Poll: Will you upgrade immediatly?

Rhys95

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I'll wait a year to let them work out the flaws in the system (which we all know there will be). If there's no backwards compatibility/way to transfer game data I'll wait until more good games come out/my friends upgrade.
 

kasperbbs

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No, i upgraded my PC's video card instead to keep up with consoles new hardware. Maybe if i get my hands on some spare cash, but i'm not that interested right now, maybe if they release some actual info on the hardware/features instead of '6 times better!' and these discouraging rumors about 'always online' requirements.
 

DuelLadyS

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I don't start seriously considering adding a console to my collection without a minimum of 3 must-have titles (or six I'm very interested in.) At that point, I figure out the 'real cost'- becuase it's never just the system, it's the system and a game and maybe an extra controller/memory unit/standard accessory almost everything uses (I'm looking at you, nunchuk!). From there I figure out how affordable the system is for me, and if I should start saving or hunting for sales or just waiting on a price drop.

If the rumors about the new Xbox being anti-used end up true, I won't buy one at all. I LIKE my old systems. I still have an 8 bit Nintendo hooked up to my TV. They're aren't excactly piles of new games around for NES. Why invest in a system that's basically got a 'set shelf life'- oh, new games are out, you can't add to your collection anymore. It sounds awful, I hope it doesn't pan out.
 

Cpu46

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First I wait for my bank account to actually have a stable amount of money in it, then I check for games and reliability. Then I make my decision. So probably not for at least a year after release.
 

Shreddie

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As it's my primary console I probably won't wait too long to upgrade my Xbox. Depends on the price and what games it has at launch I guess. I probably wouldn't upgrade my PS3 right away though, and I sure as hell won't be getting a Wii U when it launches.
 

New Frontiersman

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Well I'd like too. I'm a sucker for new technology. But I really can't afford to, so I'll probably end up waiting until the price drops or I've saved up enough money to get one.
 

azurine

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Well, after the 3DS was a huge waste of money, I'm considering giving up on gaming altogether.
It does sound quite tempting.
 

bobajob

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Absolutely not.
I reckon my money will be better spent upgrading my awe-inspiring gaming PC, as some posters have correctly pointed out, this generation of consoles was so horribly launched; I was unfortunate enough to buy the first-gen PS3 with PS2 emulation chip, which spontaneously combusted(slight exagerration)after 2 years, plus the game library was sparse at launch and most of those were PS2 games with a couple of bells and whistles on.
Got the feeling I bought an overpriced blu-ray player, really.
There are exclusives, but hey, we'll be able to emulate them a few years down the line.
Long-live PC gaming!
 

natster43

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Probably not. While I will want them, I have never gotten a console on launch day. The only system I had within half a year of it being out was the 3DS and that was a gift. But if rumors turn out to be true, I am possibly never getting the next Xbox.
 

liquidsolid

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Nah I'll wait until a game I really want comes out for the PS4 like Grand Theft Auto 6 until I upgrade. Usually that takes about a year or year and a half for there to be good games beyond the launch titles.
 

Penguin_Factory

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I probably won't get any of them on launch day, but definitely some time during the year they come out. I'm already planning on saving up for a Wii U for Christmas.

I've got enough to disposable income to be able to afford to buy this stuff though, I can see why other people would wait.
 

LittleJoeRambler

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Unless my economic position gets a lot better between now and then, I'm just going to sink my disposable income into keeping my PC up-to-date. I still can't play Battlefield 3 with my current set-up, so getting a better rig takes priority.
 

fenrizz

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I'm probably not going to upgrade on day one, but I intend to make the switch within the first year.

The console needs to fill a few criteria though:

1. It need to act as a decent media center, at least on par with the PS3.
There is no use in trading my PS3 for something that does not fill it's most used ability.

2. Blu-Ray capability, though I doubt that is going to be much of a problem.

3. Backwards compatibility. Not a must, but it would certainly persuade me to upgrade sooner.
 

Not-here-anymore

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Not until I can comfortably afford it, which currently I can't. Besides, a new console would mean cheaper games from the current generation, which means I could catch up on all the games I missed.
 

bbad89

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Assuming what I've heard is true, the 720 runs on the same GPU as my computer, so I feel no pressure :)
 

Snoozer

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Waiting is always the best option (I think). It usually means lower prices and an acceptable amount of games. At release there is only a slim amount of games and enough games on your old console/system to keep you busy for a while.
I still wouldn't wait for too long, when they make a slim/light version etc is a good time.

Still I was stupid enough to buy the 3Ds at release - a perfect example of when it would have been smarter to wait for the light version.