Originally Posted by Crash44
I picked up a 360 in 2011 on a black Friday deal. I paid for a year of gold, played a few exclusives, but ultimately wasn't missing anything by only having a PS3 for 4 years.
I'll correct that: Alan Wake was an excellent game that everyone should play, I really enjoyed Gears 1 and 2, but this time I'm not getting a second system. PS4 has shown, so far, that it will do everything I want. They could drop the ball and lose me, but Sony would have to take a sharp left to do that at this point.
Yeah, it's hard to see how Sony screws it up from here - they're not only meeting my expectations of the next gen, but surpassing them.
Meanwhile MS has been screwing up left and right, and it looks like they're still headed in the wrong direction. I'm starting to regret ever buying in to the 360, because I have a ton of content that basically dies forever the day I stop paying that XBL gold fee.
The way its shaping up, given all that we know, and assuming the rest stays the same:
The PS4 will be like a really sweet apartment with trendy furniture you can rearrange, and your apt is connected to a sweet arcade full of games to play, all for a reasonable fee. Even if you stop paying the fee, you keep your apt and can invite friends over to play anytime you want.
The nextbox will be a relatively comfy solitary confinement jail cell, but the furniture is nailed to the floor in really inconvenient places, and everything including the walls plastered with ads for stuff you don't want like tampons. You need to pay the warden a fee to unlock your cell, and then you can go and play in the courtyard with everyone else who paid the fee. There's some cool stuff out there, but everything costs additional money. And there are cameras watching you everywhere you go. Stop paying and you get thrown back in your cell to play by yourself with what little you could take with you.
No matter how cool the stuff or the people are in that prison, I'm not sure I'm ready to take that deal again.