Looking at the launch games there is really nothing there I care about that I cannot get on PC. In fact the only game I'm excited for that I cannot get on the PC this launch is GTA V and tbh at this point I'm not going to buy a PS3 for it and will just wait it out for the PC version. Judging how badly GTA 4 looked and ran on the consoles though, I probably wouldn't want to play it because I just cannot play games at 30FPS with jaggies all over the place any more.
My biggest problem though is the game price, whenever I look at GAME or Amazon the games are £55-£65 for normal editions and it's crazy! I would never pay that much for a game, on the PC it's much cheaper, I either buy the game off a cdkey site for like £25 or I wait for a Steam sale and get it for like 50% off at Christmas a month later. I struggle to even get my friends to buy games at those prices on PC, most of them now are just playing F2P games or waiting until they're £5-10. They just wont ever buy games at full price any more, if the games never come down in price or were on a sale, then they'd never play them. I'm 25 and my friends are around my age but they all have jobs and kids and wives draining their money so they don't really have the time or the money to put so much into games.
I know people at work who own consoles and games are already too expensive to the point that they'll buy one game a year and it's COD or GTA or Skyrim. So I dread to think how poor sales will be now game prices are going up, £55-65 is like around 100USD. We see now that there are so many highly rated exclusives and they just aren't selling all that well, stuff that Bioware or Naughty Dog makes are always highly rated and they only sell like 2-3 million before the sales slow down. We have indie games that sell way more than that now simply because the price is much cheaper and that's on word of mouth alone, nowhere near the marketing budgets of these "AAA" developers.
On top of that though you have to pay a subscription to be able to play games you've already bought online. It's another mounting cost that has no place being there, haven't these companies learnt anything from F2P? I thought Sony was going the right direction with Playstation+ but even they've gone to the Microsoft subscription model. It's such a con and another reason why I just wouldn't want a console, it makes me feel like an MMO where I feel guilty if I do not play the game because I'm wasting my money on the subscription....... then I end up just not bothering to subscribe to anything because I don't like that feeling. It's why F2P has done so well, you don't feel locked into anything and you can spend money when you want.
You do not even get anything good out of your subscription either, it isn't like you get any more game. At least with PC you have mods which Steam is doing a good job with Steamworks to bring them all into one place and mods just make all the difference. Battlefield has been complete shit since they stopped releasing SDKs, you're stuck with the worst maps ever and you have to pay for every little bit of content. All the fun I've had in online shooters has been from custom maps or mods like Project Reality or Goldeneye Source or Garry's Mod etc etc. Dayz took hundreds of hours of my life and that was an ARMA 2 mod, Minecraft is only worthwhile on the PC because of all the mods you can play. GTA games have always needed an SDK, they would be so much better if they just had the mods of an Elder Scrolls games!
I just cannot play on a system that has no community based content or mods, without them you're stuck playing crap that gets old very fast. I mean look at the new Sim City, all that needs is mod support and suddenly it would be amazing because modders would make it good! Look how shit COD has gotten since all that ended on the PC too, the last good version was COD 4, you know the one with all the mods.
Then finally there is the fact that these new consoles are already really dated, we're moving onto GPUs with 6tflops next year and the consoles only deliver 1.2-1.8. Then you have the fact that the 8 core CPUs in the new consoles were designed to be low powered cpus for laptops and only run at 1.6-1.8ghrz. They will have 3-4 cores locked off from developers, so realistically for gaming they're only 4-5 cores and their PC counterpart versions get benchmarked against the Core I3........... the Core I7s on the PC already kick their arse. We've seen the limitations already with the new BF4 being only 720P @60fps and probably limited to no AA.
I'm just so disappointed in this console generation, tbh I will be able to get every game on the PC but the exclusives which tbh I don't care for either platforms exclusives, the only one I played was MGS4. Frigging at this point I'm more excited for the Wii U, it's cheaper, the games are reasonably priced and Nintendo have all the unique exclusives that I cannot buy anything like those games on the PC.