The fundamental issue here, they are so expensive and yet they offer nothing dramatically different to the older consoles, and nothing over PC gaming except some exclusives, in terms of the next 6-12 months will be dog crap in comparison.
Was looking online today to consider a PS4 or X1....
PS4 - £350
Playstation Plus £35
Extra Controller £55
1 Game - £49-59 (WTF IS THIS?)
Total = Nearly £500.
I can get a IPS monitor and a damn high end graphics card that will last and beat these consoles for the next 3-4 years for that damn price. along with cheaper games.... and allround still better multiplayer, service options ect.
Same story for Xbox only total it to £570.
an IPS monitor and a damn graphics card would give you more games and an overall much better quality feeling.
I mean my god my current 2 year old graphic card plays Battlefield 4 better than these next gen consoles.
Why early adopt? why support £50-60 game prices?
Why support paying monthly for online with no control or benefits from it? (over said pc competition).
Console games? ok 1st party. but remember steam consoles next year, so you even potentially lose the console-multiplat advantage. a game built for steam is a game playable on all steam devices, e.g steam console and pc alike.
these consoles. WHAT ARE THEY FOR?