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Do You Plan To Own The PlayStation 4 And The New Xbox?

Maybe it's time to start planning for the next generation. And when Sony and Microsft have fully revealed all the details regarding their new consoles, do you think you'll end up owning both? Or aren't you sure?

I've always been a proponent of owning multiple consoles in most every generation. The only time that philosophy slipped a little was during my JRPG obsession phase back in the original PlayStation days. As the N64 basically had nothing to satisfy my cravings, and neither did the Dreamcast (outside of Skies of Arcadia), I saw no reason to own anything besides the PS1. But prior to that and after that, I've always owned at least two consoles in each generation (loved the SNES/Genesis combo!).

The bottom line is that if you're a hardcore gamer, you want to play the best of the best. And in order to do that, you almost invariably need more than one console, just because exclusive software is often the cream of the crop and you don't wanna miss it. But looking to the future, do you see this changing? Or even if it doesn't change, do you think you'll be perfectly happy with just one system next time around? Do you believe there will be enough multiplatform titles to go around, and you'll just pick the console with the best exclusives? That being the case, I'm pretty sure I'd argue for the PS4, but you never know.

Multi-console ownership has worked out well for me in the past. But before I do it again next generation, I have to see something on the Xbox that I really want and can't get anywhere else. And now that I'm pretty tired of Halo and Gears of War, I'm not sure that'll happen...guess we'll have to wait and see. I'll be as optimistic as possible. :)

Tags: playstation 4, ps4, xbox 720, new xbox, next generation, next gen

3/11/2013 10:21:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (79 posts)

Knightzane
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 10:42:53 PM
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Why buy an xbox when i can buy more ps4 games? :D

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PSN French
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:14:15 PM

Agreed. I bought an xbox for this generation and it collected dust for 2 years until I finally sold it and lost like 300-400 dollars.

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556pineapple
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 10:43:24 PM
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I'll get a PS4, I'm sure. Before I decide to get the new Xbox, I'll wait to see what Microsoft has to offer in terms of console features and exclusive titles. I'm slightly tempted to buy a Wii U, but that's mostly for nostalgia reasons than anything new, though I've heard good things about Zombie U.

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:45:22 PM

Same here I'm just going to go with a ps4 and a wii u.

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MartyRules
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 10:45:20 PM
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I'll get ps4 day one, then I'll just wait for the nextbox to get cheap and have a decent backlog first. I still need to get a wii-u, I'm already hearing price cut rumors about that so I'll have that before nextbox

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Jed
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 10:58:33 PM
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The first time I had multiple consoles was when I had the PS1 and Dreamcast. I wish I could have had an SNES to go with my Genesis, but it was up to my parents back then. Since then I've had every Playstation console, both Xboxes, and a Wii.

I'm already sold on the PS4. I'll have to see what M$ has to offer with the nextbox, but I'm pretty sure I'll own it down the road.

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bentl78
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 10:58:44 PM
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will see what xbox is offering..
but i think i'll prob end up buying a wii U.. for some HD zelda. and mario...
although my wii and xbox have been collecting dust for ages

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Temjin001
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:06:02 PM
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Unless the next-xbox is somehow incredible and quite a bit better than the 360 in relative quality, I won't be getting a next-xbox right away. In fact, I'll probably wait several years for those must have games to pile up. I'm sure there'll be a few. It's bound to happen. Then again, depending on Nintendo's next move I may wait a long long time on something Xbox. I suspect Nintendo will launch the Wii U successor in the middle of the next-gen, probably bridging the tech deficiency gap in the process. With hardware power becoming less of a selling point going forward I suspect Nintendo may become more lucrative to me again, especially with studios like Monolith under their wing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:09:05 PM
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Dreamcast has THE best Grandia II as well.

Ahem, since 3rd party exclusives are gone and MS closed almost all their studios or lost exclusivity I will likely only need PS4. Plus you gotta worry about your 720 blowing up and whatnot. Not worth the hassle.

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Yukian
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:19:23 PM

Is Grandia II as good as the first? And blowing up is an understatement :p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:38:08 PM

It is as good and better, and the DC version came out better than the PS2 one.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:01:40 AM

If they put out another flimsy console then it is the responsibility of the gamers to take MS up to task. The responsibility of consumers on the whole.

I have always been one to say that The RED RING was a built in hypnotizer. Who buys a machine with such a high failure rate only to buy it again and again?

And again and again and again.....

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Dukemz_UK
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 3:30:33 AM

Answer: Retards

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 10:35:14 AM

R-word? Really?

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Yukian
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:22:38 PM
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I'm buying a PS4 and maybe a WiiU for Zelda and Mario but I don't think I'll buy an Xbox. It has never interested me any game, that I remember...

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:22:42 PM
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Due to how this generation has been for me, I will only be purchasing the PS4. My experience with the 360 and Microsoft has soured me to the point of never turning back.

Plus, the PS3 has taken such good care of me with exceptional software I ask, what's the point of going anywhere else?

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Kryten1029a
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:35:51 PM
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The original XBox was fairly solid in terms of reliability and I can't imagine that they would repeat the debacle of the 360 launch hardware. I'll probably own both eventually, but I'd like to see how things settle out in terms of hardware specs and launch titles. Frankly, I'm torn; most of my friends are on XBL but Watch Dogs and Infamous are calling out to me.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 10:04:39 AM

The first Xbox was atrocious, too. Actually had higher defective rates than the 360 at one point, and I never even knew what a "DRE" was until I got the Xbox. Saw that error with almost every single game I put in.

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Ignitus
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:28:44 PM

Never heard of it. What's a "DRE"

The first Xbox, IMHO, is one of the most reliable consoles ever.
Mine is still running strong to this day. Ehem.... And with a software mod I have all the ATARI/MAME/NES/SNES/GENESIS/MASTERSYSTEM/N64 (YOU NAME IT) games running on it via emulation. It's great.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 5:14:12 PM

me too ignitus

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:47:17 PM
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I owned PS1, 2 and 3.
Will be getting the PS4 but probably at fall 2014.

As for the next Xbox, nah, right now the Wii U has some awesome games and more upcoming.
So it depends on the line-up of titles the new Xbox will have.

Speaking of games, am I the only one around here who doesn't give a damn bout how high tech or high-end the consoles are?
All I need are the AAA titles and I'm plenty satisfied.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:11:17 AM

I wouldn't care if the innards were made of wood. If it brings me the AAA experience I enjoy then I am all for it. I'm a gamer thru and thru. If a game is good it is good no matter what the platform. It just so happens that PS has delivered more of that to me than any other brand.

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ProfPlayStation
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 11:57:07 PM
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Meh. I'm burnt out on publisher monetizing scams (broken games being patched after release, day 1 dlc, obscene amounts of micro-transactions, crippling drm), lack of innovation (shoot this guy's head in a /slightly/ different way), and being unable to find nearly anything toward the end of this generation that isn't overflowing with gratuitous gore, sex, cussing, unpleasant online, gimmick flash-in-the-pan controls -- everything that pushes me away from the hobby. And with companies like EA pushing the console makers harder and harder to implement anti-consumer measures like always-on drm, I can only see things getting worse.

I was always excited and on board for every new generation, but this latest one has sucked all the fun out of gaming. I'm not sure I'm interested any more.

I could spend $600+ on a new console and what tiny handful of games aren't corrupted into unpleasantness, or turn that money back toward the cool games I've missed over the years on my still perfectly functional consoles, from PS3 all the way back to NES. The latter seems a more prudent investment.

Heck, I beat Faxanadu for the first time in the past couple weeks, and I can't recall any recent PS3 experience that has been more enjoyable than that 23-year-old NES game -- perhaps Ni no Kuni, which I'm working on finishing. But Ni no Kuni-type games just don't happen with enough reliability any more.

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Crabba
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:26:46 PM

Couldn't agree more!

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Caanimal
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:10:39 AM
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I have several reason why I dispise micro&soft and I don't give them any more money than I absolutely have to, that will continue for the forseeable future. They would have to get one HELL of an exclusive, TRULY exclusive, not just "micro&soft exclusive" like they liked to say when there was a PC version also being released...

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PC_Max
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:20:37 AM
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I did not purchase the 360, but maybe when its real cheap unless the new one has backwards compatibility. Would have liked to played the newer Halo games and don't miss Gears of War much.

As for the PS4.... I am not one of those gotta be first in line to purchase. Always best to wait for the second gen of a console when they have the kinks out. Mind you based on whats been said of the architecture of the PS4 I don't see that being a problem this time round as it was with first gen of PS3.

Long story short, I can wait..... and be jealous. :)

Keep Playing!

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Ignitus
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:34:12 PM

I will be doing the same thing. My PS3 back log is huge. Probably I can wait till the first die shrink and PS4 price cut and some PS4 games will be cheaper too.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:24:04 AM
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I go where the games are. I usually end up owning all consoles because my family dynamic calls for it. My wife enjoys Nintendo along with my daughter on occasion. My older my son has been on Xbox for a few years and me and my 17 year old son are PS diehards. Also because I have a knack for acquiring technology.

PS4 first, then The NextBox then eventually a U.





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kraygen
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:37:16 AM
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Anything I can get on the next xbox will almost undoubtedly be on pc and so I'll just do that unless something big changes.

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Dreno
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:37:49 AM
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I know for 100% certainty that I'm getting the ps4.
The only way ill get an Xbox, is after a hefty price drop.

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wiiplay
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:39:11 AM
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I intend to purchase all next generation systems, but that's mostly because I'm clinically insane, and love getting shiny new toys to play around with. (I mean, just look at my avatar. If that doesn't scream insanity, I don't know what does)

If I'm able to afford it, I intend to purchase both the PS4 as well as the next Xbox console on launch days.

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booze925
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:53:17 AM
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PC for me lol

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:54:42 AM
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PS4. I pretty sure M$ is going to charge for online play on their next system and top of that I'm worried that it might go thru a lot of hardware failures again, not worth the hassle with that sh*t.

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tes37
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 1:04:12 AM
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I don't think I could keep pace with two consoles. I'll stay with Sony and buy the PS4.

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gumbi
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 1:34:05 AM
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I survived this gen without an xbox, and I've still got a massive backlog of PS3 games to play. So, unless the nextbox has an exclusive that I absolutely cannot live without, I highly doubt I'll be jumping on that train.

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dmiitrie
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 1:39:34 AM
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This is the first gen where I only has one system and thanks to my ambivalence towards the FPS, TPS, and racing genres, my hatred of the Wii control set, and a friend who let me borrow his 360 to play Lost Odyssey, the only thing I really feel like I missed out on is Alan Wake, and if I really wanted, I could get that from Steam.

Microsoft doesn't look like it'll have much to offer, exclusive-wise, and Wii-U looks just as worthless to me as the Wii, so Ill just stick to a PS4 and my pc.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 1:44:55 AM
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While there's a good chance I'll get the PS4 first as my next gen console of choice, there's still a strong chance I will be forced to get what my friends get.

Unfortunately, my friends are all big Halo and PC fanboys. I let them play Uncharted, God of War, Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, but nothing seems to sway them from the call of Master Chief and their keyboards.

Sadly, there's a good chance I'll be forced to get the new Xbox when Halo 5 is released, or Gears of War 4. Dance Central is pretty popular with them too.

Meanwhile, I play God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, the Uncharted Trilogy, Killzone 2 and 3, Heavy Rain, Ratchet and Clank A Crack In Time, Infamous 1 and 2, Journey, Flower, Demon's Souls, ICO/Shadow of the COlossus HD and Littlebig Planet 2 without them...

Actually, with all those exclusives, it's not so bad. :)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:13:39 AM
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A PS4 and a PC rig will be my gaming equipment for the next generation. From the two combined I got everything I could possibly want from gaming.

There's such an insane amount of quality games released these days and since practically every game that best match my preferences are multiplat anyway, unless the Xbox all of a sudden is getting loads of RPGs and innovative open-world awesomeness as exclusives I really could not care less for that platform.


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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:03:38 AM

Only reason I got a 360 was to play Halo and Gears with my friends. And Red Dead, that game is ridiculous fun to play co-op with friends!

And a 360 for the multiplats that ran better on it, like Bayonetta and Assassin's Creed 1 and 2. Apart from that, not much difference.

At least the PS4 won't suffer ANY multiplat problems. Hopefully it might win back some exclusives in the process, AND hopefully I can convince my friends to get Destiny on PS4. (Let's face it, it's Bungie's answer to a mutliplat Halo)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 11:20:21 AM

Yeah if someone has a lot of friends with an Xbox I can very well understand why one buys an Xbox.
But I don't, so I'm off the hook. :)

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JROD0823
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:23:35 AM
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All of the rumors surrounding the nextbox suggests that Micro$oft isn't putting an emphasis on gaming, which is exactly opposite to the philosophy that Sony has in mind with the PS4.

If I have the cash on hand,(money's going to be tight, taking a big pay cut to finish college) I'll be getting a PS4 day one.

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smileys_007
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:47:30 AM
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Off-topic: hey ben, have you reviewed God of War: Ascension? i just got my copy today.. The game looks gorgeous and the gameplay has been refined.. Kratos has now the ability to punch/kick his enemies and grabbed and use their weapons.. cool! ^_^

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 10:05:52 AM

Review will be up later.

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:52:57 AM
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in one word, no

i already have a xbox and xbox 360 collecting dust.

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Hynad
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 3:22:36 AM
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Hum... Original Playstation era:

- Playstation
- Sega Saturn
- Nintendo 64

The Dreamcast was part of the same gen as the PS2...

Just saying.

On topic: I've always owned multiple consoles per gen. Like I have a PS3, a 360 and a Wii right now. But I don't always get them all. It will all depend on what Microsoft is going to reveal in april. For some reason, I expect their next console to be underwhelming...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 10:10:27 AM

The Dreamcast launched in September of 1999 and was essentially dead a few years later. The PS2 came out in October of 2000, so the DC straddled generations. The Saturn was almost non-existent in this country as most game stores didn't even stock its games for a while, and it was discontinued in 1998, so I don't really consider it much of a competitor to the PS1/N64. Few do.

...as if this has anything at all to do with the main point of the article. But by all means, continue to nitpick in your tireless childish effort to prove me wrong at every turn.

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Ultima
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 11:04:21 AM

Ben:

If you were a hardcore 2D fighting game fan, the Saturn was the only way to go for its time. Aside from Street Fighter Alpha 3 and the original Guilty Gear, 2D fighters on PSX were dreadful. You NEEDED a Saturn to play proper home ports of X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Superheroes vs. Street Fighter, Vampire Saviour, the best version of Street Fighter Alpha 3, etc. All import of course, but anyone who bought a Saturn after 1996 modded it anyway. Note that outside of emulators, Saturn is still the ONLY legit way to play proper XSF and MSF at home. Saturn also had best versions of Street Fighter Alpha 2, Marvel Superheroes, King of Fighters 95, and a couple others I'm forgetting.

As you said, "if you're a hardcore gamer, you want to play the best of the best". There were legimate reasons to own a Saturn (in addition to fighters, it was also the only home to Guardian Heroes until fairly recently). My college crew used my Saturn heavily well into 2000, where it got replaced bya Dreamcast for Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

And the DC definitely didn't straddle generations. It was the same generation as PS2. Just because the DC got annihilated by the PS2 doesn't mean it wasn't part of the same generation. Likes its predecessor, the DC also had best versions of 2D fighters (hell, for years, it the only proper home port of MvC2; in fact, among the extreme hardcore, it's STILL the only proper home port), though at least the PS2 wasn't anywhere near as bad as the original PSX in this regard. MvC2 was unplayable on PS2, but everything ranges from acceptable (SF Anniversary) to fantastic (Guilty Gear XX series).

Anyway, last generation I owned a PS3 and a Wii. The PS3 was my main system, and I got the Wii for Smash Bros and, much MUCH later, Xenoblade. Barring anything unforeseen, that will likely repeat with PS4 and Wii-U. The latter I'll have to get to play the new Xeno game, which I'd actually prefer NOT to do, but Xenoblade was too good and this new Xeno already has me giddy with the bringing back of mechs, so I NEED to get it. I'll pick up the PS4 when/if it gets a decent version of the latest Street Fighter and/or Final Fantasy.

Personally, I hate having multiple consoles. I generally only play a few types of games, and it's so much easier (not to mention cheaper) when they're all on one console. I would rather just get the PS4 and be done with it.

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Hynad
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:34:17 PM

Ha ha ha! What ego. Can't ever be wrong.

So... The PS2 straddled generations as well then, Right? Since it came out a year and then some before the Gamecube and the XBox. Revisionist history much?

Just so you know, you may not call the Saturn a competitor to the PSX, but even fewer call the Dreamcast a competitor to it... ¬_¬

You took my post way too personal. I thought your mind got confused with the consoles that made up each console generations...

But with an ego such as the one you have, how come didn't I realise that was how you'd react...

The guy can never be wrong, after all.

Silly me.

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:43:07 AM

My ego is as large as my appreciation of coherent English

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Hynad
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:22:48 PM

Oh I know I can't expect any better from you underdog15.

Ass licking as always, and making a jab at someone's second language. Now that's what I call childish.

Thanks for the input. As always.

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Axe99
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 3:27:24 AM
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I'll often get more than one console, and (almost) always have a PC that's good enough to run most PC games (if on low-med settings). Last gen it was PS2 and GameCube, and I've finally gotten around to getting a 360 this gen (didn't bother with the Xbox, as a lot of its 'exclusives' were also on PC - there were just enough 360 exclusives that weren't to warrant picking one up, but only just.

If there are a similar number of quality exclusives, I'll pick up the next Xbox late in the gen, when it's cheap, and catch up. I like games from different generations, so I don't mind doing the whole 'catch up' thing (I actually quite like the original Fable and Halo, although Halo has some seriously flawed repetitive padding in there, for no good reason I can think) late in the gen. But it took 'em until Halo 4 to win me over for two generations - given their rumoured new focus, I may be PS4 and PC only next time around.

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___________
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 4:48:54 AM
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ill be getting both launch day simply because there will have to be great titles for both if there going to be able to convince people to switch over.
consoles are up against ALLOT of competition now, allot more than they were this gen.
so to coax people over aint going to be easy.
not to mention dev kits have been out for quite a while now, so hopefully there will be the biggest number of launch games ever and the quality will be there to match.

i just hope there a metric sh*t ton more reliable than current systems!
so f*cking sick of everything breaking within a few months of purchase!
ive had 8 ps3s now, and every single one has broken within 6 months of ownership!
every laptop ive owned has also broken within 6 months of ownership!
hell the one im typing on now, i bought in december last year and yesterday i had to take it in to get the charger replaced.
so f*cking sick of everything breaking!
its amazing and pathetic how unreliable things are these days!
as the saying goes technology is suppose to make your life easier, but all its doing is making it HARDER!

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Comic Shaman
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:44:21 PM

You've gone through 8 PS3s? Really?

That... um... wow. I think you're a bit of an outlier in that respect.

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Axe99
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:40:23 PM

8 PS3s? Man, you're captain unlucky - I've gone through one, and my PS3's cop a flogging and have since 2007. Here's hoping there's karma and you're having better luck somewhere else :).

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:59:55 PM

Do you find it ironic that Mr.__________ who is very negative at times has such poor luck with electronics?

I don't.

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MickaeL486
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 4:54:37 AM
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I'm already sold on the PS4 as soon as I find one available to buy. I'm also 99.9% sure I won't be getting an Xbox 720...like ever. I'm a former 360 owner. I've been burned by Micro$oft already.

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tes37
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 6:48:22 AM

* run coward *

Sinistar brings back a lot of memories. Cool avatar MickaeL486.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 6:00:31 PM

Sinistar!!!! Love that game!

"I HUNGER"!

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Gamer46
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 5:01:30 AM
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My plan right now is to get a PS4 day one, the next Xbox some time after it launches and has built up a decent library and possibly a Wii U way later on. However, if the prices of games go up another $10 but single player experiences continue to be limited to 6-7 hours on average with a heavy focus on multiplayer, I'll drop plans to buy any next gen console, build a gaming PC and just use that for the few releases that will interest me.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 6:43:40 AM
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With mp games that's as good as first party games I Will have to see if any MS exclusives intrigues me enough to get a 720.

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deadmanwithin
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 7:45:52 AM
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Not getting a nextbox unless something like Alan Wake comes out on it and it's completely exclusive , though I don't see that happening. Alan Wake was legitimately the only reason I've wanted to touch an Xbox 360, and it runs on Windows-enabled PC's too, so ... the chances of me buying a nextbox are nearly non-existent. Honestly Nintendo never interested me all that much, the games they had/have are not my thing.

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:26:21 AM
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nope just a ps4 for me

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Sir Dan
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:43:51 AM
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PS4 only. I am very loyal to Sony for all they have done to entertain me from PS1-3. However, I have never bought any of them day one. The PS4 will be my first day one console purchase. As of today that it. If the price is as ridiculous as PS3 was day one, that will change.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 9:13:19 AM
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As of now, I'll probably get both consoles, though not right away. I currently own a 360 and PS3 and have been happy with them both. With the somewhat hefty game backlog I have, I'm in no hurry to drop a few hundred $ on a new console when I have a good number of hours of entertainment left on existing hardware.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 9:31:52 AM
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I will be going with the PS4 and the WiiU for the next gen. I will never buy another Xbox. Really excited for the next gen with the PS4 and WiiU.

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Saber1989
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 9:36:46 AM
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I'll wait on the PS4, as a future developer, my focus is on mobile games and the OUYA.
If Sony opens up the PSN for Indie development like Microsoft did, then that would tempt me to buy the PS4 more, but like this past generation, it was easier to make a PC game that was easily port to XBLA. So my hope is Sony will do something similar for this generation.

I loved my PS3 but there was limited opportunity for me to make games for the PSN than it was for XBLA

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Ignitus
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:48:27 PM

Out of curiosity, What games did you do?

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:00:48 PM

@Saber,

I have an Ouya on pre-order. It looks like a pretty cool little box!

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wackazoa
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 11:18:57 AM
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I'll get a console to play the AAA console games. I honestly dont know which I'll get PS4 or Xbox since the PS4 is not BC there is no need for me to get solely on brand. I'll still have my PS3 which is only about a year old so I should be good for Sony exclusives.

I'll get a PC for games that you dont get on consoles. RTS games and such. Honestly dont know if anyone plays PC games but Crusader Kings 2 for PC is one awesome RTS.

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Axe99
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 8:41:24 PM

Paradox Interactive Grand Strategy games FTW! Haven't got around to CK2 yet, but given EU3 and HoI3 a floggin'.

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Comic Shaman
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:42:55 PM
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Microsoft would have to make some significant changes in direction in order to attract me. I'm not interested in their lineup of exclusives for the most part, don't care about online gaming or anything that XLive offers, and the Kinect holds no fascination for me.

It may be premature to say that I'm not interested in their new system before I see what it is, but based on their past record I'd say the chances are slim. And at the very least I'd see what happens in the market for at least a year, in case we have another technical disaster in the new system.

Besides, since I'll probably end up leaving my PS3 hooked up for quite a while even after getting a PS4, that's already one more console going than I usually have. So... not likely.

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Ignitus
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:56:46 PM
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I will take a wait and see aproach. Right now the PS4 looks prety good.

Also I'm getting interested on steam. I'm getting tired that games consoles can't play previous generation games. And if we are going to full digital, the steam sales are incredible. A few days ago, Darksiders II was like $7.00. That's something I would pay for only digital games, not the $20-$60 range that is common on game consoles.

But most likely will happen the same thing like this generation and I will end up buying both.

Let's see what happens.

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telly
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 1:10:19 PM
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It's strange, because i've really enjoyed owning both a PS3 and 360 this gen, but right now it's hard to see dual platform ownership making sense next gen. I bought a PS3 first in early 2008, because I was a big PlayStation fan and was very eager for both GTA4 and Metal Gear Solid 4. I knew plenty of other exclusives I wanted were en route as well. A year or so later, I picked up a 360 thanks to some very cool exclusives, better versions of many third party games, and a downright excellent online ecosystem. On top of all that, some out of town friends had 360s, and co-oping through some games was a nice way to stay in touch.

My, what a difference five years makes. Gears of War and Halo, two great reason to own 360, are indeed getting played out, especially the latter. Halo 4 is an extremely well-made game that plays so similarly to its predecessors I flashed back to how bored I was back in the Halo TWO days. And here I am, still shooting away at these ridiculous purple aliens and their big dumb purple ships, taking tons of fire and standing behind pillars while my shields regenerate. Ugh. $60 to see what's happening with the story each time out is one thing. Am I really going to also plunk down $400-odd dollars to play more Halo every two years? I doubt it.

I was a HUGE fan of the first Gears of War, and both of its sequels were excellent as well. But I fear Microsoft and Epic intends to "Halo" the series -- keep doing what fans already love, and don't risk alienating fans with innovation. Do I need to keep playing the same series over and over and over and over again? The war with the locust is over. The gameplay has been perfected, and is very well-worn at this point. Perhaps there will be narrative and gameplay innovations to justify staying with this series, but right now it just looks like a series that had an excellent run, has run its course, and is doomed to retread the same ground (and gameplay) that I've already played the hell out of. I hope Epic finds a way to keep it innovative and interesting, but I'm skeptical.

Right now, signs suggest third party games will be identical on both systems. Presumably, both systems will excellent, and very nearly identical, online support, including online stores. Exclusives are a vanishing species -- Bungie's next game will be multiplat! -- though I'm much more optimistic about Sony's exclusive content over the next few years than Microsoft's.

Does any of this sound like a compelling argument for owning two systems next gen? A huge caveat for this, of course, is that we just don't know what Microsoft is planning right now. There could be a slew of amazing exclusive games and features on the system that justify the price of admission. But right now, a deep dive on one system -- most like the PS4 -- makes the most sense, in my eyes.

It's not even a money issue for me -- I'm a gainfully employed adult, and I can come up with a few hundred dollars for my toys :) -- as much as a time issue. Good lord, I don't have enough time for everything. In the next five years, I'm going to get married, have a kid or two, buy a house, continue singing in a band, hopefully take some major strides in my career that will lead to more work and responsibility,and I'll still have all my other interests as well. Video games will always be important to me, but my precious gaming hours are only going to dwindle. If the system's are as similar as I suspect they will be, sticking to one primary console is just going to make the most sense.

I'll cough up cash for both if they're both truly compelling in unique ways. But as it stands now, I'm just not sure that's going to happen.

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Robochic
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 2:05:54 PM
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i've always owed multi consoles in this house but we have sold everything but the PS3 honestly i really have no time or money for more than one console i even soold my 3DS i really didn't want too but it was colleting dust not cause of lack of games but i have a special needs child and have alot of expenses so now PS3 is are only console and i'm happy with that it's really good for our son as well he wasn't able to use the Wii but the PS3 has improved his cordination so yes i'll be getting the PS4 sometime will it be release date unsure at this time but one day i will have it :)

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photo K
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 5:41:39 PM
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I always stay with the Playstation. Its too bad that the PS4 won't be backwards compatible. I'll have to keep both my PS3 and PS4 on the rack which leaves no room for an Xbox.

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Darwin1967
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 9:31:25 PM
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Being that I live near Redmond and have watched M$ import their workforce while displacing locals and have seen them obliterate the town I once loved....nope, MS does not get my business.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 3:22:55 AM
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I don't see myself wanting the next XBox, but I have to say that anything is possible. Judging by how the 360 started, I have to say that I'd probably pass on it if it does go that way. Now if it goes by how their pattern of OS reliability is, it might be a nice console, but I don't see it beating the PS4 out. By the pattern statement, I mean that they do well, create crap, do better, make crap ect ect... the first XBox was alright, the 360 was ingulfed by so much horrible genericly rehashed garbage, then maybe the next will be better again? I really doubt it will be like that, though lol

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berserk
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 3:03:04 PM
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I always end up with 2 ( sometime more ) console of the same generation . Just not right from the start .I always wait for a price drop or two and make sure the other console ( the nex xbox in that case ) have enough exclusive i want to be worth it .

I ll buy the ps4 day one and the xbox gonna wait a year or 2 ( really doubt it will have much exclusive worth my time compare to the ps4 ) .


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jugheadjones
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 2:08:46 PM
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I haven't owned an XBOX to this point. They would have to come up with something really cool and unique for me to buy one now.

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