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.

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Knight_Crawler2021d ago

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.

Snookies122021d 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?

kingmushroom2021d ago

Easy , Sonys Diverse First party exclusives

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MysticStrummer2021d ago (Edited 2021d 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.

Army_of_Darkness2021d ago

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.

ICECREAM2021d ago

Yet you have made up your mind.

princejb1342021d 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

shoddy2021d ago

Easy, free online and no waiting for download

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knowyourstuff2021d ago (Edited 2021d 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.

ShinMaster2020d ago

Microsoft has had ulterior movies and doesn't seem to care that much about gaming. The Xbox is a Trojan horse for something else.

insomnium22020d 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?

TheRealSpy2020d 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.

loulou2020d 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.

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Garethvk2021d ago (Edited 2021d 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.

classic2002021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

Their fanboyism is the one that blinds them, they won't believe sony will be free online.

Derekvinyard132021d ago

I hope it's below 600 maybe 400

Gildarts2021d 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.

Gildarts2021d 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.

DigitalRaptor2020d ago (Edited 2020d 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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classic2002021d 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.

unicron72021d 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.

nirwanda2021d 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

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MYSTERIO3602021d ago (Edited 2021d 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.

Muffins12232021d ago

Really then why did xbox order the fbi to raid the guy that leaked durango if they where fake...

AngelicIceDiamond2021d 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...

InMyOpinion2020d 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.

kickerz2021d ago

Next Xbox day 1 purchase for me :)

fsfsxii2020d ago

Have fun playing kinect 2

CoolBeansRus2021d 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."

KwietStorm2021d ago

You were marked as well said, but you have equal agrees and disagrees.. Lol this site is the lulz

Snookies122021d 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. :]

Shnazzyone2021d 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.

ALLWRONG2021d ago

Begging people to buy a PS4. LOL only here.

morkendo232020d ago (Edited 2020d 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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Gimmemorebubblez2021d 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.

AO1JMM2021d ago

I'll get both because I'm a gamer.

ApolloTheBoss2021d ago

That is no excuse whatsoever.

aviator1892021d 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.

AO1JMM2021d ago (Edited 2021d 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.

pixelsword2020d ago

Sarcasm: missed on you two guys.

lol :D

unicron72021d 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.

DaPrintz2021d 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.


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 !!!

Jazz41082020d ago (Edited 2020d 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.

jessupj2020d ago

I'm a gamer, and until MS proves they're passionate about gaming, I won't be considering them at all.

puamdefokejpn2020d ago

they be filled with cocaine,.. youtube Ballmer,.. they are passionate alright ,.. just not about the games

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HeavenlySnipes2021d ago

Don't even know what the next Xbox is and you're making this article....

Garethvk2021d 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.

greenpowerz2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

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.

mojoGAMES2021d 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.

EZMickey2021d 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.

DigitalRaptor2020d ago (Edited 2020d 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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WarThunder2021d ago

Maybe, who knows.

But i will be buying the system that has the most games i prefer and i like.