Should I buy a Ps4?

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#1 Posted by Unique-Warrior (25 posts) -

I was thinking of buying a Ps4, but I already have an Xbox One and it's no problem for me, I actually like it. Many of my friends are planing to buy Ps4's so I might aswell. I've watched Phil Spencer's interview about becoming the head of Xbox, and his plans for the future, and I believe in him, so now I'm stuck on whether I should buy a Ps4 or stay with only an Xbox one and see what the future holds. I ask for no fanboy non sense, although this is in "Playstation Discussion" lol. I've asked the same question to one of the PS agents, and all they said was "buy it and enjoy" which didn't really help me decide.

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#2 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

A word of a man whos actions will take a few years to take effect... or a console already on that course?

Get both over time is the best answer.

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#3 Posted by SoNin360 (6747 posts) -

That's really something you have to research on your own. The main thing it comes down to is the games you're interested in playing, which we don't know the quantity of. If you're more interested in other features, the Xbox One probably already has you covered in that area. In the long run, it's definitely not a bad idea to get a PS4 as there should be plenty of great exclusives in the future. Again, it's just up to whether or not you have interest in the PS4s current library or what is known of its future library.

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#4 Posted by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

Are you interested in Infamous second son and future playstation exclusives? If the answer is yes than get one.

I think its a really good value at $399 for what your getting. Try to get the Infamous bundle.

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#5 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3185 posts) -

@unique-warrior: There's really one simple answer. Look at the games only coming to Playstation 4. If you want to spend 400$ to play those games, then you should get a ps4. If you want a bunch of strangers to talk you into it, you probably just want an excuse to spend money.

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#6 Posted by Twizded (773 posts) -

If you like RPGs, definitly get a PS4. It's going to have alot more than X1. I bought it for the MMOs and better controller. The touch pad makes all the difference.

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#7 Posted by Carl_W21 (2021 posts) -

If you do and if your not already....sign up to PS+

I think main factors are money and future usage.

For me, I could buy one now....but....I have PS3 games, games on Steam, just got a 3DS XL, 360 games that I want to get through before I get a PS4.

If the money is there and you know you will use it, then....Why not ?

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#8 Posted by juboner (1183 posts) -

Wait for E3 and see whats in store for both consoles nuf said

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#9 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

Should I go take a shit, should I go to the movies tonight? Should I go wash my car, what happens if it rains though?

No offense but this is a stupid question. No one here can tell you whether or not you should buy a PS4, open up another browser and do some research on the console and the games it has to offer, and than decide.

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#10 Edited by ewalthour (841 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: amen ...I get tired of this question. Do your own research like o did before getting my ps4 day one release. No there are no exclusives now to compare and say it's better than xbox one but it is a more powerful system and the exclusives are co ing and I love the new controller.

Second son isn't a system seller as far as overall gameplay besides maybe graphics from what I have read but neither is forza(which I played) now titanfall without offline play). No one will know which system will have the best games but I do know which is the best system for games ...ps4 of course. Too many developers admit by specs and hands on with both sysyems that xbox one will never match ps4 and not just in resolutions.

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#11 Posted by GTR12 (12955 posts) -

Buy it and enjoy.

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#12 Posted by ShangTsung7 (250 posts) -

i would.. tho i will tell you its nothing special, so don't be expecting some jaw dropping masterpiece of a console, its not that impressive but compared to the xb1 its easily the better choice of the two, and since the only other option is the WiiU its worth purchasing a ps4 console to stay in the game.

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#13 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2784 posts) -

I own both consoles as well. I think the only way to answer your question is for you to ask yourself what games that are coming only to the PS4 are you interested in? I personally have enjoyed KZSF(campaign, the MP SUX hard), Knack(fun game despite what the trolls on here say and don't pay attention to the reviews), Resogun while not at all a system seller is a nice throw back to the games of 30 years ago like Defender and it looks amazing! Infamous Second Son is a fun, super hero type game, also not a system seller in my mind, but a very good game. I think that MLB The Show 14 will sell some consoles as it is the only baseball game out there. Future games like The Last of Us(for those of us who didn't play it on the PS3), The Order 1886, Drive Club, Deep Down and whatever E3 brings to us will also be worthy purchases. Also remember that the PS4 is home to better versions of almost every multiplat and that will continue with Watch Dogs, Destiny and others!

The bottom line is that owning both consoles is the way to go ultimately. That way you don't miss out on anything and you will never wonder if you made the right or wrong choice!

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#14 Edited by CTR360 (8528 posts) -

go for it i buy PS4

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#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@unique-warrior: depends on what you want to do with it. Sony is going to make more exclusive games. So if you want more experiences compared to the Xbox, then buy the PS4. but if you mostly buy third party games. Stick with the Xbox unless you really care about resolution

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#16 Edited by dipdish (876 posts) -

If I were in the States, I'd have bought it as soon as it hit the stores. Since it's so cheap there, I would not even think about it. Yet, it's expensive in some countries, thus we wait a tad to get it cheaper. I can buy it online for about 500$ here. Everyday it gets relatively cheaper.

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#17 Posted by elkoldo (1800 posts) -

Not until Naughty Dog and/or Quantic Dream make something for it :P

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#18 Edited by deactivated-59cda6205cc59 (122 posts) -

By all means, yes you should.

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#19 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

I have all the current machines (Xbone, PC, 3DS, Wii U, Vita, PS4, 360, PS3, Wii, etc).

@unique-warrior said:

I was thinking of buying a Ps4, but I already have an Xbox One and it's no problem for me, I actually like it. Many of my friends are planing to buy Ps4's so I might aswell. I've watched Phil Spencer's interview about becoming the head of Xbox, and his plans for the future, and I believe in him, so now I'm stuck on whether I should buy a Ps4 or stay with only an Xbox one and see what the future holds. I ask for no fanboy non sense, although this is in "Playstation Discussion" lol. I've asked the same question to one of the PS agents, and all they said was "buy it and enjoy" which didn't really help me decide.

There's your problem. You buy into PR and marketing, you shouldn't do that. It's going to take a LONG time to produce, and that's even if he's sincere.

Let history and facts be your guide. PS4 is cheaper, more powerful, PS+ gives you games every month and it's $10 cheaper a year.

I like Xbox Live on Xbone, but I don't get any games for Gold for Xbone. Actions speak louder than words. Then looking at 1st party support history of the PS360, or PS2Xbox is also something one should consider.

The Xbone is cool, but it's only for exclusives in my house.

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#20 Posted by Ballroompirate (25949 posts) -

Wait for E3, personally though if I had the money to buy one now I would.

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#21 Posted by dipdish (876 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I have all the current machines (Xbone, PC, 3DS, Wii U, Vita, PS4, 360, PS3, Wii, etc).

@unique-warrior said:

I was thinking of buying a Ps4, but I already have an Xbox One and it's no problem for me, I actually like it. Many of my friends are planing to buy Ps4's so I might aswell. I've watched Phil Spencer's interview about becoming the head of Xbox, and his plans for the future, and I believe in him, so now I'm stuck on whether I should buy a Ps4 or stay with only an Xbox one and see what the future holds. I ask for no fanboy non sense, although this is in "Playstation Discussion" lol. I've asked the same question to one of the PS agents, and all they said was "buy it and enjoy" which didn't really help me decide.

Actions speak louder than words.

Co-sign.

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#22 Edited by betamaxx83 (360 posts) -

Your on a PlayStation message board, of course people will be bias. I've been a long loyal Sony fan, and have not regretted a single console.

The PS3 was slow out of the gate, and also being a 360 owner I found my PS3 to be the better console in terms of games, but that is of course subjective depending on your tastes.

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#23 Edited by Megavideogamer (6367 posts) -

Keep your Xbox one and get a Playstation 4. This way you are set for the entire 8th generation of games. I have a PS4 and love it. I have 11 retail disc based games. already and 1 digital downloaded game Sound shapes. Plus the monthly free PSPlus rentals.

PS4 is worth it. I intend to get an Xbox one when Halo 5 or Gears of War 5 are released.

Have both consoles. PS4 is worth it,

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#24 Posted by MWright469 (168 posts) -

Honestly man, unless you already have one, just get a PS3. Ridiculous amount of good games, free online, tons of multimedia features, and one of the best controllers ever made. Not to mention, the games are criminally cheap right now. But, if you really must, yes, get a Playstation 4. I've heard it's pretty cool, and Killzone: Shadow Fall looks extremely tight.