Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite
ooh, a black friday deal for a new 360. Any chance of picking one up for $99 you think?
I only want it for 3 or 4 games (Tales of Vesperia, Lost Oddyssey, Magna Carta 2, The Last Remnant...I think that's it...maybe the Witcher and Witcher 2?) so I don't want to pay much more than $100 for one.
If the XB One were fully B/C with 360 (and orig Xbox) I would seriously consider getting one in addition to the PS4 for the inevitable few exclusives it will get that interest me (already there is Dead Rising 3 and Crimson Dragon, but so far that's it) and altogether I think those would make it worth the price of admission. But alas, that is not to be. Maybe MS will come out with a streaming service like GAIKAI, if GAIKAI proves to be a massive hit and too big to ignore...
I completely agree with you. But let me digress a tad and talk about both XB1 and Xbox 360 relative to the OPs comment. When I finally get around to buying a newer console. It will be Xbox One. Most likely around 2015-2016. Because I love the XBL online ecosystem/experience. By that time I believe XB1 will have full BC (which is very important to me and a lot of people). I don't think for one second MS will leave that big Xbox 360 library dormant to XB1 users only. Especially when there isn't that big a difference in game quality early on between XB1 & XB360. Expect to see at least 80% of it available within 2 years to XB1 users for $1.99-$9.99 per game. That's nothing but a skunkwork project for a small 20-30 man task force in MS' vast army of over 100,000 people.
Long term (2014-2016) I believe XB1 will have interesting synergy with Windows, Xbox 360 and mobile gaming. Especially to meet the looming Valve/SteamOS/Android/Apple/VR threats. IMO the launch year version of XB1 is very limited and will change dramatically over the next 2-3 years. From a cost and operation/function perspective, Xbox 360 and PS3 are just much better values right now.
Both PS3 and Xbox 360 are fully optimized to fully exceed the expectations the OP has for his Arcade/Kiosk. He can actually buy both for probably less than the cost of either New system. And have a killer Kiosk. And he will have gigantic game libraries to access that are cheaper and free (for a lot of it). Bottom line
...XB1 or PS4 will NOT
be a vast improvement over what the OPs is planning to do anyway.
There are a ton of Xbox 360 & PS3 games I didn't buy or play. I have much more interest in them than the new stuff (at launch or 2014). Except for 1 exclusive like Halo. That is horrible value/investment IMO for a system that will surely change a lot in 2-3 years.
My gaming PC is already Next Generation and future ready for the expected big VR shift. We're talking 1080P 60FPS per eye in 3D/VR out of the gate on that technology. They will be updating resolutions to 8K-16K in the same time window consoles are just giving us pure 1080p 60 games. THAT's NEXT GENERATION Gaming PEOPLE!
This 2013 stuff is just great console line extensions with potentially prettier graphics. I say God bless the early adopters.
They create the early success and opportunity for many of us to get better...later. Along with outrageous deals and values right now!
I plan to do something like the OP is doing with PS3. It was the console I used less last time around. Because I hated the controller. It hurt my hands. But if I can use their PS4 controller with my PS3...I will circle back and buy a ton of the games. And when Sony does its own VR/3D with PS4 like it is planning...and MS makes XB1 a true Next Gen platform that has synergy with its own ecosystem...I'll be in with both. Because both would have decided to stop living in the gaming past IMO.