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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. 🙂

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Corvo
Corvo
11 years ago

Why buy an xbox when i can buy more ps4 games? 😀

PSN French
PSN French
11 years ago

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.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

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.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

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

MartyRules
MartyRules
11 years ago

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

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

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.

bentl78
bentl78
11 years ago

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

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

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.

Yukian
Yukian
11 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

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

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

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…..

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
11 years ago

Answer: Retards

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

R-word? Really?

Yukian
Yukian
11 years ago

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…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

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?

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
11 years ago

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.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

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.

Ignitus
Ignitus
11 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

me too ignitus

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

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.

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

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.

ProfPlayStation
ProfPlayStation
11 years ago

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.

Crabba
Crabba
11 years ago

Couldn't agree more!

Caanimal
Caanimal
11 years ago

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…

PC_Max
PC_Max
11 years ago

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!

Ignitus
Ignitus
11 years ago

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.

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

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.


Last edited by FatherSun on 3/12/2013 12:26:45 AM

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

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.

Dreno
Dreno
11 years ago

I know for 100% certainty that I'm getting the ps4.
The only way ill get an Xbox, is after a hefty price drop.


Last edited by Dreno on 3/12/2013 12:38:46 AM

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

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.


Last edited by wiiplay on 3/12/2013 12:39:49 AM

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

PC for me lol

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
11 years ago

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.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I don't think I could keep pace with two consoles. I'll stay with Sony and buy the PS4.

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

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.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
11 years ago

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.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

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. 🙂

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

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.


Last edited by Beamboom on 3/12/2013 2:24:56 AM

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

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)

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

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. 🙂

JROD0823
JROD0823
11 years ago

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.

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

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! ^_^

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Review will be up later.

Hand_of_Sorrow
Hand_of_Sorrow
11 years ago

in one word, no

i already have a xbox and xbox 360 collecting dust.

Hynad
Hynad
11 years ago

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…


Last edited by Hynad on 3/12/2013 3:25:02 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

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.

Ultima
Ultima
11 years ago

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.

Hynad
Hynad
11 years ago

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.


Last edited by Hynad on 3/12/2013 2:38:40 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

My ego is as large as my appreciation of coherent English

Hynad
Hynad
11 years ago

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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