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

  • PS4, at launch!

    Votes: 30 29.7%
  • PS4, within the first year

    Votes: 27 26.7%
  • PS4, after a year or longer

    Votes: 30 29.7%
  • XBox One, at launch!

    Votes: 12 11.9%
  • XBox One, within the first year

    Votes: 12 11.9%
  • XBox One, after a year or longer

    Votes: 12 11.9%

  • Total voters
    101

Taustin Powers

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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.
 
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Hastings101

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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.
 
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0098386

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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.
 
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musicpenguy

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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.

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?
 
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peskaa

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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.
 
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Taustin Powers

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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
 
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mslide

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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.
 
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BenTrovato

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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.
 
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e²Studios

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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
 
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MRU

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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...
 
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e²Studios

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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...

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
 
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MRU

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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

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).
 
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e²Studios

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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).

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?
 
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blesscheese

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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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AutoUnion39

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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
 
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Kurri

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- 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.

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).
 
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Mac'nCheese

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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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