We’re in a new current-gen. This is the time of the year that I’m officially declaring new-gen and next-gen to be obsolete words, after the adoption of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We’re in a generation of gaming that is promising more power, more social interactions and less shiny horse armour DLC. But to get there, some of us had to let go of the past. How easy was it for you?
Take for instance, my old generation of consoles, the PS3 and Xbox 360. I have the luxury of already owning an Xbox One and PlayStation 4. My technolust has set in completely. I’m not replaying older games, and therefore, I don’t need those consoles. So I’ve sold them, the games and all that. Hell, I did it without thinking twice in a Gumtree ad that was besieged with offers of Samsung Galaxy phones. I am pretty much ready for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation then and have no old-gen attachments. I’m essentially a buddhist gamer.
And for me, it was easy. For others though, letting go of the past console generation may be a difficult decision to make. You’ve got hours invested in your console, years of grime caked into your controller and games that you just can’t bear to be without. Letting go is not an option, no matter how shiny the alternative is.
Of course, to reach our new current generation, you most likely have no choice but to sell your older hardware in order to avoid some of that dreaded FOMO. So, how easy or difficult was (or is) it for you to let go?
Last Updated: October 17, 2014