If we can learn anything from the phenomenal crowds at the Eurogamer Expo each year, it would seem that gamers will travel far and wide to get their hands on a game before anyone else. Even if it means a three hour journey and a one hour queue to play the latest must-have AAA title, then so be it.
With this is mind, I cannot help but think that the UK release date of the PS4 on November 29th is a slight misstep by Sony. Nearly every AAA release such as Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 4, Assassin’s Creed 4 and Battlefield 4 can be enjoyed on your current console.As customers, we pre-order and purchase our favourite games as soon as they are released, so if the average gamer has their hands on the year’s big releases and the behemoth that is known as GTA V comes online in October, what incentive is there for you to upgrade to next-gen gaming?
The majority of gamers that I have had the pleasure of conversing with have echoed the same sentiments and when asked the question about PS4 or Xbox One, their replies seem to consist of “I’m going to wait; there’s no point in upgrading yet.”