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PS4 Is It Really Worth It?

GamerFitNation's intern Fidan Mustafayeva writes about the newest Sony video game console the PlayStation 4. In this article she discusses the hardware and ultimately tries to make a decision if it is truly worth getting? "The PS4 has officially been announced this past week as Sony’s next generation console. From the announcement the system looks like it is full of new and exciting features such as 8GB of unified memory (the PS3 only had about half a GB split between its video and system ram) and x86 architecture which makes the PS4 very much like a PC. The system’s graphics look better than ever; they are all finely detailed and textured."

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GalacticEmpire1305d ago

Attempting to make a decision based on an initial unveiling is very premature, especially with no price and (probably) most of the launch titles not revealed. Why try and decide when not all of the information is present?

The PS4 reveal left me (and most of the gaming community) intrigued but until I have all the info there's no point in making a decision just yet, unless you were really impressed by the five or so games they showed and money is not an issue.

asmith23061305d ago

Screw that, day one buy for me. Out of all the gaming companies, Sony is the one I would put my trust in.

jujubee881305d ago

Though, I think people like him/her just want to see more games. In which case, that person has to wait until E3 to feel validated about what he/she is getting into.

Which seems like a painfully long wait, bc we all want to know about next gen games we are about to spend out money on.

. . . And some of what Sony showed off at the PS4 unveiling was cool as well, so I know why people are already on board day one.

(I am already going store to store asking if I could put my $ down on a preorder for the Ps4. Haha.)

TemplarDante1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

double post.
But still my opinion stays.

DAY 1 buy!

user39158001305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

@Galactic I think you are right its not only premature but incoherent, PS4 has not shown anything for me to buy on day 1 at all, just higher spec dont mean anything to me.

We will see once they fully unveiled at E3, innovation has never been about more powerfull console, its about moving the tech to deliver different experience and THE PS4 does not deliver on that at all. Same remote more power = upgrade not innovation, The only thing that will make me buy the ps4 its games nothing else so far.

WIIU its just first party console, it can not be compare to either PS4 OR MS. We will see what MS has to offer soon enough, but from the leaks of Superdae, that console will be the only one innovated enough to give you treu innovation this gen, with VR Glasses, 3D and Illumiroom.

I want something new, not the same functions from last gen, better quality picture its only an upgrade.

Ritsujun1305d ago

GFN is it really worth it?

Spoon_1305d ago

Ps3 is so outdated to me now my body is ready for Sony ps4

Smeagol20331305d ago

Out of all the companies microsoft is the one I will put my trust in. Day 1 buy for me

amiga-man1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

Why?

any company prepared to hold your internet to ransom deserves no ones trust.

Hydrolex1305d ago

Lol we dont even know what the price is and these idiots are asking if its worth it.... bahaha, retardation

Ares84HU1305d ago

Day one buy for me too. From now on any website that writes a negative article about ANY console and shits on it because of their stupid bias, I will just vote down and strongly urge everyone to do the same. It's time to clear up n4g from all this garbage "journalists".

badz1491305d ago

You can't talk about if it's worth it or not when you don't know the price and then worth or not compared to what? Pc? Wii U? The unknown 720? It's still too early to talk about the worth of PS4.

R6ex1304d ago

Day 1 for me!

My $2000 gaming rig's Crysis 3 at max settings isn't even as beautiful as PS4's Killzone.

$600 vs $2000 for better graphics ...

Its a no-brainer!

FACTUAL evidence1304d ago

Wow, the system didn't even hit production yet and they're already making "is it worth it" articles.

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WildArmed1305d ago

Exactly, worth is determined by price. Is it worth it at a $5000 price point? Probably not.

Is it worth it at a $300 price point? Obviously.

GalacticEmpire1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

While I didn't press disagree because I kind of get what you're trying to say, I think you may have it backwards or at least it comes across like that.

I believe the price is determined by worth. Worth being the quality of the thing you are buying. Unless of course demand is particularly high in which case prices may be inflated in response.

Again I understand your point and did not disagree, I just think it could be misinterpreted easily.

WildArmed1305d ago

@above

Yeah that's what i meant. And I dont mind the disagrees.

I just think it's too early to be evaluating your product when you (1) don't have all the features (2) the price.

Ares84HU1305d ago

I think it worth $5000 to some people and with worth less than $100 to others. It depends on what you're looking for or even if you are looking for it. I remember when the PS3 came out as stupid as I was I waited in line for it and the first guy in line was actually being paid $2000 for getting the PS3 for someone day 1. So to his "boss" the PS3 was worth $2600.

WarThunder1305d ago

I don't know, i need to see the plastic Ps4 box first. lol :P

MYSTERIO3601305d ago

For me regardless if i see the box or not i will be definitely buying the PS4.

morkendo231305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

if the ps4 only have digital games and no ps3,ps2,ps1 backward capabilities then it is not worth buying imo.
if we only see destiny,call of duty, uncharted,imfamous 3 type games fk no its not worth buying.sony need to cover ALL!!! ps gamers not only the hard core. just bought a NEW!! ps3 40gb today instead of ps4. dont give a-rat-ass what ps4 price will be if only multiplayer games is developed. GT6,NFS,RATCHET AN CLANK non violent games is offer. stick with my ps3-ps2 anyday against ps4
disagrees is non-factor to me.

xursz1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

I can't imagine anyone buying a PS4 and wanting to sit down and play PSone games like Grandia or FF7 on it or even PS2 games. Who's going to replay Gta3 or SWBf2 on the PS4?

If you plan to then I think you're in the extreme minority. Ps3 bc would be Great but screw paying $100 for a tacked on cell.

brave27heart1305d ago

I didnt disagree for the point you raised, just the punctuation.

If you're interested in backwards compatability might be worth holding off until we learn more about what Gaikai offers. Or pick up an original PS3 with b/c like you have done.

jewsh461303d ago

blizzard already said that diablo 3 will come out for the 4 and 3 so computer games coming to console

chaos-lockheart1305d ago

It's Sony PlayStation, what can go wrong, haven't gone wrong these years and wont anytime soon. We don't need to see more games to impress us, we already know it will have better graphics and a different way of playing. We just need it to come out. Sick and tired of seeing and waiting. What's the point in seeing when we can't get our hands on it. It's like a homeless hungry little kid in front of a glass of a bakeshop. I'm hungry and want to eat, I don't want to look at it. Give up article, we don't need stuff like this.

GuyThatPlaysGames1305d ago

These articles about things that's not even out yet, are they really worth reading? That should be the title instead!!!

breakdancefight1304d ago

I agree, but I don't know if I am just that tired of current generation consoles or am truly as excited as I am about the PS4?

Mounce1304d ago

To make a premature decision is one thing.....but you can also hilariously make a grounded and confident decision that if you buy Sony Hardware, you know Sony will inevitably get a good round of games that you'll have interest in. To those that bought a 60GB PS3 at launch and everyone around Sony and all pessimistic and all Anti-Sony fanboys were bashing it for 2+ years and it had barely any games. Then Sony picked up the pace and now look at PS3 and the games it has. Would Launch-buyers regret buying a PS3? I highly doubt it....

Same will happen for PS4 as it did with PSP and as I have easy enough hope and confidence that Sony will get great support for the Vita and there will be games that I will 'WANT' without a doubt that is only on the Vita.

Simply though to the title of this article? Opposite then is true for the negativity. You can prematurely have hope and confidence because Sony doesn't really 'try' to let you down like Microsoft does. Negative premature assumptions just lead to ridicule as we see here, from those that know better that it's too early or that it's naive of most things they would say.

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Benjaminkno1305d ago

Like any system... not till there's a price drop

asmith23061305d ago

Short on coffers are we? Or just cheap? Funny how most people will buy phones and tablets for over 500 yet they won't do the same for consoles even if they are into gaming.

BrianC62341305d ago

That is crazy, isn't it. People throw away hundreds of dollars on Apple stuff like it doesn't matter. Time to buy a gaming console and they get cheap.

Jaqen_Hghar1305d ago

a man agrees. Also a phone will be outdated in a year while a game console will be focus of the company and get all the latest stuff and be the most advanced in its line for SEVEN years! A console holds its value like no other electronic device (iphone 4 already free on contract when you paid $200 for it just 2 years ago).

kayoss1305d ago

The crazy thing is that most of these people drop 500 on a tablet and they use it to play games. O_o most of the time the tablet is there to keep their kids quiet and occupy.

Benjaminkno1305d ago

I'm mostly talking about the tendency for the first shipments of consoles that seem to crap out after a year or so. My 360, Ps3, all broke shortly after I bought them. Maybe you guys didn't hear about all those problems. Even my Wii's disk drive went out after a few years.

Apple's the same way, though I don't have any of their products right now.

There's not much support until after the first year as well, so I think I have a pretty good idea what I'm talking about...

(33 "disagrees"... you guys are a bunch of jokes...)

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delboy1305d ago

You can't compare phones or tablets to ps4 or any console.
A console is a toy, phones and tablets are not.

And NO ps4 is not worth day one buy, no real inovation over competition!
I'm fine with my ps3 and wiiu combo till 2015 or till the price drops.
As for graphics,no wow factor for me with ps4, I have a PC :-P

Kornholic1304d ago

Quite the contrary - iPhones and iPads are very expensive, useless toys!

IcarusOne1304d ago

@Korn

That's how we know you're using them wrong.

brave27heart1305d ago

@Benjaminkno

Funny, my day one 60gb PS3 which averages 12 hours a week use has never skipped a beat (touch wood). Maybe Im in the minority but Sony products have always been solid for me. And a friend who bought his 40gb three months into launch ran into issues and Sony sent out a next day replacement so Id call that good support.

Septic1305d ago

Ah the inevitable question every time a console comes out- is it worth it because its basically a PC/PC's can do more etc.

History has proven that consoles more than hold their own. Many may scoff at the ageing specs of the old consoles now, but even to this day, consoles offer what PC's do not and that is:

* Ease of use- you put in the CD and play- no installs or worrying about hardware requirements

* System parity as far as specs go- you won't be prejudiced because someone has a powerful system than you

* GAMES- the simple fact of the matter is, there are exclusive games that consoles offer and that PCs do not have (and vice versa).

We do not know what the price of the PS4 is but yes, now, consoles will be even more worth it than they were traditionally by virtue of their new features and functions and the manner in which they execute them.

TLDR: Consoles are here to stay and for good reason.

Xof1305d ago

Well, it's going to be a bit different than before, because not only can PCs do more... PS3s can do more, too.

Jaqen_Hghar1305d ago

A man would add that consoles give you more specs for less as well. A man could not build a PC with the specs of the PS4 for $400 because Sony buys parts in bulk and gets discounts from manufacturers. They can also make up for a loss in manufacturing by selling games and online services and peripherals on the console.

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fredolopez1305d ago

it's worth it if you're gonna use it.