So I just got a PS4 as a wedding gift
I'm excited to unwrap it this week and start playing some Resogun.
That being said, I probably would not have purchased the system on my own. My perspective is that $400 is a lot for a system with very few, if any, must-have exclusive games. Now, to be fair, I haven't yet played Killzone, Resogun, and Second Son, so I can't know for sure how good they actually are.
But, obviously, many consumers feel differently. Sony is selling a lot of PS4 hardware, and selling it consistently. So I've been wondering, why do you think that is?
I understand the early adopters. They want the latest and greatest technology, and they trust the Sony brand. But why is it still selling so well?
A few theories:
- People are ready to move on to next-gen systems, even if many of the games are cross-gen
- People are treating PS4 as an investment; they know the games will come
If it's the former, it's hard for me to understand. If we look at the top 30 games according to Metacritic (yes, it's not an ideal metric, but humor me), only two -- Resogun and Second Son -- are exclusive to PS4. The vast majority are available elsewhere, either on PS3, X360, XOne, PC, WiiU, 3DS, and/or Vita.
If it's the latter, it's even harder for me to understand. Why not wait six months or a year for a price cut and/or a bigger, more diverse library?
So, that's where I'm coming from. As someone who has stacks of PS3, X360, and Wii games that need to be played, I was in no rush to buy a PS4. Now that I own one, I'm happy, but I could have gone without one for much longer. Note: This isn't meant as an attack on Sony, PS4, or its owners. I own a PSOne, PS2, PSP, PS3, Vita, and now a PS4. I'm just genuinely interested, and a little confused, as to why the system is selling so well in a market with cheaper systems with bigger, and, arguably, better libraries.
Please share your thoughts.