There are always multiple factors that come into play when deciding on a new game system, but what's the top reason you decided to go with the PS4?
I don't think I can nail it down to just one thing, so I'll give you three reasons why I'll be buying a PS4: Exclusives (always guaranteed new IPs and quality titles) , long term support (history shows this clearly) and better hardware (both technically and anaesthetically). There are many other reasons of course but those will do for now. @dedicatedtogamers: Yes, definitely. I always get the impression that Sony know that pleasing us first makes them a LOT of money and gives them a LOT of support. It clearly works.
My #1 reason (even though I have more than one reason) is that Sony has a proven track-record. I'm not even a die-hard Sony gamer. My first Sony console was a PS2 1 year before the PS3 launched, and then I got a PS3 in late 2008. But I know that when I get a PS4, Sony will be fighting to earn my gaming dollar each and every year that I own the system.
This is my #1 reason, too. Sony has the only console aimed mainly at core gamers and the first party games reflect this perfectly. No Kinect-like gimmicks or motion controls, no restrictions at all but instead regularly new IP's and generally a lot of value for your money. I didn't have to think twice about preordering the PS4.
... and I want to play great games. Hassle-free.
Killzone Shadow Fall Sent from my PS Vita
It's inherent awesomeness.
Hello Grib! ;) I'll buy PS4 because it's a gaming system first and foremost.
games. nothing more, nothing less. sure all the extra stuff is nice but the main reason i buy consoles is to play games an right now sony has them.
Power and price. Most of my favourite games are multiplats but the exlusives provide an incentive as well.
I play a lot of multiplatform games too but imo the exclusives offered the best "experiences" this gen. I won't forget Demon's Souls, God Of War 3, Journey, Heavy Rain, The Last Of Us or Ni No Kuni because they all had something special. Games like Assasin's Creed or Call of Duty seem more generic in that matter because they adapt more to current trends and because of that, they don't sink that deep into my memory ...so exclusives are a crucial selling point to me.
AC and COD are among my least favourite mulitplats. I do enjoy many exclusives but I think 90% of the best games are multiplat. A large number of quality exclusives like what Sony has done is a great example of a company standing behind and supporting their user base. No PS3 owner ever experienced a major drought this gen. The same can't be said about 360 owners. I know because I own both since their respective launches. When there's a multiplat drought, an exclusive goes a long way. I still buy consoles with exclusives in mind but there are far more multiplats that I play. If any company had GTA, Skyrim/Oblivion, Tomb Raider, BF3, Mass Effect, Red Dead, Bioshock, Dishonoured, etc, as exclusives they would have the best games hands down.
I have pre-ordered (with a deposit) a PS4 -- simply because it is the next-generation of a Sony console. I have also pre-ordered (with a non-refundable deposit) an XBox One. I am looking forward to the best gaming experiences that these consoles may offer. end of controversy.
Simple when it was revelead i wasnt treated like a criminal.
Right now its "wait and see". Don't need to get one day-one.
Same to be honest, well also cause of money issue...Though PS4 pretty much sealed the JRPG market in Japan and that sealed my purchase.
KILLZONE::Shadowfall (and what Vegeta said)
I'm used to the controller and you gotta love the exclusives ;)
Legend of dragoon. yeah yeah i know *Flies into the sun*
Killzone: Shadow Fall is my top reason. I can't wait!!! I'm excited to play Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4, Knack, Driveclub, and all the indies/MMO's on day one, but KZ:SF is my most anticipated at launch. inFamous: Second Son is my most anticipated, overall. ;)
I really cannot narrow it down to just one reason so I'm going to have to narrow it down to 5: 1. More powerful hardware 2. Cheaper Price 3. Sony's first party devs 4. More innovative controller 5. How Sony treats their fans and consumers with respect
Sonys proven track record with the core. Motorola RAZR i
Simple put sony has yet to let me down. Ever since my ps1 days I have played almost exclusively on ps. Had all the others. (Nintendo, Sega genesis, Sega Saturn, super Nintendo, gamecube, 360, Wii: hell I started on Atari in 1982) but ps1,ps2 and ps3 have provided me with the best gaming experience so ps4 was a buy before they ever announced it. On the fence right now about wiiu but if I buy one it will be after the price is reduced. MS still has a lot to prove to me, mainly will the new system have the same type of rrod problems, and if they can keep their exclusives, exclusive.
If I had to pick JUST one reason, it's because I'm banking on KZ:SF being as great as KZ2, where me and my friends had great fun. But there's also the fact that Sony's been good to me, as a gamer. They've kept me busy with lots of different games, and kept up the value in owning their consoles. Of course, I'm not naive enough to think they care about ME. But I DO believe they want to go about EARNING money from their consumers, not just making money from another industry. If that was all they wanted, they would act like another company.
1. Cerny. 2. Cerny. 3. Battlefield 4 surely runs better than in XBO (extra power).
Honestly at first I wanted to buy the PS4 because of Kingdom Hearts 3, but as time passed by I realized that it had some games that I was interested in and I started to like the system as a whole. I decided that I'd make this the console that will accompany my Wii U. After all I liked the console's soon to be diverse library which is going to happen to the Wii U's. Both systems have games that I like.
Because it's Sony.
It's PlayStation, as a true gamer no matter what your favorite console is, PS is an essential thing. Well that's me at least.
I'm a sony fan, want a new console.
Because I want Microsoft to die since 1995.
I loved how the PS3 turned itself around and that Sony consoles always have great exclusives up to the end of their life, I love the Share feature, I love the simplicity and openess and warmth of both the console concept and the presenters inc Jack Tretton and Mark Cerny. It's a lot friendlier than the start of the PS3 or even PS2. They've eradicated arrogance and are having fun. I didn't actually care about DRM - if I had wanted an XboxOne I'd have been pleased that those who pay for new games are more rewarded than those who buy second hand. But I prefer the Sony exclusives so far.
My number 1 reason: Because is PlayStation, synonymous of great games, good quality hardware, power and user listeners period
How many games are there for PS4? That's how many reasons I want an PS4. ^~^
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