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So guys, this was something that was crossing my mind. I myself have multiple platforms, but when multiplats are released I tend to have a preference for one console over an other. I try to get games for the PlayStation console unless there are certain exceptions. In any case here are some possible scenarios I can think of:

  1. Brand loyalty - Choose the console that is mainly in your brand of choice
  2. Performance - Choose the best looking/performing version of the game
  3. Price/Availability - Choose whichever one you can find/the one that is the cheapest
  4. Genre - Some people prefer controllers for some genres while KB+M for others which would affect their decision
  5. Exclusive content - Choose the version that has the most content/has a special edition, etc.
So, those are the ones that I can think of. As I said, I tend to go with #1 personally as I like going with the PS4 version of games, though #3 can also have an impact along with #5. I was just curious on how you guys decided which console to get your games for!


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I own all three. The Switch is for Nintendo exclusives. PS4 is for Sony exclusives and Xbox One is for Xbox exclusives and all multi-platform online games.



AlfredoTurkey said:
I own all three. The Switch is for Nintendo exclusives. PS4 is for Sony exclusives and Xbox One is for Xbox exclusives and all multi-platform online games.

So, what about the SP multiplats?



I've always owned pretty much every console on the market since the 6th gen.

For me, it always went like this:
-Exclusives for each console (of course)
-Best version available of the hardware I own.
-If there's no performance difference, get the Xbox version.
-Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, etc. (Certain games that just "feel right" on PlayStation) get the PlayStation version.
-If it's a good port, get the Switch version in addition to whichever version is the best version.

Last gen, I almost always got the Xbox 360 version of multiplats. This gen, I got the PS version-- up until the Xbox One X released. Now, I get that version. If there's exclusive DLC, that makes a difference too. I always go digital and, more often than not, if a game is on sale for one console, it's on sale for the other at the same time or soon after.



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VGPolyglot said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
I own all three. The Switch is for Nintendo exclusives. PS4 is for Sony exclusives and Xbox One is for Xbox exclusives and all multi-platform online games.

So, what about the SP multiplats?

I get which ever version runs the best. That usually means PS4. But if there's any online component at all and I know I'm going to be using it a lot, I will go Xbox One even if it runs worse. 



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I suppose it'd be brand loyalty for me since at the start of most gens I'll only have 1 of the 3 consoles available, with a 2nd console bought later in the gen for exclusives mostly.

There was an exception when I have both a GC and PS2 in the middle of that gen. So I bought whatever version of a game I found 1st, which resulted in mix-matched 3rd party games.



 

              

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Own all three platforms, Switch, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X.

I have always bought Multiplats on PlayStation due to their commitment to new software (first party), and new ways to play (Eye Toy, PS Move, PSVR).



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Really depends on the game. Getting an indie/mid-tier game on PC feels like an inferior version since the Switch is portable and those games don't depend on graphics. Hollow Knight isn't going to see a huge graphics upgrade on a 4k tv. Big budget 3rd party games depend. I like playing big RPGs portably since I can grind at school or outside of my home. FPS I will get on PC unless it has local multiplayer.



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Well for the most part, I grab all multiplats and exclusives that itnerest me on PC.

I usually fit them under:
Price
Content
Performance
Visual qualities
length of play

With the Switch, I'll go for it's exclusives (for the small number I like playing), but I'll sometimes grab multiplat titles that I had previously bought on PC, though that depends on the price (especially with Nintendo's e-shop) and performance.



               

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I think "Is it on the PS4?"
Then I buy it on PS4.

JK if it's single player and not Dark Souls with 60fps, then Switch. If not, PS4. XBO is really just for extra space, but I haven't booted it up yet.



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