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Submitted by acharlez 425d ago | opinion piece

Next-Gen Outlook: Why I'm Leaning Toward Xbox One Over PS4

GR: There's a fierce battle that's going to take place in just a few months' time. A showdown that gamers have been eagerly anticipating for years. Both Sony and Microsoft will be releasing their next-generation consoles this fall, and with the competition growing more intense each passing day, the showdown between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be one for the history books.

Right now, Sony clearly has the upper hand. With a solid reveal, appealing price point, and a whole lot of love from indie developers, gamers are flocking to PlayStation's side. Meanwhile, Microsoft totally botched the Xbox One announcement with poor messaging, a higher price point, and a DRM flip flop that has everyone questioning the company's overall vision. As such, I can totally understand why Sony's camp is a bit larger than Microsoft's at the moment—but oddly enough, I'm still far more interested in the Xbox One.

Now before you bite my head off, just here me out. (PS4, Xbox One)

Update *hear me out.

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wishingW3L  +   425d ago | Well said
did he have to write this just to say: "because of Halo"?
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   425d ago
If that's all you got from it then...what can we say?
Aery  +   425d ago | Well said
Enjoy your X1, but I prefer the PS4 :)

(and I have a LOT of reason to prefer the PS4 over the x1, but I don't want to bother all people around the world!)
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JoGam  +   425d ago | Well said
Im leaning towards the PS4.............. Because of Killzone. What can you say?
Aery  +   425d ago | Well said
This "article" is clearly a clickbait :

"You may be inclined to throw Infamous: Second Son or Killzone: Shadow Fall out in defense, but neither one of those games is on the triple-A order of something like a new God of War"

Infamous and Killzone are not AAA ?!!?!?

Wait, he reply :

"Not on the order of a Halo, Gears of War, God of War, or Gran Turismo.
Check out the sales numbers if you don't believe me."

Are you serious ?

O_o
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Hatsune-Miku  +   424d ago | Well said
might as well change the name of the article to "WHY IM LEANING TOWARDS INFERIORITY".

its fine for people to prefer inferior things but when the main purpose of a device is better elsewhere and is cheaper then its borderline insanity to choose a lesser product and pay more for it when youre knowledgeable about the history of the products.

a lot of xbox gamers said they dont care about exclusive titles but then is touting how they are choosing xbox one because it has more exclusives over ps4 even though it isnt true.

the ps4 is the best gaming system coming out this year and will be the best gaming platform for its generation judging by the history of playstation and bolstered by the amazing support of the ps3 . xbox 360 support is basically over but ps3 still has a lot of first party support in the works. ps4 is already said to have more exclusive titles being made for it than the xbox one and i can almost guarantee that ps4 will have a lot more exclusive titles than all gaming platform in its generation.

if someone prefers a lesser gaming platform then xbox one is for them
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abzdine  +   424d ago
i'm definitely getting PS4, not only for some exclusive launch titles awesomeness but for all unannounced future games.
Do you imagine skipping next Uncharted and Santa Monica studios games? How about the next GT or TLoU?

EDIT: I respect the writer's opinion on being a Halo fanboy, but the PlayStation gamer never buys a PS console for one game, PS DNA is all about variety.

I know we're getting good platformers, tons of good FPS, TPS, Racing, singing, social family games on PS4 so that's the reason i'm getting one.
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morganfell  +   424d ago | Well said
"Update
*hear me out."

No.

You are supporting a company and console that, until their arm was twisted behind their back to the point of breaking, were planning on committing the grandest infringement of gamer rights in the history of gaming itself.

So no. Just no. No clicks, no listening to your ramble on, no hits for your site. Ever.

MS placed profits above gamers and the casual above the core.

So no. Just no.

Be prepared to have your entire site written off for this absurd article. I hope the hits were worth it. Do not come back in a few days with a pro-PS4 article as no one will buy it.

And that pleading update at the end is pathetic. Reap the whirlwind. Reap it.
beckfire   424d ago | Spam
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   424d ago
Just look at the exclusives the XB1 has that's coming out for the launch window...

Dead Rising 3
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

D4
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Project Spark
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Killer Instinct
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Forza 5
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Halo 5
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Quantum Break
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Sunset Overdrive
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Crimson Dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

and more...

Feel free to list the PS4's , lol. What do they have? I'm getting a since of deja-vu though because just like 2006 when there wasn't anything worth playing on the PS3 and other gamers besides Sony fans were telling them that, they all got upset and were in denial. Check back in about 8 years and see if they bring up 2013, claiming they were getting picked on.

Jackstraw, give it up, lol. At least post videos and leave out "console exclusives" they're not exclusives, lol. And also, please list system sellers like I did please. You had to put "console exclusives" in there because Sony doesn't or hasn't revealed any real exclusives except 3 or 4. And if I decided to post XB1 indie games and "console exclusives" then my list would severly long. Indie games aren't what's gonna have me spending money on a new console. No...just no.
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beckfire   424d ago | Spam
JackStraw  +   424d ago | Well said
X1:
Below
Crimson Dragon
D4
Dead Rising 3
Forza Motorsport 5
Halo Sequel
Killer Instinct
Kinect Sports Rivals
Powerstar Golf
Quantum Break
Project Spark
Rabbids Invasion
RYSE: Son of Rome
Sunset Overdrive
TitanFall
Zumba Fitness World Party

PS4:
Basement Crawl
Blacklight: Retribution
Daylight
Deep Down
Don't Starve
DriveClub
Galak-Z
inFamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack
Mercenary Kings
Octodad: Deadliest Catch
Outlast
Planetside 2
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Project Heart and Soul
Ray's The Dead
Secret Ponchos
Super Motherload
The Order: 1886
Tiny Brains
Transistor
Warframe
War Thunder

"console exclusives" included.
edit: don't degrade indie games, quite a few AAA indie games came out this gen. :) you can't pick and choose which games should be included in an exclusives list. just because you don't personally find the game interesting or "of quality" doesn't mean it shouldn't be included, because people on PS tend to play indie games quite a bit. do i have to remind people that journey won several GOTY awards?
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MysticStrummer  +   424d ago
"Let's face it, the launch lineup for either platform isn't particularly spectacular, but this is to be expected, as hardware launches rarely ever have a deluge of killer games to go along with them. You may be inclined to throw Infamous: Second Son or Killzone: Shadow Fall out in defense, but neither one of those games is on the triple-A order of something like a new God of War."

All hope of credibility gone.

@beckfire - "Look at all these butthurt Sony fanboys. Sorry man you just don't post this kind of stuff on N4G, there's way too much insecure trolls to accept an opinion.

As for the fanboys, MANY people prefer Xbone over PS4. Want a reason? Exclusives 'nuff said. X1 beats PS4 by a long shot correct me if I'm wrong.

As with many gamers, we tend to narrow our decisions down to exclusives. Sorry PS fans."

Labeling someone butthurt when they have a different opinion makes you seem like the insecure one, not to mention immature.

You're right about one thing, many gamers buy a console based on exclusives, but who has the best ones is only an opinion. I'll be buying a PS4 because to me Sony has been the clear leader in exclusive content for three generations in a row. For my money, MS has better exclusives than Nintendo but that's not saying much.
Genuine-User  +   424d ago
Microsoft has 3 major games at launch out of which two are made by third party studios, where as Sony has 3 games made in house by first party studios. Quite frankly it shows the diversity and strength of Playstation as a gaming giant.
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finbars75  +   424d ago
Wraith some of the games you mentioned earlier are not launch titles sorry to break the news to you.Plzz do your info before posting.Plus Gamescon is next month and PS has alot of there games to announce which we havnt seen yet plus TGC is in september which more games will be announced where as MS has already blown there load at E3 which leaves them with nothing exciting to look forward to or announce to until XBO launch.Sony played it calm and collect in that department which is why alot of fanboys have something to look forward to while you continue to talk about games that where announced in june which gets old fast.
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abzdine  +   424d ago
@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 : half of your games or more aren't gonna be released at launch. But if you want PS4 launch window games here you go:

Killzone

Knack

Drive Club

inFamous

Daylight

The Order

Blacklight: Retribution

Warframe

Planetside 2

FFXIV

Oddworld: New'N'Tasty

And this list will grow even bigger after GamesCom with xDev and Supermassive Games titles at PS4 launch.

Let's not highlight the exclusive 1 hour gameplay in Watch Dogs for everyone and great indie love like the Witness and others..
What do you have to say now? Click disagree? Oh well i know that coward behavior

Cheers,
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HammadTheBeast  +   424d ago
Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, and D4 aren't launch window GG.

Next, "Crimson Dragon" is hardly a system seller, neither is quantum break, D4, Sunset Overdrive, or Project Spark (also on PC).

Here, if you want to include 'those' games, I will too.

PS4 has Planetside 2, Blacklight Retribution, DCUO, Warframe, War Thunder, and Primal Force coming, those are Just ports of PC.

And come on. We've seen these past 4 years how MS hasn't given a single s*** about games. GTFO PL0X.
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wishingW3L  +   424d ago
the guy's biased as hell, just read what he says:

Alex_Osborn: "The fact that I got nearly just as much out of TLOU by just watching it on YouTube as when I played it is one of the reasons I simply can't justify buying a console solely to play Naughty Dog's games."

He's just a fanboy in disguise and he shows that in his writing.
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JackStraw  +   424d ago | Well said
did you really just say "at least post videos?"
wow. that's totally great research! go to youtube and fetch some gameplay vids! woohoo.

if you care to search te games, take it upon yourself to do it. i just posted the names of all the exclusives and console exclusive games.

and since people (including me) don't like the term "console exclusive", i'll repost with just exclusives.

btw, see how quickly they got defensive? lol. i just posted a list in response to theirs, and they both got immediately defensive over it.

anyway, here is just the exclusives.

X1:
Below
Crimson Dragon
D4
Dead Rising 3
Forza Motorsport 5
Halo Sequel
Killer Instinct
Kinect Sports Rivals (Kinect)
Powerstar Golf
Quantum Break
Rabbids Invasion (Kinect)
RYSE: Son of Rome
Sunset Overdrive

PS4:
Basement Crawl
Deep Down
DriveClub
Galak-Z
inFamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
Secret Ponchos
The Order: 1886

you guys make it seem like you have tons more exclusives than ps4, but you really don't lol. you have 3 more exclusives than the ps4, and 2 are kinect titles.

@wraith talk less, post more. i'd love to see what xb1 indie titles you're referring to, because i have the entire list of all announced games for both consoles right here, sorted by exclusives, console exclusives, and multiplats. :)

i'd love for you to post some more games to see if i'm missing any.
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YNWA96  +   424d ago
I prefer my games.... Do not care what system its on... A ferrari is a much superior car to a Honda civic, but on city streets its just like any car. Sure some games will look better on PS4, but thats no guarantee it will be a superior game. You know it all anal huggers go on about specs so much, yet some of the best games have been cheap 8 bit looking games. I love the Halo serious, and enjoyed Killzone, but every time it came out, it was the Halo killer.... Has not happened yet, but I do not care, I got hours of entertainment from them. Now either enjoy the games, or search for some specs..... The ladies will love hearing your stories.....
dantesparda  +   424d ago
"Why I'm Leaning Toward Xbox One Over PS4"

Because im a fvcking idiot, who likes to pay more for technically inferior products, just so I can play the tired and overhyped Halo.

These fanboys need to give it up and stop trying to justify their bullsh!t

and p.s. look at all the delusional and butthurt MS Defense Force fanboys
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Bimkoblerutso  +   424d ago
What else is there to get from it, really? You basically just prefer Halo to Killzone and the X1 controller to the PS4 one.

Personally, even if Microsoft's launch lineup was irrefutably superior I would still be going with the PS4. It's just a matter of principles and I think that's the general thinking of a LOT of gamers right now.
minimur12  +   424d ago
Aww, somebody want some clicks??
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   424d ago
Why not just say I always lean to the Xbox.
Divine  +   424d ago
cant really argue with him . he's a fan of x box which is why he's sticking with them and the games they have. just like a lot of ps fans are sticking with ps for those same reasons.. . but i do prefer quality which is? . . . yup u guessed it.
Ju  +   424d ago
Everybody can post an article. How can you say something like this:

"You may be inclined to throw Infamous: Second Son or Killzone: Shadow Fall out in defense, but neither one of those games is on the triple-A"

Not AAA, huh?

Or a reason for me to get the console.
Destrania  +   424d ago
This is getting ridiculous. Here's links to the full list of games announced for PS4 and X1 so far. Btw, go with PS4 if you care about consumer focus, most powerful hardware at the best price, and the absolute best, most varied, creative and original games and franchises in the industry (for 3 generations). Quit being deluded naive fools and stfu.

PS4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

X1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Commandar_Shepard  +   424d ago
If you're a Halo fan, you should be very skeptical about paying $560 for a Halo game. Do you really trust 343 with Halo enough to make such a big investment? After all, this is the company that gave us:

1) A super linear, as opposed to open level Halo Campaign.
2) A campaign that lasted 5 hours on normal 2 player co-op.
3) A Single QTE Final Boss fight with an enemy hyped up to be this great ancient evil.
4) An awful Spartan Ops Mode filled with areas recycled from the campaign, no challenge (since you instantly respawn when you die there's no need to play tactically), and no replay value (no scoring or skulls).
5) Ordinance/Killstreaks that broke the multiplayer.
6) An insta-kill pistol that you're able to spawn with.
7) Another pistol that makes vehicle usage obsolete when combined with sticky grenades (WHICH YOU ALSO SPAWN WITH NOW)
8) A 3 month wait for a file browser and popular playlists like Doubles and Grifball
9) The addition of CoD perks that also broke the gameplay.
10) The removal of basic game modes like 1 Flag, Assault, Territories, and Juggernaut, as well as great additions to Reach like Invasion.
11) Fewer Custom Games options than Halo 3

I'll stop there, I think you get the point. With 343 in charge, they have a lot to prove before their Halo can be considered something to spend over $500 on.
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Irishguy95  +   424d ago
Haha. It's funny Commander Shep, most of the things you mention also apply to Killzone Shadowfall with it's codification. But I agree wither way, I don't trust either company, GG got lucky with KZ2 and 343 cannot match Bungie's greatness
Gekko36  +   424d ago
@Hatsune-Miku This is an opinion piece, it's not spouting truths it's one authors opinion.

I understand that you have a staunch view of console gaming and see the PS4 as the only choice for enlightened gamers, however I must point out that just like you and the author of this piece, 'opinions are like arse holes... everybody has one'.

My opinion on this topic is simple. Both consoles have strengths and weaknesses.

If you ask the question what does one console have that the other doesn't, it looks a little like this..

Sony:

PSeye (Optional - maybe 20% uptake)
Touchpad on DS4
Gaikai Game Streaming
Free games with PSN+
Play as you download

Microsoft:

Kinect 2.0 (100% uptake)
Computations in the cloud for online gaming
Server hosted online games (instead of p2p hosted)
Play as you download
HDMI In (TV)

As you can see they both have some different but equally similar features.

We all know that PS3 had an advantage over 360 in terms of specs this gen but it didn't stop people buying either console in equal measure.

So this coming gen, I personally don't see any reason why this behaviour will not perpetuate.

So really it comes down to what games you want to play and what features you want in your living room.

So from one arse hole to all the others out there, it's up to you.
AngryTypingGuy  +   424d ago
Microsoft is coming out with all of these exclusives for the Xbox One, but I feel like they're doing so at the expense of the Xbox 360. First party support for the 360 has really waned these past couple of years, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what happened. When the first batch of Xbox One exclusives is released, will they go back to releasing very few per year? And how many will be Kinect games that I have to interest in playing?

Meanwhile Sony is still showing great support to the PS3 even though PS4 is on the horizon, and no doubt the PS4 will have the same excellent volume of first party support. If Microsoft releases first party games more often that Sony does this upcoming gen, I'll be very surprised.
CapsuleMonkey  +   425d ago
I have to agree, I'm more on the Xbox side of town. Like I said before, MS is already trying to win 3rd party favoritism. They're launching with a 3rd party exclusive for crying out loud. MS still has activision love for COD DLC, and much more. Right now MS has been showing a lot of new innovating features on their momentous service. Unlike the other company I dearly love as well, I can't say the same for them.

Me, personally I'm getting both, but the one is more appealing since I have to pay for both networks now. We already know the powerhouse XBL is compared to PSN so it's really hard for me to just give sony my cash without knowing anything new. Right now xbox seems like the best way to go at the moment.
Dno  +   425d ago
Sony has just as many content DLC as M$. they have AC4 content and watch dogs.
XRAVE  +   425d ago
lol MS fanboys keep me laugh every day
bjmartynhak  +   424d ago
early DLC is really so important?
DARK WITNESS  +   424d ago
and ms started the 360 off with third party exclusives... half of them ended up not being as exclusive as we had been told, so why should that matter this time??
kupomogli  +   424d ago
@CapsuleMonkey

Like Dark Witness stated, most of those 360 exclusives were later released on the PS3. Additionally, who cares about waiting a month for a few DLC map packs?

You've got to think though. How long are these Xbox One games going to be exclusive? How long is Microsoft's moneyhatting going to last? It was three years before Microsoft stopped buying exclusives, and other than Gears and the few Microsoft releases each year, that's when the support stopped. Starting 2009, Sony started dominating when it came to exclusives because Microsoft just stopped supporting the console.
Darrius Cole  +   424d ago
It not about Microsoft trying to win third party favoritism. It's about Microsoft NEEDING third party studios to make exclusives for them, because they don't have the first-party studios to make the exclusives they need.
allformats  +   425d ago
He had nothing substantial to say at all. Just an article to stir controversy.
cannon8800  +   425d ago
Pretty much what all the opinion pieces are doing. Especially during this time around when new consoles are coming out.
creatchee  +   425d ago
@allformats

"He had nothing substantial to say at all. Just an article to stir controversy."

He's listing reasons why he wants an Xbox One instead of a PS4. He's not saying the PS4 sucks. I don't see how he us trying to do anything other than state his opinion.

Besides - I don't see you in any of the "PS4 is better" threads crying out against stirred controversy.
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kupomogli  +   424d ago
@creatchee

His opinion consisted of getting it for Halo and the Xbox brand controller being his preference over the PS4 controller. The rest of his article was nonsense.
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GT67  +   425d ago
well you know MS is paying this guy to remind 360 gamer or any fool dumb enough to believe to re-join the sheep heard back at MS corral. MS gotta get their blind fools oops blind sheeps back from wondering off to Sony side.
these article will pop-up til launch day

mark my words.
acharlez  +   425d ago
If only that were actually true...
mcstorm  +   424d ago
Why do people always say thing like that. MS don't need to pay people to buy there console over the ps4 or Wiiu and the same for the other two.

For me this year is all about the Wiiu and Xbox one as they have more games I want that the ps4 dose. That's the reason im getting a one before a ps4 but other people will feel different Than me. At the end of the day im glad we have Microsoft, Nintendo and sony making our consoles as it gives us a choice and also keeps each one of them trying to out do the other.

Also do you think the ps4 would be like it is if it was just Sony and Nintendo last gen? No console is perfect but we should just buy the one we want to buy and let everyone else buy what they want its as simple as that.
showtimefolks  +   425d ago
good for you author, its your money spend it however you want

i been with PS since the original and see no reason to make the switch now, MS hasn't supported the xbox360 in last 2-3 years so i am kind of scared they will stop supporting the xbox one few years into life cycle and totally focus on casuals like they did with xbox360 for past 3 years

right now MS is saying all the right things because they want core gamers to buy the system at launch, but their history in gaming has a shacky track record when it comes to delivering exclusive games

also i can spend the $100 i will save by buying ps4 to buy 2 games
walkincarpet  +   424d ago
But, you'll be buying two extra games on an inferior system. PS4 is PS3 with better graphics while X1 is a game changer. I play on both PS3 and 360 and know that MS tops Sony big time with Xbox live and the controller alone and it looks like that gap is widening next gen with the cloud and dedicated kinect 2. Also, Sony exclusive shooters like killzone are B games compared to Xbox exclusives. So my advice: spend the extra $100, go with the innovative system with the best online sevice, the best controller, and the best multiplayer games first so you will have the best experience in multiplayer gaming available and then play the great Sony single player exclusives later for cheap. You can have your cake and eat if you play your cards right... or perhaps you're not into multiplayer... then PS4 is probably the way go as long as the PS2~3 gameplay is not wearing thin.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   424d ago
@walkincarpet

As soon as you said PS4 was nothing more than a PS3 with better graphics, your uneducated opinion became worthless. So glad you won't be ruining multiplayer on PSN.
showtimefolks  +   424d ago
walkincarpet

yeh i will enjoy my inferior consoles with some of the best exclusives around, also i will enjoy the exclusive destiny content

B games KZ han? yeh KZ2 to this day is my favorite FPS, maybe if you open you eyes you will see how much verity ps3 offers. But i guess you are like any xbox fans who buy COD,Madden and FIfa

just 2013 alone

ne nu kuni a GOTY contender
last of us
God of war
SLy4
beyond 2 souls
Gt6
and that's not counting many PSN exclusives and free games on Plus service, this month we are getting 4-5 bog titles on psn-plus while MS has trouble delivering halo 3 and Ac2

here is something if $599 price tag couldn't stop ps3 what makes you think at $399 ps4 won't sell like hot cakes?
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fermcr  +   424d ago
It's his opinion, it's his choice and his money. If he prefers the X1 instead of the PS4, then good for him. Buy a X1.

If you prefer the PS4, then good for you. Buy a PS4.

Sony fanboys get enraged if other people's console of choice is not the PS4 (more precisely if it's a X1). I find this attitude appalling. "If you ain't with us, you're against us".
KillrateOmega  +   424d ago
Yeah. Sure. Because its only 'Sony' fanboys that act that way :/
dantesparda  +   424d ago
Exactly, but in his MS loving world, that is how it is to him. I don't see anybody getting "enraged", but maybe he's just projecting
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Aceman18  +   424d ago
that's great for him he can spend his money however he wants. me personally im staying with PS because it provides me with variety, and taking risks with new IPs.

i don't need a cable box as FIOS has already provided me with one.
JunioRS101  +   424d ago
The thing is, I'm buying PS4 first (BF4/PS4/PS+/Launch/PreOrder), and I hate Microsoft's new direction. But...

I really do like Gears of War, Halo, Forza, Crackdown, Fable, Shadowrun, State of Decay...

I won't be able to skip out on those franchises for a whole generation, as much as I want to hate sketchy, spy-on-me Microsoft.

I'll have to get both eventually.
slimeybrainboy  +   424d ago
That's so annoying. I've only had a PS3 this gen, but of course friends have 360's. I never cared for Gears, Halo, Crackdown, Shadowrun, but Forza and State of Decay had me jealous.

Being on the Sony side of things its nice that some games come to PC so you have another way to play it without keeping up another subscription, like Alan Wake, Titanfall, Fable, and State of Decay on PC.
3-4-5  +   424d ago
I'm a Halo fan. Skipped Halo 4 though as I just wasn't compelled to go and buy it and try it out. For all I know it could have been the best one, the maps just looked like crap again.

Halo hasn't had good maps since Halo 2 and maybe 2-3 in Halo 3.

Everything else after that is basically amature
Jazz4108  +   424d ago
Not to be bias but I really enjoyed playing halo 4. I played it mainky for the campaign as Im mostly an offline gamer or singlae player. Right now im playing the last of us and its kick butt as well so I would say as a gamer to try and play both if you can even if its a rental.
MELMAN26  +   424d ago
@jackstraw

Get those indies out of there, no one is buying a console because of these indies, let's be realistic here. Take Zuma and golf off of the xb1 side as well. Some of those games are already playable on pc. Stop grasping at straws, after gamescom you may not have to stoop so low.
Dlacy13g  +   424d ago
Certainly everyone reading this doesn't need to agree with the author, and a good chunk here won't. That said his argunents seemed genuine enough so good for him I guess. I just really don't like seeing gaming sites that review games and hardware making personal choice articles. I prefer sites to be professional and present pros and cons with some insight and some opinion but not full on pushing their own personal opinion as an gospel. I realize too that the author didn't go overboard but the title alone pushes me away.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   424d ago
As soon as he claimed Killzone and Infamous weren't AAA titles his opinion became worthless fanboy nonsense.
avengers1978  +   424d ago
I'm buying a PS4. I don't feel the need to write an article as to why.
If XB1 is your choice, your not really alone... It is selling out of pre-orders all over.
At the end of the day those people like myself that are running out and getting either or both consoles day one are the die hard gaming fans.
Bathyj  +   424d ago
I might have been leaning towards Playstation, but it was Microsoft who pushed me away from Xbox.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   424d ago
halo? meh didnt even finish 4 i got tired of that series long ago.
nosferatuzodd  +   424d ago
me too
nosferatuzodd  +   424d ago
yes he does Microsoft fans justify everything with halo or kinect or Xbox live or now their new scam the cloud i give Microsoft credit though they know how to manipulate ppl
wsoutlaw87  +   424d ago
Seriously, to anyone who wants to get an xb1 for exclusives, dont be stupid. If you like no bungie halo then thats cool but dont fall for them buying exclusives becase they can not and will not keep it up. Titanfall and the other 3rd party purchased games will end up on ps4. Just look at mass effect and the others. They are just pulling the same thing they did the last two generations. If you buy a ms console, prepaire to have your console no longer supported after the first few years. Just look at xbox and 360 for proof. Sony has new exclisive ips coming out right untill the end. Just dont let the launch bs make you forget about their history.
Psn800  +   424d ago
Why I'am leaning to Xbox one ahead of Ps4 have you been let out for the day ?
iamnsuperman  +   425d ago
How dare yorarararahhhhhh. Nah I don't care really If you want to play Halo and the other games are multiplatform then it would make sense to go for the One

"The d-pad is leagues better, and the triggers are as smooth as butter"

I disagree with this about the One's controller. I think the work leagues better is a bit of an overstatement. You may think it is better but leagues????

Also is this really an excuse/reason:

"I don't want six HDMI cables sticking out the back of my TV and a half dozen boxes crammed into my entertainment center."

I was with you up to those two points
DARK WITNESS  +   424d ago
it's like people just want to talk stupid for the sake of it...

he is still going to need the half dozen boxes crammed into his entertainment center, and he is still going to need the 6 hdmi cables... he is just going to need everything plugged into his xbone instead of directly into his TV.

I can understand people saying they want it for the games.. but when they come up for points like that it just makes them sound stupid to me.
wsoutlaw87  +   424d ago
How exacty is the xb1 supposed to reduce the number of boxes under the tv. It can not replace a cable box. You will need the same number of cables. The only thing its saving you from is hitting the input button. Plus i actually like my cable boxes interface and dont see how a universal box can make it any better. Nothing they showed about the tv stuff seemed like it would be used.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   425d ago
For me, it's the exclusives of the XB1, with all of the features of it just icing on the cake.
bviperz  +   425d ago
Everyone that keeps saying exclusives for XB1, it's seems so hollow considering the track record of exclusives we've had for the XBox for the past couple of years. For me, I'm taking the wait and see approach because I really don't see it happening. I hope it is a sustainable core foundation they're going to build, because it would drive not just Sony, but Nintendo to step their game up a few notches. But if it's just bait and switch just to get you to buy their consoles, and if it's back to Dance Central, Kinect-centered kiddie games, and life-lining off of multi-platform core games, with one maybe two exclusive core a year (that release on the PC as well) then no thanks.
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gamertk421  +   425d ago
Here's where things differ a bit with me. In sheer number, PS absolutely outdoes MS for core games. Many think that the better stories are told on Sony exclusives, which I will also acquiesce. In fact, in terms of solo play, Sony has MS beat.

For many of us, though, the combination of Xbox Live party chat and the massive replayability and online-centric style of many MS exclusives are our bread and butter. Halo, Gears and Forza have given us hundreds or thousands of hours of enjoyment. You may enjoy a lot of variety to your gaming, whereas it is a social event for me, as much as meeting my friends at a club or bar. Many of my friends live in different states, so this type of gaming is our favorite. Even when we don't play the same game, we can do our own thing and joke around. It's good that PS4 will have this feature, so that who have down-talked it can really use and enjoy it, and understand what us Xbots have been saying for years.

All my friends were on 360 and all of us are getting an Xbox One to continue this community, and that's why we may eventually get a PS4, as a complementary system, but it won't replace our Xboxes.

Edit: by the disagrees, I can see that many of you actually think MS has better stories, as well. That's cool, too.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   424d ago
bviperz, if that's the case then I should wait 2-3 years before I buy the PS4 because the track record of worth while exclusives for the PS3 would obviously point this out, would it not?
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DARK WITNESS  +   424d ago
exactly... i really don't get how people seem to just want to forget the fact that ms has played this game before.

@ WrAiTh Sp3cTr3

ya i guess you could apply the same logic.. but this time sony have A. already shown they have learned and changed a lot about their approach with this new gen. B they have already showed a much better line-up of games compared to what the ps3 had at it's launch.
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The_Infected  +   425d ago
@Wraith Sp3ctr3

It's funny I kinda agree with you. Forza 5, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3 and Project Spark all look amazing IMO. Yes Titanfall doesn't have amazing graphics from what I've seen but it looks hell of fun.
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jimbobwahey  +   425d ago
I'm looking forward to playing TitanFall on PS4 :)
gamertk421  +   425d ago
Maybe in 3 years or so.
The_Infected  +   424d ago
@jimbobawahey

Have fun having sloppy seconds:)
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   424d ago
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 + 4h ago
For me, it's the exclusives of the XB1, with all of the features of it just icing on the cake.

what exclusives?

I have a pc so dead rising will come to pc thats a guarantee even tho dead rising has gone stale

titanfall? meh games like that are a dime a dozen and i could play the superior pc version if i want.

KI? meh a bad dev and just looks a copy of sf4 so id rather play sf4 and i dont have to buy a 500 eur one.

@gamertk421 .. what a load of crap you just wrote wow
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slimeybrainboy  +   425d ago
If you're not into Uncharted, inFamous, Killzone, or God of War then there's not much more Sony could do for you, but they will. U4 is not guaranteed to be in development, Sony Santa Monica May have a new IP too. Geurilla have a new IP also. There's 12 new IP's from First Party Studios releasing in the First Year alone.

I can see why you wouldnt want to leave the Halo franchise behind if you really love it, and I definitely agree that Sony haven't shown enough to convince people that they will have games to show. There's just so many First party Sony studios that I know it'll be fine for games.

The HDMI points are silly though, You plug your cable box into X1 right? So that saves 1 HDMI slot, 0 boxes. Also you put a controller in my hand and i'll play it, I've never understood the whole controller thing so I can't really comment.

People keep doing the strange thing of defending Microsoft saying "Well, the were going into the future, they just had bad messaging." And when you ask how the policies were heading into the future people bring up 'Family Sharing' Hardly R2D2 isit? This was possible for digital content on PS3 and really is for a few specific situations. The rest was all just to ensure no used game sales. Modular design is more futuristic than every console has to be online for one to be able to be able to use the cloud. (Especially when it was a stunning few KB once every 24hours, that makes the cloud sound real powerful!)
Chapter11  +   425d ago
Troll bait, nothing more
Electric-flamingo  +   425d ago
I'm getting both these babies day 1. I'm not missing a single game. Besides knack lol
slimeybrainboy  +   425d ago
Have you considered buying neither, and instead buying a boat?
WeAreLegion  +   424d ago
Not a bad idea. Boats are freakin' cool!
fattyuk  +   425d ago
I fully understand why you would be leaning over towards the Xbox one

Must make it abit more comfortable whilst they shove kinect up your backside as you paying the bill.
CalamityCB  +   425d ago
Forget the Xbox One, WiiU and PS4; When is the PC-2 coming out?
acharlez  +   425d ago
The same time Half-Life 3 hits store shelves.
Deltaguy  +   425d ago
The thing is xbox one will start off strong, but once the 3rd party content/timed exclusive dry up so will their catalog..in the long run Sony will give players far more variety and the fact that they are willing to take risk is awesome..microsoft likes to play it safe when it comes to games..90% of their games involve shooting or zombies...thats their market.
Jakens  +   424d ago
I think shooting will be on both systems.
Deltaguy  +   424d ago
NO WAY! you sure man?/s
GusBricker  +   425d ago
Xbox One had me at Dead Rising 3 being a launch title.
Funantic1  +   425d ago
X1 had me with Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, and the Illumiroom.
MMEHTA  +   424d ago
Xbox one had me after the DRM Reversal and after seeing Titan fall, Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break and PROJECT SPARK!!!!!

I'm Still getting PS4 though they never had me........Yet.
DARK WITNESS  +   424d ago
The xbox one had me...... interested..... right up until the reveal event.

Sony has had me ever since.
TomShoe  +   424d ago
@GusBricker Timed exclusive. It'll be on PS4 anyway.

@Funantic ILLUMIROOM LOL. Good luck trying to get that to work in your apartment.
spoonard  +   425d ago
Not really interested in the exclusives from MS. It's the PS4's exclusives and the multi-platform titles that are just going to be graphically better.
XRAVE  +   425d ago
not just graphical better, they will be better lol ;-)
Fireseed  +   425d ago
Hopefully this is true as compared to this gen where games ported to the PS3 ran like shit.
Supermax  +   425d ago
Um yea right
avangerironman  +   425d ago
PS4 for me because of Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch with uncharted games , the last of us 2 and 3 are on the way ,inFAMOUS: Second Son , The Order: 1886 and many more ........... :D
Xsilvermist  +   424d ago
Dont leave out media modecule they need amazing praise too but the order is interesting ready at dawn will not dissapoint and santa monica and nauthy dog are goona set the bar hands.
avangerironman  +   424d ago
yes definitely :) that's is way i said many more
Deividas  +   425d ago
Im going with ps4 next gen considering i had to buy 4 goddamn xbox 360s this gen from ms. U have taken enough money from me. Maybe when price goes down drastically.
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solidworm  +   425d ago
I guess someones gotta prefer the BONE over the PS4...
Whitey2k  +   425d ago
X1 sucks and so will its games I mean come on halo and and forza thats whats exclusive to the x1 as for ps4 better 1st party more exclusives and what has ms have just constant timed exclusives
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theAMC1981  +   424d ago
Better, better,better... nobody even has either system to actually can say that and it be true. It is all what you want and like. I want both, but my eyes are on the One given that they, from how it looks so far, have the better launch titles. Please drop the stupid copying of everyone else and actually look at the post people make. Nobody is talking about Xbox or 360, they are speaking about the One and having better launch games and more exclusives than last time. At least give people who like Xbox that much. All this hating is becoming the dumbest thing many grown ups do online. Can we actually say why we think it is so called better than just "Xbox Sucks!" or PS4 = Piece of Sh**. If you are in the future please take my money and buy me these consoles w/games of my choice, if not... please shut up or at least talk like an adult. Halo isn't the only game that gives xbox sales, but it is their top blockbuster title; every console has that one they count on the most or more than any other. I do believe that Forza beat GT when it first came out and GT hasn't never reclaim their crown. Though, I don't care who wins what, I like games and console because of me and not who ever tries to dictate on some discussion board; you like it then buy it and keep it as that. It is going to be a great year, and console launches are still exciting as they were in the past just not quite as much since I was a kid then... sigh... memories. As for the timed released content, do people really think that Microsoft couldn't pay a company to keep that said content on their platform? I think they just want it first and that makes it enough since people are driven a lot of times to be the first, or just can't wait. I'm sure Sony pays for content that releases only on certain games that have already been out hence Assassin's Creed games because people have already been there and done that, so they need to add some new content so people would buy that game, or if it was only on a certain console. If the game comes out on both consoles then someone will have no choice but to add additional content, wouldn't you do the same?
Neoninja  +   424d ago
Stop making sense!

I do agree with you and people seriously need to grow up and stop trying to tell others how to spend their money.
TomShoe  +   424d ago
ALERT: Wall of text incoming! Do a barrel roll! Press A to dodge!
elda  +   425d ago
It all comes down to preference,I've been with Playstation brand since 95,I like the diversity & quality of games that are on the PS & it's still that way,imo if you're big on multiplayer online experiences especially with shooters then you go the Xbox way,which is something I really don't care about,imo there's nothing I've seen on the Xbox brand that has persuaded me to buy it's machine for the past generations.Like the saying goes...."whatever floats your boat"
Bigpappy  +   425d ago
X1 just seems to do more. Its like a smart phone and a flip phone. Both can receive calls as the primary reason to buy a phone. But the smart phone does so much more when you are not talking on it.

M$ just needs strong demonstrations, proper explaining of the features and hands on demos.

If they do that well Sony will be forced to try and match them. Sony has a camera that might be very capable (still to be seen) but they can not match the multi-tasking and online integration will not be as advanced as M$ because M$ already lead and is expanding big time.

I am not yet calling a winner, just pointing out that M$ is still a strong force.
fattyuk  +   424d ago
Why on earth would you need to multitask to play a game?
_LarZen_  +   424d ago
People like options, if you ask a casual or non gamer on the street what he/she wants what do you think people would pick:

A pure more dedicated gaming console or a console that has also focus on other things then games?
Lvl_up_gamer  +   424d ago
LMFAO

Are you really that delusional? I mean really?

You know that share feature that both the PS4 and XB1 have? Well just using that is a form of Multitasking.

Clearly this gen is your first gen and you are just a kid. Your comments lack any kind of intelligence, experience or a rational thought process.
Funantic1  +   425d ago
At least this guy actually tried both consoles and preferred the X1. The PS4's controllers looks good but they never fixed the analog placement. The X1 games just look better and the technologies of the X1 are innovative. I like graphics but I want more from a game console.
ANIALATOR136  +   425d ago
there is nothing wrong with the analogue placement.
gamertk421  +   424d ago
I think the XB1 controller "annihilates" the DS Quatro, despite its touchpad and four blades for that extra close shave!
Fireseed  +   424d ago
For you maybe, but my hand don't fit on the DS3 and my thumbs resting position... is on the other side of the controller...
_LarZen_  +   424d ago
"I like graphics but I want more from a game console"

This...is something I think many people are thinking. Sure the hardcore I only sit an play games all day kinda guys will laugh at that.

But let's face it, most people are not like those gamers.

People want options and if they can have a more stream lined experience I think more people are going to pick that over something that so far looks more like dedicated gaming device.
bub16  +   425d ago
who even is this guy?

I dont care about your opinions
acharlez  +   425d ago
Then why did you bother to comment?
KwietStorm  +   424d ago
So someone would reply..
Sevir  +   425d ago
To each his own... I'm going with PS4... And will stay with that... ;) and I have my reasons but care not to list them
AceofStaves  +   425d ago
Spend your money where you think you'll get the most entertainment value. That's what it's all about. For you, it's XB1. For me, it's PS4. XB1 doesn't offer anything that appeals to me. It's not a bad console. It's just not for me.
DJ  +   425d ago
So the author chooses Xbox One because of its User Interface and TV/Tablet services.

To each his one I suppose.
Stsonic  +   425d ago
Xbox one is for man, woman, child, grandpa and grandma. Where as Sony Playstation 4 is for Gods. Let this mere mortal lean to his Xbox one while us Gods bow down to the God of all Gods that is the Sony Playstation 4.
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gamertk421  +   424d ago
I wonder if it comes with free counseling, because delusions, either of grandeur or otherwise, can really have a negative impact on your life.
fattyuk  +   424d ago
And let us all become gods together

:D
Stsonic  +   424d ago
call me crazy if you like but I'm just having some fun.
xJumpManx  +   425d ago
I am getting both. No doubt the majority favor ps4 right now but sans driveclub their is not really any ps4 exclusive day one title I want. I will prolly get Killzone but that franchise is like a syfy movie it might be good but its second class to the true FPS AAA titles.
acharlez  +   424d ago
I feel the same way about those franchises.
xJumpManx  +   424d ago
Hopefully the AAA titles will perform better than those multiplatform on the ps3. COD ps3 only players got shafted with crappy ports and Skyrim was awful on the ps3. Hopefully the ps4 is better for programmers so they do not get shafted again this generation.
Kayant  +   424d ago
The HDMI-in tv integration feature as to the weakest argument in this. Like seriously why are people quick to forget that a *Cable box* is still required for it to work. You still going to have multiple boxes and is using your tv remote to switch sources such a big problem now?? Are we really that lazy now! Apart from that I can respect the games and controller argument because that's subjective at the end of the day. For entertainment both consoles with have apps like this gen. The Apps provide entertainment.

And as slimeybrainboy pointed out Microsoft where just trying to control the used game market and heavily limit piracy.
KwietStorm  +   424d ago
lol @ update*hear me out

No, I refute you.
ShinnokDrako  +   424d ago
Oh well, from what i've seen untill now, since i can choose only 1 console this gen, i chose the PS4: from the friendlist (many friends will be there too) to the exclusives. For the guy it's the opposite instead, i don't see why ppl have to see him like a fanboy or his article like a flame bait...
Ace_Man_6  +   424d ago
Because you can get more hits on N4G?
wishingW3L  +   424d ago
exactly. The entire argument is weak as hell.
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WeAreLegion  +   424d ago
I feel like people forget the past, constantly.
knifefight  +   424d ago
The what?
Sarobi  +   424d ago
Exactly
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