Opinion: I Won't be Getting a Next-Gen Console at Launch and Neither Should You

Lee Garbutt: "Why get in on the ground floor and have to wait for new games, when you can wait a mere 6-9 months and have a lovely selection of games to choose from? On top of that, why even choose a system at launch? One system could have far better exclusives than the other, why not wait until some of those are announced before picking a horse?"

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GribbleGrunger1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

A million people didn't take notice of articles like this and neither should you. Buy the console, drive the market and help build a bigger games library. Articles like this are asking you to kill next gen support. Buy those consoles people, be it Wiiu, PS4 or X1.

If lots of people DO take notice of advice like this, expect follow up articles from the same sites telling us next gen has failed: 'Wait, don't buy yet!" then "Wait ... next gen consoles aren't selling?" Do you see how stupid this is?

tdogchristy901492d ago

To be fair it works both ways. For those that argue that we shouldn't be told not to buy a console are just as guilty for dictating we should. each to his own.

GribbleGrunger1492d ago

Where are my articles telling everyone on the internet to buy a console?

tdogchristy901492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )


Sorry, I'm not saying they are, I haven't read your articles. I'm just speaking in general terms, not you specifically. just that it works both ways.

admiralvic1492d ago

To be fair, all of these articles are paradoxical in nature.

We should not buy next gen, because it will get better over time. - Assumes that companies are willing to take massive risks in hopes of getting you to buy a console and then their game or it assumes that many people will ignore the article and support the system anyway.
We should buy next gen, because it will show companies we have more faith. - The Wii was the highest selling system last gen, but it was largely ignored. There are some logical reasons for this, but companies were still willing neglect this huge segment of gaming.

The thing is, if you have the money to buy a console and you want to experience it, then just do so. If you don't have the money and don't have the desire, then don't do so. I can't imagine there are many gamers sub 18 who can afford to throw down $400 of their own hard earned (this is important, because you generally don't value money till you know how hard it's to earn it) and haven't been around long enough to know that things always start off rocky and then, with luck, get better. However, none of these improvements are guaranteed.

evilbart1491d ago

This article makes no sense at all,why would I wait? If I buy the console now I will still be able to play the games released in 9 months time

SCThor1491d ago

Guess what, anybody have to buy the first batch before they produce a new one....Jesus, some people

ikkokucrisis1491d ago

I picked up BF4, COD, and AC4, but guess which game I've played the most so far?
WARFRAME. My god, how can this game be free?

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MidnytRain1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

By the same token, companies like Sony and EA should give me a product that isn't malfunctioning and giving me errors out the box. So no, I won't buy broken products day 1 because they haven't deserved it, and I like my ish to work. Especially when I can get a better version later for cheaper.

This is a general statement btw, so y'all keep your long johns out of a twist.

king_george1491d ago

Exactly how i feel. Ive rarely ever bought a console at launch. Theres just always a few kinks to work out so i almost always tend to wait a bit. Plus, theres always better deals later on

Eddie201011491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )

The huge majority are not having problems, me being one of them. Most of the people buying a console on release day are die hard gamers, and most should know the in's and out's of a console launch, there has never been a perfect console launch, I know cause I have been through many of them. Guess what we have gotten through all of them pretty well even the Xbox 360's Huge launch problems.

The internet and the media by nature blows most everything out of proportion. Gaming media being the worst for being rumor mongers.

Almost all of the article written about the PS4 failure rate say at the end of the article that they don't know the extent of the failures, many reporting over and over with basically the same information and no hard facts. How about you wait till the facts are in, then report. Even with that said most do say that the problem is probably minimal.

Gaming media, entertainment media are so f$$%ing tabloid these days. they bitch about the fanboys but they created the fanboy mentality or at the least feed it.

MidnytRain1491d ago


I said I was speaking generally, but I understand your sentiment.

Hicken1491d ago

Odds are- historically speaking- the errors won't go up or down by much from the launch models. There have been one or two cases in the history of gaming where the failure rate at launch was unacceptable. Actually, I think just one, and we all know what that one was.

Every company is going to have a given percentage of defective products at launch. It sucks for those who are affected, but that risk will exist as long as humans are imperfect and make things.

If everybody thought, "I'll just wait until the version with no bugs comes out," then that version would never exist, and they'd never buy anything. I hope I don't have to explain the mechanics behind WHY that would happen.

MidnytRain1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )


Lol, of course not everyone will do that. I'm taking advantage of being in the patient minority while the other saps throw themselves onto the frontline.

I'm picking up the inevitable revised/slim version for less. Like a boss.

Hicken1491d ago

So it'll be a couple of years before you get one, then?

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Visiblemarc1492d ago

Yep! No early adopters mean the death of console gaming. Period. There is literally no discussion necessary.

To those that don't believe this: you don't have a "perspective," you are wrong.

Without sales no games will be made, without games, no consoles will be sold.

Don't call yourself a gamer and then be too cheap to invest in industry. People have gone overboard with this bs about being "practical," it's just cheapness really...or brokeness, which is FINE, money doesn't grow on trees, but don't mask with tsk-tsking and acting high and mighty:

admiralvic1492d ago

The funny thing is how people trash the Wii U for these concepts, but fail to realize these concepts exist. The Wii U is very much so in a chicken/egg situation, which is a horrible place to be.

Gamer side:

I'll wait for games I want, since I can't justify a $300+ dollar system for Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Pikmin and Platinum Games (though I could totally do so for the last one).

Company side:

We'll wait till the market is large enough to get enough sales to actually cover our costs.

What happens in the end? No one buys it (leading to doom / gloom articles that discourage further support) and no games are made.

ZombieKiller1492d ago

I say buy if you want to. If you want a PS4 now, GET ONE! It's worth it. If it dies, send it out for warranty for free and play your PS3! You would be doing that if you didn't get a PS4 anyway!

I LOVE my PS4....everything about it! I barely have games yet and the system is still amazing! I realize the potential for the future. Greatness truly does await. Thank you Sony for creating a fanboy in me due to your awesome products.

MikeGdaGod1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )

picked mine up midnight launch and i'm having a ball.

i bought a 2 year warranty for $60 from Gamestop (just in case) so no worries about hardware.

no shortage of games as i bought Killzone, 2K14, and Madden...add free PS Plus games Resogun and to play games DC Online, Warframe, and games i'll get as a Gamefly member AC4, BF4, CoD4, Knack, and Need for Speed.

i've got a full plate! why wait?!?!?!

edit: another reason i buy the warranty is in 1 year and 11 months i will walk into Gamestop and get a brand new PS4 with no questions asked.

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ZBlacktt1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

I've been loving this machine to death since launch night. As much as I game, this machine is a blessing. Super fast at preforming everything. I'm making share videos as well. The graphics for Next Gen is just worlds ahead of the last Gen. I've put about 30 hours into AC4 already. Just a really really good game.

Edit: btw, your deleted you other same story as this just to post it again. All to get rid of what people were posting/saying. Nice.... you fail again.

Nyxus1492d ago

Another one of these? I'm getting one at launch...

punkandlizard1492d ago

agree, day one for me too.

j-blaze1492d ago

I was planning on getting a PS4, but I'll wait for a better version...
I don't remember buying an electronic device that was DoA in my life, this really embarrassing for a giant company like Sony
oh not mention the average launch exclusives meh

Nyxus1492d ago

How many failed consoles have there been, compared to those 1 million sold? Electronics can always fail, same goes for the PS4, now or in two years.

j-blaze1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

electronics can fail maybe after constant use, a year, a month or a freaking week, but DoA or after first try? never happened to me, and this is just an issue among other issues PS4 is suffering
this Sony we are talking about, one of the leading electronic makers and this is embarrassing!

yezz1492d ago


Oh come on!

There are loads of phones and TVs from big companies with straight from the box issues but they are usually very small percentage just like the case is with ps4.

It's just that these kind of sites are more common nowadays and the word from faulty ones gets more recognition so it might feel like there is a lot of them..

DK_Kithuni_711492d ago

You should just buy an Xbox One then. Last launch their failure rate was at least 23.7%. I wonder how high it will be this time. Good luck.

I'm getting the Sony Playstation 4. Launch day. Europe.

LOGICWINS1492d ago

Guy decides to wait for a better version of the PS4, must be interested in buying an Xbox One.

Don't like hamburgers? Probably a hot dog fanboy.

Mustard isn't your thing? Probably a Mayo warrior.

Internet logic.

ZombieKiller1492d ago

Blaze youre doing yourself a disservice unless you are a xbox fan in disquise. They aren't bricking as much as people make them out to be. Mine is fine. Runs fast and as smooth as hell

Dark_Overlord1492d ago

Purchased every Killzone (and played them) on launch day, I'd hate to break tradition ;)

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