Why will people drop $500-$1200 at the drop of a hat on a new phone or tablet...

#1Hercular1Posted 1/4/2014 2:59:43 PM
but $499.00 for a new game console is just too much?

I have never understood why a game console is so undervalued.
#2seanskatePosted 1/4/2014 3:03:20 PM
Because it's just a gaming console. I can miss my consoles but i'd die without tablet.
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#3DartkunPosted 1/4/2014 3:04:24 PM
Portability? Functionality?
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#4Hercular1(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2014 3:08:27 PM
I have a cell phone, sure, but I don't game on it.

As far as tablets, or lap tops, I still consider myself a dinosaur in these regards. I've never owned one, nor have I had the desire to. Hell, I still really don't know how to use an MP3 player or whatever they're called now.

My game consoles seemingly hold the most value out of any electronics that I own, but I feel they are greatly undervalued by the general public as a whole.
#5Cornbread4lifePosted 1/4/2014 3:09:32 PM
I understand people who get those who don't have a laptop. It's the people who own macbook pros and then buy ipads that I don't understand.
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#6ZenGamer64Posted 1/4/2014 3:15:46 PM
Hercular1 posted...
but $499.00 for a new game console is just too much?

I have never understood why a game console is so undervalued.


Because the more powerful console is 100 dollars less.
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#7SmudgieMuffinsPosted 1/4/2014 3:15:53 PM
I don't understand this whole tablet/phone craze to begin with, honestly. They're nice. I'm glad I can go on the internet wherever I want. But I don't fully grasp what the new GalaxyPhone Note Tablet Fire 7 does over the previous one.

But you're right. It is strange to me that people care about the device they play bejeweled on more than the device they can spend 8+ hours on per product. Maybe I just don't know what people actually do with their smart phones though. I never really participated in it honestly.
#8elbarto1Posted 1/4/2014 3:16:25 PM
Because Apple.

I bought all 3 consoles because I'm awesome.
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#9ThePS4ProphetPosted 1/4/2014 3:17:04 PM
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#10Hercular1(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2014 3:22:01 PM
Hell, I think the vast majority of the public probably feels the PS4 costs too much as well, but then they'll go and drop $1200 on an Apple product and not bat an eye.

I think the game console makers have unintentionally undervalued their own products to much to their detriment.