A month to launch, still don't know! Ps4 or one...

#1 Posted by MisterBigMack (23 posts) -

Now I don't know what to do really, I never had a ps3, and have had a 360 since that came out in 05 and have been really happy with it and always planned on getting a one,

It's just nothing is gripping me to eventually get one, apart from titanfall I don't know anything that will grip me in

Now to be honest I haven't been keeping up with what is coming eventually for ps4 but has quantic dreams announced a new title as I played heavy rain and absolutely adored it.

Just don't want to make a mistake really, a lot lf money and I've just become a father so money is far and few between at moment

#2 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

The PS4 is the way to go, the list of exclusives for it is impressive.

#3 Posted by RoarImaDinosaur (191 posts) -

Save your money for next Christmas and decide then. There won't be a price drop or shortage of the consoles themselves at that time.

#4 Edited by Levio (1784 posts) -

Flip a coin. Then blame the coin for everything you don't like about the console you buy. It's a win-win-win.

#5 Edited by iAmJohn (6109 posts) -

Sounds like you don't really want either, honestly. Perhaps you should look into saving a little more to build a PC? You could put together a nice one for roughly $700.

#6 Posted by Giganteus (172 posts) -

I suggest you look up the lineup of games coming for both consoles before you let anyone sway you here. There's no need to get one immediately, either. 2014 is going to have a ton of games, but the launch lineups for both consoles are average.

#7 Edited by bigjeffrey (4802 posts) -

"I DONT KNOW WHICH ONE" makes it on the ps4 forum.

Buy a PS4 dude, but it sounds like you don't want either right now.

#8 Edited by jgf (383 posts) -

If you don't know then wait at least till reviews and quick looks appear. Or if you really don't care buy the one that's cheaper.

#9 Posted by pyrodactyl (1888 posts) -

@iamjohn said:

Sounds like you don't really want either, honestly. Perhaps you should look into saving a little more to build a PC? You could put together a nice one for roughly $700.

...that would last you 2 years. Top. A gaming rig is a terrible value around new console launchs. You'll get improved performance over the next 2 years with a console while a mid range PC is going to choke and stumble over the next gen games that don't give a fuck about PC optimisation.

Just pick the console your friends are playing or the one that's got the exclusives you want. I'm guessing you're better off with an Xbox One if you want to play halo 5. You'll also need it soon if you don't want to be stuck with the bad versions of multiplatform games on your 360.

#10 Edited by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

@cynicalbuzzard said:

The PS4 is the way to go, the list of exclusives for it is impressive.

Actually, I think other than the impressive indie stuff they've got lined up, the PS4's exclusives are pretty lame compared to the X1's. However, I've always been of the mind that choosing systems based on exclusives is a bad idea. The PS4 is $100 cheaper, is the system that everyone is going to buy, has the indies, and of course, it also has more graffix. Without having the benefit of actually having played either of them, it seems like the PS4 is a no brainer.

#11 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Both.

#12 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -
@pyrodactyl said:

@iamjohn said:

Sounds like you don't really want either, honestly. Perhaps you should look into saving a little more to build a PC? You could put together a nice one for roughly $700.

...that would last you 2 years. Top.

People that think a PC must run every game maxed out in order to "last". That same, tired, straw man argument never seems to die.

No. If you buy smart, you will not need to replace a PC in 2 years that cost $700 or so. It will not happen. I made a GTX 470 last 3 years and it still plays 90% of games on ultra. (not including MSAA or tessellation - framerate killers)

I upgraded now because it died, otherwise I'd have kept it for a while longer. If you're happy with dropping to medium at worst, you can make a PC last a long fucking time.

Even back in 2007-2008, playing a PC game on medium still looked better than many a console versions due to the possibility of higher resolutions.

#13 Posted by JayEH (518 posts) -

Just wait and see until Spring when a lot of good games start to drop.

#14 Posted by MisterBigMack (23 posts) -

I think when you look at the exclusives at launch on either console, for the xbox one I don't think there is anything massively impressive, for the ps4 I am not sure if anything stands out either , now I know a launch lineup doesn't make a console (ie ps2 launch!)

It's just I would like to know of a must must buy coming in 2014, like when the. 360 came out, gears of war and mass effect was coming, ps3- killzone and uncharted was coming

Just hope something like that is coming for next year you know what I mean?

Thanks for your replies guys anyways

#15 Posted by mikey87144 (1665 posts) -

@misterbigmack: Wait. Nothing wrong with waiting. You'll have a better idea of what you want a few months down the line.

The PS4 is the way to go, the list of exclusives for it is impressive.

What list of exclusives? The XB1 has more exclusives announced than the PS4.

#16 Edited by pyrodactyl (1888 posts) -

@sooty said:
@pyrodactyl said:

@iamjohn said:

Sounds like you don't really want either, honestly. Perhaps you should look into saving a little more to build a PC? You could put together a nice one for roughly $700.

...that would last you 2 years. Top.

People that think a PC must run every game maxed out in order to "last". That same, tired, straw man argument never seems to die.

No. If you buy smart, you will not need to replace a PC in 2 years that cost $700 or so. It will not happen. I made a GTX 470 last 3 years and it still plays 90% of games on ultra. (not including MSAA or tessellation - framerate killers)

I upgraded now because it died, otherwise I'd have kept it for a while longer. If you're happy with dropping to medium at worst, you can make a PC last a long fucking time.

Even back in 2007-2008, playing a PC game on medium still looked better than many a console versions due to the possibility of higher resolutions.

Did you take a look at the requirements for watch dogs on high? Building a PC from the ground up on those specs costs about 3 PS4s. That is the base line for this generation. Those will increase in the next 3-4 years because of more demanding games. Optimisation on consoles will take care of that problem but you'll need a new card on PC to keep up.

Building a PC in the second half of the generation is a much better idea. Now is about the worst time to buy PC hardware.

#17 Edited by Castiel (2533 posts) -

Kevin Butler knows the answer.

#18 Edited by leinad44 (503 posts) -

Neither, I have never bought a console on launch. Gonna wait 6 months, I have a backlog of games to work through.

#19 Posted by Silver-Streak (1338 posts) -

@castiel: I miss Kevin Butler commercials. I wish that whole nonsense hadn't happened, as I would love to see a Kevin Butler commercial for the PS4 launch.

#20 Posted by Palmlykta (193 posts) -

I think it's gonna be slim pickings for a while on the next gen releases. If nothing but Titanfall seems interesting to you you might as well buy the 360 version barring it being a ported disaster.

Either way the sensible thing to do is to wait it out and not buy anything at launch.

#21 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

@misterbigmack: Wait. Nothing wrong with waiting. You'll have a better idea of what you want a few months down the line.

@cynicalbuzzard said:

The PS4 is the way to go, the list of exclusives for it is impressive.

What list of exclusives? The XB1 has more exclusives announced than the PS4.

Here's one article on it.

#22 Posted by mikey87144 (1665 posts) -
#23 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3187 posts) -

If you don't know, I recommend waiting a year until the verdicts come in.

#24 Posted by shivermetimbers (763 posts) -

I built a gaming PC with the knowledge that I'd pick up a next gen console in a year or so. It's expensive, sure, but it's fun to build a PC.

#25 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5249 posts) -

Maybe just wait and see how it turns out before committing to either one. I'm sure plenty of people are doing just that.

#26 Edited by MisterBigMack (23 posts) -

Haha I thought a couple times about waiting as well, it's just I'm a sucker for getting the console at launch, I believe when I choose 360 when it came out in 05, for the following 7-8 years I chose the right platform, honestly though I don't know if I feel the same about the xbox one, I know kinect targets a certain audience and yes I did buy a kinect when it came out and yes it was a laugh on kinect adventures and sports, but only with family....which is a very small time to play, ie Xmas and that's about it!

Plus the entertainment side of things, were you can switch between your tv and your console? In the uk we have sky and I can't afford that at all so there is no way I will benefit that so I don't really mike what I am paying the £425 for!

Which is why the question (which hadn't entered my mind before!): why not get a ps4?

I dunno, just needed some clarification on getting the ps4 was the best bet, but I maybe should wait...

#27 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

nOne

#28 Posted by Sinusoidal (1296 posts) -

I'm with just about everyone in this thread: wait.

Launch games mostly suck. The consoles' respective networks are going to be swamped and slower than death. I guarantee some consoles are going to be straight-up busted a la the RRod and YLoD. Let the thousands of suckers who pre-ordered do the quality testing the console developers obviously aren't doing for you. It's about time this industry learned that they don't deserve your hard earned money for unfinished products.

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#29 Posted by corruptsaves (214 posts) -

Get a 3DS in the meantime.

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