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Posted 5/30/15 , edited 5/30/15
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Sure. If I like the launch line-up, future line-up,and the vision the company has for the console moving forward I would have no issue at all buying at launch.
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I got the PS4 on release day, then I sat for like a year or something through the horrible game lineup. I ended up selling it out of boredom and have been playing PS3 and Steam. Just got bioshock 2 and bioshock infinite recently so I have some excitement to look forward to.
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That's why I'm still hesitating about getting the PS4, there are too few games that I am interested, PSN is still going down every now and then, and they are already doing R&D for the PS5

Edit: Oh, I forgot to answer the original question: nope, I'd rather wait and see for a few months.
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Posted 5/30/15 , edited 5/30/15
In previous generations, yes.

Present day? Absolutely not.
I'm not down for being the guinea pig for these companies who release half finished products that need a patch right out of the box.
I waited to get my Xbox One, until after Micro$oft stopped forcing the kinect down the consumers throats telling them they need it to operate their console.
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I think it's been a terrible idea since...I don't know. Probably the Playstation 2/Gamecube/Xbox generation.

When your consoles start to have moving parts like hard drives and optical drives you're historically always better off waiting a year or so for the kinks to be worked out. That way you will likely pay less, and end up with a more reliable machine. Plus there'll be more titles out, and you will have a better idea on what you want to play.

I actually bought a Playstation 2 at a garage sale today (5 dollars!). Worked just fine but when I stress tested it with a few games of Dynasty Warriors I noticed significantly more lag in large battles than I see with my own PS2. Turns out that machine is about a year older model than mine and probably has an inferior GPU. So it's just kind of interesting to see first hand what a difference an extra year of production makes even if the systems appear identical on the outside.
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I don't mind since I have plenty of disposable income these days, but generally I wouldn't recommend doing so since consoles are hardly ever worth the investment in the immediate future after launch due to the lack of "console selling" titles.
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I remember some Brazilian dude saying that it's too expensive and is rather happy that he bought his Xbox 360 at a really good price.
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Nope, never did and never will buy a console at launch

This is true for me since the Game Cube/PS2 era when I actually started making money to buy consoles on my own.

I tend to wait for at least a year (or sometimes two or more) when physical games are actually out before I buy the console. Then when I DO buy the console, I also buy at least three games with it, and these games are titles that are exclusive to that console and that I'm actually excited to play them.

So in other words, I won't be getting a PS4 any time soon. If the same game is available on the PS3, I'd rather that instead. I don't care about graphics. It's about the games.
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if the line-up is good. the ps4 had crappy games when it came out but no one seemed to mind. at the the time i was out on gaming so it didnt matter to me. but when i look back if i had been interested i wouldve got one
Posted 5/30/15 , edited 5/30/15
No. if its from Nintendo, they probably would release a better version of the console in a year or two, making me mad for buying the first when when I coulda waited for the newer one.
Also when consoles first launch it usually doesnt have much or any games I'm interested in buying to buy the console in the first place.
I tend to buy another console once the new gen consoles come out because the price gets lower. & games should be cheaper the buy.
Because of lack of money, I'm always behind when it comes to video games. ://
Posted 5/30/15
Ps4 came out almost 2 years ago & it still has no games
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Posted 5/30/15 , edited 8/17/15

anzn wrote:

Ps4 came out almost 2 years ago & it still has no games


The Last of Us Remastered, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, and most of all, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn? Those are all amazing games. Buying a ps4 to get all them even though I still have an xbox one.
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