I came this close to buying a PS4 yesterday. Amazon suddenly had them in stock yesterday afternoon, and I got as far as having one sitting in my cart and getting it scheduled for Saturday delivery, before ultimately bailing on it. In fact, I did this twice. But each time I sat there with my mouse hovering over the CONFIRM button, I found that I couldn't pull the trigger.

Here's the thing that I had to repeatedly remind myself of – there's almost nothing in the launch lineup that I need to play. There's only 2 games for the PS4 that I'd even consider buying right now, and the thing is, I'd just spent 60 hours playing one of them (Assassin's Creed 4)on my PC. And while I'm intrigued by Need For Speed Rivals, it's not the sort of intrigue that's worth spending over $460 on. The rest of the PS4 launch lineup doesn't really interest me all that much – I suppose I'd like to see Battlefield 4, but I'd rather see it when it isn't completely broken. And I can pass on the sports titles.

Xbox Ones have been much easier to find – on Amazon, at least – and I suppose I'm kinda interested in Forza(microtransactions notwithstanding) and Dead Rising 3 (even if I'm not really a big fan of that franchise). And I've heard enough decent things about Ryse to make it worth checking out. But the rest of the XBO baggage (like the Kinect and the buggy dashboard) is what's keeping me away, and in any event I'm still finding myself wanting to dive into GTA V Online every so often – or, at least, I want the option available – so I don't necessarily want to disconnect my 360.

But I'm also in this weird, post-AC4 period where I'm wanting to play new stuff, even as I have a huge backlog of stuff I haven't finished. Indeed, I've been stuck all week in this paralytic state where I just stare at my Steam library and don't actually play anything.

So, then: if you've taken the plunge, are you happy? Are you playing anything that makes the PS4 / XBO worth it, yet?

(cross-posted from my blog)