Submitted by StickTwiddlers 750d ago | opinion piece

8 Reasons Not To Buy An Xbox One (Which Won't Stop Me Buying One)

An interesting insight from an Xbox One fan listing 8 of the most common reasons given not to buy Microsoft's next gen console, and reasons why none of the issues raised will stop him from buying it. (Xbox One)

00  +   750d ago
how stupid
I hope this guy has fun playing games when the servers are down.
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komp  +   750d ago
You can do this if internet down:


or you could just get MS to:


unless you're lucky and have this:

thehitman  +   750d ago
LMAO @ I got 99 problems and my name is ONE.
aiBreeze  +   750d ago
"300,000 servers on live means I'm gonna get my own server!"

Army_of_Darkness  +   750d ago
With this type of loyalty, MS's Xbone will surely watch and protect him when he is sleeping at night ;-)
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pimpschitz  +   750d ago
"I'm gonna have my own server!!!"

HILARIOUS. So true, I think that PS4 is going to dominate sales this year, especially when XBO only releases in 21 countries.
GamerToons  +   750d ago
Terrible article.

It sounded like a bunch of excuses.

Here is why I am NOT buying the XBox One

Price (100 dollars more)

Hardware (Not as good as the PS4.. proven)

Bricked console after 24hrs of no internet

No Subscription needed to play offline games, netflix.

No DRM, my Disc is MY Disc.

And that is it. This is why most gamers are going the route of the PS4. None of your 8 crappy excuses (they were excuses) really hold any water to the items I listed above.
-GametimeUK-  +   750d ago
A subscription is needed for Netflix on 360.
Gildarts  +   750d ago
And what makes you choose a PS4 over a gaming PC?

Because that is basically the PS4 right now.

There is literally no difference.

The Xbox One has features that can't be done or not as easily on a PC.
GamerToons  +   750d ago

I have a kick*** PC gaming machine already.

Consoles are not the same as PCs. I have my Steam account and have been a part of Consoles since Pong (yes Pong) and PCs since DOS.

A PS4 will be my next gen console of choice along with my PC stuff.

If you think XBox has things that can't be done on PC... like what?

TV Guide - Check
Fantasy Sports - Check
Kinect? - Meh dont want that.. but I have a webcam
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GamerToons  +   750d ago

That was the point I was making.
Gigaguy777  +   750d ago
Seeing as how MS servers usually aren't down long, he'll probably have fun playing his SP games for about 2 to 3 hours then hop back on XBL.
avengers1978  +   750d ago
Only need 1 reason MS bullsh*t policies
RedHawkX  +   750d ago
not giving thise dude hits.
gedapeleda  +   750d ago
That article is stupid but he did notice one thing right. This gen everyone said it's ok to pay more for a console(sony), next gen it's not ok to more for a console(sony)
SexyGamerDude  +   750d ago
Notice how he didn't mention the stripping of consumer rights. He only mentions the check in but there is more to it than that
Gildarts  +   750d ago
There's nothing more to it. People just make shit up.

You can still share your entire library of games with up to 10 people easier then ever. Through cloud.
How many times have i borrowed a game and never got it back. Thats a thing of the past now.

How many times did i have to repurchase a game because the disc had been destroyed. Thing of the past now.

You can still buy used games at participating retailers.
You can install and play games without the disc. No need to look for your disc. Thing of the past now.

I can say "play halo" and then "play kingdom hearts 3"(ZINGG!!) without having to look for the disc.

And there will be more functions using the cloud. Which would only be possible with 24hour online check.
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SexyGamerDude  +   750d ago
Except a lot of those features won't even be available at launch.

Forced installs are unnecessary. If you don't want to have to look for your disk than buy digital. That's how it was this gen. They gave you a choice. I myself prefer physical copies.

Sony knows there are gamers that still want physical copies and that why they give you the option.

Also, you don't need a check every 24 hours for cloud to work. You only need to be connected to the internet at the point you want to use it. Also, cloud gaming takes up a lot of bandwidth, what if I don't want to do it? Why do I have to put up with the 24 hour checks?
lucidity  +   750d ago
This is not the strong defence of this platform that the author thinks it is. Stinks of desperation in places, like there's a weird need to justify this purchasing decision. Half of the reasons not to buy feel like they were lifted from Youtube comments, too.
Krosis  +   750d ago
If you really believe what you just typed than what your saying is constantly reminding everyone why your buying a PS4 is a hell of a lot "weirder"? If the PS4 is such a common sense buy than why all the articles and comments announcing "I'm buying a PS4"? So you taking issue with this article and saying "...like there's a weird need to justify this purchasing decision." is a little hypocritical, no?

Let the man buy what he wants...you sound as restrictive and judgmental as Microsoft lol
lucidity  +   750d ago
Suggest you read and respond to what I actually wrote if you actually want to reply to this comment.

This article is a mental exercise by the writer to dismiss arguments against his position by mischaracterising people's concerns re: the Xbox One so that he can feel more secure in a purchasing decision he is unsure of. He needs the validation of his audience as reassurance.

Similar articles written re: PS4 are either typical console war trash or similar exercises.
Krosis  +   750d ago
Ah yes, the "disagree button". Disagree without any explanation or validation--brilliant. One could write water is wet on this site and still get disagrees. Truth hurts I guess. The reality is anything that doesn't read "PS4 ftw" on this site gets disagreed with. Sad, but kids are kids.
LoveOfTheGame  +   750d ago
Last time I checked, we buy consoles to enjoy video games. To me, Xbox is showing the better games so I am leaning toward them as of now. No other need of justification, I will go where I enjoy the games.
Krosis  +   750d ago
I suggest you actually read what I wrote before you state I didn't respond. My point still stands. I don't understand your surprise. Did you not read the title of his article? Most articles or written bodies need the validation of their audience. He is saying he will be getting an Xbox One regardless as the cons are out-weighed by the pros (for him).

Your interpretation of the article is odd. He isn't "unsure" at all about his decision. With all the crap that makes its way onto N4G I just find it amusing that you take issue with this article. It comes down to personal choice in the end.

For example: I believe the PC is a far superior platform to the consoles. I will continue to be a PC gamer despite what console people say or their "concerns". Not looking for "validation" and I am certainly not unsure about my sentiment. Just because you, and many others, think the Xbox One is a poor choice doesn't mean everyone will agree (Xbox One wouldn't make a single sale if that were true).

So, like the hoards of Sony fans who feel the need to post "PS4 ftw!" and "I'm getting a PS4 day one" on every article on this site (to seek validation from their audience by your logic) this person is simply saying "despite what you think, I'm still getting an Xbox One". You are taking issue with an ostensibly bias article of which there are many written for both consoles under the notion your own opinion is law. That is an exercise in futility and the very foundation of moronic squabbles on the internet.

Much like the PS3, which loyalists still bought day one, he believes it will be favorable to him regardless of the legitimate concerns.He does have a point he inadvertently conveys in some respect: Microsoft, like Sony, has its loyal followers that will buy regardless of the pitfalls. It comes down, as always, to "Choice"--it may not be your own or that of the masses, but who are you to argue otherwise?
Mikelarry  +   750d ago
you like it buy it. no need to tell the world your reason its your money to burn
ifritAlkhemyst  +   750d ago
Good for the writer of this article. Might as well have titled it "8 Reasons + 1 that I'm a Pathetic Moron."
stage88  +   750d ago
There's more than 8.
bub16  +   750d ago
Well when gaming turns to crap. We have people like you to blame. And don't you dare blame the devs.

You buy the Xbox. Your supporting all this BS Microsoft are pushing out
SpinalRemains  +   750d ago
Ppl will buy the One and enjoy it.

That's not to say though, that it's policies are the worst thing to happen to gaming. Even worse than the whole motion control crap.
Krosis  +   750d ago
I agree with you. I think it'll sell regardless. People said the PS3 would tank for it's own reasons (cost, hubris, lack of games at the time of launch etc) ....I remember those launch days well and I think it did okay...
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   750d ago
None of the flaws are encroachment on people's rights though. I would rather pay 200 dollars more for a console instead of risking the fall of gaming.
Skynetone  +   750d ago
enjoy your "one" e3 about games, because the next 7 years will be about Kinect/tv
baodeus  +   750d ago
so let me ask you guys this:

DRM is not a new concept and has been around forever. Steam, a very successful digital game services used DRM/Check-in/limited lending (only on selected games and for a short amount of time) are loved by many (50 million users). Apple, Google, or many services that do full digital use some sort of DRM (how else could you control their content?) Game like Diablo 3 also used DRM and u can only play online (it sold >10 million) and people still play it. People also payed $2000 for adobe photoshop master suit that come with authorization code (can't sell, can't lend, nothing)....

Why suddenly all the fuss about anti-consumer only happen now when MS implement DRM into their new system? What is the real reason behind this SUDDEN UPROAR?
Gaming_Guru  +   750d ago
The article is in a way an oxymoron, yes if you don't want to be in the spot light your choice is yours and you don't have to defend it, just don't expect people to rely on informative information on a choice.

Why i say it's an oxymoron, well being in the spot like has it's perks, but when you don't explain yourself to the public is looks bad. Like for example if the president decided to bomb australia and gave no reason, it doesn't look good. On top of that the article itself is an oxymoron, if you don't have to defend yourself then stop writing about it.

Lastly the person comes off as bias bringing the weakest points, and what's funny too the price $499.99 was ok last generation but now this generation is cheaper and no one complains. When the last generation sony was $599.99 and microsoft was $499.99. Basically the arguments of last generations have inverted, lol.
cedaridge  +   750d ago
I'm sorry I can't get with Microsoft basically sayin "Tough shit for YOU buddy if YOU don't have a internet in 2o13. Just get a xb360." That is wrong and that's not right. Microsoft want folks to pay them $499. for their system only to have the console lock up on you if not connected to internet. "What kind of b.s is that? Plus I can't do what I want with MY DISC? Microsoft is on dat PIMP Juice but I won't be their Bitch! Hate to say it like that but it's TRUE. PSN: cedaridge / XBL: Mr. Skittles405
#SONY PS4 Incoming
sly-Famous  +   750d ago
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