Now with both the Xbox One and PS4 announced and on the horizon, late 2013 will be the moment for the next generation of consoles to fully start. All I have to say is: Not that interested to jump into the bandwagon just yet.
After both Sony's OK reveal of the PS4 and Microsoft's rather disastrous show of the Xbox One, my excitement for either console is considerably low. Not precisely of fault on part of the devices, but rather that I feel my time with this generation is not over.
And my claim is not far fetch, you'll see, even though I entered to this generation with the purchase of both my Wii and Xbox 360 in 2007, I am a very slow adopter of games. I buy, on average, 2 games per year. As I live in Latin America, the process to import games was usually tedious and troublesome; and buying games locally is out of the question since a single game can cost me up to 200$ taking into account real exchange rate. For that reason my gaming library is relatively small but each game has been played to its full extent.
Perhaps the biggest reason to not upgrade to a new console is the issue of backwards compatibility, and that's not taking into account possibly high prices for either console. There are still many games I want to play, both AAA titles and XBLA games, plus since my gaming library is mostly single player oriented, is not that I am missing the usually frustrating window of opportunity to get into multiplayer.
Now with new consoles to arrive, the prices of this generation's titles is to progressively go down during the transition period of early adoption. Amazon.com deals are to be sweet: and since now I use a more effective (and convenient) courier system, importing games is less of a hassle.
With the Mass Effect Trilogy, Human Revolution, Bioshock, The Orange Box, End War, GTAIV and Dark Souls, my core single player needs are nicely covered since I can jump back to any of those games, and that's not counting my XBLA titles.
There are still many titles I want to purchase, like Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite, Fallout New Vegas, GTA V, MANY XBLA games. Other games I will burrow from friends include Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Red Dead Redemption, Metro: Last Light, Far Cry 3, Darksiders II.
I still have my Wii plugged to my TV ready to play Super Mario Galaxy and Gamecube classics like the Metroid Prime series, Time Splitters, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Star Fox Adventures, F Zero GX. I still have to play Twilight Princess :P
I am pretty sure the PS4 and Xbox One will be great systems, and I hope the Wii U does well, but for me, I have plenty of games to play, many others to buy. No need to rush.