I wouldn't unless you're interested in the PS exclusives like GoW, HZD, Spider-man, Tsushima et al and think you'd actually buy them. Also, you'll have a 4k TV sooner or later if you plan on buying one anytime soon as it's not like you can find a decent TV that isn't 4k at this point. Just be honest with yourself and tally up what you'd think you'd spend on the whole experience (console AND games), and figure out whether or not it's worth it. If you want to play the games, but aren't in a rush to do so, waiting until next gen and buying all used is another option.But then I’m buying red dead on the xbone. Is it worth the extra money for this one game to get it now?
For sure. You could easily buy a copy for the PS4 by the time you got one, or trade in your xbox copy towards it. Or hell, maybe PS5 will have full backwards compatibility and you could play it on one of those. Consider in your choice that you're currently worrying about wasting a couple dozen bucks to the point of considering purchasing something for several hundred, which is usually a sign of bad decision making, or that you've been wanting one bad enough that it's leaking into your choices without realizing it.Yeah I’d like to play GoW and Spider-Man but my game time is somewhat limited and Red Dead is going to keep me occupied for at least the rest of the year.
I guess it makes more sense to just wait for next gen at that point?