When will YOU buy into the next gen?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Taustin Powers, Aug 29, 2013.

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Which system, and when? (multiple answers allowed!)

  1. PS4, at launch!

    30 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. PS4, within the first year

    27 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. PS4, after a year or longer

    30 vote(s)
    29.7%
  4. XBox One, at launch!

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  5. XBox One, within the first year

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  6. XBox One, after a year or longer

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  1. Taustin Powers, Aug 29, 2013
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    Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    #1
    So both XBox One and PS4 are releasing this holiday season. What are your plans?

    I am planning to buy a PS4, but likely not before the end of 2014, mainly for two reasons:

    - There are and will be many more PS3 games to keep me busy. I will want to play Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, the Raymans, GTA5, Beyond:Two Souls, Sleeping Dogs, Fallout 3, Infamous 1&2, The Last of Us, Blacklist, Saints Row 2-4, and probably more before I jump to the next gen.

    - The PS4 launch line-up doesn't do much for me. A year down the road, there will be a considerable library of games, and the earlier titles will have dropped in price already.
     
  2. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    I will buy a Playstation 4 when they bring out the PS4 Slim or whatever they're going to call it... probably around 2017 or so when Sony finally gets around to a hardware revision :(.

    Not a big deal anyway, all the upcoming console games I want to play for at least the next year are all PS3 so not much of an incentive to upgrade so far.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'll definitely be going down the PS4 route but probably not at launch. There's no real point in putting it off though, you rarely ever get a price cut in the first year of a console's life.

    Xbox one? Eh, maybe. I don't play my 360 and the only exclusive I'm interested in is Halo (or that might just be because Halo 4 looked like a Metroid Prime game). But we'll see.
     
  4. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    With Sony's history of their slim units both with PS2 and PS3 - I think some may wait a few years for that to come out - how long does that typically take?
     
  5. peskaa, Aug 30, 2013
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    A pair of PS4s already ordered for launch day. One paid for, the other down to £299. Also already paid for a trio of extra controllers, Watch_Dogs and Assassins Creed.

    I can't see a price cut for the PS4 for at least two years, and longer for a revised hardware model (maybe four?). As such, a launch model isn't a bad idea at all, and the easily changed HD is a plus side as well.
     
  6. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm a little worried that thus far I am more excited about the console than I am for the games. :D
     
  7. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    I'll wait at least a couple of years. I tend to stay far enough behind the curve so that I never have to pay anything close to full price for the games I want to play. Steam has spoiled me. I'm not sure I'll even buy one of the next gen consoles.
     
  8. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    No real incentive to snag one for at least a year. I bought PS2 at launch, worst move I have made. I picked up the revised PS3 a few years after launch for a great discount, so I'll probably do that with the PS4 if I even go for it.
     
  9. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    PS4 at launch (had my pre order from Amazon for ages now), just as I picked up my Wii U at launch, which in hindsight was the worst mistake I've made in a while. It took a year but finally a few decent games are coming out for it.. lol
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    PS4 at launch. Everything pre-ordered and console itself mostly paid for.

    PS4 + Knack, Killzone, Lego Marvel, Watchdogs, Assassins Creed 4


    May pick an xbox one when there is a few games exclusives that I want. At the moment - I see no reason to own both, and normally I own ALL of them...
     
  11. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    You sold me on Knack sir, I'll be filling my complaints with you if I don't like it :p:eek:

    I'll be getting Knack, Watchdogs, Madden 25, and Drive Club
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    LOL. I look forward to it matey :D That's you and Dagless converted :D

    By the way don't we all get Drive Club anyway with PSN+ (albeit a limited version).
     
  13. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Yea we get it with PSN+ but I want the Amazon pre-order bonuses and I'd rather not have the gimped version. I love me some racing games ;)

    Are you getting Sonic for the Wii U?
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I am.... :p it's already pre-ordered. Let's hope it's non-controversial :D:D:D
     
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    Your question is flawed...I already bought into the next-gen with my Wii U, thank you very much! :p

    I'm sticking with a PC for now...my way of saying "F-you, M$" (by paying $2xx for their OS vs. $4xx for their XBone. I'm sure my point is being heard loud and clear by M$ :confused:

    At some point, with a price drop, I'll probably get a PS4. Reality is, I have way too many games sitting on my shelf already.
     
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  18. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was wondering how long it would take until someone said that. ;)
     
  19. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Did you also wonder if they were going to stick their tongue out, as well? ;)

    Well, until the next-next generation...
     
  20. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, that caught me off-guard!! :D
     
  21. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I will get both, but wait for them to be at $299 plus have plenty of games at reduced prices of $20 - $30....
     
  22. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Darn, I thought you were going to say, "No, I *knew* that would happen!"

    :p
     
  23. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I was gonna pick one up during Christmas time, but I might wait until next year. I haven't picked which one I want yet, but I don't trust early production Microsoft consoles. :D
     
  24. Kurri macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you on this. the launch lineup really does nothing for me. few games I would like to play but nothing that says spend $400 on a console right now. I will get it before the end of 2014 once the lineup is very solid (which probably wont take too long).
     
  25. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    When the next Tomb raider or grand theft comes out for the Ps4, ill buy a used one. I only play those two games....
     

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