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.
I never buy consoles at launch after making the mistake of getting the full priced 3DS... :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@batman Well they had to cut down the production costs
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
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.
Aaah, I remember- "ps3 is doomed" "ps3 has no games" "psn sucks"
^^^ I remember 360 is dead once <insert PS3 exclusive> is released. 2012 and 360 is still running strong.
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.
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)
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 .
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.
its called high dev costs in which very little will ever be on the system that isnt generic
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 day......it is so nice to review new things right away!! I know the consequence too but i can afford it.
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
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.
You're pretty unlucky lol
I have never suffered issue with any of my console which have been day one buys or bothered with Price. So i guess i will continue my day one buys of next gen consoles, except for tendo never been my cup of tea .
Enough machines had a stellar launch lineup for me to feel otherwise . The only truly odd and absolutely weak imo launch so far have been the japanese ps2 (with the us ans eu ones full of wins) and the 3ds . If i'm interested enough in the game's available i'll just get the consoles i care about . As for the whole price dropping angle , so what ? You're enjoying it at least 6 months before ( and that 6 months outlook is based on the 3ds only , usually its a whole year) , while others got nothing . They'll have older system's games instead ? And ? Like you wont have those as well ?
As i said before.. i'll never buy any of those console until i find the perfect moment for them !
Call me sucker, but if the line up is exclusive and alluring enough I'll jump. Many of the people who have already commented will do the same. Halo 4 alone would be enough to sell millions upon millions of consoles along with the game.
yeah people forget the western ps2 launched with stuff like tekken tag , ssx , timesplitters , doa2 , madden , nhl , ready to rumble ... the xbox with halo , doa 3 , oddworld , gotham racing , max payne , nhl , nba live ... The Dreamcast , Sonic adventures , soul calibur , virtua fighter 3 , powerstone , Sega rally , marvel vs capcom etc ..
I usually buy a console 1 to 2 years after launch. Lower price of hardware and software and also more quality games.
If the next gen consoles still offer the good games we have now then how could they suck? I doubt sony/nintendo/ms will significantly reduce the amount of exclusives they make so I think next gen will be better or at the least on-par with this gen.
Whether Sony or MS, they will never live up to the hype
I think I will wait a year to buy a new console. Bought a ps3 at launch first day and two games and controller spent almost 900.00. And a year later the price drops to 399.00 with features removed.
Buying a new console at launch is only a mistake if you (A) don't really have the money to spare but buy it anyway, (B) aren't interested in the launch lineup but want a new console just to have it, (C) expect the price to never drop so you get upset when it does, or (D) buy a badly built console that was rushed to launch in the name of market share. Future game lineup is always a gamble, but more of a gamble with some consoles than others.
(E) Get a gaming pc and hook it up with a Dual shock 3 :D ...thats my ps4 right there. lmao JK I want a PS4 :/ but not too soon still enjoying ps3 just fine.
i can't believe on a gaming website you fools are acting like old grannies when it comes to gaming! It's a NEW console. It's what gamers live for. Can't believe my ears. What a bunch of party poopers. Go play your Kinect star wars please.
While all are somewhat valid arguments... let's look at this with a rational perspective. 1. High hardware price: If you really, REALLY want the "next-gen" console, you'll either have to work extra hours or beg your parents extra hard to buy it. If you still cannot afford it... it's probably because there are either more important things you need to spend your money on, or you're just a worthless piece of welfare crap!* *No offense to normal people on welfare, but if you try to buy a next-gen console on launch while on welfare then you're more than likely a worthless piece of crap to society as is! 2. Lack of Software: PSP Vita had an awesome line up... including previously released games. Roll with that!!! Re-release PS3 and 360 games with uber-next-gen-HD quality as part of you're line up! Problem solved... especially since there 'may not be' backwards compatibility. 3. Games Under Par: Well... of course! No console is used to its fullest potential at the beginning! I bet if some developer were to make a PS"2" game today, they'd surprise the crap out of us with the graphics. 4. Lack of Features: What are we asking for... A PS4 Slim on launch? 5. Potential Hardware Issues: If next-gen consoles have anywhere near the failure rate of 360 (or even PS3's YLOD, which was much less of a problem)... We will all be seriously disappointed! I'm certain/hope-to-god that both console makers will double/triple ensure such failure will not happen.
Problem is - as some have already pointed out - gamers are crying for new hardware, it's a reason we game. You can't blame people for wanting the latest toy regardless of their financial status.
Wanting and actually buying a toy while on welfare are two completely different things. You can blame someone for buying a console when they should be buying food or paying off a car loan. It's called responsibility, financial responsibily.
"1. High hardware price: If you really, REALLY want the "next-gen" console, you'll either have to work extra hours or beg your parents extra hard to buy it. If you still cannot afford it... it's probably because there are either more important things you need to spend your money on, or you're just a worthless piece of welfare crap!* *No offense to normal people on welfare, but if you try to buy a next-gen console on launch while on welfare then you're more than likely a worthless piece of crap to society as is!" Dude your an ass. Not even gonna get into it here "2. Lack of Software: PSP Vita had an awesome line up... including previously released games. Roll with that!!! Re-release PS3 and 360 games with uber-next-gen-HD quality as part of you're line up! Problem solved... especially since there 'may not be' backwards compatibility." The Vita has a decent library but people are getting bored of the same maybe 6-7 really good games worth owning. Its bad enough SFvT was pushed back to the fall, and COD won't be out till then either. And who in the hell wants to pay for ps3 and 360 HD remakes that won't look that much better. atleast 90% of current gen consoles will still be the best way to play current gen games. "3. Games Under Par: Well... of course! No console is used to its fullest potential at the beginning! I bet if some developer were to make a PS"2" game today, they'd surprise the crap out of us with the graphics." If next gen games look any worse then current gen at launch it won't be an incentive to go out and buy right away, atleast 360's first games looked a great margin better then the ps2 and orginal xbox so people knew it was going to be a whole new experience. "4. Lack of Features: What are we asking for... A PS4 Slim on launch?" A slim ps4 isn't a feature man. Netflicks, HTML5 browsers, built in kinect or pseye, free party chat, in game music, bluray, backward compatiblity, etc. those are features that will help a buyer determine value. "5. Potential Hardware Issues: If next-gen consoles have anywhere near the failure rate of 360 (or even PS3's YLOD, which was much less of a problem)... We will all be seriously disappointed! I'm certain/hope-to-god that both console makers will double/triple ensure such failure will not happen." well I agree with you here
Concerning #1: tdogchristy90 wrote a perfect response for my stance. Sure what I wrote was a bit crass, but not entirely unrealistic. Concerning #2: I was actually poking fun at Vita's re-released games library. But yes, they did have a few good new titles. Concerning #3: To this date, the PS2 can continue to be "maxed out". However, just like ALL consoles, it wasn't even close when it was first released. I don't think you thought this one out very well. Concerning #4: Yeah... I was being dumb on that one. Concerning #5: Thanks.
Concerning #2 Gotta let people know your being when sarcastic. Many people believe the current Vita library is just amazing. It was decent enough for me to purchase one but they need more games now. concerning #3 I knew what you meant. What I was trying to say was that if the next gen starts off looking like current generation games did near the beginning then people won't see the need to buy new consoles right away. the difference between the first xbox and ps2 to the 360 was a huge step up. Next gen needs to see similar improvement.
Does anyone know if the next gen systems will use the same controllers? I don't remember for the PS1&PS2, but the xBox&360 & PS2&PS3 had different controllers. Different controllers as well as different plug-ins. Hopefully they will be the same..
hopefully you can use the same ps3 controllers. but there is an extension you can but that allows you to use ps2 controllers on the ps3 by plugging it into a usb port
I wont do the same mistake again next gen.. i'm getting PS4 no atter what, this gen i bought 2 X360 and they bother RROD on me, i have a PS3 since 2009 and didnt have a problem since
I never bought anything at launch, because I always couldn't afford it. I always waited even when I could. Patience pays off a lot of times, in my experience.
I'll probably get a ps4 2 or 3 years after it releases.
Whateva. I do what I want
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