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Re: Why buy multiple consoles?

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Do this:

Buy a PS4 and Wiiu. Why? PS4 can play all the "High Quality" games the wii u wont get. The wiiu, you can play all the kiddy titles and some exclusives PS4 wont get. There is even B/C for Wii titles on Wiiu and its got virtual console for very old Nintendo consoles. The WiiU is def worth it just for that, anyways.
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Xbox Live Gold is $60 a year actually. And many people do this for the exclusives each system has.


That's the retail price, only idiots and ppl who don't care about money spend that. You can usually get a year of Xbox Live Gold for under $40. Not that I'm encouraging buying XBL Gold, paying for online is a ripoff!

 


This is very true. I only paid 35 bucks for my LIVE sub. But I no longer own a 360 and I'm glad I won't be renewing LIVE.

 

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I get the whole 2 systems thing. I have done this with all gens up to date. If you can afford it and want exclusives why not?
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Why buy two pairs of shoes? Two computers? Because I want it and I am able to purchase it. If logic was a barrier to every purchase man would make everyone would own a lot less in this world. I've preordered a PS4 and I will eventually get an Xbox One. Even though my PC is most likely capable of playing games like Titanfall I don't want to. That's it... No reason behind it. Just what I want to do.

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i think is knda stupid to buy a console to play 5 or so exclusives. But, hey, if you got the money, go for it
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For me it's about the Exclusives and Kinect. Sony has the best exclusives by far. I have a 360 and I cannot name a single exclusive title that I truly loved. My kids happen to love the Kinect. They don't know anything about MS exclusives but the enjoy running and jumping in front of the Kinect. As of of now, I plan to buy 100% of my third party games for PS4. The Xbone will be used to watch sports, skype, and play Kinect games only. The nice thing is that while my kids are enjoying the Kinect, I can still whip out my Vita and enjoy my PS4 titles!

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blackf77t wrote:

MindHunterII wrote:

Shadelon wrote:

blackf77t wrote:

I really don't understand the logic of getting more than one console.  If you buy the PS4 and the Xbox One, you are paying an additional $500 for the Xbox One, an additional $50 per year for online, plus any games you buy,  Most of the games will be available on both platforms and if you even care about them most of the apps will be the same.  It doesn't seem like a good deal for an additional $900.


Xbox Live Gold is $60 a year actually. And many people do this for the exclusives each system has.


I'm getting both systems and also Black77t YOU will have to buy an PSN Plus if you want to play online with the PS4 so....


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If both systems are very similiar the barrier of entry is the cheaper system and online.  Once I have that, the more expensive system is the cost of having both systems, ie Xbox One at $500 for the box and $60 a year for eight years or $980.  It seems like some poeple think the exclusives are worth an additional $980 plus the cost of games.  Everyone has a right to make their own choice, but the price is to high to own more than one console as far as I am concerned.

 

Here is my follow up question for people buying the Xbox One.  Some of the exclusives are on the PC, ie Project Spark and Titanfall.  If you have a PC capable of playing these games, is it still worth it?


It appears you are either seeking justification to purchase one, or clarity on why to own one. I have all current generation systems because, I wanted to play a few specific games on each console and felt it it was worth it for the price I paid. Only you can determine if your money is worth spending on what you are considering.

 

I should also say, I won't ever pay to play online. I had XBG for a year as I got it on super discount $20, and wanted it for the sale discounts. I have PS+, but for the same reason I got it for $15/year and wnated the free games/discounts. As I said before, for me personally, playing multiplayer is not worth the money it costs. Just as you need to determine for yourself what  you wish to pay for.

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The reason you buy multiple platforms is for the games that you can only find on one or the other. Personally I've spent hundreds on multiple devices over the years, whether it was the $200 forked over for the original Xbox or the $250 for the Wii. In all times that I've bought one system or another it was all because there were games in mind that I was interested in playing.

 

Nintendo has a range of its ongoing series that have often entertained customers in familiar yet distinctive ways. From Microsoft's Halo to Gears of War, these were just some of the big and attractive games that have pulled customers in. And Sony obviously has its own stable of goods.

 

With the current generation of video games already underway (this would include the 3DS, Vita, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) you definitely don't have to buy every platform on the day of their release. The only urgency should be when there are more than enough reasons to say to yourself you've gotta have you one or more than one. When there comes a point when the game library on any particular model has its hook on you, will you be able to wriggle away?


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I'm buying both. I have friends that play on both systems. Plus you get a more diverse selection of games plus exclusives. To me it's worth it.

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The reason to own both used to be Halo.

 

But that has all gone bad since Reach and without Bungie that game will never recover former glory.

 

Microsoft died as a gaming giant the day they lost their biggest first party developer.

 

Sony still have Quantic Dream and Naughty Dog.. So yeah. logic is to just ignore Microsoft exist as piece of the market.



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