Opinion: Why I Will Not Be Buying An Xbox One

HUGG Writes: have come to a conclusion. After much deliberation and a few arguments with myself, I have decided that I will not be purchasing an Xbox One, at least for the next 2 years. For a budding games journalist, this is a hard thing to admit. Not owning one of the next-gen machines means having one less set of exclusive games to write about and review, limiting what I can do in the future. I am not writing this to add to the already tedious rhetoric that Microsoft is having to endure around the Xbox One, but to try to explain why I intend on voting with my wallet and keeping it closed to the Xbox One.

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EZMickey1824d ago

I like the author's attitude and I have a suspicion a lot of people are going to follow suit, waiting rather for Microsoft to prove themselves when the Xbox One lands, rather than take it on faith and promises.

Personally, I never buy launch. That's when the machine will be at its highest price and so will all of the games. I intend to support my Xbox 360 and 3DS for a while longer and make the crossover to next gen sometime after a year.

Also on the RRoD, this guys paying courier fees and spending lots of time waiting. I think that might actually be relative to wherever you're living as I've had one Red Ringed Xbox and that took my local supplier 10 days to swap. No charge as I was still within my in warranty. Our local Nintendo and Apple suppliers also manage a quick 10-15 day turnaround.

iamnsuperman1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

I think the RROD situation will put a lot of core games off (especially with those rumours about issues circulating) but to the mass market I would expect them to have forgotten about it especially with the slim solving the issue.

I tend not to buy at launch either for that hardware issue risk.

@B-radical Oh well then it makes my point even more valid since the elite came out awhile ago

B-radical1824d ago

I thought they fixed the problem with elites? My elite is still running like a champ lol

Aery1824d ago

I will not buy an X1 because MS.

They try hard to turn me in a stupid/brainless consumer and I will not forget this so easily.

They lied, they make joke of us, no other company is so much arrogant and they want to be the only device in your room.

I'm already forced to use Windows ...

Anyway, I can change my mind, but a lot of thing must be fixed (spycam), otherwise I can easily skip the next forza and halo (yes, everything else will come on Ps4 and PC).

slampunk1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )


I'm with you but don't be blinded by Sony.... They haven't been asked the hard questions yet due to MS and their terrible unveiling of XB1....lets also not forget Sony's start to the current gen which was awful.....

I applaud Sony so far but still have some questions about their gaikai rollout and online infrastructure upgrades before i claim they are king....They have already fix the hardware price, controller and made a developer friendly console which is 3 big ticks though...

Aery1824d ago

I agree with you but let me say this:

Sony (so far) has only amazed my with the PS4. I don't recall being so excited about a console like I'm now for the PS4.

No, I will not let that blind me about any company and any consoles. I almost own all consoles and I'm a PC gamer too, I choose the games, not the brand and I choose to enjoy them regardless any platform.

bintarok1824d ago

It's annoyingly funny we still have to read these "Why I will not buy console A because console B is better" kind of opinions from strangers on the internet.

These self-obsessed narcissists might have some kind of hidden agenda to scare gamers into things that are no longer happening. Most of us already know how politics work in the fanboys world. Speaking of console wars, one side will expect the other to fail in sales and popularity.

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abzdine1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

the reasons why i'm not buying it are as follows:

- Sony 1st party games
- less powerful
- NSA and Kinect
- too big and ugly as hell
- expensive
- No hardcore support after first year
- DRM drama might be back at anytime
- Microsoft not clear about their console

@iamnsuperman: let's talk about that subject in a few months. MS said in the beginning that X1 was designed with DRM in mind, do you really think all that development time will be wasted? Wait until they get enough sheep on board and you will see what will happen.

The butt hurt fanboys disagreeing? is it because it's maybe more powerful than PS4? Or is it smaller?

iamnsuperman1824d ago

I can safely say the DRM thing will not be back. The way you interact with the One will change drastically. It isn't like the usual add/remove a feature. They could do it with the next console but this one it is safe to say it will not return

Crazay1824d ago

I don't agree with you here on the DRM issue. It's going to be back in time but will look much different than how it was originally portrayed. I think that it's coming back in phases and not universal. By that I mean that I see the games that people buy online week have a form of DRM but those titles will be available on your "family sharing". Also I see the push to go all digital content distribution via a few potential avenues. Cheaper prices for day one game buyers online and perhaps through subscription based subsidy with ISPs (at least here in Canada since our internet is so heavily capped). Further to that I think they may look to creating an online storefront of sorts for trading in the licenses for credit to new titles.

Funantic11824d ago

5 out of your 8 reasons are stupid lies. Smh

No_Limit1824d ago


What a dumb list, full of lies. Get this fanboy [email protected] out of here.

abzdine1824d ago

isn't PS4 more powerful, smaller, better looking and cheaper?

Didn't we learn that MS gave access to many files to the NSA? and why is that kinect so mandatory? can you tell me?

And how about the games, isn't Sony's 1st party studios the best in the world? And MS changing policy and opinion everyday, doesn't it mean that they aren't sure about what they are doing?

Easy to say full of lies, now if you can't give strong arguments against what im saying you better shut up

Septic1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

How on earth have you still got 5 bubbles?

"The butt hurt fanboys disagreeing? is it because it's maybe more powerful than PS4? Or is it smaller? " all the people disagreeing on XBox One articles that talk favourably about games like Killer Instinct or Forza are what, glorious righteous gamers? The legions of haters on here who have, for years, down-voted any positive comments regarding non-sony games aren't butt hurt gamers?

Your list was woeful.

1) Sony first party
2) Fair play
3) Tin foil hat off. You don't have a mobile/laptop etc? You're either completely oblivious to the world you live in or you're just jumping on this point to serve your agenda (I'm very confident its the latter)
4) Too big and ugly? Lol what? I loved how fanboys were saying how it didn't matter what the console looked like after Sony refused to show what the console looked at the February reveal.
5) No hardcore support after first year? Let me borrow your time machine
6) Again, complete conjecture
7) MS not clear about their console? You know how much it costs, what it can do, what it comes with. Yes, they were unclear about their policies which no longer exist but what relevance does that have now?

Its laughable that you, of all people, call others butt hurt fanboys. How about this for a proposition; you stick to Sony articles seeing as you love them so much and avoid Xbox One articles as you despise them so much. The vast majority of your posts are pure fanboy rants. So can you do that?

The last thing N4G needs is people like you adding fire to the flames with your poorly constructed rants. Show some maturity for once.

abzdine1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

listen to yourself talking before you criticize others. read your post a few times if one isn't enough, there are too many inconstistencies in there.

What's wrong with the 1st party thing? xbox is all about milking dying franchises.
and the big and ugly, when did you hear me say anything about PS4 before they showed it? and even if i said that, things are so PS4 is looking better whether you admit it or not.

5) No hardcore support after first year? Let me borrow your time machine.. again history will repeat itself. Kinect is there for crappy experiences with TV and social games. give me one Kinect game that works well on 360. and have you checked the comparison of exclusives since 2010? or you need me to refresh your memory?

you are trying to play the wise guy but trust me it doesn't succeed. i speak of facts, i dont invent anything and i respect other's opinions. future facts and previsions are based on past facts and 99% of the time predictions turn out to be pretty accurate.
Now if no one is allowed to give an opinion then forums like this shouldnt exist at first place.

Septic1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago ) we go again.

"What's wrong with the 1st party thing? xbox is all about milking dying franchises."

Halo is a dying franchise? Forza is a dying franchise? Look at the quality of those games. Killer Instinct is a dying franchise?

Yes the PS4 is better looking; is that a reason not to purchase a games console?

"No hardcore support after first year" Oh yeah and then you say "i speak of facts, i dont invent anything". What fact is that? You want to talk about facts? How about the FACT that MS has invested $1 billion on exclusive content. How about the FACT that MS has invested more money and is working on more exclusive content than it EVER has for the Xbox brand?

"ou are trying to play the wise guy but trust me it doesn't succeed"

How? How am I doing that? Why are you so obsessed about the Xbox brand that you despise so much? How many bubbles did you have before the bubble reset?

"Now if no one is allowed to give an opinion then forums like this shouldnt exist at first place. "

Oh opinions matter now do they? So when people disagreed with your opinion, you responded with:

"The butt hurt fanboys disagreeing?"

Educate yourself and learn to construct your arguments in a more mature manner. There is such a thing as constructive opinion as opposed to going on full fanboy rants. Go check your comment history. You hardly sound like a gamer at all.

EDIT- you know what. Regardless of the way you conduct yourself, I apologise. I apologise because its Ramadan and I should better control myself. All I will say is that your comment history speaks for itself and I'm surprised that you aren't on one bubble already.

CerebralAssassin1824d ago

I disagree because I dont much care for most sony 1st party games, I have no problem with the kinect, I like the way the system looks, I dont see drm returning full swing, ps4 is expensive as well, nsa wont be spying on you anymore then they already are. Idc if they spy on me or not I have nothing to hide. I dont have to agree with you. Just because I dont doesnt make me a fanboy. Grow up

n4rc1824d ago

No.. People disagree because they feel you are wrong. As do I

You listed like 2 personal opinions and about 5 assumptions.. Not one fact in the bunch.. So be prepared for people not agreeing with you

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Funantic11824d ago

I didn't even read his fanboy opinion because it's no more valuable than mine.

Omac_brother1824d ago

Thanks, but I am not a fanboy. Wouldnt a fan boy be talking up his/her respective choice? I took care not to mention any other next-gen console to avoid just that. The point I was trying to make was that Microsoft need to change before I will be willing to spend even its detrimental to my future as a games writer. But thanks for not reading and adding any value to the conversation.

iceman061824d ago

I think that you did an admirable job of explaining your personal opinion. I actually applaud your decision because it seems like the best thing for you as a gamer first. However, I think that N4G has been inundated with "Why I Will or Won't Buy X System" articles and there is some fatigue to this point. That being said, I would have the same reservations as you do if I had gone through that. There is only so much you can take from a company before you have to decide if it's truly worth it all.

seedaripper19731824d ago

I thought it was a well reasoned article, good job.
P.s it certainly helped with you being a Stokie as well ;-)

x713hitsquad1824d ago

Lmao... really? Your bio says that you are a self confessed Sony fanboy.

n4rc1824d ago

Your a pretty piss poor gaming journalist then.. Better look for a new line of work.. Or get on staff at a PS fan site.

And yeah.. Your only a fanboy if you talk up your console.. It isn't for bashing competition needlessly right?

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