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Why buy multiple consoles?

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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.

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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.


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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.


Because of the exclusives im getting a ps4 and a wii U as soon as ZELDA wiiu gets released. 

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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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Only those who seek benefit in owning both has two or more. 

 

I personally will be owning one because I don't have time for two and its abit costly knowing how Microwsoft is. I also enjoy PlayStation exclusives more than other consoles with their marios and generic shooter games.

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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....


Mind,

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?

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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....


Mind,

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?


Black,

Both systems have game on them that I want to play....in the end it's all about the games not the systems.


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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....


Mind,

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?



Ok? And Forza 5 and Halo are not on PC, along with other possible interesting exclusives in the future. Not every exclusive for the One will be on PC, and not everyone has a capable PC. Personally, I may entertain the idea of getting a One farther out into the future. Once the price drops anyway.

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Shadelon wrote:

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!

 

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I would never do that, personally. Mainly because the majority of Xbox exclusive are garbage (being a 360 owner). Can't wait to switch to PS when the PS4 drops.
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