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8 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a PS4 or XB1 at Launch

The Koalition writes: "It's that time of the year. Pumpkins are used for decorating porches, the turkey population will soon become scarce and shiny paper will tightly wrap boxes of super fun time presents and toys underneath an uprooted (or fake) tree in living rooms across the nation (insert other cultural or national holiday references here). As is the case every half-decade or so, that also means it's time for new gaming consoles! What are being lauded as the greatest hunks of plastic to ever grace the game industry, otherwise known as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (referred to from here on out as the PS4 or XB1), are soon to be in the hands of consumers everywhere. I'm excited, you're excited and most of all - the people that profit from their release are excited. Should your excitement really transfer to you paying money for it, the day it comes out, before you or anyone you know has really had a chance to discern if it's worth hundreds of your hard-earned cash?"

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rbailey1679d ago

After reading this, I'm more convinced than ever that PC is the only gaming platform you need. While PS4 is the cheaper console, the launch lineup isn't all that impressive. When it comes to Xbox One, all that Microsoft has proven is that they care about TV and only TV. Why would they charge $100 extra dollars for Kinect when virtually more than 50% of the launch lineup doesn't even use it? I could go on and on about both companies, but in the end PC proves to be the better choice IMO.

showtimefolks1679d ago

let me know if you can play most of the xbox one and ps4 exclusives on pc? also many PC games are making their way into ps4/xbox one and will do so in future

a lot of free to play games

a pc along with a console is the best way to get best of both worlds

FriedGoat1679d ago

Been playing PC since 1990, and although pc gets all third party games now, this is probably the worst era for PC gaming. All the exclusive AAA games are 10X better than the assassins creeds and the tom clancys casual shooter 2.

Back in the 90's Ghost recon was actually an amazingly hardcore PC exclusive. Those days are over. PC is just for shiny graphics and stale MMO/RPG/ARPG PAY TO WIN bull.

Although I keep my computer updated and it could go toe to toe with whoevers gaming pc (I play in stereoscopic 3d 1080p 60hz X2), let me know when something worthwhile ever comes out again.

FamilyGuy1679d ago (Edited 1679d ago )

Console gaming > PC gaming

@ The article

"The XB1 will cost you no less than $500 at launch and the PS4 no less than $400."

Not true, if you work at a store that sells the devices or if you have a friend that does you can get an employee discount making this statement not true for a LOT of people. I'm getting the PS4 for $392.36 after tax, that's less than $400.

Reason 7 about them being similar is not a reason to not buy either. Makes no sense to say something like oranges and tangerines are similar so I won't be buying either. Same rule applies here.

Reason 6, there will be reviews right before the consoles launch. If something is terribly wrong you can just cancel your pre-order at that time. I'd rather take the risk than have to potentially wait months for a chance at getting a console again because of supply being so in demand that you can't find one in stores.

Reason 5 is pure assumption and even mentions cases where what he just said isn't true.

Reason 4, waiting for better games is objective. The launch games might be amazing to some people while just okay or bad in others opinions. If you're happy with the launch line up there's no reason to wait.

Reason 3, backward compatibility. Who cares? Most people still have their current gen system to play those on.

Reason 2, possibility of malfunctioning hardware exist throughout an entire generation. This is the best reason to wait so far but it's still not some guarantee that buying a few months to a year later will grant you a better console.

Reason 1 this is the only real reason to wait, there's plenty of game to play on current gen consoles to tide people over. It's been a long generation though and many of us are more than ready to move on.

Buying a PC is no substitute to console gaming, they are vastly different things.

SkippyPaccino1679d ago

Reason Games: We haven't even seen what Naughty dog is up too or Sony Santa Monica... After the VGA this year , no one will be making up list why not to get a PS4...(xbox one is on its own)

AceBlazer131679d ago

i'd get every other console before getting a pc, just for the exclusives, only benefit of pc gaming is graphics as far as i see.

BattleAxe1679d ago (Edited 1679d ago )

I'm sticking with Steam and Origin on PC this time around. Instead of buying a console, I'll be spending an equal amount of money to upgrade my GPU and my Memory. Biggest benefits to PC is full backwards compatibility, better graphics, cheaper games and no subscription fees.

With my current specs I can run most games on high and very high settings at 1768x992 resolution. I wouldn't bother upgrading, but with the news that Watch_Dogs and CoD: Ghosts will require 6 GB DDR3 minimum and will support DX11 GPUs only, it doesn't leave me with much choice. Since I'm sure minimum specs will climb over the next three years, I'm going to future proof my PC so that hopefully I'll be good all the way into the next generation following the PS4.

Currently I'm running:
- Intel i7 920 2.26 GHZ
- 6 GB DDR3 Patriot Memory (1066 MHZ)
- GeForce GTX 260 (1792 MB GDDR3)
- Corsair VX 550 Watt PSU
- Seagate 500 GB HDD 7,200 RPM

I'll be upgrading a couple of components:

- ASUS GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB GDDR5)
- 24 GB DDR3 Kingston Memory (1066 MHZ)

Most of the good games will also be on PC such as:

- Titanfall
- Watch_Dogs
- Battlefield 4
- Tom Clancy's The Division
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
- GTA 5
- Starcraft 3
- Mass Effect 4
*Destiny will probably come to PC at some point also*

I could go on and on. Most games will be on all platforms, especially since the architecture is very similar between them all. There will be very few high profile exclusive games for both the Xbone and PS4, but especially for the Xbone. The only games that are Playstation exclusive that I will miss are Uncharted, Killzone and maybe Syphon Filter if they ever decide to make a proper home console version ever again. I'll still have a PS3 and I'm picking up a PS Vita as soon as the slim model comes to Canada, so I'll still be intertwined with the Playstation universe :)

SharnOfTheDEAD1679d ago

Lol Starcraft 3 won't be seeing that in like another 10 years haha

johndoe112111679d ago

" There will be very few high profile exclusive games for both the Xbone and PS4"

Please post a list of the "high profile" exclusive pc games. Key word here being "high profile" , not just exclusives.

BattleAxe1679d ago

I'm not worried about whether or not the PC has exclusive games. The only thing I'm looking at is the fact that the vast majority of major game releases will also be on PC.

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TruthfullySO1679d ago (Edited 1679d ago )

An SSD would give U a better boost than upgrading your memory if you already have 6gb

FriedGoat1679d ago

Been playing PC since 1990, and although pc gets all third party games now, this is probably the worst era for PC gaming. All the exclusive AAA games are 10X better than the assassins creeds and the tom clancys casual shooter 2.

Back in the 90's Ghost recon was actually an amazingly hardcore PC exclusive. Those days are over. PC is just for shiny graphics and stale MMO/RPG/ARPG PAY TO WIN bull.

Although I keep my computer updated and it could go toe to toe with whoevers gaming pc (I play in stereoscopic 3d 1080p 60hz X2), let me know when something worthwhile ever comes out again.

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Cuzzo631679d ago

So u needed this article to confirm that. Wow! Lol

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Profexxion1679d ago

Get outta here with ya high and mighty PC nonsense *said with Jersey accent*

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