At Generation's End: What's Your Plan?
Nothing breaks a gamer out of his or her usual habits like the onset of a new generation.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the PSXE community is the best on Earth. I've noticed lately that while some have a plan that they are putting into action others are still deciding how to handle the changeover. So maybe we can learn a thing or two from one another about our current end of generation plans. I've certainly noticed that our members have differing views on how best to make the transition.
We're pretty sure that some trade-in deals for consoles are in store so are you the type of gamer who is happy to go ahead and trade in your system early on so you can be ready to get that PS4 right out of the gate? Or do you have multiple PS3s and plan to pare down to one and let that serve as a player for all of your favorite current-gen games? Maybe you have no plans at all to relinquish your systems because the PS3 was just so good to you.
Now, what to do about all those games? Will you be a good Samaritan and hand them over to family and friends, or are you planning to sell them off to prepare for the new round of incredible gems not so far off? Maybe you are a collector of the highest order and plan to keep them all.
Perhaps selling off and trading in whatever you can find will make you feel a lot better about adopting PS Plus for the first time. You will have to have it in order to indulge in online multiplayer this time you know. I know we have many PS Plus users here including myself and we have been vocal about the multiple benefits (especially the Instant Game Collection) via the monthly free games.
If you aren't planning to jump right into the next generation what sort of plans do you have in place to keep on gaming? Maybe like me you have a tendency to buy a lot of games and the PS4 launch lineup isn't enough to make you give up a backlog that you aim to whittle away before taking the plunge.
A common pastime for PS Plus owners is to jump on every single free title just to get it in your download list. Perhaps now you hope to actually download and play some of those titles you weren't quite sure of.
I'm doing a combination of things. I'm selling off the games I'm pretty certain I won't be playing again, which will help me save up for a PS4 that I'd like to get around Christmas time. I've also got a physical and digital backlog that I hope to at least make a few dents in this summer. I have two PS3s and the possibility of trading one in for a good credit is something I'm willing to consider, but then I do like to have a backup console just in case. After all we do live in a time when an otherwise hearty console can just quit on you.
Complicating the matter is the fact that there are still some great games coming that deserve our attention like Quantic Dream's new effort Beyond: Two Souls. JRPG fanatics shouldn't sell their PS3 before getting Tales of Xillia; maybe they're also waiting on Ben's upcoming review of Time and Eternity. Then there's GTA V which could take some time to come out on next-gen platforms. -I think I'll wait to get any generation straddling games, no sense in getting the inferior copy- I've noticed that a lot of internet sales are taking place on current-gen games as well, so maybe you plan to buy up everything you missed out on and play the heck out of those games before making the transition.
I suspect most PSXE-ers will be hanging onto at least one PS3 for various reasons but you tell us, what are your end of generation plans?
Related Game(s): Beyond: Two Souls, Tales of Xillia, Time and Eternity
6/18/2013 10:06:29 PM David Nelson