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Is the PS4 really worth picking up on day one?

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Obviously since we are all gamer nuts here the idea that we won’t be lining up to get our PlayStation 4 on release date may seem a little bizarre. But I was having a chat yesterday with our old friend Nick who was asking if it was even worth pre-ordering the PlayStation 4 or rather waiting until the real titles are released.

So let’s investigate what are the confirmed day one launch titles for the PlayStation 4 and whether they are enough to make us rush out and lay down some hard earned cash.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Incredible looking title but it will also be releasing on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 beforehand. But this one isn’t multiplayer centric so it may be worth holding out for a hopeful improvement in graphics

Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts


Two seriously multiplayer centric games that would likely be more enjoyable on the PS3 or Xbox 360 as you know all your friends will still be there.

FIFA 14,  Madden NFL 25, NBA 2K14, NBA Live 14

These ones depend if you are a single player or multiplayer player but really sports titles have never been a console driver. Should exist in a bundle though.

Killzone Shadow Fall


This is one of the PS4 exclusives that may sway you if you were a fan of the previous titles. Personally they never really got me excited so I can wait before trying this one


Knack had some hype going into E3 but so far the previews have been less than stellar so once again not a console pusher.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Just Dance 2014, Skylanders: Swap Force

Unless your parents are loaded don’t be surprised if you end up with the PS3 versions of these.

DC Universe Online

So far the previews have once again been less than stellar and this exists on other platforms already



Released on PC in March, so yeah not a driver of sales.


A decent looking arcade racer from the brains behind Motorstorm. It’s set to go head to head with GRiD 2 which you can own already

Watch Dogs

There are huge expectations for Watch Dogs with Ubisoft putting a lot of their future plans into this massive open world title. I for one absolutely cannot wait for this game to come out but it is releasing on PS3 and Xbox 360 as well so I’d rather go with the version I know will be solid.

And there we have it 16 launch titles and not a single one that is making me rush out to place my pre-order. Granted moving forward the titles are looking amazing but unless more big names are announced it may be a good idea to wait for the second wave on consoles to hit and pick one up in post Christmas sales.

What do you think, has anything on this list made you think you just have to place that pre-order?

Last Updated: July 23, 2013

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