I’ve been saying this from the firs time I heard about the announcements of next gen. I think it’s too early, always have! However I am still behind and trying to catch up with games from many gens ago! So really this is a very subjective post.
There are now articles around the web saying this next gen feels rushed? I couldn’t agree more. The consoles are both having issues, there is hardly any games available for either. However this is always expected of launch consoles. Which is why I never buy at the start.
This is besides the point though, I honestly think we could of waited another year and then they could of launched the consoles with an amazing selection of games. A reason for everyone to want to buy the new consoles, not just hardcore fans.
Why not release a console selling game with the launch of the console, for instance any entry in the Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil series and much more. Any of these games would sell a system, with the huge fan base behind them.
I can tell you, I’d buy a Playstation 4 on launch day if it came with Kingdom Hearts 3 or Final Fantasy XV. There is no doubt in my mind. I’d buy it and I’d pay any price for it! This would make the console worth it on launch day for me personally, otherwise it’s the waiting game until the games I want come out which benefits me in the long run as prices will drop and problems will be fixed.
As for now, what did I do on the American release date of the PS4…I went and bought a console which is not selling so well but has a promising line up over the next year. No it’s not the Playstation Vita (I bought that a week before haha). It’s the Wii U!
Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wii_U_Console_and_Gamepad.png
Why did I buy the Wii U? – Why not? It’s got a massive selection of games now, and more in the works. It’s been out longer so the games will start to really come now. It’s cheaper. Oh let me tell you about the price I paid. It cost me £5.34 for a Wii U haha. Ok so it never, but it felt like it did to me because I traded in something I don’t use anymore. My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and it got me a lot of trade in credit. I then used that together with a few reward points bringing the price of my Wii U with Mario and Luigi Bros down to £5.34.
As I bought this tablet over a year ago, that’s money spent and long gone meaning I had forgot about it. Making it feel like I got my Wii U for £5.34 (yes I think about things in a very weird way but hey it makes me happy thinking like this haha).
A little comment about my Wii U…I actually really like it. I am especially surprised with the joypad. You know the massive one that is like a tablet! It’s surprisingly VERY LIGHT and easy to hold. It’s more comfortable than a 3DS or Vita!
Not to mention I have some nostalgia about Mario and I really felt like playing it again. This new entry is an amazing one at that and I am also tempted by Super Mario 3D World (I’m not a fan of Mario…or Sonic for that matter since it went 3D) but these latest ones, including Sonic Lost World are actually not that bad and I’ve found myself interested in them.
Of course, another reason I bought the Wii U is for the eventual date of when X is released. I am obsessed with Xenoblade Chronicles and X looks to be very similar, this has to be the next game in that series, it looks way too similar but with the new graphics and features it’s even more jaw dropping. I can not wait for this. I bought my Wii for Xenoblade Chronicles and I’d happily pay for a Wii U just for X.