Anybody Else Decided To Hold Back On Buying The PS4?

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#1 Posted by The_Kryptonian (9 posts) -

I'm originally a PS1, PS2 owner then went to Xbox 360 and now a PS3 owner. In the past I have generally preordered and bought the systems on Launch day or shortly after it. 

However this time around I have decided I'm going to wait probably a few months to a year, before possibly investing in a PS4. 

At current I have 50 games for my PS3, many which I haven't even had time to complete yet, but the biggest put off the PS4 is for me. Is the inability to backwards compatibility games on the PS4, which is a major reason I'm holding back. 

I did hear a couple of months back Sony might release a second or third generation PS4, that might allow PS3 backwards compatbility for games. Which I might decide to wait and see if that happens. 

I know a lot of people won't be bother if the PS4 doesn't play PS3 games as well, but is anybody else like me deciding to hold back for the time on getting the PS4?

#2 Posted by marcheegsr (2429 posts) -

I wish I had the willpower like you to wait.

It's probably a better decision because you will get better deals and could find ps4 games for cheaper when they are used or people selling on cragislist, etc.

I also have a huge backlog of games to play for the ps3, BUT I will be getting ps4 at launch. Not to mention games I still have to get for ps3 that come out before christmas.

#3 Posted by The_Kryptonian (9 posts) -

I wish I had the willpower like you to wait.

It's probably a better decision because you will get better deals and could find ps4 games for cheaper when they are used or people selling on cragislist, etc.

I also have a huge backlog of games to play for the ps3, BUT I will be getting ps4 at launch. Not to mention games I still have to get for ps3 that come out before christmas.

 

marcheegsr

 

I don't always have the willpower with everything lol, yep me too, waiting for Saints Row IV tomorrow, GTA V next month, then Batman Arkham Origins and Watch Dogs :)

#4 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

[QUOTE="marcheegsr"]

I wish I had the willpower like you to wait.

It's probably a better decision because you will get better deals and could find ps4 games for cheaper when they are used or people selling on cragislist, etc.

I also have a huge backlog of games to play for the ps3, BUT I will be getting ps4 at launch. Not to mention games I still have to get for ps3 that come out before christmas.

The_Kryptonian

I don't always have the willpower with everything lol, yep me too, waiting for Saints Row IV tomorrow, GTA V next month, then Batman Arkham Origins and Watch Dogs :)

I can't wait for GTA V its gonna be sweet.

#5 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
Lack of an extra $399 + tax help me hold back; along with few launch titles I want.
#6 Posted by TwistedShade (3120 posts) -

Probably going to cancel my preorder. Had it fully payed off at Gamestop but now that I look into it more most of the launch games I preordered (BF4, Watch Dogs, AC4) I may as well just buy on PC. 

#7 Posted by JimmiCottam (106 posts) -
I'm going to wait until I've graduated University until I consider buying one. It'll give me a chance to save up some moneys
#8 Posted by FinalFighters (1313 posts) -
yep, im holding back - but only because none of the launch games interest me.
#9 Posted by Stargazer1293 (11 posts) -
As a broke college student who isn't completely wowed by the launch lineup, I'm holding off until I have both the time and money to put into a PS4. That said, my willpower will probably break down when Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3 are released.
#10 Posted by starwarsjunky (24690 posts) -
nope. it'll be sitting by my door on Nov 15. :D
#11 Posted by SoNin360 (5198 posts) -
I don't see a reason to get one right away. I'm not blown away by any of the exclusives, and I can wait a while on the other games while I'm going through my backlog on the PS3 in the meantime.
#12 Posted by bbkkristian (14732 posts) -
yep, im holding back - but only because none of the launch games interest me.FinalFighters
Same here. And it fits for me financially. That is unless my family surprises me by getting me it for my birthday.
#13 Posted by Young_Charter (19800 posts) -
I have one pre ordered already, but I am still thinking about it
#14 Posted by midway_nights (575 posts) -

The thing is one day or another we will have to buy and then salute play station.

so it doesnt matter if you buy it on launch day or this christmas or next year.

i would say if you got money to spend for christmas whats better than to invest in a gaming console?

#15 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7321 posts) -

I've had a PS3 for a year and a half.

I have like, 10 games.

There's NO way I'll be getting a PS4 for at least 2-3 years, I haven't scratched the surface of PS3's library.

#16 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18330 posts) -
I wish I could hold off for a year to play my PS3 backlog.. but I can't. Day One buy.. with 6 or so games already paid off. I'll keep my ps3 and slowly work through those games.. or maybe I won't.. time will tell.
#17 Posted by Spellingiscool (1450 posts) -
Yeah I'm waiting. Other than Killzone the lineup is rather weak.
#18 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (558 posts) -

Already have it paid off.

#19 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

Backlog on PS3, Steam, and PS2 is too big. Probably won't get one until at year after launch. Maybe sooner.....

#20 Posted by AzelKosMos (34194 posts) -

I'm originally a PS1, PS2 owner then went to Xbox 360 and now a PS3 owner. In the past I have generally preordered and bought the systems on Launch day or shortly after it. 

However this time around I have decided I'm going to wait probably a few months to a year, before possibly investing in a PS4. 

At current I have 50 games for my PS3, many which I haven't even had time to complete yet, but the biggest put off the PS4 is for me. Is the inability to backwards compatibility games on the PS4, which is a major reason I'm holding back. 

I did hear a couple of months back Sony might release a second or third generation PS4, that might allow PS3 backwards compatbility for games. Which I might decide to wait and see if that happens. 

I know a lot of people won't be bother if the PS4 doesn't play PS3 games as well, but is anybody else like me deciding to hold back for the time on getting the PS4?

The_Kryptonian
I don't understand this complaint. Will buying a PS4 make your 3 vanish somehow? Just keep it. I have a PS4 happily preordered. It will be my only console this gen. Most likely will get Killzone ( never liked them but this one looks awesome) Watchdogs and Driveclub (free with PSN+.
#21 Posted by Boddicker (2272 posts) -

I definitely want one but I graduate college the exact same day as the PS4 is being released. :cry:

I have to move back home, start my internship, find a place to live, take over a car note, pay rent, etc. The earliest I'll be able to get one is mid-2014. That's ok though. I'll have the new XCOM: Enemy Within expansion to keep me busy.

I'm wary of buying launch consoles anyways. After this gen's RROD and YLOD fiascos I'm not sure what to think.

#22 Posted by cosmicwave (1237 posts) -
Won't be getting it until next year. Too many good games coming out on ps3, FFX, beyond two souls, killer is dead, GTAV...
#23 Posted by Namgis (3570 posts) -

I decided not to buy until it receives a price cut. Came to that conclusion when I took a long hard look at my backlog. At least 50 now that I haven't played yet. Another 15-20 I am going to pick up. 3-5 more that haven't released yet. Why would I want to buy a new console for 1 or 2 games that look 'nice'? I can use that extra funds to upgrade my TV/Theatre set up.

#24 Posted by vpacalypse (545 posts) -

Current gen = better value, more games, potentially better gameplay till the developers get a hold of next gen.

I'd rather wait 2-3 year when a price drop is out/ more games/ services ready to use.

I'll get next gen when it's ready.

#25 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Me. But only because there are still +50 games that I still need to play on the amazing Playstation 3.

#26 Posted by -Fromage- (10509 posts) -
if I do get one it will be a few years down the road. I'm still plenty happy with my PS3 and got plenty of games to play and ones to go back for.
#27 Posted by toughtrasher (244 posts) -

Nah, I'm getting it on launch day. 

#28 Posted by Serial_Killa (0 posts) -

Why wait? I'm going in balls and all.

#29 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

Ps4 launch line up is very weak.

#30 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

I'm waiting, as well. Just for different reasons. I'm going to be way too busy October - January, so I'll prob pick up a PS4 right after.

#31 Posted by cooldust (3283 posts) -
No way, 7-8 years with the PS3 is plenty! PS4 is about 2 years overdue at this point.... Still love and will continue to play my PS3 but I cant wait to get my 4. I know you will see hundreds of "Do you wish you waited?" threads at launch though.
#32 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

I was planning to, but then I couldn't help myself and pre-ordered it

#33 Posted by MarcRecon (5391 posts) -

The price of the PS4 is what got me sold...other then that I would be waiting also. I had planned on getting an extra current-gen console for my spare room but when I saw the price of the PS4, I decided that was wasn't a big gap in cost.

#34 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

I was planning to, but then I couldn't help myself and pre-ordered it

Venom_Raptor

I thought u we're going to buy a xbox one.

#35 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

Other than Killzone, don't know what else I would get. Would rather wait for a better opportunity.

#36 Posted by Videodogg (12548 posts) -
I wish I could hold off for a year to play my PS3 backlog.. but I can't. Day One buy.. with 6 or so games already paid off. I'll keep my ps3 and slowly work through those games.. or maybe I won't.. time will tell.Rattlesnake_8
Same here. My PS3 games are not going anywhere.
#37 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

[QUOTE="Venom_Raptor"]

I was planning to, but then I couldn't help myself and pre-ordered it

sukraj

 

I thought u we're going to buy a xbox one.

What made you think that?

#38 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20389 posts) -

i'm sure i'll buy one; it just won't be at launch. it really comes down to games and gaikai.

the launch lineup has a few games i'd like to try like hohokum and planetside 2, but it's nothing i can't wait on. there will be a lot more releases later on that will make me more eager to get new hardware.

gaikai might be an even bigger issue. sony is forcing ps+ in order to pay for gaikai, but the service won't be up at launch. it's a stupid policy and i'd much rather wait to see what i'm buying before i pay for it.

#39 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8574 posts) -

I'm difinitely holding back on PS4. There are no launch games of any interest to me and I wish to avoid the chance of having a faulty launch system. Besides, My other consoles are jam packed with releases that I'll end up with more games than I can deal with for the rest of this year.

I may break down and buy the PS4 when inFAMOUS Second Son releases though. I love that series.

#40 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

I'm waiting for Second Son and Destiny.

#41 Posted by AutoPilotOn (7935 posts) -
I am getting one on launch for sure. Why wait? The price isn't going anywhere for a long time.
#42 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

I am getting one on launch for sure. Why wait? The price isn't going anywhere for a long time.AutoPilotOn
Lack of interesting games.

#43 Posted by MiguelNoche (161 posts) -

I've had a PS3 for a year and a half.

I have like, 10 games.

There's NO way I'll be getting a PS4 for at least 2-3 years, I haven't scratched the surface of PS3's library.

AvatarMan96
Oh man, and you have so many great games to play AND you'll get them so inexpensively now.
#44 Posted by bobaban (10519 posts) -
I am waiting for a few reasons, and I'm usually an launch buyer: 1. Paying for online 2. Waiting for a price drop 3. Potential Faulty System Design (Got burned by YLOD) 4. Lack of TRULY great games at launch 5. I mainly play fighting games anyway and it will be awhile before they make it on next gen
#45 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25417 posts) -
I'll soon have GTAV and about 10 other games to finish. And then Dark Souls II. Imma wait.
#46 Posted by DemonicBrew (9 posts) -
yeah i was going to get one but thinking about it ill just wait til more games come out and i finish all my games i have not played yet.
#47 Posted by blueboxdoctor (2396 posts) -

I'll be getting the PS4 and keeping my PS3 for Dark Souls 2, Beyond Two Souls, and possibly GTA V if it eventually doesn't make the leap to next gen.

True, waiting probably is a good idea for deals and all that, but I want to get into KZ and AC4 on next gen, and I just want to get a new system.

#48 Posted by punisher1 (3201 posts) -

I have one preordered but might cancel it and just wait a year or so. First wave games for any system are always average at best. And I have a feeling GTA 5 with DLC will end up on the PS4 next year. So why not get it then.

#49 Posted by noobbreaker (86 posts) -

I got to hold off and show some discpline I have So so many ps3 and pc game to play!

#50 Posted by psi_kick (37 posts) -

Generally it's a game that gets me to buy a system. Unless something comes out on the PS4 that I can't get for the PS3 or is vastly superior to the PS3 version, I may never get one. I might wait for the PS5. I wouldn't be surprised if all the hype about how good the sales of the next gen systems are going to be is wrong.