Typically, it takes at least a year for a new console to start pumping out the must-own experiences. That seems to be the case with the PS4, too.
Yup...to a gamer like me who wants the newest most powerful console under his tv. I've been haveing a blast with mine. But that's me and my opinion. I like games..I just bought a wiiu too...was I too late? Just on time? IMO no I just got what I wanted, when I wanted it....mk8 sold me..just like ps4 being the most powerful ..and I have no regrets. X1 will be next when they drop the price....its IMO overpriced ...even after the unbundled price.
X1 should be sold at 2/3 of it's current price. Now that they've unbundled Kinect, the only proposition is to pay the same price as the PS4 for a sub-1080p mess of a console.
Agreed, if I understood you properly. Xbone should be atleast $30/£20 cheaper. I am however going to wait until it is a lot cheaper and I will buy one with a Kinect
Getting a chance to own the No 1 Best Selling Only True Next Gen Console day one was like being part of an Epic once in a lifetime Global phenomenon!!!
If you really believe that, then you truly have no life. I mean seriously, I don't give a damn if a Xbox owner says that for what ever reason for xbox. If you believe owning a piece of plastic is a once in a life time experience, you need to reevaluate your life. I really hope foe your sake you were joking.
^gaming2death what a downer, can't you just let some people be happy with what they love?
If you got it on day one and your happy with it, then thats great. I got a PS3 on day one, that had less games and cost more...did I regret it? No. Thats time round, I still had plenty of PS3 games to play, plus I don't have as much time to play as I used to. So now I'll be waiting till later. It all just depends on what your happy with and where you are in your life.
Ppl got nothing good to write about, so they make up BS questions like this and write about it.
So where was your out rage about all the BS Xbox articles lately?
His BS outrage? Probably cause he don't go into those Xbox1 articles. Maybe you should just stick to those and you wont be in a Sony article, making yourself look stupid.
It was for me! Because just going by past generations, I already knew what to expect. This is why I don't understand why people deny Sonys commitment to gamers! They have always delivered gaming wise. For those who choose other consoles, I say more power too them! Obviously at the end of the day it was something that enticed them to by what they choose to buy! Why I chose the PS4, was power, support and historical significance as to what I know will come! Not saying I won't later on down the line invest in another next gen console, but at this point in time the PS4 provides what I want and need.
was it necessary to buy the latest iPhone when you had the previous model? stupid questions directed to enthusiasts of phones/gaming consoles/ mp3 players/ TV set or anything really we purchase for our entertainment. Me getting ps4 day one was not necessary but i certainly do not regret it. Resogun has been the only title so far that has been getting a lot of attention from me throughout this first year, but i have also had some pretty good experiences with Outlast, War Thunder, Infamous SS , Knack, Transistor.
Sorry buying pretty much the exact same iphone every year is nothing like buying a console that is a major upgrade and comes every 5-7 years.
True. Maybe that analogy is not the best i could have used, but the point still remains. If enthusiasts of these tech gadgets and toys love buying them day one, it is not necessary. But something we can all agree is that it makes us tech enthusiasts happy picking up the newest and coolest stuff on the market. edit: The ps4 is the first console i have ever bought on day 1. and ive been gaming avidly since before the sega master system
I'm having fun with my PS4 and I normally buy consoles within a year if I am interested. I just wanted to see if you had more fun with previous launches than the PS4's. @garos82 definitely agree with your view. gonna nitpick for no reason whatsoever, but infamous and transistor is not really launch day.
Over a million people bought PS4 day one, this question has been answered by them.
Probably not but I don't regret buying it so early.
No regrets here I use it daily.
Same here PS4 has plenty of games for me. Im still trying to get trophies for Second Son, Wolfenstein, and Killzone. Plus trying to finish AC4,Transistor and Child of Light. In a week The Last of Us and in August, Metro Last Light and maybe Diablo. September is Destiny and then October is going to be the end of any human relationships I have on earth. So this article is unecessary.
Same here. I play it daily and still havent touched 75% of the games already on my system, not mention the ones coming out in the next 6 weeks.
Honestly, I could have lived without my Day 1 purchase, I only use my PS4 for Netflix and occasional indie gaming, not exactly what I bought it for. Just waiting for the bigger games to come by, I'd get a PS4 for Christmas this year if I could rewind time, Bloodborne, The Order, UC4, all scream 2015 is the right year to buy one. Just not enough on either current gen consoles at the moment, need to get that gaming library beefed up.
Lately both my Xbox One and my PS4 have been sitting idle way more than they are being played. That's all about to change though. About to have all kinds of stuff to play, especially on the Xbox One with SSOD, FH2, and The MCC. Looking forward to playing The Last Of Us again first though.
Necessary - no but I have simply no regrets I knew there would be a shortage of great games but I moved from Xbox to playstation to play the last of us and any naughty dog games it was that studio that made my mind up ( I never knew they where doing a remastered edition I taught I'd play it with backward tec) but sting that, buying the Xbox one would have been a waist of time the Xbox one is done and it's now Xbox 2 or half which ever way. I'm not having a dig but it just seems oblivious that what was their originally is not what is on offer now
yes for me it was. last gen was too long. i played every last gen game worth playing. i thought last gen was terrible. i had money to burn. i'm not a poor 12 year old who complains that no one should buy a next gen console but is waiting for their parents to buy a next gen console for Christmas. i just wanted to move on. but i do feel sorry for people who took loans out to buy a next gen console.
Necessary? not really, worth it? yes.
Hmmm... To Early adopters, I believe the answer is no. I was about to buy the Day 1 edition, but my PS3 games backlog made me think otherwise. I'm a Sony gamer all the way, but waiting a year more post launch won't hurt. To each his own. Cheers!
I can see your point but for me the hardware is vastly improved. Everything is so much faster and more responsive. I'm not happy about the ruber compound they used on the sticks nor the downgraded battery in the new gamepad but damn, everytime I use the PS3 it feels so antiquated now. That's even with the missing software features! So much deadzone in the controller, takes forever to access the store, lack of party chat, and sometimes trophy syncing takes longer than updating a game. Sony did a good job streamlining "gaming". You can tell they learned quite a bit with the PS3
Xbox one owners got wallet raped though. thats what happens when you think a company as greedy as MS cares about you. those same people complained about the PS3 launch price. hypocrisy.
I wouldve gladly paid $500 over again for the xbox. And no, I didnt complain about the ps3 price
If I could go back in time, I'd still get my day one xbox, worth every penny.
PS3 was 100 bucks more than the Xbone 7 years earlier. That's quite a huge gap, no?
There was a 500 dollar option when ps3 was released.
I bought mine in April and I sometimes think it was a waste of money to get one this early, since there's hardly any games for the system (At the moment) and it's just been gathering dust a lot. (And the games that are out or coming soon are not really games I'm interested in, except Destiny, DA Inquisition and FarCry4.) I bought my PS3 solely for Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper and Jak & Daxter. When those franchises are on the PS4, my purchase of the system is justified and I'll be 100% happy with buying a PS4. At the moment, it's gathering dust and I've played the two games I own (Knack and InFamous SS) to death, so I'm just playing games on my older systems now to pass the time between game releases. Also, the PS4, scratch that, both the XB1/PS4 need more cartoon/stylized platformer/action games. Please and thank you.
Yes, its almost like a tradition in my family, launch day for almost all consoles, but ironic and probably a good thing, never been launch day for any Xbox console.
People have to buy it on launch day because the sales of the system determines the making of the games otherwise is will be wii u all over again
Well nothing video game related is "necessary" but I certainly could have waited longer though. Should be great once developers leave older gen systems and focus more on next gen systems. I look forward to it...
Damn you beat me to it, its a luxury item so you never really need to purchase one. But I did and I'm very happy with it. Its got loads of free-be games be that free to play, PS plus games or ones I'd bought already I could down load again so even with my low funds I have a lot to play on it and as everyone keeps saying......its all about the games.
I didn't. There were no compelling launch titles.
I should have waited until this Christmas. Just not enough games to justify the purchase.
Is everybody enjoying the destiny beta
I got my butt kick on multiplayer so I rage quite xD
If you liked the launch titles then why not
No, that's why I didn't get one... 'Cause no games.This fall I'll decide.. Everyday my mind fluctuates between PS4 and ONE.. I should just do it, like nike.
I didn't need to buy it but I'm so happy that I did especially with the shortages in Spain.
Consoles aren't a necessity, so at no point will it be necessary. However I bought one at launch and couldn't be happier, and the fact the system has not dropped in price means I got to enjoy it 8 months longer than someone who purchases it today. And until there is a price drop it makes no difference. Now the Xbox on the other hand.. I could have waited 4 months and bought the machine with Titanfall, a year of live, and $100 off.. big time regrets there, you're talking a $200 difference if I had just waited. smh
I play my ps4 daily and thanks to Final Fantasy, I can't even finish anything else. 1001 spikes is fun, pixel junk shooter is phenomenal, and I don't even have all the abilities in infamous yet. ARR is that great. League of legends, Hearthstone, and Dota 2 have been shelved for a long time because of this game and it coming to PS4 made things worse. You owe it to yourself to give this game a shot on your preferred platform that host it. I called in sick today (I really am) and i'm just biding my time until my girl wakes up so she won't think I called in to play the game. Hell I had Killzone day one and only played the multiplayer for the first time a couple days ago. PS4 just had too much I wanted to play.
For me it was. I got a brand new console with Resogun, ACIV, NBA2K14 and Killzone to play on it. Great times!
Quote "However, in all fairness, what did we get out of having the PS4 so early?" Well resogun and war thunder plus KZSF, Infamous SS, awesome assassins creed, contrast which was great imo, youtubeonfire.com :), better versions of Sniper Elite 3,thief etc, great new dual shock. never regretted any day 1 console purchase as far as I am concerned
Only for battlefield 4. But to this day, there are no good games out for it. Infamous was repetitive and too easy and boring. Killzone sucked. If Battlefield 4 didn't launch with the system, I probably wouldn't have purchased one until Far Cry came out.
I have played ffxiv for well over 400 hours (pc/ps3/ps4) and I love being able to play an mmo in bed on my vita makes grinding less of a chore Worth every penny for me!
was it worth it to have a thing that everyone else want it but they couldn't find until lots of months later ? and knowing that this thing is the winning/best console outhere ? HELL FREAKING YEAH!!! PS4 FTW!!! :D
No. But I did anyway.
I'll get a PS4 when The Order comes out.
The first year for any launch usually doesn't have !any games. It isn't til the second year that you start seeing the great franchises. That us what I usually expect every launch from any system.
How I personally feel about this article. Well he never mentioned anything about Launch Day games and was walking about Infamous which was released months after launch. Now How I feel about launch day/window consoles? Games wise, it wasn't anything amazing. graphics didn't wow me. SNES, megadrive, PSone, N64, DC, PS2, GC, 360, PS3, GBA, DS, PSP, Vita. Those were the ones that made me thing WOW when I bought it. Wii was fun in a whole different level, Xbox was ok. The GUI/OS? I loved it, felt very smooth, seamless and definitely something that felt next gen. I think it was not necessary to buy a PS4 at launch. However, if you live in UK like me, then you would probably see that the PS4 is not getting a discount till at least 18 months so why not buy at launch? Playing around with UI and PSN store shows how outdated previous gen was. However, tablets and phones have seamless transitions from app to app and does it so much better than the PS4.
Was it really necessary to write this article today?
Here we go again, ask one thing, and the Fans.. ( bought 4 cause it's most powerful system, waiting on X1 cause it's over priced) OMFG!!! Really...I have both n will tell X1 is just as good system if not better...if you don't own both You should not even comment bout the one you don't have....
hell no... line up is kinda shitty thus far. I have a ps4 with little to very few worthwhile games... then im waiting to buy an x1 that is getting good games and content but was overpriced by atleast $100 (which is somewhat fixed now but still maybe overpriced by $30-$50).
No actually you have options..you can either steal it or get it as a gift from somebody..lmao
If your Canadian there was a huge advantage to purchasing in the launch month. PS4 is now $450 in Canada whereas at launch it was $400 so launch purchasers paid a lot less. The first price drop will make it the same price that launch purchasers paid.
I got both I got the x1 on launch and the ps4 about a month ago and for me neither were worth it I mean I enjoyed second son and titanfall a lot but I really wish I hadn't brought the consoles tbh just a lesson for the future for me so I guess it was worth it but it was an expensive lesson
I bought mine soon after launch. As soon as I could find some in stock. I'm usually not one to buy things so soon in its lifecycle. Anyway, no regrets. I fully expected to have little to play on it for months. But that hasn't happened at all. I've found more than enough games to keep me busy on it from the day I bought it!
If your from Canada then yes because they raised the price after due to the falling Canadian dollar.
Yep. Don't need to explain myself.
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