I’m with exodus on this one. I completely skipped the PS4 until the pro came out and I think I’ve only played a couple AAA type games on it thus far so, I want to feel like I’ve at least gotten my money out of that first. This whole “version 1.5” of the new console generation kinda puts me off on the whole thing to be honest. I get the “want” for people that would like to play their PS4 games on the PS5 and if they have a 1st gen PS4, I feel like they are getting something that’s more worth it. With me being on the Pro though, I feel like I might as well wait for the inevitable PS5 Pro to drop and just enjoy the PS4 games I still have yet to finish for what they are. (On the system they were meant for anyway, right?)
If the new article from Sony about their stock outlook wasn’t evidence enough, the semiconductor shortage is “A Real Thing That is Happening” though. My IT team is dealing with purchase orders placed back in November of last year for product with parts that are hit by this and still don’t have an ETA from the vendor on if they will see them until fall/winter of this year. (They were originally scheduled for shipment by March)
fridgeboy I think the list you shared shows you’re on the right track. It’s all a matter of persistence and a little bit of luck. A friend of mine has been able to get one for himself (Target) and another on Amazon for his nephew based on the stock alerts you mentioned and being logged in/ready to go. He is also on call though and works some odd hours, which was how he managed to actually be up working when the notification for the Target one went off… It’s a rat race for sure.
kory - Agree on the Costco part for multiple reasons as well and the bundles I’ve seen them carry are reasonable. You’d like to think that having that extra member exclusivity would help limit the paying field a bit too…