With the one-year anniversary of the 'next-generation' nearly upon us, Daniel discusses why he still hasn't taken the plunge.
Sucks to be that guy. I invested day one of PS4 launch and have enjoyed every minute of console gaming since.
Sucks to have no money :D
Many people who complain about having no money do so from their brand new iPhone which can cost more than any of the current consoles. Not saiyan that's the case here, just saiyan that if some people would get a cheaper yet still great phone then getting a console is easy.
No games, why invest? Just get a GPU for my PC instead.
@decrypt So, how does destiny, infamous second son and sunset overdrive play on your brand new gpu?
If he won't invest now he sure as hell would wanna find pennies between the couches and invest in one next year. Next gen OFFICIALLY imo starts in 2015.
@johndoe Dont really care for the handful of games you mention. When i can run 4000 odd games on Steam and a couple thousand more that are not on steam. Not to mention ability to emulate most consoles ever released lol.
I did the same thing, some games started to look really bad like battlefied and 24 player count is ridiculous. But im still waiting for a good rpg this gen.
same here, Day 1 WiiU, Day 1 PS4 and yesterday I got my Xbox One Unity Bundle + FH2, have my gaming PC updated, happy with my 3DS (planning to get the new one)... overall, good days to be a gamer. I get not everyone can afford every console, I certainly couldnt when I was younger, but that doesnt mean you cant appreciate what every company brings to the table
I agree with you so much. It bothers me when people act is if everyone should just buy them all, not considering that it's not financially feasible for some. As you've stated, though if you have the disposable income, and love games, there's great times to be had on every platform. I don't currently have a WiiU, but I want one. I plan to pick one up in December.
My problem Isn't money, it's time, I just don't have the time to play all the games I want to play. With work and family, I just don't have the hours I used to to play games.
@avengers- Yeah, it seems as though as time goes by, money constraints are replaced by time constraints lol.
What if no time and no money ...
I would say that of he is an Xbox guy, he did the right thing. B/c it's cheaper now and has a whole host of added features. But as someone who owns a ps4, I've gotten plenty of satisfaction out of my PS4. #1 REASON...my friends. If I had waited, I would have missed an entire yr playing games with my friends. If all of this guy's friends are still on old gen, then maybe it isn't worth it. But that's the bottom line for me. The rest, Dragon Age, AC:Unity, Bloodborne, and The Witcher 3 uocoming...is icing on the cake.
Enjoyed what games? Multiplats lol... there is 0 games that are released that work investing in a ps4 or an xbone. Bloodborn and uncharted might add that up to 2. Not even a full hand in 2 years.
PS4 is the first time I bought a console near launch, and it's exceeded my expectations, so to each his own.
Kinda similar situation. I got mine as a gift in March. It's performed much better than what I expected. Games play awesome and look awesome (infamous / AC4 being some of my fav.). I'm really waiting for the RPGs to kick in, I am hearing really good things of Shadow of mordor and Lord of the Fallen, they are on my next to buy list. Just waiting for a price drop, this gen has had a much better start than last gen. I remember in the PS3 launch window was so barren comparatively. There are so many good games launching this gen that I can't keep up!
Loving my Xbox one all year long.
He could always do how I did. Snub his nose at both Sony and MS, then go out and buy a Wii U. I've been enjoying the hell out of it.
i've been thinking of picking up a wiiu recently. currently owning on a ps3 and a ps4. and i have very little time for games. (you'll have to understand i have even less time for a girlfriend, as they're both usually busy holding a dualshock) any way. everything i read about a wiiu is mediocre and because of current pending legal problems and advise from a lawyer, i should stay away from young kids. is the system pretty good though? it just seems like it's all cartoons. what gives?
Im pretty sure I could survive on my Pc alone. Not that I ever would, mind you.
I think it's fair to say you could live off your last gen console as well at this point. I have more games I want to play on my PS3 (that are already released) than all the next-gen consoles combined. The best part about moving on the next generation is the last gen games become so cheap, now you can pick up all those awesome games that you were waiting for a price drop for.
Its up to you, glad I got a ps4 I enjoy it alot especially with having a ps3 and using ps plus might get a wiiu soon
Recommend getting a Wii U. PC and Wii U are my primary platforms. I pretty much just use PS4 for exclusives only. In fact, I'd recommend any system to any gamer really. There are pros and cons to each and every current system and handheld. You won't be disappointed this gen whatever you choose to game on.
If your mom buying you a WiiU ?
Been enjoying my PS4 since launch including my PS3,next year is the time to definitely own a PS4.
I bought a WiiU at launch and that, along with my backlog of PS3 and 3DS games (and Lost Odyssey on my closeted 360) have been more than enough for me this gen so far. I plan on getting a PS4 in the future but so far there has been a real lack of anything that's pushing me to do so. Bloodbourne and Witcher 3 are going to be the first games that look like something I want to get into, and I'm still more than happy to wait for a good deal or a price drop before I get a consoles (although I may just buy the games anyway so I'll have something to play when I get one :D ). For me, both the PS4 and the XOne just don't have enough along my interests to make care enough... Yet.
12 months in. Why I don't care.
Well, getting my XBO for 250 next Saturday. soooo best time for me to jump in!
$250? where at?
Microsoft store, trade in your working 360 or PS3 and get 100 bucks off...
2015 is the year to own one, no excuses after that.
There has not been any big reason for ME to buy new console. Almost all the games that i have wanted this year came to PC. Maybe next year.
I'd actually invest right now if I wasn't a bum.
I've been waiting too, but the time is near. Not really looking forward to paying for PSN's 'learn as we go' network, but I guess it is what it is.
Ps4/XboxO next gen??? Yeah write haha if we looking for nex gen is Pc without doubt!!;)
LAME!!! this should go under things and excuses cheap bastards say. :-/
Stop buying Crack and Whores !!
I knew there was a reason I couldn't afford it, thanks!
Whelp!! Sorry about your luck! Enjoying my XB1 & PS4.
"next gen" is current gen now. have fun with "last gen" i did, now i've moved on. Still loves my phat BC PS3! Plays over 4000 PS games! 1800+ PS1 games 1500+ PS2 games 1000+ PS3 games One of the best consoles ever made IMO (60gb PS3 og model)
Your loss. Really proud of you for being so thrifty though.
To each their own. I haven't invested in these newer consoles simply because the type of games I like/want aren't there. For me the cost outweighs the benefits as of right now. Plus a lot of the games on these newer consoles have versions in the last generation.
lol I don't care, it's your loss.
I will buy a PS4 if Bloodborne gets the kind of reviews I suspect it will get, the rest is a bunch of meh imo, except maybe Killer Instinct. Sunset Overdrive looks fun for the kids as well I guess.
I got a day-one Wii U. And right now I'm having a blast with Bayonetta 2.
i'm holding out until next year as there is bound to be another price drop by then. In the meantime i'm still enjoying last gen gaming and i'm even going further back as i was just informed of an emulator called coinops6 with 4000 games that can be run on my original xbox, so i'll be busy for the holidays for sure.
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