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

By on August 9, 2013, 6:45 PM
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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 and other exclusives before making what's likely to be a lengthy commitment.

I mostly stopped playing consoles in favor of PC games somewhere around a decade ago so I don't plan to get a Wii U, Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but I'd have a really hard time choosing between the latter two if put in the position. How about you? Do you plan to buy a next-gen console? Or again, maybe you already have?




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Puiu Puiu said:

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.

negroplasty negroplasty said:

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.

2 people like this | MilwaukeeMike said:

Unless I find $400 in loose change under the sofa cushions, I'll only be reading about the next-gen consoles.

Xero07 said:

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.

2 people like this | Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

PC all the way

domyz said:

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

1 person liked this | ikesmasher said:

Id really like to get a wii U but I wouldnt pay more than $150...

Guest said:

Do like I do and earn free money online (2nd job), lots of sites where you can save up for $400 in no time.

Guest said:

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.

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

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.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

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

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

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.

Xtreme gamer said:

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.

TheBigFatClown said:

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.

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

Timonius Timonius said:

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).

Xtreme gamer said:

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

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

XBOX One if I had to choose. I can't stand Playstation.

Guest said:

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.

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

PC all the way

Yeah next gen consoles will drive next gen PC games

Guest said:

I'm waiting for PS5 hehehe

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Xbox 6, PS 10 & Wii U and I.

I have more interest in the mating cycle of a sea crustacean than consoles.

Guest said:

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.

2 people like this | Railman said:

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.

sentrycube sentrycube said:

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.

TechGamer TechGamer said:

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.

thats why I use my xbox controller its plain easy u cant go bad with them there only 20 sterling thats 28 euros if u dont afford that but u have the pc pls take my life.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It's going to be the PS4 for me. I won't be buying day 1 though, I'll wait for the price to come down to a less shocking level and give more time for the games to start properly flowing.

Steelzeh Steelzeh said:

At first I was thinking about the PS4 but once I found out that both the PS4 and the Xbox One will need monthly payments to play online I decided that I'd take the money and spend it to upgrade my PC.

PC: Games are cheaper, Better Graphics, More people I know are playing on a PC.

So yeah f**k the consoles because I ain't paying for the game and then paying more money to play the game online!

project_Akira project_Akira said:

I pre ordered both, so I will be rocking them with my gaming pc so I have the best of all worlds.

Spykezxp Spykezxp said:

Possibly the PS4, but most likely not. More likely to upgrade PC hardware than to buy a console that is not nearly as good as my PC. If I do get the PS4 it will be well after it has been released (8 months to a year after). Just does not make sense to buy a console when my computer can give me better performance, better graphics, and games are cheaper.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Probably going to get the Wii U sometime in the next two years after some heavy hitters come out.

JC713 JC713 said:

None. PC is the best. I may look into a PS4 during xmas time since I like some of the games coming out on it like Killzone.

Loukin Loukin said:

I myself will wait till all the bugs are out. I don't want another RROD or YLOD.

Guest said:

PC is the most powerful thing......... im messing with you guys, PS4 all the wayyyy WOOOHOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Il try and get the PS4, but just recently got 780, 4770k and 16gb trident x so Il probably hold off till next year, try and grab some deals. Still need 1 more HDD, WCling and u3011 ... (or xxx14) :3

Nobina Nobina said:

PS4, Xbox One, PC, anything would be good for me, if I had the money for it...

BigMack70 said:

I'm sure I'll eventually get an xbone to keep playing Halo with my friends, but my next gen system is my PC... got my 780 SLI and all I need now is my 4k monitor upgrade from 1440p.

Neither console really interests me, but me and my friends have a Halo night once or twice a month (and have done so for years now), and it does interest me to keep playing with them.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Just bought 2 GTX 780s and sold my PS3. Not even thinking about consoles. Not even close.

Guest said:

Well then sir, please share with us what the magical sites are.

Tanstar said:

New graphics card!

coppersloane coppersloane said:

Putting cash down to build another PC to play FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and EverQuest Next. When I'm well into those, I'll get an Xbox One for our living room entertainment hub, probably in the spring.

Misagt said:

Pc all the way, with Steam, Gog, and all the indie titles out there I have no need for a console.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

What I look for in consoles is alternative gameplay and controls. The Wii did that with the Wiimote, the Xbox 360 with the Kinect. For now, I think these two are enough for me. The Xbox One isn't backwards compatible, which is a problem. The Wii U is an option, and is backwards compatible, but I don't see many benefits in owning it, so probably won't buy it unless I can get it for very very cheap.

Guest said:

Pc all the way, my cpu will last me few more years. will get rid of my radeon 6970 when the next gen graphics cards come out

Prosercunus said:

PS4, but probably not until 6-12 months after it comes out. Perhaps later.

My PC will keep me busy until that time.

darkzelda said:

I'm a pc gamer, but if there is one console that draws my attention is the Wii U, Nintendo's consoles are the only ones that offer something different to my pc experience. I'm actually waiting a New Zelda game for the Wii U to get it. Ps4 and Xbox one, I don't care about them at all, not even for it's exclusive games.

MrAnderson said:

I'm eyeing both. I have not seen really any exciting exclusives for Sony, but the PS4 is more the front runner for me. I still have feel a little cheater that MS is locking normally free access to software like Skype and Netflix behind the subscription wall. Sure people would that is not what people are buying Xbox for anyway. If that is the case then why even bother locking things that we already have to pay for and instead lock up exclusive functionality. In fact I would argue that there are plenty of people like me, that perhaps are not buying it for Netflix or Skype, but may not game online.

I'm not against paying for multiplayer games now... I understand the infrastructure needs to be maintained, the exclusive content brought to the platform, and the cost is not very high. Nevertheless, I honestly might have played multiplier on Xbox or PS3 a handful of times over the years, which means it is useful for me. I enjoy the single player campaigns and have been too busy to play with friends consistently. Also, I'm not big into sports. They should find another way, like serving to give me access to the stuff that is already free.

I actually did pay so I could video conference with my cousin because it was the only way that was easy for him. Times have changed... Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. on PC/Tablets and easier to use than ever. I will have to stomach the inconvenience of having to turn on another set-top box to watch my Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, use the IE Browser, or even YouTube, when MS could just throw some of us that bone. The basic functionality should be free and additional interactive and-or special features should be added and are better suited to locked behind that pay-wall.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Meh, going to upgrade my PC some more, make it all SSD and add an extra 780 but appart from that the Xbone will never be purchased by me unless Microsoft buck up their ideas. If I was to purchase a next gen console this winter though it would be a PS4 for my little brother.

This month though I'm going to purchase a ps3 for the first time this gen, I've owned an Xbox 360 since release day but after 3 consoles and pretty much no decent exclusives for the past 2 years or so I'm going to play some of the extremely highly rated exclusives for the ps3 and see what all the fuss is about, kinda excited about it!

My original Xbox died on me and 2 360's died on me, third (newer design) working fine, my original ps1 and ps2 still work fine and to this day I still have my ps2 plugged in played regularly (timespliters is just too good!) without an issue, hope my ps3 serves me just as well!

Fbarnett Fbarnett said:

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.

Rofl $400.00 for a gaming pc? Gonna play some angry birds?

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

I'm a PC gamer first, but I always like to have the most superior console on hand to relax with and that is clearly the PS4.

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