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d21lewis said:

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.

Which has the best browser?

I am quite content with the Wii U primarily because of two reasons: Off-TV and keyboard-on-screen. The browser  in itself is slow and only allow six tabs.

Also for me the PS4 and XOne seems to be the same. I am leaning towards buying PS4: Any advice?



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I recently purchased the Xbox One and for the first time in my life I own all consoles.  I mostly play on PS but I needed to have Halo: MCC.  Xbox has and will have some really good games coming and now I can play them and won't miss out anymore...that's a really good feeling.  



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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.

That's a valid argument. I had a 360 but I didn't even consider buying a PS3 and Wii until I could get them cheap because I only wanted them for exclusives.

I've completed a couple hundred games on Xbox 360 since 2008, but only about 25 games on PS3 and I had it since 2011. However, I did have a few hundred hours of enjoyment with PS3 so it was worth a $250 investment.

Anyhow, having all consoles RIGHT NOW isn't a worthwhile investment to me. I'm too busy and have plenty to play. But I certainly want PS4 and Wii U at some point and they'll be cheaper down the road.



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Mr Puggsly said:

That's a valid argument. I had a 360 but I didn't even consider buying a PS3 and Wii until I could get them cheap because I only wanted them for exclusives.

I've completed a couple hundred games on Xbox 360 since 2008, but only about 25 games on PS3 and I had it since 2011. However, I did have a few hundred hours of enjoyment with PS3 so it was worth a $250 investment.

Anyhow, having all consoles RIGHT NOW isn't a worthwhile investment to me. I'm too busy and have plenty to play. But I certainly want PS4 and Wii U at some point and they'll be cheaper down the road.


That's why I feel like PS Now will be so good in the future. I can own a non-Sony console, and just rent the few exclusive I'm interested in.



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Too much money/time on their hands.

I'm sorry, but I just don't think people need to own every system. Most people don't, and can't afford to, nor have the time to play ALL those games. One system is usually enough for most gamers. Sometimes two. (not including PC)



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They sure have a lot of time or they're wasting their money, because even a single platform could easily keep you busy enough unless you have lots of time. I can understand getting more than one system but getting all seems like a waste to me. Good for you if you can afford it, but I don't see the point personally.



Many of them seem to be incredibly annoying and pretentious about it because they see themselves as being above the console wars. I don't understand how someone can have enough time and/or money to have all three consoles.



baloofarsan said:

d21lewis said:

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.

Which has the best browser?

I am quite content with the Wii U primarily because of two reasons: Off-TV and keyboard-on-screen. The browser  in itself is slow and only allow six tabs.

Also for me the PS4 and XOne seems to be the same. I am leaning towards buying PS4: Any advice?


Send me a PM about the kinds of games you liked, the consoles you owned in the past, and what features you think are important.  I'll give you a detailed reply.

In general, I'd say PS4 before Xbox One (though I prefer the Xbox).  Gotta go with what's right for you.



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Affording money-wise isn't the problem..affording time is. Mileage may vary but I find that people who do that often resort to playing it safe within each platform, leading them to miss out on many great games within each one. In that sense, they end up limiting themselves as much as someone who only games on one or two platforms, so there isn't much of a difference other than costing more money.



Roronaa_chan said:
Affording money-wise isn't the problem..affording time is. Mileage may vary but I find that people who do that often resort to playing it safe within each platform, leading them to miss out on many great games within each one.

We also miss out on many mediocre and crappy games within each platform for which many single-platform-users waste their money while waiting for the release of the next great games. ;)