With the upcoming new consoles such as Sony PS5 and Xbox Scarlett (Anaconda and Lockhart), many gamers wonder if it is still worth buying the existing console or should wait until the new ones arrive. In our buying guide, we take into account both the list of games, the price or future backward compatibility of the PS5 and Scarlett.

You must also bear in mind that streaming gaming services such as Google Stadia and Microsoft X Cloud are also entering into the market and will offer high-quality games without the need to acquire new hardware.

However, to this day, the conclusion is that it is worth buying a console. Let’s see why.

Game Catalog

Some of the best games of the new generation were released last year, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 or God of War while in this year we have Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Resident Evil 2 or Devil May Cry V. If you don’t have a console of the current generation, then you can get one and enjoy these titles.

Promotions / Discounted Games

Xbox One and PS4 have been on the market considerable time and have an impressive catalog of discounted games. It may have been a while since its launch, but it is worth to have games for a few bucks off of the quality of Bloodborne, Uncharted 4 and Batman Arkham Knight. Other titles that have marked this generation such as The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, Halo Guardians and Quantum Break...

The re-mastered collections, such as Uncharted Trilogy and Devil May Cry HD Collection, are another great reason to buy a console.

Upcoming Games

If the current games are already a reason to buy a PS4 or Xbox One, don’t forget the quantity and quality of the games that are still to come. Sony still have to confirm the release dates of Death Stranding, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima or Medievil and the same can be said of Halo Infinite or Gears of War 5 for the Microsoft console.

Regarding cross-platform titles, the catalog also justifies the purchase of a console. We have Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Ultimate, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Project Avengers.

Buy PS4, Xbox One, Wait for PS5, Stadia, Scarlett

Backward Compatibility

Everything indicates that the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett (Anaconda and Lockhart) are going to be compatible with the current games. The same goes for some accessories, such as the PS VR virtual reality glasses, which presumably will be compatible with PS5.

Services

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett (Lockhart and Anaconda) offer a wide range of services. PS4 and Xbox One incorporate the main streaming platforms, and according to versions and subscription- allow us to enjoy our series and favorite movies in 4K resolution and with HDR. In addition, each of them has different game options by subscription.

The Streaming Services

It seems that the new consoles, PS5 and Xbox Scarlett is not the only reason that can make us wonder if it is worth buying a PS4, Xbox One now. The new streaming platforms, particularly Google Stadia, threaten to become the alternative to the platforms we know now. However, these platforms are still in a rather primitive state of development, we don’t know what performance they will offer with different bandwidths, and in addition, the launch date and the price of the subscription have not yet been revealed.

on 5/8/19

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