Thinking about getting a next generation gaming console like the latest Xbox or Playstation 5 and didn’t get a preorder in? Well, we have news for you! You can now go to Best Buy on Black Friday and try to get one. Even better, you won’t have to stand in line all night and risk being trampled when the doors open, despite how much fun that sounds.
Because you know, nothing says dedication like getting a black eye running to the gaming section and having someone toss you a new Xbox and up-selling an overpriced HDMI cord like they always do at Best Buy.
But the good news is this – it’s an online event that will help you get your hands on the new Xbox Series X or Playstation 5, so you still have a chance to get one, if you really, really, really, want it.
It’s very important to note that these consoles will not be available in-store. This is presumably to stem the spread of COVID-19 by avoiding large gatherings. This is not to imply that Best Buy stores will be closed to gamers altogether. Best Buy stores will be open on Black Friday, November 27th, starting at 5 AM local time, with all sorts of game deals available. Plus, a few weeks earlier, in-person console pick-up appointments will be available for those who pre-ordered a next-gen console.
The online-only nature of the restocked consoles will likely not thrill those who failed to get a console during the pre-order process. Although there have been a few opportunities to claim a new console in the weeks after pre-orders launched, they are few and far between. Given the huge number of gamers waiting to get a new console, any new opportunities present huge bottlenecks, and demand will surely far exceed supply. Best Buy’s website may crash from the demand, leaving many frustrated once again.
They can count me out for getting a next gen system. At this time I don’t see any reason to get a new Xbox or Playstation. It seems like the biggest selling point this time around is simply the graphics and the dick measuring everyone’s doing to see who has the most powerful system.
Doesn’t anyone remember that we played Halo on levels that consisted of mostly gray walls like on Hang’em High, or a little bit of grass like on Blood Gulch – and we played these games with basic-Betty graphics for HOURS upon HOURS?
And does everyone forget that graphics now are simply amazing and 1,00,000xs better than they were 20 years ago?
We obviously don’t need graphics to be improved and companies like 343 better start paying attention to this. They took Halo and ruined it years ago, but hey – they got great graphics, so that’s all that matters, right? Nope. Halo 4 and Halo 5 are unplayable with bad maps and lousy weapons, so maybe game developers can focus on making better games with good graphics instead of bad games with amazing graphics.
I’ll grab a new Xbox Series X when there’s a good reason to upgrade, but right now – there simply isn’t.
And for those who disagree, go pay $500 and get a new monitor or TV while you’re at it. Let me know how your experience is any different, because I guarantee – it won’t be.
Also, the PS5 is ugly and way too big. I would need another bookshelf just to put it on. I don’t want that thing in my house unless it doubles as a satellite dish for NASA and aliens show up to probe my neighbor.