Submitted by smiller1 693d ago | opinion piece

Why I Wouldn't Buy An Xbox One Or PS4 At Launch

VideoGamer: "The next-generation is an exciting time for us all. It's an event that doesn't come along that often, and the respective release dates of Xbox One and PS4 will be eagerly circled on many calendars. And why wouldn't they be? New technology always bring with it new ways to play and experience games. This cycle alone we received the likes of Gears of War, Red Dead Redemption, Journey and Call of Duty's multiplayer, all responsible for bringing something to the table, be that visual quality, technical prowess, sheer ingenuity, or the embracing of the internet. " (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Dead Rising 3, Next-Gen, PS4, Watch Dogs, Xbox One)

gaelic_laoch  +   693d ago
"Sitting on top of all of this as well is the juggernaut that is the PC"

Author is PC bias!
ape007  +   693d ago
PC elitists don't realize that consoles are actually helping PC developers, studios like bioware, Bethesda etc... are getting waaay more $$$ with consoles sales alone than a pc alone and that $$$ help make the make more projects

so to all console haters, sit down relax and understand that your market is almost DEAD and that consoles are the main players and be thankful that the consoles are alive to help you getting more games on your "Monster PC" so u can put them on high setting and brag about em (THE IRONY)
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Blackdeath_663  +   693d ago
you have no idea what you're talking about.
NegativeCreep427  +   692d ago

Care to back up your statement and go into details? Or are u really here just to click disagree then leave?
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Stsonic  +   692d ago
The irony here is that kids like you who can't afford high end PCs are just left bitter and feel the need to spout rubbish like this.

There is nothing wrong with owning a PC and a console, you make it sound like PC gamers owe you something...
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ape007  +   692d ago | Well said


look if u have good money and build a great PC, i applaud you, more power to you man and yes u will get a better experience with bit better gfx and mods, that's a FACT (except for exclusives)

what i meant is that im against the PC people that crap on consoles all the time without any elementary level thinking of the how business work, just that
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iamgoatman  +   692d ago
"sit down relax and understand that your market is almost DEAD"

Tell that to Valve.
Einhert  +   692d ago
You can always tell it is a one system peasant by how they feel the need to spread misinformation when they are threatened by another system.

Bioware? LOL sorry who cares about them anymore, the only place they will get away with their atrocious writing is on console. Bethseda? lol skyrim easily sold the most on PC because of the mod scene and their series will continue to do very well on PC.

Market almost dead?

Yeah that's why it made 20 billion last year growing by 20%.

LOL dead as a door nail
decrypt  +   692d ago
Lol it will be the console market that will be dead if console makers cant turn a profit for another gen. Both MS and Sony have only racked up losses this gen.

Meanwhile Steam if anything has only grown. Over 50 million users on steam alone and they arent getting a reset the way next consoles are. So Steam keeps growing, while next consoles start with a base of 0. Future surely looks bleak for the consoles. Dont believe me look at how cut down the next consoles are. They look like they have been put together with the cheapest available hardware, thats nothing like what the 360 and PS3 were. Both of those were pretty high end consoles. Next consoles look very cheaply made.
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MiHX2  +   692d ago
Not all of us has 3000$ for super-high megatron PC,and Only a GTX Titan costs 1000$
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   692d ago
Yous tells it likes it is.
decrypt  +   693d ago
Nothing wrong with that, PC has thousands of games. Literally from 30 years. It covers just about any genre you can think of. No way any console can compete with that since PC emulates consoles too.

On the other hand Xbox one and PS4 are launching with a handful of games. Sure consoles will have their exclusives but every platform has those, thats a matter of taste.
gaelic_laoch  +   693d ago
Its about quality not quantity!

PC's are great and will always be the peak of gaming tech. But what PC gamers don't seem to understand is that console gamers want to pay no more that 500 bucks for their gaming device and want to be part of a gaming community that all own the same piece of hardware!

How many PC gamers own the exact same hardware set?
darren_poolies  +   692d ago
PC emulates consoles? Didn't know I could play The Last Of Us on PC.
decrypt  +   692d ago

"But what PC gamers don't seem to understand is that console gamers want to pay no more that 500 bucks for their gaming device"

Please dont bring the cost argument here, you are going to make yourself look stupid. Console gaming is way more costly than PC in the long run, there is no comparison.


Its a fact PC does emulate consoles. It just means console classics like Super mario world, Mario 64, God of war 1, 2, Metal gear Series are all available for play on the PC in 1080p. Looking over the generations there are thousands of instant classics which are not playable on todays consoles, PC is a gateway to all those games, yet it also has its own amazing library. People wanting to hold on buying new consoles until they have a library isnt a bad idea at all.
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abusador  +   692d ago
"Pc emulate consoles" Yeah let me see a ps4 emulator when it releases or for that matter a ps3 emulator, heck ps2 emulators i believe hardly work most of the time. Take the bs to someone that doesnt know.

Yes pc has hundreds more games but the majority are games ppl dont care for. They have most games? but they dont have those Sony and Microsoft exclusives that rack up the biggest bucks and pc gamers foam at the mouth to play , so please cut it out. Petition upon petition also to get third party console games.

Its easy for you to talk about one side of things lol and say the negatives of the other but next time know and understand that they both have pros and cons.

I can easily buy me a high powered pc but i prefer console gaming. Another thing you act as if most ppl have their pcs hooked up with the right drivers and graphics cards to just get a game, plug and play. I bet you the majority dont and have to go through constant bs just to get their games running right!
ShinMaster  +   692d ago
PC emulates older consoles and old games.
Mr Pumblechook  +   692d ago
I don't want to buy green corduroy trousers but I don't go and make a bloody blog post about it!

For those of us who have pre-ordered an Xbone or PS4 console we are looking forward to November!
NatureOfLogic  +   693d ago
Enjoy KillzoneSF on your PC...oh wait. I was with the title up until or.
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FamilyGuy  +   692d ago
Lol, yeah that "or" got me too, was like "Whaaaaa?"
decrypt  +   692d ago
Why would anyone want to play a low res, corridor style game on the PC?

Its been proven again and again. Why would anyone like to play a game like Killzone on PC when they can play a game like BF3, there is no comparison.

Same will be the case with the next gen of games. Sorry but shooters are a dime a dozen. Fortunately for the PC crowd much better ones available there.
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claudionmc  +   692d ago
NASIM... what an asshole

Beign a both PC and consoles gamer, I must say that first, a "low res" game doesn't matter too much, but gameplay, history, level of fun, "playability", does matter (may I say Crysis 1/2/3? Dead Space 3? etc...)

Andof course there is no comparison between BF and KZ, because I have Killzone 3 and BF3 and they are different type of games u.u

And finally, we all know that PC market is important, but you cannot ignore games like Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2 and 3, Killzone 2 and 3, Halo 3 and 4, Gears of War 3 and Judgement, Forza and Gran Turismo, The Last Of Us...

If you are a real gamer, you just cannot have so much disrespect to console games
extermin8or  +   692d ago
You should really have a second look at kz:SF.... it's not a corridoor shooter, its levels play out like BF4's and crysis 3 (to an extent) did-with larger more open maps with multiple objectives to be tackled in the order you within reason.
nosferatuzodd  +   693d ago
Well I cant listen to you're stupid rant at launch next gen games are too loud what ? what ? are you saying i cant hear killzone shadowfall is too loud what? speak louder WHAAAAT?
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ape007  +   693d ago
well i respect your opinion but consoles provide high quality nextgen gfx (95% PC level)+ all 3rd and first party games

consoles NAILED the sweet spot between price, quality, content and exclusives(gotta admit sony and nintendo are beasts at exclusives, MS have some great games but not as much but still worth getting a system for imo)

that's why they're much more popular than PC, plus extra stuff like move, wiimote, kinect, the awesome wiiu tablet etc....
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meatysausage  +   693d ago
As good as PCS can be, they will never be as good as consoles based on the quality of games alone. The visuals might be better but you wont be finding Halo, Forza, Killzone. Uncharted, Last of us etc etc.

Thats why we choose them
N2NOther  +   693d ago
That's OK. I can write a long editorial about why I wouldn't buy a PC ever. So there's that...
Crazyglues  +   692d ago
Wow really, I would love to hear a short version..

what's the top 5 reasons... because I can't see why anyone would say Never buy a PC..

So you got me curious.. ? what's just 5 reasons?

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Lykon  +   692d ago
I'll have a go .OK bear with me .. I'm not anti PC and I'm not bitter because I don't have one etc. But these are my reasons I don't want one.

1. I'm not a tech head and I don't have good PC skills.

I think to get the most from a PC these days you need to be able to deal with driver updates and occasional reformatting .. reinstalling... PC clean up ..defrag ..house keeping etc .

2. inefficient use of RAM.

It seems however powerful a PC you buy ... it is difficult to keep the ram free from all the background shit running. etc. consoles use their power more efficiently.

3. controllers... I can't be anused with all the choice of gadgets and shit on PC's ... I like the dual shock controller.

4. Upgrades... everything from graphics cards to driver updates ... it's all about the next thing constantly .. I dont want to worry about all that stuff. not interested. I do enjoy good graphics .. but I really don't think that they are the most important thing to be honest.

5. Price.. I am on a low budget ... and consoles provide really good value for money. If I was into PC gaming enough then of course i would adjust my budget and pursue my hobby that way . But PC gaming just doesn't offer me enough reasons for all the extra expense and hassle.

what do PC's offer ? Some AAA titles running faster and with better graphics. Modding. easy to use pirate software if your that way inclined (actually i don't personally know any PC gamers that buy their games .. it's all about teh torrents.)

so ... with no disrespect meant to the PC crowd those are 5 of my reasons off the top of my head.
N2NOther  +   691d ago
Sorry replied to the wrong person. I'll repost it here:

1. Ease of use. No matter what anyone says, playing a game "out of box" is much easier on consoles.

2. I can sell my games when I'm done with them. I sell them privately so I can get the money the game is worth.

3. Cost - for the price of one gaming PC I can have both a PS4 and an Xbox One.

4. Sony exclusives not on PC. My favourite game of the generation (so far) is Uncharted 2. Can't get that on PC.

5. PC has no games I want that I can't already get on my console of choice.
N2NOther  +   692d ago
1. Ease of use. No matter what anyone says, playing a game "out of box" is much easier on consoles.

2. I can sell my games when I'm done with them. I sell them privately so I can get the money the game is worth.

3. Cost - for the price of one gaming PC I can have both a PS4 and an Xbox One.

4. Sony exclusives not on PC. My favourite game of the generation (so far) is Uncharted 2. Can't get that on PC.

5. PC has no games I want that I can't already get on my console of choice.
W34KN35S  +   692d ago
If I could add one it I would say our community isnt as divided as pc, Im mean i dont know much about pc gaming but with consoles i turn them on and see my friends and can play with them ...easy process
redcar121  +   693d ago
Cause you can't afford one be true full bro
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worldwidegaming  +   692d ago
Most people who can't afford something generally bash said expensive product.
I do not need a Ferrari GTO because it will never get good mpg like my Prius.

I have a good point but the Ferrari and other super expensive cars come with a lot of bragging power.

In the meanwhile people will brag that they bought a PS4/Xbone
kratos_TheGoat  +   693d ago
everybody has a opinion but the author was bias gamer buy console for exclusive you can't play halo, god of war, mario, on pc
WarThunder  +   692d ago
Im a PC gamer and im buying a PS4 :P
gaelic_laoch  +   692d ago
Are you planning on flooding Youtube with comparison vids?
WarThunder  +   692d ago
Maybe hehe
Perjoss  +   692d ago
Funny how people pick side around here. A high end gaming PC is an amazing machine to game on, and just keep a couple of backup consoles to play the exclusives. Why play inferior versions of games if you can afford to beef things up?
boeso  +   692d ago
There's nothing wrong with maxing a game out on PC, its the bragging. You are doing it now. Words like inferior. Gets people gassed and we all have that repeating argument where no one wins.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   692d ago
to answer your question honestly:
a high end gaming pc are very expensive
console gamers have friends who also play on consoles (im including this point because of online play)
we have achievement/trophy progress on our console of choice (i know its silly, but its certainly part of the equation)

all that said, personally i used to be a huge pc gamer, but switched to consoles years ago. i still have a capable gaming pc that i use for certain games (i played half life mods for years), so i game on both, and dont understand why pc vs console is a huge debate. we are all gamers, just be happy with what you use.
Scrubzilla  +   692d ago
"console gamers have friends who also play on consoles"
What is that suppose to mean? I know more than half the people on my steam friends list & it's longer than my 360 or ps3 friends list will ever be combined!... N4g is such a terrible site to have this conversation, so many console fanboys who have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to this topic.

"we have achievement/trophy progress on our console of choice"
You say you still play on your pc from time to time, if that were true you would know that statement is stupid... Because steam has achievements for most of the games on there & has had them for quite some time now.

Also laughing at the moron saying pc gaming doesn't have Last of us as it's the only game to have come out this year.

I urge any other "normal" gamers ( I hate that word but whatever ) like myself to go to a different site for gaming news (joystiq) the console fanboys on this site are impossible to talk to... You try & debate with them, let alone criticise one of there precise games & you get banned for "trolling" or some other stupid crap.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   692d ago
what is it supposed to mean? it means that my ps3 friends play ps3 games. im not really sure how that is hard to comprehend.

im well aware that steam has achievements. but my ps3 trophies list has a much higher progress on it. i care about my trophy list, but dont care about my steam achievements. i realize you may have a hard time comprehending this, but thats how i feel.

and please, by all means go to another site for your news. your statement about console fanboys is incredibly ironic. you clearly hate just to hate. even on a "normal gamer" like myself.

you are not debating, you are only attacking. thats why people wont "debate" with you.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   692d ago
why can't we all just get along
TotalSynthesisX  +   692d ago
Ah, the question that has been asked for thousands of years but remains unanswered...

In regards to this platform/console war, it's because people are stuck in this delusional mindset that "having the right to your opinion" means that you can unfairly criticize others for theirs. That, or people are so far removed from a normal social life that they have nothing better to do than to bash things they don't like on the internet. Maybe a bit of both.
MiHX2  +   692d ago
Forever.Everybody is bashing because the right to,and this is not good.
sandman224  +   692d ago
Because you're broke!
kwyjibo  +   692d ago
Do you remember the Day One edition of the 360?

These new systems have few games and no backwards compatability. Just wait it out, let the early adopters find and iron out the bugs.

It's not like anyone's actually had the time to play all the games from this generation yet.
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grahf  +   692d ago
Fans blindly buy day 1, plain and simple. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and I do it quite often myself. This time around I'm going to wait for the dust to settle before choosing a faction. Also I hope to get some hands on demo time with both before a purchase is made.

Oh, and Dark Souls 2 has me locked into this gen for a while. (See? Total fanboy right here!)
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givemeshelter  +   692d ago
My reason for not buying launch consoles is the lack of titles in the first year. PC's should not even be brought up in this conversation to be honest
Magnus  +   692d ago
Only two things stop me from buying a console at launch. One its a new machine wanna see what the bugs are first. And two who says I am guaranteed a machine at launch. I'll wait a bit before the PS4 is sitting next to my PS3.
cactusjack  +   692d ago
the real reason will be because he wasnt smart enough to pre order it and now cant get one until atleast 2014.
MAULxx  +   692d ago
So they're waiting for the must haves to come out.
That will be next year.
Sevir  +   692d ago
Good for the Author! I personally don't give a flying f***, and neither do the millions getting a ps4 and/or Xbox One at launch. Those who aren't don't care about your reasons because they knew they weren't making the jump at launch.
Pointless article
hollabox  +   692d ago
All this crap about which platform is better, blah, blah, blah. All platforms piggy back off one another. PC comes out with more powerful hardware every year to 18 months but lack the software to take advantage of the hardware. Consoles come using similar PC hardware set in stone for the next 5-8 years allowing developers to fully figure out how to develop efficient code for graphical performance, increased CPU usage, and memory management. Learning console performance techniques eventually trickle down to PC optimization across a wide range of hardware. Even the mighty Crytek boss admitted after developing on consoles how lousy his optimation codes were.

Before the X360 and PS3 did PC games ever take advantage of multicore processors? Now we have software including DX 11.X and AMD Mantle being built to take advantage of MCP. Now we are starting to see PC games require 6 GBs or more RAM recommended in order to play?
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GraveLord  +   692d ago
Because you're happy playing Call of Duty, Battlefield or Fifa year after year.

That's fine. But I've decided to go next-gen so I can get a fresh experience with gaming. I'm not buying Call of Duty, I'm getting the only true next-gen shooter out there. Killzone Shadowfall.

Goodbye sub-HD, stuttering frame-rates and jaggies. Hello PS4.

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