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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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The_Infected1404d ago

I get so sick of here's reason why X should by X console at launch. I'll buy what I want dammit! I'm getting a PS4 it's been over 6 years and I'm ready as ever for next gen.

showtimefolks1404d ago

They are Essentially the Same System

not really, one is more powerful and $100 less, but i do agree that originally xbox one was suppse to be different but now its the exact copy of ps4 but $100 more expensive and less powerful. also many of its coll features are behind a paid wall

Launch Titles are Never as Impressive as You'd Hope

no doubt games in years 3 and after will make these launch titles look average, its always the case. When developers get more comfortable with systems than we see much better results

look at how many games are launching on current and next gen, that means those games aren't meant to take full advantage of next gen tech yet. its only the same version as current gen but with better graphics

Hardware Malfunctions are Highly Possible

i hope both sony and ms learned from their past Mistakes and we could get glitch free consoles.
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I was getting a ps4 but i am leaning more towards till waiting till march-april 2014. all the games i want aren't coming anytime soon

MGS5
Witcher 3
Cyberpunk 2077
deep down
titan fall
infamous 2nd son
destiny

so i hope by waiting i am able to avoid any system issues early on. also by than most launch games will be cheap to try out

neither system has any killer games that can be called system sellers, but that's just my personal option

Army_of_Darkness1404d ago

The majority of his reasons are nonsense, But as soon as I read the title of the article I was expecting his primary reason not to buy neither console was because he is a pc fannie and damn hell, he did not disappoint considering the fact that he mentions to "Buy a PC instead" as his "bonus" reason. LOL! very retarded and a contradiction to his #8 reason which was both consoles are expensive?!
really bro?! GTFO.

mewhy321403d ago

That pic on this post is off. The bone is much bigger and gaukier than the sleek and futuristic PS4. Redo.

lilbrat231403d ago

It's doesn't matter if you wait a year there is ALWAYS going to be defective systems. I will be getting extra Warranty and call it a day.

adorie1404d ago

Agreed. I would like to think we're intelligent enough to make up our minds, based on the information available to us. I also understand we have preferences, so there is certainly bias on some of our parts, to choose what we want, based on what we already favor. For what ever reason.

Articles like this won't even get read. Click-bait. Put it back into the tackle box.

madpuppy1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Personally, I like all the fervour and excitement that surrounds a system launch, I think it is pretty neat pre-ordering my console and hanging out front of the game store the night before the release date BSing with other early adopters while waiting for 12:00.

I did that with the Xbox 360 and it was fun.
granted, I wouldn't pitch a tent like a moron iPhone buyer and piss into a jug for 2 days waiting for one.
walking into a store and buying one just isn't as memorable an experience.

johndoe112111404d ago

8 reasons why people should get a nextgen system and ignore this article:

1: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
2: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
3: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
4: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
5: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
6: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
7: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!
8: Nobody gives a sh!t about his pc pushing agenda!

Bolts1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

What PC pushing agenda? He could've concluded with buy an iPad instead and all his of points would've been perfectly valid.

Ultimately the problem with the nextgen is that they're not nextgen enough. The PS4 and Xbox One are merely gen 1.5, hell, none of them can game in 1080p 60 FPS as a baseline and the Xbox One can barely do 1080p period. That's pathetic.

johndoe112111403d ago

@Bolts

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume that i'm speaking for all of my console gaming brothers and sisters, we also don't give a CRAP about what your opinion is about console gaming. We don't care how "valid" his points seem to YOU, we don't care what you think the systems can and cannot do, We don't care whether YOU think "The PS4 and Xbox One are merely gen 1.5" and most of all when we're sitting playing our games in 900p 60FPS or 1080p 30fps or 900p 30fps or 1080p 60fps we'll be enjoying it just as much as you on your 1080p 60fps or 4k or 1,000,000k pc or whatever the heck it is you play on.

And we still won't be giving one crap about pc.

DragonKnight1403d ago

What these articles fail to comprehend is that if everyone followed this articles advice, the consoles would fail and cease to exist due to lack of return on the investment. Early adopters are the lifeblood of all launches. It's ignorant to tell people not to buy a console at launch and sad that there are insecure PC gamers like this.

Caleb_H1403d ago

I don't see why X would be buying X. X=X and you imply X is a console, therefore a ps4 should buy a ps4 or an xb1 should buy an xb1. Perhaps you could revise this, say let x=a person or group, and let y=ps4, or xbone. Then say you're sick of hearing why x should buy y. That would make more sense.

Tapioca Cold1403d ago

Me too.

Hey author (you bum!),

You can't buy a next gen system at launch (but we know you will).

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rbailey1404d 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.

showtimefolks1404d 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

FriedGoat1403d 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.

FamilyGuy1404d ago (Edited 1404d 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.

SkippyPaccino1403d 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)

AceBlazer131404d 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.

BattleAxe1404d ago (Edited 1404d 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 :)

SharnOfTheDEAD1404d ago

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

johndoe112111404d 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.

BattleAxe1404d 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.

The_Infected1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Here we go the PC elitist spec list written down for all of us who "DIDN'T" ask for it! I hate when they do this crap.

TruthfullySO1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

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

FriedGoat1403d 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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Cuzzo631404d ago

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

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Profexxion1404d ago

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