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Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 347d ago | article

Is It Wise to Pre-order an Xbox One or a PS4 Console?

The Xbox One and PS4 have been available for pre-order for a while now and it is getting harder and harder to place an order because most if not all reservations have been taken. Fans of both consoles run to stores like GameStop once they hear their favorite upcoming console is up for pre-order, they want to be the first to get their hands on the hot new gaming entertainment system, and not miss a beat of what each console has to offer right from the start. But here it lies, the defective ones that most inevitably are present in any first batch of any electronic equipment. (PS4, Xbox One)

PopRocks359  +   347d ago
If there's a bunch of games for them that you want to play, then heck yeah. Defective units (if any) should be covered by a warranty.
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sobotz  +   347d ago
No. you should pre-order it
golding89  +   347d ago
lol come on.. this again?
NegativeCreepWA  +   347d ago
Yes, you're guaranteed one at launch. You can always cancel if you change your mind. Also buy a warranty with them regardless, faulty consoles have been pretty normal for a few generations now.
Evil_Ryu  +   347d ago
i disagree you should never buy warranty ...i use to work for best buy to many loop holes
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cellur111  +   347d ago
You do know you can buy warranties at other places? Not just best buy..
shibster88  +   347d ago
Thats why im waiting a month just incase there is any issues I wont get caught up in it, hopefully there will be nothing but with 360 and the rings of dead etc, would rather hold out another month and play bf4 on old gen for alittle longer, but thats my view and won5 be everyone's view.
Supermax  +   347d ago
Have both paid for I'm not waiting
LOGICWINS  +   347d ago
Objectively speaking, no. Your putting down money to buy a console at the point in its life cycle where its the most expensive and has the smallest library...hence giving you the least bang for your buck.

Emotionally speaking, it depends on how "badly" you want a new system.

Theres no right or wrong answer.

You could argue that getting a PS4 early is a good idea to get all those free titles that will expire in a month or so. Not something I care about particularly, but that could be important to some.
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JokesOnYou  +   347d ago
Personally I've always believed its the early adopters who get the most bang for their buck, I get to play every exclusive/multiplat on my own terms as they release, I'm not in a situation of missing out on old gems that especially for multiplayer have lost their luster because everybody has moved on to the sequel or Im playing catch up to Mass Effect story after folks have spoiled the ending, sure thats all cheaper if you wait but as an adult my gaming hobby relative to other adult hobbies is already cheap....gaming has been my passion since I was a kid, I pay for the experience, the excitement of a new IP, sequel, rather than waiting but I fully understand some can't afford to do that or they just dont care as much.

I got to have my X1 day one and if not it would be ps4 day one.
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shibster88  +   347d ago
Agreed, waiting a month is nothing considering you will have the console for7 plus years wwhat's a month or two.
josephayal  +   347d ago
no, maybe next year or 2015
n4rc  +   347d ago
Screw that noise.. Waited a long time for this new gen.. My 360 never rrod and even if there are problems.. Its under warranty.

But as I've said before.. 400-500 isn't the end of the world.. My phone costs that.. Losing it would ruin my day but that's about it..

It is a lot of money.. But if it warrants this kind of concern, should you really be buying one in the first place? They are a luxury and shouldn't be purchased by people that can't afford them.. Or afford to lose them

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