Submitted by mrchump 553d ago | opinion piece

Was the PS4 a wise purchase at launch

It’s hard to believe we’re already a couple weeks into 2014 and with that we leave behind Christmas, our drunken New Year’s Eve shenanigans and the debut of two next generation consoles – the PS4 and Xbox One. Now we’ve had a good month or so to digest each system’s launch and its offering of games, I figured what better time than to reflect on the pair and just how successful their respective launches were. I’m not talking sales figures here because let’s face it, both have had an excellent start. I’m talking the games, the systems themselves, the features – the things that gamers care about. So let’s kick off with Sony’s PlayStation 4. (PS4)

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Nyxus  +   553d ago
Not a second of regret here.
cleft5  +   553d ago
Same here. I have played games on my PS4 everyday since I purchased it. One of the main games I keep coming back to is Warframe, a F2P game. I use to play Warframe a lot on my laptop, but it ran slow because my laptop wasn't so hot. I had to turn down all of the settings, but thanks to my PS4 I can play Warframe with all of the bells and whistles.

On top of that PS+ has given me Resogun (which I love and platinumed), Contrast (which is okay), and now Don't Starve (which is really fun).

I have not regretted my purchase since Day 1 and seeing how popular PS4 is I am glad I grabbed it on Day 1, instead of waiting around hoping to find it at a store.
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mewhy32  +   553d ago
No regrets what so ever. Awesome console. The more I play and the more that I read the comparisons I'm more and more certain that I made the right decision. Can't wait to see what the future holds for PS4. Hopefully devs will finally stop worrying about parity and push the consoles to individual maximums so owners of BOTH next gen platforms will get the best experience possible offered by them. One not being held back by the other.
TomShoe  +   553d ago
Whether at launch or in 2016, I'm gonna get one eventually, so no need to justify one now vs one later.
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AceBlazer13  +   553d ago
There are 2 types of people in this world. Those who got ps4 at launch and those who wish they did. Don't be one of the wanderers searching high and low for a ps4 to buy.
ZodTheRipper  +   553d ago
It's a longterm investment :)
The games out now aren't exactly my cup of tea but I enjoyed most of them. I just can't wait for all the greatness Sony's first party will bury me with. InFamous (and maybe Driveclub) will be just the beginning.
ABizzel1  +   553d ago
I think it's better to wait for more games, but I can't see many people being disappointed.
Aceman18  +   553d ago
For me hell yea, no regrets from me.
Ares84HU  +   553d ago
I'm loving my Ps4 as well. Got a lot of games on launch, CoD Ghosts, BF4, NFS, Lego MARVEL, Injustice, AC4, FIFA 14 plus the free ps plus games. So I'm set. Will be picking up TR DE next week.

There are plenty of games to play and so far I had a blast.
yeahokchief  +   553d ago
Ditto. Warframe. Don't Starve. Resogun.

And they were all free!

I'm done here.
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BoriboyShoGUN  +   552d ago
No regrets, could I have waited a little sure. But the fact that you still can't find any consoles, and that they are flying off the shelves makes me feel that much better that all I have to worry about is the games. And the PS3 is kicking butt right now anyways.
Mikelarry  +   553d ago
i didn't really buy my ps4 for what was available at lunch more for what was to come, i had a feeling it would be sold out everywhere and rather than wait and have to deal with searching furiously online for a retailer to have it and its being sold out the next minute i bought one. the games will come with time and i am glad i bought one no regrets here
vitullo31  +   553d ago
So true! I warned all my friends that they would not be able to walk into a store and just buy one for a while.. none of them believed me... none of them have a ps4 and that's why I bought mine day one no regrets!
MsmackyM  +   553d ago
I would be lying if I said its launch lineup had any influence on my PS4 purchase, however Infamous: SS and MGSV aren't too far off. I suspected the PS4 would be scarce after launch, so picking it up launch day saved me the problem of trying to track down restocks.
ZodTheRipper  +   553d ago
Also, it won't drop in price anyway so might as well just buy it day1 and enjoy it rather than waiting a year for all the great games.
EcoSos3  +   553d ago
Nope since I bought mine I have only played about 25 hours on it, I should had waited until it had more games I wanted to play.
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Bloodjunkie  +   553d ago
Not enough games or not enough for you interesting games? I have no regrets, but i'm sad that i have not enough time to play all the great games :(
mrchump  +   553d ago
Do you think the launch games need more diversity?
Irishguy95  +   553d ago
More quality and diversity. In a way it's the worst launch lineup for a Ps console yet. However multiplats(from last gen too) saved it.

Either way I don't see why he'd regret getting it, Infamous is out soon along with a bunch of worthy games. I think this gen has the quickest release of high quality games yet. Despite **** launch lineups
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Ares84HU  +   553d ago
What games did you get? Does any of the launch games interested you? If no, than why did you get a PS4 so early?
EcoSos3  +   553d ago
I got Killzone and AC4 thats it no other game interested me. I got it mostly on hype and I wanted to see if it would be my main console but for now it wont.
Ares84HU  +   553d ago
Killzone was ok I think. I still didn't finish the story. Still stuck on the level where you have to kidnap some scientist from a space station.

But AC4 was amazing in my opinion. I got 40+ hours in the single player alone.

You should pick up BF4. Now that it's fixed it's amazing to play. 64 player conquest is a blast. Next week we will get Tomb Raider DE. if you like action/adventure and haven't played it yet, I highly recommend it. Also, it's better on PS4 than on Xbox One according to the developers.
EcoSos3  +   553d ago
I dont buy EA games anymore with their immaturity towards Nintendo, this just show how they really are and Im not going to support that. Tomb Raider I already finish it on the PS3 and got it on steam for like $3.
Darth Gamer  +   553d ago
Even though I have no regrets on my purchase and I absolutely love the console, I have been playing my XBONE a lot more. I love Resogun and Battlefield and Need 4 Speed rivals that I bought for it and all of the other PS+ games so no complaints. I just personally have played the XBONE much more lately. No hate for either console though, both are fantastic!!
teflontactics  +   553d ago
Zero regret here, though I was a month late to the party (Christmas gift). I've got plenty to play to tide me over until the next few games I want hit and the monthly PS+ game freebies don't hurt either.

Viva la PS4.
MasterCornholio  +   553d ago
For me it was.

PR_FROM_OHIO  +   553d ago
For me Absolutely it was!!! PS4 is an amazing piece of hardware can't wait to see what the future holds for the PS4!
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   553d ago
sAVAge_bEaST  +   553d ago
I'm movin this way I'm doin this thing
(please enjoy)
I'm turnin it on I'm workin my legs

I'm callin you out I'm switchin my plates
(please enjoy)
I'm cleanin the floor my beat is correct
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snookiegamer  +   553d ago
PS4 is a wise choice at any time. But, it can't hurt you to hold off purchasing any new console until the games library increases and any issues are ironed out.

I haven't purchased one yet for this very reason...soon my pretty, soon :)
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Gemmol  +   553d ago
so far no, but thats only because I got games for Wii U bit of a backlog, plus the 3ds and then I got ps3 games too.....ps4 is cool and all, but its only bragging rights to own it early theres just not much content yet, well let me be specific theres not much stuff I want to play on it yet, so i have to wait a few months....I know everyone going to bring up infamous is coming out soon, but I do not like infamous thats why I said I have to wait a few more months....only game I am interested from here to may is Bravely Default, and Mario Kart, but I will wait for a few trailers to change my mind
MsmackyM  +   553d ago
It's sad you get down votes for stating your honest opinion in answering a question. It's like Fanboys have a crazed zombie mentality that would
attack anyone who isn't a zombie as well.
mrchump  +   553d ago
Yeah I am just waiting for a few more titles to come out, but have bought a nice new 60" TV in anticipation lol.
MoveTheGlow  +   553d ago
If you're a fan, and you wanted to see better graphics last year without a high-end PC, the value of it is how happy it made you, really. And that's totally subjective, but at least the PS4's pretty impressive, with a user interface that at least works, in comparison to that other one that depends on voice search... ahem... to do anything.
lonelyplayer  +   553d ago
I don't think it was. Even if there are no games to play the console future is brilliant and there won't be price cuts in the next 2 years.
nominal266  +   553d ago
Great Purchase... for myself that is.

But long ago, when I got into console gaming (think PS2 Era) the main reason that drove me to console gaming, was on the couch with friends gaming. As of right now, the only "on the couch" games on ps4 that I know of, are Knack, COD-G, and Lego Marvel. I am personally not interested in these games, and I am still VERY interested in seeing the future of couch coop/ multiplayer.

Until the ps4 brings something unique in this manner, I am still mainly glued to my ps3. I spend most of my console time playing with friends/ room mates and I hate to leave them behind.
LightofDarkness  +   553d ago
Diablo 3, friend. Diablo 3.

Seriously, played a little bit of it on PS3 with 4 player co-op and I was sold. I can't wait till it comes to PS4, it will easily be the new couch gaming obsession among me and my friends.
nominal266  +   552d ago
Already have that for ps3 too! haha. Idk if it would be worth re-buying, and then having to buy 2 more controllers again.
GordonKnight  +   553d ago
It sounds like you need a Wii U to go along with your PS4. That's one of the bigger reason why I bought my Wii U.

Back on topic:

My PS4 was a great purchase with no regrets. It has the best version of AC IV Black Flag. Also, it makes me want to upgrade my TV.
blakstarz  +   553d ago
No regrets whatsoever.....
jus1214  +   553d ago
I should start off saying I don't have a console preference. However, I have really enjoyed having my ps4 and given the fact that they are so hard for other people to find right now, I have no regrets.
mrchump  +   553d ago
Well I do want both, my only real thought about the Xbox One is that my smart tv can handle all of the other media stuff that I want.
So I'd rather that the console is fully optimised for games with very little compromise for other media.
But as I say I will eventually get both as they both have some great exclusive titles coming out.
So with that in mind it really comes down to the games that are available right now.
PS4 first at the moment.
jus1214  +   552d ago
I completely understand bro. :D I don't have a smart tv, so I wouldn't know.
However with the games for ps4, OMGWTFBBQ im so excited for some of the upcoming titles on the console. My friend is actually a xbox fanboy, and he said he feels 99% sexier now that he owns a xbox one so by all means have at both consoles! xP
Flatbattery  +   553d ago
Owned it a month and have 9 games to play, with still more to purchase if I wanted to. Can't see what the real issue is.
Majin-vegeta  +   553d ago
Yes,and this is only the beginning.Wait until were swamped with games.Were gonna wish they slow down a bit :p.
DigitalRaptor  +   552d ago
Exactly. Looking at the long-term it was the best decision.
Darrennev  +   553d ago
No it was worth buying at launch, no games and what there is are crap. Love my ps4 though
Bloodjunkie  +   553d ago
For me there was never a console generation with a perfekt start lineup. But for me it is very important to support the new generation from the first second so it will be a incentive for the developers when the console sells very good at start. I think its a way to get faster better software.
barb_wire  +   553d ago
Couldn't the same be said of the XB1 too? - or any launch console for that matter.
djplonker  +   553d ago
Get it in a year and save maybe £20 ($35) and miss out on a years worth of current gen and 1/8th of the consoles lifespan (assuming next gen is 8 years away) and it doesn't seem worth the wait to me :/

Get one ASAP not in a year!
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Doge  +   553d ago
much difference
very lack

Buying it at launch and buying it a few months later wouldn't have been that much of a difference for me, except maybe for the line-up being better later on.
g-nome  +   553d ago
Remote play on Vita ,faster downloads , AC4 in 1080p , no regrets yet.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   553d ago
If your tv has the option, set it to vivid when you play Assassin's Creed. Really makes the colors pop
TheEnigma313  +   553d ago
I think more people have regrets about not pre-ordering early.
Npugz7  +   553d ago
No regrets! I just wish there were more games to play!
evilbart  +   553d ago
These articles are dumb,why wait another year and still pay 399 just buy it now you can't lose.
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moujahed  +   553d ago
I held off because of the lack of games... Then once I saw one available I got it because I knew I wouldn't be able to find it later... Was it a wise buy? Yes, especially for those who wish to capitalize from selling it for 200+ more dollars than the retail price.
Meltic  +   553d ago
for me it was a good buy beacuse in my country ps4 is full booked out until november 2014..
Fishy Fingers  +   553d ago
I got one and launch and not regretted it for a second although if I had to of waited a few months I don't think it would of bothered me in the greater scheme of things. There's no must have title yet and the functionality still has a way to go.

Same story with every early adoption.
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LightofDarkness  +   553d ago
Exactly, if they're still hard come by once inFamous drops, I'll be glad I got mine when I could. But if they're bountiful by then, I think waiting might've been a better option.

I'm waiting till the 'Bone gets a price drop anyway, no way it's worth even €400 to me yet.
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