5 reasons why PS4 and Xbox next will initially suck

PS4 and Xbox next might look like attractive proposition but history should warn us that it's not all rosy when it comes to new consoles.

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RaidensRising2237d ago

I never buy consoles at launch after making the mistake of getting the full priced 3DS... :)

bunt-custardly2237d ago

I'll never buy consoles at launch after suffering the RRoD on Xbox 360. I'm not fully trusting of MS or Sony what with the impending race that's coming.

It would be hard to convince me that either console is going to have solid hardware that doesn't fail.

GraveLord2237d ago

Well I trust Sony(despite my PS3 getting YLOD).
I'm sure both Sony and MS will make sure the hardware isn't faulty.

And it never hurts to get an extended warranty.

Anon19742237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

I also was completely burned by the rrod and the 360 at launch, and went through 4 consoles before finally switching (thankfully I shelled out for the extended warranty because Microsoft tried to screw me by sending me a disk scratching console as a replacement for a rrod console and then refused to take it back until I brought up my extended warranty). But even before that, the 360 launch was terrible for me. There was nothing I wanted to play available once I finished King Kong and Call of Duty 2.

My friends all laughed because I spent so much on the damn thing at launch and all I used it for was to play Joust occasionally for almost a year. The PS3 wasn't much better, but at least I could still use it to catch up on PS2 games I missed when my 360 was being replaced by Microsoft, again and again.

I'll probably wait at least a year before jumping into next gen mostly just to make sure hardware issues are worked out mostly but also to give them a chance to start rolling on the lineup. I don't think next gen games will be a huge leap over the current gen anyway when you hear console developers talk about it, so there's no rush. Next gen could wait until 2015, 2016 as far as I'm concerned.

Persistantthug2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

by that time all of the bugs have been worked out, and generally, you get the better version for a cheaper price.
This is true with almost all electronics......same is usually true with new car lines too.

I_am_Batman2237d ago

Except for the PS3. The Original PS3 looks better than the slim. It has a quieter BD-Drive than the slim and it can play most PS2 games.

Solid_Snake372237d ago


Well they had to cut down the production costs

Akuma-2237d ago

ill buy both next gen consoles from microsoft and sony as soon as they are released. i work for a living and i dont have deep fears of the next gen consoles being unreliable or having bad launch games. majority of my faith is in sony to deliver an amazing console that possess features and games that arent available on other consoles or devices at release

Lazy_Sunday2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

That's a fairly recent mistake...
I'll probably by the PS4 at launch, just like I bought the PS3. My launch 60GB was everlasting, and when it crashed 3 and 1/2 years later Sony replaced it with the new 160GB model within the week we sent it out. I didn't like the 360, since some of my friends had already gone through 6 or 7 of them due to RRODs before I even got my PS3, and I was afraid of paying for Live. Then I was a Sony fanboy until MGS4 came out, because after it did I didn't have to defend my $600 purchase, lol. Why did we troll each other? Ah... stupid times...

Anyway, this article is dumb. Trash, really. Weak article, weak examples, weak reasons, known information. Weak sauce.

Solid_Snake372237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

Aaah, I remember- "ps3 is doomed" "ps3 has no games" "psn sucks"

TheRealHeisenberg2237d ago

^^^ I remember 360 is dead once <insert PS3 exclusive> is released. 2012 and 360 is still running strong.

Lazy_Sunday2236d ago (Edited 2236d ago )

Let me tell you a story, about a time ago, when two terribly annoying groups fought a long, stupid war.

The Xbots laughed at PSnobs for purchasing a $600 system, in fears that their purchase wasn't powerful enough. So PSnobs had to come up with reasons to lash back, but had no legitimate ones other than RROD and XBL price. The Xbots had powerful weapons at their disposal as time went on--Halo, Gears, L4D and more. It seemed bleak for the PSnobs, but after one and a half years of losing, the PSnobs got MGS4, and the fighting almost subsided for a time. There was a peace.

Several months later, during E3 2008, when all the 2009 games were being shown off, the PSnobs finally had something to brag about. All the Halos and Gears combined couldn't hide their excitement. The wait was finally over. It wasn't until 2009, when Killzone 2, Infamous, Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, and the like joined in that Xbots shut up and the PSnobs got annoying. So a year later when it finally got boring, everyone shut up and shook hands.

The end.

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Hellsvacancy2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

Ill probably wait to buy a PS4 until Fallout 4 is out, its all about games for me, when the PS3 came out there wasnt any games of interest to warrant a purchase, i think it was a month before MGS4 that i actually bought a PS3 (i also wanted AC1)

The same will go for the PS4, ill hold on, im not a dumb consumer that HAS to hav the latest gadget

You never know though, Sony "may" end up showin a new title that blows me away "i MUST hav a PS4" i doubt it though, Killzone 4 maybe? (would i buy a PS4 just for K4? hmmm, no, i probably wouldnt, ill stick with Fallout 4, thats a game i KNOW i want)

Baka-akaB2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

Your line of thought is fine , but could do without the "dumb" part :p . You aint smarter than those feeling they got enough at launch to enjoy a machine , and that those many months without the new games arent worth the price tag difference .

Fez2237d ago

I think he meant the people who buy new tech just because it's new, not because it has nice features or great games in this case - you know, dumb folk.

Indigo1232237d ago

its called high dev costs in which very little will ever be on the system that isnt generic

alb18992237d ago

OOOOOooooohh!!! thats how i feel when i have this powers horses in my hands!!
I can not describe the feeling of buy new tech first is so nice to review new things right away!!

I know the consequence too but i can afford it.

hennessey862237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

I ever had a problem at launch was the PS1, every other console has been fine for me, my PS1 refused to read discs(so I got it replaced when the PS1 finally came back into stock lol

Horny2237d ago

Ever since the ps2 days I primarily game on a Sony console (I buy all though), its always the sony consoles that break on me. PS 1-3 so far I had the same problem with them not reading disks. I take care of my stuff and no other system has ever broken on me and Ive been gaming since 1990.
If my PS4 has the same problem Ill write them a nice formal F*** you letter.

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