Are you trying to buy the PlayStation 4 game console before Christmas? Then, without knowing it, you might have joined a group of millions of gamers who might currently be experiencing “learned helplessness” as you read this.
According to Dr. Martin Seligman (an American psychologist), learned helplessness is a psychological condition in which human beings stop all goal-seeking behavior because of a perceived lack of control over the outcome of any given situation. With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, and the latest PlayStation 4 news being that it is completely sold-out everywhere, learned helplessness might actually be the biggest challenge gamers are facing nowadays, a test far tougher than those typically encountered in “BioShock Infinite”, “Dragon’s Crown” and “Tomb Raider”, to name just a few Sony popular video games.
But learned helplessness is not an adequate answer to the PS4 shortage problem. The biggest obstacles in life are not to be found in unfortunate events, but on how people construct their views of reality through dysfunctional thought processes and language, according to another famous psychologist: Dr. Albert Ellis (1907-2007). To put it in another words: “Pessimism never won any battle”, as Dwight David Eisenhower (American 34th President) once said.
So what are the latest weapons PlayStation 4 gamers should acquire if they are to win the real-life quest of acquiring the most sought-after electronic treasure of the decade? Guess what: as in a classic PS4 game, the tools at your disposal must be electronic as well.
Because life is full of surprises, sometimes powerful tools and resources do appear in the most unsuspected places. That’s when Wiialerts enters the stage. Originally designed to track down the once elusive Nintendo Wii (back in the days when it was very hard to find), Wiialerts.com now scans online stores such as GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart, and then sends you a text with the latest news about PlayStation 4’s availability as soon as this or any consumer electronics you might be searching for is back in stock. Yes: the PlayStation 4 (Wii’s rival) included in the equation.
This modern-day approach of surviving in the wild allows you to “beat the crowd”, as once happened when Best Buy recently found some PlayStation 4 consoles and made them available to the public (they were gone after just nine minutes: the latest news travel faster than light). Given the competitive edge Wiialert provides to its subscribers, it is more than probable that those lucky few who got the chance of buying a “sold-out” PS4 heard the news via the aforementioned website champion.
Wiialert, however, is not your only option to fight back the so-dreaded “sold-out” news headline. Like any mysterious vigilante out of a dark and exciting PlayStation 4 game, Wiialert does have a couple of powerful sidekicks by its side: Zoolert.com and NowInStock.net. Because these sites work exactly the same way as Wiilalert, suffice us to say that signing up to all three online services would be the best advice to those who still hope to get a PS4 before Santa Claus comes to town.
So what are you waiting for? That there is still a real chance to own a PlayStation 4 before 2014 must be a great reason to overcome any learned-helplessness inclination, in favor of a more productive and successful mindset. The latest PS4 news this week are that you might still be able to buy a PlayStation 4 in an “out of stock” world. After all, isn’t overcoming all adversities the goal of any true PlayStation 4 gamer?