Why buy this at launch?

#1Terribletruth69Posted 8/18/2013 8:02:22 AM
This applies to all consoles, not just the x1.

What benefit is there to buy a console at launch? You pay full price, no bonus games or other accessories, no limited edition versions, usually bugs, few games to choose from, etc. This is assuming you can even get one at launch.

If you wait, you get to see which console you like more, which has better exclusives, possible discounts, possible package deals, limited editions, most bugs fixed, more games, etc.

I'm going to stick with my 360 for awhile, then decide whether or not to buy a X1 or a PS4. I've never bought a console at launch so why do people buy consoles at launch?
#2Xbox4everPosted 8/18/2013 8:04:52 AM
Why buy at launch? Because I want to.

/thread :)

Seriously though, it's because I really want to play the launch games in this case. If the launch titles were similar to last generation, I would wait.
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#3RebelGameMasterPosted 8/18/2013 8:07:27 AM
Because I'm compensating for something. Being able to say, "I got the Xbone before most other people" will drown out memories of what the jocks shouted at me in the locker room.
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#4snowboard340Posted 8/18/2013 8:09:13 AM
Because games.
#5LovecraftiangodPosted 8/18/2013 8:15:36 AM
Tc why do you care?
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#6SunDevil77Posted 8/18/2013 8:16:49 AM
Because if no one buys at launch, people like you will never get to buy it.
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#7GundamBansheeFAPosted 8/18/2013 8:18:32 AM
TC ask yourself.. Why do people buy new games at release date instead of waiting for price drops? Because people want to play it asap. Its the same issue here, sure it will freezing etc but its worth it to kill the wait
#8CyhortI82Posted 8/18/2013 8:20:38 AM
Because I hate waiting. I've always thought of full price as worth it for getting the game/system as early as possible. And with almost everything I want gamewise coming out next year I'd pay more than $500 for a console with 4 games I wanna play on it.
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#96speednissanPosted 8/18/2013 8:27:10 AM
Honestly I'm just tired of the current gen. I haven't bought a new game in months. Everything is a sequel or something I'm just meh about.
#10catzrul2002Posted 8/18/2013 9:02:58 AM
My PS4 pre-order is coming with special editions of Driveclub and Killzone SF, I think it's a GAME exclusive deal, not sure.

But I can agree with the Xbox, haven't seen any special editions for that.
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Until MS remove all the other negatives on the Xbox One, I'm still not getting it.
Looks like PC, Wii U and PS4 this generation.