I genuinely think there’s never been a better time to own a console than right now. There have been previous generations that have been great fun but right now the combination of cheaper than ever consoles and heavily discounted games, is a potent combination. I mean, I paid £189 for my Sega Megadrive back in 1990. That’s £425 in today’s money but you can get a PS4 or an Xbox One S for under half that now.
The decision I made when I got my PS4 is the same one I followed when I got my Xbox One- digital only games. I know it’s a risk with the possibility of account suspension or downloads not being available in the future but with huge day one patches and small children who have rendered several Wii U games unplayable by mauling the discs, I figure it’s worthwhile.
This Christmas has seen some real bargains in both the PS Store and the Xbox Market place. I’ve availed myself of the following:
- FIFA 17
- Resident Evil 4
- Forza 6 Standard
- Gears 4
- Marvel Super Heroes
- Star Wars Battlefront season pass
- Star Wars Battlefront season pass (yes I know)
- No Man’s Sky
- Battlefield 1
- Black OPS III
- Ratchet & Clank
- Slain: Back from Hell
I think the most I paid for any of them was 25 quid, and most were less than that. And that’s on top of the bargain prices for stuff like TitanFall 2 in the lead up to Christmas.
I’m not a huge fan of first person shooters on consoles but I’m trying. Oddly I’m finding Star Wars Battlefront noticeably easier on the Xbox One S. It must be down to the controller, ever since the days of the PS1 Dual Analogue, I’ve not really gotten on with their analogue sticks and I find the Xbox controllers a lot more comfortable and precise (for my hands anyway).