Will you be getting a next gen system at launch no matter what?

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Poll: Will you be getting a next gen system at launch no matter what? (114 votes)

Yes 33%
No 66%

I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the PS5 at launch. They would have to mess up really bad for me to change my mind lol. That's how high my expectations are at the moment. I expect an affordable system with backwards compatibility with PS4, and a good launch title like Ghost of Tsushima. I also hope Nintendo launches a Nintendo Switch Pro with Bayonetta 3 at 60FPS. A man can dream - right, SW? What about you? Will you be getting a next gen system at launch no matter what?

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#1 Howmakewood
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I'll get one once it has games I want to play, surprising as it is

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#2 lundy86_4
Member since 2003 • 54297 Posts

Nah. I'm back into upgrading my PC, so i'll wait for a slew of exclusives for consoles this time. Those maybe famous last words, so let's hope I hold out.

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#3 TJDMHEM
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I hope Nintendo announces the switch pro.

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#4 judaspete
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I never buy at launch. Usually wait for at least one price cut.

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#5 Archangel3371
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Definitely getting the Scarlett at launch plus Halo Infinite.

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#6  Edited By Speeny
Member since 2018 • 2153 Posts

No. Depending on how I'm feeling, I might even wait 6 months to a year to get one. It'll be PS5 as I've always stuck with Sony.

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#7 jaydan
Member since 2015 • 2756 Posts

Embrace the two-year drought when a new console comes out, probably not.

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#8 xantufrog  Moderator
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No. I'll wait, see what comes of them, wait for the price to drop, etc

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#9 warmblur
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I doubt it.

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#10 svaubel
Member since 2005 • 4163 Posts

No. Even with buying fewer games my backlog is hardly shrinking with how busy I've been this year. The last thing I need is another console to worry about. Most likely going to pass on the upcoming console gen.

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#11 DEVILinIRON
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Locking myself into a console launch no matter what is asking a lot. I'm with Speeny.

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#12 TheEroica  Moderator
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Hell to the no... Not interested in launch consoles this gen. I feel like it's gonna be crazy slow out of the gate and next gen consoles won't be must have purchases until the redesigns drop two tears into the life cycle.

That's my crystal ball.

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#13 DaVillain-  Moderator
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I won't buy PS5 on launch day that's for sure and will wait 3/4 years once PS5 becomes mature enough to pull the trigger.

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#14 Nike_Air
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Probably not. But if something Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is a launch game only playable on PS5 ... I'm probably in.

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#15 Pedro
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Because they are going to be backwards compatible the hindrance is much lower than previous gen. Well at least for me.

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#16 HitmanActual
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Not sure. I usually do but this Gen was kind of a letdown, so I might wait and let the dust settle.

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#17 Subspecies
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Yeah, but mainly for the VR upgrade. As soon as the PS5 comes out the PSVR becomes a legit high-end headset. And then we've got PSVR2 on the way after that.

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#18 I_P_Daily
Member since 2015 • 13507 Posts

Don't know yet as its too far away to even think about it, but......

The new Xbox will have Fable 4 & a new Forza (motorsport/Horizon) at launch so that's enough for me.

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#19 Renegade_Fury
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PS5: Maybe; it depends more on whether I have time to play any games during the launch window.

Xbox: 0% chance.

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#20 theone86
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No, I'm done with consoles. And please, unless you're rich, don't buy a console at launch. Early adopters always get the raw end of the deal.

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#21 jeezers  Online
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No way, plenty of stuff I havent played yet on the ps4 or switch to upgrade , I'll probly be on backlog for first 2 years of next gen, play new games on PC in the mean time

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#22 Random_Matt
Member since 2013 • 4478 Posts

Unlikely, money goes on PC stuff for the foreseeable future.

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#23 Macutchi
Member since 2007 • 6958 Posts

yep if the price is right i'll get a ps5 if it launches with one or two sexy exclusives and gives me a perf boost across all the ps4 back catalogue. my vanilla launch ps4 has served me well but it's ready to be put out of its misery

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#24 ProtossRushX
Member since 2007 • 5728 Posts

IF PS5 and XB2 don't have a game like WoW Classic at launch im done iwth there crap

GET UR GAMES OUT get good games or GTFO imo

get out of pc's way

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#25 AJuiceMatts  Online
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i will buy a Switch pro or whatever if it happens, but no PS5 or xbox for me.

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#26  Edited By BassMan
Member since 2002 • 10994 Posts

If there is a good exclusive at launch, I will get a PS5. Otherwise, I have no reason to buy it. No interest in Xbox console as I have a superior PC to play MS games. Nintendo is... Fuk whatever.

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#27 drummerdave9099
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Nope!

My plan is to continue playing Switch and Xbox One stuff.

I also need to buy a PS4 in 2020 or 2021 so I can play those games I missed out on.

If I get the next Playstation or Xbox very likely it won't be until 2022. If Nintendo is still rocking it I might just skip them until they're real cheap.

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#28 Basinboy
Member since 2003 • 13960 Posts

Likely will buy a PS5, at least I'm planning to. But they could still f*ck it up and leave me uninterested to pick up right away.

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#29 neogeo2k2
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Yes.

Picking up the next xbox, and new Halo.

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#30 Litchie
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Well, no. I'm gonna see if they're any good first. Not getting a PS5 or Xbox as they're a giant waste of money for a PC owner. Might get Nintendo's, we'll see.

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#31 IgGy621985
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Nope. I usually wait a couple of years, for several reasons:

  • Better choice of games
  • Possible price cut
  • A "pro" version
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#32 WitIsWisdom
Member since 2007 • 5473 Posts

Of course. Gotta be an early adapter... how else can I bitch if and when things go wrong? lol :P

but yeah, the PS5 on day one for sure, maybe both not sure yet.

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#33 HalcyonScarlet
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Nah. Learned my lesson with the Xbox One.

If I get one I'd wait 1 and half to 2 years in.

More games, lower price, stable hardware with lower risks of defects. And by that point the company won't change what the console is about (dropping kinect and exclusives).

M$ Definitely taught me that in most cases early adopting is a bit of a dumb thing to do.

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#34 sonny2dap
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Rumours of quite high price points coupled with the usual launch drought will probably be enough to keep me away at launch.

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#35 theone86
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@HalcyonScarlet said:

Nah. Learned my lesson with the Xbox One.

If I get one I'd wait 1 and half to 2 years in.

More games, lower price, stable hardware with lower risks of defects. And by that point the company won't change what the console is about (dropping kinect and exclusives).

M$ Definitely taught me that in most cases early adopting is a bit of a dumb thing to do.

If you're going to do that you might as well buy it at launch. I waited like a year and a half for my 360, thought they had gotten all the kinks worked out, nope! Three red rings, and by the time I got a stable console the new version was out. Two years is the bare minimum you should wait if you're worried about bugs/waiting for a price drop or pro version. I mean, look at all the people in here talking about a Nintendo Switch Pro version. That's going to be at least three years after the original launched, if it ever materializes.

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#36 Gatygun
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Already have a next gen system.

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#37 CTR360
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Ps5

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#38 HalcyonScarlet
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@theone86 said:
@HalcyonScarlet said:

Nah. Learned my lesson with the Xbox One.

If I get one I'd wait 1 and half to 2 years in.

More games, lower price, stable hardware with lower risks of defects. And by that point the company won't change what the console is about (dropping kinect and exclusives).

M$ Definitely taught me that in most cases early adopting is a bit of a dumb thing to do.

If you're going to do that you might as well buy it at launch. I waited like a year and a half for my 360, thought they had gotten all the kinks worked out, nope! Three red rings, and by the time I got a stable console the new version was out. Two years is the bare minimum you should wait if you're worried about bugs/waiting for a price drop or pro version. I mean, look at all the people in here talking about a Nintendo Switch Pro version. That's going to be at least three years after the original launched, if it ever materializes.

The Xbox 360 isn't a good barometer. It didn't get truly stable until the slim version.

Didn't even know a 'pro' version of the Switch was a thing.

A year outside of the launch Xbox One I had (so outside of the guarantee period), it developed a faulty fan and HDD issue where the HDD got super slow. M$ charge £100 to fix these simple things.

These issues always come because they're rushing to market, and they cheap out and cut corners to make as many units as they can. Also, I think they use some pretty awful thermal paste in consoles. It's always dry and hard when I open the console.

It doesn't help that M$ and Sony compete, because they're rushing against each other. The Xbox One definitely came out a year before it was ready. Games aside, the consoles software was so basic and bare bones. It struggled to play DVDs properly out of the gate. It didn't even have its full graphics api. They should have been ashamed of themselves charging that much for for something that was unfinished, just so they could compete. Think about it, in few other consumer markets are the consumers treated like this. It's not our job to beta test your console and wait for it to get to a standard. They've become so comfortable relying on the internet and have adopted the attitude of 'we'll finish the product later'.

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#39 NathanDrakeSwag
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Nah. I'll wait a year or 2 until some next gen exclusives start coming out and the prices start to drop.

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#40 SolidGame_basic
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@davillain- said:

I won't buy PS5 on launch day that's for sure and will wait 3/4 years once PS5 becomes mature enough to pull the trigger.

Pfft, 3 or 4 years.. yea right..

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#41 npiet1
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Yeah PS5, wanna see how the improved the VR.

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#42 xantufrog  Moderator
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@HalcyonScarlet: I'm convinced console manufacturers use sculpting clay for thermal paste

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#43 GoldenElementXL
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Day 1 for everything

I don't understand why so many people will wait years for a $50 price cut. Life is too short for all that.

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#44 Epak_
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Yes, gonna be PC and PS5 for me next year.

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#45 pyro1245
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No. I will wait until a few hardware revisions are released.

Not talking about mid-gen upgrades. Even a few months after launch they start tweaking the design making it more efficient and improving cooling. The longer I can wait the better the hardware will be.

So unless there is a From Software exclusive I'm going to hold off at least 6-12 months; longer if there are no games I want.

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#46 cainetao11
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I don't buy at launch. I wait a few months to see issues that may exist.

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#47 mrbojangles25
Member since 2005 • 44968 Posts

Nope.

Bought a PS4 a few months ago to play with friends and experience the exclusives.

Big mistake. The exclusives pale in comparison to the games out there for PC (multiplat or or exclusive, indie or AAA, doesn't matter), and I just hate controllers. Thought I could overcome the controller hurdle and for the most part I did, it's just I can't stop thinking "this would be so much better with mouse and keyboard".

So not only am I not buying a console--any console--at release, I probably won't be buying a console ever.

@HalcyonScarlet said:
@theone86 said:
@HalcyonScarlet said:

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... Think about it, in few other consumer markets are the consumers treated like this. It's not our job to beta test your console and wait for it to get to a standard. They've become so comfortable relying on the internet and have adopted the attitude of 'we'll finish the product later'.

Yeah I often feel this way as well. What other industry or segment of commercial goods gets away with the kind of bullshit that the video game industry get's away with?

I love games but for the most part we are treated like shit.

They either view us as dumb, lazy, or with enough disposable income that we don't care.

Would be nice if our products were as well built as, I don't know, automobiles. Or had the quality standards of processed foods.

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#48 ProjectPat187
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The last console I bought was 360 and PS3 and that was for my son, so nope, ill stick with PC, the best platform.

Doubt if I ever by a console again.

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#49 uninspiredcup
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I dread next gen, slight visual upgrade and mainly a way to funnel in new shitty business practices.

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#50 R4gn4r0k
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@uninspiredcup said:

I dread next gen, slight visual upgrade and mainly a way to funnel in new shitty business practices.

Probably. If they keep copying mobile game practices, things will look very grim indeed.