You need to own more than one console

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#1 Edited by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2004 posts) -

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

#2 Edited by drekula2 (1906 posts) -

I'll stick with my PS4. First-party exclusives these days sucks anyway.

#3 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6187 posts) -

My opinion is still the same about you. You talk shit on the PS4 for months, then suddenly buy one and talk shit on THE ONE.

Now you want everyone to be happy and hold hands in your insecure world.

Go curl up and bite your pillow for a little.

#4 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4835 posts) -

Well you don't need to, especially not these days when your Sony/MS options are so similar in library.

But yeah, it's a good way to go, I always just get them all so I don't miss out on the good exclusives or get stuck with a shit version of a multiplat.

It kind of sucks that you went one console for a few generations, 6th gen and the gens leading up to it were great times to be a multi-console owner. Very diverse libraries and strengths. Sometimes multiplats were completely different games.

#5 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2461 posts) -

No i don't.

I have no use for an x1 or a wii u.

#6 Posted by Sushiglutton (5226 posts) -

I'm good with zero consoles and my backlog for a while :)!

#7 Posted by kinectthedots (1629 posts) -

The wii U will be a worthwhile extra console in the future. The x1 however seems like a waste of money compared to any competing system.

#8 Posted by bforrester420 (1375 posts) -

Well you don't need to, especially not these days when your Sony/MS options are so similar in library.

But yeah, it's a good way to go, I always just get them all so I don't miss out on the good exclusives or get stuck with a shit version of a multiplat.

It kind of sucks that you went one console for a few generations, 6th gen and the gens leading up to it were great times to be a multi-console owner. Very diverse libraries and strengths. Sometimes multiplats were completely different games.

This is my take as well. Honestly, the big exclusive games for Xbone are FPS and TPS, genres in which I have little to no interest. Why spend $900+ tax to own both consoles, plus the extras for additional gamepads, online fees, and (lol) AA batteries just to run the Xbone controllers when there's so much overlap in the software libraries?

I don't have enough time to play all of the games I wanted to play on my lone console from last gen. Gaming isn't my only hobby and I have other financial priorities as well.

#9 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -

When you're a tried and TRUE manticore like me, who is a champion of truth, justice and freedom, you like to post how it is in the REAL world. I won all the consoles so I can do just that and educate users on their potential buying decisions.

Sorry for the real talk so early in the day,m but it just needed to be said.

#10 Edited by DocSanchez (1576 posts) -

I'll be gaming mostly on a single console and PC as always. That console will be PS4. If Xbox 1 finds enough in terms of exclusives to coax me to buy one (and I suspect it will) I'll be picking up one of those too. I also have a Vita and some other devices I occasionally game on. I'm game crazy.

#11 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7050 posts) -

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

#12 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150474 posts) -

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

I kind of see this gen as the opposite. I have all the consoles from the past gen. But unless you really really like MS exclusives.....or Sony exclusives.....either/or will do.

Now that said.....I do plan on picking up a PS4 when there are some games for it. The X1 might be the first console I skip. Most of the MS games are on PC if I do feel the need to get them. And third parties are on both. And of course....Nintendo is by itself. Definitely gamers should have those consoles as a companion moreso than the PS/MS combo.

#13 Posted by DonnaTroy (232 posts) -

Why? When a PlayStation console gives you the best of everything :-\

#14 Edited by bforrester420 (1375 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

I disagree entirely. I would have missed out on the Uncharted series, TLOU, Gran Turismo (review scores be damned), GTA V, MGS IV and a few other exclusives I really enjoyed.

I do agree that you miss out on a lot without a somewhat capable gaming PC. I have an incompetent gaming PC (i5 3550, 4gb RAM (32-bit windows, boo!) GTX 650) but it's enough to play Civ 5 and I can't live without Civ. It's a free PC from work, so I'm limited on my OS choice and power supply, hence the GTX 650.

#15 Edited by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Incorrect.

PC exclusives are pretty much non existent aside from MMO's (which consoles are getting more all the time), most strategy games, and indie games. But consoles are getting more MMO games like PS4 has a few right now and elder scrolls coming soon and indie games are ever growing on the consoles especially playstation 3/4 and vita, hell even minecraft the once great god of PC exclusives is on a lot of consoles.

Consoles have the better crop of exclusive titles with a larger variety. I mean how many games have won game of the year in the past 5 years that were PC exclusive vs console exclusive?

With a PC and a wiiu youll miss a metric ton of great games.

#16 Edited by Gue1 (9570 posts) -

if I didn't do anything else with my life than playing games then owning multiple consoles would be worth it. But right now I only have a PS3 but still have a huge backlog of unplayed games....

#17 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3711 posts) -

Getting all three consoles, both handhelds, maybe a steam machine and ouya, and having a gaming PC is obviously the best choice... however, not everyone has that choice. Then again, for those that don't... I find it hilarious some people talk trash about things they don't own, and have never experienced for themselves... lol

It would be easy for me to say the X1 is a piece of shit, because I have NEVER played one. I'm sure that is NOT the case though. I really have enjoyed BOTH my PS4 and WiiU... that is something I CAN NOT say for last gen. If I like 2 of the 3 chances are I will like all 3. This gen is already looking better than last generation. I called it as I saw it and I was right. Last gen. was a guinea pig generation more about testing new technology, figuring out optimization, and app integration than it was about games. It seems as though the focus has changed though just like I predicted.

After getting my X1.. I will still not compare that console to the other 2. Why? well.... if you have everything then you can use each for what they do best and there is nothing to complain about.

#18 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7050 posts) -

@Gargus said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Incorrect.

PC exclusives are pretty much non existent aside from MMO's (which consoles are getting more all the time), most strategy games, and indie games. But consoles are getting more MMO games like PS4 has a few right now and elder scrolls coming soon and indie games are ever growing on the consoles especially playstation 3/4 and vita, hell even minecraft the once great god of PC exclusives is on a lot of consoles.

Consoles have the better crop of exclusive titles with a larger variety. I mean how many games have won game of the year in the past 5 years that were PC exclusive vs console exclusive?

With a PC and a wiiu youll miss a metric ton of great games.

You will miss out on even more great games with any combination that does not include the PC, though. If I were to combine the PC + Wii library from last gen, it would absolutely demolish the Xbox 360 + PS3 library.

#19 Posted by Joedgabe (5110 posts) -

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Not quite, you can replace the PC with a console like the X1 and the PS4 for next gen if you're not at all interested in strategy games and the indies ( I myself am so i do keep my Pc ofcourse ) also the Wii U is just an opinion. Many of us are already tired of playing mario and Zelda. Would hope for more games on the line of Pikmin and Metroid or something in between that's a new IP but Nintendo just wants to release more Mario and Zelda.

#20 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

PC + PS4 > anything else X1 not required

#21 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7050 posts) -

@Joedgabe said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Not quite, you can replace the PC with a console like the X1 and the PS4 for next gen if you're not at all interested in strategy games and the indies ( I myself am so i do keep my Pc ofcourse ) also the Wii U is just an opinion. Many of us are already tired of playing mario and Zelda. Would hope for more games on the line of Pikmin and Metroid or something in between that's a new IP but Nintendo just wants to release more Mario and Zelda.

You know they just released Pikmin 3 last year, right?

#22 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150474 posts) -

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

PC + PS4 > anything else X1 not required

I can agree with that....but you need Nintendo as well to have everything covered.

#23 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

@Gargus said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Incorrect.

PC exclusives are pretty much non existent aside from MMO's (which consoles are getting more all the time), most strategy games, and indie games. But consoles are getting more MMO games like PS4 has a few right now and elder scrolls coming soon and indie games are ever growing on the consoles especially playstation 3/4 and vita, hell even minecraft the once great god of PC exclusives is on a lot of consoles.

Consoles have the better crop of exclusive titles with a larger variety. I mean how many games have won game of the year in the past 5 years that were PC exclusive vs console exclusive?

With a PC and a wiiu youll miss a metric ton of great games.

You will miss out on even more great games with any combination that does not include the PC, though. If I were to combine the PC + Wii library from last gen, it would absolutely demolish the Xbox 360 + PS3 library.

Incorrect

PS 3 exclusives > Wii exclusives True Story

#24 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7050 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:
@PurpleMan5000 said:

@Gargus said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Incorrect.

PC exclusives are pretty much non existent aside from MMO's (which consoles are getting more all the time), most strategy games, and indie games. But consoles are getting more MMO games like PS4 has a few right now and elder scrolls coming soon and indie games are ever growing on the consoles especially playstation 3/4 and vita, hell even minecraft the once great god of PC exclusives is on a lot of consoles.

Consoles have the better crop of exclusive titles with a larger variety. I mean how many games have won game of the year in the past 5 years that were PC exclusive vs console exclusive?

With a PC and a wiiu youll miss a metric ton of great games.

You will miss out on even more great games with any combination that does not include the PC, though. If I were to combine the PC + Wii library from last gen, it would absolutely demolish the Xbox 360 + PS3 library.

Incorrect

PS 3 exclusives > Wii exclusives True Story

It's pretty close and just comes down to preference, really. The PC exclusives make my statement correct, though.

PC + PS3 would demolish Xbox 360 + Wii. I will give you that.

#25 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

PC + PS4 > anything else X1 not required

I can agree with that....but you need Nintendo as well to have everything covered.

Don't need everything covered not that interested in Mario games. Ratchet and Clank do a well enough job for my Cartoony type game fix and Ratchet > because he's the one with the Gun.

#26 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

No i don't.

I have no use for an x1 or a wii u.

This.

My PS4 and PC fulfill all my gaming needs.

#27 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27403 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

No i don't.

I have no use for an x1 or a wii u.

This.

My PS4 and PC fulfill all my gaming needs.

I'm the same atm, and even with bugger all games on the PS4 i've a huge backlog on the PC and STILL haven't played FIFA that I bought at launch

#28 Posted by Bigboi500 (29401 posts) -

Wii U and PS4 for me. Don't think I'll ever want a Xbox One.

#29 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (7100 posts) -

360, 3DS, and PC.

I'm good.

#30 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13526 posts) -

No, you really don't.

#31 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Only the Xbox One looks interesting right now.

But even then I have more than enough to play on my PC. An interesting game seems to come out every week, but I only buy a new game every couple months or so.

#32 Posted by lostrib (34969 posts) -

that's not a need

#33 Edited by Joedgabe (5110 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@Joedgabe said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Really you just need a PC and Wii U to play the vast majority of all games released and get most of the best exclusives.

Not quite, you can replace the PC with a console like the X1 and the PS4 for next gen if you're not at all interested in strategy games and the indies ( I myself am so i do keep my Pc ofcourse ) also the Wii U is just an opinion. Many of us are already tired of playing mario and Zelda. Would hope for more games on the line of Pikmin and Metroid or something in between that's a new IP but Nintendo just wants to release more Mario and Zelda.

You know they just released Pikmin 3 last year, right?

that's why i said on the line of those games or something in between or just something in between, the only thing interesting in the Wii U for me atm would be pikmin and the Wonderful 101. While those don't make me wanna buy a Wii U for them it's a step in the right direction for some one like me that's just tired of too much mario.

#34 Edited by blackace (20375 posts) -

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

True Gamers unit. I'll be playing all those games as well once they are released. Only PC games I'll be getting in the near future are Path of Exile, Torchlight 2, Star Citizen & EverQuest Next.

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@Heil68 said:

When you're a tried and TRUE manticore like me, who is a champion of truth, justice and freedom, you like to post how it is in the REAL world. I won all the consoles so I can do just that and educate users on their potential buying decisions.

Sorry for the real talk so early in the day,m but it just needed to be said.

You're a Manticore with Cow intentions. lol!!

#35 Edited by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -

I'm still gaming through my PS3 backlog, no idea how I could handle any more games than that.

#36 Posted by blackace (20375 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

PC + PS4 > anything else X1 not required

I can agree with that....but you need Nintendo as well to have everything covered.

Not really. Wii U can be gotten 5-6 years into the generation really. There are only a few key games to get on that system. With PS4 & XBox One, there will be major must have exclusives, but must better online gaming than on the Wii U. All you need is a PS4 & XBox One and a PC if for a few key exclusives. That's enough for this generation.

#37 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

I can see myself owning all except for the Xbox One. I just don't agree with the philosophy with what it was built. I don't care about the Kinect, and I don't even think I have enough space to actually make good use of it. I also don't like that it's bundled in. Also, I never really cared about Xbox exclusives. I don't find Halo very fun, and now that the original developer is making a multiplat, I have less reason to care. Also, Titanfall is on PC too.

#38 Edited by Basinboy (11068 posts) -

You don't need two consoles. But you are missing out on a lot of game experiences by not owning more than one dedicated gaming device (slash PC).

#39 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26569 posts) -

PC, PS4, One, WiiU, Vita, 3DS.

Yep, I'm good.

#40 Posted by 2Chalupas (5025 posts) -

Nah. You're definitely doing it wrong if your two consoles are PS4/Xbox 1 - and you left out the Wii-U.

I bought a 360 at the end of the gen after starting with PS3, and I basically had to force myself to play it to justify the purchase. I didn't even really like Gears either - so that basically means I bought the console for Forza/Halo. It's sad that 90% of the games I have on my 360 ended up being multiplats - that I easily could have just bought on my PS3. Next gen, with PS4 looking to have superior multiplats - there will be even less reason to own both consoles. Of course I have Witcher 2, Deathsmiles, and a bunch of arcade games not available on PS3. So it wasn't a TOTAL waste, but I certainly am glad I didn't buy a 360 earlier and waste more money on it (and most likely would have RROD' by now).

However I could see myself getting a Wii-U as a 2nd console - just for the top 15-20 games that will end up being exclusive to that platform. Wii-U is a joke as a main console, however as a 2nd console I like the idea of a Wii-U 1000x better than an Xbox One.

#41 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I only need one console. Buying a second would be a complete waste of money for me.

#42 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

I think ps4 and Wii u is the best combo this gen

#43 Posted by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

I'm not buying a glorified cable box. I'll stick with my PS4.

#44 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5537 posts) -

The way I see it, you need a PC + secondary system. The PC obviously gets the best version of most games, has the biggest number of exclusives, and has the best variety of any platform. You buy the secondary system for the few types of experiences that you just can't get on PC.

My secondary system of choice is the 3DS because of all the good JRPGs on it, plus Nintendo's first party output on it has been pretty consistent so far.

#45 Posted by Vatusus (4498 posts) -

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:
You need to own more than one console

No I dont.

#46 Edited by blackace (20375 posts) -

@Dreams-Visions said:

PC, PS4, One, WiiU, Vita, 3DS.

Yep, I'm good.

Stop copying me. I'll add XBox 360 & PS3 until some better PS4 & XB1 games get released.

Good to go.

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@Vatusus said:

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS

said:

You need to own more than one console

No I dont.

The poor and non True Gamers need not apply.

Being a True Gamer is not for everyone.

#47 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (5843 posts) -

Yeah I'm not sure... I currently own both, but I think I could go with just one for a whole generation. I started out last gen with both, but then stuck with PS3. If I start playing one more than the other, I'll probably get rid of one.

#48 Posted by Draign (593 posts) -

They are both great consoles whether people hate the fact or not. The only game I really despise is Drive Club, and that still has a chance to be redeemed.

#49 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

@blackace said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Shielder7 said:

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Guys I know this is system wars and it's sole purpose is to those who only own a single console a way to defend their choice and bash the other platforms. However, after spending the last few generations as a single console owner, I have to say that owning both the X1 and PS4 is going to give me all of the gaming goodness I can handle. I mean I get to play Halo 5, Titanfall, The Order 1886, Drive Club, MLB The Show 14 and Quantum Break. I don't have to make any choices and neither should you. Your opinions?

PC + PS4 > anything else X1 not required

I can agree with that....but you need Nintendo as well to have everything covered.

Not really. Wii U can be gotten 5-6 years into the generation really. There are only a few key games to get on that system. With PS4 & XBox One, there will be major must have exclusives, but must better online gaming than on the Wii U. All you need is a PS4 & XBox One and a PC if for a few key exclusives. That's enough for this generation.

I can't really think of anything on the Xbox one that's not on or coming to PC.

#50 Edited by Speak_Low (970 posts) -

The ones that will be going multiconsole the most are Sheep. Just look at that console they bought and the support for it one year later lol

Nintendo is a rip off company