Those without PS4: Buying now or waiting for PS5?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Alex4nder001, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Yes, I’d wait for the PS5/Xbox Two

  2. No, I’d buy the PS4/Xbox One as soon as I could

  3. Actually I’d get both

  1. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

    Jul 28, 2017
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    I have almost every modern, 21st century console: NDS, 3DS, PS Vita Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and even the Nintendo Switch. All of them are hacked/softmodded (except the Xbox which I didn’t get round to yet).

    However, I don’t have the PS4 or Xbox One. And a few other people don’t as well. My question is: if you could, would you buy one now, or wait until the PS5 is released (since there’s a good chance of backwards compatibility). Would it be different in the case of the Xbox One and Xbox Two? What if you wanted to run homebrew and backups? ;)

    Please let me know down below. I’ve been wanting to get a hackable PS4 pro for ages...
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  2. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

    Jan 13, 2017
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    Niether tbh. I don't have boatloads of cash to drop on a console
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  3. AtsuNii

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    Hm, that would actually be a rather hard one. A complete new one I wouldn't recommend however a used one might actually be worth it. Ive seen PS4's go for under 200 Euro and I got my Xbox one for under 150 even. As the new consoles will likely arrive in 2 or 3 years. It depends if you're willing to wait that while or not.
  4. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Almost all of the games on both platforms are also on other devices (usually PC) and/or slightly upgraded versions from earlier consoles. So...I'm not a collector of modern consoles, but right now I can't even see why collectors (at least the ones who want one to really game on) would want one. It's much easier to spend the money on...well...actual games.

    The whole "there's a good chance it will have backwards compatibility" is pure speculation: the things haven't even been officially announced yet. I'd wait at least until then and then hearing whether or not it has backward compatibility. As a bonus: perhaps there are some better exclusives on these devices that would warrant a purchase.
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  5. HaloEliteLegend

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    The PS4 has been out for a while with a pretty good software library, and the PS5 is still a few years away. Now would probably be the best time to buy a PS4 if you haven't already and want to play PS4 exclusives.
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  6. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 12, 2009
    BF may have some decent deals.

    If you can get it cheap enough or a good enough bundle, it may be worth it.
  7. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi

    Sep 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    Last gen, although not a day 1 adopter, I had a 360 pretty early in it's life cycle. I never owned an og xbox, and had favored the Gamecube and PS2 in the previous gen (prior to that, I'd had an N64 and a PS1, and before that SNES and Megadrive). I mention this just to show that, if anything, I favored the Sony systems over their competitors prior to PS3.
    When our current gen kicked off I picked up a PS3, so I could experience all the exclusives I'd missed out on while owning a 360.
    I'd wanted a Wii U pretty much from the point MK8 released, but I stubbornly waited for a price drop that never came - I eventually bought one around a year before the Switch launched.
    Having caught up on the PS3 titles I'd missed out on, and the handful of Wii U titles that were worth buying the system for, I realised that there was now a massive selection of content that I wanted to play on PS4. I picked up my Pro in last years black friday sales - arguably in the tale end of the consoles life cycle.

    So, in reply to the op;
    Don't consider 'skipping' a console gen if there are titles you know you'd want to play (especially not due to speculation that next gen will allow you to access the previous gen).
    If you're okay waiting for the next gen, then I'd suggest waiting and buying a PS4 cheap when everyone else is trading them in for the PS5 (similar to what I did with PS3)... by that time, it's likely you'll be able to buy a PS4 Pro, Xbox1X, and a Switch for whatever a PS5 will cost.
  8. zeveroth

    zeveroth GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 16, 2009
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    I purchase Nintendo consoles when they launch. All other consoles take a back burner until I get excited for a specific game . I bought the PS4 for Detroit and GoW. Probably won't get a ps5 unless they have a have games I'm interested in.
  9. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

    Aug 21, 2016
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    I got a ps4 just for kh, xbox is just a shooter console as far as I see most of the time and the next gen console will likely just be pushing for graphics still which I would rather go to pc for if I want top of the line graphics
  10. matthi321

    matthi321 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 14, 2013
    unless there is some games you cannot wait to play til the next consoles launches i would say yes wait. as the next gen console will most likely be backward compatible
  11. smf

    smf GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 23, 2009
    Nobody can tell you when the PS5 will be out or when it will be hackable. If you want a hackable ps4 pro, then get one. I don't know if you've left it too late.
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  13. emigre

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    Jan 28, 2009
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    I say get it. It's a great system with a lot of great and worthwhile exclusives.
  14. TuxTux

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    Nov 9, 2018
    PS5 will probably come in 2021. Do you want to wait that long?
  15. SpongyLesbian

    SpongyLesbian Newbie

    Nov 4, 2018
    I am on the same train with SANIC, but if I had to buy one I'd go with Playstation 4. There are some exclusive titles on Playstation 4 I'd love to play. Also Playstation 5 has a long time to come. I don't think it is a great idea to wait for it, even if it is going to have backwards compatibility for Playstation 4.
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