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    newb upgrade questions

    Hey guys, just getting back into civilian simming after some time off. I'm not sure what to buy. I just reinstalled the last stuff I had before I took a break (P3d v3 with the associated PMDG 737). It's not running great and the VR is unusable.

    What I'm not figuring out is the price of everything.
    I gather that my version (P3d v3) of PMDG has no upgrade path; full price replacement. Is that also true to move from the v4 to v5 PMDG?

    I thought I saw something from PMDG leadership about some sort of side-grade price break to move from p3d to msfs 2020. Is that a real thing? Has it been formalized anywhere?

    I'm tempted to simply wait for msfs 2020 but the only thing I'm interested in running is the PMDG 737. That means not only waiting of ms to ship, but for PMDG to port their product. So (based on zero data) a year maybe?

    my first time in the forums, be gentle
    C. Constantine Demming Jr.

    The NGX you have can be used in P3Dv4 as well.

    currently besides the 744/748 there are no other product compatible with P3Dv5. The NGXu will be the next to be ported. The NGX is not.

    If you want to fly in v5 then you ll have to buy the NGXu when this is made compatible. There is no discount for moving from NGx to NGXu

    There was an offer that ended at 31st December regarding NGXu. Anyone that has bought it until then he gets a 99$ off from the MSFS 2020 NG3 price.
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support


      Thanks for the quick response. I didn't quite understand that last part. I understand I missed out on the opportunity for side-grade pricing to MSFS 2020 if I buy the current NGXu?

      C. Constantine Demming Jr.


      • DDowns
        DDowns commented
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        Correct. That promotion ended over six months ago.

      ok, thanks.


        The thing is: if you get P3D now you pay the full price and if you will get MSFS when it comes out you‘ll pay it again, most likely without any upgrade discounts. PMDG had some nice offers for the NGXu as a thank you and some sales when Covid caused the global lockdown but they are rather not known for sales. So it‘s basically up to your wallet if you can or want to buy it twice, stick with the P3D version or wait for MSFS. However I personally don‘t expect MSFS to be released as a really great working substitution for P3D in 2020. Rather mid 2021ish.
        i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k

        Marc Ehnle


        • billyg
          billyg commented
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          That's pretty much what I was thinking. My timing is not great, so it's probably best to wait. I don't feel like buying the same full price product twice in a year. My aim point is MSFS 2020 anyway.

        • Ephedrin
          Ephedrin commented
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          Good choice I think