Weekend Open Forum: What next-gen console(s) are you eyeing?

By Matthew
Aug 9, 2013
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  1. We wouldn't be surprised if some of you have already put cash down on a next-gen console -- perhaps even several for different family members -- but most folks will consider their $400+ decision carefully, weighing each camp's first-party content...

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,020   +87

    PS4 all the way, though right now I do prefer the PC and I probably won't buy the PS4 in it's first year.

    While I'm in the EU I'll not even get to see the Xbox One launch in it's first year and we pretty much know it's more advanced TV functions won't work.

    The Wii U is just too... meh... right now.
  3. negroplasty

    negroplasty TechSpot Maniac Posts: 535   +12

    Both to be fair, I could really go either direction this time around... I use my xbox primarily as a media consumption device, it bothers me that I will have to pay extra in order to stream from Netflix and the like. Pros and cons, at least I know one item will be a surprise this holiday season.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,009   +681

    Unless I find $400 in loose change under the sofa cushions, I'll only be reading about the next-gen consoles.
    coppersloane and mario like this.
  5. Xero07

    Xero07 Newcomer, in training Posts: 93

    Probably wont buy any until they've been out a year. Then I will have a good idea of what I want. I will likely get the Wii U at some point plus one of the others. Xbox has the upper-hand as it is what I currently own and am most familiar with.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,071   +75

    PC all the way
    Qrox and Darth Shiv like this.
  7. domyz

    domyz Newcomer, in training

    I usually get them all, by still keeping my PC up to date. Not very budget limited these times ;)
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,850   +342

    Id really like to get a wii U but I wouldnt pay more than $150...
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  9. Do like I do and earn free money online (2nd job), lots of sites where you can save up for $400 in no time.
  10. If a game comes out for PC, then I'll purchase it there versus the new console versions. My PC is pretty powerful as is, although I'd like to upgrade the CPU.

    But to answer the question, I will be buying a PS4 but not in the first few months. The Xbox One may still be an option a few years from now.
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

    For me PC really has the power to run any type of games. Consoles if you want to hook it up to the HDTV but so can the PC be done the same. PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 are fun but the cost of these games kinda keeps me just going the console. Wii good for certain stuff, but no where near PS3.
  12. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    Going to wait at least 6 months and wait for some decent games to be released first.
     
  13. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 935   +81

    Well, the PS4 would be my go to system if there were games that I were interested in at lunch. But the Xbox One, as a media console has also grabbed my attention and for more than just games. I have no interest in the Wii U - I think it's overpriced and under supported. My local game store only has 1/2 shelf of games after however long it's been out.

    For now, while things kind of cook, I'm sticking to my trusty and multitalented PC.
  14. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    I Pre ordered the PS4.
    I still have the receipt for my PS3 preorder for 999$ Ii will line up at the same store at midnight again same as 6 years ago. Dejavu. Lol
    I will still mostly Game on PC because my PC is far more fun on 3 screens than just one big tv.
  15. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 395   +134

    $999...That must have been more than just the console, right...Can you break that down for us...just for fun? :)
  16. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 573   +31

    I'll pass on this round of consoles too. I don't have enough time (and money) to play all the latest stuff when I have a bunch of stuff through steam sales on my pc to keep me occupied. I'd rather upgrade my pc here and there. Plus I can do way more stuff with my pc that you can't do with a console (yet).
  17. Hassan Al Rawi

    Hassan Al Rawi Newcomer, in training

  18. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    Yea 999$ ps3 in Australia. Or was that with 1 game? Looking for receipt now. Lol
  19. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 939   +94

    XBOX One if I had to choose. I can't stand Playstation.
  20. I have the ps4 and xbone in reserve, 2 of each. I will just resell them with a pretty good markup to the ones that couldnt get one. I am in it just for the money. I smell a nice upgrade to my pc once said in done lol.
  21. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +171

    Yeah next gen consoles will drive next gen PC games :)
  22. I'm waiting for PS5 hehehe
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,774   +698

    Xbox 6, PS 10 & Wii U and I.
    I have more interest in the mating cycle of a sea crustacean than consoles.
  24. Like a few others it seems, I will be waiting a while before purchasing any.
    But my eye is on the PS4. Mostly due to the fact I have played on my Xbox 360 for just a few hours, and my ps3 infinitely more.
    That said I no longer buy games for my PS3 just get them for free with the PSN+ now. Think the last one I bought was Portal 2, though I did get Battlefield 3 when I bought a replacement Playstation which doesnt count really as I wouldnt of bought it seperately.
    I really have little interest in consoles now, and just hope more games on PC have support for the xbox wireless pad or something where a controller would be more benificial for something like GTA, because as much as some PC fanboys think that its totally awesome to use a KB mouse for it, no game with driving in should ever be done on keyboard, its just plain nasty.
  25. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 536   +69

    Not interested in buying a console. For the same money you can build a pretty good PC (if you reuse parts like me). A PC is so much more adaptable.
    coppersloane and sentrycube like this.
  26. sentrycube

    sentrycube TechSpot Member Posts: 20

    I'm saving my money for a better PC, although I have friends that are getting both the PS4 and Xbox One.
    So I'll have the enjoyment of messing with both.


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