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    Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    Some of us have been through all post atari console gens and at everyone there was an improvement in graphics the size of and sophistication of games...better controls,there was a variety of games unique to the current available consoles.

    indeed selecting a console was difficult if you could only have one,do i stay loyal?do i try the ps with it's less comfortable(or seemingly so) pad design,will i miss mario zelda etc,regardless of choice you were guaranteed a unique experience on any system with games that made you want to buy one of them.

    This is not the case this gen, it's 2016...er for now at least,and yet i have yet to get a next gen console,I had been waiting for the s model of either of the big 2...yes yes nintendo is also there but they are not really are an option are they?or maybe they are but more on that later.

    So now the s models are out and i'd been looking into which to get and so i'd look at price,bundles,pad designs,specs and people opinions as well any faults with the 2 devices

    what i found was that they both have been out what?four years and the library of games is...rather sparse,there are like a handfull maybe less games on either side that i would like to play unique to each system and some of them are rerelease/remasters

    I thought ah screw it what the worst than can happen i use the purchased console alternatively as a blue ray player?but then i start reading the xb1s has trouble with that hdm/r whatever it's called on paramount and universal disks...heck even normal bluerays,then the ps4s might have those issues as well and bad battery life in the pad with an on pad light you can't turn off

    there is WiiU which finally starts to look better with the other 2 having way too many shooters but it has crap 3rd party support and tendency to reuse certain chars way too much

    also that fact that half the price of the WiiU is that awful gimmick controller...that's what i read,if they would just dump it like ms did the connect,a 150-200 wii might be an ok system to get...especially since nintendo still seems to value local MP(Split screen)

    finally do i even need a new console? my new rig which i finally got a while back has an I5 3.5ghts quad core the best of it's gen and a gtx970 running on a ss drive(man it's worth it with those boot up times) , I'm thinking maybe i'll just get a steam account and game on my much more powerful pc after all i never thought steam was a bad idea as a digital platform just bs that retail copies had to be activated....
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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    I haven't bought one so far, for a few reasons.

    Firstly, I bought myself a gaming PC at the end of 2015, so there was no need for a new console. Secondly, at the beginning all of the interesting games I wanted to play also came out on PC. Thirdly, after I heard that the performance of the PS4 and Xbox One weren't that good, I said myself "soon there will be a new PS4 and a new Xbox One anyway, so there's no need to buy one now".

    And then after a few Xbox One exclusives came out, I really thought about it, but then a few months later Microsoft announced the "Xbox Play Anywhere" program. There I thought "yeah, now I can play some of the Xbox One exclusives" ... but then it got busy with my job (further training and so on) and then I couldn't play for around two months anyway. At the moment I only played Quantum Break of the exclusive titles, Forza Horizon 3 would be the next, but then I saw The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC on the Steam sale as well as Watch Dogs 2, so for now I will be busy playing these games.

    Maybe I'll buy the Xbox One Scorpio, if the reviews are good after it's out.

    And to answer your question:
    If you can play the newest games on PC with decent FPS and on graphic settings which are acceptable for you, then the only reason for a console would be games which are only available on consoles. But even if you are interested in some console titles, wait at least half a year, because some of the "console exclusives" also get a pc version at a later date. That's the reason I think that Final Fantasy XV will also get a pc release sometimes. After FF XIII and the remakes of the older titles it would be crazy if XV won't be available on PC.

    And just to make it clear, Steam is the worst gaming platform ever. The support needs a few days to answer one of your questions, the need one to two weeks to refund a game (and then they only refund it to your Steam wallet, even if you payed with Paypal - Origin for example refunds the game in a few minutes), you need an Android or iOS smartphone to install the fucking Steam app, otherwise all your trading offers will be held back and so on.
    So newer buy products directly on Steam. I'm still buying the disc versions (main reason would be because I'm a collector and it's cooler to have 100 cover boxes at home than 100 digital copies). The only games I buy on Steam are ones from the Steam sale. All of my other games are from Kinguin (you can buy Steam key's there and it's much cheaper - I got Quantum Break for example for around 10 USD).
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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    It's PC all the way for me. Yeah there are few great exclusives on both consoles (mainly PS4), but with my current financial situation it isn't possible for me to buy one. But with that said, thanks to Steam sales and such I can play so many games. But if I had the money I would buy both consoles to be able to play all awesome video games. But maybe in 10 or so years we'll be able to emulate them haha.

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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    I've pretty much given up buying consoles since buying the original Wii. Realized I was buying fewer and fewer good games per console, and with PC gaming being a thing the only reason to get most consoles is just for exclusives, which are just annoying. I'm always going to want to have a good PC anyway, so I'll just use that for gaming.

    Emulation is also a fair point, since while consoles will eventually break down and you'll lose your old games (even though my SNES is managing to hold out so far! -- the Dreamcast not so much), with emulation you can eventually -- at least in theory -- count on backing up old games you like in a much more sustainable way. Sony attempted to make the ps3 too difficult to emulate, but people have just taken that as a challenge and there has been really impressive progress made so far. (Unfortunately emulation still has a few big gaps for now, which I hope are eventually closed, but I could go on and on about it so I'll cut off here.)
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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    I have a PS4 and a X1.

    PS4 is better for games.
    X1 is better as a media device as it has much more streaming apps.
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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    Quote Originally Posted by FinalPyre View Post
    I've pretty much given up buying consoles since buying the original Wii. Realized I was buying fewer and fewer good games per console, and with PC gaming being a thing the only reason to get most consoles is just for exclusives, which are just annoying. I'm always going to want to have a good PC anyway, so I'll just use that for gaming.

    Emulation is also a fair point, since while consoles will eventually break down and you'll lose your old games (even though my SNES is managing to hold out so far! -- the Dreamcast not so much), with emulation you can eventually -- at least in theory -- count on backing up old games you like in a much more sustainable way. Sony attempted to make the ps3 too difficult to emulate, but people have just taken that as a challenge and there has been really impressive progress made so far. (Unfortunately emulation still has a few big gaps for now, which I hope are eventually closed, but I could go on and on about it so I'll cut off here.)
    Really nicely put. I've been keeping an eye on PS3 and X360 emulation (and emulation scene in general) for a long time and in recent years there's been some really huge progress. Not to mention 3DS and Wii U emulators, which will probably be in playable state very soon, which is just so awesome. Anyone here seen youtube videos of Citra's games with 3-4x times native resolution? Those games look so good on a emulator.

    Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-8VGP9s5lI

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    Re: Who here has bought/not bought a next gen console

    I pre-order Nintendo Switch bundle with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2 Switch.

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