If your like me, you’ve probably thought about buying a Playstation 5, but just never got the chance to because their always sold out online and in local stores. Well, that was the case for me, and it’s already been a full year since the PS5 came out. Well, one day I got lucky. I had the money for one, and one came in stock, locally at a retail store near me. I just happened to see them being opened and put on the shelf, and boy was I lucky to be there when that happened.
I had enough money to buy one of them, and I got to use my handy dandy discount card on it too. This saved me $100 on this purchase, which I was very thankful for. So I put the big white box into a large shopping bag and put the console in my trunk for about an hour until I was done shopping. The whole time I was shopping I was thinking about the PS5 in my trunk just sitting there in the cold (it was winter when I bought it). Well, I thought, it’s pretty well insulated in there so I just knew it would be ok.
Anyways, after that I took it home and thought and thought about selling it. I even took pictures of the console, still sealed, right on my kitchen table, and debated for awhile if it was actually going to sell or not, and after waiting about two days with it being listed right at $1400, no bites, I decided to keep it. What I DID decide to sell was my PS4, after I had transferred all my files from the PS4 to the PS5, I ended up selling the PS4 for about $245 CAD. Not bad considering I paid $300 for the console. And yes I restored it to factory settings.
I finally opened the PS5 and started downloading games onto the SSD built into it, and it took like a whole day to download GTA 5, and everything worked when it finished!. I was actually able to play games with PS4 players on the Playstation Network.
To me, the controller feels a lot better than the PS4, much bigger and more like the 360 controller, it just feels good on the hands, though can still get sweaty in the summertime when it get’s hot in my room. The console also doesn’t make too much noise, I mean you can hear fans blowing but it’s really nothing to worry about.
The GUI is definitely a huge upgrade from the PS4. But I still find myself getting lost and continue to look for what ever menu option until I find it 5 minutes later. It’s not really easier to use than the PS4, but it does look better and every day it gets easier to use.
I did actually put the game disc in the wrong way one day, so be sure to put your Blu-ray movies and game discs in the slot the right way, the first time. I didn’t notice any damage to my one disc I put in there, but anything is possible. Make sure you get the optical drive version of this console so you can play DVD’s and Blu-ray movies, it’s a must!.
I heard there is a video camera to go with this console but it’s sold separately. I honestly never had the desire to get one because I don’t want to be made fun of by those internet bullies. I’m not ugly but I hear the conversations all the time online. I’d rather just stay hidden and never to be seen, if you know what I mean. Voice chat, I use though.
I tried the included game with the console and it definitely gives you an example of how much more advanced the console is than the Xbox Series X (or S). Yes I have owned the Series S and I guess the only reason to get one now (as of todays date) is for Halo which will never come to the PS5 obviously, but we still do have Destiny 2 for the PS5 which the graphics are amazing for that matter. I’m personally waiting for GTA 6 because I only play GTA anyways, though obviously that won’t be for awhile.
So anyways I definitely recommend getting the PS5 but I don’t recommend paying $1000 for yours, just buy it for the retail price when you see it in stock and sell your PS4, then it won’t cost that much after all because your getting money back on your PS4.