Trading In Your PS3 For A PS4, Not Worth It…At The Moment
Lets preface this by saying the Playstation 4 definitely comes as advertised. The super fast and technically advanced gaming experience, integrated with an aggressive social media ecosystem is prominent with Sony’s next-generation hardware. Playing games on the Playstation 4 already yields an impressive list of titles, visually stunning by default, able to make your best friends who have yet to acquire the uber device quite jealous. However, does this mean current PS3 users should throw in the towel and trade-in their PS3′s and upgrade for a delicious taste of the future?
My simple answer is not yet. If you can find a PS4 (good luck with that) and can purchase it without having to trade in your PS3, then by all means jump into the future now, if you can’t, waiting a bit longer only benefits you more. When Sony announced the PS4 at E3 2013 with the promise that the PS4 would be immediately supported with Playstation Plus content, they delivered, allowing Plus members who purchased the PS4 to seamlessly play such games for free (Resogun, Contrast and now Don’t Starve) not to mention the great free to play titles like DC Universe, Warframe as well as the addictive Blacklight Retribution. Nevertheless, when I look at the current list of titles available on the PS3 with the amazing Plus updates in the form of free games and ridiculous discounts, the wait shouldn’t be that difficult.
While many gamers have already embraced many of the titles before they came available via Plus, there is still even more new content being offered. Closing out 2013 PS3 users not only received Gran Turismo 6 in December, Plus continued with its raining of games updates with games like Borderlands 2, Binary Domain, Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus with resent updates of DMC Devil May Cry, Bioshock Infinite and Tale of Two Brothers. Sony has also just released their new 14 for 14 deals giving Plus members 14 PS3 games to choose from, which have been discounted by 75%. Just to name a few, Crysis 3 is $5, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is $3.75, Puppeteer is $7 and Tales of Xillia is only $10, all this for PS3 users with Plus.
In addition, the PS3 has an impressive list of upcoming Q1 2014 games which will not be available on the PS4: Far Cry Compilation, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, Dark Souls II, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Final Fanasy X/X-2HD Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation (now available). And how can we forget the upcoming Last of Us DLC entitled ‘Left Behind’ offering a new extended chapter of the games brilliant campaign. Sony has also announced that their new Playstation Now gaming streaming service will be coming to the PS4 as well as the PS3 in beta form at the end of the month.
On the PS4 front, again, there are some great games to jump into right now and yes they all look great. At the moment, if you’ve played Battlefield 4, Killzone Shadow Fall, Call of Duty Ghost, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Trine 2, Knack, Resogun, Contrast, and the aforementioned free to play games, all on your PS4, by now you might be checking the list of upcoming PS4 games to feed your insatiable gaming desires. Looking at the PS4′s available offerings and for you PS3 users, you can still jump into Battlefield 4,Call of Duty Ghost , Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Trine 2 on your PS3 (while not as pretty) without missing out on all the attractive PS3 content updates.
However, the PS4 game forecast is coming into focus much clearer with each passing day bring us closer to games that should easily draw your attention. Outlast is making its horror-thriller debut on the PS4 on February 5th, while Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition lands on the PS4 January 28th. Looking ahead THEIF, DriveClub, Infamous Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Rayman Legends and The Lego Movie Videogame will all be available on the PS4 throughout February and March.
Greatness definitely awaits and certainly not going anywhere so what’s the rush? At the moment the PS3 is loaded with great content while Plus makes the device simply too hard to give up on. Strapped for cash and you can’t purchase the mighty PS4 without trading in your PS3, be patient young grasshopper. You’ll be glad you waited.
What are your thought about trading in your PS3 for the PS4, I’m sure many might find it justified while some of you may not, give your thoughts below