As we all know, Sony launched the PlayStation 4 yesterday, November 15th. To no avail, I searched for some early sales figures, but all I could find were reports that many stores had sold out of units.
I also came across the notion that it might be better to wait to buy the industry changing next-gen console. (Note that I’m not intending to isolate the PS4 as the only industry changing next-gen console. The Xbox One fits into the same category.)
Of course our hearts want the latest and greatest, and there are also the early adopters of new technology, a population segment I’ve never fully understood. But as Forbes is pointing out today, it might just be a good idea to wait to buy the PS4 — at least for a couple of months.
Firstly, there are reports that there are malfunctioning systems and HDMI port difficulties. How widespread the issue is isn’t known, but Sony claims that these problems are within the norms of a launch.
Secondly, since PS4 delayed the release of DriveClub, there are only two exclusive games for the console: Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack. We had fun playing Knack at the Montreal Comic-Con last September, but that wasn’t a full version of the game. It seems that the full version isn’t really impressing gamers, and neither is Killzone.
And therein is the real problem with the PS4; any games worth having at launch are already available for the PS3.
What do you think? Is it better to wait to buy the PS4 until any hardware problems are worked out and more exclusive games are available?
Let us know in the comments section below?
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