Microsoft and Sony have announced new upgraded consoles and it makes me not want one of their consoles even more.
What’s the point of buying a upgraded console? If we’re going to start getting console upgrades every few years so they can run the latest games what’s the point in investing in one until the final one comes out? Or is the better question what’s the point of investing at all when you can just switch to PC gaming?
The whole point of owning a console is to avoid upgrading it for a few years while you enjoy great games. These new consoles are trying to be PCs in my opinion. Console gamers can say what they want about PC gamers, but the fact is we don’t have to upgrade our rigs every year. I actually went three years before I decided to upgrade mine.
The new Playstation and Xbox will most likely cost $400 at the very minimum. If you decide to buy it you would have spent about $800 on consoles in the last few years. Double that if you buy both of them. That’s a high powered PC and about 50 games for $1,600.
What are you going to do when games release only for the new consoles? It might not happen right away, but it will happen eventually and you’ll be forced to upgrade your console again so you can enjoy all of the latest games that release for them.
I really don’t like this idea and I think this only reinforces my choice to stick with PC gaming. I’ll rather upgrade my rig again in the next 5 or 6 years instead of buying a few more consoles because it’s the smarter choice. What about the exclusives right? I don’t care about them. I refuse to upgrade my console so I’ll just miss out. It won’t kill me and it’s not like I’ll be missing any Xbox exclusives since they’re all on PC anyway and the only Sony exclusive I’m really missing out on is Bloodborne, but I won’t buy a $400 console for one game.
I got of my Xbox One last December before Christmas. I never bothered to buy a PS4 because it doesn’t have enough games to make me buy the console. I don’t think I’m ever going to purchase either one of them because now I know I can’t depend on either console to last me more then two or three years before I have to buy a upgrade.
This officially make the upcoming NX the only console I’m interested in owning.
That’s just my thoughts on the topic, but I’ve already read a few comments from people that agree with me so I know I’m not alone here.
What do you think? Are you upgrading your console?