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Gaming Thread, Last gen used console prices flatlining in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by Dos_Box I suppose for many it is decision time, especially if you have upgraded to a PS4 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I suppose for many it is decision time, especially if you have upgraded to a PS4 or XB1. Do you keep the old console to play your older games which, I have to be honest here, doesn't happen as much since you got your new shiny shiny or sell now before the bottom really drops out of the market and it ends up as the unsold item at a car boot sale?
    But on the other hand - I've played AC:IV. Nothing else of interest on the PS4 at the moment. Currently Playing AC:Liberation HD on the PS3 while I wait for The Last Of Us DLC to be released. New console - long wait for quality games (hopefully not a Wii-U length wait though...). That said this months PS+, Outlast, is good - shame it's first person (does my stomach in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I suppose for many it is decision time, especially if you have upgraded to a PS4 or XB1. Do you keep the old console to play your older games which, I have to be honest here, doesn't happen as much since you got your new shiny shiny or sell now before the bottom really drops out of the market and it ends up as the unsold item at a car boot sale?
    As more new consoles get sold, there will be an almost equal amount hitting the used market. Once they end up at PS2 (25 with games if you are lucky) or the original Xbox (15!!) price levels then you have probably lost out big time.
    A better estimate could be had once the first quarter sales for both next gen console are out in the next month or so to judge take-up levels.
    Decision, decisions.........
    You're thinking too short-term.

    You treat these like retro consoles [Atari, NES, et al] and keep them for when you get the urge to play an old game.

    It's also help you save on re-buying the same game multiple times.


    However, with computers getting more awesome, it won't be too long [relatively speaking] before there are PS3/Xbox360 emulators, like there are with older consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    However, with computers getting more awesome, it won't be too long [relatively speaking] before there are PS3/Xbox360 emulators, like there are with older consoles.
    You say that, but there's still no sign of an original XBox emulator (that plays more than just Halo)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee91 View Post
    Was thinking of selling my PS3 now I have a PS4, but for 100 it just isn't worth it, I regretted selling my PS2 when the PS3 came out so not making that mistake again.
    I wonder how long before the XboxOne price starts falling? :P
    Ive kept my PS1, PS2 and PS3 although haven't invested in a PS4 yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    You say that, but there's still no sign of an original XBox emulator (that plays more than just Halo)...
    A quick google found 3 that seem legit.


    Le EDIT: there are also emulators FOR Xbox...
    Last edited by X-13; 7th February 2014 at 10:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    A quick google found 3 that seem legit.
    Cxbx, Dxbx and Xeon by any chance? Xeon plays the NTSC copy of Halo and thats it. They haven't exactly progressed in development terms for years.

    Le EDIT: there are also emulators FOR Xbox...
    That I know - trust me - THAT I know

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    I went to my uncles the other day and he had a PS4 he has two TV's one 32" 1080p Toshiba and the exact same but 40". He played the latest call of Duty on the PS4 and I played it next to him on Ps3 and really couldn't differentiate the difference between the graphics the games looked almost identical? Has the PS4 got better graphics than the PS3 in real world terms they look exactly the same. Although only played call of duty on them.

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    haha...none of the emulators I have tried could play ratchett and clank or anything, so I gave up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Cxbx, Dxbx and Xeon by any chance? Xeon plays the NTSC copy of Halo and thats it. They haven't exactly progressed in development terms for years.
    Quick google = I'm not searching emulators in-depth at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Quick google = I'm not searching emulators in-depth at work.
    Lol - I'll search almost anything on the internet right now. Both techs phoned in sick, left on my own and only 1 password change request all morning.

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    I'm keeping all my older consoles so in 10 years' time the Dad version of me can drag it out of the loft, plug it in and show my kid/s what REAL gaming used to be like, with "none of your fancy mind-controlled 4D holographic stuff"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    I'm keeping all my older consoles so in 10 years' time the Dad version of me can drag it out of the loft, plug it in and show my kid/s what REAL gaming used to be like, with "none of your fancy mind-controlled 4D holographic stuff"
    I still have my C64 for just such a reason, (and my Amiga too for that matter).

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