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Zax said:
When I say I hope I made the right choice it was about getting the PS4 at that time and not waiting for it (until the October I had planned on getting it). Not whether I made the right choice about choosing the PS4 over the Xbox because I never had any intention of getting the Xbox to begin with.


I think you should have waited.  After the initial rush of owning an 8th gen console died off, my consoles have been gathering dust.  My Wii U is used for Resident Evil Revelations (a game available on PS3 and 360), Xbox One is for TV and a little Titanfall, and PS4 is for decoration, apparently.  Even if somebody can afford them, I think waiting is a good idea.  I just spent most of my night playing Gears of War 2 and it gave me more joy than pretty much anything the 8th gen home consoles have (aside from SM3DW and Pikmin 3) if that says anything. 

 

I wanna know what you think when you get it, though but I think you'll be disappointed within two weeks.



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No, you did not. With limited money, it was the worst decision, now PS4 games are really expensive and consist of cross-gen games, you could have had the PS360 versions of cheaper games and do not forget that you have to pay for online. These comments on PS4 getting the best versions of MultiPlat is complete BS, the only thing you have is the same game with slightly better graphics than the last gen version that do not worth the full price. bold: IMO



 

 

We reap what we sow

I don't really have any intention of paying over £40 for any other game on PS4. I'll just have to wait for things to drop in price.

They are coming down in price a little. Infamous Second Son is a pretty major PS4 game and that's on amazon for £39.85. As is Amazing Spider-man 2.

Call of Duty Ghosts has dropped to £35. Killzone is under £40. There's a few games under £30 now too.

Before they were all around £47. So they are slowly becoming a bit more reasonable with the prices. No game is worth over £40 in my opinion.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
cmay227 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Mr Puggsly said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
In terms of overall potential for the future the PS4 is the shit. The Xbox One is where the party is right now though.


Oh cool, I didn't hear Gears and Halo was coming to PS4.

But seriously, it'll be a case of personal preference as it is every generation.


Um...While MS is acquiring gears and continuing the status quo, Sony is making new games thus making their future brighter. They can be trusted with new IP development. Problem is they cant throw around as much crash like Microsoft. Of course preference finds its way into everything, but I love both of my consoles. I am having more fun with the Xbox One right now though, so really don't know how to respond to that because generally speaking I prefer Sony. Generally doesn't mean I cant ever like another console or product though, but rather a tendency. Gears is my favorite franchise on the Xbox and sorry to say but Sony would've had three or four new IP's out by the time MS even hit the ground running with Gears this gen.

So those new Ips that sony has coming by the time gears comes out are excellent and awesome and super fun?  New ips dont mean shit if it's not a good game.


So are you're implying Sony has no track record with trusted developers or what?

What im saying is because a system has new IPs does not make it better if they suck. New ips are good but, established games are what make the money. I constantly see people on here brag about new ips coming to sony and bash MS about only having gears or halo and then say they can't wait to see uncharted 4 or FF XXXXIIII or whatever. I love the prospect of new IPs but most fail and it's not the end all be all on either system. if the 8th sequel in a game sells 8 million copies thats not a bad thing.  having 2000 games on a system and only 50 good games is not better then having 1000 games and 100 good ones. I personaly like both systems (ps4 ,xbox one)  and right now both are collecting dust. very few good games. It's like this every new console generation. Unless your under 30 people should know this.



If people have little money, they should save for possible future problems. I only buy something, when i Lave the extra money to compensate the losses.

e.g. - PS4 400 dollars - I must have (at very least 1200 Dollars or 3 X more)



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d21lewis said:
QuintonMcLeod said:

People buy products based on what that product can do now and in the future. People assume that the PS4 will get fantastic games in the future, much like the PS3 did before it. However, with the industry in the shape it's in and with Sony, as a whole, in some serious dire straits, I can't help but feel the PS4's future seems a bit dubious. Each month I hear the software sales for ALL systems are down. A lot of these big budget games aren't showing any return investment on the 3rd party's side of things. Plus, I keep hearing the must-have exclusives being pushed further and further back. It's really hard for me to recommend a PS4 to anyone right now.


That's a bold statement.

 

 

 

 

*laughs hysterically to self*


I don't think it was.



You made an investment, you will have to wait to know.
But IMO, you made the right investment if you were to make one.



deskpro2k3 said:

You need inFAMOUS: Second Son, and FFXIV!


this.

Ya FFXIV might be subscription bases but the game is only 40 bucks and comes with the 1st 30 days, so for less than the price of a normal game you can play FFXIV for 2 months and from then on if you are still hooked you will play 15 a month which is far cheaping then a game with 60 hours gameplay but no sub fee.

inFamous is a great game but if you are on a tight budget I would wait on that one, its the type of game that will cheap used in a little while (no online mode means not as much longevity) 



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

deskpro2k3 said:

You need inFAMOUS: Second Son, and FFXIV!


this.

Ya FFXIV might be subscription bases but the game is only 40 bucks and comes with the 1st 30 days, so for less than the price of a normal game you can play FFXIV for 2 months and from then on if you are still hooked you will play 15 a month which is far cheaping then a game with 60 hours gameplay but no sub fee.

inFamous is a great game but if you are on a tight budget I would wait on that one, its the type of game that will cheap used in a little while (no online mode means not as much longevity) 



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

As far as the decision goes.

Its depends if you are living a home with parents (meaning in JH or HS) and just blew 60 percent of your savings then you did exactly what I used to do(save money for months to make this type of purchase) .

If you are on your own and just used the months rent then yes, bad Idea. The way I look at it is which games are expensive, gaming is a fairly cheaper hobby, Yea 60 bucks is a lot in one pop, but most game give you over 100 hours of gameplay if you are a completionist, either way you are paying a buck an hours at most. Now take going to a movie which is usually 9 bucks for a tick movies average 2hours or so, so in that case you are paying 3-4 bucks an hour, and that's not even counting the gas to get to the movie or the fact most eat out when going to a movie. When I take my wife to a movie I spend 18 bucks or so on tickets, 7 on popcorn, then we eat out so at least 30 bucks more give take 10 bucks depending when we go. So for maybe a 4 hour evening I shell out 60-70 bucks.

So my point is in the long run you spend less gaming than many other options.



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut