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Postby 360_Fan » 01 Mar 2013, 14:04

That number will increase when M$ shows its hand.
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Postby Bambis Dad » 01 Mar 2013, 14:09

I'll probably wait. Whatever Microsoft announce I'll still want to see the long term future of any machine. Nintendo have the best future from what I currently know, but Sony do seem to have almost everything I want at launch. But I need to know what the twelve months after that will mean.
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Postby WHITEyy118 » 01 Mar 2013, 14:13

Alaann wrote:why did they ask 9 year olds they dont have any money thats a bit pointless and that must ruin the survey


Agree. I read upto ages 9 and started to chuckle.
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Postby ingy » 01 Mar 2013, 14:32

29%, I can't see that many consoles being available at launch though, but i suppose if sony shaft us in europe with a staggered launch as per normal it will give them a bit more time to build stocks.
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Postby Stan_Goodspeed » 01 Mar 2013, 14:33

I started saving money for the PS4 a few months back, definitely a day one purchase for me. I'm still on the fence for the Nextbox, I know I'll get one eventually - not unlike the WiiU - but I don't think any of their known exclusives would make me shell out at launch, provided they're launch titles indeed. Besides, it seems the PS3 has more interesting games (at least to me) coming than the 360 this year, so I know I can juggle between the two for a while.

Anyway, It's gonna be an interesting E3, and I am convinced that whichever platform we choose ultimately the console doom-mongers got another thing coming.
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Postby stealth » 01 Mar 2013, 14:42

way to high
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Postby ingy » 01 Mar 2013, 14:44

Stan_Goodspeed wrote:I started saving money for the PS4 a few months back, definitely a day one purchase for me. I'm still on the fence for the Nextbox, I know I'll get one eventually - not unlike the WiiU - but I don't think any of their known exclusives would make me shell out at launch, provided they're launch titles indeed. Besides, it seems the PS3 has more interesting games (at least to me) coming than the 360 this year, so I know I can juggle between the two for a while.

Anyway, It's gonna be an interesting E3, and I am convinced that whichever platform we choose ultimately the console doom-mongers got another thing coming.


Yeah, i'm very optimistic about this next round of consoles, i don't think there'll be any major difference between the two, they will both have to play the up and coming battlefields and call of duty games, so the specs will be the same regardless of all the internet rumours.

This means both camps will have to work hard to gain our loyalty, let the fun begin.
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Postby Bambis Dad » 01 Mar 2013, 14:45

stealth wrote:way to high

Agreed, going by how many gamers play more than five hours a week, you'd be looking at sales in the region of 36 million at launch for the PS4 and 720 combined.
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Postby Chris_Shanahan87 » 01 Mar 2013, 14:49

I'll be holding off. I am more than happy with my PS3 and what is still to come (FFXIV, FFXIII Versus, The last of Us, Gran Turismo 6, The Last Guardian) and most third-party next-gen games will be released on PS3 (Watch Dogs, AC4, Ground Zeroes etc) for a couple of years. Slightly improved versions of current gen games is not worth picking up a new console for IMO.

In a few years, when games are exclusive to PS4 and Xbox 720 and are therefor making the most of those systems I will make the jump.
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Postby richomack360 » 01 Mar 2013, 14:51

Something wrong here

29 per cent of "core" gamers surveyed by market research firm NPD Group said they intend to purchase a next-gen console at launch


Ok, no problem about 400 quid each...

The survey was completed by 887 US respondents aged nine and above who currently play games for five or more hours per week


So, how will these 9 year olds afford the next gen systems ?

Wouldo f thought core gamers, ones who have been in the gaming fold for a while now, would be mid-twenties onwards, with disposable income etc ?

Seriously, interviewing 9 year olds ? shouldnt they be out climbing trees or something, not playin CoD(swallop)
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Postby Sandbwoy » 01 Mar 2013, 15:18

Alaann wrote:why did they ask 9 year olds they dont have any money thats a bit pointless and that must ruin the survey


Exactly what I thought, kids can say anything. In their imagination they might like to get a new console when it's launched, but they don't earn wages. What a ridiculous, pointless survey.
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Postby buffig » 01 Mar 2013, 15:21

I dont really have any loyalties to a brand. I have a PS3 and I loved what Sony has in mind for PS4. Which console I buy really depends on what MS shows off. Either way, I'll definitely have one at launch.
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Postby LordVonPS3 » 01 Mar 2013, 15:23

360_Fan wrote:That number will increase when M$ shows its hand.


9 Yr old : "I look forward to Microsoft Game & Watch."
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Postby Bambis Dad » 01 Mar 2013, 15:25

No one enjoyed my statistics joke? I actually researched it based on stats of gamers that play more than five hours a week, then how many were multi format gamers versus single console owners, then looked at how many of each console had sold this generation. It was really complicated to get that punch line to work out at 36.
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Postby Spider82 » 01 Mar 2013, 15:26

I am a true gamer and will be buying both! I prefer the Xbox, but would never miss the Sony exclusives!
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