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    should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by raecor14 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:56 am

    so i really want the PS4 asap but do you all think i should wait a few months after launch to buy it? like to see if the model has any kinks?


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:30 am

    If you really want it so badly, then i see no wrong in getting it early. I however, would wait a while, just to make sure there's nothing wrong with it. So far, unless i'm wrongly informed, the PS-consoles have had good quality on release though, so i don't think it should be too much of a problem getting it on launch.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by raecor14 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:25 am

    apparently the orignal PS3's had a yellow light of death 0_o ill most likely wait a few months (And i live in 'straya so its a month or 2 before we get it anyways.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:28 am

    A yellow light of death? Pfft! The 360 had the Red light of Death. Noobs. silly

    If that's the case, then you should most certainly wait.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:41 am

    Your call, though I'd imagine Sony would provide its customers with maintenance assistance so you should be covered on that end.

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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by sunbro on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:48 am

    I still have my PS3 (fatty) wich came with a 40GB HDD (upgraded with 500GB HDD)still run like a charm, although I clean it regularly

    I'm an electrician so dismanteling electric devices are hobby of sort, also don't place devices that are powerd on for a long time in a closed environment


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by BagerX2 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:02 am

    Still have my launch PS3 and it is still going strong after countless hours of being on, including many times of being left on for a few days at a time. I trust Sony build quality. I will be getting one at launch. If you do or not is your call, but I wouldnt worry about the quality to much.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:16 am

    Wait and see what games are out, there was really SFA great games out for a good bit when the PS3 came out, i ended up paying full whack on launch. could've saved myslelf a couple of hundred yoyo's as the price dropped when there came a stream of good games.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:57 am

    My original 60gb PS3 has broken... I think 3 times? A couple of times due to misuse admittedly, the final time was yellow light of death.. but it was after I'd had that one for over two years (the time when that model became susceptible to the problem)

    I don't think you should get PS4 on launch, but thats simply because it'll be too expensive, there wont be many games for it, and as the first original model will be prone to a couple of problems, though the prior two reasons are far more prevalent and important than the last in my opinion.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by passivefamiliar on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:05 am

    My friend (no joke believe me or dont i dont care) has had his ps3 on, fatty, since he bought it. He hasnt turned it off, but maybe 4 or 5 times when he has moved and a couple bad storms he shut it down to prevent it getting shocked.

    His still runs fine. So sony quality is not in question.

    Also, im pretty sure its RED RING OF DEATH. Not light....just saying. And thats just another reason NOT to get an xbox. I dont wanna flame war, but i dont understand. Couple other friends have gone through 3 or 4 xboxs each...why keep getting it...

    The only real reason to wait for the ps4, why i'll wait. Is for price and bundle to come out.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:14 am

    passivefamiliar wrote:My friend (no joke believe me or dont i dont care) has had his ps3 on, fatty, since he bought it. He hasnt turned it off, but maybe 4 or 5 times when he has moved and a couple bad storms he shut it down to prevent it getting shocked.

    His still runs fine. So sony quality is not in question.

    Also, im pretty sure its RED RING OF DEATH. Not light....just saying. And thats just another reason NOT to get an xbox. I dont wanna flame war, but i dont understand. Couple other friends have gone through 3 or 4 xboxs each...why keep getting it...

    The only real reason to wait for the ps4, why i'll wait. Is for price and bundle to come out.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360

    Edit: Also, exclusives. That's why i have an xbox. I'm a fan of the Fable and Halo series, and not a lot of exclusives for the PS has caught my attention.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Ashran on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:45 am

    dont get anything at launch. Wise customer rule number 3º.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:27 am

    I bought launch release PSP. A few years ago the room it was in flooded. It was submerged in about two inches of water and had silt inside it. I wan't home and wasn't able to remove the battery until several hours after the fact. It still runs fine.

    I bought a fatty PS3 a couple weeks after launch. It just died in October and went trough crazy heavy use between myself and my Netflix loving family. A few moves, dropped a couple times, you name it.

    My PS2 was near launch. I gave it to my mom who had a slim that died right after I got my PS3. As far as I know it still works (my brother has it now).



    Moral of the story: I don't think you should buy a PS4 at launch. You should buy ME a PS4 at launch. After a couple of months I'll let you know if you should get yourself one.

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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Longshot on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:38 am

    sunbro wrote:I still have my PS3 (fatty) wich came with a 40GB HDD
    (upgraded with 500GB HDD)still run like a charm, although I clean it
    regularly

    I'm an electrician so dismanteling electric devices are
    hobby of sort, also don't place devices that are powerd on for a long
    time in a closed environment

    Good sir, you must share us more protips and secrets on how to keep our precious electronics in good order

    skarekrow13 wrote:Moral of the story: I don't think you should buy a PS4 at launch. You should buy ME a PS4 at launch. After a couple of months I'll let you know if you should get yourself one.

    I'll be your second opinion
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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by nsane32 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm

    I would wait untill some good games came out to get because if you get it at launch there will only be a few games out and youll probably only play 2 of those so wait on it


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by BagerX2 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:57 pm

    Other than the possible faultiness of the console, which can happen to any piece of hardware, if you have the money just go with it if you want it. Getting a new console on opening night, setting it up, and launching a game is awesome. Its hard to describe the feeling, but the combination of waiting for a long time for it, actually having it sitting in front of you, being one of the first to have it, its just cool. Then you get online and others are super excited. Its something every nerd needs to do at least once. I fully understand those that want to wait for a price drop, bundles, and hardware refreshes, but that feeling just isnt the same when you get it later.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by aceluby on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:57 pm

    If there is a game you want to play, yes, especially if it's exclusive to the PS4. If there isn't anything that you think you 'have' to play, then wait it out until there is. I know I have plenty of games to play in my backlog and since the PS4 isn't adding anything new (like BDD, HD, or BC) I'm going to wait until there is a game that I REALLY want to play before purchasing, or if my PS3 happens to break right before or after release.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by sunbro on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:03 pm

    Longshot wrote:
    sunbro wrote:I still have my PS3 (fatty) wich came with a 40GB HDD
    (upgraded with 500GB HDD)still run like a charm, although I clean it
    regularly

    I'm an electrician so dismanteling electric devices are
    hobby of sort, also don't place devices that are powerd on for a long
    time in a closed environment

    Good sir, you must share us more protips and secrets on how to keep our precious electronics in good order

    skarekrow13 wrote:Moral of the story: I don't think you should buy a PS4 at launch. You should buy ME a PS4 at launch. After a couple of months I'll let you know if you should get yourself one.

    I'll be your second opinion







    Look complicated but its pretty easy
    btw I didn't use the vids but if you don't know your electronics its really helpful

    As for the cleaning part you dont have to take it that far as in the video just far enough to reach the fan and use canned air


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:13 pm

    Yeah, that's just like the Xbox fix. I had a RRoD on mine (a near launch console but far enough away to miss the really bad batch) a few years in. Was able to fix it super cheap. I would have to periodically redo the thermal compound on that which is why I didn't fix my burnt out PS3 (that and the new ones are relatively cheap). It's easy but doing it over and over takes time I don't really have currently. PS3s might not need the redo on a routine basis but I didn't wanna risk it.

    For cleaning tips, an occasional vacuum can go a long way if you're not up for stripping and the like.

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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:11 pm

    The unfortunate fact we all need to realise here is things at launch will tend to be buggier. As games and consoles become more complicated naturally there's a higher chance that things go wrong. Waiting for the first few software changes is therefore probably a good idea with any new piece of tech. (Though my PSP never broke once, which i thought was commendable)

    This is analogous to the car industry, as nowadays it's far more common for things to go wrong with new motors than old ones because everything has become more high tech, though with cars the issues seem to just be accepted funnily enough.


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    Re: should i get the PS4 at launch?

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:31 pm

    I say no.
    They might drop the price on it shortly after.


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    i am desperate to play infamous:second son ahahaha. i


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    Post by aceluby on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:29 pm

    raecor14 wrote:i am desperate to play infamous:second son ahahaha. i

    In that case YES, get a launch console. I still need to play the dark side on infamous and pick up infamous 2


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    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:56 pm

    aceluby wrote:
    raecor14 wrote:i am desperate to play infamous:second son ahahaha. i

    In that case YES, get a launch console. I still need to play the dark side on infamous and pick up infamous 2

    I've played infamous through twice, first on normal as good, second on hardest difficulty with evil. Fun as hell, ridiculously frustrating silly

    I wanna pick up infamous 2, but I keep buying random games that get in the way silly


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    I plan on both inFamous games after I beat Skyrim. Might be awhile at this rate.


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