What You Can Look Forward To If You Didn't Buy A PS4 Or Xbox One

What You Can Look Forward To If You Didn't Buy A PS4 or Xbox One

New consoles new schmonzles. Not everyone is racing into the next generation of games, and that's OK. Really, those who are willing to wait might be getting the better bargain here.

For one: Neither the Xbox One or PS4 are must-buys just yet. Waiting now might mean you get to buy either console at a cheaper price or when a sexier redesign hits — which is also hopefully means some of the current issues on the Xbox One and PS4 have been ironed out. And, of course, waiting might mean you jump into the new generation when there are more games too.

That's all stuff you can look forward to if you wait a bit before buying new consoles... but what exactly do you have to look forward to on older consoles, like the PS3 and Xbox 360? Plenty, it turns out — the first year or two of next-gen gaming will see lots of cross-platform releases which will hit both current and old generation consoles. Here are some of the more notable games coming for the PS3 and 360:

  • The Walking Dead Season 2 drops sometime later this year.
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD drops in January 2014.
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII drops in February 2014.
  • Thief drops in February 2014.
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth drops in March 2014.
  • Dark Souls IIdrops in March 2014.
  • Titanfall drops in March 2014 — but only for the 360, not PS3.
  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes drops sometime in 2014.
  • Watch Dogs drops sometime in 2014.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition drops sometime in 2014.
  • The Evil Within drops sometime in 2014.
  • Destiny drops sometime in 2014.
  • Mighty No. 9 drops sometime in 2015.
  • Persona 5 drops... eventually, but only for the PS3.

Hell, even if you don't care about any of these games, you can dive into eachconsole's already-established library. There are plenty of excellent games to play, and you'll likely be able to find all of them at affordable prices — even if they're brand new.

Ah, the endless boon that new consoles bring for prudent gamers.

Did you stick with the PS3 and 360 (or the Wii?) Got anything you're looking forward on those consoles — including stuff we didn't list here? Let us know in the comments!


    The main thing to look forward to:
    A full wallet.

      So many weird bills have popped up and reared their ugly head since my XBone impulse purchase... That cash was a side for nothing so i decided to get one - now im not so much regretting it but could see where that cash should have gone ;)

    Followed by:

    -Mad Max
    -Tales of Xillia 2
    -Bayonetta 2
    -Smash Bros U
    -Mario Kart 8
    -Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
    -Murdered: Soul Suspect
    -Dying Light
    -Child of Light
    -Tales of Symphonia HD
    -Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD

    Soooo........tell me why would I want a PS4/XBone again?

    Last edited 28/11/13 3:39 pm

      Because half of the games above and some you mentioned are also on Next Gen and will be much prettier AND should have certain gameplay elements added(Ubisoft explicitly stated that Watch Dogs PS3/PS4 versions will be different.)

      Want just most of a new game?! Stick with the old system... Simple

      Oh and you obviously dont play any sports games? Ignite engine is nice

        You are 100% correct. I don't play sports games. Never have, not my thing. But can you guess what I am into? :)

        But seeing the current-gen lineup next year, I just don't see much of a point dishing out $500+ for a next-gen console at this stage when you can already play them on your current-gen system.

          Of course not and if i wasnt going through a bit of transition and had a bit of savings i didnt need all of a sudden I would be quite happy with my PS3 - But i have not regretted getting an XBone!

          Sports alone really benefit from a new generation - Ita where ive found most of the difference in gameplay... And i have to watch my language - after career matches in Fifa the manager keeps telling me to watch my language at the ref's decisions... Not sure if i like this feature or not yet but i sure as hell didnt realise how mjuch i mouth off when im playing until now!

          There rarely ever was a point on dishing on brand new hardware or console generations within the first year. Not much will happen, their will be massive game droughts, and until the next year of game releases on current gen is finished, developers won't be fully focused on them. So really, like most console launches, especially the big 3, its smart to wait a year or so for improvements to the system (fixing software and hardware related issues), more games, and most likely a cheaper price target, along with a larger and more stable community (online that is).

          > But can you guess what I am into? :)

          JRPGs I'm guessing, of which there don't appear to be any scheduled for PS4/XB1 for something like the next year. (The lack of RPGs in general is a little dismaying.)

          I did have one thought though. The most recent FF7 port was for the PC. Can you think of any recently released consoles with an architecture and CPU resembling a PC?

          (The *original* PC port of FF7 was absolutely terrible; was in fact the main reason I bought a PS1 at the time, AFTER buying FF7 for PC.)

            Honestly, none.

            The only other game I can think of are the 'Ys' games that were ported to the PC sometime back.

            Aside from that, I got nothing. I'm more a console gamer anyways since my laptop is way too weak to play any decent PC game.

      Who said anything about needing them? As for wanting them, I can see why some people may want to play smoother, crisper and overall prettier games on new systems rather than on 7+ year old technology. It's a perfectly understandable want, but sure, it's not for everybody. What is?

        I was being sarcastic dude. Chill.

          Oh, I wasn't being spiteful or anything. Just saying. I'm more chilled than Mr Freeze right now :P

            That being said, if I recall my Economics 101, there is a bit of a difference between 'needs' and 'wants.' So I'll warrant you that point.

              I definitely wanted a new console... and i definitely want the PS4 when its available for me next year...

      also FFX/X-II HD and XII HD (which square said they would do if X sells well

    For the love god, please stop using "drop" as a way of saying somthing is coming out.

    "dropping" is a music term from the old vinyl days as a DJ would "drop" the needle on the record.

    You dont say "the new avengers movie drops in 2015", because it sounds stupid, and sounds equally stupid when used to talk about anything (including games) that isn't an album.

    The Last of Us SP DLC, "Left Behind"....... can't wait for that!

    Also... "schmonzles"??? Wouldn't "schmonsole" be a better fit?

    The Order 1886

    I need those moustaches!!!

    Just read that and didn't remember anything but the word "drops".

    Exactly what I'm doing. Waiting for 12 months or so and taking another look at them this time next year.

    The Wii U on the other hand is looking pretty enticing.

    Ps4 and Xbox1 are really affordable systems. Especially considering smart phones now cost more. Ill wait till after Xmas sales and bundles and import from the USA..

    Last edited 28/11/13 4:24 pm

    Hmm, price drops, I don't see them happening any time soon but maybe the XB1 will come down a bit to PS4 price and the the PS4 price has got maybe a little bit of wiggle room as $AU549 is a bit of stretch from US$399.

    Personally I'm waiting for E3 for maybe price drop announcements and by then I will have a better idea about upcoming games,failure rates and see if there is a clear "winner".

    Also looking forward to Part 2 of the Bioshock Infinite DLC. Looking at that list though....I really don't need a new console yet.

    Still waiting and hoping for Edge of Twilight. Though the mobile games put me off a little.

    Sir Donald Bradman Cricket 2014.

      Thats Sir Donald Bradman Cricket 2014 to you

    I've made a pact with myself that I'm only getting a new console when I've played all the games I have for the old one.

    It's.... gonna be a while.

    Hell I stuck with my PS2 until 2010 before I finally got a PS3, can't say I'm in a big rush to get a PS4 or Xbox One, whichever I decide to go with.

    Last edited 29/11/13 9:59 am

    Oh man, that reminds me, I gotta go watch They Live.
    Rowdy Roddy FTW!

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