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My way is buy the most important console first, wait for the next one at the end up of the generation, skip the console I don't care about it. Do it again next generation. It is rinse and repeat



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Mr Puggsly said:

But its only a waste if you don't see any value in them. Many hardcore gamers enjoy having access to exclusives on multiple platforms.

Personally I feel paying for cable is a waste because I don't really watch TV but many value that service.

The value diminishes with each additional console, though. If I buy a PS4 for $400, the XBO instantly offers only about 10% of content I don't already have access to, yet remains $400. Going ahead and still buying that console after knowing that makes no sense if you value money. You're buying the first console for $400 thinking "this is worth $400 because it will offer me access to 1000 games I couldn't have played before," but then saying "this second console is still worth $400 even though it will only offer me 50 more games I couldn't have played before." I don't care if other people do it, but they're throwing money away.

I do watch TV and know that cable is a waste. There are several alternatives that cost less to nothing and offer infinitely more freedom than cable ever will.



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Ledreppe said:

I've often wondered how some gamers afford every system every console cycle. I've either had life events prevent me from achieving this. I thought at the start of this gen I would achieve it, but just the XO has eluded me because of unforseen 'financial constraints'.

Are you in a similar situation? I'd like to hear your story!

I feel that they have too much free time, I could afford them financially speaking but then I will not have time to enjoy them, so what is the point?, I usually go with a main console and a handheld, and sometimes at the end of the cycle I buy a secondary console to see what I might want to play that is exclusive or not available on my main one. And I still have problems with my backlog.



spemanig said:
Mr Puggsly said:

But its only a waste if you don't see any value in them. Many hardcore gamers enjoy having access to exclusives on multiple platforms.

Personally I feel paying for cable is a waste because I don't really watch TV but many value that service.

The value diminishes with each additional console, though. If I buy a PS4 for $400, the XBO instantly offers only about 10% of content I don't already have access to, yet remains $400. Going ahead and still buying that console after knowing that makes no sense if you value money. You're buying the first console for $400 thinking "this is worth $400 because it will offer me access to 1000 games I couldn't have played before," but then saying "this second console is still worth $400 even though it will only offer me 50 more games I couldn't have played before." I don't care if other people do it, but they're throwing money away.

I do watch TV and know that cable is a waste. There are several alternatives that cost less to nothing and offer infinitely more freedom than cable ever will.

The value of a console depends on person to person. I bought a PS4 for $670 and later bought an XB1 at the same price yet I think both are worth the price for what they offer. But I don't think Wii U is worth $400 which is what it costs in my country.



Ledreppe said:

I've often wondered how some gamers afford every system every console cycle. I've either had life events prevent me from achieving this. I thought at the start of this gen I would achieve it, but just the XO has eluded me because of unforseen 'financial constraints'.

Are you in a similar situation? I'd like to hear your story!


Dude, are you seriously FOR REAL?????? Are you really wondering how some people can own 3 plastic products over the course of 6-7 years??

I really doubt you have no disposable income and are unable to scrape together 500-700 bucks and buy 3 consoles in 6-7 years. I mean, people waste this amount of money monthly on entertainment, partying, food, drinks etc.

 

If you keep 5-10 dollars a week from now until the end of the year, guess how much you have saved? Enough to buy a Xbox.



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I have friends that wouldn't think twice about buying a gun for hundreds just to keep it in a cabinet and never fire it. To me, they're crazy. It's what they like so that's their thing. I'm sure they feel the same way when they walk into my game room.

So, while were here, wanna know what people who own all consoles think of those who don't? Can't speak for anybody else but I see a lot of uninformed posts. SOME people that only own system X tend to bash system Y and Z. They boast about features that they have and downplay anything they don't. They exaggerate (OH, the graphics! They were like looking into the vagina of an angel!) or they are just plain wrong (That game installed 17 times, had horrible load times, and crashed my console!).

I get to see all sides and, while most people would be happy with the console they purchase, a lot of gamers would realize that they're missing out. As a multi-console owner, I can pick and choose. Which one has a better browser? Which one has the hot game I want to play this month? Which one has the best performance? It's a good feeling to never feel like I'm missing out. Never having to compromise is well worth the price.



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Why do that? If you hate Nintendo you get Xbox or PS. If you like Nintendo you the Nintendo only. If you like Nintendo and Xbox.... should I continue? But...what do I think about them? Maybe they are in different situations than others, maybe I don't know, neutral? Why think about them.



It's fine, some people spend their money on expensive cloth and we spend our money on games and consoles.
And some people buy everything and that is also fine if they can afford it and don't drown in huge debt.



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I have all three and last gen I had no want for a wii so I had the ps3 and 360.  The problem is there is always exclusives like halo and uncharted I need to play.  The biggest problem this time around is that I now I have to pay $100 a year for online for the 2 of them.   This gen to be honest the only one I'm a having a lot of fun with is the WII U and I haven't had a nintendo product since the N64.

The other probelm I'm going to run into is finding time for all the games in the next few years.  The most fun I've had with my ps4 is playing for the first time the last of us.  That game was stellar.



I think that they enjoy gaming.



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