I will buy both but my main will be Playstation again, I have more invested in PSN, friends, games, trophies, etc. So a form of loyalty through locking me into their ecosystem I guess...
But I will need both, there were great exclusives on both systems last round.
I'll eventually have both, but the Playstation will be my primary console again. There is a certain degree of brand loyalty here, but it's not blind; I have rarely been disappointed by Sony, so I'm willing to trust them up to a certain point.
There's also a good measure of brand disloyalty involved, though. I can't stand some of Microsoft's practices, and regardless of what they say or demonstrate in the upcoming year, I'm sure there'll be something hidden away in there that once again disappoints me.
Winning console for sure. Whichever has the best exclusives and features that best suit me will earn my cash this holiday. The 360 was my platform of choice this gen because of party chat and I liked the exclusives better. Sony will obviously be adding party chat but they also need to have exclusive titles that appeal to me.
I have to say that with this current gen I was rather disappointed with the xbox 360. I think I went through about 6 of them, 3 of them being bought and the other 3 being shipped because of rrod. My reasons for getting a 360 were simply because the PS3 was just too expensive for me at the time and even though I didn't own an original Xbox, I was slowly transitioning towards the games that Xbox had because of going to friends houses and such. After later on getting a PS3 and seeing the presentation, how well its made, the exclusives and the online services being free, Microsoft is going to have to impress me big time with a cheap price or better service (which I doubt) because I really am tired of xbox exclusives now...
Brand loyalty, got sick of microsoft so I switched to the PS3, lets say in a few years PS4 is dead, I'll just go PC full time with my Wii U allowing me to play a console game every now and again (I don't have one but someday maybe... if they get it right)
I will be choosing based on their online service prices mostly. This generation I got a 360 years before I got a ps3, and used Xbox live a lot. Over the last three years, I haven't played a console game online a single time. I finally cancelled my live subscription when they raised the price (it reminded me that I was paying for something I didn't use). I tend to play multiplayer games on PC whenever possible.
While ps4 is looking like the service won't be free, I like what they have shown with the video sharing and what not. I'll wait to see what Microsoft has for me and decide from there.
I'll just buy which one interests me most. Brand loyalty and whichever console is "winning" will not impact my decision.
Anyway, unless at least one of these consoles are completely uninteresting, I plan to have all of the next gen consoles eventually.
I voted 'Brand Loyalty'. I don't have enough money for multiple next-gen consoles and, In my case, it's not that I'd blindly buy the PS4 despite its faults or cover my eyes/ears concerning the Durango's pros, but I was greatly displeased with Microsoft and the Xbox 360 this generation and pretty happy with the PS3 so my choice is automatically PS4. I'd like to say I'm eagerly anticipating Microsoft's event of the Durango reveal to see if they could change my mind, but my mind's pretty much been set given what I experienced with the last and the present generation that the PS4 would be the wiser choice for me in terms of future investment.
Microsoft hasn't evolved the Xbox Live service in any way that I've found meaningful. They're focus seems to be in turning their console into an entertainment hub with "features" such as Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix. This is all redundant for me personally as my consoles and pc are hooked up to the same television, so even if I wanted to use social media I certainly wouldn't pay a monthly fee for the privilege to do so when I could just change the channel and do it for free.
Playstation Plus' service sounds good as their focus for their video game console is actually video games. I hate to sound like a shill, but the console that's offering me discounts and free* games sounds better than the one that's telling me to pay them for the ability to use a gimped version of Netflix.
I'm thinking my console of choice may switch for the next generation.
This is basically how I feel.
I'm very undecided.
And what's with polls now-a-days?? What if "feature set" is a bigger factor in my decision than "which console won" Come on, give us some damn credit here. Shit, XBL pissing me off with adds is a bigger factor than who made more money this gen.
The Xbox 360 hardly won, the PS3 will take over the 360 within the next year or two. (sales are like 74m - 360, 72m - PS3 worldwide atm)
and from a software perspective, the 360 can't touch the PS3. (exclusives on the 360 are basically, Halo, Gears, Forza, that's it)
i think both are stupid reasons.
i don't get brand loyalty. surely loyalty is a 2 way thing and how has any company been loyal to me. they make stuff and i buy it, our 'relationship' ends there as far as im concerned.
and i don't really care which console is selling the most.
only one thing will make me buy a console and that is GAMES.
Multiplayer takes up less and less of my gaming time and Sony has been giving many more exclusives of genres I enjoy over the past few years so that's where I'm going first regardless of who's "winning." Of course my loyalty is only lasting as long as I like the product I'm being offered.
Microsoft is really going to have to impress me to get me to buy their hardware. I'm on my 11th replacement 360, so you could say I don't trust their hardware at all whatsoever. Xbox #12 sounds like it's ready to go soon too. Remember that part at the end Mass Effect 3 where the sound cuts out and goes low-fi and the game plays in choppy slo-motion? No? Just me then?
I bought both (all 3?) systems this gen, and I either favoured one or the other in that time. For the last 3 years, I've favoured the PS3, but it hasn't always been that way. I could say I've abandoned my 360 because I think paying $60 a year for internet access is a waste, or that I don't like the way ads have been implemented on the dashboard in a way that hides my games, and all this is true, but really, I'm on my twelfth XBox. It's out of warrantee, and I refuse to pay for more hardware from that company. Opposite of brand loyalty.
I switched to PC when the consoles started to lag behind and I haven't seen anything yet that makes me think I'll get a next-gen console. Maybe I'll get one a few years down the line but only if there's a good list of exclusives I feel I'm missing out on.
I've been playing on a 360 this gen, but I'm not dedicated to MS. I liked what I saw at the PS4 reveal. If it ends up being Sony launching the more dedicated gaming console to Microsoft's multimedia hub I could switch. Also haven't ruled out going PC, at least for a while. It comes down a bit to economics and what the launch windows are going to look like. Still, it would be a bit more painful than when I switched from GameCube last gen to 360 current gen - I'd miss the community I built through Live. Hell, I'd probably even miss the achievements.
Basically most console games I take an interest in are either multi-platform or PS exclusive (excluding Nintendo). Fez is the only Xbox exclusive from last gen that I really wanted to play, and Dust an Elysian Tail to a lesser extent. I think this'll continue to be true and possibly even more so since I feel Sony has been doing a pretty good job attracting indie devs recently.
I loved my NES, thought about Genesis, got a SNES. Loyalty payed off.
I loved my SNES, got an N64. Eventually got a Playstation later and enjoyed it more. Loyalty failed.
Loved my PS1, got a PS2. Loyalty payed off.
Loved my PS2, got a PS3. Eventually got a 360 and enjoyed it more. Loyalty failed.
I suppose this time I should stick with Microsoft? If its cyclical. But I really like what I hear about PS4, and Sony has better exclusives.
I'll probably get both eventually but unless Microsoft does something crazy I'll almost certainly buy the PS4 first. I use my PS3 almost every day but I haven't played a game on my 360 in about 6-8 months so it's hard to be excited about the next XBOX. The main reason is exclusives. When it comes to exclusives I'm just way more interested in what Sony is doing where on the other hand I find Halo and Gears to be pretty boring.
Neither. I buy a console if it has enough games I want to play. I bought a 360 for fable/indy titles and a PS3 for Heavy Rain. That having said I still have PS+ and haven't resubbed for xbox gold for over 2 years. So for the moment a PS4 purchase will be likely. Xbox720 probably as well, O really really hope they just add voice control for non-english countries. Just throw in a big *you're not a native speaker so this might not work* warning in there.