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View Poll Results: What are you buying?
Xbox One 65 15.33%
PS4 187 44.10%
Changed from Xbox One to PS4 8 1.89%
Changed from PS4 to Xbox One 6 1.42%
Getting both (eventually) 30 7.08%
Waiting for more info 60 14.15%
Not getting either 68 16.04%
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:59 AM   #4781
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I think the next generation will see a lot more digital-only games, but we're not ready to abandon them just yet imo. There's too many people that are militant about discs. Remember when Microsoft wanted the Xbox One to be online only and they basically lost the entire generation over it? I think it would be like that.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #4782
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Call me old fashioned, but I prefer discs for my PS4.



Then again, 100% of my PC games are downloaded, so I guess I'm just odd.



Also - is it worth having an aftermarket cooling fan on the PS4? I have a non-air-conditioned house in Calgary.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:30 PM   #4783
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Then again, 100% of my PC games are downloaded, so I guess I'm just odd.
I'm the same way but I think that has to do with cost.

I used to buy physical copies of PC games but with Steam it just made more sense financially to go digital. I refuse to spend $80 on a game and physical copies seem to take forever to go on sale so I just ended up buying digital.

With console games it's the opposite. With E3 sales I can pre-order games for $50 while digital copies take a while to go on sale. I also like having a physical collection of all of my favorite games that I plan to keep forever. I still do buy digital copies of games but it's games that are super cheap and I really don't care to have part of my physical collection.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:37 PM   #4784
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I'm the same way but I think that has to do with cost.

I used to buy physical copies of PC games but with Steam it just made more sense financially to go digital. I refuse to spend $80 on a game and physical copies seem to take forever to go on sale so I just ended up buying digital.

With console games it's the opposite. With E3 sales I can pre-order games for $50 while digital copies take a while to go on sale. I also like having a physical collection of all of my favorite games that I plan to keep forever. I still do buy digital copies of games but it's games that are super cheap and I really don't care to have part of my physical collection.
The other factor is that even if you buy a new PC, Steam games could still run on that PC. If you go from PS3 to PS4, your digital games are useless, but you could sell/exchange hard copy games.

That is why I opt for physical more often for console - when I upgrade and sell my console, I own games that I can sell, or I can sell/exchange games I don't play anymore. I only go digital for games where the sale is a deep discount or i figure it has no real sell-on value

I am OK with moving away from physical media on consoles, provided that the "console generation" also becomes a thing of the past. Make new games gated to the new console, the same way an old PC cannot run new games, but allow me once I upgrade to continue to play from my collection
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:30 PM   #4785
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Sales are the biggest thing for me. Games on Steam and Origin and whatnot go on sale often. There seems to be very few sales on the PS store and when there is they're pretty lackluster.

I haven't had a PC with a disc drive in at least 5 years, yet still prefer discs for the playstation
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I haven’t bought a physical disk since launch and I’d be happy not to have a disc tray. I just have no legitimate reason to add physical items when I can store them digitally.

I understand those who say that they do, but I just have so many records, cds, and games in boxes that the physical copies are dust collectors and require space to store them.

Even better would be a discount on the hardware, and even a nominal discount on the software to acknowledge the lack of production and distribution of a physical copy. I’m dreaming I know.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:23 AM   #4787
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Ridonkulous. PS4 will easily pass 100 million and pass the Wii as well.

Apparently on pace to overtake even the PS2.



https://www.sie.com/en/corporate/rel...19/190108.html

PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 91.6 million units globally as of December 31, 2018.

Marvel’s Spider-Man, launched in September 2018, has cumulatively sold through more than 9 million copies worldwide as of November 25, 2018.
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There's no chance it overtakes the PS2. If only because PS5 possibly drops in the fall.
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There's still plenty of gas left in that tank, but no, it won't eclipse PS2. However, one thing they have now that they didn't have then is about 34 million people spending about $5/month on a PS+ membership (https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ribers-global/).

Can you imagine pulling in about $170,000,000... per month? I'm not sure what they take off each game sold, but Spider-Man is now their most successful first-party title of all time and i'm thinking it might have made about that. And they do it every month.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:46 PM   #4790
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There's no chance it overtakes the PS2. If only because PS5 possibly drops in the fall.
PS5 might be officially announced this year but wouldn't come out until 2020 at the earliest. I don't think it will catch PS2 either.
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Reminds me of one of the best memes from this generation.





https://kotaku.com/massive-lines-in-...n-4-1832045873

This week, PlayStation Korea rolled out price cuts for the PS4 and PS4 Pro for a limited time only. Folks have lined up in droves.

The PlayStation 4 launched in South Korea on December 17, 2013.

The PS4 Pro is originally 498,000 South Korean Won ($444), but it’s marked down to 348,000 KRW ($311), while the 378,000 KRW ($337) PlayStation 4 is 248,000 KRW ($221). The PSVR is also on sale, priced at 298,000 KRW ($266) from 448,000 KRW ($400).





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