2PS4 or Not2PS4

There’s a $200 PS4 bundle around for Black Friday that comes with:

  • 1TB PS4
  • God of War
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition
  • The Last of Us (Remastered)

As I sat here pondering whether this would be the year I finally buy a PS4, I vaguely recalled having spent time thinking about this very subject previously. Many times previously, in fact.

In 2018, it was $200 for:

  • 1TB PS4
  • Spiderman
  • 20% off PSN coupon

In 2017, it was $200 for:

  • 1TB PS4
  • $50 voucher

It is debatable as to whether the deals have been getting worse. Three games is more than one game, but all three games can be purchased for $10 apiece this week and only one of them is actually physical, e.g. has resale value. Which can’t be all that much, given that it can be bought new for $10.

One might question why this is even a thing for me. Clearly, I have resisted whatever urge I had for a PS4 two years running. It is even to the point that the PS5 is coming out next year, and it will be backwards compatible with PS4 games. So, again, what’s the point?

Well…

FF7Remake

The FF7 Remake is releasing 3/3/20. A PS5 will be coming out 8+ months later at best, and then I’m in the position of purchasing a brand new console at full MSRP to technically play one PS4 game. I mean, I want to play God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn too, but you know what I’m saying. Is a full-price PS5 a year from now somehow better than just buying a $200 console this month and then playing what I want to play as it comes out?

I dunno. Maybe? Technically the PS5 will have better load times (SSD) and will essentially be like a PS4 Pro (but obviously better). At some point, I may as well wait for the PSX, amirite?

In any case, considering I wrote this post instead of pressing Buy, I think this decision has since been made for me – looks sold out everywhere now. Again. But for posterity’s sake, the list of actual (exclusive) PS4 games I would want to play would be:

  • FF7 Remake (future)
  • Last of Us Part 2 (future)
  • God of War
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition
  • The Last Guardian

…and that’s it. Huh. I have a few “free” games on my PS+ account (Nioh, Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain), but just listing these sort of puts things in perspective.

Posted on November 29, 2019, in Commentary and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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