5 Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 4 Now, 5 Reasons Not To

by B R A N

Truthful article by Matt Peckham, TIME’s video games and tech correspondent.


Did you catch Spike’s “All Access” PlayStation 4 shindig last night? Sony teased a new Uncharted, set a release date for inFamous: Second Son (March 21, 2014), and showed off a PS4-exclusive Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes level.

It was all a bit silly (Sony turned New York City’s Standard High Line hotel into a giant PS4), but then the way we cover these events is a little silly, and the people hosting can be very silly, acting less like reporters than extensions of these companies’ marketing engines.

If you stood in line last night (and yesterday, and possibly the day before) to pick up a system, I hope you stayed warm, and I hope you got what you came for. There’s nothing worse than waiting and walking away empty-handed — it’s happened to me more than once.

But I digress. You want to know whether to buy…

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