Before I disclose what I bought this week, let me share with you guys a short story based on true events.
About 25 years ago in a sleepy town of Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the parents of a 15-year-old boy bought him his first PlayStation console. It was one of the most memorable days of his life.
The teenager played many classic games on the console that brought great joy to him. He felt transported to a virtual world filled with excitement, adventure, and drama.
Being accustomed to playing pixelated games in Atari 2500, FamiCom, and Sega, the PlayStation offered a wonderful new gaming experience to him in 3D.
Now let's fast-forward the story by about 5 years, and now in Karachi, Pakistan, the parents of the teenager who was now a young adult bought him a PlayStation 2 console, which upgraded his gaming experience, providing hours of pure entertainment for the next four years.
But tragedy struck - at least for the boy it felt tragic - as he nor his parents could afford the next iteration of PlayStation, released in 2006.
He watched with wishful thinking as fellow gamers posted pics on forums such as PakGamers of playing games on their latest PS3 console on big HDTV screens.
Alas! He could not afford the high-priced console nor the original games.
He forgot all about the virtual world of consoles, and his life flew by as he gained achievements in the real life - a bachelor then a master’s degree, a job, new car, marriage, second sedan car, kids, and more for which he greatly thanked Allah Almighty.
Again let's fast-forward to 2021, the boy who has now grown up into an adult at last fulfilled his youthful dream of owning a PlayStation 3 - 15 years after its release.
And now today thanks again to Almighty Allah he bought his very first "original" PlayStation 5.
And you might have guessed by now who that boy was?
Yep, it was me
Here are some pics of my latest purchase...enjoy!