I picked up a few system/console-exclusive games for both systems at Gamestop (like 8 games for a total of $30) not too long ago, and now I'm wondering if I should bother with how many Steam games I still have yet to play, as well as the fact that it'll probably be months at this point before I end up getting one (got caught up in a little debt). Forget about any of the new consoles.
I mean, I'm looking at most of the exclusives I'd be interested in, and with the exception of games like Red Dead Redemption, I could probably beat them in a day and never go back to them.
And then I both love games like Forza, but hate how I'll never reasonably be able to 100% them because I didn't get the pre-order bonus, or participate in events in the past, or something stupid like that.
I also have a 3DS (mostly bought for my girlfriend) that I never touch, mostly because I'd rather be playing Steam games at home and because I don't have more than a few minutes of time to sit down and play when out of the house (meaning I resort to some decent Android games).
Buying a PS3 wouldn't a be a bad choice. It's relatively cheap and there are a ton of japanese games available for it if that's your taste. Otherwise I would say neither is worth it.
Yeah, I guess I'll really have to evaluate whether there's enough exclusives for me. As it stands, I could probably buy a PS3 at Gamestop, play the singleplayer campaigns for the exclusives I'm interested in, and return it before the 14-day or whatever return policy they have.
Find them in a pawn shop and talk their prices down.
Most of the ones I've seen are in sketchy areas, and I used to have a 360 a while ago that went RRoD...I'm not willing to buy anything but new or refurbished with at least a year's warranty when it comes to consoles. Unless I'm just going to return it right away like mentioned above.
I actually have the the GTAV ps3 bundle on preorder. i havent had ps3 since my old fat crapped out on me about 5 years ago. so along with V and some exclusives i missed out on, i would say i feel pretty good about buying one so late
Getting a Playstation is always a wise investment for the exclusives alone. There's a lot of titles that come out for the PS that don't see the light of day on the PC. THe same can't necessarily be said about the xbox. There's only a very select couple of games on the xbox that aren't available on the PC. I use my PC for multiplats and my PS3 for exclusives and plan on doing the same with the PS4.