Buying a PS4

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PostBuying a PS4
by Yoshimi » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:51 am

I've managed to hold out on buying a current gen console so far. I have a decent PC, a Wii U, Vita, 3DS (as well as PS3 and 360).

However I now quite fancy playing Uncharted 3 and a few other games, as well as PSVR when it arrives. I have the chance to buy a 2nd hand PS4, but not sure if I'm being foolish not to wait on the Neo.

For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.

I have Doom and VC on PC already, but would quite like playing them on a big screen. I have Odin Sphere on Vita, but again would like to play it on TV.

So, does that sound like a good deal? Should I wait for the Neo?

Also, I had PS+ for a year, a while ago and added all the ps4 games to my account every month. If I reactivate my account again, I get all those games, don't I?
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Buffalo » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:21 am

I think that if you're a PC gamer, then I'm not convinced you'd need a Neo, because a lot of games are going to look better on your PC, Neo or otherwise.
But yeah it's a great deal, some great games there.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Peter Crisp » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:22 am

Personally I'd advise waiting for the Neo as it will be able to play all Ps4 games and presumably be able to use the extra horsepower for something other than making the dashboard load twice as fast although I suppose that would be quite nice.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by NickSCFC » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:26 am

Yoshimi wrote:For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.


That's like £200 worth of games alone, bite his hand off!
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:41 am

Yoshimi wrote:
For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.

So, does that sound like a good deal? Should I wait for the Neo?

Also, I had PS+ for a year, a while ago and added all the ps4 games to my account every month. If I reactivate my account again, I get all those games, don't I?


great deal, but i'd still wait for Neo and yes. your + games will should be usable again.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by HSH28 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:45 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.


That's like £200 worth of games alone, bite his hand off!


About £190 actually, worth noting that £65 of that is for Odin Sphere.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by NickSCFC » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:53 am

What the hell, Hugo. I said like £200, not exactly £200.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by HSH28 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:55 am

NickSCFC wrote:What the hell, Hugo. I said like £200, not exactly £200.


I know.

I just wondered exactly how much you could get all those games for and it comes out to just over £190 (new), but I thought it was definitely worth noting that a large portion of that amount was for a single game.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Yoshimi » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:13 pm

Thanks for the replies so far folks. Seems public opinion is split too! :?
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by NickSCFC » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:24 pm

Yoshimi wrote:Thanks for the replies so far folks. Seems public opinion is split too! :?


Who's selling it? I'll have it if you don't want it.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Octoroc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:31 pm

I'm in the same boat Yoshimi although that offer seems like a fair deal, but my decision is made: I'm waiting for a Neo.

Those games will all drop in price and you aren't buying them new.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Peter Crisp » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:20 pm

I suppose it depends on just how insane Sony go with the price of the Neo.

Will they go PS3 style losing loads on each unit sold or will they go the Apple route and charge a premium.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Octoroc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:52 pm

I think it'll be around the same price as a launch PS4. It's not as spectacular an upgrade as the Scorpio thingy. The 'Base' units will obviously drop in price.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Denster » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:12 pm

A 1gb hard drive is a bit stingy.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by KjGarly » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:43 pm

I'll buy R&C off you :shifty: if it's at the right price ;) ;)
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:11 pm

Yoshimi wrote:I've managed to hold out on buying a current gen console so far. I have a decent PC, a Wii U, Vita, 3DS (as well as PS3 and 360).

However I now quite fancy playing Uncharted 3 and a few other games, as well as PSVR when it arrives. I have the chance to buy a 2nd hand PS4, but not sure if I'm being foolish not to wait on the Neo.

For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.

I have Doom and VC on PC already, but would quite like playing them on a big screen. I have Odin Sphere on Vita, but again would like to play it on TV.

So, does that sound like a good deal? Should I wait for the Neo?

Also, I had PS+ for a year, a while ago and added all the ps4 games to my account every month. If I reactivate my account again, I get all those games, don't I?
It sounds like you'd be better off buying a Steam Link now to play things like Doom and Valkyria Chronicles on a big screen and waiting for a Neo. There's very little point buying a PS4 if you know that your PC can run multiformat games and your only concern is the location of the PC. I've played a number of games on my Link without an issue. About half my Dark Souls 3 time has been from the Comfy Couch™ in my living room, as the Link streams from my PC in my bedroom, and I was even streaming Dolphin this morning.

As you're interested in PSVR, it would be wise to see exactly what the Neo is and whether or not it offers any benefit to PSVR. At the moment, we only have rumours saying that PSVR will work on the normal PS4 but that's not to say that the Neo definitely won't offer a better experience.

To answer your final question, yes, you would get access to all the PS4 games that you added to your account while you had a PS+ subscription, if you resubscribe.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Saint of Killers » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:16 pm

+1 for wait for Neo.

But I do highly recommend you play Uncharted 4 and R&C when you do eventually get your PS4/Neo.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Saint of Killers » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:33 pm

HSH28 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:For £300 I can get a 1gb Uncharted edition PS4, with Uncharted 4, Odin Sphere Collectors Edition, Overwatch, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, and Valkyria Chronicles.


That's like £200 worth of games alone, bite his hand off!


About £190 actually, worth noting that £65 of that is for Odin Sphere.


This is only worth the money if you're a fan of the game, but also know what kind of game you are in for. Because as solid as it is, it gets repetitive *very* quickly. Even though there are multiple playable characters. Looks gorgeous, though, like pretty much every Vanillaware game.
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PostRe: Buying a PS4
by Yoshimi » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:48 am

So I spent the weekend thinking it over, but decided against buying the ps4. Thanks again for all your replies.

If Nick, or anyone else is interested in the deal, the guy has it up on Gumtree now. He lives in Linlithgow (between Stirling and Edinburgh). He's asking for £320, but was willing to accept £300.

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