Worth the money???

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#1 Posted by bloodshot_99 (25 posts) -

So now that people have had time with the PS4, I was wondering if it would be worth the money to buy one. A couple of my friends love theirs.

I have a PS3 (many games) with a few of the next-gen games (Ghosts, BF4, AC4) The only problem is that I am a poor college student....but I can probably make it all work out financially if I don't spend money on anything else!!!

I just want to know if its worth the buy, I mean, $400+ is a lot of money!!!

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#2 Posted by deactivated-589cfb21cbc03 (840 posts) -

although i love my ps4, i recommend sticking with the ps3 at least for a few more months. there aren't that many good exclusives out right now for the ps4 and the good multi-platform games don't start releasing until the summer or fall.

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#3 Edited by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

You already have most of the next gen games on your ps3.

If you want Infamous ss than get your ps4 next month, or wait a few months till even more games come out.

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#4 Posted by perphekt (1096 posts) -

I've made it thus long without getting a ps4. I want to wait at least a good solid year for them to figure out any kinks they need to work out. That also gives a good solid year to get more statistics on the console. I have my ps3 with my games that i'm enjoying and playing when i get the time.

I'd wait, personally. The 400 will be worth it when more games come out for the system itself. AND come next year xmas time the amount of games will have doubled, kinks will have been acknowledged and fixed alllsooooo you will have more a chance to get a bundle deal with games or eyes or cameras and what not.The 400 will go further in the future for the console.

I waited 3 years or so before i even got a ps3 after it's launch and was completely happy just playing my playstation 2 that whole time.

Maybe i just have more patience.

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#5 Edited by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

You could buy it now & not expect to be blown away with the game library, or you could wait 3-6 months & PS Now in June will allow you to play PS3 games on it & more PS4 games will be out. I didn't buy it at launch because it would have lots of games. I'm patient & still play my PS3 also.

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#6 Edited by ewalthour (841 posts) -

Although I think ps4 is a great system I would wait until middle of the yr if I am a poor student. Ps3 gets way more weekly Psn + updates compared to ps4. This has been my biggest gripe with the system. Once a month f or a free demo is no excuse. Ps4 should have come out with driveclub demo and other potential great game demos to peak our interest in these up and coming games. Not to mention just add ons to the camera would be nice. I believe Sony will come out hard with games soon but if I were u I would wait

I read ps4 will have 100 games released this yr but I only see 25 or so releases per gamestop. So Sony must be going to bring out a lot of surprised announced games soon.

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#7 Posted by Natalie445 (59 posts) -

I bought it knowing that there was probably not going to be much to do on it, since I have money to spare anyway. That being said, if you don't have a lot of money to spare, don't buy it. There isn't much that the ps3 isn't already giving you, and chances are that you'll have more of your friends to play with if you buy the ps3 version of games anyway.

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#8 Posted by MondasM (1732 posts) -

nothing is worth not having fun at school by micro-budgeting throughout the year... don't buy a next-gen console yet and spend your money on your extra-curricular activities, this console generation will continue for five - seven years, you'll catch it eventually... :)

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#9 Posted by shellcase86 (3628 posts) -

I've gone from waiting till March when I get my big bonus, to waiting maybe into 2015. Kind of miffed the system is so bare bones. To be expected to some degree.

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#10 Posted by MarcRecon (8119 posts) -

I'm more then happy with the system and it was worth it to me! My only complaint is that they stripped away some of the core multimedia functions, but hopefully they will bring them back via firmware updates.

But in your situation I would say wait if you gotta sell a body part to get one. Now, if you can get one but don't have a lot of cash for games I think the free games that sony has to offer are pretty good.

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#11 Posted by MarcRecon (8119 posts) -

@MondasM said:

nothing is worth not having fun at school by micro-budgeting throughout the year... don't buy a next-gen console yet and spend your money on your extra-curricular activities, this console generation will continue for five - seven years, you'll catch it eventually... :)

Totally agree!!

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#12 Posted by Habsrule31 (115 posts) -

I would wait a few more months. I was going to get one at launch but I decided to wait a year so they have more games out and have worked out the kinks. Plus you could get a bundle if you wait a little longer.

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#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

Wait for PS Now since you have most of the games and then get it. It's a great console

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#14 Posted by sukraj (27501 posts) -

To be honest there isn't many games released for the PS4 yet but that will change by the end of this year.