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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 717d ago | opinion piece

PS4 & Wii U will be my System Purchases for Next Generation, Xbox 720 is out

By Furious Francis, editor-in-chief

With the Wii U being the first of the big three to release their next generation system, Nintendo has set a new standard for system versatility. Off TV Play with the Gamepad, Wiimote & Nun-chuck, and the Wii U Pro controller, the Wii U offers a bevy of ways to play your games. That type of versatility is exactly what I want out of a Nintendo system. MiiVerse is also one of the coolest applications to unite gaming communities ever, and is getting tons of love from around the internet. Sony has proven they deserve my money by releasing more quality games, free online play, and a premium service that’s actually worth my money. Microsoft on the other hand, has charged me for online multiplayer, released a firestorm of Kinect games, destroyed Rare, and melted three Xbox 360′s I’ve owned. It’s clear what systems I will be purchasing for the next generation of gaming: Wii U (which I already did) & the PS4. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Venox2008  +   717d ago
I actually regretted buying X360, howether there were some great games on it.. I liked all Gears, Katamari and some multiplat titles like Bayonetta, Vanquish, Shadows of the damned and some others.. next gen for me PC, PS4, Wii U, 3DS and maybe Vita
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pangitkqb  +   717d ago
Next Gen for me: PS4, Xbox 720, new Graphics card for my gaming PC. Already have 3DS. Maybe a Vita if the price is dropped and a decent-sized memory card is included and a bigger library.
superterabyte  +   717d ago
@pangitkqb So you're buying everything basically. Well it's nice for some. I'm definitely buying the next Sony console. Basically the reason for this is games. I have played all of the top ps3 exclusives and loved them all(except for resistance haven't played it yet). However I can't say the same for Nintendo or Microsoft. Cant stand Microsoft exclusives for me they are to 'Bro-ish' and I don't particularly enjoy nintendo's first party games either.

Also PlayStation plus is for me the best deal in gaming ever.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   717d ago
If I was to go by what happened with the PS3, I'll be waiting a few years before I buy a new console from Sony. But if they can kick out games sooner at launch then I have no problem getting one sooner...if the price is right. I havent forgot buying a PS3 at launch only to be playing Resistance and a few atrocious multiplats :/
Army_of_Darkness  +   717d ago
Most likely gonna stick to the playstation brand for next gen...
Have not been disappointed with Sony yet compared to the competition... plus, I can only afford one new console.
nukeitall  +   717d ago
I'm gonna wait until I know more before I decide on what to get first.

I tend to get all of them eventually, but I now have less time than I used too. :(
Kurt Russell  +   716d ago
I'm going to get a Ouya and maybe an xbox.
Tvensky  +   716d ago
Well I buy anything that runs Gran Turismo! :)
fermcr  +   717d ago
For me it's PC for sure ... and undecided between PS4 and X720, or maybe get both.

WiiU probably not.
3DS and Vita probably not. I've already passed that fade of portable gaming consoles. Have little interest in them.
DaReapa  +   716d ago
I'm rocking the same boat. I got a gaming pc late last year so I just have to update the gfx card. As far as consoles go, i'll be playing the wait-and-see-what-interests-me -the-most game, as I hold no brand loyalty. But if it turns out anything like this gen did, it'll be PS again - considering that gaming doesn't become any more casual than it has gotten.
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WiiUsauce  +   717d ago
I'm just sick and tired of paying for XBOX live. the only reason why I'm hanging on to my 360 right now is because Halo is the only FPS multiplayer I thoroughly enjoy and am quite good at.
xflo360  +   716d ago
I already have a wii u, ill be buying both a ps4 and 720 day one. Im a gamer. end of.
joeyisback  +   717d ago
my next gen system will be WII U PS4
Venox2008  +   717d ago
ya baby!!! :)
ApolloTheBoss  +   717d ago
Definitely getting PS4 next gen. I'm done with Microsoft.
Cam977  +   717d ago
I'm going with PS4 too. Despite a few hiccups (namely the Spring 2011 situation and SCEE's incompetence), my gaming experience with the PS3 has been nothing but a pleasure! It plays Blu-rays, DVDs and games with minimal space required! It has been fantastic using my PS3 over the last few years.

In addition, Playstation Plus - need I say more?
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Eyeco  +   717d ago
I Can honestly see Microsoft going for a more casual approach next gen having Kinect 2.0 as a pack in, especially seeing as the WiiU kinda alienates the casual crowd, Microsoft pretty much has every reason to target the casual crowd. I'm not calling anything yet I could be wrong but given Microsoft's focus in recent years it's a high probability.
doogiebear  +   717d ago
Sony and PC: The havens for the hardcore
Reverent  +   717d ago
donbear,I dunno who's disagreeing with you but I totally agree. Can't wait for The Last of Us and DayZ standalone!
DEEBO  +   717d ago
My choice of systems are all three.why cut yourself short gaming.i know not everyone can afford all three but if you can go for it.when i was a kid i wanted every console that hit the market,but try telling your mother this 600$ neo geo is the next big thing will get you the look of death.but now that i'm an adult all i have to do is talk it over with the wife(like she can really stop me lol) but anyway i haven't miss owning all the console's since psx and i don't plan to started now.what really need to do is build me a gaming pc,not going to lie to you.graphics do matter! from a 2600 from the 80's to 360 this generation,graphics are the first thing a gamer notice about a new console.accept the wii.that lil wii remote did what nintendo does best.bringing in new gamers old,young and new.
neogeo  +   717d ago
You say something about neogeo?
yippiechicken  +   717d ago
Yeah, he said his mom didn't like you.
:)
yesmynameissumo  +   717d ago
Microsoft is going to have to bring the thunder in order for me to throw money at their console. Otherwise, knowing I have to be a Gold member to play online or...well, do anything, makes that the last console of choice. Between the Vita, Wii U and PS4/Orbis...I think I'll be good.
Y_5150  +   717d ago
That's ALWAYS been the case for me. I love Nintendo consoles/handhelds and Sony's consoles and now handheld. Microsoft has nothing that interest me enough to push aside Nintendo or PlayStation products.
Neonridr  +   717d ago
I had a 360 to go along with my Wii for the past gen. Now I have a Wii U and will definitley be looking at purchasing one of the two other systems. I have no allegance one way or another this time around. If the PS4 looks to have more features, then I may give it a go this time around. But to be honest, I may wait until both the PS4 and 720 launch (regardless of whichever comes first) before I make up my mind. If the rumours are true and one system is coming by the end of next year, I don't want to jump on the bandwagon too early, in case the other system comes along and completely blows it out of the water.
DivineAssault  +   717d ago
Correction, $60/yr not $50 & i feel the same way.. i have no use for xbox anymore since bioware doesnt make exclusive games on it like before.. I like fable but since 3, i didnt care for it.. I dont care for kinect & dont care for halo or gears..

Wii U for exclusives & PS4 for exclusives, multiplats, & online play.. Sorry microsoft, i wouldnt mind supporting it if there were games or services i wanted from it..
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sticky doja  +   717d ago
Correction, $60 if you buy from Microsoft. $30-40 if you have a little patience and wait for a deal to come around.

This gen I have mostly played PC and 360. I also have a PS3 and had a Wii (gave it to my nephew.) I am in the boat most others are though in that I will probably skip the NextBox if Microsoft doesn't add a lot more value to Live. PS+ has made Live look like a waste of money.
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Belking  +   717d ago
To each his own. This gen i bought ps3 first. Next gen it will definitely be the next xbox first. people in my house love kinect and xbox live, and all the great games the 360 turned out this gen.
NYC_Gamer  +   717d ago
PC&PS4 combo route for me..MS will have to come out strong with exclusives for me to to buy the 720 or w/e it's gonna be called..Halo/Gears/Forza aren't enough to justify me buying the next console.
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kma2k  +   717d ago
Currently i have both 360 & ps3 i have no allegence to either. This is the first launch though that I have no idea which way im going. Its all gonna come down to specs, launch price, & launch games. Ive actually been saving $10 a month for the last year in anticipation by next christmas i should have around $250 as a down payment so im ready :)
1upgamer99  +   717d ago
Wii U is awesome. I love my PS3, most of my friends have Xbox360, and I did have one for a year and a half. I just never picked up another one because between my PS3, PC, and yes even Wii. I had enough games to keep my busy on my down time. PS4 is a must for me, but I do worry about it costing $499 for a basic system like last time. I just picked PS3 up 3 years ago so I will have to see. PS3 really is not that much less right now than Wii U.
SugarSoSweet  +   716d ago
The Wii U sucks it's an outdated piece of junk trying to pass itself of as "next gen" The PS4 and 720 is where the fun REALLY begins....
1upgamer99  +   716d ago
Have you even spent any time playing the Wii U, or are you just saying it sucks? If you have not sat and played it (not a demo at gamestop or walmart)perhaps you should. Also the Tech is not outdated. It is newer tech, and for those who think the clock speed means that it is weak are wrong. Like I did say though PS4 is a must for me, but not if a basic is going to be $499, if that is the case I would wait for price cut.
BanBrother  +   717d ago
I sort of agree, as I have been screwed over by Microsoft this gen.

I will reserve judgement until I see what they are offering however.

This article seems a bit immature and unprofessional, especially considering he is the editor in chief. Seriously, just read the article.

It's all fine and dandy for someone to express their feelings on the internet, in comment sections/forums etc, but for someone who is running a site, it shows just how bad the gaming industry is, in terms of professionalism among the journalist scene.

I agree with some of his' points, but as I said, read the article, and It sounds like an angry pre-teen fanboy. Although I don't like Kinect, who is he to decide they are less of a game than a non-Kinect one? Such close-mindedness by someone who should know better. Disgraceful IMO.
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dorron  +   717d ago
My system will be that who has the games I want on it...so as long as Metal Gear, God Of War, Gran Turismo, Uncharted and many others are on playstation, I'll be buying PS4.
xflo360  +   716d ago
If gran turismo 6 is a ps4 launch game then im in.
Trago1337  +   717d ago
i sort of agree with this.

I mean, i know i'm not gonna play too much multiplayer on the 720, because i refuse to pay for Xbox live, but at least with the Wii U and PS4/Onmi, there are games that i KNOW are coming, i.e. Smash bros, Uncharted, etc. with the 720, the only game i know i'll get with it is Halo 5, and that wont come out a few years after it's released.

But like any system, if there are enough exclusives, then i'm down with it, but for now, my next gen set up will be PC, PS4/Omni, and Wii U.
Imalwaysright  +   717d ago
As long as MS keeps charging to play games online i wont buy any of their consoles. The only thing that would make me buy the nextBox would be an exclusive MGS or Souls game but i doubt that will ever happen. I will buy a Wii U and a PS4 for their 1st party.
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doogiebear  +   717d ago
Only suckers pay to play online. My broadband bill is high enough as it is. That just wont fly in a global recession such as this.
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   717d ago
Why do "journalists" feel the need to write articles about their preferences in which consoles they will buy?

720 and PS4 are not even announced yet and he is already saying which of the 2 he is going to buy???

I don't give a rats ass what consoles you buy.

Just another nobody site writing flamebait to get hits.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   717d ago
"720 and PS4 are not even announced yet and he is already saying which of the 2 he is going to buy???"

Ridiculous right? Yeah lets pass judgement on a console we know nothing about.

Since its a article about downplaying Xbox or problems with Xbox that the rest of the install base (40+million XBL users) don't seem to care about, this article is ok and acceptable (to this site). One guy has 1 negative opinion about Xbox and 100s back him up on this site. But I won't yet "troll article" but the guy is mis informed.

Once again people fail to mention the future with Xbox Live is F2P games. to further give gold users more value.

Now

If it was "720 and Wii U will be my system purchases for next generation, PS4 is out" people would be yelling.

"Troll article!" "how did this trash get submitted?" "take it down!" "another Sony doom and gloom article." "ignore it, its garbage the site is only seeking for hits."

That's fine because once MS debuts their new system showing the games, hardware and brand new services next year. this sites tone will change in a snap of a finger and say "must buy!" "Day one!" "I need one!"

Its simple Psychology.

ALSO: As far as the rumors are concerned MS is trying hard to work on a exclusive line up of hardcore gamers for next gen. But yet people are still complaining? SMH.....
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Imalwaysright  +   717d ago
@ AngelicIceDiamond 40 million Live users users on a universe of 70+millions 360 owners .. It seems to me that 30 million 360 owners do care about paying for online but hey their opinion doesnt matter right? Btw for a console no one knows nothing about you sure seem to know where Live's future lies. Are you a MS representative or do i smell hypocrisy?
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SDF Repellent  +   717d ago
@Imalwaysrught.
"AngelicIceDiamond 40 million Live users users on a universe of 70+millions 360 owners .. It seems to me that 30 million 360 owners do care about paying for online but hey their opinion doesnt matter righ"

Dude, what kind of logic is that? So if my cousin bought a console just for single player games and have no need for online connection, what does Live or PSN matter to him. I am sure there are millions like him and soccer moms around the world that don't have a need and want their kids to be online.
Theyellowflash30  +   717d ago
I'm sorry you do not feel the need we "journalist" do to express what consoles they will buy and why. But I will say every other form of entertainment media does similar concepts with their "journalists" From Sports to arts and crafts people can discuss topics before they come out.

And I've learned a lot about the PS4 and Xbox 720 when I did my interview with Shane Satterfield from Gametrailers.com. I can't mention it on here. But, lets just say Microsoft is turning into a TV/App service company with Kinect as a focus. Sony on the other hand will be pushing out large scale core titles for the PS4 very soon.

My viewers ask me questions like what consoles I'll be buying and why. So just cause you don't give a rats ass what were doing at Playeressence, doesn't mean everybody does.

Every website starts at the bottom and must work their way up to the top. And we are doing just that.
KMCROC  +   717d ago
I forever will buy any & all MS product before I buy Sony or Nintendo product of any kind. Not that their bad I just prefer to support MS. Trying to develop that nationalist mentality like my Counterparts in the far east where they show more love for their home product but very little love or appreciation, interest for outside products.
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majiebeast  +   717d ago
PC and PS4 for me but eventually i will probably buy a wii u and 720 if they have the games i want.
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tigertron  +   717d ago
I'm going for the PS4 and the next Xbox.

I'll buy the PS4 sometime in 2014 and then I'll get a Halo 5 limited edition Xbox, whenever that may be.
Riderz1337  +   717d ago
If the PS4 and the 720 are on par in terms of power, then the PS4 is what I will buy. PS Plus+Gaikai+free online, can't beat that tbh. I have no doubt that Sony will not gimp out and create an inferior console to the Xbox. Their gaming division is one of the few divisions that actually makes them money so it makes sense for them to actually invest.
You have to admit if 720 is anything like 360 you won't be missing much on 720.

I will most likely have my wiiU & ps4 next my pc.

I already have alan wake and fable 3. If I buy an xbox It would be for forza, gears and halo. meh. When I have planetside 2 & project cars & 3 other racing sims coming to pc.
Nunchez  +   717d ago
I'll be going for the PS4 then 360 if I've got the cash. But can't wait to see what both companies put out first before all this talk.
gazgriff2k12  +   717d ago
lol i dont do microsoft. ive always been a sega, nintendo, sony fan. yes i use pc's but have never brought windows or a microsoft product fock em
KMCROC  +   717d ago
What OS are you running on your PC, just out of curiosity.
Dlacy13g  +   717d ago
What this author fails to do is take into consideration what the future is going to bring...or not bring. Until we know "what" the 720 or PS4 truly are... who can say matter of factly what the best system will be outside of being bias? PS4 could launch with PS+ becoming a mandatory service for online...and while I doubt that would be the case... WE DONT KNOW. And that is the point... we don't know.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   717d ago
You are absolutely right.

Believe me, Sony will have a paid subscription to play online.

There is just too much money to be made and Sony is not in the best financial situation right now. They are not about to sit back and see what a great business plan charging for XBL is with MS laughing all the way to the bank while Sony sits back and counts their penny's in one hand while the credit union takes them out of their other hand.

Naturally PSN was free this gen considering it was a last minute addition to the PS3 as Sony saw the increasing demand for online. Sony have been testing the water now with the paid subscription called PS+.

Sony is in NO position to allow their next gen system have free online. They see too much money being made by MS and they will follow suit seeing that it's a great business plan.
Imalwaysright  +   717d ago
Sony could have very well started charging for online play on the Vita to test the waters and they didnt. What makes you think that they will start charging for online now?

Not only that but Sony knows that free online is one advantage they have over MS and Nintendo realized that too. Both Sony and Nintendo know that MS will have to keep charging for Live next gen. MS cant make live free because if they do everyone and their mother will realize that they've been ripped off for 10 years. Paying to play online is a deal breaker to me and i know that im not the only one that thinks that way. It will be funny to see MS PR spin when the PS4 arrives with cross game chat.

I however agree that Live is a great service plan... for deepening MS pockets by taking advantage over 360 owners that have no choice but to pay if they want to play online.
MadMen  +   717d ago
As soon as I read WiiU I laughed out loud.

An article written on the "idea" of what 2 systems will be, without release facts

Very cute
CommonSenseGamer  +   717d ago
honestly, these types of posts are funny as it brings all the fanboys out of the woodwork to show everyone how far they can pi$$.

I'm open to whichever system provides me with the capabilities and games I'm after. But I will not buy any system day 1.
Theyellowflash30  +   717d ago
Thanks for taking the time to comment on the article. I have learned some interesting facts about the 720 and PS4.

I would say the internet rumors about the systems are very true, but practical in the same sense. Bigger HDD, better graphics, the norm.

I wrote it based on what I know and heard from people who work in the industry. One of the perks of living in the central valley is im 1 hour away from LA and 4 hours away from San Francisco. If you go to enough shows with gaming industry workers there, you learn all sorts of stuff.

I'm not aloud to say anything I've heard because your right its based on rumors and not facts. But If I told you the people who were discussing next generation specs and details, you would surely take it as facts.

Either way, thanks for your comment, and I'm sorry I couldn't release any facts.
ForROME  +   717d ago
I concur with MadMen, nailed it.
ginsunuva  +   717d ago
Why would you buy a Wii U?
XXXL  +   717d ago
I was fortunate enough to be able to own a 360, Wii and ps3. Had two 360's crap out on me. After the hassle of dealing with Microsoft and their customer service they can go to hell. It'll be a Wii U and ps4 for me
XXXL  +   717d ago
5 disagrees? Lol. You sensitive fanboys.
Robotronfiend  +   717d ago
It was probably the MS customer service people disagreeing with you. It's not like they are spending their time serving customers!
DeadlyFire  +   717d ago
PC, PS4, WiiU for me at least in the early years. I can see myself buying XB3 in 2018 or so to play its exclusives for a cheap price.
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