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Why Are Fans Buying a PS4 at Launch?

According to a survey of 30,000 IGN users that was conducted on June 25 and 26, nearly 41% said that they intend on purchasing a PlayStation 4 at launch. So it seems as if the next logical question to ask is: Why? (PS4)

allformats  +   866d ago
Because we are excited about games again. Because of its power. Because Sony actually cares about gamers. Because of Mark Cerny. Because of all the exclusives coming to the system. Because we have no allegiance to a brand, but rather allegiance to the greatness of play and with PlayStation 4....

Greatness awaits.

One more things: It's $100 cheaper than the competition.
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NeverEnding1989  +   866d ago
Everyone from fans to SONY head honchos are looking to quickly forget about the disastrous PS3 and get back to the PS2 glory days.

Also, we know from the PS3 launch and every time a new iPhone releases that people will buy regardless of the ridiculous price.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   866d ago
ahahahahaa NO.

I'm not even gonna talk some sense into you, because 100 N4G people already did and you still didn't learn......
HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
Actually, we all remember that, which is why it's so great that they've come back like this.

And even through the "disastrous" launch, PS3's beaten X360 in sales, despite the years head start as well.
kingmushroom  +   866d ago
It wasn't that bad but Sony is Learning from its mistakes,that's why the PS4 is a beast and is on many gamers minds.

The Last of US is PS3's Golden moment and a Epic way to take us right into next gen.
TomOfAllTrades  +   866d ago
That was then....this is now, why the hell are you dwelling on the past?

It's like you feel the need to hang on to a trouble that isn't yours.

Are you problematic?
Williamson  +   866d ago
Say what you want about the ps3 but sony never gave up on its fans, the ps3 is still getting tons of exclusive games. In my eyes and many others it was the best console to own this gen.
MysticStrummer  +   866d ago
"why the hell are you dwelling on the past?"

Because back then the 360 was in first place.

OT - I want a PS4 at launch because the launch titles are looking so good I'm actually having a hard time deciding which ones to buy. Luckily one of my most anticipated games is Planetside 2, and it will be completely free so that will make things easier on my wallet. Usually I buy 2-3 games with a console when it launches, but this time I could buy none and still have plenty to play for awhile since DC Online Universe and Warframe will be free also. Blacklight too, though I don't know if that's a launch title.

$399 and I'll already have games to play. Doesn't get much better than that.
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Bathyj  +   866d ago
Disastrous PS3?

Did we just watch the same console generation?

What I saw was a machine launch early with incomplete unreliable hardware, that everyone bought (myself included) because thats all there was going to be for a year, only to be supported for half its lifespan and then swept under the rug by its parent company and had the worst failure rate of probably any consumer electronics in history yet somehow still managed to avoid a total recall.

Then I saw another, more expensive machine launch later (fact), had no games (lies), heaps of media hate (fact) and pretty much was the cause of the rise of internet trolling, console bashing, fanboys and FUD. (Also fact).

Despite this the latter sold faster than the former from the moment it came out, delivered better games, more often and more varied, and still does it to this day with new IP's still coming in its 7th year. Plus its sold more overall, not that I care.

In what bizarre parallel universe can that be deemed disastrous, and before you go bu bu but PS2, marketshare, every generation starts at zero, and its anyones to win. Nothing is a given. No one is guaranteed success based on the past.

PSOne was the first console to ever sell 100 million units.
PS2 was the 2nd.
In all likelihood PS3 will do it 3 times in a row.

Sonys worst selling console outsold Microsofts best selling console so think about that when you want to troll next. Sony got through its curse of 3 with flying colours. We will see how MS handles theirs, but so far its not looking good. In fact, you could say its looking "Disastrous".

PS I cant believe you had the nerve to use the words ridiculous price.
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T2  +   866d ago
Lol what a troll ... Ps3 was expensive at launch but it was full of great tech, bc, and got great games ... I Used it for everything
fenome  +   865d ago
Uh, no. Actually it's because I loved my PSone, PS2 and yes, I do love my PS3 and I can't wait to see what they do with the next iteration
Abash  +   866d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, DriveClub, and Watch_Dogs will be available at launch with inFamous: Second Son available soon after.

Also, $399 is a sweet entry point that allows me to be able to afford to get it at launch.

The last factor is I dont know how available the PS4 will be in the first half of 2014 if there are shortages, Id rather get one as soon as I can to avoid any hassles getting it later
Crazyglues  +   866d ago
One word... -Battlefield 4-

-That's why I'm buying my PS4 at launch instead of just waiting until 2014 for Destiny and The Division..

I really want to play the 64 player Amazing Graphics BF4 on PS4 - So Day One for me... (Huge Battlefield Fan-been playing since Battlefield 2: Modern Combat on the first Xbox back in 2005)

And of course I was already getting a PS4 so why wait, at $399 that's a sweet deal..(Not to mention it's coming out Nov -early Christmas Present to myself -I also plan on upgrading the hard drive to a 1TB so that will give me enough time to get it all set up before key games start coming out..

-add a second controller and I'm set for 2014 and it's going to be an amazing year for Gaming.. A lot of Must haves are dropping in 2014 -

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HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
Kill zone here.
Crazyglues  +   866d ago
@ HammadTheBeast

Yeah that should be good too, I really like K3

----------- but back to my comment above.

LMAO @ the disagrees.... I love how people disagree with my personal reason for why I bought my PS4 now instead of waiting... as if they are in my head and somehow know another reason why I did it... LoL

Oh you guys make me laugh so hard, it's why I keep coming back...

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Akuma2K  +   866d ago
Same and my clan mates can wait to play BF4 and the 64 player chaos is gonna be awesome.

I'm gonna upgrade my PS4 HDD to 1TB as well so i won't have to worry about running out of space because we're gonna see more games come out much faster for the console this next gen because of the easier hardware the developers are excited to work with.

NFS Rivals
The Crew (racing game)
Batman Arkham Origins
The Order 1886
The Evil Within

....those games are just the tip of the iceberg for the PS4, good times ahead concerning games.
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T2  +   866d ago
Fully agree but you shouldnt be too shocked about disagrees ... You had lots of statements that could technically be disagreed with ... Even saying bf4 will be awesome I dont know how u disagree with that but maybe they dont like bf (crazy I know)
Utalkin2me  +   866d ago
Nice another article, with the title being a rhetorical question.


I thought there was an article showing exclusives over the last 3 years between 360 and PS3. Maybe you need to go summarize in that article. Far from disastrous my friend. Also the Iphone is way different then PS3. The Ps3 was way better then far as the 360 on the market.

Better system
Bigger HDD
Blu ray
rechargeable controllers
Free online play
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georgeenoob  +   866d ago
Cause it's Sony. End of discussion. PS4 can be a turd and fanboys will still think its superior to X1
CGI-Quality  +   866d ago
Good thing the majority of what they put out is worthy of gamer attention. Shame you'll never own a PlayStation to understand that, though.
Utalkin2me  +   866d ago
Wow, way to add to the discussion and try to disapprove my point. Your insightful comments are indeed taken into consideration.
MysticStrummer  +   866d ago
George still thinks it's only Sony fans who don't like the One.

I've got news for you George (N4G). There will be former MS fans who will at least buy PS4 first, if not ignore the One altogether, and it's MS's own fault.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   865d ago
georgeenoob + 0m ago
Cause it's Sony. End of discussion. PS4 can be a turd and fanboys will still think its superior to X1

I will just go out on a limb and say you are in fact the turd.. have a nice day
solidjun5  +   863d ago
Dude...shut up. I wish you can get lower than 1 bubble.
UnHoly_One  +   866d ago
You have no allegiance to brand, but you put "Greatness awaits" in your post?

Uh huh.
dedicatedtogamers  +   866d ago
Because this gen has gone on for 7 years (8 years if you count the Xbox 360's launch in 2005) and people want something new.
TripC50  +   866d ago
I wait a while before investing in a product. Although the console looks great on paper I can't purchase until I've tried it at a friend's house and say "I've got to get one of these."
Utalkin2me  +   866d ago
Did you do the same thing with a WiiU also?
TripC50  +   866d ago
Despite getting flooded with dislikes, Yes.
I like the gamepad and I like Nintendo games. I plan on possibly going WiiU PS4 route if my time with PS4 warrants a purchase.
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Utalkin2me  +   866d ago
Sorry for your disagrees, doesn't mean anything. I am just curious of why you liked Nintendos launch lineup and why you thought it added to gameplay with the gamepad.
TripC50  +   866d ago
The gamepad is what sold me mostly. It has a surprisingly fast browser and I have a tiny apartment so it reaches to the bedroom and bathroom. Internet, Netflix, gaming in my hands. I know its a gimmicky thing to like but its cool. I'm using it right now to type this. I never owned a touch computer or ipad so that is maybe why I fell for it. It's just cool beans. And I invested in it because I know Nintendo's first party games will be great.

But the launch lineup had no influence. Nintendo will deliver a classic for the console. Like every console they release.
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JBSleek  +   866d ago
Price is likely the biggest factor followed by their preference for Sony exclusive games.
trickman888  +   866d ago
Why not?
MizTv  +   866d ago
Exclusive games
MrTrololo  +   866d ago
PS will always have better exclusive than Xbox. That why many prefer PS. Plus many indie game are going to come out for PS4 and not Xbox One.
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Utalkin2me  +   866d ago
Yeah he meant to say consistently more and better exclusives. Thanks for correcting him...

But here ya go if you're trolling....
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   865d ago
Rockstar_5 + 18h ago

Rockstar_5  +   866d ago
Well exclusives of course not much of features like Xbox One but still worth it
TheRealHeisenberg  +   866d ago
I'm not. Waiting until it is $300.00 USD or less. Same for Xbox One.
gobluesamg  +   866d ago
Haha cheap bastard!
T2  +   866d ago
Meh cant find too much wrong with this statement .. Everyone has an entry price ... I find 399 fair price for ps4 and 299 is also my entry for xbone
Baka-akaB  +   866d ago
What do you mean why ? Obviously i'm already fan of the launch titles . And since i'll own both a ps3 and ps4 , of course i'll rather play a pS4 version of the same fall 2013 multiplatform
Supermax  +   866d ago
Ign is in Sonys pocket.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   866d ago
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo buddy, everybody knows that IGN, hell all of the media prefer bad I meant M$.
_FantasmA_  +   866d ago
You obviously haven't been to The website as whole is pro M$, but you can tell some of the main guys there prefer Sony. They just can't show it too much because M$ will probably stop their payments.
Smoey  +   866d ago
Easy: NEW SHINY!!!

I'm looking forward to something fresh even if it isn't a significant difference (O-Rift).
elhebbo16  +   866d ago
to support Guerrilla Games with KZ:SF, and to enjoy the new gen of course.
jorellpogi  +   866d ago
The 399usd price tag is the main reason plus the PS4 has the best first party studios.
310dodo  +   866d ago
I paid off my PS4
but now I am seriously wondering about the X1

I actually think the new Kinect stuff, and Tv stuff sounds pretty cool. I just dont know though.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   866d ago
why do fans by a ps4 at launch?
cause they are fans???
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WeAreLegion  +   866d ago
Games!!! :D And graphics!!! And pretty much everything else!
Bathyj  +   866d ago
To be honest, all I'm really looking forward too at launch is Killzone, which looks like it will really freshen up the series, and Watchdogs which looks like a great Sandbox to tinker in.

So yes, one of those games I could get on another platform, even one I already own, but great games are a given on Playstation, so I'm getting a PS4 for whats to come, not whats available at launch.

Having said that, Second Son was the best thing I saw at E3, I'm really excited to see what Naughty Dog and Media Molecule have up their sleeves, and my most anticipated game, and has been since we first heard about it is The Last Guardian and I can only hope its constant delays have been so it can be moved to PS4. If fact I would be disappointed at this point if it came out only on PS3 even though I need to buy a new machine to play it.

Roll on the next gen.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   866d ago
Ah, Naughty Dog
Im just so curious!
The Last of Us looks and plays awesome
Now with (finally) more powerfull tech and easier to program for, they'll probably make another PS top game
Bathyj  +   866d ago
I dont think thats really dawned on people yet. As good as PS4 looks already, we still have no idea about Naughty Dog are up to. Best Devs of the generation, hands down. Last of Us is a masterpiece, and thats not just a marketing slogan. It really is.

Media Molecule. Personally I think LBP2 is the best game of the generation. It seems like its for casuals and it is, but its so hardcore too. I was planning out vehicles and contraptions in Autocad and then building them in LBP. With their new creation tools, taking out that barrier between creativity and practical application I cant wait to see what they have in store for us next.

And Team ICO. I think Last Guardian is a PS4 game now and I think it will come sooner rather than later. Think about it, I think they made that decision long ago knowing it would mean they skipped the PS3 generation completely. They need to come out hard and justify their existence. A triple A title on PS4 will just make everyone forget about the long wait.

And all of this will be just the first 2 years of a near decade long reign for PS4.
BlingBlaine  +   866d ago
Exclusive, exclusives, exclusives yes 56 ps3 exclusives and only 12 for xbox360 this generation.

Planetside 2 is my game and I will be addicted to watchdogs at the same time.

Killzone will be on the back burner with bf4.

Planetside 2 ooooohhh yeeeeah.
No_Limit  +   866d ago
I will get mine in late 2014 or early 2015.

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