With the summer holidays drawing to a close, and kids going back to school, thoughts will invariably turn to the forthcoming holidays and, in those countries that celebrate it, Christmas. Gadgets galore are purchased over the next few months, whether as gifts or just treats for oneself.
Perhaps you’re in the market for a new tablet, in which case you should read our 2013 tablet buying guide. Perhaps you’re looking for a new laptop, in which case you should consider buying a Chromebook instead. Perhaps you’re eyeing a 4K television, in which case you should let us gently persuade you to hold off on doing so for a little while longer.
For the purposes of this week’s We Ask You discussion we’re interested to hear from you regarding the next games console you’re looking to purchase. Whether it’s a PS4, an Xbox One, a Wii U, a PS3, an Xbox 360, a 3DS, a 2DS, or any one of the dozens of other consoles available to buy right now.
This Week’s Question…
We want to know, Which Games Console Are You Buying Next? Before this holiday season arrives two brand new home games consoles will be launched. The PlayStation 4 from Sony and the Xbox One from Microsoft both look set to change the gaming landscape, and there are reasons to buy the PS4 and reasons to buy the Xbox One.
There are other options available too. Nintendo has the struggling Wii U and 3DS available, as well as the newly announced 2DS, a cheaper (uglier) handheld that plays both 3DS and DS games (but only in 2D). There’s also the soon-to-be-outdated PS3 and Xbox 360 that can be picked up on the cheap. And what about all those lovely retro consoles such as the Dreamcast that can be bought for next to nothing on eBay?
Discovering your intentions will help us make a judgement call over the state of the industry. If everybody responds in the same way then it suggests one company is going to win the next-gen console battle without a worry. If the vote is split than it means we’re in for a much more interesting fight over the next few years.
As is always the case with We Ask You, don’t feel limited to merely answering the question posed. If you would rather use the opportunity to opine on the state of the gaming industry or argue the case for your smartphone having eviscerated the need to own a dedicated handheld, then please feel free to do so.
All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us. One reader will be chosen for the coveted Comment Of The Week, getting their name up in lights, the respect of other readers, and a T-shirt. What more motivation than that do you need to respond?
We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to necessitate a discussion. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to the MakeUseOf readership. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.
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