Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4: What Does The Public Think?

In this video feature, Game Informer's Ben Reeves wanders the streets of Minneapolis to get an idea of what people are saying about the new console war.

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mikeslemonade1936d ago

People need to get a life. They don't know what they're missing. I try lots of different hobbies but I always come back to games.

MariaHelFutura1936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

I love that everyone is now taking the "can't we all just get along" approach, since E3. Pre E3 this place wasn't like that.

It's adorable.

ironwolf1936d ago

"get a life" and start gaming? Really? Wow.

dedicatedtogamers1936d ago

"People need to get a life"

The same was said to the pack of hyenas who (rightfully) made fun of the PS3. People said "just let the PS3 do its thing and quit crying about it" but the hate and doom and gloom continued for years.

Why should Microsoft get off the hook after just a few weeks, especially after attempting to do something - arguably - 100 times worse than anything Sony did with the PS3?

karl1936d ago

hahahha ROFL "get a life and start gaming"

.. i will defenitely say that to some friends..

YNWA961936d ago

I spoke to this guy who worked at game, he told me people are talking about PS4 and XBOX1. Reliable source....

MikeMyers1936d ago

"Why should Microsoft get off the hook after just a few weeks, especially after attempting to do something - arguably - 100 times worse than anything Sony did with the PS3?"

You've already said repeatedly that you won't be getting an Xbox One. How is that allowing MS off the hook? Your answer is simple, don;t support them and move on but for whatever reason you want to be right in the middle causing conflict with anyone who doesn't have issues with the Xbox One. For whatever reason you can't move on.

The problems with the PS3 affected all PS3 owners. Games got delayed, multiplat games were at times inferior. The price was high. People getting an Xbox One will have to pay for Kinect and the price will be $499. Other than that what is there to worry about? Sony has now put multiplayer behind a paywall on the PS4. So what's left that you can't move on from? They listened, they dropped the always online and DRM for disc games and you're still not getting one. Common sense would be to focus your attention on something you do want to support, such as the PS4.

I'm not sure why so many members choose to cause conflict and want attention instead of just staying in topics they are interested in and products they like. Why has N4G turned into a trolls paradise or a fanboys paradise for some members?

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dedicatedtogamers1936d ago

But but but MariaHelFutura! Didn't you hear, you IDIOT?

People like us, the stupid forum warriors, don't matter! No one out in public even knows what PS4 and Xbox One are, and so when the holiday comes they'll see a new Xbox and they'll buy it no questions asked, duh!

How dumb can you be? Haven't you heard of brand loyalty? People will buy the Xbox in droves and they won't have any clue about Microsoft's worsening reputation.

/friendly trolling

MajorLazer1936d ago

Made me chuckle. We are always the day one buyers, IMO, the most important customer base.

Tyre1936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

@dedicatedtogamers well said, i also like your 1st comment. What MS tried to do was the most disrespectful & flatout sarcastic towards the industry & the gaming community. The 90 degree turn (it wasn't a 180 because Kinect is still mandatory...also why remove the family sharing as some kind of punishment?) is not a sign of good intentions, there was simply no other option for them after the backlash. Why are there people here believing otherwise? Microsoft showed their true intentions and misguided vision. Damage has been done. I still feel their creeping. The few still defending MS and even flatout sympathising with them do not give a $h^t about gaming or suffer from a Stockholm Syndrome.

Manic20141936d ago

The Poll's the article's referring to are result of before the MS 180 though the article was published couple of day's ago. So considering the changes the PS4 will still have a edge but yeah well the result for the xbox one would be higher though would be probably lower than the PS4.

Still Can't Wait To Get Both.

MysticStrummer1936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

Actually there have been polls since MS's policy flip flop and PS4 still wins handily, even if both consoles were the same price.

EDIT - Here's a highly technical video on why GDDR5 is better than DDR3. It's actually not highly technical but it is from AMD themselves, who provided tech for both PS4 and One.

Eddie201011936d ago

Not true, a couple of those polls were recent.

Microsoft's change on DRM was more than a week ago.

Manic20141936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

Yeah i have seen the poll's since the 180 and well the difference is not as big as what the was shown before, Sony wins with 65% and X1 with 35% So yes Sony does win heavily.

Actually not all the polls had started after the x1 reveal but hass been kept online since the recent one's i have seen have improved on the Xbox one side from 15% to 38% but Sony still has the majority. I remember voting a week after the MS unveil and Sony crushed xbox one by 89%, Though since the Poll's were kept online the votes have changed and given x1 22% and PS4 78% still a huge difference, but its better a brand new poll is conducted.

n4rc1936d ago

Stop looking at online polls as proof of anything..

Any kid can click a button.. Unless you got the 400-500 in your hand ready to buy one, your opinion means squat

HugoDrax1935d ago

You want to know why polls are irrelevant? Me being a gamer, who has day 1 PS4 & XB1 consoles pre ordered hasn't participated in a single poll hahaha. People act as if polls account for every consumer who intends on purchasing Microsofts & Sony's console. Well it definitely doesn't.

The only people who seem to give a damn about who's winning this invisible WAR are fanboys and the media sources. This so called war reminds me of EAST COAST vs WEST COAST hiphop war, that was fabricated by who? The media. The publications and gaming sites are laughing straight to the bank, because fanboys can't help themselves. They see a biased article, with a negative title regarding the opposing brands (sony&MS) and have to make a comment.

When it's all said and done, both consoles will sell.

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lawgone1936d ago

Wow, I'm shocked! MariaHelFutura (with his/her Sony CEO pic as an avatar) is saying how the PS4 is better. No one wants to hear from you. You are so biased you contribute absolutely nothing. You only like Sony...we get it already. Get a life and stop spamming this place.

And who cares about polls pre-launch? They mean nothing. You've probably voted on every single one because you seem to have time for that stuff.

DragonKnight1936d ago

You're an Xbox One fan right?

bsquwhere1936d ago

U sit there and criticize her/him and tell them to stop spamming? Who the hell are u to tell another person what to do. Five comments later u bash PS fanboys. A real gamer doesn't distinguish one fanboy from another. Their just fanboys. Stop being bitter and go play some games if your so hardcore.

sAVAge_bEaST1936d ago

"who cares about polls pre-launch" obviously M$ does,,.. or the wouldn't send in camilion trolls to every site... like they are now.

redwin1935d ago

I have always said that I rather pay more to keep a good few exclusive gamers at Xbox Live than many undesirables . So I agree, PS4 is needed in more ways than one.

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ironwolf1936d ago

Poll REAL people, not "gamers".

dedicatedtogamers1936d ago

Gamers are fake people? Gamers don't buy consoles?

Muffins12231935d ago

Wow hats amazing...but one of the polls said the playstation camera was better than the kinect 2 camera....just no lol

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Majin-vegeta1936d ago

@2:48-2:51 thats what she said xD.


xReDeMpTiOnx1936d ago

Ps4 pre release is winning in almost every category, every poll and anything dealing with the consoles, but yet Xbox fanboys will still deny it and continue to fight it lol.

malokevi1936d ago

I'm an Xbox fan... I have no intention of fighting anything.

What's there to fight about? I'm getting an Xbox One and a PS4 and I'm going to love them both.

Sounds like the only people who actually care are those of you who keep repeating "PS4 is winning" "Xbox One is winning"... blah blah blah.

Nobody is "winning". These consoles aren't even close to release. You can claim to have some perceived "victory" for you... but in the end it just makes you sound desperate and lame.

If you're really a fan of videogames you will realize that we are all about to have a huge victory. Who cares if MS/Sony make marginally more money than one another? Most of the must-have titles are multiplat, anyways.

lawgone1936d ago

It's funny/sad how there is a need for some people to feel they picked the "winning" video game console when anyone with any sense knows that having two well-made, competing consoles is better for the end user. This gen, PS fanboys have taken to calling themselves "hardcore gamers", yet what true gamer wishes for a video game system to fail? Combine that with the fact that many of these "death to MS" cultists don't seem to realize they are rooting against the system created in their own country and it is even more baffling. I suppose the need to feel a part of something (especially when it's missing from your outside life) trumps logic.

DragonKnight1936d ago

Of the above 2 comments, do any of you watch/play sports?

malokevi1936d ago

I snowboard wakeboard and play hockey. Why, are you implying that you're somehow tougher than us because you like to pick sides?

Get over yourself.

MikeMyers1936d ago

"Of the above 2 comments, do any of you watch/play sports?"

What does that have to do with this topic? We know you hate the Xbox brand but not everyone does. In fact some people may actually like both the PS4 and Xbox One. I know to some that is unfathomable because for whatever reason a few folks out there think you can only like one and have to hate the other.

Nocando1936d ago

No one at any point has said "the Xbox is winning".

DragonKnight1936d ago

@malokevi: The reason I asked about sports is because it's funny to hear people talk (complain) about people who pick sides when it comes to consoles and yet guaranteed there are more ravenous sports fanboys here. Irony of ironies.

Someone is a little touchy aren't they?

MikeMyers1936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

"The reason I asked about sports is because it's funny to hear people talk (complain) about people who pick sides when it comes to consoles and yet guaranteed there are more ravenous sports fanboys here. Irony of ironies."

Odd analogy considering sports teams don't consist of 90% of the same roster as another team and consoles don't really have dozens of teams where fans root for their hometown heroes. We have what, one American and two Japanese players? Wow, what a league that is. Go team!

Back in the day you had young people picking Sega or Nintendo because back then as a kid your family could usually only afford one of the two. Are you trying to tell me grown adults are still doing this?

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TheDivine1935d ago

I'm not a fanboy (I hope) I love all consoles, PC, ipad, handhelds exc. but I have to say I like the xbone more feature wise and game wise. I hated the drm and refused to get one due to it but with that gone il buy one down the road. I love the new Kinect and the fact that its standard. What I love about the ps4 is that its a hundred cheaper, more powerful, and I already own a ps3/vita with ps plus. That's why I preordered the ps4 instead. I hate that the ps eye is separate yet needed for the playroom and I hate that Sony added pay to play online. Overall I like both though and will own both eventually.

I also hate both for lack of bc on disk games and arcade games. I have hundreds of dollars in arcade games that won't transfer over. Even the WiiU has full wii bc and wii ware bc. I really love the WiiU for that along with miiverse. Miiverse is really badass and I love the tablet controller. It's a def buy once X and Fire Emblem x SMT release. Also Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, Zelda, Metroid exc. Its a wonderful system although I wish Nin threw in twice the ram and top of the line fast ram. Otherwise its a cool console and I like how it has free online and the tv media hub features like the xbone does. All three have pros and cons.

ApolloTheBoss1936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

Alright that's it. Game over, M$. Even the casuals prefer the PS4. Sony might as well change the name to the PlayStation Boss.

superbhoy1936d ago

lol everyone still thinks xbox has drm!

Transporter471936d ago (Edited 1936d ago )

It does when you first purchase it, you need internet, then you patch then it doesn't, then wait until they patch it in again then its back ;) lol

Raptura1935d ago

Actually, you know what the day one patch is for? The difference in the manufacturing process. Some consoles will be made months before others and they'll all be released at the same time. They need to updated each console to the latest firmware. There will also be a one time activation. It's not the remove the DRM features. It's kind of how the Wii U had a day one update, most likely for the same reason.

kneon1936d ago

That's the problem with making a bad first impression, you don't get a second chance at it and it will take years to undo the damage.

ramo2161935d ago

You are absolutely right. For me, it was the rrod. I don't see how anyone, as a competent person, can purchase something with a 1 in 3 failure rate, and be happy with it. That is insane.
If people want to game on the microsoft brand, idc. As long as my friends don't go Microsoft this time around, I'll be happy. Because I refuse to buy ANYTHING with a %33 failure rate. Let alone argue that it is superior.
What a joke...