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?

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allformats1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

NeverEnding19891531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

iGAM3R-VIII1531d 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......

HammadTheBeast1531d 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.

kingmushroom1531d 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.

TomOfAllTrades1531d 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?

Williamson1531d 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.

MysticStrummer1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

Bathyj1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

T21531d 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

fenome1531d 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

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Abash1531d 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

Crazyglues1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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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Crazyglues1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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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Akuma2K1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

T21531d 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)

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Utalkin2me1531d ago (Edited 1531d 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

georgeenoob1531d ago

Cause it's Sony. End of discussion. PS4 can be a turd and fanboys will still think its superior to X1

CGI-Quality1531d 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.

Utalkin2me1531d ago

Wow, way to add to the discussion and try to disapprove my point. Your insightful comments are indeed taken into consideration.

MysticStrummer1531d 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_II1531d 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

solidjun51528d ago

Dude...shut up. I wish you can get lower than 1 bubble.

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UnHoly_One1531d ago

You have no allegiance to brand, but you put "Greatness awaits" in your post?

Uh huh.

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dedicatedtogamers1531d 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.

TripC501531d 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."

Utalkin2me1531d ago

Did you do the same thing with a WiiU also?

TripC501531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

Utalkin2me1531d 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.

TripC501531d ago (Edited 1531d 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.

JBSleek1531d ago

Price is likely the biggest factor followed by their preference for Sony exclusive games.

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