Roll Call: The Next Generation?

Next gen

Wow. Even though my excitement about the next generation has been restrained—I mean, come on, we all know that launch lineups are traditionally lame—my enthusiasm has hit a sudden peak in the last day or so, due to the launch of the PlayStation 4 this week, and the Xbox One later this month.

I haven’t been a day-one participant in a console launch since the Nintendo Wii, back in 2006, and the PlayStation 2 before it back in 2000. It’s crazy to think that I haven’t had this experience in 7 years (almost to the day), but here it is, just a sunsets away. And while I was just semi-pumped before, paying off my system last night and seeing all the deals from places like Target and Amazon are getting the fire stoked anew.

Basically, I can’t wait for the next generation. And it’s about to be here.

So my question for you guys today is this: who’s jumping in right away? What are you getting? PS4? Xbox One? What games are you getting? Let’s do a bit of a roll call. Go!

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4 thoughts on “Roll Call: The Next Generation?”

  1. I am so glad that the next generation is here it’s not even funny. I’ll be going Xbox One with BF4 and Dead Rising 3 at launch, with Forza 5 and possibly Ryse following suit for Christmas. I’m so hyped to get a new console that I’ve convinced myself to purchase a new TV to play it on, despite already hurting a bit for cash due to other expenditures this month. But come on, it’s been 8 FREAKING YEARS since the current gen started! You have to go a little crazy.

  2. I’m not particularly interested in either side this generation; rather, I’m watching the whole thing from the sidelines. That said, I might be inclined to jump for a PS4 if I had to choose.

  3. Because of the delay of Watch Dogs, I’ll be waiting til after the holiday buzz to snag a PS4. However, my room mate is planning to get one at a launch, so I should get some good hands on time.

  4. Sadly, I won’t be able to jump in day on the next gen, but I am saving some money away for when a PS4 deal hits during the holidays. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about new consoles before. It’s crazy to think that it’s been close to 10 years since we last took our foray into Microsoft and Sony’s showings. To start fresh with new tech and hopefully new IPs and ideas has me pumped at what the future has in store for our beloved medium. It’s even more bizarre to think that eventually the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be considered retro consoles. How crazy is that to think?!

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