Okay, so here’s the thing, I’ve done some research in hopes of finding out what you guys really want. As a gamer myself, I know exactly what I want. I’d like to keep the console I have instead of getting a new one.
I guess I should explain exactly what I am talking about before I jump ahead of myself.
The Microsoft Xbox One will launch on November 22nd, 2013, and Sony has set the launch date for PS4 on November 15th, 2013.
Let me share with you my situation. I just purchased my very own PS3 in early 2011, even though the original console came out five years. Though I am more of a PlayStation guy, I am not ruling out the concerns of Xbox users.
Now that the PS4 and Xbox One are soon to come out, I’ll be honest—I feel that I don’t need to upgrade just yet. As a matter of fact, I think it’ll be a few more years before I even think about buying a PS4.
How many of you are in my shoes? And if you are, how many of you are planning on getting one (or both!) of the new consoles anyway? Are any of you just going to sit back and chill out for a while, before purchasing the new game consoles?
And for the gamers that bought their consoles early on, do you all feel ready to purchase the new generation consoles?
After watching an exclusive gameplay look for Xbox One Dying Light, I have to admit that it looks like it’s going to be pretty sick, and should generate a good amount of sales on its release date.
Of course, I cannot forget my Sony people. Here is some gameplay for a few PS4 exclusives. Four games to be exact, except that you may choose which game to observe. The games are Final Fantasy, inFAMOUS, Watchdogs, and Killzone.
Each of the consoles seems to have a pretty decent line up of exclusives, though they won’t all be launched on their respective console’s launch dates. There will be new releases during the upcoming year, but according to the amazing ign.com Microsoft claims to have fifteen Xbox One exclusive games in its first year and, to my surprise, there will be twenty exclusives for the PS4!
Now the prices for these new consoles range from $500 to $600, and some even reach to about $700 (OUCH!) if you want all the perks.
Some last issues that I wanted to point out about the consoles:
- Neither console offers backwards compatibility (boo!)
- Xbox One now has Blu-Ray (yay!)
- As you can see they’re pretty pricey (boo!)
- You will need Xbox Live for Xbox One (grrr!)
Okay, gamers, with that last bit of info what are your overall thoughts? Is getting the new consoles worth it at the moment, or are you planning on buying them at a later date?
– Phillip Bowie