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PS4, Xbox or wait for Stadia?

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I'm not a huge gamer but do like to play once in a while. I've been thinking about upgrading from my PS3, with the recent news about Google Stadia I'm wondering what people thoughts on it are compared to current console for the casual gamer?
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  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    As someone who has never been a fan of game streaming (bad compression, input lag etc), I'd say go for an actual dedicated console.
  • icompicomp Forumite
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    I sort of agree, but I really am more on the casual side, probably play games once or twice a week, I should have mentioned I prefer slower paced games so the latency might not be an issue although adventure type games I think I'd rather play on the PC, like The Witcher series. I think I'd like a console for racing car games or retro arcade style games, not the very fast first person games.
  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    icomp wrote: »
    I think I'd rather play on the PC.

    Do you already have a PC? If you do and are just looking for a more casual 'sit on the sofa' style, then you can try streaming your PC games to your TV - it is something I do every now and again.

    Stadia is definitely much too early for us to give any insight on.
  • icompicomp Forumite
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    dan958 wrote: »
    Do you already have a PC? If you do and are just looking for a more casual 'sit on the sofa' style, then you can try streaming your PC games to your TV - it is something I do every now and again.

    Stadia is definitely much too early for us to give any insight on.


    What do you stream with? I tried a raspberry pi with steamlink, wired but it blanked out every now and then.
  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    icomp wrote: »
    What do you stream with? I tried a raspberry pi with steamlink, wired but it blanked out every now and then.

    I used the Steam Link. Discontinued now, but the app is avaible on Android. Your network will need to be decent speed though.

    I wouldn't play game that requires a fast reaction (such as FPS games), but it was great for those controller type games.
  • donnajunkiedonnajunkie Forumite
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    for any new format always wait until its an established success. For now i would go with ps4, especially if you have been happy with your ps3.
  • Matty36Matty36 Forumite
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    I'd go for the console myself.. More money upfront but u can buy used games if your on a budget which are cheaper from places like CEX/ebay etc

    And at least you can keep them or sell them on. With streaming like psnow, the upcoming xcloud from microsoft or stadia from google, games are often removed so you might lose access to them if say your half way through a game.

    And by going the console route, you wont get no input lag if your net decides to play up or get choppy
  • phillwphillw Forumite
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    My current broadband won't cope, so for me it will be cheaper for me to buy a PS4 than a years Stadia.

    As for Google Stadia minimum speed requirements, they are:

    10 megabits per second: 720p, 60 fps, stereo sound
    20 megabits per second: 1080p, 60 fps, HDR, 5.1 surround sound
    35 megabits per second: 4K, 60 fps, HDR, 5.1 surround sound
  • edited 6 August 2019 at 2:22PM
    yeslekyeslek Forumite
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    edited 6 August 2019 at 2:22PM
    get a console now - there are lots of offers and xbox's are dropping in price all the time(as PS4 is the popular and more stable choice) so you could pick up a cheap, new XB1S for around £150 with games(I got mine at £179 2 years ago, with what was then a 3 week old vanilla Destiny 2 disc and Minecraft)

    dont wait for stadia
  • Go X1 or PS4.

    As a Xbox One owner I'd say go for PS4, its got much better exclusives.
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