Did E3 convince you to buy a new console?

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Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) 5 years, 2 months ago

Poll: Did E3 convince you to buy a new console? (304 votes)

I bought an Xbox One after E3 4%
I bought a Playstation 4 after E3 7%
I bought a Wii U after E3 15%
I already owned the new console I want 27%
I can play what I want on PC 41%
The Ouya is all I'll ever need 14%

I'm at a crossroads. I don't own any of the new consoles, but I can't think of a good enough reason to buy any of them.

Honestly, the Wii U has the most games I want to play (Monster Hunter, Zelda, 3D World), but I don't know if it gives me everything I want (decent online play). I'm leaning more towards the PS4 between the two power systems, but only because I can upgrade the Hard Drive myself and I'd rather play Uncharted than Halo. I can't think of many other announced games I can't play on PC that will be on PS4.

Did E3 convince any of you to get a new console? What flipped the switch for you? Have you already bought a new console? Why did you pick the one you did?

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#1 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

where is the simple "no" answer?

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#2 Edited by ZolRoyce (1589 posts) -

Most games I want are on the PC and my PC is good enough to last me a while into the new gen I'm sure so when it comes to consoles I look at exclusives or games that play better or equal on console and in that regard the PS4 won me over, Uncharted 4, Last of Us Remastered, Blood Born etc. There are at least 11 or so exclusive games on the PS4 I want plus whatever may come in the future that you know will pretty much be exclusive or console only (Naughty Dogs games, Swery stuff, whatever next comes from the Ico/Shadow guys) so I dropped a pre-order on the white PS4 sometime after E3.

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#3 Posted by mikey87144 (2114 posts) -

I bought a PS4 at launch because I'm stupid. Since then it's pretty much gathered dust. I don't regret it. The games will come but you don't need to buy one now if you don't feel compelled. Also I have a PC so I'm not really bothered by the lack of compelling games.

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#4 Posted by Deadmanforking (587 posts) -

I've been seriously thinking about getting a WiiU after E3.

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#5 Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

where is the simple "no" answer?

Well, shit. You're right. Can I edit the poll?

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#6 Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

@zolroyce said:

Most games I want are on the PC and my PC is good enough to last me a while into the new gen I'm sure so when it comes to consoles I look at exclusives or games that play better or equal on console and in that regard the PS4 won me over, Uncharted 4, Last of Us Remastered, Blood Born etc. There are at least 11 or so exclusive games on the PS4 I want plus whatever may come in the future that you know will pretty much be exclusive or console only (Naughty Dogs games, Swery stuff, whatever next comes from the Ico/Shadow guys) so I dropped a pre-order on the white PS4 sometime after E3.

This is my situation. PS4 has the most exclusives I want to play (which probably won't come to PC), but they're all a year or 2 away.

Destiny doesn't interest me too much, but I'm in Canada (where PS4 costs $449.99) and the White PS4 bundle costs $469.99. So I could get Destiny for $20 basically. That's the only reason I'm tempted right now.

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#7 Posted by deactivated-5c26fd6917af0 (487 posts) -

I think E3 gave a lot of good reasons for getting a new console, but not necessarily now.

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#8 Edited by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

No, already decided to buy all of them before they were announced. As Jeff would put it: 'I'm deep in on this shit'.

I can still give my opinion. I prefer PS4 over Xbox One, the Xbox' OS over the PS' OS, Xbox exclusives over PS4 exclusives, but multiplatform games on PS4. One sentence that easily shows I like both.

As far as exclusives go, Xbox has a ton more I am interested in than PS4. Currently, PS4 only has Bloodborne that I definitely will play, and The Order 1886 that I probably will want to play. That said, if we look at games that you cannot play on PC, it's rather easy to add Destiny to the list. A game that gives me no doubt I would go out and buy a console to play it if I didn't own one already. That said, everything plays better on a console for me. PC has a lot of annoying little issues. I am not the type of person that owns a high end PC ever, so I always play games sub 60fps or with graphics tuned down. The optimized console versions are just better for me. Not to mention easier with friends.

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#9 Posted by JJOR64 (19693 posts) -

Already had a Wii U and E3 did not convince me into getting a PS4 or Xboner yet.

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#10 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

For an actual answer. No, E3 didnt really "wow" me at all, sure there was some good looking games, and im still fairly certain ill eventually get a PS4, but i'm in no rush.

I would vote "i can just play on PC" but my current PC is a hot pile of garbage that overheats and blah blah (its just really old and worn out). So basically i'm probably going to just buy a cheap PC, nothing high end, then get a PS4 in a year or two. Thats my plan anyways.

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#11 Edited by Evilsbane (5618 posts) -

I will be grabbing an Xbox One ..only because that is what my circle of friends has decided to go with for Halo and Destiny. And I do wanna play that Halo collection.

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#12 Edited by Nodima (2654 posts) -

I already owned a PS4, but if that Zelda game keeps looking awesome I might plunk down for a WiiU someday. Never thought I'd own a Nintendo console again after the first couple years of the Gamecube but here I am. Prove me wrong, Nintendo!

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#13 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8956 posts) -

Actually, yeah. That white Destiny bundle looked too damn good to pass up.

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#14 Posted by tp0p (101 posts) -

I picked up my original xbox for Halo, my 360 for Gears of War, my PS3 for MGS 5, my wii for Brawl, and my wii u for Super Mario 3D World. It'll be interesting to see what the next game is that'll entice me to pick up a new console but I haven't seen that game, yet.

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#15 Posted by MindBullet (711 posts) -

Yup! I already had a PS4, but Nintendo's showing this year prompted me to run out and buy a Wii U shortly after E3 ended. I've always been a Nintendo fanboy at heart, despite skipping the last generation or two in favor of other systems.

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#16 Edited by Corevi (6796 posts) -

I will be buying a PS4 and preordering Destiny a day or 2 out from the beta because damn that game looks rad. Always loved Diablo, got really into Borderlands but hated Borderlands 2 because of the "humour". That Uncharted trailer apparently being real time rendering on PS4 doesn't hurt.

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#17 Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

@nodima said:

I already owned a PS4, but if that Zelda game keeps looking awesome I might plunk down for a WiiU someday. Never thought I'd own a Nintendo console again after the first couple years of the Gamecube but here I am. Prove me wrong, Nintendo!

I'm really confused about how I kind of want a Wii U over either of the other 2 consoles. Really didn't see it coming until I started thinking about what I wanted to actually play. I just came up with a bigger list of games on the Wii U than any other console.

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#18 Edited by crusader8463 (14804 posts) -

I guess? I bought a PS4 and a WiiU around that time because I fell into the money and knew I would want them sooner or later. Not really sure how much E3 had to say about it as was I just had the money. I fired them up long enough to update them and sign into all the accounts but I have yet to play anything on them. Had them sitting there for a few weeks now. I'm still focusing on my PC as my primary gaming device.

Pre ordered Destiny, MK X, and WWE 2K15 for the PS4 plus 2 years of PS+ and I got Smash Bros for Wii U because my friend loves the game and that will be the first time we will have to play it together. Sure hope I end up liking smash bros since I have not played any of them since I rented the n64 version one weekend as a kid.

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#19 Posted by Mike (17998 posts) -

I was looking forward to E3 because I thought it may finally convince me to buy one of the consoles. Instead, it convinced me to rebuild & upgrade my PC again. No consoles for me this generation, PC & 3DS all the way.

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#20 Posted by RonGalaxy (4936 posts) -

Yup, bought a ps4. Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, The Order, and the fact that sony is where most indies are planting their flag when it comes to releasing their games on consoles is what got me to buy one. That, and I got a really great deal on a brand new ps4.

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#21 Edited by Entreri10 (581 posts) -

Not yet, but I am a lot closer to buying a Wii U

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#22 Edited by Ravelle (3337 posts) -

I'm just waiting for Destiny to come out, I'll probably will buy the bundle if it's available at the time it releases.

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#23 Posted by Humanity (19039 posts) -

Not really. Last year at E3 they announced new consoles and told us to wait for the games. This year the consoles are already out and they're telling us to keep waiting for them games. So I'm waiting, no reason to get one until those games get here. Greatness might "Await" but they never told us how long it would take.

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#24 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7838 posts) -

I was already considering getting one, but after the show I finally decided to get a Wii U later on in the year.

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#25 Posted by robsamuel (140 posts) -

I'll probably pick up a PS4 sometime in the next year or so, and the other two towards the end of the generation.

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#26 Edited by bmccann42 (445 posts) -

Already own a PS4 and XbOne, though I don't think I have turned on the Xbox in weeks. The Sony press conference gave me a bunch of things I am looking forward to (Bloodbourne, the Order, Destiny), and the Microsoft press conference gave me little to nothing to look forward to, had high hopes for Sunset Overdrive but the protagonist talking directly to the player lost me there.

Nintendo almost got me to buy a Wii U, but then i realized that I have zero nostalgia for Nintendo, am terrible at platformers, though I am intrigued by the new Zelda but don't believe what they showed was actual game play. In the end I bought a Vita, and based just on PS Plus, I am loving it (especially Vita Terraria).

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#27 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (2085 posts) -

I ended up buying an Xbox One, the only of the systems I didn't have yet (someone please help me), a week or 2 after E3. Its OS is an abomination, but thankfully I don't have to deal with it much thanks to the quick start, and its exclusives are far more interesting to me than my PS4's. The Xbox One currently seems to have more in the vein of wacky third-person action games, which is definitely my jam, so that's nice. Dead Rising 3 is my favorite game so far this generation, and I'm really stoked for Sunset Overdrive, Crackdown 3 and Scalebound. So yeah, I guess it's worked out well so far.

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#28 Posted by Wemibelle (2650 posts) -

No, but E3 convinced me to sell my Xbox One. While I really want that Halo collection, there just isn't anything else I want to play on the system.

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#29 Posted by MormonWarrior (2945 posts) -

I already had a Wii U and was finishing my gaming PC. It definitely convinced me that I don't need an Xbox One...possibly ever. I may need a PS4 eventually for Bloodborne, but besides that I can play most everything with what I've got.

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#30 Posted by Jazz_Bcaz (272 posts) -

It convinced me that I wont regret my purchase when I get one towards mid to late 2015. Hopefully there'll be plenty of goodies out by then and I can really binge on quality.

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#31 Posted by Slag (8164 posts) -

I've been seriously thinking about getting a WiiU after E3.

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#32 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

I already had a Wii U, so just the Xbox One.

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#33 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1869 posts) -

I figure I'll be getting a PS4 at some point in the next 18 months, but E3 had nothing to do with that -- it was fairly underwhelming relative to my tastes, especially because of the lack of Japanese games aside the Bloodborne CG trailer. If I didn't already have a Wii U, I think I'd be much more inclined to buy one after E3.

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#34 Edited by kerse (2495 posts) -

I already planned on it and this E3 made me a little more excited than the last one, but I still don't have the money for it yet.

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#35 Posted by Redbullet685 (6484 posts) -

I bought a PS4 a few days before E3, actually.

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#36 Posted by RazielCuts (3292 posts) -

where is the simple "no" answer?

Yeah, I was looking for this too but it wasn't there so I went with the Ouya.

It convinced me to get a new console...in 2015. Wanted a new PC for a while so that'll be first.

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#37 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Wii U. Haven't bought it yet but definitely will at some point.

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#38 Posted by DarthOrange (4213 posts) -

I already had a Wii U and PS4. If anything E3 made me feel like the PS4 was unnecessary at this point with all the stuff coming to Wii U.

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#39 Posted by onarum (3212 posts) -

I'll probably get a PS4 when destiny comes out, other than that I really see no reason to jump in just yet, my PC is already more powerful than any of the "next gen" consoles so...

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#40 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4499 posts) -

I had already bought both XONE and PS4, way-y before E3.

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#41 Posted by SMTDante89 (2936 posts) -

I guess the "Already Own New Console I Want" option is the one for me, though it's plural for me, not singular.

Already owned a Wii U and a PS4. Though it looked like there were some pretty good games for the One on display at E3, there's still not enough on there for me to justify a $400 purchase.

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#42 Posted by fisk0 (6965 posts) -

I'm leaning even more towards getting a Wii U after E3, but I haven't actually bought anything yet, so none of the options are applicable.

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#43 Posted by Naoiko (1677 posts) -

Really would like to get a Wii U after seeing the Nintendo Direct during E3. Gonna have to wait for a bit due to money issues, but I will be getting one.

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#44 Edited by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

Best Buy had 3DS XLs on sale for the price of a standard 3DS during E3. I was trying to buy a regular 3DS anyway but they seem impossible to find now so I got the XL. It's my first Nintendo system.

Nothing that Nintendo showed during E3 convinced me to buy it though. It was the fact that Persona Q had just come out in Japan and people were talking about it so I figured I should get a 3DS before it hits North America this fall.

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#45 Edited by ajamafalous (13821 posts) -

I have an expensive PC so I really have no reason to buy any consoles right now. Probably going to end up buying a new graphics card when the GTX 800s come out.

I will probably eventually buy a PS4 in another 4-5 years once I can pick up a bunch of exclusives for cheap, but that's it. No interest in an Xbone or WiiU.

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#46 Posted by TheBlue (1034 posts) -

It's incredibly interesting that most people went from "I probably won't get a Wii U" to "I'm probably gonna get a Wii U" and all it took was a handful of first-party franchise games and the tease of a new Zelda. It really shows how effective their Digital Event was. Prior to E3, I was definitely going to get a PS4 at some point, but it seems all of the system sellers for me are very far off.

I'm probably gonna get a Wii U.

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#47 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

It made me consider a Wuu. But I have reconsidered. To not. So no.

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#48 Posted by supermonkey122 (1232 posts) -

I already had a PS4 and Wii U, and E3 sold me on an Xbox One. I'll be getting one once I have the money

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#49 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (651 posts) -

It made me really want a Wii U, and right now I am seriously considering going out and buying one tomorrow rather than waiting a bit longer. I just can't convince myself one way or the other.

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#50 Posted by mems1224 (2514 posts) -

Not yet but it definitely changed my mind. I was pretty set on getting a PS4 sometime later this year or early next year but E3 convinced me to get the Xbox One instead and probably a Wii U sometime down the line. Sony's E3 was really underwhelming