I have no idea yet, and it's exciting!
That said, my family got a Wii U on Black Friday, and I have been playing it sporadically since Christmas, so that's partway there. I have a feeling I'll lean towards the Microsoft ecosystem, especially if DLC and downloadable titles carry from generation to generation.
I voted D, but I also kind of feel like my answer is C. My next big purchase will probably be an upgraded GPU for my PC before I consider buying a new console. I would be more inclined to get the next Sony system since I bought more exclusives for my PS3 than I did for the 360. I will still get at least one of them though since I still kind of suck with keyboard and mouse controls for PC online multiplayer games. I'm not much better with a controller, but at least I can compete.
unless they have a truly compelling feature set and/or price point, there's no way in hell i'm buying day 1. i have a good pc with a healthy steam backlog, and to be honest, i'm not chomping at the bit to deal with launch-day lines, shortages, prices, and half-baked titles. they'd have to have a serious system seller to convince me to pull the trigger so early.
also, were i to buy- i'd probably go with sony. xbox live isn't worth paying for in it's current state, IMHO.
No. I feel next-gen won't be so hot. Second hand market policies, expected rise in the price of games and budgets, the shrinking of creativity and the number of new games and developers in the market (as a consequence of larger budgets required to develop top tier titles), new and not so cool DLC practices, and other, new and old, general shitty (consumer-wise) measures (like real money auction houses) , don't make me optimistic about the future of this hobby.
Of course there is a good thing about the next generation, appart from the increase in quality of the graphics, indie development should continue to rise, taking advantage of the surge in popularity they have today and the pains of next generation development.
Gonna have to buy one of them for console-exclusives (too many good third-party games are still not coming on PC). Probably gonna go with Playstation though, unless MS shapes the fuck up when it comes to first-party. If they're gonna try to push the new Xbox with COD and Halo they can forget about it.
I know this is a bad idea, my mom got me a Xbox 360 a couple months after launch when they were still super hard to find. But I had to return it 4 times because of the red ring over the course of 2 years. But still man, I am an adult now, with a real paying job so fuck logic, I am getting me the next xbox.
No, this time I'll be waiting until the systems have a solid lineup of console exclusive games before buying one, because 'option c.' When I do buy one, I'll probably go with the Sony system. Not because of any brand loyalty, but because I prefer the controller.
My wife already got us a wii u for Christmas. And I do consider it a next gen system I am really enjoying it.
I think next year I am going to try and get a gaming PC I am honestly tired of being nickel and dimed for everything on consoles.
Most of what I enjoy comes out on PC and the only first party games I have really cared about this gen have been Nintendos and Naughty Dogs. So I feel like I am almost covered by having the wiiu.
I voted for wait and see. I'm leaning towards the next XBox but very weary of technical issues at launch. It will also depend on how owned content, achievements and the XBox 360 profile will carry forward. If that is handled poorly it opens me up to a PC or PS4.
I got a real nice PC as it is, but it's just not the same. All my mates have Xbox's and I feel I am missing out when I play games on PC's just for nicer graphics lately, missing out on co-op and achievements!
Plus there is something real nice of putting in a game and it looking fantastic, like the first few years of the 360.
Maybe add a decide when we hear specs/details on consoles? That could sway me either way right now.. also first party release titles.
Yeah, that's the choice I was looking for. I'm not going to decide anything until I know what I'm deciding on, and that means seeing specs and games.
NextBox would be my choice but first-day purchase will depend on many factors, inc cost (obviously), launch games, ability to play used games on the system, and more. I have a pretty good gaming PC nowadays and w/ Steam that's opened up a whole new world for me. My gaming time is limited so I'm not going to jump at the next hot tech if there's other options.
I'd put money on the idea that once the new consoles come out no one's PC is going to feel very "next gen."
It's the technology that will come 6+ months after the console releases that will do it.
New consoles always squeeze a bit more power out of the hardware which for a very short time wins them the race which in turn allows them to create even more advanced titles.
Then the floodgates will open.
As of right now going by the rumors the PS
4 Omni will only marginally be better than the Wii U (to cut costs and so they can bundle it with that weird Omniviewer thing without hitting it hitting $599 again) with the Xbox being the technical powerhouse. So unless services wise XBL takes a step back, i'll go with the Xbox. Though the Holiday "soft launch" thing has me worried. Though even if that last batch of rumors isn't true I'l still probably go Xbox. Sony's first party doesn't grab me, and PSN kinda sucks and I don't trust them will make the right moves to catch up.
"Day 1", no. First 6 months or so, yes. I don't think I need both a PS4 and Xbox so I can't say which of those two I'll eventually get. Probably the PS4 because the only franchise I care about that's exclusive to Microsoft is Halo. My PC is where I play many of my multi-platform games.
Just got a new PC and loving it. But getting the next Xbox day 1 is pretty much a given. I'm a sucker for console launches for platform of choice. Got a PS2 and the Xbox 360 day 1. Got to the Xbox and PS3 later on. I just find it too exciting to pass up on and I think Microsoft is going to be pushing exclusives at least early on for the next Xbox. They started up some studios and I wouldn't be surprised to see them paying for some third party exclusives, timed or completely locked up.
As much as I try, I can't get the idea of my pc (even though it was built for gaming) is not simply a tool, so I will always go back to consoles.
As of yet, I have never bought a console on day one, and it's unlikely that I will this time around. I think its silly to try and choose one without knowing anything about them, but if I were going to make a snap decision based on my current situation, it would be the xbox simply because I have a longstanding user account, with a lot of purchases attached to it and an already defined friends list. My PS3 have been used almost entirely for platform exclusives, and I have little attachment to my account, and don't really care about any of the (few) attached purchases
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