Was It Really Necessary To Purchase A PS4 On Launch Day?
As times goes on, we look back at our actions and reflect.
I suppose one question some gamers have been asking themselves is: "Did I really need to buy a PlayStation 4 on launch day?"
I've been gaming for a long time, so I know it takes a while for a generation to really get rolling. Unless your name is the PS2, you probably won't see world-ending AAA apps in the first year of the new system's availability. I think the astute, seasoned gamer knows this. And yet, sometimes we can't help ourselves: When a shiny new console arrives on the market, we just gotta have it, right? This goes double if you're a lifelong fan of the brand in question.
However, in all fairness, what did we get out of having the PS4 so early? I mean, I had a ton of fun with inFamous: Second Son but in retrospect, it doesn't fit my idea of what a true "next-gen" production should look and feel like. I mean, it's obviously a step in the right direction, and it hints at what the PS4 can do, but that's about it. And beyond that, what else can we really point to right now? The Last Of Us: Remastered? Sure, great for a collection, I guess, but...
Hey, I have no doubt that PlayStation will once again have the console to own for all serious core gamers out there. In another five or six years, we'll be counting up the many amazing AAA exclusives on that system. I just wonder if people are looking at their PS4s right now and going, "you know, I could've waited a year..."
7/20/2014 10:04:58 PM Ben Dutka