We all have “Yas!” There are reasons to say that. Or “nah” when it comes to new console purchases, but I don’t think I’m much of an edge case here. I plan to wait because it looks like I’m not being given a reason to buy yet.
To get out of this path, I am not looking down on anyone who is ready to pre-order the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Supply chain and scarcity are quite the reasons, and I think how some are very important games on those platforms in a minute.
But for now, here are three reasons I’m leaving the PS5 and Xbox Series X for now, which goes beyond the simple logic of “a lot of money I can spend on a lot of other things”.
I still have a lot of PS4 games to play
Let’s start with the PS5, the console I was more likely to buy in the first place (I drive a PS4 domestic, and I didn’t even buy my own Xbox One X). The PS5 feature I’m most excited about is its wild design. The thing looks like a Wi-Fi router and a Tower fan had a secret love child who grew up around EVE and the wall • e. As a piece of statement art, it is as strong as it is divisive.
Considering That of The thing I’m most excited about is the PS5, you can already know where I’m going: games. Or, rather, it is lacking.
This is a list of games that are expected to be launched by PS5 or by the end of 2020:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Holiday 2020
- Astro Playroom – PS5 Launch
- Bugsonax – Holiday 2020
- Chivali 2 – 2020
- Dirt 5 – 2020
- Fortnite – PS5 Launch
- Godfall – December 2020
- Gods and Demons – Holiday 2020
- Jet: The Far Shore – Holiday 2020
- Madden NFL 21 – 2020
- NBA 2K21 – 2020
- The Observer: System Redux – Holiday 2020
- Oddworld Solstrom – 2020
- Outriders – Holiday 2020
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition – 2020
- Quantum Error – 2020
- Do it again! Advanced Edition – 2020
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Holiday 2020
- Vampire: The Mascade – Bloodlines 2 – 2020
- Watch Dogs: Army – Holiday 2020
- Worms Rumble – 2020
- WRC 9 – 2020
Of those, the two I am interested in are the horror-based first-person-shooter Quantum Error and Spider-Man: Miles Morels. The former feels like I can do something “down the road” (I’m just about to start Horizon Zero Dawn), and while the trailer for the latter excited me as heck … I find myself waiting I know very well for .
Why should i wait Because I still haven’t beaten the original PS4 Spider-Man game. And I know I should, but earlier this year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Person 5 Royal each took up over 100 hours of my playing time. As much as I want to explore the virtual version of NYC, I can’t really fade into the backdrop of this epidemic, Spider-Man.
Looking at that launch list, I can see games that I know some of my friends will run to buy. Assassin’s Creed: Vallah has a strong and dedicated fan base behind him. Dirt 5 is already affecting one of my companions. Heck, even the cute and weird Bugsnax is making some people fans out, where I spend some time.
But those three games are not for me. And even if they were, all three of them are also coming to PS4.
I recently started Ghost’s Tsushima (which is rad), and since I’ve got both Yakuza 0 and Yukuza Remastered collections on sale cheaply, I know I should give them an all ‘college try too . Sitting atop those titles is Resident Evil 7, which tests my love in horror as I play it one little game at a time.
Oh, and knowing me, I’ll someday give the new game plus another 100+ hours of time for Persona 5 Royal (yes, I’m trying to play Persona 4 Golden on Steamah, but wow this game personally. Small talk is, at least for me, unused).
A new Xbox is not for me (even at $ 299)
Sure, the Xbox Series S is wooing at its $ 299 price, but even then if I were to grab it, I think it would be inaccessible, just as the Xbox Series XI led me in the last year Was.
Mainly, I use my Xbox Series X for rare games that appear on game passes that are tricky enough for me to resume my subscription. More recently, Tell Me Why was a point-and-click mystery game about two siblings exposing the truth about their mother’s death. It is an emotional and at times annoying story, and I’m glad I can play it.
But just as with the PS5, I don’t see the reason for investing in the new Xbox rush. So far, it has one game that really makes me excited: the Tetris Effect: Connected. I like the Tetris effect a lot, but I mostly like to play with my friends when they come.
Tetris Effect: Connects connected online multiplayer, which is precisely what quarantine is required in this modern age. But as great as it is, the more my friends will need I play the Tetris effect with the owner of an Xbox or PC. Also, with many upcoming first and third-party Xbox games, I’ll be able to find connected games on Xbox One that I already have.
My nintendo switch is here
I’m one of those types who keeps on finding new ways to make their Nintendo Switch the most important game console. Most importantly, the Ring Fit Adventure last summer practically changed my life, helping me work out which helped with my sleep and back pain issues. I play RFA for about half an hour every day in the morning, and when it seems that the game is less and more exercised, it becomes an important part of my life, where I cannot stop.
The Switch also got Spiritfer, which is a really interesting and unique indie title (it’s also on Xbox Game Pass, which I think I knew before buying). Spiritfer is about death and the high seas, and it seems such a compelling title that I might be ready to fulfill it.
Switch on Quality Ports, too, which I know I can afford to feed it for a small $ 20 to $ 40 purchase and stay away from upwards of $ 500 on the PS5 instead of entertainment immediately.
And my love of all things Nintendo Switch, from Animal Crossing: New Horizons and App Out to Untitled Goose Game and Celeste has shown me something about myself. The gameplay matters a lot more to me than load time or graphical fidelity.
Why am I waiting on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Definitely, come summer or winter 2021 I can make a change of heart about this upcoming pair of next generation consoles. Maybe someone has been allowed to be a guest and I see an error in my ways.
But while I’ll already have the games played at the same time (oh, I almost forgot, I’m enjoying Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, no matter how bad I think at that) , I just don’t see the big reason. Especially when some next-gen games coming out this year, which dampened my interest, are not enough to feel that they are worth buying the entire console.