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10 Reasons Not to Buy a Next-Gen Console At Launch

A new dawn is upon us, gamers! Fancy, expensive, and more importantly, new video game systems are set to launch this week and next. Sony's Playstation 4 is first out the gate on November 15th, with Microsoft's Xbox One nipping at its heels on November 22nd. The lines in the sand have been drawn, blood has been spilled over the course of many E3 tech demos, and battles are forged daily on the charred battlegrounds of Twitter and GameFAQs and NeoGaf. Soon, very soon, the systems will be out in the wild, and in the hands of hungry gamers.

Unless you didn't get a chance to pre-order one of them. In which case, you are boned. (You are more than welcome to spend several hundred dollars more to scalpers on eBay and Craigslist, though!)

But maybe that's not such a bad thing. History has shown that, time and time again, the launches of new video game systems are rarely - if ever - truly successful. Here are ten reasons NOT to buy a next-gen video game system at launch!

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Zuperman2430d ago

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Caleb_H2430d ago

How many of these articles can these "news" sites crank out? We get it, there aren't a ton of games, and most of the differences are graphical, and the price will probably drop like a rock. But what they don't understand is that I don't give a shit. I really don't. I want my 64 player battlefield and I want it ASAP. Plus AC4 looks sick, and why wouldn't I want to play it on the console gen that will produce the better graphics?

B-radical2429d ago

I think that kid that was trying to fix his ps4 on twitch has finally given up.....for people that do buy at launch dont stream your hardware problems you look like a douche

NextGen24Gamer2429d ago (Edited 2429d ago )

Well all these reports on the ps4 failing, it's definitely made me lean towards deciding to cancel my pre order. That coupled with the low review scores of the 2 games I was thinking about getting at launch. It makes more sense now to take that 400 and buy more xbox one games at launch. I'll probably just wait for Sony to fix the hardware issues and when better AAA games get released eventually. I tell you what though, I'm super excited about the xbox one launch. Games...Games....and oh yeah, more games!

My brother in law told me that there is a HUGE surprise in store for xbox one gamers Day 1 too.

Games I'm getting Day 1

NBA 2k14
Ryse
Forza
Dead Rising 3
CoD Ghost
Battlefield 4
Assasins Creed
Need for speed

DoesUs2429d ago

Hopefully DR framerate gets fixed. 16fps on a $500 machine is rather criminal.

SITH2429d ago

A day and a week till both new consoles are coming out, and this crap is still being pooped into existence.