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Old November 14 2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

The PS4 launches at midnight in North America, the Xbox One launches worldwide (kinda) next Friday, and the PS4 launches in Europe the following Friday. I thought it would be a good idea to have a single thread discussing the news and reviews of the consoles as the next generation of gaming gets fully underway.


Five months after dominating the show at E3, the PS4 has been getting some mixed reviews. The hardware itself is reviewing pretty well, but the two AAA exclusive launch titles, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack, have received a disappointing critical reception. For a console that was billed as being all about the games, the lack of a killer exclusive at launch is a let-down. But the console UI is said to be fairly solid, even if it's somewhat unexciting, and the controller is being praised as one of the best around. Everything so far suggests that the PS4 is significantly more powerful than the Xbox One, with multi-platform games on PS4 typically displaying in higher resolutions, but the PS4 lacks many of the nice UI features of the Xbox One.

There have been some reports of hardware failures already, but given the thousands already out in the wild such things are to be expected. No need to panic about that yet.

There's going to be a launch event tonight where Sony is due to reveal some new upcoming games, so that will give some idea about what to expect game-wise in the coming months.

So, is anyone planning to get a console at launch?
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Old November 14 2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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Everything so far suggests that the PS4 is significantly more powerful than the Xbox One
Just as a point of order, it's not that the PS4 is significantly more powerful (under the hood they're largely identical), but the difference is in the Xbox One's RAM structure, which is more difficult to code for. It's basically this generation's Cell processor.

So, is anyone planning to get a console at launch?
I'll be waiting until at least the spring, both for manufacturing kinks to get worked out (I can't remember the last Rev. A hardware I bought) and for decent games to start rolling out. If I were to buy an Xbox One or PS4 at launch (not that you'd be able to, everyone's been sold out for months), it'd probably gather dust for a few months.
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Old November 14 2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

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So, is anyone planning to get a console at launch?
$400 or $500 to have the privilege to pay $60 for mediocre and overhyped launch games? Yeah, no thanks.

I'll most likely pick up a Wii U next year for Mario and Donkey Kong, and then buy a PS4 in 2015 or 2016 when it gets a decent library and a hardware revision. I'm in no rush.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

First Slim revision to the PS4 after I see the reviews and the game prices come down, which seems to be what most people are planning.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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I'll probably wait at least a year before I jump on board the next gen train, just like I did with this gen. Launch consoles are almost always faulty in some manner, and most of the launch games so far seem to have been developed for the PS3/360 and then ported to the PS4/X1.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

I have my console Pre-Order for a before Christmas release as I missed out on launch day but I changed my package from PS4 + Knack & KillZone to PS4 + Killzone & 365 PS Plus membership. Knack reviews and the videos I've seen are a big letdown though overall Killzone got solid reviews. Sony are announcing a ton of games apparantly tonight (old and new IP's from what I hear) and the PS4 long term promise is more appealing than XB1 IMO as my primary console...Assuming these PS4 faults I've been reading about today are the small minorty
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Old November 14 2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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I'll wait a year or so. Let them get out some decent games and sort whatever hardware issues crop up.

In the short term, most of the games I'm interested in will be available for the current gen as well as next. The ones that won't will still be there in a year.
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Old November 15 2013, 01:05 AM   #8
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The only PS games I've had any interest in recently have been Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed, both of which I bought for my PS3. The next PS game I'm interested in playing is the new Infamous game, which I don't think comes out until February. That's the earliest I will probably pick up the PS4.
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Old November 15 2013, 01:19 AM   #9
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I want a PS4 so bad and I'm holding out hope I'll be able to get one tomorrow.

I know Knack didn't review well, but I like what I see and I'm sure my kid will too. I'm sure it'll be in the bargain bin in a few monhs, so I'll hold off for now.

I've never been too hot for Kllzone, but the Vita game in September was pretty good and the 1080p/60fps segment in Killzone.com looked fantastic.

While I think Ryse gives Xbox One the advantage on launch titles, I'm definitely getting the PS4 first. I know it's just a slight difference in RAM architecture, but a lot if developers who are in the know claim it makes PS4 50% more powerful.

By far, the next gen game that interest me most is inFAMOUS Second Son.... And Destiny.
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Old November 15 2013, 03:04 AM   #10
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

I went for the Wii-u after seeing the price next gen games are going to be selling at, no way i would ever spend 49 quid on a game, and that's without dlc and season pass nonsence.



It's a game, not a down payment on a morgage. lol
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Old November 15 2013, 03:19 AM   #11
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I went for the Wii-u after seeing the price next gen games are going to be selling at, no way i would ever spend 49 quid on a game, and that's without dlc and season pass nonsence.



It's a game, not a down payment on a morgage. lol
From what I've seen, next gen games are going to cost exactly the same as current gen games.
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Old November 15 2013, 06:33 AM   #12
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... So Uncharted 4 is officially a thing now... No idea when, but hopefully Q4 2014.
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Old November 15 2013, 06:57 AM   #13
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Well Amazon.com announced today that they were going to sell a PS4/Kindle bundle for $600, which is not a good deal.

However, as of this minute, they also have the $400 PS4 without any extra costly bundles added available to purchase.
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Old November 15 2013, 09:26 AM   #14
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I went for the Wii-u after seeing the price next gen games are going to be selling at, no way i would ever spend 49 quid on a game, and that's without dlc and season pass nonsence.



It's a game, not a down payment on a morgage. lol
From what I've seen, next gen games are going to cost exactly the same as current gen games.
Well on amazon they range from £43/49, play is the same, going into my local game i laughed at the £49/54 price tag of some.


No i am quite happy to sit this next gen launch out for a few years.
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Old November 15 2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

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I went for the Wii-u after seeing the price next gen games are going to be selling at, no way i would ever spend 49 quid on a game, and that's without dlc and season pass nonsence.



It's a game, not a down payment on a morgage. lol
From what I've seen, next gen games are going to cost exactly the same as current gen games.
Well on amazon they range from £43/49, play is the same, going into my local game i laughed at the £49/54 price tag of some.


No i am quite happy to sit this next gen launch out for a few years.
Prices should be the same...
Though here in Holland sites also ad €10 to the €60 price, but that hopefully changes in a couple of weeks...
I will also wait a while before getting a PS4 when some more pure PS4/XB1 generation games are available...
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