[PPOTW] Which nextgen system will have the best year in 2014?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by T-hug, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. PS4

    228 vote(s)
  2. WiiU

    253 vote(s)
  3. Xbone

    26 vote(s)
  1. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Oct 24, 2002

    Hi guys! It's been a while since the last Portal Poll Of The Week due to the Christmas Holidays and New Year celebrations and holidays.
    So this weeks poll asks; which nextgen system will have the best 2014? This means everything overall, sales, exclusives etc. Basically which system will be the most popular by the end of the year.

    Remember, if you have an idea you would like to see on the PPOTW, just send me a PM with the question and answers and I will try my best to use it in the following weeks.

    If you have an idea for a poll you would like to see on the portal just send me a PM with PPOTW in the title and your questions and answers for the poll.
  2. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    What have you done, T-hug!?
  3. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Poo U because it's getting a fuck ton of good games.
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  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    People are actually voting for the Wii U?

    Have fun with your five Nintendo exclusives and complete lack of third parties.

    Anyway, PS3 master race. Purseowner 5 will be great.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I have no idea actually which usually means something obvious (as well as never asking me to make pretty things trying to get me to predict what people out in the street will do is something unlikely to end well).

    Looking at the present situation I reckon the PS4 will do pretty well but probably not by a landslide. Mainly as PS360 has now become onePS4 (I need a better mash up) as far as I am concerned. That said Sony and MS corporate are doing odd things at this point in time so.

    Wii U.... will probably still exist but I do not think it will have any new fans when all is said and done and may have even shed a few. That said Nintendo's life support system has worked for it in the past and will probably at least allow them to lurch forward.
    What will be interesting to see is what the 3ds will be doing, personally I still hold it is floundering a bit. It failing to make great impact might also trouble the life support thing from above as well. That said I will not shed a tear if it does pass as most of the devs I like are already making games for other systems.

    I do not usually care quite so much for the business side of things beyond using it to predict what games are likely to be funded, this go around might change that though.

    To that end my money so to speak is likely on the PC and android. Steam's linux efforts will be interesting to see but I am not sure it will quite dethrone windows.
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    New Jersey
    ITT T-hug is not cool about flamewar safety

    The Wii U is actually getting some games this year, but will they actually turn around the Wii U's prospects? I doubt it. Smash Bros. and Mario Kart might get the system a temporary sales boost, but they're not going to be enough to actually give the console some momentum (as the Smash Bros. and Mario Kart titles weren't enough to salvage the N64 and Gamecube's prospects).

    Besides, of all the games being released, the only one that really interests me is Bayonetta 2, and as neat as it is, I'm not spending an extra $250-300 just to get it.

    I'm interested in seeing how the PS4 fares. The system is going to suffer a bit of a drought after January or so, but it's looking like the young console should have quite a nice library by the end of the year. If it can pull that together and keep people buying, the console should be set for the rest of its lifespan.

    Of course, nothing is set in stone and anything could happen (maybe Microsoft will make the Xbox One something actually worth spending money on), but what's the fun in just accepting that and observing quietly?
  7. mightymuffy

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    I think it's doing surprisingly well in this mobile phone/tablet age - against such competition it could easily be dead & buried by now (look at the Vita: great machine - I own one myself - but no chance whatsoever against iOS/Android) Also 2013 was an excellent year for 3DS games ...my worry is that the 2014 lineup can't possibly be as good, and with the phones going from strength to strength.....

    Anyroad, the poll.... 'The best year'?? Very tough call at the moment... from a sales point of view we can drop the Wii U out of the equation already (though I have to say I'm looking forward to the games announced on this more than the other two without a doubt!), but it's too early to call between the PS4 & One. Personally I prefer the PS4 (let my youngest take the One into his bedroom, no interest in that yet!), and I'll bet a tenner it'll smash the One in both Japan (obv!) & mainland Europe. US/UK? I reckon it'll be close either way... so aye, my vote goes to the PS4
  8. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

    Sep 30, 2010
    As Nintendo fanboy, I have to say wiiu will do the best this year, yeah.
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    My DS and GBA game playing habits ( http://gbatemp.net/threads/links-to-various-gbatemp-features-over-the-years.352851/ ) tended to be many things that did not come from Nintendo save Tetris, Advance Wars and Starfy though even there I have Tetris by other means and the other two were things I had to add to the little list. When researching the companies/developers for those articles I saw time and time again that "now doing IOS/Android development" was what went today, if they were even in the industry at all.
    Similarly if the GB/GBC was little NES, the GBA/DS was little SNES we are now looking at the 3ds being little N64 or treading water and that is not a great position to be in. Likewise on "good year" that was year 3 of the 3ds and we are now going into year 4
    I am not sure last year stacks against those.

    As for Smash and Mario Kart. With the 3ds version perhaps pulling focus in the case of smash and there maybe being some actual competition at some point (Mario Kart is far from perfect and people are now moving beyond copying it badly) I have to wonder if it will as magical as before.

    "Bayonetta 2"
    Granted it could be like the lack of Pokemon clones on the DS thing but are there not set to be quite a few games like it? Granted Bayonetta was probably one of the better examples of the gameplay style but it hardly lacked competition.
  10. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

    Jul 16, 2013
    Won't do this. Too early for me to judge.
    Will stick around for the flames.
  11. B-Blue

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  12. TwilightWarrior

    TwilightWarrior GBATEMP'S Official Boss

    Jun 3, 2013
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    Wii u is probably gonna dominate in 2014 but the years after that ps4 will pick up the pace with more exclusives
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  13. razielleonhart

    razielleonhart RazzyDee

    May 21, 2008
    I believe in the Wii U
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  14. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Isn't this basically asking "what is my favorite console"? I'd guess the PS4 myself though.
  15. Tom Bombadildo

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    Can't choose just one really. All of them will have a good year; PS4 and the XBone will be getting some exclusives/multiplats and the Wii U will be getting a couple Nintendo games.

    I do think the PS4/XBone will prolly do better sales-wise than the Wii U, but I can't really say 1 console will have the best out of all.
  16. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    I believe the PS4 will have the best year, not because I want the Wii U and Xbox One to fail, but because I believe the PS4 is simply what gamers are really seeking out of a game console these days. It looks to have a strong year ahead of it as long as developers can keep their schedules somewhere near on track, and as long as the PS4 can hold its momentum, it will continue to sell out as fast as stores can get stock.

    I personally see the Wii U at this point as ending up more like the Gamecube and N64, falling back into the Nintendo funk of a lack of third party content bringing down the system, while the majority simply isn't interested in picking up Super Mario 38, Legend of Zelda: Yes, Ganon is Back Again, or another Super Smash Bros or Mario Kart. I'm sure I'm not alone in having played primarily Nintendo games growing up, and I'm sure I'm also not alone in not finding anything worth really going out of my way for that Nintendo develops anymore. I'm sure I'll eventually fall into a kind of funk with core series on Sony consoles as well, but until then, for me, Nintendo is my childhood, and my childhood seems adamant about keeping it there.
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  17. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
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    Huntersville, NC
    As someone who Owns an Xbox One and a Wii U I think the one coming out on top this year will be...
    Playstation 4. I'm not blind to the fact that its selling like hotcakes and that it has some great titles coming for it.
    I expect it to come out on top, With Xbox One being a close second and Wii U bringing up the rear.
    Reason why I think Xbox One will be second is due to the fact that it is also Getting a lot of the AMAZING multiplatforms PS4 is getting (Destiny, The Evil Within, The elder scrolls online, etc)
    And it's getting some killer exclusives as well (Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, etc.)
    As for where the Wii U stands, I don't think it's going to be sitting around in the dust like it did last year. It's exclusives will certainly help pick it up and dust itself off a bit, and I'm certainly excited for a few of them, but I still think its a little too Soon to call it safe for them.
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  18. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    PS4/PS3/WiiU. Seeing as how I can only vote for one and only have one and wont be getting a PS4 for a long time, voting for WiiU. It's games are looking better to me.

  19. mkdms14

    mkdms14 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 30, 2012
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    I think both will do really well this year. PS4 and XboxOne will get mostly the same games with the exception of a few titles promised only to that system. PS4 gets infamous Second Sons and XboxOne gets Titanfall. I know there are more exclusives for those two system but I can't really remember too many of them right now but mostly the third party stuff which will come to both.
  20. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States

    Wii U looks like being another N64 or NGC sales wise.
  21. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague
    I say PS4, why? Because I am a Nintendo fanboy.

    Seriously though, Sony made some pretty good hype with the PS4, while XBOX One will slowly die in sales and Wii U will do it's thing I think PS4 will leave some huge footsteps on this world in it's first year. I've been in the games business for 1.5 years now and the PS3 has had the best sales of all.

    wait I now realize we'll all have a great year, PS4 will have great sales and Wii U the games ^w^ everyone wins.(EXCEPT XBOX MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA *runs away* )
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