ts paces with games that were on sale. Far Cry 5 was a beautiful game.

    Anyways now I have started Witcher 3 since I can't play the cyberpunk yet.
  • I keep misreading these headlines as PBS. If you take away my Julia Child or Frontline, I will cut a biatch. fark your overpriced, interactive soap operas.
  • I'd laugh at the console peasants, but the PC master race can't buy any good graphics cards right now.

    I have a RX 5700 xt that I bought new around 6 months ago for a bit over $350. It was my place marker until the new GPUs were going to be released.
    That same RX 5700 xt is selling used on Ebay for an average of $1200.

    Pricing and availability is stupid right now. Between chip shortages, and crypto miners, the market is farked.
  • vrax: Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.


    Considering cryptominers are reduced to using laptops, with their gimped and overpriced GPUs, consoles mining is not far off.  They strung a bunch of PS3's together for a super computer, how much harder would it be to jailbreak a PS5?  If the hacking community is slacking off on that end, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ex-programmers familiar with the OS who could be hired to pull it off for the mining farms.
  • DrunkenBob: vrax: Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.

    Considering cryptominers are reduced to using laptops, with their gimped and overpriced GPUs, consoles mining is not far off.  They strung a bunch of PS3's together for a super computer, how much harder would it be to jailbreak a PS5?  If the hacking community is slacking off on that end, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ex-programmers familiar with the OS who could be hired to pull it off for the mining farms.


    Yeah, I'm afraid that it isn't far off.  It pisses me off, because last time I needed a new GPU, after my card had burned up due to fan death, I couldn't get one due to mining.  Now, here we are again.  I'm running the same old card I had received from a friend last time (at least the Quadro K4200 is still somewhat capable) , was waiting for the 3060 Ti, and I can't even replace it because of shortage, scalpers, and miners.  It cracks me up that retailers like NewEgg advertise the somewhat available 1050 Ti as if it's exciting and new right now.

    Ah well, first world problems.
  • vrax: DrunkenBob: vrax: Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.

    Considering cryptominers are reduced to using laptops, with their gimped and overpriced GPUs, consoles mining is not far off.  They strung a bunch of PS3's together for a super computer, how much harder would it be to jailbreak a PS5?  If the hacking community is slacking off on that end, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ex-programmers familiar with the OS who could be hired to pull it off for the mining farms.

    Yeah, I'm afraid that it isn't far off.  It pisses me off, because last time I needed a new GPU, after my card had burned up due to fan death, I couldn't get one due to mining.  Now, here we are again.  I'm running the same old card I had received from a friend last time (at least the Quadro K4200 is still somewhat capable) , was waiting for the 3060 Ti, and I can't even replace it because of shortage, scalpers, and miners.  It cracks me up that retailers like NewEgg advertise the somewhat available 1050 Ti as if it's exciting and new right now.

    Ah well, first world problems.


    You know, though, I'm not convinced it's bad overall.  Moore's law - or what's left of it - depends on vast quantities of money being shovelled into the chip manufacturers.  If it weren't for bitcoin miners, we might have plentiful top-tier cards that are half as powerful as today's second-tier.
  • GhostfacedFiddlah: vrax: DrunkenBob: vrax: Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.

    Considering cryptominers are reduced to using laptops, with their gimped and overpriced GPUs, consoles mining is not far off.  They strung a bunch of PS3's together for a super computer, how much harder would it be to jailbreak a PS5?  If the hacking community is slacking off on that end, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ex-programmers familiar with the OS who could be hired to pull it off for the mining farms.

    Yeah, I'm afraid that it isn't far off.  It pisses me off, because last time I needed a new GPU, after my card had burned up due to fan death, I couldn't get one due to mining.  Now, here we are again.  I'm running the same old card I had received from a friend last time (at least the Quadro K4200 is still somewhat capable) , was waiting for the 3060 Ti, and I can't even replace it because of shortage, scalpers, and miners.  It cracks me up that retailers like NewEgg advertise the somewhat available 1050 Ti as if it's exciting and new right now.

    Ah well, first world problems.

    You know, though, I'm not convinced it's bad overall.  Moore's law - or what's left of it - depends on vast quantities of money being shovelled into the chip manufacturers.  If it weren't for bitcoin miners, we might have plentiful top-tier cards that are half as powerful as today's second-tier.


    Yeah, it's a factor.  I just wish that the companies would make cheaper, optimized, mining-only cards without video capability or any other related features so that people who actually need video cards for what they are meant for might have a chance at actually getting them instead of having an insane market where they are around double their retail price.
  • Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'd laugh at the console peasants, but the PC master race can't buy any good graphics cards right now.

    I have a RX 5700 xt that I bought new around 6 months ago for a bit over $350. It was my place marker until the new GPUs were going to be released.
    That same RX 5700 xt is selling used on Ebay for an average of $1200.

    Pricing and availability is stupid right now. Between chip shortages, and crypto miners, the market is farked.


    Holy crap! I didn't realize the 5700's were going for so much! It might be time to sell mine I purchased for ~300$, and pleb it out on my RX580 for awhile until things cool down.
  • *I meant RX480, not 580.
  • As someone that already owns a PS5, I feel like there's really no reason to buy one at this point.  There's like 4 games that aren't available on the PS4.
  • It's got to be the weakest console launch I have ever seen in terms of game content.  There's almost nothing.
  • vrax: GhostfacedFiddlah: vrax: DrunkenBob: vrax: Shhh!  Because if someone figures that out, then, just like GPUs, nobody is ever getting a PS5 until crypto dies.

    Considering cryptominers are reduced to using laptops, with their gimped and overpriced GPUs, consoles mining is not far off.  They strung a bunch of PS3's together for a super computer, how much harder would it be to jailbreak a PS5?  If the hacking community is slacking off on that end, I'm sure Sony has plenty of ex-programmers familiar with the OS who could be hired to pull it off for the mining farms.

    Yeah, I'm afraid that it isn't far off.  It pisses me off, because last time I needed a new GPU, after my card had burned up due to fan death, I couldn't get one due to mining.  Now, here we are again.  I'm running the same old card I had received from a friend last time (at least the Quadro K4200 is still somewhat capable) , was waiting for the 3060 Ti, and I can't even replace it because of shortage, scalpers, and miners.  It cracks me up that retailers like NewEgg advertise the somewhat available 1050 Ti as if it's exciting and new right now.

    Ah well, first world problems.

    You know, though, I'm not convinced it's bad overall.  Moore's law - or what's left of it - depends on vast quantities of money being shovelled into the chip manufacturers.  If it weren't for bitcoin miners, we might have plentiful top-tier cards that are half as powerful as today's second-tier.

    Yeah, it's a factor.  I just wish that the companies would make cheaper, optimized, mining-only cards without video capability or any other related features so that people who actually need video cards for what they are meant for might have a chance at actually getting them instead of having an insane market where they are around double their retail price.


    Nvidia is going to do just that. When that finally arrives and how effective it ends up being is unknown.
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