Games Inbox: PS5 pre-order disaster, Demon’s Souls price, and Super Mario Galaxy perfection

Has Sony dropped the ball when it comes to pre-orders? (pic: Sony) The Friday Inbox begins to think that the next generation consoles can wait, as readers are upset at so many PS5 games going cross-gen. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected] Scalpers paradiseAnd so the scalpers reign supreme. No sooner have pre-orders gone live than adverts start to appear for resales of confirmed pre-orders for £500 to £650 for the digital and Blu-ray drive versions, respectively. A profit margin of between £140 to £200. I have…

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Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued – officially a dead format

It had a good run (pic: NIntendo) Nintendo’s final portable-only console is now an ex-format, as the company confirms it has ended production of the hardware. The 3DS is officially no more, as Nintendo confirm that they’ve stopped making the console, although support for its online features and eShop will continue. The console was first released in early 2011 and has seen several iterations and upgrades since, most of which downplayed or outright removed the 3D display that was originally meant to be the console’s key selling point, back when…

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Monster Hunter Rise and Ori And The Will Of The Wisps revealed in Nintendo Direct Mini

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Two new Monster Hunter games, Disgaea 6 and a very tempting looking Ori Collector’s Edition feature in the best Nintendo Direct Mini so far. Nintendo Direct Minis have been a difficult thing to get excited about in the past, as they never feature any first party Nintendo games and tend to just be low-profile multiformat releases, but not this time. Capcom announced not one but two new Switch exclusive Monster Hunter games,…

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PS5 will not get Game Pass style subscription service insists Sony

PlayStation Plus Collection is as close to Game Pass as Sony is getting (pic: Sony) Despite introducing the PlayStation Plus Collection, Sony has said it has no plans for releasing new PS5 games as part of a subscription. Game Pass is now well established as the Xbox’s killer app but it’s obvious that the newly announced PlayStation Plus Collection is Sony’s attempt to provide a similar service: a large collection of genuinely great games that you can download at any time. However, they’re only PlayStation 4 games, not PlayStation 5,…

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PS5 backwards compatibility will work with 99% of PS4 games claims Sony

Sony’s messaging is starting crack (pic: Sony) Sony has discussed backwards compatibility and addressed disappointment over cross-gen games, in the first interview since the PS5 showcase. Backwards compatibility always used to be something Sony discouraged, even going so far as to take the feature out of the PlayStation 3 after worrying that too many people were still buying PlayStation 2 games. Times have changed though, and Microsoft’s championing of the feature has meant that Sony can no longer try and ignore it, even though they essentially did during the PlayStation…

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PS5 console retail box revealed – plus the Xbox Series S box

Stock is limited (pic: Sony) You might not be able to pre-order a PlayStation 5 at the moment but at least you now know what the box will look like when it finally arrives. PlayStation 5 pre-orders have already run out everywhere in the UK (well, it’s hard to tell about Currys PC World as their pre-order site has been down all morning) but if it helps this is what the boxes will look like if you do actually manage to buy one. The white one is the standard PlayStation…

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Games Inbox: PS5 value for money, PS5 game prices, and Final Fantasy 16 reveal reaction

A reveal with a sting in the tail (pic: Sony) The Thursday Inbox has some very mixed views about the PlayStation 5 showcase, as one reader wonders if Oculus Quest 2 will work on Xbox. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected] Very crossJust finished watching the latest PlayStation 5 showcase and thought it was awesome, definitely one of the best next gen adverts I’ve seen. Or so I thought… I don’t think I’ve seen the excitement and good will generated from a conference unravel so quickly once…

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How can you pre-order the PS5 and what games will be available?

We don’t have long to wait for the PS5 now (Picture: Sony) Sony has finally put all those waiting for the PlayStation 5 out of their misery, and revealed the price and release date of the long-awaited console. The PS5 looks likely to feature in a few Christmas stockings this year, as it’s out on November 19 (November 12 in North America, Asia and Australasia), and will cost £449.99 in the UK. It’s all very exciting – but just when can you pre-order your PlayStation 5 – and what games…

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PS5 UK pre-orders already selling out – Amazon orders live now

How long will Amazon be able to keep it in stock? The first stores to offer pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 console have already run out of stock, but more are expected later today. PlayStation 5 UK pre-orders have gone live today, just hours after Sony announced the price and release date of the console. Xbox Series X/S pre-orders don’t begin until Tuesday, 22 September but PlayStation 5 ones are live already, although only at specific stores. The PlayStation 5 will launch on 19 November in Europe but will be…

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PS5 launch games prices rise to £70 for Demon’s Souls and Destruction AllStars

Demon’s Souls – you might be able to afford the console but what about the games? (pic: Amazon) The console may have been cheaper than many expected but Sony is asking an outrageous price for some of its first party exclusive games. Just when the PlayStation 5 was beginning to look like a bit of a bargain, Sony has revealed that some of its games will be even more expensive than expected, at up to £70 for even just ordinary titles. Having the PlayStation 5 costs £450, the same as…

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