Originally Posted by Anthony1
Still, at the same time, I've been a hardcore early adopter my whole life... why stop now ? I bought the original Xbox on it's launch day. The 360 on it's launch day. Why not buy a XB1 on launch day ? I bought a PS1, PS2 and PS3 all on their respective launch days. Why wouldn't I buy a PS4 on launch day ? Why break the streak ? I totally understand that having a streak like this is kinda silly. I had a much longer streak going with Nintendo hardware, that dated back to late August of 1991. I broke that streak when I didn't purchase a Wii U (still haven't purchased one by the way). So, streaks are made to be broken.
Is this the first time since you've started gaming, that you've constantly questioned whether or not you 'need' the new systems right away? If so, that should be a sign to you that maybe, just maybe, you really don't
need it right away. Right now there are so many gaming options, multiple systems, PC, mobile games, handheld, that it's starting to get a bit overwhelming for me. I've got a backlog staring me in the face that is more of a burden, something I feel compelled to do(ok finished that one, Sigh now on to the next one, rinse, repeat
), rather than enjoying the experience each time.
I've decided not to buy into next gen until my backlog is cleared, by which point launch software will be cheaper, the bugs and kinks of each system have been identified, the second and third wave of games will be on their way, and so forth. If this generation has taught me anything, it's:
1) Wait for at least the first revision of a console,
2) Don' t buy games at launch for $60, because they'll be $40 within two months, and $20 after 6. I have too many games sitting on my shelf that I purchased at $60 months and months ago, haven't played them yet, and now they're like $20. Why did I buy them at full-price??!!
3) When a big-name title is being launched with a bunch of DLC/season passes announced alongside it? There's a GOTY version coming, wait for that with all content and save yourself $20 in the process.
I actually do need
a new PC to replace my aging laptop, so I will likely spend the extra to make it a gaming PC. And, I will probably (re)buy a Wii U soon because my son is a big Mario and Smash Bros fan, so there's always the family-friendly Nintendo titles that make for a friday night of family fun. I can hold off on PS4 until 2015, and I'm really not interested in the Xbone right now.Edited by dragonyeuw - 10/4/13 at 12:46pm