Aug 07 2013
By this point, I think most of us are past arguing about which consoles to buy. I have made my decision like many of my friends but I am still stuck in a dilemma. Should we give in to the hype and pre-order, or should we just wait for the second wave of next generation consoles? If my parents were still the ones buying consoles for me, I wouldn’t even think about this for a moment. Alas, I must earn my own money and support my hobbies without their support. I’m sure almost everyone here in Unreality buys their own consoles, and it’s well known that they aren’t cheap either. The PlayStation 4 is priced at $399 and is cheaper than the Xbox One, but that’s still a large amount to take out of your wallet. This is one of the reasons why I am considering just waiting for the second wave. It’s possible that they could introduce a price drop, and that’s definitely something my wallet will appreciate.
Secondly, I do not want to encounter another Red Ring of Death scenario that I faced with the earlier models of the Xbox 360. I heard that there was a similar problem with the PlayStation 3, but I was lucky enough not to experience it. The first wave of technology is always mired with annoying and glaring bugs that will hinder your experience from enjoying the console and video game.
It sounds like such a wise thing to do to just wait for a price drop and bug fix, but it’s a hard decision to make if you are excited to play all next-generation launch titles. While there are some that may support past generations, there are also a couple of great ones that are only compatible with the next generation. Will you miss games like Titanfall or Infamous: Second Son for a price drop and convenience? Or is it worth every bug and dollar to experience next generation from day one?
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