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Either of the Next Gen Consoles Worth It?

#1NGd72Posted 7/27/2014 4:51:33 PM
I have a decent PC with a 780 Classified and such so I've been doing mostly PC gaming. I could get a new PS4 OR Xone at Best Buy for $87 since I got a gift card at Best Buy...or I could just turn the Best Buy credit into Amazon credit and save it.

So should I get a console...or just stick to PC gaming soley?

If I should get a console...which one? :D
#2jedinatPosted 7/27/2014 4:53:16 PM
You're acting like there's just two.
#3PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 4:54:01 PM
Unless you care about one particular console's exclusives there is absolutely no reason to buy into this gen, considering that these consoles are literally low-end gaming PCs with a stripped-down OS & no M+KB support.
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#4PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 4:57:45 PM(edited)
Save the money and splurge on the next Steam sale, or a new GPU if yours is starting to age.

jedinat posted...
You're acting like there's just two.

The Wii U is not a next gen console. Nintendo has been behind a gen since the Wii, which was essentially a redesigned GameCube with motion controls. The fact that GameCube emulators can run Wii games is proof of this. And if you still don't believe me, compare specs. As for the Wii U, all it takes is for someone to play one for five minutes to realize how dated it is.
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#5SnadadosPosted 7/27/2014 4:55:55 PM
Is there something exclusive on either console you really want to play?

For me there isn't any thing I want on the consoles at the moment but as soon as Gran Turismo 7 is released you can bet I'll be bringing a PS4 home.
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#6MarceloSampaioPosted 7/27/2014 4:56:50 PM
Well, answer me this:

1) Any of the console exclusives interests you?

2) Do you have enough free time to play console AND PC games?


If you answer NO to any of those questions, I don't recommend a console. Both are good, but inferior to most recent PCs now. The only reason to get a console is if you want the exclusives (and there are not many ATM).
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#7ClouddxPosted 7/27/2014 5:00:29 PM(edited)
I think you have to look at it like this:

1. Are there a lot of games you want to play that are exclusive to said system?
2. Is your PC already up to your standards as far as performance goes?

As always if you already have a gaming PC I would go with PS4 as most Xbox games do come out for PC at some time or another.
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#8ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/27/2014 4:59:42 PM
The only thing that has games is the Wii U. Xbone and PS4 have no games. PS4 is especially barren.

Psythik posted...
The Wii U is not a next gen console. Nintendo has been behind a gen since the Wii, which was essentially a redesigned GameCube with motion controls. The fact that GameCube emulators can run Wii games is proof of this. And if you still don't believe me, compare specs. As for the Wii U, all it takes is for someone to play one for five minutes to realize how dated it is.


That's not how generations work, genius.
#9JonWood007Posted 7/27/2014 5:03:25 PM
Unless you want exclusives...dont bother. Next gen consoles suck hardware wise.
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#10ClouddxPosted 7/27/2014 5:04:48 PM
ShadowThaReaper posted...
The only thing that has games is the Wii U. Xbone and PS4 have no games. PS4 is especially barren.

Psythik posted...
The Wii U is not a next gen console. Nintendo has been behind a gen since the Wii, which was essentially a redesigned GameCube with motion controls. The fact that GameCube emulators can run Wii games is proof of this. And if you still don't believe me, compare specs. As for the Wii U, all it takes is for someone to play one for five minutes to realize how dated it is.


That's not how generations work, genius.


To be fair, when people say next gen they think of improved graphics...
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