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Guy Buys PS5 For His Gaming Buddy So They Can Continue To Play Together

Guy Buys PS5 For His Gaming Buddy So They Can Continue To Play Together

As you're probably aware, the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 is finally here - and one gamer has gone above and beyond to ensure he's got his favourite gaming buddy to play with on the new console.

Reddit user ghost_knight1121 revealed that when his pal and gaming buddy of 15 years couldn't get his hands on the new console, he stepped in and saved the day.

Sharing a photo of himself alongside his friend - and the all-important PS5 - he wrote: "Been gaming with this dude for 15 years. Since Rainbow Six Vegas on 360.

"I have some good gaming memories with him. He tried but couldn't get one. Little did he know I was able to get him one. Looking forward to playing another generation with him."

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Not all heroes wear capes, eh?

In the comments, he explained that his friend was unable to pre-order one of the sell-out consoles.

But says he managed to 'get lucky' while doing his own pre-order and snapped up two of them; one of which he was very generously able to hand over to his friend.

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As you can imagine, the kind gesture was a big hit with Reddit users, with one person writing: "This is so sweet. I wish I had a friendship like this, cherish it my friend."

Another added: "Wholesome! Wishing you guys many more happy years of gaming."

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While a third wrote: "This right here is what we need more of in this world."

The console launched in the UK today (19 November), but has been available in the US since last week.

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Those lucky enough to get hold of one, like our two friends above, will be feeling pretty smug now as they're currently on sale for as much as $1,999 (£1,515) on eBay.

The standard RRP for the new console is $499 (£499.99 in the UK), but it seems demand is so high some people are selling them for two or three times the price.

Speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat about launching the PS5 during a pandemic, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said the console's release has been 'a rollercoaster'.

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He said: "The most extraordinary thing is all of this has taken place in 2020. The one thing I've learned is I'll never do this again in a pandemic."

Ryan added that the company has been 'astonished' by the level of pre-orders, continuing: "We're making more PS5's in this difficult environment then we made PS4s in that launch. If people are unable to find one at launch, we're very sorry and apologetic about that.

"They can rest assured we're working really hard to get significant supplies into the market before and after Christmas."

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Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]