"Price matters, but consumers are looking to buy the console with the best games."
Best games is mostly subjective, best price is mostly objective IMO
Yep. It took PS3 YEARS to catch up to 360 on the philosophy that exclusives would erase any consideration for price. And when you take into account the fact that a lot of people buy a console just to play a few franchises (like CoD or FIFA or whatever) that arguement goes out the window. Do exclusives matter? Of course! But they rarely matter more than price, especially in this current economy
If anything I'd prefer not to see exclusive games so we can pick the hardware that just suits us best - much like buying TV's, HiFi, DVD/Blu-Ray players. Of all the console generations the PS4 and X1 should have been offering cross multiplayer gaming as overall their so similar - and that would have been better for all of us.
Exactly. With sky rocketing development costs, vast majority of games are now multiplatform. The best selling games have usually been multiplatform so i would say price probably weighs in more than it used to. Not to say exclusive games won't help move anyone over the fence. Truth is both consoles are a bit far from a system seller exclusive anyway
lol.true. price matters to those who know the value of money. for those who dont care about price or are new to the gen- marketing will be deciding factor. its a good thing sony released ahead of the xbox in the u.s at the very least.
I think both run parallel together. At the start of a generation I do look at launch line up and price, usually there is the one stand out first party game for me Killzone on the ps4 and then the third party games to tide me over until more games come out. You have to look at both and make an informed decision. During the later half of console generations it is all about the games as price will fall.
I decided to get the system that has the games that I think I will enjoy the most, and that is the Xbox One. Games like Dead RIsing 3, Ryse, Forza 5, KI, Halo, Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, D4, etc... look to be a lot of fun. The 100 dollar price difference is not a big deal for me, especially with the inclusion of Kinect, which I actually find pretty cool. To each their own.
Look at those disagrees, just cause you like the XB1 games. Sad fanboys.
i agree to an extent. X1 has more games i want right now, pretty much everyone you named while the ps4 has a solid but slightly smaller list for me. despite me wanting more x1 games though, i have decided on ps4 simply because the games i want the most are rpgs and i know that in a year or 2, ps4 will have more of those. eventually though, i will have both so its irrelevant to a point. i always get them all. i just pick one as a main, and use the other for exclusives. 360 was my main last gen, ps4 is this gen.
Dragonborn312, I respect your choice but think you are woefully uneducated on the stellar exclusives Sony has been releasing the last several years and will continue to bring for the PS4. And as the owner of a 360 and PS3, I can say that in all honesty the exclusives "race" between the two is not a race at all, it's a slaughter. Sony has the better exclusives by far. It's not close. Enjoy your xbone and it's exclusives, I'll probably buy one eventually when they drop the price. But just know you've missed out on many of the best games of the generation with the PS3, and will continue to miss out on those type games for the PS4. That is not in dispute.
I agree. It'll be Titanfall that makes me get an XB1 and it will be probably The Order that makes me get a PS4.
out of all the games announced for the ps4,im most intrigued by the order.something about the whole setting that appeals to me.hope it turns out great.always room for a great new i.p
Really hoping that by the second wave of games (Titanfall, Halo, etc) there will be a price drop on the Xbox One. Almost $600 to buy a console and one game is too much at the moment imo.
Duke19, you're asking alot for the Xbone to drop in price by next spring. That would anger Microsoft's loyal customers who picked up a launch unit. It would also be Microsoft admitting they aren't competitive with PS4 and be seen as desperation dropping the price so soon. You're also forgetting Microsoft probably paid Respawn a whole lot of cash to keep that game exclusive, so why would they drop the price before that game launches? Microsoft is praying that game moves the console at 500. Microsoft is praying gamers are so desperate to play it (if they don't pc game) they'll pony up the 500. Personally, I have zero interest in a multiplayer only game, but many others do. That is Microsoft's bet. Time will tell if it pays dividends. I prefer Sony's approach of nurturing indies and encouraging risk taking from their first party devs to release unique and interesting titles, rather than paying for timed dlc or paying some third party for exclusivity. That's not Microsoft moving forward and showing improvement from the 360 gen to me. It's more of the same. Which probably means much like this gen Sony will have more of the phenomenal first party games while Microsoft will continue to have to pay up to third parties to remain competitive.
well,the best time would be the end of the year for such a purpose. if there's one thing to ease people's anxiety of departing with money its a credit card:).
if this was true.. xbox one would be dominating the ps4 in preorders before last week (which they didnt) dead rising 3, forza, ryse would be preordered heavily.. but killzone shadowfall had more pre-orders than dead rising 3,forza,ryse combined titanfall would be preordered heavily.. but a multiplat game like destiny is more preordered heavily on ps4 compared to titanfall preorders on the xbone..and is released a couple months later than titanfall
But with more PS4 pre-orders it's logical there would be more game pre-orders. Titanfall will also be a PC game and I really don't know many PC gamers that have the need to pre-order anything - it's out, you buy it if the reviews are good.
Seeing how popular COD 4 is still on PC, I imagine there will be a LOT of PC gamers who will pre-order simply because of their faith in the original IW developers. I know I have.. already ordered the collectors edition for £250, that's how excited (or just plain stupid) I am for this game.
waiting till next year to get a ps4, i still have alot of games to play on my ps3
What is determining which console to buy is specs. WTF, console gamers are becoming just like PC gamers, comparing Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U with specs :/ What is it? If you can't fight them, join them? I don't understand what is happening to gamers recently...
For someone who doesnt know alot about games, price matter. For parents that doesnt know what a PS4 or XBONE is, price matter. For someone who doesnt have alot of money, price matters.
In three or four years time, the price will seem irrelevant. The PS3 is proof of that. Still, at this current moment in time, higher price point for somewhat inferior hardware plus an accessory I have no interest in, doesn't encourage me to want to invest in an Xbox One. Having said that though, if there was a must have launch title released for the X1, I probably would have got one on day one.
I swear it seems like every article I read on N4G about the ps4 is bias towards the X1 lol. Yes the ps4's launch lineup wasn't packed with exclusives but it didn't have to be with all the multiplat titles. Is there even any question about which console will have the better exclusives 2 to 3 years down the line? MS will abandon exclusives and focus on the few that were successful the way they did with Halo and Gears, don't expect them to put out quality exclusive after quality exclusive. They simply don't have the first party studios and need to buy all their exclusives. Meanwhile we all should know the PS4 will have killer exclusives, that was the only reason I traded in my 360 for a PS3 and it was the only reason I bought a ps4, regardless of how it's exclusive lineup currently looks.
PS4 has the best games for me which is why im getting one. The console being the most powerful and costing 100$ less than the Xbox One is just an extra for me. Nexus 7 2013
For me its exclusives more than price since I like RPG's. I know that Sony has been giving me what I like.
Well it's the main reason I'm riding for the PlayStation 4 this 8th generation.
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