Sony unsure whether it will expand the PlayStation Plus Collection


Sony unsure whether it will expand the PlayStation Plus Collection

Sony is undecided on whether it will continue its PlayStation Plus Collection.

One of the biggest perks PlayStation 5 owners at launch is the new PlayStation Plus Collection, which operates as a bite sized version of Xbox Game Pass. The feature offers a wealth of first and third-party titles from the PS4’s lifespan for free to all PlayStation Plus subscribers.

In a recent interview with GQ, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan was asked whether the collection is a one-off, or whether the company has any plans to continue the service going forward at present.

Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO. Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

“Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection,” Ryan said in response. “You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that. We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”

Ryan has also recently been spotted talking about Xbox Game Pass and how the company may be working on its own version of the service. When asked, Ryan responded by saying that “there is actually news to come, but just not today”.

Originally, Ryan stated that a service such as Xbox Game Pass “doesn’t make any sense”, however, Sony’s attitude towards game subscription services appears to be slowly changing, following recent comments and the invention of the PlayStation Plus collection.

The PS5 is now available worldwide, however, certain pre-orders are failing to appear on time or are reportedly being replaced by other items, such as cat food and rice.

Published at Fri, 20 Nov 2020 22:01:47 +0000

UK retailer CeX caught reselling next-gen consoles at extortionate prices

UK retailer CeX has been spotted selling next-gen systems at extortionate prices.

With the PS5 and both Xbox Series consoles in the wild, various scalpers have been attempting to hoard numerous units to sell them off at an increasingly higher rate. CeX’s website suggests a similar practice with multiple next-gen systems selling massively more than the recommended retail price.

CeX, who are most notably known in the UK for buying and selling, currently have prices for both services above the asking price. The only notable exception are the Xbox Series S and the PS5 Digital Edition.


Disk based versions of consoles appear to be high in demand, with the PS5 taking the lead. The system currently has a “WeBuy” for price of £600GBP, with the intention of selling the console again at £750. Unboxed versions are offering £10 less in both services.

The Xbox Series X is at a slightly lower price with a “WeBuy” price of £550, to resell at £690. Those who have or want an unboxed version will find it to be £5 cheaper.

Scalping has been a huge problem since console orders went online. When initial pre-orders went live, many were unable to checkout with systems, as scalpers were quick to soak up a lot of the allocation. Sellers on eBay have been spotted selling both consoles upwards of $5,000US.

With lack of stock across the UK at the moment, it’s reported that new waves of the systems will be arriving over the next few weeks.

Published at Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:53:58 +0000



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