Submitted by DanTunnicliffe 833d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons to get on board with Xbox One

Dan Tunnicliffe takes a look at the lackluster Xbox One reveal and 5 reasons we should get on board with the Xbox One. (Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

golding89  +   833d ago
I was already on board. Xbox one day one.

In the end, xbox one will sell well.
It might start out slow but this next gen has not even begun to be mid-way point.

All those who disagree are closed minded.. PS3 started horrible. Time is the best healer.
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xHeavYx  +   833d ago
I can tell 180 (times 3 so far) reasons not to get on board
FanboyCrusher  +   833d ago
They changed everything you didn't like and you still complain. I can tell you one reason you won't get one, or acknowledge it's advantages, you're a fanboy.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. Now that they have everything you want why bother complaining? You have no valid reason to complain about the Xbox One. We have two great consoles coming, just pick one, or get both. Nobody needs to hear about how one sucks in your mind, because they don't, and they won't.
805Junior805  +   833d ago
@fanboycrusher you stated exactly why everyone is getting a PS4
And not an Xbox one. "They changed everything you didn't like.." Thats the reason people aren't buying an Xbox one. There is another console that already had everything I did like and isn't changing its mind every other week like a high school girl. The only reason that "they changed everything you didn't like" was due to share holders seeing the numbers of how bad they are doing with pre order numbers. Why do you think that the Xbox One hasn't even gone into production yet and downsized their release. They haven't been approved to go into production and I see them pushing back the release date.
JackStraw  +   833d ago
@fanboycrusher so everyone who doesn't want one is a fanboy? yeah okay.

i wish you kids would accept that not everyone wants the console that you all so desperately want to bear your children. my god.
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GT67  +   833d ago
5 reasons to get on board hmmmm????? nothing comes to mind.

but im damn sure MS will plug the hell out of x1 til gamers become their blind SHEEPS again.
these articles are like hypnotist keep coming,and coming, and coming, and coming, and coming,few article bad mouthing ps4,keep coming,coming,coming,coming something new to spark interest,coming,coming,coming til you think x1 is the coolest console ever!!! that is called BRAIN WASHING BLIND SHEEPS. no matter how MS spin-it "it is what it is" brain washing.
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n4rc  +   832d ago
Lol.. Hasn't gone into production yet.. That's a good one

Its cool if you think ps4 is better and that's what you want.. But why the need to continually troll every single Xbox article to state that?

Nobody gives a s*** anymore.. We get it.. You don't like it.. Move on with your life!!!

If any of these people are over 16 and are honestly getting offended by people not agreeing with them.. It makes me weep for humanity lol


I could copy and paste your post and say the exact same thing.. Anyone that doesn't think ps4 is gods gift to gaming is just some fanboy aren't they?

Fine.. Your not a fanboy, just a troll.. So much better! Lol
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MarkusMcNugen  +   832d ago

Haha, opinion pieces and marketing your console is brainwashing... You know everything you said applies the same amount to Sony right?

Im seriously doubting you know what brainwashing or indoctrination really is.
ShinMaster  +   832d ago
5 Reasons to get an Xbox One if:

#1 You're an Xbox fan.
#2 You're an Xbox fan.
#3 You're used to its "community".
#4 You want Halo
#5 You want Gears(?)

I can't think of any other legitimate reason to do so.
And when people claim they're excited for the TV features and Kinect... I don't buy it. Who are you trying to fool, son?!

Otherwise, personally, the smarter choice for me is PS4.
It's cheaper. It's powerful. Sony has proven to consistently support their consoles with great exclusives all the way to the end. I prefer the games on it. PS Plus. And friends, of course.
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tommygunzII  +   832d ago
I wouldn't get on board with X1 for reasons people seem to have forgotten.
Number one being the lack of first party games after year one. You're also better off playing the same games on PC, just like with the 360.
PSVita  +   833d ago
Those aren't reason at all lol I'd say

1. Redesigned controller (if that's what you prefer)

2. The voice controlled Interface

3. Every Xbox one is a dev kit


5. Exclusive content for games
black0o  +   833d ago
lol at #3
PSVita  +   833d ago
@black0o- I'm not sure if you're referring to my #3 or the articles.
DanTunnicliffe  +   833d ago
I agree, i can remember the backlash at the original price point for the PS3 but the PS3 has gone from strength to strength. Obviously there were a few hiccups cough* Data leak cough* but some great experiences as well.
dboyc310  +   833d ago
ps3 had free online though and exclusives that weren't match by any other console. Microsoft cant compete with that. Now both consoles charge for online which wont make a big difference. Sony also has an advantage worldwide where Microsoft just has a strong presence in the US. Sony is in the best place to Dominate next Gen.
dark-hollow  +   833d ago

MS is still known for having the edge when it comes to online features for xbl (while psn plus is great value for what you pay thanks to the free games collection)

MS are investing 1 billion dollars exclusively for games and if the recent E3 is anything to go by, the signs are suggesting that they are focusing on core games again. The only thing remains is if that support will continue through the xbone lifespan.
tommygunzII  +   832d ago
PS3 had games, the most important aspect.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   833d ago
Waits for the people pretending to be neutral and disagree about xbxo 180,s ect.
Insomnia_84  +   833d ago
5 reasons to NOT get on board with the Xbox One80

1. Microsoft
2. NSA
3. Kinect
4. Weaker System
5. Can't trust them.

There! I could go on but I'll leave it at that.
True_Samurai  +   833d ago
1.) Sony
2.) Overprices hardware
3.) Brings nothing new but a pad
4.)Haven't seen a better looking game
5.) No company can be trusted
6.) Hardware department has terrible electronics
7.) Returned my sony TV last year cause its color bulb blew twice!
8.) Most annoying fanboys
9.) Xbox audience are more mature
10.) XB controller > Dual Shock 4

That was fun
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xHeavYx  +   833d ago
6. More expensive
user7402931  +   833d ago
7. AA batteries
devwan  +   833d ago
8. You're Dutch, Belgian, Russian, Swiss, Swedish, Finnish, Danish or Norwegian.
stage88  +   833d ago
9. Apps and all good features behind paywall
805Junior805  +   833d ago
10. Children play Xbox
NatureOfLogic  +   833d ago
11. VCR look and power brick
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JackStraw  +   833d ago
the reason i'm not buying xbox one is because they've made no real attempt to pull indie devs. it's like they don't care about anything that's not a AAA blockbuster game like halo or call of duty. that tells me a lot about a company that's involved in games. GAMES are more than just AAA games. not every game that releases is going to have cod or halo success. some of the best games i've played this gen were indie games. and some of the games i'm anticipating most are indie games.

that's just me. i'm not a fanboy. i'm not schizophrenic. i'm just a guy who enjoys playing games.
Rimeskeem  +   833d ago

It's wht people prefer and also the dual shock 4 is the preferred controller for devs and also Sony has super nice and awesome people and they give what gamers want and gamers this gen did not want innovation from Sony and they are happy with why they did with the console so if you don't like that ok but don't go saying they ps4 sucks.

Also same with the ps4 fans no need to say Xbox one sucks or anything so can we all jut be nice to each other and get out preferred console
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dark-hollow  +   833d ago
5 reasons to get xbone.

1. MS incredible online service
2. Exclusives like ryse, forza, DR3, halo.
3. Arguably an amazing and comfortable controller
4. Great OS features like the snap multitasking.
5. Every xbone is a div kit which could lead to a great indie support.

Can't wait for the xbone myself, if you don't like it then more power to you.
MarkusMcNugen  +   832d ago
Its always nice to see troll brigade out in full force. Some of those are legitate reasons, just not most.
VENOMACR  +   832d ago
Seriously, some of you have the DUMBEST reasons not to buy one. Not to mention almost all trolls.

- Batteries: Are you too stupid to buy rechargeable batteries that last for years and can be used for multiple devices? Only a fool would continue to buy batteries. Enjoy sitting 2 ft from the TV while your controller charges, I'll get 2 recharged batteries and go back to sitting wherever I want, cordless.

- More expensive: You can afford $400, cause thats cheap, but $500 is outrageous? By the time your done buying games and accessories your looking in the $600 range for a POS4. But spending $100 more for a system is mind blowing.

-Weaker system: Since when do specs matter? Look at the POS3. Way better specs then 360, yet the 360 sells better. Cross platform games look identical. So just cause it's more powerful doesn't mean it's better.

-Microsoft: What company isn't trying to make money? Thats why a company exists. Getting mad at them because they want to charge you for things. What a concept. How dare they make a profit. I guess Sony charging for online is OK though. You must hate bottled water companies who charge you for something you could drink for free.....water.

-Apps and features behind paywall: Who buys a game system for the apps? No one. Thats why you have a tablet, PC, or smart phone. Mostly everythings behind a paywall now and Live has millions more subscribers then POS+. And your free sub-pay gaming is now going to cost you, enjoy that.

-Children play Xbox: Really? More children play Wii and POS then the Xbox.

-VCR look and power brick: The power supply keeps you from buying a system? Lol. POS4 doesn't look any better. Looks like uneven flooring tile.

I could say the reason I'm not buying a POS4 is that it's ugly, the controller blows, no truly new games, PS+ is a joke, no innovation just some new hardware and a new shell, and it's expensive ($400/$500, its still not cheap). But I'm not getting one so I dont care and I wouldn't troll on a Sony topic just so I could share my stupidity with POS fans.
thetruthx1  +   833d ago
The biggest reason not to get a Ps4 is the fact that Mark Cerny created it

And he is responsible for Knack lol
CGI-Quality  +   833d ago
Yeah, developers agree.....Oh wait.

OT: I'm getting an X1 next year, because there are games that I have to have, but considering the price differences, I decided to go with the PS4 first.
oscarcat59  +   833d ago
The main reason people buy consoles are the games. Both console are more than good enough to play games well. The console that has the games and features that people like will sell the most. One would think that those who enjoy games would agree with this. But when fanboys speak intelligents drops lol
H0RSE  +   832d ago
But the "main" reason, isn't always a specific persons reason. I wouldn't say it's "the" main reason, I'd say it's "a" main reason.

Personally, exclusives do nothing for me, on either console. I'm not salivating with a hard-on anticipating the next Halo or Killzone or Uncharted. Granted, I play them (sometimes), but they don't get any extra attention in comparison to multiplats that can be played on either console - they actually tend to get less, so in response to your statement:

"The console that has the games and features that people like will sell the most."

The games my friends and I spend any amount of dedicated time with, are multiplats, so as far as games go, that's either console, that leaves leaves features, which is why I went with Xbox. XBL and the controller alone are enough to keep me. I can't stand the PS controller, and I also dislike their OS/Dashboard. Their games are whatever, since anything I'm remotely interested in playing, can be played on xbox, and it also doesn't have a list of friends waiting to play games with me, which xbox does. PS4 simply does not offer anything to me to warrant a purchase. When it came time to decide on a new console, for me, it was never an issue of "xbox or PS4," it was an issue of "do I get an xbox or not?"

I had a couple of friends pick up PS3's to play DUST, and after around a week, one of my close gaming friends was back on XBL. I asked him how the the game was, and he said the game was pretty good, but PSN was abysmal, specifically pointing out the absence of features like cross-game chat - he hasn't gone back since. As for the rest of them, one of hem stayed with PS due to personal disputes between him and MS concerning his account, and the rest jump between both consoles.
Thunderhawkxbox  +   832d ago
Seriously Sony fans do need to get a life look at all disagree he got because he was saying something about Xbox one he didn't even said anything about ps4 . playstation fans do act like 13 years old kid no they act like 5 years old kid
VENOMACR  +   832d ago
Thats because the majority of PS users are children or immature teenagers. They have nothing better to do then troll around on Xbox articles.
Ritsujun  +   832d ago
THXbosh loves getting Xbone180'd by Microsofie over and over again.
NatureOfLogic  +   833d ago
"Dan Tunnicliffe takes a look at the lackluster Xbox One launch and 5 reasons we should get on board with the Xbox One."

What's wrong with that sentence. You're telling me to jump on board with something that's lacking. Ok, that makes sense.

Edit: One of his reasons is PS3 launch...... You have got to kidding me. Another reason Titan Fall..... Nothing else needs to be said.
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dark-hollow  +   833d ago
His not obliged to change your stance on the xbone. For others they are excited for the xbone and there is nothing wrong with that.
Smoovekid  +   833d ago
Microsoft does not have the best track record. Why is Titanfall a reason if I can buy it on PC.
DanTunnicliffe  +   833d ago
I agree that the PC is a great choice if you have one, but if your limited to a console pick then Titanfall is a great reason to look at the Xbox One.
mxrider2199  +   833d ago
u can get it on 360...
tommygunzII  +   832d ago
A PC and PS is all you need.
DanTunnicliffe  +   833d ago
Point taken, i just feel that in my opinion the Xbox One launch fell short in many peoples opinions, but it have since done a sterling job in winning over the crow.

My point about the PS3 launch is suggesting that even though a console might not have a great reveal, it is the next few years when the battle is really won or lost!

I should also add that i haven't currently pre-ordered an Xbox One only a PS3 although intend to change that soon.
Godmars290  +   833d ago
The XB1 announcements, which are both wholly different that the actual launch but no longer valid.

And by pointing out that the PS3 struggled post it's launch, the XB1 is only going to prove itself to the general consumer months if not years after its release.

In other words the pro/con arguments being made here are meaningless.
Picnic  +   833d ago
You don't have to preorder PS3s any more. It's just called a purchase now.
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True_Samurai  +   833d ago
That last picture made me lol hard I love penny arcade
towelie1288  +   833d ago
X1 Day one!!
i was pretty pissed at first but over time the X1 got better and i will get a PS4 a little later for uncharted 4 and TLOU2
cant wait to get my hands on the X1 controller
ape007  +   833d ago
agreed with that, both systems are awesome, great time to be a gamer :)
tokugawa  +   833d ago
xbo day one.. same as ps4
stage88  +   833d ago
You can strike TitanFall of the list since it's multi platform.

And 'Great track record' doesn't seem feasible. (Pic below)
In the last few years Microsoft have put out a ton of Kinect games and few core games.
How do I know MS are not going to do the same again or completely drop support like they did with the original xbox? It's too much of a risk.

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marcelliuss1  +   833d ago
@stage88.....you're right Microsoft hasn't been putting out big name exclusives at retail but you guys keep ignoring the fact that they put tons of games on Xbox live (which that picture doesn't show). Then you guys continue too ignore the fact that Microsoft was practically sh**ing out exclusive games during the first five years of the X360 lifecycle so of course the exclsives are going to dry up towards the end. Then you turn to look at Sony and the PS3. At launch the PS3 had a very weak lineup of games, they had few decent games but it was still a weak lineup. The first 2-3 years of the PS3 lifecycle Sony had very little to no worthwhile exclusives. It wasn't till 2010(which your picture shows) when Sony finally started putting out a more consistent stream of decent exclusives. That was almost halfway through the PS3 lifecycle. Don't even get me started on the PS Vita that damn thing been out for almost two years and the best games Sony has for it is Uncharted and Gravity Rush.

So you tell me which company is more of a risk. The company who supports its systems from day ONE, or the company that makes you wait 2-3 years for more decent games?
stage88  +   833d ago
This thing is the PS3 is the exception with Sony rather than the rule. Yes the first 2 years were bleak because of devs finding it hard to learn the exotic hardware. If you look at PS1 and PS2 they both had solid games throughout their whole life cycles so I can definitely get on board with this track record. With PS4 being touted as the 'new PS2' I don't see a problem here.

The handheld market is completely different to the console market. It's struggling due to the boom, cheaper price and ease of iOS/Android gaming. The 3DS is a huge success now but remember all those doom and gloom articles it had about no games? Well, Sony are at that stage at the moment and will soon be out of it with the emergence of AAA games such as Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway, Soul Sacrifice.

I'd rather have the console that started off slow (even though I don't think the PS4 will) and then by the end of the generation have devs that have fully unlocked the power to show it's brilliance. This is why PS3 gamers got such masterpieces like 'The Last of Us' while 360 owners where kicking their heels.
PositiveEmotions  +   833d ago
I'll say this i might get on board ones microsoft treats us consumers fairly.

Dont get me wrong i like the xb1 it had some better sweet ass line up of games but the way microsoft has been handling things is unfair and uncalled for.

So if i buy xb1 is like supporting what microsoft did to us as consumers yeah the 180s are a good move but microsoft needs to show us that they care about us before i buy the xb1.

Not to sound like a sony fanboy here and all but sony did start off with games and sony always talked about us consumers and they gave us what we wanted from the very beginning which was a smart move but sadly micrlsoft didnt do that and thats why theres allot of nagetive feedback.

So for now i will get the ps4 day one and depending on what microsoft does than i might consider the xb1 later on in the feature.
XboxFun  +   833d ago
Just five, there are many more reason to jump on board with the Xbox One.

I can read the comments above that the sony fanboys are scared to death with lame reasons. it's good to see them so interested in the Xbox One, let's me know that my system of choice is way more interesting than theirs.
JackStraw  +   833d ago
boohoo! you guys don't want the console that i want?! must be loser fanboy schizophrenic idiotic stupid babies!

no idea why i still come to this site and actually read the comments. i've never seen the word "fanboy" used so damn much. mods need to start hiding every/any non-constructive comment that has that word in it. it's like a bunch of pre-teens arguing over which gameboy color looks the coolest. shut the f*ck up.
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skydragoonity  +   833d ago
I'd rather get a wii u than get this confused console.
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Trekster_Gamer  +   833d ago
XB1 day one... I can care less about the rest...
AllThingsShining  +   833d ago
The issue with Microsoft is that they simply don't have the same high quality first-party developers that Sony has at its disposal. Only a handful of half-decent exclusives (we don't even know if games like TitanFall and Dead Rising 3 are exclusive yet) and a higher price point is hardly appealing when faced with Sony's cheaper, more powerful, and better supported console. I'm not against getting an Xbox One at some point down the line but I need to know that timed exclusivity on Call of Duty DLC isn't all I'm getting for my dollar.
timotim  +   832d ago
we've had a whole generation of PS3 Sony exclusives...we've seen what they're about...its nothing special for the most part. You speak as if Sony games are leading the industry in both ratings and sales...they aren't. Other than a few of them, the rest are forgettable easily as staying power with online traffic and sales and proven.

MS is investing more than they ever have in games and their gaming studios have grew over the last couple years. X1's launch line-up is better and the games coming early next year (Quantum Break, Project Spark, TitanFall) looks fantastic. This is a new generation, MS is up for the task.
drsfinest72  +   833d ago
Same here bro I'm so excited for Xbox one!
oscarcat59  +   833d ago
I will get both consoles myself but how many Sony trolls are on this site. Lol if someone likes the Xbox one the disagrees rise. By the way what is the average age here? Just a question lol
Discod99  +   833d ago
I'm on your side. Sony fanboys have shown their true colors these past few months. The article that says that 75% of gamer pick Dual Shock 4 over Xbox One's controller? These trolls sure are dedicated.
_FantasmA_  +   832d ago
Yeah well this idea that the 360 controller is better for shooters is lame. Most people say that because thats all they know. Try playing COD with the PS3 controller. Its much more comfortable and easier to aim. Another myth that xbots love to brag about is that only the 360 controller works on PCs. Wrong. Dualshock 3 works with PC also, just download DS3 tool or MotionJoy (I can't remember the exact name.)

The 360 has nothing but jockbro shooters so people think that its controller must be better for shooters.
vividi  +   833d ago
Update: the 5 reasons are no more, but this are the new ones..... LOL
Discod99  +   833d ago
I got the Day One Edition preordered. The console is going to be great. Who cares what PS4 fanboy trolls think.
jaren92  +   833d ago
I'm getting a Xbox one day one and it will be a great console it's all about what you like what other people have to say does not matter if you like the Xbox one that's all that matters everyone else's opinion is irrelevant
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assdan  +   832d ago
1) A great track record isn't one good gen, where it still sold worse than the competitors, and fewer AAA exclusives.
2) Titanfall will simply be COD with robots. And it will likely come to PS4.
3) The 180 shows that all people want is a PS4. Every change has made it more and more like a PS4, while it is still more expensive and weaker than a ps4.
4) PS4 can do those things too.
5) Just because the launch of a different console, by a different company, in a different time, with better specs for the time, and more features that any other console had a crappy launch, doesn't mean it will happen with every other console. Hint, a bad launch isn't good. PS3 succeeded out of luck becuase a lot of games were launched in 2008.
NeoTribe  +   832d ago
Article should be called "30 reasons not to jump onboard xbox one". The majority are going to go with the console that didn't have to change every single aspect of its system. Why would anyone feel safe to spend that much money on a product that doesn't even know what it wants to be anymore lol. All I know is ps4 is gonna destroy xbox this gen. The ps2 era is on its way baby!
_FantasmA_  +   832d ago
Still waiting for a reason...
Welcome2Die  +   832d ago
Someone in the comments said this:

"You’re a dumbass. Microsoft has given the finger to the consumer. If you’re not on-board to boycott Microsoft and their Xbox One, then you’re a anti-consumerist douchebag and a detriment to the gaming industry. You really need to get educated about privacy, tyranny, and consumer rights."

And he is absolutely right... maybe not the tyranny but thats ultimately Microsofts goal.
NobleTeam360  +   832d ago
How can a company even become tyrannical? Get your tin-foil hats folks.
NobleTeam360  +   832d ago
Eh, I'll be getting PS4 first and then Xbox One later. I can't afford to blow 1,000 on both systems at once.

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