I would like one PS5. Not just because it will make my current games run faster, and because I am tired of waiting, but because it will be helpful for writing my job about technology.
But between November 2020 and today’s console launch, I stopped trying to buy it, even when flashes of available stock would appear on social media.
I knew that when a friend made a screenshot of his successful purchase in a Discord chat, I changed my mind. They must have done. They will beat the PS5 Scarcity Monster, the toughest boss out Demon spirits.
But I did not feel anything, not even jealousy. That’s when I realized that I cared about the PS5.
1. waste a lot of time
I’m not just saying that because my boss will read it, but it’s true. One of the biggest reasons I missed getting a PS5 was that I was busy at work, watching TV or doing something else. To be aware of the “PS5-on-sale” news, which pops up randomly throughout the day as a spam call, you need to dial a lot.
You need to check specific Twitter accounts such as Wario 4, or PS5stockalerts often. If you are truly dedicated, you can enable notifications for all tweets posted to those accounts. Or, as I did at one point, create a tweetdeck column for them. But then you soon realize that even in these special accounts there is not enough return on investment.
And even if you are lucky enough to see a notification at the right time? The quantity is so low that your chances of success are still slim to none.
Wario64 does a lot more than just announce if PlayStation Direct has new PS5s for sale, and I don’t need to chime my phone every time there is news in the wild world of gaming. And even PS5stockalerts tweet more than I found valuable, because I don’t need to know about PS5 availability in Canada or members-only Sam’s Club. And when I see PS5-related items for sale, it’s usually just a headset, media remote, or controller charging station.
Eventually, I realized that I would like to do something else.
2. Pricey bundles are not worth it
Then, I started to see more bundles than standalone consoles. Atlanta-based Antoneline, one of whom I had never heard of before, is one of the biggest criminals when it comes to taking what people want, and wrapping them in unnecessary baggage.
For example, the Xbox Series X bundle at Antonline, which features an additional Elite Series 2 controller, Forza Horizon 4, and a three-month Game Pass Ultimate. No offense to people who like that controller, enjoy racing games or subscribe to a game pass, but the Xbox Series X is quite expensive at $ 500.
Antonline https://t.co/naVVAVco6j pic.twitter.com/ImNsSEl6Bc on Xbox Series X bundle19 January 2021
Now you are going to tell me that I need to spend more than 150% of the original price – this bundle costs $ 759 – to get the Xbox Series X?
No, thank you. Compelling bundles are hard to make.
3. PS5 exclusions still don’t excite me
Astro’s Playroom and Demon’s Souls, two games that you can only play on PS5 (and, for example, PS4 I’m already own) don’t really do that for me. Astro’s Playroom, which showcases the PS5 Dualuccin controller in a somewhat cool and meta way, feels like a hollow version of a game I’m already accustomed to: the Ring Fit adventure.
Nintendo’s fitness-focused sport also suffers from its own controls, as it uses two Joy-Con controllers to take you to your workout limits. Astro’s Playroom, for a showcase of how many tricks up their sleeves with duals, seems worse. There is not much for me to do by knowing about the force feedback of DualSense.
I’ll wait for the dangers of DualSense to show themselves In sports. Like how my colleague Marshall Honoroff felt Dualkin’s perks while playing the role of demon spirits.
I’m also not the type who has ever enjoyed hyper-difficult dungeon-crawling gameplay in titles like Demon’s Souls. So, I will wait. Maybe God of War 2: Ragnarok That game would be for me – except maybe the game would still be playable on the PS4.
4. I’m fine with waiting for early glitches
While the PS5 has yet to see a serious Red-esque issue of death, the possibility of such a malfunction is one of the reasons I’ve never seen the PS5 in its early stages. These issues, when they crop up, tend to adopt early.
Actually, we got the news of a Xbox series x controller disconnecting glitches It only started making headlines in January, months after the console’s release.
While many of these potential bugs can be fixed with a firmware update, I would rather inflate the result of being rotated with a hardware issue.
5. Working through my backlog
To charity A meme, “There are already PlayStation games at home.” The Final Fantasy VII remake was a game that didn’t come around for the first time. But when I popped it back in just before the new year, I realized that I had it now – so much, that I was angry that I didn’t advocate hard for it Games of the year 2020 debate.
The PS4 is not dead for those who get caught up with their gaming. New PS4 games are still coming out. From Modern Hitman 3 to Remastered Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, PS4 is still being treated like a family member that you have not rejected. It still finds a seat at the table.
While many gamers see the PS4 as yesterday’s news, I can’t see it as a “last-gen console” Co-founder of CD Project Red When he tried to save face after the cyberpunk 2077 debate. When the PS5 is hard to get, and the PS4 is still kicking in, I feel like Homer Simpson is chasing that flying pig, “It’s still good, it’s still good!” ”
(I need to make sure my PS4 doesn’t fall into a dam. I’m pretty sure a lot of water will kill it.)