I guess I have been doing this for so long, since Atari, I think it's pretty normal. I really can't remember a major console launch that hasn't been kinda crummy. There always seems to be issues of some sort. I think my biggest issue with system launches is the artificial demand. All the companies know, it's better to sell out and have ticked off fans. Rather than having enough and having systems sitting around. So keep that supply down so you can say "our system sold out in minutes!" Nintendo is the king at this, but they all do it. So I'm a 9 to 12 months after launch kind of guy.
The resellers are a huge problem for sure. Everyone now is trying to make that quick buck from price gauging. The new xbox is being listed for a grand to $1500. People see this, then say, I want some of that! Of course no one really bothers to check that they aren't really selling at that price. That's why I just wish the video game companies would just hold off till you have enough to meet demand. It's all about the social media headlines. It's a shame, but that's why I wait.The new consoles are terrible this time though. They are never in stock and if they are online they are gone in seconds because of bots. Unless your lucky or incredibly driven the odds are against you.
I got luckily to score my PS5 in the original batch of preorders. But agreed its been a pain. I got tired of waiting for the 3080 so I bought a 2070 super and started the Step Up process for EVGA. Atleast I know I'm in line for a 3080.The new consoles are terrible this time though. They are never in stock and if they are online they are gone in seconds because of bots. Unless your lucky or incredibly driven the odds are against you. Also noticed a huge line at my Best Buy, I go there and its a line for PS5's, I'm getting to old to figure out how people divine how to get this info when they get new stock these days.
Its also bad on the PC side, both Nvidia and AMD graphic card launches have been deplorable as has the new Ryzen cpu's and we all should refuse to pay ransom from scalpers.
On a brighter note, AC Valhalla has been a blast, I'm enjoying the hell out of it, Its a little grindy, thats a legit complaint but I'm loving the story composition and how it relates to the series. Still only at 20% but I really haven't played much.
Some good Black Friday deals to add to my huge backlog, great Switch discounts on Nintendo first party games which just don't happen often so I'm picking up what I can.
Have a great holiday everyone, be healthy be safe!
This is a stupid move...BS
Doom Eternal on Switch has not been cancelled, but is now a digital-only release which may have cancelled some pre-orders by mistake.www.ign.com
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