I personally don’t see the purpose of having either one of these yet. PCs are better than consoles in every way unless it’s a console exclusive or an Ubisoft game. If I want to play any of the latest big hitters I can simply use this gaming PC. Bonus, I can always update my PC while I can’t upgrade a PS4.
Since the only console exclusives I want in the foreseeable future are a slew of Nintendo titles, Bloodborne, inFAMOUS: Second Son (which is out), and MGSV: Phantom Pain. Nothing currently on the PS4 motivates me to think about buying one.
I also don’t even see the point of the X1 existing currently. It’s inferior to the PS4 in almost every multi-platform release, which is bad because most gamers who want to play killer app online multiplayer games will likely want to play them with friends. Friends who are more likely to have the PS4 than the X1. The most hyped up exclusive for X1 so far was Titan Fall, which released to a resounding “Meh” compared to the PS4 version of of the suspect Watch Dogs.
The Wii U has exclusive games I want to play on it right now. Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Zombi U, New Super Mario Bros. U and Luigi U, Wind Waker HD, Wonderful 101 are all awesome games that are out now. Bayonetta 1+2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, and Super Smash Bros. U are games coming out this year that I want. On top of all that, the Wii U’s unique hardware can provide game play you cannot get from other consoles or PC, currently.
So it’s not that I’m a zealous Nintendo fan, it’s just nothing else offers me games that I’m currently interested in. I’m not going to buy a PS4 for one game (inFAMOUS), so it’s just on the back burner for now. I’m sure by the time I want to buy one, there’ll be a few nice deals for me to get in on as well. Early adoption is just a good way to get an inferior version of a console anyway.