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I want to buy an 8th gen console hopefully later this year (I always stay a generation behind), it'll definitely be the Xbox One.

If you want to play PS4 exclusives, you might as well wait until PS4 emulators come about.

I don't mind Sony and I really like the PS4, but what they're doing is like what Apple does with its phones.
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1) I bought a used one 5 years ago and it's still good.

2) Just replace the CMOS battery. They're £1 from a shop.
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(Original post by 2003a39)
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I want to buy an 8th gen console hopefully later this year (I always stay a generation behind), it'll definitely be the Xbox One.

If you want to play PS4 exclusives, you might as well wait until PS4 emulators come about.

I don't mind Sony and I really like the PS4, but what they're doing is like what Apple does with its phones.
Oh wow, Sony going the way of the 'update your device or perish' corporate drum. Thanks for sharing, it seems like more and more of what we 'own' is just leased to us and revoked at the seller's discretion...
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1) I bought a used one years ago and it's still good.

2) Just replace the CMOS battery. They're like £1 from a shop.
'Worse still, replacing the CMOS battery only restores the PlayStation 4's functionality if it can access the PlayStation Network to reset its system clock.'
Sony can (and will eventually) discontinue PSN for the PS4 and I would say that is the main issue.
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(Original post by 2003a39)
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I want to buy an 8th gen console hopefully later this year (I always stay a generation behind), it'll definitely be the Xbox One.

If you want to play PS4 exclusives, you might as well wait until PS4 emulators come about.

I don't mind Sony and I really like the PS4, but what they're doing is like what Apple does with its phones.
Uh, the PC you're telling people to play PS4 Games on also requires a working CMOS battery, and if you can software emulate a PS4 you've little excuse for not being able to change a battery.
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If the CMOS battery is not soldered this is kind of a non-issue. Even if you don't want to do it yourself - repair shops will most likely offer the service (hopefully relatively inexpensively) if it becomes a common issue.
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(Original post by ozzyoscy)
1) I bought a used one 5 years ago and it's still good.

2) Just replace the CMOS battery. They're £1 from a shop.
probably best to replace it then a month or two before psn stops supporting ps4's

or buy a used ps4 and replace it for like £1 today.....
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Honestly , by the time they pull PS4 support I doubt 99% will give a monkeys.
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probably best to replace it then a month or two before psn stops supporting ps4's

or buy a used ps4 and replace it for like £1 today.....
PS3 is still online so that'll be a hell of a wait.
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If you want to play PS4 exclusives, you might as well wait until PS4 emulators come about.
I would be willing to bet my life savings that people will be playing ports of these games on a PS6 before PS4 emulation is stable and playable on PC hardware the same price as a used console.

Not that I believe this will be a problem for 99.999% of buyers, but now that it's hit the news and people are kicking up a stink I would wager Sony will issue a firmware update tying internal time to the internet rather than the CMOS battery.

I'll still be picking up a used PS4 tomorrow as planned, no ragrets.
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I'll still be picking up a used PS4 tomorrow as planned, no ragrets.

why used?

are you planning to jailbreak it?
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why used?

are you planning to jailbreak it?
Because it was cheap. Zero plans to jailbreak.
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did u buys urs from cex lool
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did u buys urs from cex lool
No, never had one.
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I got mine from Game for £200 in 2016 I think.
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I got mine from Game for £200 in 2016 I think.
In like 2017 amazon were selling brand new ps4's with fifa18 for £199.99

I bought one, and immediately sold Fifa to CEX for £35

meaning essentially I got my PS4 for £165

bargain!
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