Submitted by Jamiex66 640d ago | opinion piece

PS4, Enticing Enough For A Year One Buy?

Analog Addiction Writes: "We all already know about the PS4 announcements, heck we practically were at the conference. From the new DualShock 4, to the “Share” feature, to the specs, to the “Eye”, to the no backwards compatibility, to the everything else! The Playstation 4 has intrigued many gamers even with how little we know; heck we don’t even know what the console looks like!

But, as we all are coming around to the next generation of gaming let’s not forget Nintendo already has their foot out the door with their system out and running, the Wii U. It is practically a fact that many people do not own a Wii U (evidenced by the 55,000 sales over the past month) but does this mean anything right now? No, is the answer, in case you were wondering, to the previous question. The Wii U, while out for about three months now, has massive potential as do all the other new consoles, but you know what makes the Wii U different? Games…well for now." (PS4, Wii U)

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hennessey86  +   640d ago | Well said
Year one......
It's day one for me
HammadTheBeast  +   640d ago
Well, not even E3 yet, and they've pulled out some great looking and feeling games, Infamous:Second Son, and Killzone Shadowfall will easily sell consoles, while DriveClub and the rest will cater to their particular genres.
Blastoise  +   640d ago
People underestimate driving games. They're quite big in Europe


As for the PS4 I'm super hyped, definitely gonna be picking one up
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PeaSFor  +   640d ago
im getting it day one, no doubt about that.

im curious to see what MS will bring to the table other than the Surface integration and kinect2.0(i guess)
pikey  +   640d ago
i have no opinion either way, but im curious how you know how a game feels having never played them?
joab777  +   640d ago
Day 1 ... Everyone is ripping on it. We r spolief. This gen has been amazing. Even if next gen is only a little better, it will still be a little better than amazing for me. So, yeah...day 1.
Moonman  +   640d ago
I agree, DAY FREAKIN' ONE! Is the author serious?...lol.
Eddie20101  +   640d ago
I may be standing in line at midnight to get this one.
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just-joe  +   640d ago
If it's like the PS3 midnight launch, no thank you. I don't need to get stabbed.
wastedcells  +   640d ago
Day one midnight.
Abash  +   640d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall and Driveclub being launch titles make it a "Hell yeah" for me getting it at launch. If Knack isn't a launch title it'll probably release a few months later, and inFamous: Second Son will most likely be a Spring 2014 game.

So those games make it well worth getting one this holiday
Qrphe  +   640d ago
mp1289  +   640d ago
liking that controller
PopRocks359  +   640d ago
We'll see. I'm not entirely sold yet, but I am interested. I think the base is a little vague right now, but they have some neat ideas to keep an eye on. Price range and launch games are also something I would like to see.
imtheman2013  +   640d ago
If gaming is your main hobby, like it is to me, then of course. Lots of great launch titles.

But if gaming is just something you do when you're not at your day job, or just when you have a little free time, maybe not.

All depends on where your priorities are set.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   640d ago
year one, why wait a year when you can get it day 1.
doublejj  +   640d ago
im wit you that and my titles that i will have for launch is killzone shadow fall watch_dogs and drive club if its day one. i cant wait till day one.
xursz  +   640d ago
Second Son and Shadow Fall day one if they're launch games (I think SF was unnoficially confirmed). Time to go job searching. ^^
Y_5150  +   640d ago
It actually is. They already have games announce that I would buy it for launch and it isn't even E3 yet!
vividi  +   640d ago
If I am still alive and I hope so, day one for me, no dout in my mind
QuebecSuperstar  +   640d ago
Uhhhh....yeah. Definitely.
Jek_Porkins  +   640d ago
They haven't shown the console yet, the specs are impressive, but I'd know whether or not it'd be a year one or day one purchase with a price.

$399 is where I'd like to see it.
PopRocks359  +   640d ago
Three disagrees for wanting to see a price? What exactly are people willing to spend on this thing, their life savings?

Honestly, is anything that doesn't sound like "This console is amazing I must have it ASAP" really that unacceptable?

EDIT: Not even saying the PS4 doesn't look promising, look at my last comment (which already has two disagrees as of this post). People don't HAVE to be ecstatic about this console after one conference and can still be interested, you know. There are some concerns that should be addressed, like price and launch lineup.
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G20WLY  +   640d ago
It's more likely some took umbrage to the remark "they haven't shown the console yet" and so disagreed on that basis.

After the announcement detractors zoned in on this positioning it as some big negative of the event, but many on N4G expressed that they felt it's looks/size irrelevant compared to specs/games/features.

I'd like a pretty box under the TV, but I agree, it's the least important factor and I like that they have kept that (and hopefully other things!) back, as it served to whet appetites but left a little mystery to intrigue ahead of E3 :)
Hicken  +   640d ago
Not to mention he's been a negative Nancy about the whole thing from the start.

He doesn't HAVE to love the system, but it IS pretty silly that he starts off with the least important- and yet currently the MOST prominent- "reason" for why someone wouldn't be sold on the system.

Curious, PopRocks, but why would you skip that and go to the price as what people would disagree about? That sounds reasonable. The other, not so much.
PopRocks359  +   640d ago

Because that was the part to which I related the most. I'm indifferent on not having seen the console, but the price certainly concerns me. I'm not willing to spend more than $400 on anything that is specifically designed to play video games.

The earlier portion of your comment you were being somewhat intelligent, the last paragraph was nothing short of asinine, you troll.
Shadow Flare  +   640d ago
I imagine pretty much all other queries about the ps3 will be answered at E3

Price, release date, more games, more info on network services, more controller camera info

Announcing everything, especially price this early, is stupid because Microsoft would then be able to easily counter all those things. It's smart business to hold back some info and it also maintains hype when new info is released

So here's to e3
MasterCornholio  +   640d ago
Since the Wii U is a fake next gen console i immediately scratch it off the list. That leaves the PS4 and the 720. At the moment im leaning more towards the PS4 due to the great hardware that it contains, online features, games and controller. However if Microsoft shows off something better (which i doubt) then i will get a 360.

But with all new console launches i will be willing to wait a month or two just in case theres a RROD issue with either one of them.
pikey  +   640d ago
as soon as you say "fake next generation console" the rest of your opinion becomes summarily dissmissed. You may not like it, and that is fine, but it is the console made by nintendo that has come out after the last generation console it has made and as such it is the next generation/iteration of a nintendo console.

Some peoples nonsense leads me to believe thier damn brains suffer from some sort of RROD
xursz  +   640d ago
I agreed. I hope people can give Nintendo a bit of a break with this. They didn't release impressive hardware but they integrated neat ideas with what they had and there's nothing really wrong with it.

All they need to do is drop the price to accomodate for the lower tier specs and people should be happier to support it.
fsfsxii  +   640d ago
I totally agree with U!
Wii U looked interesting until it released, an upgraded PS3 with an expensive controller thats half the price of the console
-Falaut-  +   640d ago
2 actually.
intoluink   640d ago | Spam
telekeneticmantis  +   640d ago
Most likely. I need
Infamous, streaming games to my Vita, & Planetside 2. I wanna checkout Killzone, Driveclub. I'll wait until E3, but I like what I'm seeing already. Hopefully they make a dedicated Vita/PS4 remote play game, and That Media Molecule demo hopefully becomes a game and is as mindblowing as it sounds.. This console does alot,I hope they take advantage of that.
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Ares84HU  +   640d ago
From what I've seen so far, it's day one for me if I get the chance. I feel PS4 will be sold out faster than anything before.
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LightofDarkness  +   640d ago
They'd have to do something pretty nuts to keep me away from buying on day 1. I've bought both the PS2 and PS3 at launch and I'll do the same here. I have a good feeling about PS4, much more so than the PS3, in that it'll be the definitive experience this generation. While the PS3 eventually became the machine we were all hoping for, this one looks to be everything it's touted to be straight off the mark. Sony should be rewarded for this gamer focused approach, and we need to send a clear message to all the suits and investors that this direction is the right one; care for the core and we'll care for you.
jakmckratos  +   640d ago
Infamous, KNack and Killzone are enough. Watch Dogs, Capcom's demo and Mm' ideas are icing on cake. Add in the fact you have Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog and Insomniac working on next gen titles..well then. Slap my ass, call me Sally and order me a PS4.
daboosa  +   640d ago
Ju  +   640d ago
Good enough with games they shows: KZ, Knack, DriveClub, inFamous and Watch Dog...and those are only the ones from the presentation. Now E3 isn't even here yet, it might launch with more. I'd actually have to cut this down because I guess I might have a max of 4 in my budget. So what was the question again?
daboosa  +   638d ago
Not to be funny i am a massive sony fan but none of those games will make me buy a ps4. If they announce a metal gear solid or gran turismo i eont be able to stop myself. I have had enough of thirs party games they dont deliver anymore and killzone is not my cup of tea.
daboosa  +   638d ago
Oh and knack and infamous look good but they are not having me wanting to buy a ps4. £400 is goimg to be very epensive and i want a top quality game with that to part with my cash we deserve it!
Bobertt  +   640d ago
I will buy it in the summer, the launch titles have sucked lately plus there could be defect like the red ring of death, best to let the first models go out and see what happens.
Honest_gamer  +   640d ago
day 1 for me now for a dream line up
ffvs13 (they may as well just name it ff15 and move it to ps4 :/)
killzone 4 (hate the killzone controls feels slow and slugish but are great games for the "wow" graphics)
uncharted 4
a good jrgp i dont care that long as its good
magna carter 3
new medevil
new crash (done in the style of the original's)
new oddworld
new bomber man :p
sjaakiejj  +   640d ago
Given that the price is right, yes. It has an excellent line up of launch games.
Studio-YaMi  +   640d ago
I know I'll be getting one ASAP with what I saw,still have E3 to confirm my purchase of this beast.
wiiulee  +   640d ago
no...nothing unique about ps4 at all...i feel sony would rip off the wiiu if they were able to....i will give my opinion that either wiiu or steam will win next generation
Studio-YaMi  +   640d ago
LOL ! you're probably drunk or high xD ~
Honest_gamer  +   640d ago
or a fanboy? or just plain stupid
chadboban  +   640d ago
I never buy systems at launch. I know a lot of folks who've learned hard lessons from buying a system at launch. I will get one though, once the library expands. There is absolutely no harm in waiting before you purchase a system, if anything, it's better because by the time you're ready you'll have even more goodness to choose from. That's why I didn't buy s Wii U at launch, however I do plan on getting one by the end of the year, a Vita as well.
turgore  +   640d ago
I would buy it day 1 if it would have backward compatibility. Ill buy it some time down the road, probably after a re-design.
StreetsofRage  +   640d ago
I can't resist new technology. I buy everything :p
corrus  +   640d ago
Poor Nintendo fanboys they have seen the power of PS4 and now they jealous and still thinking that their Wii U can have the graphic of PS4
Yodagamer  +   640d ago
Come on anybody who bought the Wii u or even interested in it knew it wasn't going to be as powerful. It was common knowledge
lilbroRx  +   640d ago
How strong the PS4 would "never" mattered to Nintendo fans and it still doesn't. It only matters in the minds of desperate anti-Nintendo fanboys who their be some kind of backlash or butt-hurt from other consoles gamers, but there isn't do to them actually being to busy playing games and having fun on their hardware.
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