In the beginning, I was pretty loyal to Nintendo. I bought the NES with my own money and was so proud of that. I loved the NES. Then came the Super Nintendo. I bought that as well. Then, as young adulthood set it, I didn’t play console games for a long time. That is, until the XBox original came out. I got it on launch day and fell in love. Several years later, I got a XBox 360. Then a XBox One. Next month, I’m getting the XBox One X.
I have had little interest in the world of Sony’s Playstation, outside of the PSP, which I got many years after it had been retired. I knew of the consoles, of course, and some of the exclusive games that weren’t quite enough to taunt me to get one. I had a PS2 briefly because Guitar Hero wasn’t yet available on XBox, but sold it as soon as it was.
I have recently changed that. On Prime Day in July, I bought a PS4 Uncharted 4 version for around $250. It was a deal I couldn’t refuse. I had been thinking about getting one due to a TV series that I had been watching (more on that in the next post) and pulled the trigger. I think I had actually purchased my PS Vita (handheld) shortly before that for the same reason.
I have had both for some time now. I am enjoying both. There are enough differences between the XBone and PS4 that it stays interesting. I have purchased a few console-specific titles for PS4 such as Infamous, Sword Art Online, Uncharted and Little Big Planet. I have quite a collection of games building for the Vita (most weren’t harmed during the flood).
So, expect to see some posts in the near future regarding both of these consoles and the games I’m playing for them. I’ve recently updated the “Now Playing…” page with the titles I’m currently working through.
By the way, I’ve heard the Nintendo Switch gently calling out to me recently…