What’s that, PlayStation Kid? You’re all excited because the PS Store has finally discounted that slightly above average triple-A game from two years ago to the borderline-gift price of £20, for a whole week? You weak, deluded fool. Oh how laughable it is to see you eagerly queue up for a stout kick in the pants, believing like a giddy rube that you’re actually getting a good deal.
Those committed to the One True Platform know that a ‘sale’ such as that is a no more than a slap in the face. The Righteous ignored that very same game upon its (slightly delayed) launch for their machine, when it cost that very same £20 at full price. You waited, biding your time. You filled that time by cracking on with the growing bounty of other cheaply-bought, never-played games padding out your library, until the arrival of the next REAL SALE. At that point, as the PlayStation Kid joyfully throws away the money that The Wise Chosen previously refused to pay, the Fortunate Enlightened buy that same game for almost literally beans, before callously tossing it onto the pile, with all the other cheap, disposable detritus, ready to fill the waiting period until yet another sale, long, long into the future.