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Virtual Legality Episode 316

PlayStation 5: Prices, Pre-Orders, and Prevarications

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10m Sep 16, 2020
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Sony has finally announced the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 (PS5)! But while the showcase in which they did it went off without a hitch... the hours thereafter? Not so much.

What exactly is Spider-Man?

Does Sony actually believe in generations?

Pre-Orders? What Pre-Orders?

And how about those pricing choices?

Let's get into it.

There's great power, but is there great responsibility? We consider...in Virtual Legality.

#Sony #PlayStation #PS5


Discussed in this episode:

"The Messaging Disaster of Microsoft's Xbox Series X Showcase (VL271)"
YouTube Video - July 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/jV1elFEAxKY

"PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says more PlayStation 5 units will be available than PS4s in 2013"
Washington Post - September 16, 2020 - Gene Park
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/09/16/ps5-retail-units/

"Sony's Jim Ryan: 'We are going to launch PS5 this holiday and we're going to launch globally'"
GamesIndustryBiz - May 29, 2020 - Christopher Dring
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-05-29-sonys-jim-ryan-its-time-to-give-fans-something-that-can-only-be-enjoyed-on-playstation-5

"See the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales new gameplay demo"
PlayStation Blog - September 16, 2020
https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/see-the-marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-new-gameplay-demo/

"Forget Halo Infinite, Has Sony Been Lying about Spider-Man? (VL274)"
YouTube Video - July 29, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/iZw8ez0bjYI

"Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Reportedly Includes PS5 Remaster of PS4's Spider-Man"
ComicBook - July 27, 2020- Tyler Fischer
https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-ps5-ps4-remaster/

"PlayStation 5 launches in November, starting at $399 for PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive"
PlayStation Blog - September 16, 2020
https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/playstation-5-launches-in-november-starting-at-399-for-ps5-digital-edition-and-499-for-ps5-with-ultra-hd-blu-ray-disc-drive/

"Losing CONTROL of the Narrative: 505 Games and Legalese (VL312)"
YouTube Video - September 11, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/78Vkx8HU-bg

"PS5 pre-orders began a day early, and so far they’re a mess"
The Verge - September 16, 2020 - Taylor Lyles and Sean Hollister
https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/16/21440721/sony-ps5-pre-orders-day-one-mess

"When will ps5 pre-orders start? PlayStation worldwide marketing head Eric Lempel says they will give gamers plenty of advance notice."
Tweet - July 17, 2020 - Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley)
https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1284163872694272000


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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