Next-gen consoles are right around the corner, but should you really be buying in day one?
I wish! But unfortunately, that's not happening for me. Have other things to attend to and what not. I already dropped $400 on a PS4, and I'm planning to buy Killzone, Battlefield, and Watch Dogs (currently have those preordered). I might be switching my Watch Dogs preorder to Knack or a second controller though. I HATE that "GameStop Edition" banner. Ruins my case. I'll be dropping $500 next year (hopefully) when Halo comes out, most likely. Along with Titanfall and Forza 5. Or whenever a new Gears comes out, if it does.
I'm most likely on the same path. Still trying to pay off all of my PS4 stuff in between jobs. I just graduated college and am in the process of taking a big step in my life that requires my time, energy and especially money (moving out of my parents house, as well). I'll be getting my PS4 to help me through these times haha Xbox One will most likely be somewhere down the line. Probably when the price drops and I feel a bit more comfortable with their stance. If this generation taught me anything, it's that I can wait until I get another console. These generations keep getting longer and longer. haha
Hope everything goes smooth for you man.
Good luck out there in the real world bro. Hope everything goes well for you. Can't wait to be in your position in ten years!
Should You Drop $1,000 on Next-Gen Come November? Nah, 399$ is just enough.
PS4 1st. Xbox one when they inevitably release a non kinnect bundle
I agree. I will drop £425 for the Xbox One when I have qualified but with me just about to start a Primary PGCE in a week and being a killzone fan I am going for a PS4 in November
Definitely not, but I am, but the real expensive part is buying for the wife to sweeten the deal! Ya know, with a pair of shoes comes the matching pants, purse.... Top..... A few of them for each season..... Times that by at least a few...... Tony A, how no taxes?? Where is this great place exactly? Actually, my wife is taking me back to Ireland for my 40th at xmas... I must start dropping hints.... Region free now... Thanks for this article... Never thought of that till now!
I pre-ordered two PS4 already!
Somewhere in the world a poor starving boy is thirsting for a PS4 pre order and here you are depriving him of that opportunity.
Lol My 12 year old sister counts too bro.
Just getting a PS4 this gen, my 360 gathered dust last gen except when I used to play Reach and Gears 3. May get an X1 a few years after, not sure.
So I pre ordered the PS4 and will be getting watch dogs battlefield 4 cod ghosts
I've been saving up for the past year and a half, and don't have that many bills anyways, so I'm gonna splurge a bit. Keeping it to one console now, but have been picking up more late gen games than I would of normally since deciding to only get one console. Already have my Wii U, PS4 in November, and way too many games and way too little time to play them in.
Probably not, but I am anyway.
I would if i could, but Ill buy the PS4 first and Xbox later next year.
I aready did, but more like to the tune of $1500 with games, extras and taxes.
I'm lucky enough to live in Northern Massachusetts. Just on the border of New Hampshire, where I do all my shopping. No taxes!! haha
@Tony I was just in Newport VT not too far from you. That area is beautiful plan on moving up there one day, but unfortunately still have to deal with the heafty Nassau county NY sales tax one of the highest in the country :(.
I went up to Newport for my rugby matches a few times, it's gorgeous! Those sales taxes in NY are brutal, dude, I get to witness that whenever I visit family in the area. haha
You guys!!!! you have no idea how lucky you are, you should spend a year in the UK, the price of food here is ridiculous, nevermind consoles!!! anyway, rant over, happy gaming!
@s8anicslayer Same here man...I don't mind dropping the cash. This next cycle of consoles have been along time coming and I'm ready!
It's been a great seven years but it's time for something new.
I'm planing on one console ps4, who want to by that xbox can buy it i would never buy anything from Microsoft ever i don't even use windows after what Microsoft did to me i can never trust a company like that and it has nothing to do with videogames its bigger than that
Hahaha^^^ some mad people on this rock.
I'm not. I'm not rushing this time. I got lucky at the beginning of last gen with prices (I got a 60gb ps3 for 350.00), but I dont need them right away right now. I'm hoping, but I doubt if the price of the XBone one will be down 100.00 by next holiday.
Unless Titanfall and Halo deliver HUGE traction next year I think Microsoft will at minimum have to reduce their pricing to be in-line with Sony in time for next years holiday season or there will be major trouble ahead. I am buying X1 first, I am an old school KI fan so that was that. I will get the PS4 next holiday although I certainly can't see Sony needing to offer a price cut by then...
I've already pre-paid my PS4, 3 games, and an extra controller. Now I'm making payments on my Xbox One pre-order. If I had to save and drop $1000+ on all this stuff at once, it would never happen, but having made payments since June has made it easy and affordable.
No. But you should drop $399 on a PS4 like I did lol.
Too late for me,already did.
No. But you SHOULD drop around, oh idk, let's say... $400?
I only need 400€. Motorola RAZR i
@disagrees Yeah that's right I'm only going to spend 399€ on the PS4 and you have Sony to thank for that. Guess what? With PlayStation plus I'll be able to play Resogun and DriveClub at launch plus all those FTP games that I can get my hands on like WarFrame and PlanetSide 2 for example. Keep hating all you want but my decision has already been made. Ha ha ha ha ha Motorola RAZR i
I'm going PS4 only. At least for now, Microsoft doesn't have any exclusives that I want, so there's no need for a second console. I'll look long and hard at the Steambox when/if it ever comes out.
PS4 w/ Watch_Dogs bundle - $460 (No tax on Amazon where I live) DualShock 4 - $60 (Amazon) Knack - $66 Killzone: SF - $66 Battlefield 4 - $66 ACIV - $66 Driveclub - Free at first, but I'll upgrade to the full version when I can Blacklight: Retribution - Free DC Universe Online - Free Minecraft - ??? (Buying it regardless) Resogun - Free Warframe - Free War Thunder - Free The Playroom - Pre-installed PS4 Camera - $66 That's $850!!! Yikes... I could finish paying off my car with that. :/
Yessir!....that's how you do it!
Sooooooo I've Paid of my PS4 At launch it's Killzone, Watch_Dogs, Knack, Driveclub, Resogun, Warframe, Planetside 2 and War Thunder. 5 of the 8 mentioned are free... :) I can't wait... And that's also 8 games on my Vita. Remote play for the Win! I've only the desire for a PS4. And I feel this Generation will keep me as a single console owner in the same way I stayed on the PS3 exclusively. So no I'm not spending 1000 at launch.
Well I already paid $424 for PS4. My Xbox One is half way paid. And then I have 6 games and two controllers to pay off as well. So yeah I'm already gonna be passed that $1k easy! Its alot of money but its well worth it to me!!!
There's no way I'm buying them at full price. While the prices are quite reasonable, they're going to come down.
Eventually. But at those prices and considering the success of the pre-orders, I wouldn't bet on a price drop for at least 3 years.. and even then, it'll only be for about $50. Happy waiting!
Waiting 3 years isn't a hard thing to do if you're only gonna buy it for the exclusives anyway. It'll just gather dust otherwise. It means that all those games will also be cheaper when I get it.
I'm buying 2 PS4s with 5 games. No money for the One.
Must buy a new full hdtv before buying ps4 Daaammn!!! Nov29th is gonna be the hardest day for me ^^
You only need 400 bucks for the true next gen station and a few games extra. The X-Bone is only waste of money. Weaker hardware for more money you have to be retarded to buy this gabrbage.
I had a preorder for both the Xbox One and PS4 on Amazon. I got rid of the Xbox preorder and ordered another PS4 since I'm not exactly looking to getting molested by Big Brother Lol.
You spelled gabrbage wrong. It's gabrbrbrhuehuehuebage, genious.
1 ps4 and a 120 hz led 1080p 40 inch tv. i'll play the free to play games, then next month get battlefield 4 and ps+ then watchdogs and assassins creed bf.
I will be dropping 550 for ps4 and watch dogs collectors
Nah, 500 will do.
Why the disagrees? He's clearly getting a PS4 with Killzone: Shadow Fall and a year of PS Plus.
The next gen i will only own one console. Its to expensive to own both so it's x1 for mei will still keep my ps3 and 360.
no day one for me im gettin a wii u first then after some price drops in games especially campaign games..
Ps4 first, then WiiU whenever bayonetta 2 comes out next year, then end of 2014 early/mid 2015 I'll see how the xb1 is doing game wise. Hopefully the kinectless sku or huge price drop has happened by then.
I know I'm getting at least $1,500 for the two PS4s that I plan to sell at markup on eBay Lol
I have both paid off and am waiting patiently for their release But as abortmission I may just sell the ps4
Not going to pay $500 additional dollars for what will essentially be 90% the same library of games that will run the same or worse on that machine. And I'm not impressed or interested in Microsofts exclusives, that may change in the future, but I can wait until said machine is $200 if that ever becomes the case.
You really only need a PS4.
Amen bro. Only Crapgamers buy the x-bone.
There is absolutely no reason to buy both this year. They will launch with much the same games. The ps4 is the winner for me. Always been a multiconsole man but microsoft has really turned me off getting an xbox one.
I already have.
i dont know if i should... but im going to... lol
I drop only what i "need", $399 for a wonderful console. I don't need anything else for now =P
Unless some major games like GT, GOW, Tekken GTA show up my ps4 order will be on hold till then.
Sticking with Wii U for now. Nintendo is about to open the the gaming floodgate and I am looking forward to it. After about a year, I will see if I am interested in one of the other two systems.
Seriously how the hell can you guys justify buying both consoles?! that's so much wasted money in my opinion. For me its PS4 and done.
most arent.. i believe some just say so to make their post seem fair and unbiased.. many will end up with both eventually... but youre right... very very few would buy both at launch.. unless you are on welfare, you shouldnt have that much free time.. lmao
I would personally never spend more than $500 on a console. If it was more than that I would just build a new gaming rig. http://www.gmretro.ca http://www.gmretro.com
just owning 1 console next gen will cost you WAY over $1000 ps4=$400 psn plus for 8 years=$400 games cost $65 -game every other month= $3120 (or a game a month at half price if you are a smart shopper ps4= $3920 and you only get 1 AAA game every other month or build a badass pc that plays every ps2/wii/gamecube/ps1/ds/psp/sn es game in full 1920x1080p, no more buying garbage remakes that don't even look that good for tons of wasted cash on games you ALREADY BOUGHT! has 10,000 hours or more worth of free mods there are more free to play games on pc than the ps4 and xbox1 will have as their entire libraries for the first 3 years! backwards compatibility on a library of 28,000 games going back to the 1980's Steam sales, greenmangaming, gog, amazon etc you can get amazing audio and pixel perfect video IMPOSSIBLE on a crappy little $400 toy, hdmi and hook it up to your big flat screen and optical out to your surround sound, or run dedicated multi-channel audio to individual speakers game in 4k, 1600p, 1440p, eyefinity consoles are a HUGE rip-off especially at launch, they have no games, the launch games they do have suck, the system will most likely be dead and useless in 3-4 years because launch consoles always suck and have tons of problems too!!
Already spent more than $1000 in prep for next gen with just a new TV and surround sound, not including a ps4. My wallet has been murdered.