10 reasons to delay buying a next-gen system

GameZone writes, "We have already told you plenty regarding why you should make the jump to next-gen; the smorgasbord of trailers, teasers and announcements floating around is enough to make any gamer giddy. But strangely, only a few million have picked up a PS4 or XOne thus far—though the figure is monolithic for sheer launch sales. While it’s entirely possible that the reason for this is that the other hundreds of millions of gamers reside under sound-deadened rocks, it’s marginally more likely that they’ve got one of the following on their mind."

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Corpser1823d ago

And keep playing games in sub 720p sub 30 FPS? No thanks

PeaSFor1823d ago

why would i keep buying the multiplat games for my ps3 when i own a ps4?

i waited for the ps4 version of ACIV and was totally worth it, aint gonna look back but i still have my ps3 to play GT6, but for everything going FOWARD instead of trying to convince my self that its not time to embrace new console gen after 7-8 long years.

Are_The_MaDNess1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

you know there is something called a PC..... and we have been gaming in 1080p 120FPS for a very long time already.
consoles are out of date before they where even released.

i know i know. but its the fact.
consoles are slow and inaccurate and really destroys most of the enjoyment with dropping framerates and bad response times.
for me a new console is not to be going forward, it will be as going backward many many years.
i enjoy my 60+FPS gaming with hardware that have 1ms response time.

thezeldadoth1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

^ quit trying, they block that idea out of their heads. Something about being expensive and not having epic sony exclusives or inefficient hardware.

Baka-akaB1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

and ? he's talking about consoles , what do you care about bringing the pc in the mix ? And who told you some dont have pcs already ?

I dont agree with his point , but still , at least it's relevant


So now having access to games you care about on any of those consoles isnt a good enough reason ?

Moz1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

@thezeldadoth - and then there are those of us who aren't elitist pricks who have high end PCs and games consoles as you get the best of both worlds and the choice of all the games.

Gohadouken1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

Well i dont care about going forward or backward . No Platform plays everything . Even pc would have to wait a few years or specs to do so .

Until then i'll just play the games i care about on the platforms they are available for . And no it doesnt matter that you conveniently dont care for those missing Nintendo , sony or MS exclusive games . As long as others do , there is a market for it

PeaSFor1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

i also own a gaming rig.....for bf4, but hey, nice to remind me that i can play on my pc too.

but im busy with my ps4 right now.

the "pc only" gamers(well, more phoney than gamers) always have to act like a bunch of unwanted jehovas witness with their blatant ridiculous "i know the truth" attitude...but in same time they avoid a lot of awesome games not available on pc...wich is weird since real gamers want to play good games and thats what a real gamer would do instead of trapped in a pc only circlejerk


now Are_The_MaDNess, just gtfo you phoney gamer, you are the least credible kind of "gamer".

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OverPaperSkies1823d ago

The PS4 is still running games at 30fps.


dericb111823d ago

So is the PC. LOL

Need for Speed Rivals if you are confused.

ZombieKiller1823d ago

Can' ..

Too busy playing my PS4 you told me to get in the last article.

Toolster1823d ago

"But strangely, only a few million have picked up a PS4 or XOne thus far"

That's not strange at all, it's because that's all that's been made, as soon as they make them they sell out

Toolster1823d ago

Cheers GamersRulz but I'm in the U.K. and unless I will to spend £600/£700 I can't find one at the mo

Tzuno1823d ago

:) you still don't get it? prepare to play a lot of 30fps games on your next gen console.

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stuna11823d ago

I personally can't think of 10 reasons not to buy a PS4, but I can think of 1 reason why you would want to buy 1! "GREATNESS"!

clouds51823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

So your only reason is marketing hype? I have a stone here that says greatness on it. Wanna buy that too?

Reasons against of the top of my head:
-no games
-pay for online
-no backwards compatibility
-micro transactions and/or ftp in every game...
-PC is still better in every way.

JohnnyTower1823d ago

PC is more expensive that $400. Wish you PC guys would get a clue. Yes PC can do better things, if you want to pay for them. When I can get a gaming PC, Headset, and Controller for $400 that can be on par with Next-Gen, then you have a case for why the PC is better. Until then....Shaddup!!

Are_The_MaDNess1823d ago

well Johnny, who in their right minds would want a gaming PC that weak?
its about choice, we want better hardware that push the limit and its not because all new games need it, but because we want it to run smooth on max as we can.

our games are cheaper, we still have our backlog counting back decades that is still working great on PC. we dont need to play for our online service. micro transactions are a part of this generation tho, but we have free to play games that really are free to play without PTW like Dota 2.

yes you could get cheap hardware that comes to the price of a console, but who the hell would want that?
got 3 screens worth 430USD each,
got a 130USD mouse
got a 50USD mousepad
got a 150USD headset
and a 150USD keyboard.

PC gaming is all about choice and having the ability to pick from the highest grade parts there is.

Gohadouken1823d ago

for guys that are all about choices ... it boggle the mind how you can't graps people liking at least some console only games as a good enough reason

Moz1823d ago

@Are_The_MaDNess I think your missing the point a little there clouda5 gave expensive as a reason not buy Next-console while at the same time saying PC was better in every way, which it isn't because PC is even more expensive then NG (for hardware anyway)

As for who'd want a gaming PC "that weak" how about anyone who can't afford it. Consoles from a hardware point of view have always been a good value proposition, not just on a direct comparison of hardware to PC but they punch well above their weight thanx to the fixed hardware.

There is plenty of space in the world for both PC and consoles. I'm just glad that the rate of diminishing returns means we're not too many years from the power arguments being mute possibly as soon as the generation of consoles after the current one.

stuna11823d ago

I take it you don't know what a personal opinion means?

ZombieKiller1822d ago

Show me a console or PC nowadays that doesn't have all of what you stated.

OK the pay for online thing yeah... but Sony gives you games, I'll gladly pay the $50 a year for it.

-expensive : and a PC isn't? For that matter, what ISN't expensive in todays world??
-no games :It's the launch, the games will come.
-pay for online -can't's only $50 a YEAR
-no backwards compatibility -I have a PS3 for that
-micro transactions and/or ftp in every game...-Why is that a negative reason? FTP will weed out all the shitty developers as we get to try their game first. Not to mention, I have 5 FTP titles on my PS4 so far, and I haven't spent a dime on them. WHY? Because I don't want to. I'm not that hooked to spend money on them. The good games can take my money, FTP has to prove to me first that it's a good game.
-PC is still better in every way. -Ok maybe better in some ways, but does it have God of War? Uncharted? The Last of Us? Even Halo or any xbox one exclusive?

Not to mention the install base. My friends have PS3 and PS4, not PC. They don't want to have to do extra stuff on their PC, they want to pop in a game and play. Same thing here. Although I love the mods and other things a PC can do, I'd rather get home from work, sit on my sofa and play a game and that's it.

-PC is still better in every way....for you it is.

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OverPaperSkies1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

Pc > PSflaw.

Edit. You could build a Pc for $500 which would outperform a PS4. On top of that. You'd be paying half the price for games , no online charge etc.

In the long run. You'd spend ALOT less while only spending a little more from day one. Either way. Better than a psflaw.

TheEnigma3131823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

What kind of pc would outperform a ps4 at $399?

Edit: I have a pc, so spare me with all the perks; I game on it all the time. I bet the $500 computer you speak of doesn't include the cost of the OS. Like I said; what pc at $399 can outperform a ps4?

JessiePinkmanYo1823d ago

Don't bother Cochise. This clown has 2 bubbles and he already wasted them on PC fanboy comments. FWIW I too have all three consoles and a PC. NO WAY can you build a PC capable of what the PS4 does at $400. You'll be lucky to get a video card and maybe a motherboard to stare at. $400 will possibly net you a garbage Compaq from Walmart

Gohadouken1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

Everytime people wanna be precise about the actual initial cost , you guys go off a tangent about cost down the line , and peripheral stuff .

You guys wanna brag about having material that play better for the exact same price ? Then put up or shut up .

While not cost effective in the long run ... plenty can afford small 60 dollars gouging for games monthly .. not everyone can or want to pay the initial cost for a good pc , even if it's significantly cheaper than it used to be . And there are cheap console gamers , that do get discounted games anyway

cocadaking1823d ago

Go back to Dota and leave us alone, no one cares.

ZombieKiller1822d ago

The fact that you call it PS Flaw makes me not even read the rest of your fanboy comment.

2 more bubles to go beanbag.

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sprinterboy1823d ago

We console owners know pc is superior but what pc owners can play games like killzone, uncharted, the order 1886, lbp, heavy rain, gran turismo etc etc. Pc gamers never seem to be able to grasp that lol. I play the best games of any system.

Brucis1823d ago

Why do people act like PC doesn't have any exclusives? Goddamn people, just get the system(s) with the games you like and shut up.

Gohadouken1823d ago

Who does ? it's usually the pciste trolls that keep acting as if Libraries were irrelevant , hence they win with perfs and comfort .

Both worlds have their set of exclusives , and everyone game according to their fancy

KonsoruMasuta1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

I have a PS4 but I'm playing my PS3 more. I need JRPGS to survive, and next gen doesn't have much of those.

I just didn't want to wait.

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