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Submitted by Septic 989d ago | opinion piece

Why you might want to buy all 3 next-gen consoles

With the reveal of the Xbox One, the next-gen battle just got a lot more interesting. All 3 giants, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are trying their best to win their way into your living room but it appears that each company has adopted a different approach in designing their respective consoles. Whilst many of you may have already made up your minds about which console you are committed to purchasing (or have already purchased the Wii U), you might want to keep an open mind about what all 3 consoles can offer you. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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NYC_Gamer  +   989d ago
I always buy two consoles to go along side my PC
darthv72  +   989d ago
the main reason
to own them all is there will always be games you cant play on any other system.

Its expensive to support the different platforms but no one every said this was a cheap hobby.

Many will proclaim their loyalty to one but eventually there will be something that compels them to pick up the others as well.

And you know what...its okay to like games that may not be on your primary system. It isnt like you are cheating with another person. You are just enjoying games on another console.
Ashunderfire86  +   989d ago
I did it this generation, can't wait to do it next. Just get the systems years apart. I will get PS4 or Xbox One during launch, and get a second one in spring or summer. Then I will get the Wii U when Mario Smash Bro 4 comes out( assuming 2015).
thechosenone  +   988d ago
Always on/connect DRM, blocked used games unnecessary focus on TV do not interest me at all!

I will be gaming on 4 platforms next gen, PS4, Wii U, PC and Vita. I don't have more time to watch TV or anything else so that'll be about it for me.
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wastedcells  +   988d ago
I'm the same. I have all three for the exclusives but I haven't played my 360 in years. Personally halo and gears got old fast. Hope X1 has more variety in its exclusives.
MysticStrummer  +   988d ago
PS4 for the games

WiiU for the possibly innovative use of the touchpad/second screen.

One in case you lose your remote.
PopRocks359  +   989d ago
I won't support a console with a universal block on used games. PS4 and Wii U for me.
darthv72  +   989d ago
then...
you should really only list the wii-u.

sony hasnt been as forth coming about their used plans either. They support used games but saying they support used games isnt the same as 100% free to play used games.

Just like MS, they could enact some type of fee. One thing many arent taking into consideration is their 3rd party stance. Basically they are saying that if others WANT to do it or impose an online only DRM...that's up to them.

If sony were so inclined they could flat out stop the 3rd parties from doing that but.....they are taking the wait and see approach. How is that really any confirmation from Sony that they wont change their mind? It isnt.

And its okay to admit that we dont know rather than trying to spread misinformation or incomplete information. Sony is working their own things out just like MS.

As of now, its probably easier for Sony to watch the hate flow on an idea they too have probably been thinking of doing.

I say probably as its only speculation. Not fact. So lets stop taking the speculation as fact until we get all the information.
PopRocks359  +   989d ago
Sany HAS been straightforward about that strategy. You can look up DragonKnight's blog on the matter. They have stated they will NOT bar used games, but they will give publishers the option to do so.

That's far from perfect (and I will not support any of those publishers) but the Xbox One is enforcing a universal block on ALL used games, whether or not the publisher wished for it.

If there's one good aspect about Nintendo being "behind the times" it's that they don't even humor this kind of crap.
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zeroskie  +   989d ago
It just doesn't seem like that will be SONY's move especially after they showed off an Indie game and their increased partnership with Bungie. We'll see at E3 I guess.
dasbeer88  +   989d ago
It's not the consoles but rather the games. I won't support games that will require DRM.
darthv72  +   988d ago
@pop
i did read it. you should read my response.

Basically sony has said they support used games. they NEVER said what kind of support but we can all universally agree that it means the person will be able to buy a used game and play it.

Now the missing part they have yet to disclose is will there be any additional factors imposed by their service or the 3rd parties to attain that used game. They know as well as anyone, there is some serious scratch to be made from the 2nd hand market.

Leaving the 'option' open to the 3rd parties does not absolve them of taking that same side. It only blurs the vision to see the possibility they will do it.

Its their company, their rules and they can change them at any time regardless of what we think. But like i said before, that is just speculation as to how it could work.

Take everything each company says with some serious grains of salt because we still dont know all there is to know. We may never know.....you know?
Donnieboi  +   988d ago
@Poprocks:
Preach it man. I'm also supporting Wii U too now. To hell with CableBoxOne. And u already know i'm getting a ps4 too, no question.
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quantae06  +   988d ago
Some developers will actually get more money through DLC's. Because some people will skip out on what they consider to be a solid secondary game, but because of a $60 price they wont get it. But that same person had plans of buying DLC for that game through time.
golding89  +   989d ago
ps4 and xbox one for me.
andibandit  +   989d ago
Maybe when i get really old and just looking for the remote becomes hard...maybe then i'll get the xbox.
Or maybe if I pursue my dreams of becomming the ultimate couch potato.
DCfan  +   989d ago
PS4 if it doesn't go the route of Xbone, Wii U for sure once it has all of Nintendo's awesome 1st party games

EDIT: I already have a PC
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_QQ_  +   989d ago
PC for multiplats and the best online/competative games and experience. PS4 and WiiU for exclusives.
towelie1288  +   989d ago
i will probably buy both and i already have a badass gaming pc
Majin-vegeta  +   989d ago
PS4/PC/WII U is the combo to own next gen.
SexyGamerDude  +   989d ago
I'm thinking about going the PC route. I hear Steam has some pretty nice deals.
tiffac008  +   989d ago
If I can only afford all of them. Sadly, I do not think I can replicate what I did this generation when I was able to afford all consoles. The economy is just not what it use to be.
thehitman  +   989d ago
If I had a Xbox One with my PS4 the only thing I would enjoy saying to it is Xbox Switch to Playstation.
from the beach  +   989d ago
Because you can?

I want to play the next Mario, the next Rare game and the next Killzone..
die_fiend  +   988d ago
The next Rare game? Didn't know people had such low standards
from the beach  +   988d ago
..is that the best you've got?

:D
WillM17  +   989d ago
Wii U never and never
cleft5  +   989d ago
Ps4/PC/Wiiu thats the way I will go.
Thefreeman012  +   989d ago
Im not dropping over a grand for two different systems. One is enough for me( and it sure as hell wont be the WiiU )
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zeroskie  +   989d ago
PS4/PC. Hoping my friends get a Wii U so I can play smash.
GreenRanger  +   989d ago
PS4 and Wii U for me.
The SECOND Microsoft said that Kinect was mandatory for the Xbox One, i said "Screw that".
I didn't expect that Kinect being mandatory was only the tip of the giant iceberg.
RuleofOne343  +   989d ago
Will get Xbox one,may also get a ps4 just not at the same time. THE Wii U just not my cup of tea.
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whoyouwit04  +   989d ago
I am buying all 3 Regardless, I Never went a generation since the 16 bit era (8 bit I was only nintendo) with out owning all consoles.
whoyouwit04  +   989d ago
I am buying all 3 regardless, I have owned all consoles since the 16 bit era ( 8 bit I was strictly Nintendo) and will continue this gen.
Jek_Porkins  +   989d ago
I'm buying all 3, I'm happy the Wii U launched earlier so I already have that one bought, now it's on to the PS4 and Xbox One. I have the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 this generation as well, had Xbox, PS2, Gamecube and Dreamcast the generation before. I don't like being excluded by exclusives...get it?

Anyway...lol
If you can afford it, it's the best way to go.
tigertron  +   989d ago
Just PS4 for the time being, until an Xbox One slim comes out and if it has a good library of exclusives and Microsoft ditch their anti-used game campaign.
AO1JMM  +   988d ago
The exclusives

I always own all 3 due to the games.
ceedubya9  +   988d ago
I'm getting all 3. Haven't decided 100% on the order in which I'll get them yet though.
Mastarace  +   988d ago
xbox one is not even a console. They never called it that once in the conference.
LordDhampire  +   988d ago
I know the xbox one and ps4, but whats the other next gen console?
chadboban  +   988d ago
PS4, Wii U, PC plus handhelds for me.
Tzuno  +   988d ago
i hope they will pirate the shit out of XboxOne.
PigPen  +   988d ago
I'll think about it when I become rich.
SAYGUH  +   988d ago
Can't do it, we're in the Great Depression 2. I support myself & can only afford 1 console with all the controls, accessories, & games. Yea outta the question for more than you guys think
Knushwood Butt  +   988d ago
Thanks, but just one is fine.
stefan771  +   988d ago
I'll just get a PS4
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