Which? Conversation: Both Nintendo and Sony are releasing new handheld consoles this year. So should you purchase a console on day one – or is it going to be quickly overshadowed by a new-improved version?
Of course not, we pay to BE early adopter. If i buy a gen 1 of an item i get it for usually a year or more before the next version comes out. Technology advances and prices drop, its the nature of things.
The idea that being an early adopter is bad is NOT universally true. Being an early PS3 adopter (right after the first price drop and during a sale) I got the original 60 gig for $400 brand new. I love it because it has four USB ports, multiple card slots, and FULL BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY. My PS3 (now expanded to 320 gig) was a great early adoption. On the other hand, several friends spent big bucks on the first iPhones. They then upgraded to the 3GS, again for extra $$. I waited until the iPhone4 and it was a great decision to wait. The point is, use your head and make good judgement calls on whether to adopt early or not.
after seeing the kind of support both the 3DS and the NGP will be getting, then there is nothing bad about it....Nintendo has gotten strong 3rd party support along with their storied franchises...Sony has a lot of its 1st party exclusives getting some love on the NGP along with 3rd party support as well....even tho i am not a fan of CoD, it is a seller and millions of people enjoy it...hopefully it can transition well from console to handheld
but iphone 4 suffers from network problems
actually it paid to be an early ps3 adopter because the 60 gig ps3 is still the most advanced ps3 model released because of the card reader and 4 usb and ps2 silicon on board (better ps2 bc). and i have a 320 gig hdd in it. obviously this isn't always the case but it was this time.
Well I bought my ps3 on launch day, and in my eyes have the best ps3 model because I was an early adopter. Backwards compatibility, 4 USB ports, all the card readers, brilliant. So that certainly paid off be an early adopter
yup, the 60gb PS3 is still the best PS3.
absolutely i wish i had the 60GB PS3 too instead of the slim
I miss my white PS3......
I have the 80GB unfortunately, I waited too long, ah well, I saved about €170, bought the 80GB and bought a ps2 for €30 €460 instead of €630
@Shadow Flare yeah in that instance we benefited. also, when you look at trade-in value for ours in comparison to the other newer models on amazon, our has held it's value the best.
I got the 80gig with the BC, best value IMO.
Feel the same way, Shadow. I'm loving my nearly Launch 60GB :). Of course my original launch got the YLOD two years ago, so right now I got a refurb (The one Sony sent me), which is actually a lot better. It's japanese made as opposed to my stock, which was chinese.
You have the best console, because the manufacturer later downgraded the newer consoles instead of upgrading like most companies do. I wish my 40GB Metal Gear Solid Gunmetal Grey had BC. I even paid $650 bux for it after tax straight from Konami shipped on launch day.
same thing.my launch ps3 is still the best ps3. it cost $600 but it has PAID me back in spades to be an early adopter. so true shadow..
Hmm... well I got my slim for $299 and never had a PS2 library to worry about.. and there were a TON of AAA games at that point which were ridiculously cheap ($20 or so). Paid off for me to wait in that case. Really, being an early adopter obviously doesn't save you any money, and rarely does a first model have as many features as future models (as in the first PS3 models.. which is literally the only exception I think anyone can remember.) But hell, no one is buying early to save money.
It's in the nature of things when you're an early adopter. You pay probably more but get things before others.
stupid article... I have been lucky enough to get all consoles on launch since intellivsion (many around here dont even know what that is). Even with the N64, with is paltry launch lineup, getting the console early and playing Mario xmas am... epic gaming moment Same with the PS2 playing SSX at launch... total lol fun. With the PS3 launch unit having full hardware BC, worth every penny it cost me.. Still playing ZOE, TM, SSX and other classic titles and not costing me nothing for those games
what a dumb article
Early adopters usually have money so they do not think about pricing in the future - they want the latest and greatest NOW :) I am a proud early adopter of every console. If a revised version comes out that is better, like the 360 slim, then I upgrade at that time. No biggie. I also buy collectors editions of games too. Killzone 3 Helghast Edition Baby!
So basically your saying you enjoy paying twice or even three times for the same product? Your like Nintendo's wet dream....
Life is short, enjoy what you can WHEN you can do it. I make a good income and I enjoy the nicer things in life.
well,i have learned from experience since had both PS3/360 break down on me....
People regretting being an early adopter for a console will most likely regret getting it later as well .
Not a stupid article.. I'm going to get a 3DS eventually.. The lack of real first party support in terms of launch games basically guarantees that I won't be getting it on launch day. Would you purchase a blue ray player if all you had to watch for the time being was "The Last Airbender?" Once the library becomes more robust and I can purchase a couple of games at the same time, I'll be on board
true with all technology, early adopters pay the most and get the least, its usually all about being one of the first to get it.
The smart thing to do is wait atleast a year before buying a new device.
Early adopting of tech is what being a nerd is all about. Sure you pay more etc... but I love having the newest tech/consoles and having my mates oohing and ahhing over it.
I absolutely agree. There is nothing like the anticipation of a new console launch and getting one on launch day.
I'd say sure, wait a few months. But, Nintendo and Sony have stellar hardware track records. Yes, there'll be later versions that improve on the launch hardware, but early adopters of the PSP / DS were perfectly fine. Low failure rate, could play 99% of the games released. I don't see this being any different with new handheld gen.
I loved my 60gig launch ps3 paid $600 at curcuit city lasted a year and a half ,nephews YLOD it by pulling the power cord when it was doin something, went back and price went down to $400 they gave me my $600 back bought a new one and a rumble controller and some games and a blu-ray remote.... I miss the veautiful Chrome , memory stick reader , full Ps2 BC and the Hd Scaling on them ' it was really noticable on FFXII and Half Life , i was hopeing for miracle on San Andreas to Fully Evolve. COOL StORY BRA'
well if you can afford it buy it day one, youll enjoy your machine that much more. only 40,000 people in the whole world got their 360 day one and i was one of em. was happier than a pig in shit!!! preordered my ngp first at my local gamestop and i wont regret that either.
Buying launch hardware isn't as bad an idea as it has been, in the past... Chip tech is slowing down considerably, thanks to Mr. Physics, who isn't known for negotiating new deals in a timely manner. This past gen of handheld hardware started out at 130nm, then downsized a couple times to achieve the slimness of the more recent models. The PSP Go is supposedly a 45nm machine, and the PSP-3000 is 65nm. These new machines will likely be based on 28-32nm fabrication processes. 22nm is further off than you might think, and smaller than that is MUCH further off -- likely more than the next gen will even last... Hmm I take that back. The next gen will last until smaller DOES happen.. won't it? Well.. I guess the 3DS has a lot more room to grow than the NGP will... Maybe holding off on a 3DS purchase IS a wise idea after all..
It doesn't pay to an early adopter but it gives you bragging rights.