Keep Your "Next-Gen." Mine's Already Here.

A frank discussion on why I'm waiting out the next generation console launches.

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Gozer2029d ago

So a guy playing games on a tablet is telling me not to jump on the next-gen consoles?Riiiight...

Im ready for the next-gen of consoles and have been for some time now. I get hyped up every time a new gen begins.

Brien2029d ago

Technically, a guy who has a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, Vita, and yes, a tablet, is telling you to wait.

inveni02028d ago

These reason are true for any new platform. But it's definitely the wrong reason to wait. The more people who jump on board early, the sooner devs get to work on that platform. They go where the money is.

Brien2027d ago


I agree with your point. :)

nusilver2029d ago

I'm glad you're ready for the next generation of consoles, but I think you're going to find they're not ready for you, yet. Just like the Wii U, they're being rushed out of the gate to capitalize on holiday sales, and it's going to be a long time before there's any good reason to buy one other than it's what Sony or Microsoft want you to do.

Bigpappy2029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

You must realize that at least 90% of the commenters here mostly game on CONSOLES. If not mainly gaming on PC and some console games. These guys are hard core gamers.

From your comments I would say you are more casual to soft core. Meaning you just need something to kill the time you don't have to have the full experience. I have Ipads and cell phones around me all the time and I have zero interest in gaming on them. I have toyed with them to see what it was like, but it is by no means the same experience of using an actual console. With the money you spent I could get a PS4 and an X1

I am looking to grab a surface pro at some point. But I have no interest in playing AAA games on that either.

I_am_Batman2029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

Well the PS4 has been in development since 2008. I wouldn't call almost six years of development "rushed out". Also a good reason to own a console differs from person to person. For me Killzone, Knack, Watch Dogs, The Witcher 3, Outlast, Infamous, Destiny, The Witness, Shadow of the Beast, Rime, The Order: 1886, Mirror's Edge, Metal Gear Solid V, DriveClub and Contrast are a couple of good reasons to own a PS4. Others might be interessted in BF4, CoD or AC4 and other games.

nusilver2029d ago

Bigpappy. I've got everything under the sun in my entertainment center, from a Wii U to a PS3 to a Sharp Twin Famicom, and everything in between. I'm going to go out on a limb here and state that I'm probably a more dedicated gamer than 90% of this site's readers. But you're missing the point, like so many other commenters. I'm not arguing the iPad versus PS4/Xbox One - I'm arguing for buying the platform that has games you want to play.

And by the way, if you'd played XCOM on an iPad, you'd be eating your words. It's a superior experience in every way.

nusilver2029d ago

I_am_batman right! those are all good reasons to own a PS4. But how many of them are coming out this year, and is it worth the investment?

kwandar2029d ago

I've been saying this for a while - people are getting hyped up about PS4 and Xbox1, and they will find the SAME PROBLEM as the Wii U - lack of AAA titles. Happens every time.

Worse, this generation may end up competing with a Steam Box.

In about 6 months, hardcore games who purchased those systems are going to start whining about lack of software.

I_am_Batman2028d ago

@nusilver: Most of the games I've listed are expected to launch within the first year of the playstation 4 life cycle.

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jsslifelike2029d ago

Couldn't agree with the author more. With the launches of these machines/software getting messier by the day, I'm glad I gave my PS4 preorder to a friend.

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OrangePowerz2029d ago

That`s how console launches go. Actually the PS4 and Xbone have better launch lineups than consoles in past.

I would never spend 900 bucks on a tablet, but to each what they like :)

kwandar2029d ago

That is what they say with every launch, and with every launch it is a fail.

Heisenburger2029d ago

What's with all of these "too cool for school" articles?

Twelve days brah.

gpturbo812029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

we in this thing breh . twelve more days until red lines and red rings. meheheheweeewedd

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