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#1 Edited by Darkfibre (62 posts) -

Dont buy a next gen system for the moment. Why?

1. Unproven hardware. Most not much better than a mid-range PC. Dont be a beta tester. Wait for the updates.

2. Launch Titles are poor

3. Good launch titles are also available on your existing console

4. No backward compatability to all those games you keep playing

5. All your friends are still on your old console

6. Consoles are a lot of cash. They may drop in price. Even the games are more expensive.

7. Not all of that extra functionality and Apps are there yet on the new systems.

Wait until March

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#2 Posted by EatShanna (875 posts) -

March? Try next holiday season. :)

I never rush into buying new hardware, and I doubt the games I'm interested in(Uncharted 4, Gears 4, Halo 5, etc) will be released before September-December 2014.

Right now I have a PC that answers all my demands, no need to spend $400-500 just to play some multiplatform titles that look better on my PC anyway.

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#3 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

People can spend their money however they want

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#4 Edited by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

@Darkfibre said:

Dont buy a next gen system for the moment. Why?

1. Unproven hardware. Most not much better than a mid-range PC. Dont be a beta tester. Wait for the updates.

2. Launch Titles are poor

3. Good launch titles are also available on your existing console

4. No backward compatability to all those games you keep playing

5. All your friends are still on your old console

6. Consoles are a lot of cash. They may drop in price. Even the games are more expensive.

7. Not all of that extra functionality and Apps are there yet on the new systems.

Wait until March

1. Always been the case, hasn't stopped me before. And 5 months from now it will be the same hardware.

2. Seem good/great to me. First one I'm playing today is AAA.

3. True, but they're better on the next gen system. Given the choice I want to play them on a better console.

4. I still have those systems, I like BC but it is not needed to play the games I have b/c I still have the systems too.

5. I don't care about MP so this affects me very little. Also many of my friends that I actually make time to play with/against are also getting the new consoles.

6. They won't drop in price soon enough. One of the games I got was free, and two I'm DLing today are also free. Plus gaming is expensive, if I was afraid of cost this wouldn't be my main hobby.

7. I want to play games, I could care less about the extra apps.

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#5 Edited by b4il (115 posts) -

1. i hope ms learned from their previous launch. the x1 seems like a solid piece of hardware and looks big enough to prevent overheating.

2. your opinion, i'll enjoy 3-4 games at launch, more to game in the next 4-6 months.

3. already sold my 360

4. already sold my 360 games

5. where i live everybody has a playstation, i had a 360 so i'm kind of used to that

6. good point, i guess especially the x1 will drop to 400 to compete with sony's price after a few months. but i'm really impatient so i'll pay the launch price. but i doubt that's gonna happen by march. but i got the day one edition with fifa included, so i didn't pay the full price.

7. couldn't care less

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#6 Posted by granddogg (676 posts) -

got a gaming pc and after lastnite i have a ps4(changed my mine at the last min.) enjoy life man...

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#7 Edited by heretrix (37791 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

People can spend their money however they want

Wurd.

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#8 Posted by blackace (23565 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

People can spend their money however they want

Yup.. and we will. I think someone paid $800 on a video graphic card that was just released recently. lol!!

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#9 Edited by ZombieKiller7 (6353 posts) -

I'm not getting any console for at least 1 year, maybe 2-3 years

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#10 Posted by Heil68 (57212 posts) -

k

ooops :D

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#11 Posted by trentonspliff80 (185 posts) -

It's sound advice, but man... we've waited 8 years.

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#12 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (2365 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

k

ooops :D

orgasmic

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#13 Posted by TruthArisen (403 posts) -

Wonder Woman responds.

"Thanks, dad."

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#14 Posted by deactivated-58e448fd89d82 (4494 posts) -

@TruthArisen said:

Wonder Woman responds.

"Thanks, dad."

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#15 Posted by Shewgenja (18376 posts) -

I'm not regretting having a PS4. This is a nice piece of kit. Straight up!

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#16 Edited by MrGeezer (58948 posts) -

I probably won't pick one up for a while. I'm not necessarily waiting for a price drop or anything, but there really aren't any games on the horizon that I'm terribly interested, and there's still too much stuff for the PS3 that I'm still hoping to get around to playing. It'd be one thing if the PS4 was backwards compatible, but it's not. Even if I were to get a PS4, I'd still be playing mostly PS3 games. Doesn't make sense to me to buy a $400 console and then have it unplugged 90% of the time I'm gaming.

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#17 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29457 posts) -

It's pretty hard.

(I was actually really psyched for the PS4 launch)

But I really don't want to go get one till the inevitable Final Fantasy XV Bundle.

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#18 Edited by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

i saved my money

but when wii u launched, i failed to save my money. gen was too long.

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#19 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

@blackace said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

People can spend their money however they want

Yup.. and we will. I think someone paid $800 on a video graphic card that was just released recently. lol!!

So you point out that people can spend their money how they want and then laugh at someone who did just that? makes sense

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#20 Posted by SpiderLuke (711 posts) -

March isn't that far off.

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#21 Posted by aroxx_ab (13230 posts) -

4. If you keep your old games you want to play, then keep your old console as well...doh

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#22 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4596 posts) -

Who are you to tell me what do with my hard earned money?

Did i tell you what to do with your money?

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#23 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@AMD655 said:

@TruthArisen said:

Wonder Woman responds.

"Thanks, dad."

rofl.

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#24 Edited by Netret0120 (3400 posts) -

Winter 2014

Thats when it would begin to matter.

PS3 is the true winner this holiday

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#25 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

Who are you to tell me what do with my hard earned money?

Did i tell you what to do with your money?

I really don't think that was his point..

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#26 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9176 posts) -

If you aren't going to wait at least a year for a price drop, then launch day is absolutely the best time to buy a console.

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#27 Edited by kipsta77 (1119 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

k

ooops :D

This is the second time I've seen this pic in sw this morning. Stop posting it.

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#29 Posted by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

@-RPGamer- said:

@Darkfibre said:

Dont buy a next gen system for the moment. Why?

1. Unproven hardware. Most not much better than a mid-range PC. Dont be a beta tester. Wait for the updates.

2. Launch Titles are poor

3. Good launch titles are also available on your existing console

4. No backward compatability to all those games you keep playing

5. All your friends are still on your old console

6. Consoles are a lot of cash. They may drop in price. Even the games are more expensive.

7. Not all of that extra functionality and Apps are there yet on the new systems.

Wait until March

1. Always been the case, hasn't stopped me before. And 5 months from now it will be the same hardware.

2. Seem good/great to me. First one I'm playing today is AAA.

3. True, but they're better on the next gen system. Given the choice I want to play them on a better console.

4. I still have those systems, I like BC but it is not needed to play the games I have b/c I still have the systems too.

5. I don't care about MP so this affects me very little. Also many of my friends that I actually make time to play with/against are also getting the new consoles.

6. They won't drop in price soon enough. One of the games I got was free, and two I'm DLing today are also free. Plus gaming is expensive, if I was afraid of cost this wouldn't be my main hobby.

7. I want to play games, I could care less about the extra apps.

^ All of that, yep

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#30 Posted by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

k

ooops :D

NICE...O_O

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#31 Posted by whiskeystrike (12170 posts) -

I already have a Wii U and a Vita so yeah, go ahead and try to persuade me from bad purchases.

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#32 Posted by layton2012 (3489 posts) -

I will wait until at least March and get the PS4 Infamous bundle. Knack was the only game I was slightly interested in, and we saw how that turned out. It was a no-brainer for me to wait.

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#33 Posted by RossRichard (3541 posts) -

I'm going to wait until there are a few games I want to play. So probably this time next year.

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#34 Edited by SuperCowElitist (732 posts) -

I already have the kiddy system wiiu(it was a gift). By the end of December, I'll have the ultimate next gen gaming machine(Ps4). I won't get the cabal box(Xbone) because I have no interest in watching TV.

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#35 Posted by Darkfibre (62 posts) -

@-RPGamer-: 1.Unproven hardware.

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#37 Edited by SakusEnvoy (4691 posts) -

Actually, I'm not sure there really is much point of waiting on buying a next-gen console.

Unless you are absolutely, 100% certain you will want to play only current-gen games over the next 12 months, you should buy at least one next-gen console right now.

There will not be a price cut 12 months from now, at least for the PS4. No chance. It's selling way too well at its current price. If you wait a year to buy it, you'll probably be spending the same $399 you're paying right now.

As for unproven hardware... I think it's pretty clear already that the PS4 and One will be a normative standard for developers over the next several years in terms of game development. It really doesn't matter what PC specs the PS4 compares with. Sony has a history of long support cycles for their consoles, so by buying one today you reasonably expect you'll probably get 6-7 years of software support out of it.

Honestly, a PS4 purchase is about as low risk as it gets in the tech world. Consoles are the only type of device in the modern age which aren't constantly refreshed and updated with a new one every year. And even when consoles are refreshed and updated to make them slimmer and lighter, it rarely affects game compatibility with earlier systems.

(Obviously, I'm excluding PC gaming from this argument).

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#38 Edited by zassimick (10248 posts) -

If only you would have made this argument sooner! Shucks. Guess I'll just suffer with My PS4 and Wii U.

Sounds mean, not meant to be mean. Just sarcastic. :P

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#39 Edited by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

People can spend their money however they want

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#40 Posted by outworld222 (2826 posts) -

Money makes my pants itchy.

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#41 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I should be receiving my PS4 from Target via UPS tomorrow. Hopefully all goes well.

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#42 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

very good thread tc, excellent reasons there. i for one will avoid next gen consoles on your advice.