Poll: Will you buy a PS5 or Xbox 'two'?

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Will you?

PS5, a couple of years in once there's a good catalogue and the price goes down.

Given that they don't exist yet, probably not in the near future?

Depends on the games and what prices PC tech is going for in comparison.

I'll buy an PS5 Pro... better graphics and will have lots of good games on the cheap by the time the revision comes out.

Not by default. They have to be designed as gaming consoles, then I might. I actually intend on buying a new computer when TESVI comes out. And knowing me, that is a big deal.

Probably a PS5, but I need to see it first. Afterall, who knows what a whole generation of being top dog has done to Sony, and what this means for their next console.

Honestly, I feel like I just bought a PS4, so no. There is still a ton of stuff I need to play on my PS4 so I doubt I would rush out to buy one for at least a couple of years after launch.

No. I will get most of their games for my PC anyway. Also i don't even have a TV anymore.

Xbox. It's not a question of exclusives, or console specs, or price - it's a question of how many of my friends game on each platform. Currently as it stands I have 1 friend who owns a Playstation and 24 friends who own Xboxes. Therefore I shall be getting an Xbox so that I can continue to game with my friends.

That having been said I only got my One X last year, so if the next generation shows it's face any time soon I'll be pissed.

If and when there are enough games on the console I care about.

I didn't pick up the PS4 until last year when there were finally like half a dozen PS4 games I couldn't get elsewhere that got me to break down and buy it.

OTOH, Pretty much everything XBOX has(that I care about) I can play on my PC which kind of defeats the point of me ever buying one because I'm gonna PC game regardless.

probably not. rigth now my main gaming device is my switch, because i lack time and tv availability, and i will probably upgrade my computer before thinking of buying a new console.

but when ps6 willcome out, my kids will be a lot older and they will need less attention, so i migth think about it

Eh, I'm in no rush for the next generation to come knocking. I didn't get into the new one until 1.5 years into it, and I don't really see myself buying either the PS5 or Xbone2 on day one.

Having said that, it's pretty much garanteed I'll get both within their lifespan, and the first one I get comes down to witchever one has the biggest selection of interesting exclusives, and/or the best support for backwards-compatibility.

Honestly, I feel slightly more inclined to get the Microsoft console first, casue they've done a pretty good job with said BC this cycle - and I have enough games in my backlog to keep myself entertained well into retirement at this point anyway.

Despite the fact that the PS4 has been out for a while, I only have around 4 games for it. As opposed to 20+ for the xbox 360.

No more mass effect. No more dead space.

I'm really hoping to see more games come out for the current generation rather then a new one so soon.

Probably not. But on the off chance that they actually decide to make games their priority again I'd probably buy a Playstation for the first time. The Xbox One has soured me on the brand even though I bought it on the cheap, primary as a 4k blu ray player. I didn't even intend to use it very often for games and I still play it less than I anticipated. I typically play on PC and now that most xbox exclusives are on there why should I ever consider another xbox?

I can get the vast majority of games on PC (and usually cheaper too), so any console purchase would stand or fall on its exclusives. I overall like Sony's exclusive line-up more and since most of Microsofts are also available on PC, it would likely be a PS5. That's still an 'if' tho.

Grouchy Imp:
Xbox. It's not a question of exclusives, or console specs, or price - it's a question of how many of my friends game on each platform. Currently as it stands I have 1 friend who owns a Playstation and 24 friends who own Xboxes. Therefore I shall be getting an Xbox so that I can continue to game with my friends.

That having been said I only got my One X last year, so if the next generation shows it's face any time soon I'll be pissed.

Jesus...did they all start gaming with Halo or something? I'd be more pissed to be hamstrung to a largely inferior gaming device; at least in terms of worthwhile software. Do they at least play games you like?

I'm gonna need a good PC anyway since I am a 3D artist. While I have become a dispassionate lazy arse, I do need to poke at my portfolio every now and then and I'll be fucked if I can't even run Substance Painter.

And we kinda live in an age where most games are multiplatform. And consoles have largely lost their convenience plug and play factor, requiring subscriptions and downloads and shit I don't wanna deal with. Even if I do have a career switch, I'd probably continue buying good PCs since I'm so used to the damn things.

The last console I've owned is the PS2. I loved it and majority of the titles I played on it were exclusive. The game library at least gave me a reason to own it.

If I ever move out and live with friends(highly unlikely, not giving up free rent), I might see the value of a console for social purposes - but I'd probably get a Switch or something for Mario Kart and Smash.

Mostly depends on the games, obviously, though I'd be leaning towards X-box over PlayStation these days.

They've done the swap again.

Maybe a PS5 since all Xbox games will be on PC anyway. Though PS4 has a pretty weak line-up in my opinion so that's why I might not even bother with consoles at all next gen.

No. There are plenty of games I'd LIKE to play on the Playstation 4 right now but I'm not paying for it when I don't even have time to play the game backlog in my PC and now Switch library. Most of the games that come out to the consoles are multiplatform now so there's not really a reason to get an X-box or Playstation since most of what they offer are on Steam already.

The Switch gives me something different which is gaming on the go, which sets it apart from my PC. It may not be as powerful but I can't take my gaming PC around with me and I wouldn't be able to take whatever new X-box or Playstation consoles they release with me on the go so they will be neither as powerful as my PC nor portable like my Switch, so no. Time and money have decided things for me.

Maybe. At the end of the day, it all depends on the games that they announce for it. X1X proved that a powerful console is pretty useless without compelling exclusives to play on it.

hanselthecaretaker:

Grouchy Imp:
Xbox. It's not a question of exclusives, or console specs, or price - it's a question of how many of my friends game on each platform. Currently as it stands I have 1 friend who owns a Playstation and 24 friends who own Xboxes. Therefore I shall be getting an Xbox so that I can continue to game with my friends.

That having been said I only got my One X last year, so if the next generation shows it's face any time soon I'll be pissed.

Jesus...did they all start gaming with Halo or something? I?d be more pissed to be hamstrung to a largely inferior gaming device; at least in terms of worthwhile software. Do they at least play games you like?

I've currently got 146 games in my Xbox library, so there are a few titles I don't mind. :)

And to be fair the One X is currently the most powerful console on the market, so even if the games I'm playing aren't exclusive to the XBone they'll run better on my One X than if I was running them on a PS4 Pro.

I'm still pissed the PS4 and Xbone even exist. All the lies told during the lead-up to launch, and gamers just let them get away with it.
I expect the same thing with the next gen. PS5, now with mandatory motion controls and built in foot stabbing technology(motion controls and foot stabber 3000 not mandatory in Deluxe Edition) with all new improved graphics that we totally don't dumb down for the launch, and brand new games like Skyrim Supreme Edition and the Remaster of Spider Man 2018!
Pre-order for only $799.99 and get a PS5 controller, absolutely free!

It's so pointless anyone bringing out a new console for a good 5 years that I don\t think I'll bother.

Silentpony:
I'm still pissed the PS4 and Xbone even exist. All the lies told during the lead-up to launch, and gamers just let them get away with it.
I expect the same thing with the next gen. PS5, now with mandatory motion controls and built in foot stabbing technology(motion controls and foot stabber 3000 not mandatory in Deluxe Edition) with all new improved graphics that we totally don't dumb down for the launch, and brand new games like Skyrim Supreme Edition and the Remaster of Spider Man 2018!
Pre-order for only $799.99 and get a PS5 controller, absolutely free!

I'm at the same vein with these thoughts. I don't even comprehend exactly WHY they exist. I was going to get a ps4 because of Silent Hills, because Holy Shitting Tap Dancing Christ Silent Motherfucking Hills.

But save for that, so many of the library is shared between MS and Sony that pledging money to one or the other seems pointless. It's about to be 5 years and I'm still looking for real reasons to want to purchase either.

Probably both eventually, as for which one I'll get first, probably depends on which console manufacturer decides to shit the bed this time. I suppose its Sony's turn, especially given the PS4's success seems to have gone to their heads but you never know.

Never really answered the thread yet, but for me I'd get a PS5 once the inevitable redesign is established, mainly because Sony has outstanding exclusives and a healthier than average corporate philosophy towards game development. I think we're still another generation away from consoles being mere Roku boxes or other streaming-centric garbage. When that hits there better be a pricing restructure because I won't be paying $60 or even half that a pop to rent games stored on a server somewhere.

A new Xbox I would sadly have to say no. I've had great experiences on Xbox, even traveled the world to meet people I met on Xbox Live. Yet everything that made me fall in love with the platform is now available on my PC and I don't have to pay a fee to be able to do it.

It's Microsoft that have killed my interest in the Xbox as a console.

When I can find someone to buy my Xbox One S I'm going to purchase an PS4 and will look more more favorably on the Sony side of things with the next generation, as they are offering experiences that I can't get on my PC.

Grouchy Imp:
Xbox. It's not a question of exclusives, or console specs, or price - it's a question of how many of my friends game on each platform. Currently as it stands I have 1 friend who owns a Playstation and 24 friends who own Xboxes. Therefore I shall be getting an Xbox so that I can continue to game with my friends.

That having been said I only got my One X last year, so if the next generation shows it's face any time soon I'll be pissed.

Save some friends for the rest us geez.

I jest, but seriously, and this is a honest to god question, why not steer them towards the platform with the most games/exclusives? Certainly that would be the most advantageous of position no?

Not likely considering I haven't bothered to buy a PS4 or Xbox Done.

depends if they're actually good this time or not.

I'm trying to make the move to PC as much as possible by the time the next generation comes out. With Microsoft seemingly being fine releasing every game on their consoles onto the latest version of Windows, it'll have to be PS5. Plus I like their exclusives better.

Yeah definitely, ps5 if things keep going as they are, since my main genres are Jrpgs and fighting games.

Lufia Erim:

Grouchy Imp:
Xbox. It's not a question of exclusives, or console specs, or price - it's a question of how many of my friends game on each platform. Currently as it stands I have 1 friend who owns a Playstation and 24 friends who own Xboxes. Therefore I shall be getting an Xbox so that I can continue to game with my friends.

That having been said I only got my One X last year, so if the next generation shows it's face any time soon I'll be pissed.

Save some friends for the rest us geez.

I jest, but seriously, and this is a honest to god question, why not steer them towards the platform with the most games/exclusives? Certainly that would be the most advantageous of position no?

It would be, and in fact Coates and myself did try that at the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, but we didn't get the interest we were hoping for. As for exclusives, the only real exclusives that would have tempted me to make the switch were Gran Turismo and No Man's Sky - well, No Man's Sky is now out on XBox and I've swapped out Gran Turismo for Project Cars. Plus you have devs like Bethesda and Rockstar who now produce games primarily for Xbox and port to PC and PS.

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