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  Reply # 883327 23-Aug-2013 12:23
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networkn: Curious to know where people are buying their NZ based X1 and PS4's from ? Who has the best "deal" including freebies etc?



I pre-ordered a xbox one from mighty ape..
but I missed out on ps4 as they say "PS4 pre-sold out as of July 17th. Order today to reserve your place in the queue!" so if I ordered via them I might be in a long line waiting for it.

I would like to know where I can get a PS4 on release day as well.?



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  Reply # 883371 23-Aug-2013 13:42
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I pre-orderd the PS4 in NZ and then bought an extra controller and PS Eye from Amazon.  It came to $140 USD shipped to NZ.  Not sure if I'll save much (if anything) because the NZ price of the eye hasn't been announced.



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  Reply # 883425 23-Aug-2013 15:02
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I am planning to preorder from ebgames..


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  Reply # 883476 23-Aug-2013 16:03
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ushare: I am planning to preorder from ebgames..


Don't encourage EB Games.  Let them die.

I see you have a lot of games in that pre-order list.  I'm NOT pre-ordering games (especially multiplayer games) as I want to have them installed on the console ready to play.  I'm going to download them asap.   If I can get them as download codes I'll happily do that.




Warning: reality may differ from above post

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  Reply # 883528 23-Aug-2013 17:23
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Digital download on release day for me as well. Only buying limited/collectors edition on disc. UFB 100/50 connection ftw!




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 883560 23-Aug-2013 19:18
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Buy the console locally as you may need the warranty, for games try somewhere like nzgameshop, saves quite a bit of cash as long as you don't mind waiting a week for delivery.

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  Reply # 883850 24-Aug-2013 13:14
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qyiet:
ushare: I am planning to preorder from ebgames..


Don't encourage EB Games.  Let them die.

I see you have a lot of games in that pre-order list.  I'm NOT pre-ordering games (especially multiplayer games) as I want to have them installed on the console ready to play.  I'm going to download them asap.   If I can get them as download codes I'll happily do that.


Why let EB games die?

I'm pre ordering from EB games its the only Video Gaming store left in my town, excluding places like JB hifi/Warehouse/Noel Lemmings etc.



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  Reply # 883989 24-Aug-2013 18:50
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Where do you think i could preorder a ps4 and expect to pick it up on release day?? :P

OR MIDNIGHT :D



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  Reply # 883991 24-Aug-2013 18:55
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billgates: Digital download on release day for me as well. Only buying limited/collectors edition on disc. UFB 100/50 connection ftw!


Dont you think PSN game downloading will be extremely slow? Its always been slow for me on ps3. WITH OR WITHOUT VDSL..

How big do you think the games will be for download? I am tempted to get digital copies but im pretty sure 500gb would fill up way too quickly.

Do you think making a USA psn would work? I mean they get games for $60usd which is only $77NZD for us.

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  Reply # 883992 24-Aug-2013 18:56
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billgates:

My recommendation would be to purchase the console in NZ. You are covered under warranty and any CGA issues. Also Blu-ray movies are region locked in NZ so they will work too. Buy the games from overseas from the likes of nzgameshop or play-asia.




Actually, if you like movies, that's one of the best arguments to buy from the US instead of NZ.

If you get it in NZ it will be locked to Zone B to play NZ zoned films, which pretty much restricts you to NZ (+UK and AUS) suppliers. If you land from the US us will be locked to Zone A. So, while some locally brought films won't work (but, hey, Zone B Blu Ray players are sub-$100 if you need them), you will be able to play all films sourced from the US. This means you can order any films from Amazon etc in full confidence they will play.

Being able to buy from the US means you usually get better pricing, a *much* better range, and better release windows for new releases. Because it's a larger market, it can also mean better care taken with mastering, no risk of crappy NTSC-->PAL conversion jobs, and more attention paid to including extras etc.

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  Reply # 883997 24-Aug-2013 19:08
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JimmyH:
billgates:

My recommendation would be to purchase the console in NZ. You are covered under warranty and any CGA issues. Also Blu-ray movies are region locked in NZ so they will work too. Buy the games from overseas from the likes of nzgameshop or play-asia.




Actually, if you like movies, that's one of the best arguments to buy from the US instead of NZ.

If you get it in NZ it will be locked to Zone B to play NZ zoned films, which pretty much restricts you to NZ (+UK and AUS) suppliers. If you land from the US us will be locked to Zone A. So, while some locally brought films won't work (but, hey, Zone B Blu Ray players are sub-$100 if you need them), you will be able to play all films sourced from the US. This means you can order any films from Amazon etc in full confidence they will play.

Being able to buy from the US means you usually get better pricing, a *much* better range, and better release windows for new releases. Because it's a larger market, it can also mean better care taken with mastering, no risk of crappy NTSC-->PAL conversion jobs, and more attention paid to including extras etc.


I'd suggest it would be better to buy a multi-region or NTSC player than be stuck with a much more expensive US PS4 that you can't get easily repaired if it fails (which judging by the 360/PS3 is more common in new hardware).

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ushare: 

Dont you think PSN game downloading will be extremely slow? Its always been slow for me on ps3. WITH OR WITHOUT VDSL..

How big do you think the games will be for download? I am tempted to get digital copies but im pretty sure 500gb would fill up way too quickly.

Do you think making a USA psn would work? I mean they get games for $60usd which is only $77NZD for us.


Buying an Xbox One so don't have to worry about slow servers. I think for the first 2 ~ 3 years the game will be limited to 20GB or less in size. When developers start to get the hang of the hardware and software, they will add more content to it, better visuals etc. You can always upgrade the HDD in the PS4 and in Xbox One, you can add an external HDD to increase storage so that's not an issue. 

Create a US PSN account. I have a US gamertag. Games cost USD$60. 




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  Reply # 884004 24-Aug-2013 19:17
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billgates:
ushare: 

Dont you think PSN game downloading will be extremely slow? Its always been slow for me on ps3. WITH OR WITHOUT VDSL..

How big do you think the games will be for download? I am tempted to get digital copies but im pretty sure 500gb would fill up way too quickly.

Do you think making a USA psn would work? I mean they get games for $60usd which is only $77NZD for us.


Buying an Xbox One so don't have to worry about slow servers. I think for the first 2 ~ 3 years the game will be limited to 20GB or less in size. When developers start to get the hang of the hardware and software, they will add more content to it, better visuals etc. You can always upgrade the HDD in the PS4 and in Xbox One, you can add an external HDD to increase storage so that's not an issue. 

Create a US PSN account. I have a US gamertag. Games cost USD$60. 


that is what i am planning to do. After i have a us gamer tag, all disk based games purchased here work work perfectly? And all digital games from the US store would also work like normal? My question is, if my gamertag is from the usa does that mean i will be shown the usa store? and if i am playing a digitally downloaded multiplayer game like COD ghosts, would i be connected to players from AU and NZ or america?

Are there any downsides to having a US based gamer tag?

cheers! :P

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  Reply # 884016 24-Aug-2013 19:48
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ushare:

that is what i am planning to do. After i have a us gamer tag, all disk based games purchased here work work perfectly? And all digital games from the US store would also work like normal? My question is, if my gamertag is from the usa does that mean i will be shown the usa store? and if i am playing a digitally downloaded multiplayer game like COD ghosts, would i be connected to players from AU and NZ or america?

Are there any downsides to having a US based gamer tag?

cheers! :P


Both PS4 and Xbox One are region free for games so physical discs will work regardless of the country you live in. I have purchased games from the US digital store on my NZ Xbox without using any VPN/DNS solutions and it works fine. When I sign in into the console with my US gamertag, Netflix/hulu+ etc shows up on the dashboard automatically due to the US gamertag. The same also applies to a US PSN account however you will need to check the digital purchasing via US PSN store in NZ from someone who has tried it here.

As for connecting to players on a multiplayer game with a US gamertag in NZ, I always connect to NZ/Aus players. I don't see how this would be any different on PSN.

Microsoft has announced that Xbox One games will be made available digitally on the same day as the physical disc launch. Sony has not announced anything as such BUT I did see their UI demo where the dude was purchasing Killzone Shadow Fall from the online store so here is hoping PSN will get the same privilege for all titles including third party.




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  Reply # 884216 25-Aug-2013 14:16
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ok i will make a us psn probably.

Also,does anyone know where day one pre orders are still available in nz? EB games and Mighty ape are gone. Anyone know anything about other stores?

thanks!

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