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Submitted by Garethvk 1063d ago | opinion piece

Why the Playstation 4 and Not The New Xbox System Is the One We are Getting at Launch

Skewed and Reviewed have posted an opinion piece stating that the Playstation 4 and not the new Xbox is the system that they will be picking up at launch.

They cite past issues with the Xbox such as paying to play games and the red ring of death as factors why they will take a wait and see approach with the new offering from Microsoft. (Microsoft, PS4, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

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Knight_Crawler  +   1063d ago | Well said
Very bias article - nothing has been confirmed about the 720 as yet and everything floating around is based on rumors, as far as we are concern the 720 does not excise.

Also the articles states that they will take a wait and see approach before they buy the 720 but are willing to buy the PS4 with knowing if Sony will charge for the new online experience or keep it free or how much the console will cost.

People need to relax and wait to see what both will show after E3.
Snookies12  +   1063d ago
I agree, the next Xbox hasn't even been revealed yet... I'm definitely getting a PS4, but seriously? How are you going to say that you're going PS4 instead of the next Xbox when you don't even know anything official about it?
kingmushroom  +   1063d ago | Well said
Easy , Sonys Diverse First party exclusives
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MysticStrummer  +   1063d ago
I can see how some people might have made their decision already. I know several people who swore never to buy another MS console because of their experience with RRoD. Others might make their decision based on the available games, since fun is subjective and one side's catalog of exclusives might appeal to them more than the other's. Another group of people might have realized that XBL is the only network that makes you buy your games, then pay again to play them online.

I'd say that last group is the reason 360 will end up in 3rd place, if it's not there already. People who waited this long to buy a PS3 or 360 did so mainly because of price, so they won't want to pay extra to access online play. Because of that, most of the people that helped PS2 sell so many more units after PS3 launched will buy a PS3 when the price gets low enough. Those late adopters who also buy based on quality games will see that one side has more exclusive GotY winners and graphics awards.

Those who buy every console may not understand it, but it is possible to have made your next gen console purchase decision already, based on the past. New info from MS can always change things though.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   1063d ago
very easy choice for me even though I have not seen the 720 specs..
I'm happy with Sony's software support and free online gaming as of now so as long as they keep this up with the PS4, I will pick it over xbox 720 without hesitation! especially if they release near the same time frame as each other.
ICECREAM  +   1063d ago
Yet you have made up your mind.
princejb134  +   1063d ago
it all depends on the games and of course free online
i still refuse to pay a subscription service for xbox live
yea xbox had the best online experience this gen but they lacked in games that i just didnt like

i could honestly care less about the specs as long as the games are fun and look decent
shoddy  +   1063d ago
Easy, free online and no waiting for download
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knowyourstuff  +   1063d ago
It may benefit you to wait to see the defect rate on Msoft's new console, especially if you don't want to experience the same nightmare that was the RROD. Microsoft isn't a hardware company, they're a software company, and are more than willing to rush out something even if defect rates are 30% and higher right off the bat if it means releasing in time for Christmas.
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ShinMaster  +   1063d ago
PlayStation is better for me as a gamer.
Microsoft has had ulterior movies and doesn't seem to care that much about gaming. The Xbox is a Trojan horse for something else.
ShinMaster  +   1063d ago
insomnium2  +   1063d ago
The media sure is kissing Sony's a** this time around. What happened to BD is dead, PS3 is doomed and x360 is more powahfull?
TheRealSpy  +   1063d ago
The article sites the RRoD as one of the reasons they are waiting. Why is Xbox now held back cuz of that but nobody said this about the ps3's launch after the massive failure rate of the PS2. Such hypocrisy.

Personally, i'll be buying several of each at launch. Plenty of people out there too stupid to preorder.

@kingmushroom: Those "diverse first party exclusives" didn't start showing up on ps3 for a long time, buddy.

@knowyourstuff: umm..8 years is rushing? also, see hypocrisy comment.

@insomnium2: what psycho, victim world are you living in? the media has always had a love affair with sony and nobody ever said 360 was more powerful.
loulou  +   1063d ago
lol n4g. i especially love all the trash sites that write rubbish just for the hits..

i can't believe how swamped n4g is in fanboys.
Garethvk  +   1063d ago
Hey guys, we missed a paragraph that was not added. It has been replaced now. Sony will not be charging for their games to be played online and we know the console will be below $600.

We have talked with third-party developers who work on games for both systems. They have told us that while both have nice features, the PS 4 is a better system with more power and features.
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classic200  +   1063d ago
Their fanboyism is the one that blinds them, they won't believe sony will be free online.
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Derekvinyard13  +   1063d ago
I hope it's below 600 maybe 400
Gildarts  +   1063d ago
You guys are not real journalist, you do not have any form of contact with third-party devs, stop lying. Real journalist will pick-up both consoles at launch or even before that regardless of its predecessors faults. Real journalists don't judge something before it's even released let alone revealed.
Gildarts  +   1063d ago
Don't PM me, If you were a real journalist you wouldn't PM me.Real journalists would just ignore that, they don't give a shit about what people think as long as they are getting hits. It just proves that i am right and that you are a liar.
DigitalRaptor  +   1063d ago
Cheers Gareth

It's good to hear this coming from a real journalist. Charging $600 again would be foolish on Sony's part and something I've believed wouldn't be repeated. Again, DigitalRaptor has been pushing the notion that Sony will never charge for the ability to use your own Internet bandwidth for online gaming, but I was met with "Sony are losing money and need to charge for online". To which I replied "they have their business model in PS+ and will only continue growing as the years go on".

So thanks for confirming this again.

PS4 is looking to be a great thing for the industry - that's gamers AND developers. I'm looking forward to seeing the anti-Sony fanboys to pull things from their asses to try and downplay what looks for be something amazing.

What I know is that charging for online play is going to catch up with Microsoft at some point, and they won't have the mistakes of their staunchest competitor to lean on since Sony are in Viper mode. All we need are some brave journalists to expose the truth about paying for XBL and free apps etc.

@ Gildarts, I only have to look at your Microsoft defense comment history to understand why you would attack Gareth like that. A real journalist, in fact, gets their hands dirty and talks to the people. I'm not talking about corrupt members of the press, but real journalists who do what they can to seek truth. And real journalists don't always have the money to afford everything at once. Not every journalist outlet has the budget of say IGN or GameSpot. Real journalists use past experience to shape future decision.
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classic200  +   1063d ago
Waiting on E3 for kinect 2.0 with casual games, xbox tv, kinect tv, third party games already on PS4/PC, fable mmo, more talk about app, halo 5 and one new IP from black tusk.

Rumored DRM or online always system.

only the new IP I am interested in which might be a launch title but not enough to keep me interested.

With Microsoft being so predictable why would people feel comfortable when we know how the last 3 years of E3 look, microsoft as not been the microsoft of last gen or early this gen.
unicron7  +   1063d ago
Pretty much this. They turned their back on the hardcore about midway through this generation. I don't see them returning any time soon. I'm not buying a console for purely Halo alone.
nirwanda  +   1063d ago
They have alot of studio's that haven't done anything for a couple of years so I expect alot of new games at launch probably even more than sony and it will be better at media stuff than the ps4, but the ps4 will probably have better specs
The_Infected  +   1063d ago
Here's a developer confirming what the next Xbox is going to be and it's not strictly about games and MS are hard to work with he says.
FITgamer  +   1063d ago
You obviously didn't read that article, its a dev who currently has a bad opinion of MS. No hard facts.
aviator189  +   1063d ago
you do realize that he's only saying that because he hasn't contacted by microsoft and has had bad communications with them in the past with the 360, right?
the indie dev is just making inferences and guesses and probably has no real basis on which to make the statements he did. that article really should have been submitted as a rumor than news..
Old McGroin  +   1063d ago
@ FITgamer

"You obviously didn't read that article"

Of course he didn't read it properly, look at his fanboy name, he just picked out parts that sounded negative about MS and regurgitated them to suit his own point.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1063d ago
Im split on this one part of me wants to see what MS has to show at E3 the other just doesn't care what they show after how they treated their customers. I just feel the whole Gold membership deal is put me of MS plus many of the exclusives titles i bought a 360 for are multiplate i.e. Mass effect, Bioshock and Ghost recon.
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Muffins1223  +   1063d ago
Really then why did xbox order the fbi to raid the guy that leaked durango if they where fake...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1063d ago
Its very, very, VERY pathetic to bash a unannounced console.

Articles like these aren't proving anything besides shadiness and complete and utter stupidity.

And gamers wonder why, WHY the mainstream media don't take our profession seriously...
InMyOpinion  +   1063d ago
If anything it would make more sense to assume that the Xbox 720 will likely be the console with the least hardware problems, looking at the hit they took from RROD.
kickerz  +   1063d ago
Next Xbox day 1 purchase for me :)
fsfsxii  +   1063d ago
Have fun playing kinect 2
CoolBeansRus  +   1063d ago
Why is this news? This is a opinion based on rumors. Why would anyone make up their mind on a system before actually knowing any details about it. That is called being bias, which this article is. The article should be renamed, " Why we are bias towards Sony."
KwietStorm  +   1063d ago
You were marked as well said, but you have equal agrees and disagrees.. Lol this site is the lulz
Snookies12  +   1063d ago
@ICECREAM - Who said I made a choice? I said I'm getting the PS4. I might get the next Xbox as well. I like having all the consoles and PC. That way I can play any and all game releases. :]
Shnazzyone  +   1063d ago
God, I kinda wonder how N4g is gonna react if there's any point ps4 is being outsold by wii U, let alone the 720. I hate articles like this because you can literally tell nothing right now from the available info, I mean, we don't even know what the ps4 or 720 will cost, and as the last few gens have taught us, price is king. We can quibble over specs all we like, In the end, the decider is going to be what each system costs.
ALLWRONG  +   1063d ago
Begging people to buy a PS4. LOL only here.
morkendo23  +   1062d ago
what i know so far about ps4 (no BC) not looking appealing, specially using cloud for (BC for ps2,ps3 games) also the 720 not desirable either with Allen wake,Halo,Forza,Gears only. this new generation of console do not have much to offer far as games to want. military, first person shooters,zombie killing,action multi-player role playing games not for me.

i'll pass at 55 time to hang-up the controller.

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Gimmemorebubblez  +   1063d ago
Based on my experience with Sony Playstations I will be getting one on launch day. BUT while the Xbox 720 rumours don't sound good, they are just rumours and I will reserve my judgment for when the Xbox 720 is unveiled. This article is baised and is only ment to draw attention to start the clash of the Fanboys. Microsoft is successful for a reason so don't dismiss them ever.
AO1JMM  +   1063d ago
I'll get both because I'm a gamer.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1063d ago
That is no excuse whatsoever.
aviator189  +   1063d ago
what excuse?
as a gamer myself, I want to be able to get the fullest gaming experience I possibly can.
And if that means getting all the consoles for the games that I want, I don't see that as an excuse. Rather, it's rational reasoning.
AO1JMM  +   1063d ago

There WILL be numerous games on both systems that I will want to play. This isnt football or baseball, So I will not limit my choices based on some blind fanboy dedication to a console manufacturer.
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pixelsword  +   1063d ago
Sarcasm: missed on you two guys.

lol :D
unicron7  +   1063d ago
I'll get the 720 eventually when I have more money. But I know at launch, PS4 for sure. I'll give MS a year or two to prove to me that it still has hardcore chops. I'm not buying it for purely Halo alone.
DaPrintz  +   1063d ago
Agreed. I have a 360 for Gears and Halo, but I need to decide whether I want to continue paying for Live. Everything hinges on what Live will cost and the games that are there at launch. I may be able to hold off for a while depending.
KEEPNITREAL  +   1063d ago
That's the best response I've read today ! Tired of all these fanboys , Sony fanboys are the worst ! What's so wrong with people getting an Xbox or wiiu instead of your precious ps4 . Real gamers get to enjoy all types of games whether it's on their favorite system or not. We get to enjoy the Uncharteds,Halos,Killzones,For zas,Mario bros,Witchers,Crysis,Zeldas,Sp linter cells,Call of dutys,Battlefields,World of warcraft,Diablos, ECT. So many Badass games all around !!!
Jazz4108  +   1063d ago
The new oxm specualates ms will have a stripped down online available for free on the new xbox. If you want the bells and whistles then live is the way and I think sony will take a similar approcach with plus but we need to wait and see as bein biased before sonething is even announced is verh unprofessional when ms lead sony for alot of this gen and may stilll do so never underestimate either sony or micro espeially when you dont even have any clue what ms is doing next gen as they have said nothing. Just be patient and lets see what ms is doing with twenty studios they currently have now with the eight studios they have purchased in the last two years that have shwed nothing.
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jessupj  +   1063d ago
I'm a gamer, and until MS proves they're passionate about gaming, I won't be considering them at all.
puamdefokejpn  +   1062d ago
they be filled with cocaine,.. youtube Ballmer,.. they are passionate alright ,.. just not about the games
HeavenlySnipes  +   1063d ago
Don't even know what the next Xbox is and you're making this article....
Garethvk  +   1063d ago
I know alot more than you think. I work with game developers all the time, I also work with both companies all the time. Microsoft is having us out for their Gears of War launch next week. All I am saying is that we are taking a wait and see approach on the new Xbox. There is no bashing of it, no saying that it will not be good, etc. Simply saying that based on what we know and on past experiences, we are getting the Playstation 4 first.
greenpowerz  +   1063d ago
IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING...Untill it does more?
Sounds like you're scared/worried as is most other Sony loyalist and or supporters.

Trying to condem a console and shape public opinion about it before anything is know about it is behavor of fanatical fanboyism.

I find it foolish to waste time trying to do Sony's job for them by attacking the xbox and promoting the PS4 when MSFT has not announced the new box and with Sony's history of lying and overpromising on thier new hardware time after time.

This attacking the unannounced 720 and chossing what 720 rumors to believe so you feel good about your future purchase is silly. Using certain devs after their *falling outs* with MSFT as scripture is very revealing how importand PS3 fans need Sony to beat MSFT this time/revenge even for this gen.

-Kinect attacked because Sony didn't envent something so popular and revolutionary

-The talking point that MSFT has no games comes from MSFT winning the 3rd party developer support and PS3 fans using it to deflect. Most of the games Sony has that PS3 fanboys boast about are shovelware and or game delayed over and over agin some being from almost a decade ago.

-The attack on MSFT's multi media plans comes from Sony supporters angry MSFT is doing it better and faster. (((IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING)))

-Sony had no games for the 2012 holiday leaving a lot of bord Sony fans around to troll.

How can anybody say they would rather have a PS4 when the 720 hasn't been announced and Sony strategically lies about the console specs, launch dates, console capability, game launches.

*Sony changes specs when reality sets in.

*Sony purposely announces games not ready then canns them or delays them when they can't cope.

*Sony is following their leader MSFT and has been for a decade

*What Sony says their new console can do is never true

*Most of the exclusives are overhyped shovelware and filler barely worth the rental due to the way PS games are designed no replay value(waste of money)

So again how does this article make sense? Why would the masses choose the PS4 over the 720? Simple they won't. unless Sony earns that right, no amount of fanboys in forums is going to win this for SOny LMAO. MSFT's consoles are attacked because what their doing keeps iving then the edge and people ahte them for that.

In the real world the masses see added value in a machine that can replace amny devices it's delusional to think a multi media device is going in the wrong direction.
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mojoGAMES  +   1063d ago
How is he attacking the Xbox? He simply states an opinion based on past history. If you had issues with a specific car, brand of TV/DVD Player, or even cell phone, would you be likely to get the same thing the next time around. I personally wouldn't, at least not right away. I would wait a bit until after the new product has launched and worked through it's bugs. If you actually read the article, he even said he was going to do just this. So am I, and I am not in gaming journalism as he puts it.
EZMickey  +   1063d ago
While I agree for the most part that it's a little short sighted to rule out the next Xbox before it's official details have been released, I don't think it's unreasonable.

Most gamers have already chosen their sides, for similar reasons. They know what they like and what they trust.

I think the disagreement in the comments stem from the fact that there are still quite a few gamers undecided.

I thought Sony set the bar quite high. I thought they did very well, covered all the grounds that they needed to and showed consumers what they want to see; A solid product that aims well into the future in it's design, build and as well as the services it offers.

However, I'm an Xbox gamer. So I will wait. I would buy an Xbox 360 primarily for Halo, I'll admit that. I love Halo, I love Forza- genuinely, so it hasn't bothered me that Microsoft has given me more of what I love.

Would I buy the next Xbox primarily for Halo? I don't know. There needs to be more. Everyone has said it already, we want more and not just more of the same.

I'll play wait and see just as I did with my Xbox 360 and 3DS, while every "journalist" on the internet writes Doom articles for the new consoles weeks after they've launched.


It's clear to see why you have one bubble.
DigitalRaptor  +   1063d ago
@ greenpowerz

Honestly, who is more worried after THAT insecure bout of Sony hatred damage control?

"Trying to condem a console and shape public opinion about it before anything is know about it is behavor of fanatical fanboyism. "

So releasing opinion and making decisions based on valid reasons and truthful things that happened in the past is wrong? Microsoft's specs have been released. You lie that SuperDae's info is not correct, but at this stage all you are doing is defending something out of ignorance, desperation and fear.

"Kinect attacked because Sony didn't envent something so popular and revolutionary"

So Microsoft invented controller-free gaming? Or was that PrimeSense, or was it Sony before them with EyeToy, or was it Sega before them with the DreamEye. Brush up on your history kid, Sony fans know very well the inadequacy of that type of input for gaming. We've been burned before, but you're experiencing less than stellar motion gaming for the first time. Good going.

"Most of the games Sony has that PS3 fanboys boast about are shovelware and or game delayed over and over agin some being from almost a decade ago."

Said the hypocritical Microsoft fanboy. Most of those games are... ACTUAL games with ACTUAL focus. Ranging from average to great. Plus, you can't even downplay the diversity and risk taken from new IPs.

"The attack on MSFT's multi media plans comes from Sony supporters angry MSFT is doing it better and faster."

Not earlier though. You need to get your facts straight. PS3 was placed into the market as a multimedia hub long before Microsoft planned to initiate their plans to lock in your multimedia entertainment by making you go as far as paying for it. When Sony's online network impresses gamers enough that they don't mind not paying for the very basics, you won't have a leg to stand on.

"Sony had no games for the 2012 holiday leaving a lot of bord Sony fans around to troll"

And you must have no games at all by that logic, if you're here trolling. Holiday is all people like you seem to care about. You mustn't be used to round-the-year treatment.

"How can anybody say they would rather have a PS4 when the 720 hasn't been announced"

Because they're not blind and are smart about future decisions based on historical behaviour. RROD, charging consumers to use their own bandwidth for P2P gaming, casual focus, lack of support from Microsoft for their current console other than one game of which there is little to no hype for, lack of new IPs since 2010, lack of diversity in promoted exclusives, lack of risk in niche ideas that would be fruitful if they took risks.

"Why would the masses choose the PS4 over the 720? Simple they won't."

So you're critisizing the author for saying that he'd prefer to get PS4 when the 720 hasn't been announced, yet you're confident that people will choose it when it hasn't been announced. Hypocrite. Double Standards. Sound familiar?


So fanboy in denial - greenpowerz - knows better than developers of next gen consoles it seems? Knows better than those with industry contacts?

Basically, when what one person says about their personal opinion (that they will get the PS4 before the next Xbox), makes you gush a hateful anti-Sony tirade of nonsense, it really just goes to show how MASSIVELY insecure you are about the direction of the next Xbox and scared that PlayStation could just be on a resurgence that Microsoft won't have the benefit of being able to silence, now that they have developers and Gaikai on their side.
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WarThunder  +   1063d ago
Maybe, who knows.

But i will be buying the system that has the most games i prefer and i like.
Cam977  +   1063d ago
I'll be getting the Ps4 because I've been with Sony since the beginning; also, I have a Ps Vita and the integration is excellent.
kalkano  +   1063d ago
The only reason I ASSUME I'll be getting a PS4, is MLB: The Show. That doesn't mean I won't also get an X720. But, I've never bought a Microsoft console before. So, they'll have to blow me away with RPGs to pull me over.
scott182  +   1063d ago
Man, you must be rich if you can buy a system just for one game. I will be getting the PS4 also but I will be getting my money's worth out of the thing. I'm going to teach it how to make my breakfast in the morning while I play killzone and other games on it.
kalkano  +   1063d ago
I would expect to get other games, as well. But MLB: The Show puts the advantage in Sony's favor over Microsoft. That, and I still see XBOX as the "shooter box". I hate shooters. I'll wait for game announcements before I shut the door on them, again. Who knows? They could pull a complete 180, this gen.
NateCole  +   1063d ago
Me two. MLB the show is a baseball fans dream.
leogets  +   1063d ago
PlayStation seem to have better game library and more exclusives that are sik, PlayStation for me day one. Xbox has nothing for me as games go.
unicron7  +   1063d ago
Pretty much. You can't hinge the success of your console on Halo and Gears alone. Give people more instead of a Kinectbox.
DOMination-  +   1063d ago
How do you know? The console hasn't been announced get alone any games for it. Microsoft have almost twice as many first party studios than Sony nowadays so unless they all sit around doing nothing like Team Ico seems to do then i can't see how what you say will be true.
Zhipp  +   1063d ago
They don't have twice as many 1st party devs, but when you count 2nd party, and 3rd party devs working on M$ funded projects, then it gets to nearly double Sony(and Ninty) 1st, 2nd, and (funded)3rd party studios. It should be good to see what kind of games M$ puts out in the next couple of years. I expect them to have something for everyone, and I expect to see most--if not all-- Windows 8 RT games releasing for Xbox 8 with crossplay between all devices.

There're also the 3 new AAA core IPs they're rumored to be developing as well. And, of course, the next Halo, although that probably won't be shown 'till 2014. It'll be an interesting E3, I can say that for sure.
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Karpetburnz  +   1063d ago
I will also buy a PS4, not being a fanboy or anything but the PS4 will be the only console I need.
adorie  +   1063d ago
4 people seem to think you need more. Afterall, these and the future disagrees are people who want to police your decisions and hopefully pay your college intuition? Maybe they also want to fund your wedding?

Who knows. :D!
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TheSauce  +   1063d ago
Why can't MS just reveal the box already so that at least we can argue over facts instead of rumors.
Garethvk  +   1063d ago
That is a great poinit Sauce. There are a few schools of thought on it. Some said they had planned on E3 and did not expect Sony to announce their system when they did. There are some likely unsound rumors stating that they are going to take more time to tweak it after seeing what Sony had, and others say the announcement could come soon. We know they are ramping up for the Gears of War: Judgement roll out, they have asked us to come to the Micrsoft store in the area to cover the launch, but they need to have a response, June is to far off to remain silent.
unicron7  +   1063d ago
I honestly do not think Microsoft expected Sony to release anything this year at all. Sony kept this thing insanely close to their chest. After what they saw they kinda had an "Oh shit" moment. I think the Nextbox is so far into hardware production there is no time to tweak it. They will most likely launch around the same time as the PS4, with a slightly less powerful console...judging from the leaked Durango specs. But then again, those are just rumors. I want the damn thing to be unveiled already so we can have some facts.
bigfish  +   1063d ago
Same here, i'll buy PS4,, i don't care how well built Xbox 720 is, the rrod issue left bitter taste forever for me personally,, somethings i believe are unforgivable
MagneticDeath2  +   1063d ago
I got it twice and hated the fact i had to pay to play online. Had All 3 systems but ended up getting rid of my 360.
tommygunzII  +   1063d ago
Microsoft has to keep charging for XBL. It is their number one source of income for the 360. That alone makes my decision to get the PS4 an easy one.
hazardman  +   1063d ago
Dude online will probably be free but everything will be behind a pay wall.
So eventually you'll be paying to game on PS4.
Moebius69  +   1063d ago
I'll will be getting both but while i will buy the PS4 at launch i will hold off on getting the nextXbox till i'm sure i'ts reliable
nightcrawler  +   1063d ago
Because it's totally AWESOME!!!!!!! :D
Jek_Porkins  +   1063d ago
Ummm, jump the gun much?

We haven't seen the PS4, don't know the price or release date. We don't know the finalized specs. We only saw Killzone running on the console for a few minutes, everything else was tech demo's and on PC.

We have seen ABSOLUTLY nothing revealed by Microsoft, jusr rumor and speculation. The same rumor and speculation that dogged Sony and that ultimately turned out to be untrue as well.

So I would suggest waiting to get info on all parties concerned before picking a winner or "the one" to buy.
unapersson  +   1063d ago
The specs looked pretty finalized to me, the main thing they didn't reveal was what it looked like.
Hicken  +   1063d ago
What people are doing here is making their decision based on track record and current actions by the companies in question. If you'd bothered to read any of the comments- or, indeed, the article- you'd have noticed that.

Microsoft has disillusioned a lot of people. The RROD looms large in the mind of many, and with good reason: reliability for the next console can be questioned, especially early on.

Likewise, the heavy focus on the casual gamer toward the end of this generation is worrying: it's perfectly understandable that many are uncertain about how focused on the core they'll be, and whether or not the support they DO show will dry up as it has this generation.

And, of course, there's Xbox Live: many people do not like the idea of paying AGAIN to play online. I say AGAIN because you already pay for your internet connection; I can't see the logic behind paying Microsoft to use it for your games, especially since you're not charged by Sony, Nintendo, or anyone else.

True, we don't know everything about either of the two consoles. But what we DO know doesn't look good. If you're smart, you'll take each company's past and present actions into consideration.

Well, I say that, but all you take into consideration is that they're not Sony or Nintendo, right?
Pillsbury1  +   1063d ago
Exactly, past history is what we go on. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
Jek_Porkins  +   1063d ago
Wait, so the RROD is looming large in peoples minds when the original Xbox was a beast that never broke, the Xbox 360s has had no problems for 3 years and Microsoft owned up and offered free warrenties for 3 years on all older Xbox 360 models?

As for Xbox Live, there are other options, and we don't know about Sony's "Tiered" plan yet, I highly doubt they'll offer completely free online.

As for "casual" gaming, that is what gave the Xbox 360 life for this longer than usual console generation, Sony tried to do the same thing, but failed with Move. They want the casual gamer as much as Microsoft or Nintendo, they just throw a tarp over the "core" games by blowing smoke up their ass by saying things like "Were for the gamer!", all the while they shuffle apps, movies, music, Move and a new social network at people.

Sony owned the casual market with the PS1/PS2, so go take that argument elsewhere.

"True, we don't know everything about either of the two consoles. But what we DO know doesn't look good."

Are you joking? We know NOTHING about Microsoft's console, do you not understand the idea of truth versus rumor and speculation? You cannt sit there and say it doesn't look good when we've had no official word on the next Xbox.

As for Sony and Nintendo, I have a PS3 and bought a launch Wii U. So you can take whatever preconveiced notions you have about me, and shove them someplace nice..k?
Old McGroin  +   1063d ago
I'll get both but I will definitely be getting neither at launch. I waited a while to get the PS3 and was spoiled for choice when I did, so my PS3, 360 and Wii U (well, Monster Hunter) will do me until both next gen consoles build up their library a small bit. Gonna be tough to hold back though!
clonerz  +   1063d ago
@Jek did you forget about the so called indestructible Xbox fire hazard cord recall btw it wasn't the cord but soldier joints inside console the console you claimed was so great FYI do some research before you make bold claims
clonerz  +   1063d ago
I know I'm off topic here but people need to get word out about original Xbox fire hazard to anyone who might still have one without circuit breaker cord it is a major fire hazard I speak from experience it will go up in smoke and ( might could cause electrical fire if you have old wiring in your home) do the research check the facts ask around the original Xbox is a major catastrophe waiting to happen if you leave it plugged in
BrianC6234  +   1063d ago
To be fair early PS3s also had a problem. If they got too hot you could get the YLOD. I had that problem a little less than two years after I bought mine. I did put a 7,200 RPM hard drive in it right before it died though so that might have created too much heat. I think both consoles just had too much heat in them early on. That shouldn't be a problem this time since so many things have changed the last few years. The parts put out less heat now.
Thirty3Three  +   1063d ago
I still have the one I bought at launch. No overheating whatsoever, and I even leave it on a stack of papers (My room's messy...)

I play it every single day, and have NEVER had a problem with it...

Can't say as much for my xbox's. I had one, sold it (rrod), had a second, sold the parts 'cause it got the rrod too - I was also tired of Microsoft being so stupid, making you pay for playing the online portion of a game you've already bought.

PS4, day-1 buy for me.
BrianC6234  +   1063d ago
Did you replace the hard drive? I just wonder if putting a faster drive in mine killed it. A couple months after I installed the my PS3 died. Faster drives make more heat. I haven't had trouble with my Slim model. I replaced the hard drive but installed a 5400 RPM drive just to be safe.
cyhm3112  +   1063d ago
The people who says wait until xbox next is announced don't know what the heck is going on. It is just like those people who say Wii U won't just be as powerful as PS360, it will be much more powerful, just wait until it is released or even after a few years after it is released, ahahahaha,so stupid.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1063d ago
I'm getting a PS4 because of past history.

History has shown that even though Sony is an electronics giant,they are willing to make *Award Winning Games* as a console producer.that's why they have sold millions of consoles and portables and have a large back catalog of games to choose from.

History has shown that Sony is willing to let you game for Free online.every console,every portable allows you to play for Free.added services like Plus allow you to play full games for Free,and get discounts on games.

History has shown that Microsoft is a monopolizing company. Its why they get sued a lot. history has shown that they are willing to abandon a console and core gamers for the next thing. did it with the Xbox. did it again for casuals with kinect.

History has shown that even with more money than Sony and Nintendo combined, they are not willing to make games at the level of Nintendo or Sony. They would rather spend billions on limiting the competition with DLC nonsense because DVD does not hold as much as Bluray.making contracts with third parties to limit the obvious advantage Sony had with Bluray.

History has shown Microsoft was willing to launch a broken system to beat Sony to release. when it should have been recalled. history has shown Microsoft will sell gamers $100 WiFi accessories that are built in in everything else. Having proprietary hard drives to gouge more money.

Not saying the next Xbox won't be a contender. I'm expecting it to be with a kinect that should have released This Gen.

If you go by history, which company has benefited GAMERS the MOST while spending LESS?
unicron7  +   1063d ago
The xbox gives you the illusion of getting a good deal. 200 bucks sounds great, and then you realize all the shit you have to buy on top of it. A hard drive, wifi access, Live, controller batteries etc. It racks up quick. I'm shocked consumers haven't caught on to this nonsense yet.
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BuffMordecai  +   1063d ago
Mainstream consumers are very stupid.
kickerz  +   1063d ago
Thanks for the history lesson. you make it sound like MSFT is the worst company on this planet.. Yet I've been gaming on my 360 the last 5 years and loved every minute of it.
So like in a high school history class, I'm not gonna listen to a word you just said :)
BitbyDeath  +   1063d ago
Sony have more studios and make more games with a ton of variety in genre so I'll be sticking with them.
MichaelLito79  +   1063d ago
Enough with the one sided opinions. Lets see what Microsoft has to offer before we make a decision.
C0MPUT3R  +   1063d ago
FuturamaKinect.gif /dead
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1063d ago
A bunch of excuses to justify personal opinion.

Just get the console you want. And only chumps and fanboys buy only one console. Why put limits on your joy?

And there's nothing more obnoxious than a fanboy cheerleader.
DivineAssault  +   1063d ago
My decision is made to go with sony.. I will not choose a system that gets very few exclusives that interest me personally.. xbox does get great publisher support but multiplats arent as good as exclusives to me & i prefer exclusives so ill be going w PS4..

If xbox releases a great new machine that adds more games that i enjoy to play, i wouldnt mind getting one.. But if this gen & the rumors surrounding the nx box are anything to go by, i know i wont be getting one & wont support them in the slightest bit..
mochachino  +   1063d ago
The sins of 360 past (and present) are the reasons I had no intention of getting the next Xbox.

I quit Live last December and haven't touched my 360 since. Can't beleive I spent close to $300 to have online access which is offered free everywhere else. That and the 4 broken 360s I had have really turned me off MS. It's not like they're offering anything over Sony in the games department either aside from earlier access to DLC, which is more expensive due to MS points.

MS is to overtly greedy aka cheap.
Pillsbury1  +   1063d ago
Because playstation is bringing great exclusives and powerful technology. Faster access to games, more social connectivity and focusing on GAMES.
arbitor365  +   1063d ago
anyone with a little bit of foresight can tell that the next xbox will be all about kinect and video streaming. microsoft has really cemented that as their focus, the past few years, and I doubt they will suddenly change it.

if you are hyping yourself for the 720, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. whatever they have planned, I guarantee you, will not stack up to the PS4.
air1  +   1063d ago
Im not buying the nextbox on launch either... I have been through 4 360's 3 rrod and the most recent, 360s that my wife got me for my birthday stopped reading games 1 month after its first year.. I called ms in hopes that they would still cover it but nope... They wanted me to pay 150 so i said fuckem im done with this shit and started buying all my games on ps3 the one that has out lasted every 360 ive owned and still going strong..

I was a very strong supporter os the 360 i got all my multi plats on it and paid for live even though i never used all that bs it has all i did was play online.. But not any more, sorry ms but i want to buy games not console after console.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1063d ago
I know what console i'm getting! And that will be PS4 i been playing Sony Consoles since the PS1 days and i have never been disappointed!! What sucks is i have to get 3 PS4's this year bc i know my to boys will want one for Christmas smfh!!!!
Garethvk  +   1063d ago
what do you plan to do with your PS 3 systems? If what is rumored is correct, you may not be able to play your PS 3 games on them. But I hear you, one console is tough enough to get ahold of at launch unless you pre-order but multiples can be very tough.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1063d ago
I'll keep my PS3 to much money invested in that to get rid of it lol!! Yea I'm on the waiting list for GameStop so hopefully by the release date I can save some money haha
Garethvk  +   1063d ago
You can go to Amazon and they will e-mail you when you can reserve it.

For media, consoles are tricky as you do not know if you will get one, get a loaner, or have to buy one. I have hadd all three happen over the years. I reserve one that way if we get one, we can either return the resrved one or give it is a gift/contest.
mayberry  +   1063d ago
First the sins of Xbox past are not easily forgiven or forgotten for me. I do not forget the waves of system failures on the Xbox 360, nor the lousy customer support we were given trying to resolve the issues. As the old saying that talk is cheap as any resident state of Missouri will proudly tell you, “Show Me”, is their motto. Sony has made a very intriguing and interesting introduction to their new system that despite some questions and potential areas of concern does look to be an innovative step forward for gamers that shows enough promise to get me excited about the possibilities it offers.
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