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Will Hardcore Gamers Keep Purchasing Multiple Consoles?

For the most part, if you consider yourself a legitimate hardcore gamer and you love video games, you should probably own more than one console in any given generation.

Nintendo just lost me some time back, so they've been out of the equation since the N64 days. But I got the Dreamcast when I had the PlayStation, and I had the PS2 and Xbox and currently use the PS3/360 combo. Granted, I have always used the PlayStation systems far more often, but that's simply because Sony has excelled in the realm of exclusive software. It also helped that most all RPGs I wanted were on the first two PlayStation machines.

But will the hardcore group continue this approach in the new generation? Will most of those who label themselves "avid gamers" own both the PS4 and Xbox 720? I suppose many will get the Wii U and pick up either the PS4 or 720 at some point. That being said, if the new systems are pretty expensive and you find your available time dwindling, won't you just have to pick a side and go with it? Or are you just convinced that there will be exclusive titles for all available consoles that you'll just have to play? There's the argument that multiplatform efforts are better on one or the other machine but that debate typically dwindles as a generation wears on.

So what are your plans when the new era rolls around? Will you maintain the multiple console approach? Or are you thinking you'll just pick a horse and stick with it, as you spend most of your time with one or the other platform, anyway?

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

10/7/2012 9:56:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (80 posts)

cLoudou
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:17:42 PM
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Its more fun to pick sides. Team Sony!

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:51:55 AM

Halo is great though. It's better to be on both sides.

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Veitsknight
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 6:53:01 AM

If there is gona be sides, It would be much better for Halo to stay on the Xbox. Exclusives are good.

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556pineapple
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:20:07 PM
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I'll stick with Sony for sure, but if other consoles have enough must-have games, I'll get them too.

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playaplus
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:44:57 PM
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when I have money throw away, it is most likely at another console. ps3 is my primary console, I've had a wii...mostly played mario land 3 on there lol...and I had 360...mainly because tekken 6 on ps3 was starting to bore me lol but saw alot more grabbing on 360...grabbing no countering... Yea so most likely i'll get wii u next year.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:48:34 PM
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I havnt needed to own multiple consoles ever. Especially since the PS1. Ive gotten all the games I really wanted to play so...

With that said Im fairly certain I'll own just a Sony console. Not because I'm
A fan boy but let's be honest. We all know where the majority of first part exclusives are. And I can play any third party game all the same so...

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Jawknee
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:10:59 PM
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As long as Sony and Nintendo continue to make exclusives of course I'll invest in both consoles/handhelds.

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ZenChichiri
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 6:26:00 AM

Pretty much my variety of consoles as well. Scrapping Microsoft this gen and sticking with Sony and Nintendo consoles and handhelds.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:18:22 PM
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I didn't get a 360 because of the shoddy hardware, and now even before 720 comes off the assembly line we have news that the majority of the processors are duds. That doesn't bode well for the final product so I'll just stick with Sony as it is always quality hardware.

The best reason to own an xbox is the games are cheaper because MS pays to overship them so there are always too many out there. I'm just hoping PS4 doesn't get the short end of the stick on multiplats again.

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ohmikkie
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:48:45 AM

XBox cheaper? really. Did not know that (I'm UK based).

On topic: As usual my choice will always be Sony first. Most of my game-play has been on the PS3; I only got the XBOX for GeOW saga and Mass Effect and now the first Mass Effect is coming out for the PS. Gr8.

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Excelsior1
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:06:29 AM

If the PS4 gets the short end on multiplats this gamer is going to explode!!! That is something I am just fed up with.Playing the inferior version on the superior system is whack. The VAST majority of games are multiplat titles and lets face it Sony fans got the shaft early on bad and it still continue to this day(although to a lesser degree). I would like to able to play a Bethesda game that works on a Sony platform someday!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:03:39 PM

The games retail on day 1 at the same price of course, but if you price match new versions of the games a couple months later on ebay or amazon or glyde the 360 version is always cheaper. And if you have a bargain bin nearby it's always 90% 360 games.

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SaiyanSempai
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:25:54 PM
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I've been extremely happy with only a PS3 and definitely plan to get the next Playstation. That's a definite must. If the other consoles have anything worthwhile then I may pick one or both of them up too, but they are going to have to bring it. Only one game that I want just isn't enough to justify the price of the console for me, although one day I would still really like to play Lost Odyssey.

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Knightzane
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:36:46 PM
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When it comes to nintendo, i refuse to buy another console from them till its called "Gamecube 2" Did not like the wii and i do not like the lame controller for the wii u. The zombie U looks awesome, but its not nearly enough to convince me to buy the..wii u... As for the new xbox, i dont mind the xbox i really dont but i do have something against MS and i refuse to hand out my monies for them to take and bribe more people.

Im a gamer, but i also see video games as a source of someones story coming to life in an interactive way. Sony delivers that better than any other company so i really don't have a need for any other console.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 2:15:24 AM

I've spent time with the Wii U. It's better than you think.

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daus26
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:36:25 AM

In what ways Jawknee?

If the Wii U ever gets cheap, I'm going to consider buying it. Main reason (other than offline co-op without worrying about split-screen) is because I want to have a lot of the N64 classics, as well as some SNES classics like Donkey Kong. I'm a big DK fan, but it's a shame Nintendo only really cares about Mario and Zelda. And no, a side scrolling DKC Returns doesn't count. I just want to see another 3D adventure from Donkey Kong and even Banjo. *sigh* the good old Rare days.

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:47:52 AM

So is Salmonella food poisoning Jawknee, but you won't catch me trying to spend time with that...

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:35:56 PM

Well the WiiU has great a GPU, I think better than the PS3, not entirely sure. But it boils down to the person's games preferences.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:36:11 PM

C'mon Highlander. That's silly anogolgy and you know it. You just admitted you hate the console before even giving it a chance. Nothing wrong with enjoying more than just Sony consoles. Nintendo has just as much to offer to those who are willing to get over their bias and give them a chance.

Daus, it turns your TV into an HD DS. Having a second screen opens up many gameplay possibilities for multilayer. It allows you have have all your mini maps and menus on the controller instead of the TV screen. The graphics are pretty. Never seen Mario look so crisp and colorful before. Being able to point the Wii U game pad at the TV screen like its your sniper scope in full panorama was quite cool as well. There's a lot that can be done with it and I imaging that Nintendo will take full advantage of it before long.

Nothing wrong with enjoying more than just Sony consoles. Nintendo has just as much to offer to those who are willing to get over their bias and give them a chance.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:05:00 PM

Jawknee I applaud your defense of Nintendo in this harsh environment :)

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:18:00 PM

WiiU is nothing but a souped up Wii with a hand held dumb terminal. Why should I be impressed by it?

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:32:22 PM

No one is impressed by what they have not yet tried. It's more than a souped-up Wii but you wouldn't know that since your bias stops you from even giving it a fair shake.

@World, Thanks. :)

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 2:22:37 PM

My bias? My bias didn't stop me from trying to find out about the hardware inside the thing. It's not like I need to do a lot of in depth investigation to figure out what games will be on it - Mario, Zelda, DK, Metroid,...

What is there to try? I don't like the standard Nintendo game franchises, and I think that Nintendo stopped really putting out world class hardware with the N64. The Wii was a great idea, an affordable game system with a motion capture gimmick so simple that parents and grand parents could make it work. But I'm a gamer, and that doesn't impress me. Nothing about the WiiU impresses me. the controller looks like a lump of white plastic with a screen embedded in it, it could have been designed by the folks behind the LeapFrog educational toys, it's not a device aimed at me, the gamer. It's not even any use without the WiiU console. When it came to the 3DS, Nintendo didn't even consider a second joystick, they were too busy playing with parallax lenses, and had to rush out a botch to add one.

Sorry, but Nintendo doesn't interest me either from the point of view of games or hardware, they never have. the closes they've come in 20 years was the Star Wars games on the N64.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 3:11:04 PM

Oooooooh, I see now. You're a real gamer. So those of us who like what Nintendo has to offer aren't. Gotcha. I'm glad to know that that's the standard for being a true gamer. That about right? Only those who worship Sony can be true gamers. Yea, No.Bias.At.All.

Lol, you know for a grown man you sure like to make childish arguments. "I'm a real gamer, because I hate Nintendo, drrrr"

Grow up.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:10:01 PM

to Highlanders 1st reply, being "picking" u get it.

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:15:17 PM

Did you read anything I wrote, or are you just going to dismiss me with "grow up"?

Yes, I think Nintendo focuses on kids and their parents and grand parents to the exclusion of core gamers. Do I think that means that anyone that likes those games are childish? No, of course not, otherwise liking games like R&C would be just as childish.

Other than that WiiU remains technologically unimpressive, the tablet controller is feature poor and relatively expensive to make. Given the price constraints that Nintendo works to, that means that the rest of the console is little more than an evolution of the Wii itself to support HD resolution. Not exactly a revolutionary device eh?

Funny though that you tell me to 'grow up' when people have been telling Nintendo to 'grow up' and go beyond their tired old franchises for years and years now. Nintendo has steadfastly refused to do so.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:48:28 PM

Yes I read your points and I've heard it all before. I apologized for being rudely dismissive before. It just gets old man. You don't seem to like anyone tech company outside your android phone and Sony. You hate, Apple, you hate MS, you hate Nintendo, and you go to extremes like comparing them to an illness. Why can't shouldn't I come to the conclusion that you old an extreme bias?

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Jawknee
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 5:00:30 PM

Apologize*

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 5:01:17 PM

I'd have a far more positive view on Nintendo if they would break free from their ancient franchises. Though I still have my doubts about their technology. Apple I dislike (and always have) because they overcharge and under deliver and everyone loves them for it. It's a triumph of style over function in my opinion. Microsoft I learned to dislike over two decades working with them and their products in various capacities. I find them to be extremely predatory and a destructive influence in the video games market. Android is an open platform, I happen to love Motorola phones because they are so solid, and always have been as far back as my first Startac phone.

I wasn't aware that the use of exaggerated comparisons was evidence of hatred.

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:29:42 PM

All I expect and want from Wii U are quality Mario, Zelda, and Metroid titles, including also an occasional offshoot, maybe Pikmin. I also feel some excitement regarding nintendo's Monolith aquisition, so I'm sure something great will come by way of Xeno-RPG's and jRPG's, like Dragon Warrior, in general. And of course there's those curious surprises like Bayonetta 2 and NG3 Razor's Edge (better come to PS3 in some shape of form)

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:30:37 PM

oh, and for heaven's sake, please renew Wave Race and F-Zero for Wii U as well =)

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:40:24 PM

Sorry, trailing thoughts... My friend tried Zombie U at PAX and thought it was nothing special, including also the grpahics. He said some of the character models looked disappointingly not very detailed, too, maybe cuz it was early, i dunno

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 8:08:27 PM

oh, and concerning what World said, Jawknee. Do you also hang out at like a NESextreme site where you guys talk Nintendo, and it's all inverted from PSXe. There's a moderator named Dan D. who misses the days of top down adventures and thinks Zelda is a masterpiece. Or a guy named WorldEndsWithYou who loves playing crappy games from used bins? or a cranky dude who hates Sony's business practices and thinks half the stuff Sony produces are murder simulators that feed our degenerative youth, to line their pockets through unethical entertainment?

You know, like Twilight Zone stuff =p
.. no really, I'm sort of curious =)

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 8:17:22 AM

Ha Temji, no NESextremeish sites. There's one site that I visit occasionally because they're pretty good at posting news but unfortanantly they are heavy on the trolls. The community flat out sucks. Ben and Co have achieved something quite rare here. Great news and a great community.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:01:28 AM
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With the consoles going closer together apart from playstation there's no need. I'm fine with a PC and a ps3 right now actually. Let alone a new generation which will probably have developers further downsizing and consolidating, with the same games going on every system from 3rd parties... Hurting and hampering creativity and development...

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Gamer46
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:08:49 AM
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I'll probably end up with all the consoles again at some point but the only one I know I'll get early is PS4. As a long time Nintendo gamer it took me a while to make the jump over to the PS bandwagon, but ever since I hopped on when I bought my PS2 in May '03, I haven't been disappoitned.

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DazeOfWar
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:32:26 AM
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This next generation of systems will actually most likely be the first I sit out of the day one purchase. I'm just to overloaded and backlogged I really don't care about a new system. I also have really been getting into the PC scene and it'll be cheaper for me to upgrade my graphics card when need be than to buy a new system.

I have plenty to play on my PS3, Vita, and PC for quite a while and it won't hurt me to sit out at least a year before buying a new system. When I do it will most likely only be Sony too.

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chilker
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:44:55 AM

I absolutely agree with you! I've just got too many games to catch up on, and too little time to catch up! This generation of games has been great to me. Eventually, I'll probably make the jump to PS4, but the PS3 has been great to me, and there's still a ton left for me to beat.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:51:03 AM
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I don't consider myself a hardcore gamer, even though I have a Ps3, Xbox360 and a PSVita. Most of my games are on my Ps3. I mostly play Ps3, followed by Xbox 360 then my PSVita. The reason I got my Xbox360 was for the apps, I love most of the apps, VEVO, HBOGO, etc. I have to admit though, im excited for Forza Horizon.

I like my Xbox360 enough to warrant me an Xbox720 purchase. I don't ever see me buying a Nintendo console though.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:53:33 AM
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With the sheer volume of quality games being released there days I don't understand how anyone have the *time* for more than one console. Who cares if you miss a couple of exclusives on another platform... When there is a huge stack of stellar games on your platform waiting to be played.

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ulsterscot
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 3:25:14 AM
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Whilst Sony and the PS3 have my loyalty as the first console I bought since the Atari 2600 - and is the console of choice for my buddies for COD - as long as Gears and Halo are on the Xbox - ill likely buy it too.

The great thing about having 2 consoles when your in your 40s and lazy is that you can swap between 2 games without have to get up off the couch

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:00:13 AM

Fair enough!

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:00:47 PM

That's a big open gap that should of been explored more.

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jugheadjones
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 3:35:26 AM
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I don't buy for "sides" sake. I have a lot of different consoles (including handheld) because they all offer something a little different and I love the tech. When they come out, I will see what they are all about and buy whatever catches my eye. I am incredibly loyal to Sony because I have been buying Sony products since the early 70s. My turntable, which was my first Sony buy, still plays records with flawless sound to this day. It doesn't affect the way I feel about other companies. They are all fine products and their fans love them. I just love Sony. It won't stop me from buying a WiiU. It looks awesome. I already picked up the 3DSXL to compliment my 3DS. They're really fun to use and work great. I guess my buying habits won't really change is what I'm saying, to make a long story short. Too late for that, huh? LOL

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___________
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 3:37:17 AM
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of course they will!
simple matter of the fact is every system will always have titles exclusive to it, and people will always have conflicting consoles so there forced to own at least two.
hell im just buying the wiiu so i can play zombie u!
yes im that freaking desperate for a survival horror game!

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:01:09 AM

I don't need two consoles, so I will in fact only be purchasing one next go round, as I always have.

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___________
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 5:41:47 AM

then you will be missing some of the best games of that generation.

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:55:04 PM

And I won't argue that cus it's true, but I've never gone out and bought a console for 4 maybe 5 exclusives I couldn't play that I may or may not end up liking.. That's just not a worthy investment for me.

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___________
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 6:16:38 AM

thats what rental services are for.
rent the console, rent the game then you will know if you want to buy them or not.

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Zeronoz
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 4:04:28 AM
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I think Sony`s 2015 plan is a survey of some sort...Its possible that Sony understands (and I use the word very loosely) that a new generation console is not what we, gamers, need.

I really wish PS4 wont be coming in another 5-10 years; seriously, what new feature could a new generation console possibly bring in? I`m not in the "I WANT A PHOTOREALISTIC UBER MAXIMUM HIGH GRAPHICS" group of gamers. Give me P4 HD with extra contents and I'm the happiest gamer alive!

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Ludakriss
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 5:16:22 AM
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Never understood this.

And the opening statement better be an opinion xD

Always stuck with playstation. Yes. I had a great time with the Heavenly Sword. Apart from that. FUCK ALL RPGs.

So. Next gen? Nope. I'll stick with my two girlfriends - Mrs Left & Mrs Right.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 6:17:47 AM

Heavenly Sword is not a RPG?

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Ludakriss
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:43:25 AM

Yeah, the sentence could've made more sense.

Games. This generation. Are. Garbage. The SPARK that you'd feel in PS2 days - GONE.

That's all.

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:42:19 AM

So, someone with a ludicrous screen name makes a ludicrous statement claiming that all games this generation are garbage. A claim that is demonstrably incorrect. Shocking.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:54:37 PM

too many errors.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:59:28 PM

None of that made any sense.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 2:04:26 PM

I want what you're smoking.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 5:45:31 PM

Leave our kind alone!

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:32:23 PM

If you were trying to quote Pink Floyd, me thinks you flubbed that line.

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ZenChichiri
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 6:23:29 AM
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As long as there are diverse games on each, then I definitely will. So far it's looking like PS4/WiiU for me, and definitely both the handhelds (of which I already have).

As much as people give Nintendo a bad reputation for utilizing the same IPs, they're still quite fun, and they have potential as long as they're changed a bit and made better. A perfect example of this would be Metroid's transition to 3D. Amazingly done. They need to revolutionize their series more, but I have faith that they can pull it off for the WiiU.

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drortego
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 8:25:56 AM
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I'll only be getting a PS4 when they do roll out. After 8 360's between me and my buddy due to RROD, Microsoft and XBOX can shove it!!

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:25:31 PM

I gotta say, for all the many console generations I've engaged, rumors always ALWAYS surfaced about new hardware being flawed and break-prone. Yet, only MS managed to produce a console that actually lived up to such fear mongering. I remember dismissing early claims of 360 RRoD problems, resolving that history was just repeating itself. But no, it was true. I really do feel apprehensive about engaging MS tech of any kind as an early adopter... not just tech, but OS's too. I won't be jumping in on WIndows 8 anytime soon ;)

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Strythe
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 3:38:28 PM

Given how horrible the Windows 8 release preview is I'll be avoiding M$ like the plague. Going on the assumption that they're unidirectional and turning to crap. Then there's the whole constant connection BS and download only games locked to one user with no local multiplayer that seems to be the common theme. I have a PS3, XB360, Wii, 3DS, Vita, and a sweet PC, but I think I need to tap out for next gen.

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slugga_status
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 9:05:18 AM
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I'll have my PS4 for sure..and wait a while to get the new xbox. Just better to have both and not miss out on those exclusives you want.

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Robochic
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 9:06:40 AM
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I've own a Ps3 and a Wii and nintendo 3DS but i think the next go around i will solely stick with one console i feel i wasted alot fo money with the Wii i did enjoy Zelda ect but we are always on the PS3 and for money sake one console is plenty of enough for us.

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deadmanwithin
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 9:44:21 AM
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Europe-based, sticking with Sony. They have the games that I enjoy playing most. The only game that interests me on the Xbox 360 is Alan Wake(the guys from Remedy know how to make quality games and Sam Lake is a great writer). I can play that on any decent Windows PC now. Lost interest in Nintendo many years ago.

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Highlander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:40:22 AM
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So, purchasing multiple consoles, does that include a PS4 for each family member?

;)

I think it comes down to this, unless you are playing games with 8 hour campaigns, or are completely besotted with a particular shooter that all your friends play, you're playing games that will consume between 30 and 100 hours before you're done with them. Unless you have more time than most, you're not going to need more than one console. Looking at my game collection and the stack of games I still have to play, I can't imagine having two consoles each with their own backlog. I'll be sticking to one console - assuming that Sony get it right and don't go all brain dead on the world by announcing a x86 console that's only 1 step removed from a bog standard Wintel box.

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playstation usa
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 8:02:27 PM

I agree with you 100% Highlander...!!!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:52:52 PM
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I have never seen the need for multiple consoles. The PS3 has done well enough for me this gen. I only got a Wii recently as it was cheaper than the price of a standard retail game. But I never felt the need for all 3 consoles and I like to think of myself as someone who has a wide experience with games. As long as the PS3/4 has all the titles I want to enjoy I'l stay happy with it.

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:55:05 PM
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Not just as a collector, but as a regular gamer too, I'd get all 3 systems.

With that said(and I can find another job), the PS4 would absolutely be a "must buy" for this almost 60 year old fan-man.

But the other 2 systems would have to wait a couple years after launch, and most probably be bought as refurbs.

BTW, good thing the Wii-U is no longer using that crazed Wii-mote or I'd never buy another one, just because I hated the damned Wimote that always had me spinning in circles, no matter what I did to adjust the sensitivity levels.
As it stands now, trying to play anything that's not regular controller-related on my Wi makes both my head spin & my stomach churn, and since there's very few games with that regular controller option(I own 2 Wii regular controllers too), I can never play on my Wii.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 2:04:46 PM

Fanmen unite!

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GuardianMode
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 3:20:53 PM
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I will stick with Sony for the next generation. With games like Uncharted,Killzone and Resistance,the is little point getting a second console.

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playstation usa
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:08:20 PM
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I really like my ps3 and vita . I would never get a x-box 360 or 720 i think its garbage ... But i really hope sony sticks with the cell processor and its backwards compatible... IF not i don't think im going to get it .. I will just keep my ps3...

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:09:00 PM
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I'll stay open to anything that captures my interests. Looking back at this current gen I like how I approached things. I started with PS3, then Wii, then 360.

I suppose things may play out the same way for me during the next-gen. That is unless something really bizarre and untraditional happens with the next-gen. I'm not sure what that'd be but it seems the climate has changed in gaming and marketing consoles.

Oh, I also don't think I'll engage in new hardware as soon. I'll probably let things shore up for a year or two or three while these platforms blossom. I'll make firm decisions then.

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Temjin001
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:21:47 PM

I still want a Vita, too, before moving onto a new console.

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playstation usa
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:56:12 PM

you should give the vta a chance .. I think you will like it . it can do so much more then just play games .. on my vita i can browse the web , net flix ,you tube .video chat on skype and more ... I really like it . It was money well spent...

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Draguss
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:54:30 PM
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I generally stick to one console, one handheld, and a decent pc. Might get a Wii U if I can afford it, supposing capcom keeps making monster hunter games for it.

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Alexeon
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 2:22:14 PM
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I'll grab a PS4 and if any exclusive RPGs convince me, I might pick up one or both of the other machines. Unlikely, though. I got a 360 for Star Ocean 4 and Infinite Undiscovery and a Wii for Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World. I think it will take more than a couple of games per console to convince me this time around, though, what with the economy and stuff.

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Ather
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 5:23:47 PM
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I'm getting the WiiU,a s thta's what the Wii should have been. Then nothing. Not unless the prices come down a lot, and if anything, prices are expected to soar (Wii U.) So no, I won't spend some $2000 for WiiU, Ps4, and XBOX 720. I'll enter contetss to win em, but I'll skip the next gen. Myabe the next next gen. Maybe the WiiU, PS3, XBOX 360 will be my last. Prices are pushing me away from video games. Not sure the logic in that, but hey, if companies can turn a profit by making new and ever more expensive systems every 5 years, more power to them. Just won't be getting my money for them.

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chuckuykendall
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 6:48:08 PM
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As long as there are exclusives, there will be me buying all consoles...

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