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