Console launches are exciting, but they are also risky. The first batch of a new technology is rarely the best batch, the games are usually underwhelming, and it’s expensive, but many are still eager to adopt on day one. Why do we do that?
I am excited for Switch because I want to play a new Zelda on a new console and I also have the luxury of yelling, “It’s for work!” at the people questioning my financial irresponsibility. I can’t deny, though, that one of the main reasons, possibly the main reason I am getting a Switch on day one, is because it’s exciting to be part of the early adopter crowd. I don’t want to be left out. It’s not a good reason, but it’s the true one.
What about your reasons? What is your reason for getting a console on day one? Alternatively, what is your reason for waiting?