Saturday Morning Gaming: The Playstation 5
My zoom meetings were dying. It started happening, like, once per meeting. Then every couple of minutes. Then immediately after connecting. I could listen, I could use the chatroom text function, but the second I involved my mic, WHAMMO. I crashed.
One of my buddies asked me “Are you still using the switch I gave you 7 years ago? That thing was old when I gave it to you!”
So I headed out to the Best Buy to get a new switch. Not a Nintendo Switch, mind… one of the $29 dollar network switches that nobody but me uses anymore.
Well, as it turns out, Best Buy has stopped using their checkout stations in non-peak times. Like, the 6 registers at the front of the store? They don’t use them anymore. You now take your product up to the customer service desk and they ring you up there. This struck me as kinda depressing. Anyway, I took my switch to the customer service desk and the guy rung me up and asked “do you need anything else?” and I, as a joke, asked “Do you have any PS5s back there?” and he looked at me and said “You know what? I do.”
It was the Sony PlayStation 5 Disc Edition Horizon Forbidden West Bundle and he had it for MSRP.
Well, then. I’ll get one of those.
All that to say: They seem to have PS5s back in human space. Checking online, Amazon is still selling them invitation-only. Wal-mart seems to have Horizon Forbidden West two-controller bundles available for a little more than what scalpers are selling the basic PS5 for on Ebay. Best Buy online is sold out as is Target.
But I was able to get one at Best Buy in the middle of the week. So if you’re still irritated that your only option for getting a PS5 is to pay inflated prices… well, maybe stop by Best Buy when you’re getting something else entirely. You might luck out.
Then you can say “I *FINALLY* got my PS5 after two years!!! How come it doesn’t have any games yet?”
(Gotham Knights comes out on Friday, October 21st.)
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is my shocked, shocked photo of the PS5 that they had at Best Buy for, like, just anybody to buy.)