We had never seen such a complicated debut. The only game console that in normal times has literally disappeared from stores for months and months was the Nintendo Wii, hardware that however had a peculiarity that PlayStation 5 e Xbox Serie X they don’t have: everyone wanted it, gamers and casual audiences who until then had been satisfied with the simplest mobile games. However, the new Sony and Microsoft consoles have to deal with a very particular situation, the one dictated by the Covid-19 emergency which has actually slowed down production and subsequently distribution in the various world markets.
The result is a general shortage that is driving fans crazy, all those people who really couldn’t wait to get their hands on these new powerful hardware and their exclusive games that in one case simply aren’t there, let’s talk about Xbox, and in the other are not really exclusive, and we refer to the Sony proposal. Consequently, even if it is hard to run out of the last and most awaited toy just around Christmas, a probable risk but not yet certain, it must be said that those who will not be able to buy a PlayStation 5 or one Xbox Serie X you won’t lose much. What is debuting is in fact a very particular next-gen, designed in the name of continuity, and which will take about six months before offering users really interesting products, inextricably linked to the new graphic features and more.
As we said, Microsoft proposes a console that at the moment does not put anything on the plate that cannot be played on the previous Xboxes, it being understood that the Xbox Series S is not at all impossible to find and that even if there had been Halo Infinite this would be playable anywhere. Sony instead he already has games on the shelves exclusively for his PlayStation 5, but they are games that in some ways you can do very well without. Demon’s Souls, as good as it is, it is always a remake of a game with over ten years on its shoulders, which many fans of the series have probably already played; Spider-Man Miles Morales, contrary to what was announced in the first instance, it was also made available on the two PlayStation 4, where it runs more than with dignity. On PlayStation 5 there is also Sackboy Adventure, that’s true, but it’s certainly not the game that makes you run to the store and pay 499 Euros.
Although in our opinion new stocks will continue to arrive non-stop in stores, digital and otherwise, the thought of not being able to buy an X Series or a Ps5 in the next few weeks should not put you down. You’re not missing out on who knows what, and in 2021, when some really cool games finally come out, finding a new console in stores will be as easy as buying a PlayStation 4 today.
Good hunting for those who will not give up, and good waiting for those who prefer to wait for the most opportune moment.