I’ve never been one for technology iterations; I’ve never been driven to get an Xbox One X (especially since my Xbox One gets so little attention), and I’ve never been driven to get a PS4 Pro…until very recently.
Over the past couple months, I’ve noticed my PS4 has often been running louder and louder, and games seem to take longer and longer to load. I did an unofficial test against my partner’s system when we both booted up Destiny at the same time, and his loads markedly faster.
I played Captain Spirit today and, for whatever reason, it sounded like my PS4 was going to achieve supernova. That intense fan action persisted throughout the entire game. Why a demo caused that, I’ve no idea, but it did concern me. In fact, it was hard to concentrate on the game when I was worried my system was going to say OH FOR F*CK’S SAKE, and take a painful nap.
Combine this with the recent announcement of the special edition PS4 above, and I find myself in a dilemma.
The last thing I need to do is buy a new PS4. But I’m also worried I might need to replace my PS4 in the near future.
The system above is in celebration of Sony’s lifetime achievement of selling 500 million PlayStation systems over the years. That’s all well and good, but I’m also a sucker for translucent electronics (I blame growing up in the ’80s), and that beauty is translucent blue.
What REALLY sells me on the system is that it’s already 2TB and would require no effort from me to buy a separate hard drive and install it myself as I did with my current system.
EVEN MORE HMMM.
As I write this, it’s 9:50pm PST on 08.23. According to all the information I’ve been able to scrounge up, the system officially goes on sale in ten minutes.
I keep refreshing.
I keep refreshing for a system I don’t need, but might need sooner than later.
I know I could always trade my old system toward some of the fall games coming up, but I’m still feeling wary.
(As I’m writing this, I am continuing to check all the tabs I have open, as well as GameStop’s listing for the system on my phone.)
(This is ridiculous.)
It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, and that’s probably for the best. “Worse” case scenario, I could trade my system toward a standard PS4 Pro and just pare down to accommodate the 1TB hard drive. But even thinking about that, I want the 2TB Pro all the more.
(Now it’s listed as available to add to cart on Best Buy, but it keeps showing it can’t be added even though it is available and not sold out. WEIRD.)
(Now it says SOLD OUT on Best Buy even though I’ve been jamming on the refresh button.)
Well, it’s officially 10:25 and it shows as sold out from every retailer I was madly refreshing: GameStop, Amazon, Target, and Best Buy.
I know I didn’t NEED it, but I sure did want it, and I feel like I’m going to have to upgrade at some point.
I can already see them being listed on the grey market for over $1000. Good god.
So there you have it: a real time account of my fruitless pursuit of a PS4 Pro I could see through.
I assume I will just get a standard PS4 Pro at some point and upgrade the drive as I did before. I mean, if I did it once, I can do it again.
To the weekend!
This weekend I’m hoping to get to Asemblance: Oversight, A Way Out, Guacamelee 2, and hopefully I will FINALLY finish leveling my GD Solstice armor in Destiny 2. That’s a full dance card for me.
With that I ask: what will YOU be playing this weekend?
Please be safe out there.