Once again, we see two new consoles with not a lot of must-have titles in the first year. So what else is new?
So, I'm gonna change the title to make it a little clearer as to what it's actually saying: "This Generation Proves You Should Never Buy a Console At Launch. Instead you should hold off for a year and then when no-one buys the new consoles and the companies loose billions of dollars in manufacturing and marketing fees from lack of sales, they would stop production and consoles will cease to exist. Then the devs will start making great games for no systems." To the author of this article, bravo on your insightful and well thought out piece. *clap.....................clap ........................clap... ...............clap*
Well said mate. Bubble up. IMO we all know the risks before you buy a launch day console. I am fortunate in that I am a Nintendo fanboy so during my drought at WiiU launch I had backwards compatibilty to fall back on to get me through the drought. If you think there is gonna be a steady stream of games in the 6 months following a consoles launch you havent been paying attention. If the launch lineup is enough for you to keep playing during the drought, go for it and suport your console of choice. I had enough to keep me going with NSMBU, Assassins Creed 3, Nintendoland and ZombiU. Im sure Sony and MS fans will have had a similar experience. Maybr the title should read "before you buy a launch day console make sure you know the risks"
Good, maybe they would take that marketing money and put it towards something worth spending it on, like amazing games at launch and more reasons to buy the systems. Marketing in this industry is insane, so much cash is spent hyping up things to a point where it's hard not to be disappointed when impossible expectations aren't met. Misplaced cash is a huge problem in this industry, it would do both MS and Sony some good to see that in effect.
We all know the diehards will carry a system for awhile no matter how lean the games are or how slow the system gets updated. Let's face it, most of the discussions on the forums have been about frame rate and resolution disparities between the two systems (while the PC continues to trump them) and when people talk about the games they are usually games not even out yet. That is a sure sign telling everyone else there isn't much reason to run to the store immediately and buy either one.
Sorry for purchasing all three new consoles within a month of launch. Wii U>PS4>X1
What a load of nonsense! I have a ps4 and I'm really happy with the library so far! After only 7 months I have; a new killzone, a new infamous, the highly underrated knack, a new stider, resogun, outlast, child of light, the best/definative versions of flower, pixel junk shooter 1-2, dead nation, tomb raider, trine 2, etc and there is a steady flow of great content. in the next year or so I'll have- valiant heart, swapper, oddworld, binding of issac remake, infamous dlc, last of us hd, evil within, destiny, lbp 3, alien isolation, witness, axium verge, forma.8, source, apotheon, no mans sky, the order, chasm, nidhogg, ratchet remake, blood borne, witcher 3, costume quest 2, and maybe a few others pending reviews/reception I can't even find time to play all these and those are just the games that appeal to my tastes! The actual amount of and diversity of quality content for a new platform is crazy. Anyone saying otherwise is full of it!!!
100% agree, I have had plenty of fun moments on my ps4 and I dont feel I should have waited. I can understand some ppl feeling they got ripped off with the xbone now that they lowered the price and removed kinect but thats a different story.
aye kinect and price drop was a kick in teeth. me with ps4 on launch was great. i skipped fifa 14,bf4,ghosts on last gen so i had the better versions so to speak(although i got a full refund for bf4 as was mess lol) but the games i played so far i have loved. killzone reshogun trine infamous watchdogs still havent played tombraider(did last gen)and i have a huge list of games coming from now to end of year im hyped for. i just wish they would bring 3D and MKV,dlna support so i could lose a few wires and another device in front room taken out.
I bought the PS4 at launch because it was the Stronger console. I bought the xbox one used for $400 complete with Kinect. I'm sure if I waited longer I could have gotten it cheaper. Trying to buy a PS4 used but the prices were no difference from a new console. (PS4 holds their value, xbox ones do not hold their value.)
It's true, this has been probably the best launch lineup and first year I have ever seen since I started gaming in the 80s. I don't understand how anybody can complain. With only my PS4 and PC I have more games than I can possibly play. If I had the XB1 and Wii U it would be even more impossible. I've NEVER seen a generation with a first year lineup with games of the caliber of: Infamous Second Son Alien Isolation The Last of Us Remastered Dragon Age Inquisition The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Killzone Shadow Fall Drive Club Lords of the Fallen Metro Redux Battlefield 4 Shadow of Mordor Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Watch Dogs Little Big Planet 3 Bound By Flame Assassin's Creed Unity Far Cry 4 GTA 5 Remastered Not to mention all the XB1 and Wii U games (which I'm not as familiar with, but know that there are some great ones), as well as all the amazing looking games coming early next year and throughout the rest of next year. This is an absolutely fantastic start to a new generation.
@This Generation Proves You Should Never Buy a Console At Launch Correction. Impatient, whiny, cry baby, console launch noobs should never buy a console at launch... Fixed it.
That's true because any rational person knows that there's always a risk with buying a console at launch where its hardware failures or game droughts, luckily for me I didn't experience either of the two.
Life is risk reward.
most people dont experience those things because theyre not really an issue, its just something poor people make up so they dont feel so left out
In the case of the Wii U, the risk was game droughts.
As for The PS4 i must totaly agree. Only Indigames and multiplattform games. For this year the yonly got LBP2.5 and a racing game wich cant handel 60 FPS due to hardware limitation. PS4 owners need to wait 1m5 years until their first good exclusive The Order and this one also doesnt have a mlutiplayer.
What rubbish are you typing now? Did you intentionally forget about infamous and final fantasy? Where does it say that the order is out in 5 years? Lbp 2.5? So tell me how is the game since you have clearly played it. You give xbox fans and gamers in general a bad name and a even worse image. Go spew your hateful words elsewhere. You are not welcome here.
Trolls troll. These same guys professing the value of exclusives where pacifiers during last gens last 3rd. Remember, 'exclusives don't matter' let em be. Exclusives will always be the lifeblood of a console. It's just amusing to see how the extremist pipe up now considering there are less exclusives on their platform. I'll also address how many of us were downplaying the significance of indy titles last gen. . . Many of my favorite experiences were indy games. . Both sides have shown hypocrisy in that regards.
Infamous?? This medicore game where nothing is going on on screen? Typical game for the graphics fanboys nothing more. The side missions were boring as hell, Platin in 48 hours... come on, this game wanst worth 60 bucks.. Titanfall on the other hand is not a graphical king but you get gunderts of multiplayer hours with much fun for the same price. For thex next 2 years xbox one owners will get for sure the most and best exclusives. What will be in 3 years?? We dont know... but the next console GEN will come way faster as the last one.
xdrones are so thirsty after the gaming drought that is known as the 360. xbox haze no gamez (I still count more tripple A games that the xbox one lol) http://i.imgur.com/KVX6jb4....
Bs article. There has been more games available this gen in it's first 6 months than any other gen. Its never been a problem before.
@ fathoms, I understand perfectly the message your trying to say here and is the reason I decided to hold off a year and just stick with my PC for a while. I used this as an opportunity to catch up on some of the games from the previous gen that I might have missed or didn't get a chance to play and I don't regret my decision one bit. As far as I'm concerned it's been a great year of gaming but that's just me. In the past year I've Played Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Dark Souls, Darksiders 2, Bioshock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising, War Frame, Bastion, Guacamelee and more. People need to spend less time complaining and more time gaming, it's been a great year.
I have zero regrets that I bought PS4 on launch. That is all.
Same for me and my Wii U. Native Backwards Compatibility FTW!
Wii U is the winner for 2014 that's for sure
It would have a good start if they didnt delay games missing features etc.
I'm well happy with my decision to queue up for a few hours to get a PS4 at launch. All the games I've played with are awesome (apart from Killzone, which I don't like as much). Battlefield 4 and Fifa 14 give me endless hours of multiplayer, and love MGS, Infamous, and Watchdogs.
Couldn't have agreed with you more. Exactly the same games that I would have said.
Once again, another opinion piece. Where do you get off thinking that your taste are the same as everyone else? Dead Rising 3 and Forza were must haves for me. And i am sure for some people Killzone was a must have. Infamous was a must have.
Have both don't regret either and all these too cool for school hipster knob jockeys that refuse to buy at launch should be down kissing the ground that earlier adopters walk on because without us lot supporting from an early stage and making the consoles a success then the afore mentioned hipster ass bags wouldn't get their consoles a year later with more games at a lower price because without us the companies you know like wouldn't keep supporting consoles. God I hate that lot, rant over
Great idea! Hear that everyone? No one should buy a console at launch. They should just wait for all those great games to get made for a zero-console user base instead. Paradox much?
Every generation has proved that buying a console at launch is not really worth it, whether it's high prices, faulty hardware, lack of games/ features etc. However... Thankfully for the rest of us there are plenty of people out there willing to take the risks in order to own the latest tech, without them there would be no industry. I typicially like to wait at least a year.
I got both consoles at launch, & actually enjoy the Kinect, so for some to say those early X1 adopter got f'd, might be going overboard and pure hyperbole. I figured Kinect was going to be unbundled when I bought, as I saw that the only way for MS to get the price level with Sony & I actually play my X1 and prefer it os, online setup, to the PS4, so go figure, plus $100 wasn't a big deal to me in the first place. Videogamers argue over some of the most ridiculous things. I did not build the PS4 or Xbox, so I am no more attached to either. Some act like they are getting paid from Sony or something licking the PS4 pole every thread they can on the internet. I am looking forward to what both consoles bring to the table, and find the fanboy stuff hilarious.
I was fully in agreement with you until the blinker-speak started in the final third. Your preference is fine and I respect that but 'Pole licking'...... you only see sony guys pole licking.... *sigh*... *deeper sigh* Hypocrisy and blinkered views aren't exclusive to 1 faction. Remember last gen how indies counted to one faction and downplayed by the other only for that to be reversed this gen. Or how 'exclusives didn't matter' for the last 3rd yet are now 'The sh#t' .... c'mon dude
There is pole licking on both sides My point was not to emphasize the Sony pole licking but the Sony fans have been hilarious this gen with the res stuff, that is all I was trying to say. I find it hilarious when gamers wave their console flags like they work for Nintendo, Sony, or MS. I enjoy what each console brings to the table which is why I own all three, and don't have to tear down one in favor of the other like many gamers do
I have a lot of consoles, so I'm not really feeling a drought. I'm still chipping away through Infamous Second Son on PS4, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze on Wii U, playing Moon Chronicles on my 3DS, and playing this wonderful little gem called Horn on my Galaxy S5.
don't you ever feel overwhelmed, at times?
Idk I'm having real thoughts about that destiny bundle. Even if I didn't get a PS4/X1 there's still quite a few games to hold me over.
I learnt not to ever be an early adopter last generation. PS3 was 600 box with barely any games to play at the time.
PS4 launch customer. I don't regret it, at all. I play it constantly. I also play my PS3's ridiculous backlog, thanks to PS Plus. Same with my Vita/PC. My Wii U library is finally at a place where I feel like I'm behind on games. That's a good feeling. Trading Mario Kart 8 in soon toward Yoshi's Whooly World. You can only do the tournaments so long before getting shelled to death in the last ten seconds of the 150 cc stuff gets to you. That's complete BS. Also, the battle mode is a joke. Reviewers apparently completely forgot that Mario Kart ever had a battle mode, because they didn't care. "Halo 5 doesn't include single-player? 10/10!!!" Come on. Really? You're just going to overlook a major portion of the game that's barely there now? I'm bitter, as you can tell. Battle mode is the reason I play Mario Kart. Yoshi's Whooly World, Splatoon, Bayonetta 2, and Super Smash Bros. are all getting picked up though. So, I'm a very happy Wii U owner.
I love my PS4 but there was no way I would ever buy an XB1 at launch or ever at a $499 price. Nothing justifies it, not Kinect or the games.
It's normal that new hardware takes time to build up a library of games.Developers need time to make the software. In the mean time play the old gen,it's not like there is a lack of games for them.
I bought my PS4 not long after launch, as soon as I could find one. I fully expected to have almost nothing to play for months. But it didn't work out that way- I've always had enough to play with a steady stream of new releases. Now I can't keep up with everything I want to play. So no regrets here!
I don't regret getting a ps4 at launch. It's been amazing
*Sigh* This is how it is every generation. Early adopters are needed and most have the foresight to know what is coming and that their purchase is an investment. Now if anything this generation proves otherwise because this is probably the best launch I've experienced for both Sony and MS. There are a bunch of games out right now that'll tie me over until the next thing comes out.
"You Should Never Buy a Console At Launch"...TRANSLATION: "im poor and need to justify why i dont buy something rather than admit i cant afford it"
faceless flagger is that you? *NWO music*
ever since e3 im seeing a lot more positivity towards nintendo and a lot more unbiased honesty about the negatives of sony and microsoft GOOD! the "nintendo is doomed" articles were baseless and troll-like in nature.. all 3 companies will be just fine...2015 will be huge for the big 3 especially if one of then goes for the kill and buys capcom. moral of the story: this gen the gamers win
no?! Don't buy initendo consoles at launch. I have a blast with my ps4. BF4 and resogun for days son
I feel sorry for my friends who bought a ps4, the ps3 is still great at it is. great games and features. the ps4 is not really offering much of a difference. on the contrary there's a lot more gamers can do with the xb1 than the 360. plus the great games that are out and coming 2014.
The article offers good advice for many people/families considering a console purchase- While most on these boards follow the industry closely and know what the risk/reward proposition is when buying a console, the general consumer does not I bought a Wii u at launch because it timed well w my then 7 yr olds sons b day and Christmas - but hind site being 20-20 and several key games delayed considerably- I would have been better off waiting till the next year - he played Wii games more than Wii u games the 1st 9 months+- Knowing what I do now, I can t see a reason for most people to buy a console at launch but I do understand why many "core gamers" do
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