Presumably, the PlayStation 4 will launch later this year. A great many are anxiously anticipating its arrival.

But of course, all consumers must prioritize; all must say to themselves, "Okay, it has to have this and this or I'm not buying it on day one." So above all else, what is the one feature that will force your hand come launch? What is the one thing that will make you say, "Yeah, you know, I just can't wait"?

Interestingly enough, for maybe the first time in the PlayStation's history, "potential" may not be on everyone's lips. While developers will certainly grow more comfortable with the architecture as time goes on, the ease with which designers have taken to this new familiar hardware negates huge future leaps. Then again, maybe you're waiting for specific games to arrive…specific exclusives, perhaps? Ah, but what if some of those are available on launch day? We know Killzone: Shadow Fall is one and what if inFamous: Second Son is another? If Uncharted 4 showed up, holy crap, game over. Everybody will want a PS4 immediately.

But maybe you're more interested in another feature – or set of features – the PS4 boasts. We're hearing an awful lot about the greatness of the Dual Shock 4, for example, and you might be all sorts of psyched for that upgrade. Personally, I don't care much about the features revolving around multiplayer or social media, but I know I'm probably in the minority.

What about you?

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frylock25
frylock25
7 years ago

games. bad ass games. and it would need to be like 20 games in the first 6-9 months and not dry up like the vita did. all 20 games better be like 8s and 9s if not 10s. even then it would depend on the price.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
7 years ago

a fair reasonable price. and Uncharted 4. sold.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
7 years ago

I want more stealth game or horror game, because we dont had enough in this gen…

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
7 years ago

Games, Killzone 4 and Knack for starters. Uncharted 4 would be a dream. I don't care about price as I am impressed with what I have seen so far. There is just a whole lot to be happy about with the PS4. The Playstation Cloud has my full attention. It's going to be a very tough wait.

Cuetes
Cuetes
7 years ago

I've been ready for years, I don't care about all the bull, just give me the damn thing already. Hell, if they sold it tommorow I'd be there cause I love to GAME!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
7 years ago

Well, where ever Gran Turismo 6 goes will dictate how soon I purchase a PS4.

Gran Turismo games are huge for me and I play each title for about two years.

daus26
daus26
7 years ago

I am in the same boat as maxpontiac.

Also, if there are reports that those jaguar chips will operate at a low enough temperature, it would be a huge plus for me. I'm still mad about my original 60gb dying out. I take care of my stuff, but that thing had no hope. The PS4 better not generate too much heat. I want a console that I can comfortably play in the summer, without hearing a fighter plane inside it.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
7 years ago

Yeah daus26, it's the truth. Some of the members of GTPlanet don't like how GT6 is looking to be a PS3 game, but it makes sense.

butcherknife
butcherknife
7 years ago

Games. Killzone, Drive Club, and Watch Dogs…and hopefully InFamous. The DualShock 4 looks perfect. Beyond that, I am wondering if Killzone will incorporate the light bar on the DualShock 4 for aiming. I could see it being used for precise and quick aiming. When aiming with the Move on the PS3, it immediately occurred to me that the best console set-up may be the dual analog sticks along with the Move. Rather than the Move replacing the right analog stick.

WARxWOLF
WARxWOLF
7 years ago

TEKKEN 7 🙂

Ninja_WafflesXD
Ninja_WafflesXD
7 years ago

Same 🙂 A new Tekken would be awesome, but Infamous: Second Son and Watch Dogs are good enough reasons.
Throw in a promising JRPG in there however (FF Versus…where for art thou?!), and I'm sold 😀

Yukian
Yukian
7 years ago

Games and price are priority. If there's not enough enticing games or an affordable price ($300-$500) then it'll take back seat for sure.

Another thing that makes me wait is the reliability of the console. Don't get me wrong, I trust Sony to deliver at least a competent machine but I try to stay away from launch consoles until I see that there are no problem emerging since that happened to some PS3 includng my Gunmetal fatty and it wasn't even a launch one.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
7 years ago

If my friends buy it on Day 1, so will I.

I'm already sold on Killzone Shadow Fall, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub, Watch Dogs, Destiny and The Witness. Thing is, I can wait for those games to drop in price, along with the console.

The only absolute thing that would make me run out and buy one on release is if ALL of my friends get one too. I like my games, but I'm not THAT obsessed with them!

I feel this way cos my PS3 and 360 already give me everything I need from home entertainment, and I'll need to see something as revolutionary and awesome as Uncharted 2 or Heavy Rain before investing in new hardware.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

The fact that it exists. I've been loyal to Sony since 1996 and I don't see that changing as long as they're in the gaming business.

Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
7 years ago

1313

OR Arkham City sequel.


Last edited by Norrin Radd on 2/27/2013 11:22:19 PM

pavlovic
pavlovic
7 years ago

I'sold. Day 1 purchase. InFamous and Killzone is more than enough

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
7 years ago

Nothing. Mainly because like the past consoles on their first official releases, they tend to have hardware or even software issues which I'd rather avoid. I predict the same kind of thing with the first PS4 model.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

The system itself.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
7 years ago

But…a box is a box…why do you need the box, are not the screenshots and cloud services sufficient?

Axe99
Axe99
7 years ago

Well, I think you can relax then Tequila, as I'd say there's a pretty high chance you'll get to see the actual system before it hits stores or, at the very least, in the stores themselves before purchase :).

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

I think it would have to be… Everything. I wasn't ready for the next gen because i thought the ps3 still had me satisfied. After the reveal i can safely say im ready for the next gen. Bring it on.

Vitron
Vitron
7 years ago

Games, a pretty damn good JRPG especially.. 🙂

Vitron
Vitron
7 years ago

And with a job system, I'm a sucker for those. XD

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
7 years ago

I'm pretty pumped for I:SS and Watch Dogs. If those two are launch titles, that should be enough to last me until more games come out. So I'm not super worried about the lineup.

Price is a concern as is the UI scheme and control setup. I'm a little concerned about the touchpad on the DS4 and am super worried that Somy will try to push Move support as a standard feature like they tried with the Sixth Axis. I'm generally not an early adopter, but if those concerns prove unfounded and the price is reasonable, I might make an exception in this case.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

The system itswlf has sold me on it. Ill be getting it as soon as possible for that reason. Plus the launch lineup looks good to great at this point.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

They don't need to do much of anything to get me to buy it. Day one? Well, that will take convincing.

I got PS3 day one, and I ended up spending a majority of my first year playing PS2 games.

For a D1P for me…. we'd be looking at something incredible…

Like… an FF7 remake.

lol, in other words, I probably won't be getting it day one.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Im the opposite. I got the PS3 bout a month after release, and I finished GoW2 and never looked back. I used to be good at keeping up with my backlog. Now days, im actually a few great games behind, but I plan on getting the PS4 on day one.

gumbi
gumbi
7 years ago

I'm more or less sold already. I keep telling myself I'm not going to buy a launch console again… but then I keep doing it anyway.

In the unlikely event that I'm sitting on the fence when it launches, Last Guardian would seal the deal.

txgamer
txgamer
7 years ago

I think a good RPG and Watch Dogs. That said, I plan to purchase a PS4 on launch day.

ART359
ART359
7 years ago

Nothing really needs to entice me. I will be purchasing it (pre-ordering if possible) launch day regardless of lack of games. I did it for the PS2, PSP, PS3, and PS Vita. I'm not going to break my tradition now. 🙂


Last edited by ART359 on 2/28/2013 12:34:32 AM

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
7 years ago

What do i want? I want to see one that's available in the store. Too many are going to be snatched up to go on ebay as an opportunistic money grab.

kraygen
kraygen
7 years ago

I'm more likely to wait for a special edition that comes with special features or a game I really want. If however it releases with a special edition, game included at a $300 price point I'd be up for it.

Honestly though I see the ps4 as more of a ps3.5 than a huge leap to a new generation. Not that, that's necessarily bad, but if it's another $500 console, I'll wait.

Weaverpsu
Weaverpsu
7 years ago

A football game other than Madden! 2k14 or Gameday

Victor321
Victor321
7 years ago

Aside from some great answers I've read from my fellow peers, for me it's finishing my back catalogue of PS3 games hahaha

Eternal Sonata, The MGS HD Collection and Valkryia Chronicles anyone?

Vitron
Vitron
7 years ago

mmm.. hmmm… *nods*

Kiryu
Kiryu
7 years ago

Playing a game even while downloading it, sold me on the PS4!

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

I really wonder how that works.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Well, since this machine is pretty much exactly how I would have designed a console was I given the chance, I can't say anything else than that I am totally sold on this system. I feel pure love.

For me it is the potential more than the launch titles. I really think this machine has a ridiculously high potential of serving games that is a perfect match to my gaming preferences, and for me that is the very definition of a good console.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/28/2013 3:19:28 AM

PSN French
PSN French
7 years ago

Watch Dogs… done!! If the base model is under $400 I'm waiting in line on launch day.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Agreed. Watch Dogs is my *clear* favourite of the titles we know so far.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/28/2013 6:41:35 AM

Ludakriss
Ludakriss
7 years ago

IF, sony didn't monitor your every move,

IF the internet connectivity "really" proves not to be necessary ALL THE TIME, without some penalty,

IF they don't enforce the "pay-for-what-you-already-own" strategy and actually LET me play games I already HAVE for FREE(won't happen because they won't play CDs=no PS1 replay),

IF there isn't ever another "on disc" LOCKED content…

A.K.A. I shall dream on xDDDD

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
7 years ago

Sony monitor your every move? I think there is one thing that the PSN hack proved beyond a shred of doubt is it that if Sony can't implement sufficient tracking and logging to have a working early warning system to detect intruders in their proprietary network before they get to the user databases, they sure as hell can't effectively track 77+ million PSN users.

Ludakriss
Ludakriss
7 years ago

Highlander,from your previous posts I can assume you have some, if not a lot, tech knowledge.

That's fine if you think that they can't do that. But, when a console has more Ram than an average PC it shows a company's effort, determination and how deep the pockets are for Sony.

If they can have a beast of a machine, I think their network capabilities may have improved some too.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

I think it's paranoia.

I'm not so daft to think I have or do anything of interest to a corporation, unless I'm just a stat among millions of stats that contribute to a bigger picture.

And if that's the case, then by all means! Track away! I hope they do understand my purchasing habits. Then they'll deliver content I will buy!

___________
___________
7 years ago

dude, the ps4 has a HALF of the RAM of a average PC!
hell, not even that!
the cheap crappy 13 inch HP work supplied for me cost them 400 bucks and that has 24GBs of RAM in it!
not to mention the laptop i use for my programming course has 32GB, and that only cost me 1000 bucks a year and a half ago!

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
7 years ago

I'll be waiting till after i play the The Last Guardian on PS3.

Crabba
Crabba
7 years ago

More powerful GPU & CPU, Uncharted 4 and Kara = sold!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
7 years ago

PowerXCell8i, 4GB/8GB of XDR or DDR5 plus an un-gimped Kepler please.

Fane1024
Fane1024
7 years ago

…and BC for all my PSN games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Good price and a JRPG, preferably FFVersus.