Matt_B wrote:Yeah, but at the same time you know what you're going to get with the XB1 and the PS4, based on what's been on offer for the last few generations of both families. So, even if the games aren't quite here yet, there'll still be plenty of people willing to take the plunge with them at least so long as the price is right.
Besides, with E3 coming up, I'm pretty sure that there'll be plenty to talk about in a couple of weeks time.
That's the bit I find strange Matt....the Wii was very popular with families and had tons of games available, but now people aren't buying Wii Us because 'there's no games'. But people are willing to buy something with next to no games now because of stuff they might
be able to play next year?
At any rate, I don't think this gen of consoles is as clear cut as the last one anyway...Xbox 360 and PS3 lasted for a long time and have built up massive global userbases...the new consoles are selling well but unless they start getting a fair few more exclusive games out that are on the same level or better than previous gen big hitters like Gears Of War 2, The Last Of Us, or Bioshock Infinite then they're possibly never going to reach quite the same level of success. Continuous ports with slightly better graphics (and charging £10-£15 more a time for them) really isn't going to cut it in the long run.
I've never known a gen quite like this really, when nearly all the big games where still coming out on last gen consoles even when there were two
major new consoles out.
(three if you count the Wii U, but you know what I mean in terms of how most people see it) Sure, the Xbox 360 was plagued by a lot of HD PS2 ports for the first year of it's life but then as soon as the PS3 came out, worthwhile PS2 games pretty much dried up so attention could shift straight away to the newer machines. The overlap here seems like it will be much, much longer.
Suppose it's a bit of a rock and a hard place for both Microsoft and Sony at the moment as they make a lot of cash from Xbox Live Gold and PSN+....do they risk annoying the majority of their users, who then might still not immediately migrate to the newer consoles, and also lose the cash these people pay for online subscriptions in the process?
gman72 wrote:In this thread there is some of the worst hipocracy i have ever read on a forum.
Go back a year and read some of the gibberish being spouted about the Kinect in the Xbox1/PS4 Discussion Thread, then look at the names of some of the people posting it, then re-read this thread... ... ...
Oh do stop exaggerating and being so melodramatic.
Anything I might have said several months ago (which of course is subject to change after debating with people like, you know...youself
) with regards to how attractive Xbox One was to me with or without Kinect absolutely pales in comparison to the fact that fast forward to now, 7 months after it's release and there's still barely any worthwhile exclusives that make me want to buy one....none of us could've predicted such a games drought by now, even the Wii U had Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Game & Wario and a set dates for Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 by this stage in it's life and that's saying something.
There's also the fact that back then, none of us (not even you) could have predicted how much the user would be 'forced' to use Kinect or how useful it would be or in exactly what way it would be implemented and there were a lot of scaremongering stories going about...I was mostly worried about being bombarded with ads. Microsoft of course could have allayed a lot of my (and other people's) fears by showcasing it a lot better with some games using it's features but did they? That thread became a massive chore to read in the end (and I gave up) because of the way a couple of people seemed to be desperately trying to do unpaid PR damage limitation for Microsoft where Microsoft had completely failed themselves, and seemingly trying to champion every censored poor decision Microsoft came up with. Obviously now Xbox One is out I've been able to experience it for myself without having to rely on the opinions of other people who also hadn't actually used one at the time.
I'd happily pay £425 for an Xbox One tommorow, without Kinect even (I honestly don't give that much of a toss about it either way now that the system is out and I've been able to see for myself that it's definitely not an essential requirement of using Xbox One), if a more decent amount of system exclusive games were actually there.
If you want to get selective with your memory of last year's events, how about you dig out the old Wii U threads where I had a massive go about the Wii U not having enough games out either? (and I've had a Wii U since launch). Because ultimately, that's what it's about, the games