Submitted by deadlydragon121 750d ago | opinion piece

Which Next Generation Console Should You Buy?

Gadget Mill: We are slowly but surely approaching a new wave of next generation consoles. Sony have already pushed the boat out by announcing the PS4 in their PlayStation Event press conference. Microsoft as of now are still playing their cards close to their chest and Nintendo have already gone ahead and released the Wii-U. The Wii-U in my opinion doesn’t count as next generation – so I’ll class them as a ‘new generation console’ they pride themselves under.

Some people have already gone ahead and made their mind up about which console they will buy – this is evident by their attitude towards their favourite console including comments they make mentioning things like ‘first day buy’ on every positive article related to their favourite console. I was also like this previous generation but have decided to keep an open mind this generation! Although I do plan to buy all the next generation consoles as I did this generation. (Culture, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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Bumpmapping  +   750d ago | Well said
Walker  +   750d ago
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Abash  +   750d ago
It's too early to tell, but Im all for going net gen with a PS4 with the games it's getting
darthv72  +   750d ago
all of them.....
then again (speaking for myself) I am a console gigolo. I like this industry too much to buy just one.
inveni0  +   750d ago
I love this industry more than anyone I know, and I won't be buying an Xbox unless it's the Xbox 180 (meaning that Microsoft has done a complete turnaround in the direction they're taking the platform).

BUT, there's no way of knowing what the nextBox will be. So I can't decide if ill buy one or not. I CAN say that I'll be a day-one PS4 owner, though.
buddymagoo  +   749d ago
The biggest thing for me is that I can trust Sony to deliver on the quantity and quality of games I require.
SOD_Delta  +   750d ago
PS4 only for me
Get a job u bum XP
NukaCola  +   750d ago
Well for now, PS4 has secured a day one. MS has their chance to shine this E3, but based on what Xbox 360 has become...I am not completely secure in their next system.
'based on what Xbox 360 has become'..... You make it sound like PS3 is better!

TIP: It's not!
jujubee88  +   750d ago
Looks at avatar..

(Ps4 for me too)
raWfodog  +   750d ago
I'll more than likely get both, like I always have. As long as they have games I want to play.
UnholyLight  +   749d ago
Both for me as well. Incredibly stupid to say one or the other at this point because Microsoft hasn't shown anything yet!!
SuperLupe  +   750d ago
Asking this question on N4G makes no sense.
DigitalSmoke  +   750d ago
A site that brings community filtered news, is far more fair then a 98% of the regular news sources where everything happens behind closed doors, moneys handed and all.

If this site draws more Sony suporters then its for a good reason, and there is no shame in that cause it just shows how aware Sony users are.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   750d ago
Gotta wait and see what MS introduces first.

EDIT: Though what @Lupe said asking this question on N4G doesn't make sense.

Majority of people on N4G will say PS4 anyway so the question is completely pointless. Generalizing, people on here don't like Xbox.

I understand if someone says 720 and gets disagrees because, well, we know nothing about the 720. But that's not why N4G disagrees when somebody says Xbox. N4G just plain hastes Xbox lol.
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TheTwelve  +   750d ago
Beware of the condescending guys who will say "Be a real gamer and buy both". As for me? PS4. ---- 12
showtimefolks  +   750d ago
for me its ps4 only, not because wiiu or next xbox won't be good. Its because i don't have time to play as many games and to justify the spending on 2 systems

ps4 because i been a playstation fan since day one and know for sure sony will deliver content

i could careless about all the features, if you can deliver games and let me play for free online than that's value to me
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Gildarts  +   750d ago
This article is bullshit. 720 isn't even announced yet and we don't know what its capable of.
1up  +   750d ago
umm yeah im going out on a limb here....it will play video games.
user7693958  +   750d ago
no question here..
only few will get a xbox over a PS4.

this site may seem as full of PS4 fans but the true is that Sony has won out like.. they want to please the gamers.. and obviously we Gamers appreciate that.
this this is a unfair question sine Sony has all the hype in their favor so far.
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amiga-man  +   750d ago
PS4 the nextbox is not even a consideration while they continue to force subscription charges on me to use MY internet.
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donman1  +   750d ago
Same here.
JsonHenry  +   749d ago
I will own the PS4, new Xbox, Steambox, and upgrade my gaming PC as needed. There really is enough room for all of them if you have a family/kids and enough money to go around.

At THIS point with what we are told now if I had to pick just one I would choose the PS4. But I may change my mind on that when I finally get a chance to see what MS has up its sleeve.
Galacticos  +   750d ago
PS4 + PC - the perfect combination for ALL your gaming needs.
NYC_Gamer  +   750d ago
That's gonna be my combo :)
jujubee88  +   750d ago
Gunna gear up like Optimus Prime.
cookiemonster44  +   750d ago
Depends on the PC - what rig you got?
xHeavYx  +   750d ago
@Galacticos But you'll miss on Halo 5, 6, 7.... and 8............and 9
dcbronco  +   750d ago
But you'll get Uncharted 5,6,7 and inFamous 3,4,5,6, and LBP Kart 2 and LBP Little Airplane 1 and LBP Tiny Submarine 1 and Killzone Infinity and GT6,7,8,9.....

Everyone does sequels. Some just can't see it.
1up  +   750d ago
pc upgrade at the end of the year will do me better then any console. but have to have the wii u for all of nintendo's great games, i know right. i still enjoy all of nintendos first party games, helps me stay a kid.
xHeavYx  +   750d ago
@dcbronco I'd much rather get Uncharted, Infamous, LBP (regular and karting) Killzone, GT, GOW while getting new IPs (I'd list them all, but I'm new here and I don't know if there is a character limit (that's sarcasm by the way) than getting Halo, Forza, Gears and Kinect stuff
donman1  +   750d ago
Actually when it comes to 1st and 2nd party franchies.... The WiiU/PS4 is the perfect combination for all your gaming needs. We already know PS4 will get all the AAA 3rd party games.
zerocrossing  +   750d ago
Well considering we know next to nothing about MS's next console I'd say it's anyone's game.

Can't really call it with so little to go on IMO.
waltyftm  +   750d ago
Well said.
cookiemonster44  +   750d ago
You guys are clearly missing the point.
Bigpappy  +   750d ago
I don't know. What info does the aricle provide that would help me make a dicission? ....
Ryo-Hazuki  +   750d ago
PS4. Easy choice
ziggurcat  +   750d ago
most likely PS4, but probably next xbox as well later on.
wishingW3L  +   750d ago
PlayStation 4
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josephayal  +   750d ago | Well said
NeoTribe  +   750d ago
Did you not read the title? It saiz what NEXT GEN console will you get.
_QQ_  +   750d ago
in that case why is a ps4/720 running on 2 year old hardware an option? Anti Nintendo zealots are the best.
PopRocks359  +   750d ago
The Wii U is a next generation console, you goober. It comes a generation after the Wii.
kamikazepikmin  +   750d ago
shut up drone
donman1  +   750d ago
Do you not understand Next Gen covers WiiU, PS4 and XboxNext (whatever the final name is).
deanobi  +   750d ago
Number-Nine  +   750d ago
ps4. free online (?) and much better exclusives
sandman224  +   750d ago
Ps4 for now and next Xbox later. But no wii u lol.
sdozzo  +   750d ago
What the hell... Both. If you can afford it.
just-joe  +   750d ago
Insufficient information. Will wait until E3.
Jek_Porkins  +   750d ago
Already have a Wii U, I think a lot depends on price when it comes to the others. If both are $399 or less, I'll buy both, if not I'll probably buy the next Xbox simply because my favorite franchises are on that.

In all honesty though, it's way too eary to predict because we haven't heard anything from Microsoft on the next Xbox and we haven't seen the actual PS4 or had confirmed finalized specs.
fsfsxii  +   750d ago
Your favorite franchises are:
Halo 5 6 7..8.....and 9
Gears 4 5 6 7
Jek_Porkins  +   750d ago
Among others to be certain, not that I wouldn't enjoy an Uncharted 4, 5 and 6, the enevitable God Of War 4, 5 and 6, and Killzone 4, 5 and 6. Heck, we get Infamous 3, which is the third game in 5 years, but I guess it's only Microsoft that gives fans the sequels they want right?

fsfsxii  +   750d ago
3 games in 5 years. not 6 games in games in one gen
Jakens  +   749d ago
"Daddy just hit mommy at the dinner table"
from the beach  +   750d ago
All three unless you're poor or a bigot!
TheTwelve  +   750d ago
...or capable of making a real choice.
BitbyDeath  +   750d ago
Or have a life outside of gaming
jacksheen0000  +   750d ago
no one can make a decision yet until MS unveil their next gen console.

I'll have to wait and see what MS is offering first before I make my final decision as to which system I want to buy.
deafdani  +   750d ago
Regardless of whatever the author of the title "feels", the Wii U is, by definition, a next-gen console. As seeing how it's already out, it's now just a matter of time until the PS4 and Xbox 3 come out to say we've fully entered the new "current" generation.

So, I already made my decision and purchased a next-gen console this past november. And I will probably end up buying a PS4 sometime in the future. Maybe not at launch, but I think the possibilities of me passing over the next Infamous game, as well as whatever Naughty Dog makes, as well as new God of War or Motorstorm or Little Big Planet games, or new IPs... yeah, not very likely I'll pass out on all that. :P

The next Xbox has little chance with me, unless Microsoft amazes me with a slew of superb exclusive games. Halo and Gears of War, while I understand their appeal, just aren't my thing.
millzy102  +   750d ago
im in the same boat as you, i got my wii u, getting ps4 on launch for infamous but looking to get watch dogs on wii u if gamepad intergration is good, xbox has little chance as im board of halo and gears, i like forza but its not worth a console purchase when ps has gran turismo.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   750d ago
No one knows what MS has planned for their next gen console. Though, and I've been saying this for a while, if they don't change their online model, they are probably dead in the water this generation.
They have pissed away most of their customer good will these last few years, with Sony showing how to offer a paid online model that caters to the gamers, not to their own pockets.

That said, anybody claiming one indefinitely, without even seeing what MS is doing, well, that's just a really informed decision not based on personal bias at all. Facts and informed decisions though. He needs those?
Gildarts  +   750d ago
Nope 360 owners have no problem with paying online. That will not be what will doom Xbox. What will is always-online requirement and used game blocking.
bluetoto  +   750d ago
dude, ms has no problem finding a few million flukers to pay for online now so it's probable these same loopers will be fine with paying again. I hope they do as their supporters deserve to be fleeced. Facts won't will make little difference, just look at this gen.
SlapHappyJesus  +   750d ago
And, if so, I don't think they will find the market that they did this generation. People were fine, to a point, with paying for Live. I was one of them.
Once Playstation started offering what they do in terms of a paid service, people started to get annoyed. I was one of those people.
In reality, Live really isn't that much of an expense, so people don't really have a problem going along with it. It's not that they are stupid, it's that it is a requirement when going with 360. By comparison, however, it's not worth the price and having Playstation, out of the gate, offering what they do now, it will hurt Microsoft.
Don't understand the disagrees. Only thing I can guess at is at the biased statement. Still hold to that one. It's stupid to make a choice when the one console isn't even on store shelves and, for the other, nothing has been officially confirmed, only speculated, and there is nothing really to go on. But hey, people do as people do. That and attacking Xbox's online model, anyway.
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bluetoto  +   750d ago
I too was one of those that paid for live, starting back with the original xbox. Hell I didn't even pick up a sony product until GoW came out and even then I still did most of my gaming with MS.

It wasn't until KZ that I started to play the ps more. It was then that I discovered free online MP as I've spent most of my gaming life enjoying SP and splitscreen. I was livid to say the least. It was then that I became a more informed gamer but more importantly an inform consumer.

It wasn't until I saw gears that I picked up the 360 and all they have done is advance the damn MP so you keep paying for live, if you call new gamemodes/skins/weapons advancements.

Guess that's why it irks me so much that I can't seem to enlighten others as it was once done for me. It isn't about the money as I'm sure we ALL can come up with $50 for our hobby, it's the principal behind the scam.

Had I known then that supporting such a scam would lead to big pubs and others to copy such an anti-consumer business model I'd have tried to do what I'm doing now, but it seems futile.
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Cam977  +   750d ago
Ps4 and I'll never change my mind. Sony are at the forefront of top exclusives and offer an excellent user-friendly experience. That does of course ignore their abysmal, predictable customer service.
Gamer-40  +   750d ago
Ps4 and Xbox, later WiiU.
stragomccloud  +   750d ago
All of them are/will be awesome.
Npugz7  +   750d ago
PS4 for me!!!
Coach_McGuirk  +   750d ago
SprigganN4G  +   750d ago
PS4, alongside my PC
kamikazepikmin  +   750d ago
"the wii u in my opinion doesnt count as next gen." what an arrogant piece of garbage you truly are.
deadlydragon121  +   750d ago
Reggie said it himself this isn't next gen but 'new gen' :)
MasterCornholio  +   750d ago
Between the PS4 and the 720 (I don't consider the Wii U next gen just a slight upgrade over current gen IMO). Currently I'm leaning towards the PS4 but that can change if Microsoft does a better job with the 720 (which I doubt)

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TuxedoMoon  +   750d ago
The Wii-u first...then PS4 later down the line for me. This all does depend on the console price and the games.
deadlydragon121  +   750d ago
Out of interest, what makes you want the Wii-U? I'm tempted to buy one too but I'm just not sold on it especially as I come across articles claiming there aren't many games out for it. I'm sure that would all change come E3 though.
TuxedoMoon  +   750d ago
Nintendo games: Smash bros 4, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade 2, the inevitable Mario and Zelda games...maybe a surprise Nintendo game?
younghavok  +   750d ago
THe Wii U is a great system that adds its own extra features into games, such as Miiverse and remote play, which trust me are both great. Besides that it had one of the best console launches in history and has plenty of good titles on the horizon. Free online services and the eshop works great. Its worth owning for the exclusives its getting alone. Besides the things announced the things that havent been announced (like retros games, fatal frame, Metroid) are just as good. Nintendo will have plenty of great games from its own developers plus its getting two of the biggest games of the year with AC4 and Watch Dogs
cookiemonster44  +   750d ago
Wii U sucks imo
dafegamer  +   750d ago
nah. wii U is imo always guaranteed to have Zelda and 3d Mario, which i love
browngamer41  +   750d ago
So does your comment-good thing we get to voice our opinions.
Half-Mafia  +   750d ago
I will probably have a WiiU before the PS4 comes out. But Im getting the PS4 day 1.

vega275  +   750d ago
I'm getting the next xbox day one.
4lc4pon3  +   750d ago
This is not hate towards Xbox but honestly I may skip the NextBox this round. I own both consoles so I cant say that Im a fanboy of one or the other.

I find myself on my PS3 way more because there are just so many more single player games to be had and I really like PSN+ since I got it free for one year and it gives me lots of benefits.

The only reason I am keeping my 360 at the moment is for the New Gears of war and that's pretty much it. The 360 games listing for myself is really lame. I don't honestly care for Kinect at all and I don't care to pay to play online per year.

Unless the Xbox changes things up this year and gets some first party devs and NEW IPS I wont be getting the next Xbox. Especially if everything is geared towards the Kinect 2.0 then I really wont be getting it.
deadlydragon121  +   750d ago
To be fair the PS4 does have its own Kinect type add on with the dual cameras. Not too sure how heavily Sony is planning to use those in their games though..
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