My Idiotic Reason For Preferring The Xbox One

Dave Thier of Forbes: "As Microsoft and Sony jockey for gamers’ attention for the Xbox One and PS4 this fall, I’m leaning towards agreeing with Erik Kain when he says that the PS4 will likely be the better choice."

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rbailey1788d ago (Edited 1788d ago )

While everyone will have their own preference, someone who genuinely enjoys games will most likely end up with both consoles by the time everything is said and done. The only question is which console will be the one they buy first?

n4rc1788d ago

Exactly.. But really, anyone trying to bash one or the other just comes off looking childish and moronic anyways..

I'm going x1 at launch simply because I preferred my 360 over my ps3 this gen.. And I'm all for what Microsoft is doing.. And Sony for that matter.. But I don't have the time to enjoy both so ps4 has to wait a bit..

I love gaming.. I don't recall ever not enjoying a console.. And I've owned like a dozen of them in the past 25 years.. Lol..

rbailey1788d ago

I agree with just about everything you said and especially so about people feeling the need to bash one console over another.

I plan on buying both because I enjoy games first and foremost. I will however point out the fact where if you're looking at the launch lineup as is right now, Xbox One got the better lineup hands-down.

That doesn't mean I'm going to bash the PS4 and not buy the console though. That was be just as idiotic as the author's reasoning for buying the Xbox one in the first place lol

n4rc1788d ago

I'll continue to say exclusives don't really matter much to me.. Most of my enjoyment comes from multiplatform games like battlefield, BioShock and borderlands. And batman just to coincidentally add a 4th "b" game Lol.

I am grabbing forza at launch tho.. And the black tusk game has some vague hype around it.. Gotta wait and see

SonyPS41788d ago

Hey nothing wrong with preferring the One over the PS4. Both are great consoles designed to do the one thing we all love: gaming.

Game on, screw the fanboys man.

NegativeCreepWA1788d ago

My two main reasons are the controller and xbox live, those are two things I've always really liked. If I could use the PS4 controller before hand and if Sony actually laid out their PSN plans and impressed me with both, I would get a PS4 first.

Either way I'll own both at some point, just going with my preference first.

mewhy321788d ago

Well I can't really say that this isn't a good reason to go with xbone. I have two 360's and a gamerscore of almost 30000. That's many many many hours of gameplay behind that. However, after what micro$oft has pulled this time with the DRM, pricing, inferior box, spy camers, and project prism, I have to go with Sony. Already pre-ordered my PS4/Killzone combo with extra Dualshock controller. IMO micro$oft has really blown it this time.

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Rip-Ridah1788d ago

I love games, but I was done with Microsoft last gen when I was burned over & over again. I have so many PS3 titles on my shelf that I have not played yet. Every game does not have to be played that may interest you. This is why one can have massive game enjoyment on one console. Not all of us single console supporters are unreasonable fanboys. I'm fully aware of each platforms strengths and weaknesses. Some things are just too hard to overlook.

slyleo20011788d ago

I completely agree with you. I got a Xbox 360 at launch and I have to say I had a blast it was good times.

But things started to change and Sony was looking like a better way to go, so My brother and my friends all traded our systems in for ps3's at Gamestop. the huge catalog of games kept me busy I still have a back log lol.

A few times I was thinking about going back for games like fable 3 and the witcher, but after reviews and I could get it on PC anyways I decided against it.

The 360 is fun and I had a great time but for me personally I have allot more fun with ps3(loved being able to buy a game online and share it with my wife and play-online at the same time). Looking forward to the new systems and see what their new ideas on the future of gaming are!

CrimsonStar1788d ago

Exactly the only reason im getting the xbox1 first is because of the launch line up . Ill enjoy the PS4 next summer with an amazing back log .

zekk1788d ago

not sure if i'll be getting both. I mean I loving gaming but I only have souch moneh to spend at any given time(got bills to pay).....and there is the whole lack of time issue....

headblackman1788d ago

if money is your issue and you've got bills like that then neither one of the consoles should be for you. keep your priorities in line sir.

Hicken1788d ago

Not necessarily.

I love games. If money was no object and there wasn't much difference between the companies, I'd get them all every generation. As much as I prefer Sony, I know there are quality titles on everybody's systems(which is why I have 360 and Wii games without having either system).

But, these days, it's about more than just the games on a particular system. The response to Microsoft's DRM showed that.

People care about more than just the games. I think they always have, and just haven't really thought about it. Nobody wants to buy a console and then only have games for the first few years.

If I had the confidence in Microsoft that I have in Sony and Nintendo, I wouldn't hesitate to buy the XB1. Because there ARE games that I'd get one for, even if they haven't been announced just yet.

But as much as I'm hoping for a Lost Odyssey 2 or something similar from Mistwalker, as much as I'd like a new Blood Wake or Crackdown(more like 1, 2 was mediocre), that's balanced against my mistrust of Microsoft as a company.

They had an opportunity to assuage some of that with their handling of the XB1, and they instead fostered its growth.

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Agent-861788d ago (Edited 1788d ago )

So his Gamerscore is his reason to get an Xbox One. Yep, that is pretty idiotic especially since he pretty much admits that the PS4 is the logical choice. I have Steam plus a PSN account and achievements/trophies are very low on my list for playing games. I thought we played them for enjoyment.

Dunpeal1788d ago

don't burst the fanboy's bubble. he's special :D

Agent-861788d ago

Funny one! Bubbled you up for making me laugh.

iamnsuperman1788d ago

It is a reason nonetheless. I remember a while ago some industry guy said Microsoft may initially have the upper hand because of people wanting to keep their gamerscore and people will go to systems they had before to keep their trophies and achievements. Some people have spent a long time getting a high one. I still think it is a stupid reason to buy a console.

SonyPS41788d ago

Not the greatest reason indeed. If I were to buy the One over PS4 it would be the launch lineup which I will admit is one of the strongest in history. PS4 post-launch lineup is why I choose PS4, but hey we all have preferences.

iceman061788d ago didn't get the it is...

ATTENTION ALL GAMERS!!! Games are now not really for fun, but for some obtusely obtained, randomized score given to you for completing mundane tasks in said games. The gamer with the HIGHEST score gets.....NOTHING!!! -END

Okay, that was a bit sarcastic. Seriously, I don't knock anybody for liking to see that dangling carrot. I just assume ignore it and game to have fun. Sure, you could do both. But, at some point, the temptation of an easy Platinum from Barbie Adventure Paradise: Hollywood Design Edition will certainly creep in. THAT is rock bottom. lol

Lunarassassin1788d ago

I actually had a friend once that said "i might get just dance 4"
I asked him why and he just said " achievements"
That was the start of a very long argument.

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Bigpappy1788d ago

I like the achievement system, but it is not what makes me want to stay with X1. X1 to me is just the more progressive system. It has innovation all over the place. It will feel totally new. I have out grown the 360 for about a year now. I need something that will have lots of different things to do. Some exciting surprises. With 3 OS, the digital direction, implementing Kinect as a controller assist component, Skype and other win 8 apps across systems, voice control for TV and internet along with the ability to have several things going on independent of each other is huge. People don't really understand how good this is until they go to someone's house and see them just sitting there doing it all.

Sounds really forward thinking to me.

Lovable1788d ago

Oh hey someone who actually knows what he wants! Crazy

Dee_Cazo1788d ago

Thanks for pointing out that the Playstation offers nothing new to the table in terms of innovation. I always felt it's interface alone made it seem like I was still on the PS2.

Sure it has great games but almost every single game is multiplatform, so I will always choose the system that will help push gaming into the future.

ShinMaster1787d ago (Edited 1787d ago )

"innovation all over the place"

"implementing Kinect as a remote control for you TV"

PROTIP: The Xbone isn't the only next-gen console taking a digital direction.

But, you know, whatever makes you sleep better at night.

TrevorPhillips1788d ago

I'm just gonna click back and check what else is on N4G that is much more interesting to read than reading this

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