The Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One have indeed been at it even before the launch. The rumors, press releases, trailers and leaks have all seemed to be one big argument between the two console developers.
Still, the console wars aside, I?m not getting a PS4 or even an Xbox One anytime soon. Here are my reasons why:
1. Not enough games to make the purchase worth my time.
Most of the games that have come out for the PlayStation 4 are remakes for previous PS3 titles. Why is this the case? As Sony?s usual MO, they don?t make backwards-compatible consoles. You can still play all your old games?if you buy them again on the PlayStation Network. If you ask me, I don?t want to pay for a game twice even if it?s cheaper the second time around.
2. It?s the first generation PlayStation 4.
One thing that I?ve learned about buying new hardware or technology is that first generation consoles and devices always have the huge potential for hardware and software bugs. Yes, I’m looking at you, Apple. ?The developers and manufacturers are still learning how to improve the whole system so betting all my money on a first generation console isn?t a very wise decision for me.
3. The PlayStation 4 is still too expensive and not worth the enjoyment I can get from it.
At roughly $450 without a separate controller for a second player and games that average $20-$30, you can expect to pay around $700 on the whole gaming system with only a few games from an available pool. I think it?s better to wait for more games to be published for the PS4 before I get one soon.
4.They are still producing games for the PS3.
Unless you?re absolutely dying to play Infamous Second Son, you technically have a lot more games to play on earlier consoles like the PS3 or even the Xbox 360. Of the 91 titles available on the PS4, you can find most of them on the PS3, the PC and even Xbox 360.
Do you think the PlayStation 4 has been hyped too much? Or would you rather stick with your PC? Drop me a comment and let?s discuss!