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bwood
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"I copped a PS5 last week."


  

          

Literally had it for a week now.

I'm digging it. 4K Blu-rays look amazing.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales was hella fun (beat it last night. Just have side missions to do).

Very happy do far.

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I found a 3060ti quicker than I found a PS5
Jan 06th 2021
1
damn son where'd you find that?!
Jan 07th 2021
3
      I put the HotStock app on my phone and just setup a notification for it
Jan 08th 2021
5
           i'll try it. thanks
Jan 08th 2021
6
                Just reading this but try Microcenter if you have one near by
Mar 15th 2021
17
Nice!
Jan 07th 2021
2
Probably cop in the spring
Jan 08th 2021
4
when do you guys think these will be "easily" available?
Jan 13th 2021
7
Probably by March or April.
Jan 16th 2021
8
      yeah, PS4 was pretty rough until the following February
Jan 18th 2021
9
           True.
Jan 23rd 2021
10
I consider myself lucky, I was able to cop both Series X and PS5 on laun...
Jan 25th 2021
11
got my pre orders in for both
Jan 25th 2021
12
I had OG Xbox and PS4, so I feel I had a pretty good upgrade on performa...
Jan 26th 2021
13
Same here. Got PS5 from Target and 2 Series Xs and 1 S from BB
Jan 26th 2021
14
Fedex says out for delivery of my Gamestop bundle
Mar 15th 2021
15
when the Stimmy hits I'll get my Ps5.
Mar 15th 2021
16
you're gonna stimulate someone else's stimulus?
Mar 16th 2021
18
yeah the only way is a big-ass bundle
Mar 16th 2021
19
Keep Wario64's twitter alerts coming to your phone
Mar 16th 2021
20
Finally got one a few weeks ago.
Jul 22nd 2021
21
Finally got one from Target this morning.
Jul 30th 2021
22
A new system update dropped this week.
Sep 17th 2021
23
I would as soon as I find one
Sep 18th 2021
24
      The hard drive I ordered is on backorder status.
Sep 21st 2021
29
How are these things STILL hard to get???
Sep 20th 2021
25
Follow Wario64 and Matt Swider on twitter
Sep 20th 2021
26
HotStock app on my phone worked for me
Sep 20th 2021
27
Amazon will have some today for Prime customers
Sep 21st 2021
28
I tried, and failed.
Sep 22nd 2021
30
      Again, I'd really recommend HotStock
Sep 22nd 2021
31
           Yep - I downloaded the app yesterday. Got HotStock
Sep 22nd 2021
32
                Just keep going for them
Sep 23rd 2021
34
They're ensuring you want to invest real time & effort in a relationship...
Sep 23rd 2021
33
I've bought several in the last month
Sep 23rd 2021
35
      yeah I copped like 4 off of Best Buy this year for friends and family
Sep 25th 2021
36
I'm liking the recent releases and PS5 upgrades to PS4 games
Sep 25th 2021
37
Finally finishing Frozen Wilds... the game is beautiful at 60fps..
Oct 01st 2021
40
      That game is stunningly beautiful even on PS4...
Oct 04th 2021
42
Got me one. PS Direct came through.
Sep 28th 2021
38
Copped mine today from Best Buy
Oct 01st 2021
39
Pretty seamless install and upgrade.
Oct 03rd 2021
41
Finally got one from a Hotstock notification...
Nov 19th 2021
43
I didn't have any trouble picking up the last one I bought there
Nov 28th 2021
47
      Yep - zero issues. Walked in, picked it up, walked out.
Nov 29th 2021
48
I’m glad the controller battery life is better.
Nov 24th 2021
44
Dualsense seems much shorter to me
Nov 24th 2021
45
      I think it depends how much the triggers/rumble are in effect
Nov 25th 2021
46
           Tsushima is showing me how much work this controller is doing.
Jan 27th 2022
59
Add me to the list
Nov 29th 2021
49
Might as well keep it
Dec 02nd 2021
50
      RE: Might as well keep it
Dec 03rd 2021
51
Has anyone added an internal SSD to their PS5s yet?
Dec 03rd 2021
52
Yes.
Dec 03rd 2021
53
Yeah - from the videos I've seen I don't know...
Dec 03rd 2021
54
      Which means you'll have an easier time removing the casing than I did.
Dec 03rd 2021
55
           Good call. I’ll start checking for a good SSD with heat sink.
Dec 06th 2021
56
                Look at a couple of Youtube videos for removing the case
Dec 06th 2021
57
RE: Has anyone added an internal SSD to their PS5s yet?
Dec 12th 2021
58

Mafamaticks
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1. "I found a 3060ti quicker than I found a PS5"
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looks like I'm gonna build a gaming PC.

Once God of War Ragnarok or Horizon Forbidden West drops I'll cop one immediately.

  

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3. "damn son where'd you find that?!"
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been looking for 3070 since september. last i read stock wouldn't be adequate until april

  

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Mafamaticks
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5. "I put the HotStock app on my phone and just setup a notification for it"
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Best Buy stocks the founder's edition ones. It alerted me and I went straight to buy it from my phone. I couldn't believe it went through honestly cause I never had the same luck with a PS5.

  

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bearfield
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6. "i'll try it. thanks"
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i meant 3080 FE but typed in 3070 for some reason

i've had a new build ready for a new card just sitting in the corner collecting dust for months now. my trusty 980ti is still going strong though so i'm ok with waiting another couple of months. hopefully the 3080 FE will function as well for this new generation as the 980ti did with the previous generation

  

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17. "Just reading this but try Microcenter if you have one near by"
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There is an unoffical Microcenter discord group I joined, they often talk about what stock is going to be at what store and when.

I went one time, waited in line early in the AM, and got a EVGA RTX 3080 the first attempt. Store got almost 80 cards that day ranging from 3070, 3080, and 3090.

Online you can forget about it because bots scoop them up in about a second.

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2. "Nice!"
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I copped Miles Morales on sale a few weeks ago but haven't been able to find a PS5 yet.

  

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4. "Probably cop in the spring"
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By then they will be more widely available and I'll hopefully have my OLED

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7. "when do you guys think these will be "easily" available?"
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not a Harry Potter guy but i imagine that game is gonna be good.

hopefully the remaster Sekiro or do something with it. i dont think there will be a game on PS5 to match that for a long time.

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bwood
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8. "Probably by March or April."
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Sony said they're ramping up production to get at least 17 to 18 million just to America alone on the next few months.

I see thr scalpers hoarding these and reselling them for outrageous prices. Those fools are gonna have a wake up call soon.

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9. "yeah, PS4 was pretty rough until the following February"
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A similar turn around feels about right here, though with the pandemic still raging I'll bet demand is still much higher than this time last generation.


Plus with Game Pass and even the Playstation Instant Game Collection, it's never been a better time to be a first-time owner of either series of consoles. You can catch up on the past on the cheap cheap.


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bwood
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10. "True."
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I'm going to finally play the Uncharted series and hopefully finish Ghost of Tsushima

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11. "I consider myself lucky, I was able to cop both Series X and PS5 on laun..."
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Both from Walmart. None of my close friends have been able to cop either so far. Even got a Series S for my son for Christmas. I just wish I had this luck with sneaker drops.

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12. "got my pre orders in for both"
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to anyone without em....you're not missing out


www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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13. "I had OG Xbox and PS4, so I feel I had a pretty good upgrade on performa..."
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but other than that, there isn't anything that I see a need for anyone to rush out and especially pay scalpers for.

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14. "Same here. Got PS5 from Target and 2 Series Xs and 1 S from BB"
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But like rjcc said, people aren't missing much at the moment till they really put out some games. But I do like the upgrades old games have received.

  

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15. "Fedex says out for delivery of my Gamestop bundle"
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definitely playing Miles Morales first... Have my PS4 and ethernet cable just WAITING for a data transfer, and then ill start playing. I want to put GoW4, RDR2, and MLB The Show 19 on the PS5 before I start dabbling.

so damn excited... fed ex said delivery was set for yesterday, sat at my desk like a clown staring out my window for a truck.

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16. "when the Stimmy hits I'll get my Ps5."
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nm

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18. "you're gonna stimulate someone else's stimulus?"
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Tue Mar-16-21 02:58 AM by Nodima

  

          

Outside blind luck or StockX secondary markets it really sounds like C-19's gonna keep this out of the average person with other stuff to do during the day's hands until holiday season



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19. "yeah the only way is a big-ass bundle"
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I was camping out for the gamestop bundle, but at just under $800 after tax, scalpers avoid the bundles thankfully.

im not even mad. i realized when I opened up Miles Morales that it also comes with remastered spiderman (one of my all time fav games)

MM is super smooth, still adjusting to the controller, slingin around the city is actually a bit clunkier and not as smooth as the ps4 controller and previous game, but maybe I just need to play more.

i also put the Cold War disc in so it could update, its going to take upwards of 5 hours. but i probably wont play cold war for a few months, im all in on spidey.

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20. "Keep Wario64's twitter alerts coming to your phone"
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and check for Best Buy and Target alerts he mentions. Those have been the easiest for me so far when copping systems for family. They were Venmo'ing left and right at one point cuz I was able to get through lol.

  

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21. "Finally got one a few weeks ago. "
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So far I've played through Miles Morales and gone back to Last of Us 2.

  

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22. "Finally got one from Target this morning."
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I have been half-heartedly on the lookout and occasionally use Matt Swider's Twitter to keep track of restocks. The restock didn't happen on Thursday as originally planned, but he was right on point when he said it would probably drop today (Friday) at 7-8am Eastern time. I just set up an alarm to wake up at that time and waited for his tweet, and I managed to easily pick one up on the Target app. I live in a relatively small college town, and I don't think most students are back yet, so that probably helped this time around. I'll probably pick up the Spiderman game and whatever stuff I need to play Destiny 2 on PS5 (I think I set up crossplay already). I haven't played on controller in so long, so I'm probably going to be terrible, but I'm honestly just most excited to play with old friends I haven't played with in years.

I haven't set it up yet, but I'm not sure if my monitor, an Acer XB271HU, is capable of downscaling 4k to 1440p. Kind of disappointing that Sony hasn't gotten native 1440p support working yet despite the system being out for a while now. I might also just end up getting a 4k display since I have a brand new sealed 3090 sitting around that I've been debating on selling or just keeping to replace my 1080 TI.

  

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23. "A new system update dropped this week."
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Most importantly, the system update allowed for installing internal SSD hard drives to increase the storage capacity for the PS5.

Anyone here planning to take the plunge on installing a M.2 SSD hard drive in their PS5?

I'm going to have to do some research on this so I can save some dollars on a hard drive as these appear to cost some serious dollars based on the very brief skimming I'm doing so far.

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24. "I would as soon as I find one"
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I'm starting to look for a PS5 now so I'll have one when God of War drops.

Shit is rough out here.

  

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29. "The hard drive I ordered is on backorder status."
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I copped an internal SSD hard drive from Western Digital the same day after I made my original post. The link for the hard drive is this https://tinyurl.com/zrv9rtds . The main reason was because of the $190 discount I noticed. The fact it comes with a heatsink was another added bonus since I didn't want to do too much extra research to see which heatsink would be compatible with the hard drive. At the time I ordered, I was told there was a 3-4 week waiting period for the hard drive to actually get shipped.

I just checked the website and it appears folks can't even order anymore. I'm guessing the computing chip shortage is still hitting companies hard in terms of shortages. I have to imagine that extends to PS5's still.

The only solace for folks out there struggling to PS5 is that the gaming library is still fairly weak.

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25. "How are these things STILL hard to get???"
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I don't really have the time to be refreshing sites daily hoping for a drop. I don't want to pay reseller money but it's getting tempting at this point just out of convenience. I'm definitely gonna pay reseller money if I can't get one by the time Horizon Forbidden West drops...

  

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26. "Follow Wario64 and Matt Swider on twitter"
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If they tweet about a drop happening soon from a retailer make sure you log in with your account and update all your address and payment detail. Then when it launches try to check out as fast as you can.

I copped a bundle from gamestop this way after a week of following them.

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27. "HotStock app on my phone worked for me"
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Mon Sep-20-21 06:30 PM by Nodima

  

          

I had it installed just over two weeks in mid-August before I caught a Walgreens drop. I got the disc-drive version so I spent a little more than I wanted to, and if I were patient I probably could've got the disc-less version (Walmart was selling both, alternating, the day I got mine) but I'll just consider that my scalper's fee. And who knows, maybe I'll get into the Criterion Collection at some point or whatever!

Edit: What took some getting used to was it seemed to send out alerts roughly 5-10 minutes before the drop actually happened, so initially it was frustrating seeing alerts at work and immediately seeing a sold out page. But once I finally happened to be home during one it was a pretty painless process honestly.


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28. "Amazon will have some today for Prime customers"
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https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1440294409182928900

  

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30. "I tried, and failed. "
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31. "Again, I'd really recommend HotStock"
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I got 21 notifications about PS5s being available between Saturday and yesterday, and it's beginning to feel like about one day at least every other week that's like that.

I really need to uninstall this app though lol, that was mad annoying.

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32. "Yep - I downloaded the app yesterday. Got HotStock"
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notifications yesterday for Amazon and for PS Direct, clicked immediately, and no luck.

  

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34. "Just keep going for them"
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I got to PS Direct but I didn't have my info saved so I didn't get mine in time.

  

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33. "They're ensuring you want to invest real time & effort in a relationship..."
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35. "I've bought several in the last month"
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it may take some time, but if you join a discord or follow the right people on twitter, you'll know when drops are coming.

have your information autofilled, and don't give up even if you don't get one initially.

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36. "yeah I copped like 4 off of Best Buy this year for friends and family"
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Helped me reach my BB Elite Plus status quick as hell lol

  

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37. "I'm liking the recent releases and PS5 upgrades to PS4 games"
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Got Deathloop last week and paid the $10 upgrade for Death Stranding. PS5 really has it going right now.

  

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40. "Finally finishing Frozen Wilds... the game is beautiful at 60fps.."
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42. "That game is stunningly beautiful even on PS4..."
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I can't even imagine at 60fps on the PS5...

  

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38. "Got me one. PS Direct came through."
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39. "Copped mine today from Best Buy"
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Available for me to pick up next Friday

  

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41. "Pretty seamless install and upgrade."
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I’ve platinum'd all the games that I had a PS5 upgrade for, so I don’t really wanna play them. Kinda hate that my Miles Morales progress didn’t come over but it looks good enough to play through again.

Apparently, I didn’t buy the right version that would come with the original upgraded Spider-Man. Other than that, I need to get some actual PS5 games.

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43. "Finally got one from a Hotstock notification..."
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At least I should have one - I was able to pay for it and it's set for local pickup from Best Buy...hopefully nothing funny happens with them selling the one I bought on the day it's in and I have to get a refund...

  

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47. "I didn't have any trouble picking up the last one I bought there"
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48. "Yep - zero issues. Walked in, picked it up, walked out."
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I was also surprised at how easy it was transferring the save data and games from me and my kids from the PS4 over to the PS5...

  

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44. "I’m glad the controller battery life is better."
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I almost never disconnected the usb cable from my PS4 controller because it would always say “battery low” after a short session.

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45. "Dualsense seems much shorter to me"
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I went from full charge to one bar in like a couple hours the other day playing Ratchet. I was like wth?

  

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46. "I think it depends how much the triggers/rumble are in effect"
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I feel like when I'm playing something that neither thing is really active for like MLB The Show, Red Dead or watching Youtube/movies it lasts for a really long time but I'll be surprised how quick it flashes the low warning when playing something like Returnal or Tsushima.


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59. "Tsushima is showing me how much work this controller is doing."
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Trying to make every gust of wind and every footstep by Jin or the horse, I’m commending the dev team.

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49. "Add me to the list"
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>Literally had it for a week now.
>
>I'm digging it. 4K Blu-rays look amazing.
>
>Spider-Man: Miles Morales was hella fun (beat it last night.
>Just have side missions to do).
>
>Very happy do far.

A buddy sent me an Amazon link last Wednesday afternoon. I made the 'say word?/I don't believe you' face. I clicked the link. It worked immediately without issue and a PS5 showed up at my door 2 days later. All of this was much to my surprise!

I've thought about Ebaying it and then just getting one to keep for myself sometime next year or whatever.

I've thought about copping a 2nd controller, a physical copy of NBA 2k22, a digital copy of Spiderman, and hoping that I just hit some buttons to get Firepro Wrestling, Guilty Gear Strive, and SFV transferred from my PS4.

I KNOW that I'm not selling it to a stranger in person cuz I'm not trying to get clapped over a damn Playstation. Houston keeps a story on the news about silly shit like that for that good ole ooga booga.

Right now, I'm just waiting. I'll decide by the weekend and go from there. I'm leaning towards just keeping it.

  

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50. "Might as well keep it"
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all of the exclusives come out next year. Mine still sitting in the box waiting for Sifu and the new God of War

  

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51. "RE: Might as well keep it"
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>all of the exclusives come out next year. Mine still sitting
>in the box waiting for Sifu and the new God of War

That's kinda where my head's at.

I originally thought about trying to make 'controller and games' money for selling it ebay or whatever safe online/not in person method I could use. But that's counting on someone being thirsty enough to pay a wild amount for it.

Folks seem to be regularly paying 800-ish for a console. But by the time I ship and pay whatever rake ebay takes, I don't know if I'm really all that amped.

And even with that, I'd be right back at waiting around for another easy shot at a PS5. I literally got an Amazon link texted to me the day before Thanksgiving and it worked like I was ordering some socks...no cart drama, no delays, no nothing. It showed up on Black Friday.

  

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52. "Has anyone added an internal SSD to their PS5s yet?"
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I was shocked at how quickly the internal memory filled up just from transferring a few of my PS4 games over...

I'm wondering how easy it is for real life, regular people to open up the PS5 and install an additional SSD...looking at YouTube videos people make it seem easy, but I've never been a "build your own gaming PC" type of person so I'm scared to open it up...

  

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53. "Yes."
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The hardest part was removing the plastic casing surrounding the PS5 itself as it involves sliding the casing off the system. Given that the casing isn't totally symmetrical, it'll take some patience and a decent amount of strength to slide the case off. There are quite a few Youtube videos that detail how to do this without breaking the plastic as this was my biggest fear.

Installing the hard drive itself is very easy. You don't need to have prior experience building PCs to install the hard drive.

If I were you, I would buy a SSD that already comes with a heat sink so you won't have to worry about buying that separately. Look for guides online that list SSD hard drives that come built with heat sinks that are compatible with PS5's specifications.

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54. "Yeah - from the videos I've seen I don't know..."
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>The hardest part was removing the plastic casing surrounding
>the PS5 itself as it involves sliding the casing off the
>system. Given that the casing isn't totally symmetrical, it'll
>take some patience and a decent amount of strength to slide
>the case off.

I REALLY don't like working with mods/equipment on expensive stuff that take a lot of strength to disassemble. I'm a pretty strong guy, and always afraid I'm going to break whatever I'm working with.

  

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55. "Which means you'll have an easier time removing the casing than I did."
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There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

Like I said before, the most important thing is buying a SSD with a heat sink already built on since the PS5 does have specifications to what will fit in the system.

I don't think it even took me five minutes to install the hard drive.

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56. "Good call. I’ll start checking for a good SSD with heat sink. "
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57. "Look at a couple of Youtube videos for removing the case"
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before you actually do it if you still feel uncomfortable. There's a grip of unofficial videos you can look at outside of the official Sony Playstation video for installing the hard drive.

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58. "RE: Has anyone added an internal SSD to their PS5s yet?"
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>I was shocked at how quickly the internal memory filled up
>just from transferring a few of my PS4 games over...
>
>I'm wondering how easy it is for real life, regular people to
>open up the PS5 and install an additional SSD...looking at
>YouTube videos people make it seem easy, but I've never been a
>"build your own gaming PC" type of person so I'm scared to
>open it up...

If most of your games are gonna be ps4 games, you could also do the external drive for those games and wait on the ps5 extra drive until the prices go down a little.

I’m going this route for now.

  

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