Submitted by abuelo 821d ago | article

Xbox One Will Be a Success, No-One I Know Will Buy One

The Maul Squad: "The Xbox One will be a success in Europe and the US, but for people at a certain point in life, Microsoft are charging a premium for services that don't solve a problem or provide extra value." (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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iamnsuperman  +   821d ago
"I’m 26 years old, live with my girlfriend of 7 years and I’m in the process of buying my first house."

How that girl hasn't told you to propose is beyond me.


"My friendship network is littered with iPads, Samsung S3s, Nexus 7s, a few Smartwatches and the like. Of course that brings us to Smartglass and the ability to see information on one screen whilst we are trying to play a game on a different screen. No-one I know asked for this or can find any useful application for it beyond novelty."

This is the problem with hitting the family market now. They want these devices more than a console. Even TV is being pushed away by on demand services which can be watched on such devices with a lot more ease than a console. The market has shifted away now.
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   821d ago
no one i know is buying it either but in the future if it gets more games i cant get on pc or ps4 i will consider buying one but NO kinect.
TemplarDante  +   821d ago | Well said
I know 20 people that refuse to trust MS after the DRM thing and that alone makes them not want one. But, the biggest reason is the t.v aspect. TV is fast becoming obselete. MS, just like MS Surface, MS Phone etc, just dont understand people and their needs!
True_Samurai  +   821d ago
That's funny cause the guys in my hometown and my new friends at USA have already paid off their X1s

Oh yes USA as in Univ. Of South Al
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xxLuckyStrike  +   821d ago
just ridiculous i preordered my x1 and fully intend on picking up a PS4 later in 2014 when Sony gets things cooking. Being a biased fanboy is not the way to go. Why miss out if you don't have to. Most gamers that pick up a x1 will eventually get a PS4 or vice versa. Contrary to n4g flamebate most consumers own multiple consoles at some point each gen.
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mikeslemonade  +   821d ago
If you were an unbiased gamer then you would get the PS4 before the XI. The reason is because PS4 has an advantage on almost every factor. But if you're biased for a certain game, franchise, the kinect, or TV then X1 looks good. On PS4 you're more likely to get everything you pretty much need so it's the safer choice.
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xxLuckyStrike  +   821d ago

My X1 is already preordered.

I wanna play launch titles I'm interested in and imo Microsoft has that PS4 doesn't. X1 is ready out of the box. For me PS4 won't launch until mid 2014. No twitch, no camera, gaiki?? Ect its a bare bones PS4 launch. 2014 is the right time to get a PS4 imo
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Blacksand1  +   821d ago
Why buy both consoles if one console satisfy you. You buy the one for you
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Mounce  +   821d ago
And here people thought you were unreasonable. Least you can admit that you'd buy the console when GAMES are put on it.

Games sell the console. I bought 360 only 1 year ago and it was only so I could play Lost Odyssey and to try out Gears of War series. Outside of that? Nothing had interested me that other consoles or the PC couldn't excel at with ease.
xxLuckyStrike  +   821d ago

Because each offer different experiences. Why would I limit myself. I've been rockin the 360 only up until last November an barely got a PS3. Since then I've grown quite fond of PS in that time. It's a very well put together machine. Now the controller gripe I've had with DS3 has been fixed. I'm just gonna pick it up a little later then you die hards
Freedomland  +   821d ago

Some people don't update their information and that's why they are misinformed and because they are misinformed they spread and create rumors which are not true like your comment about Ps4 not having twitch etc.

Ps4 will have twitch at launch.

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tehpees3  +   821d ago
Its funny because I brought the same thing up last time. Nobody I know (nor anybody my friends know) is buying one after MS pulled that. People who think its going to sell just because MS reversed the DRM temporarily don't have a clue how the world works.

Most people are not as blind as these companies believe.
Omegasyde  +   821d ago
@ XX luckystrike

"For me PS4 won't launch until mid 2014. No twitch, no camera, gaiki?? Ect its a bare bones PS4 launch. 2014 is the right time to get a PS4 imo "

First off the PS4 has a camera, supports twitch, and there is no service like gaiki coming to the Xbox (not yet).

Secondly, I respect your opinion on your game likes, but to call the launch barebones is a false assumption. Sure, you don't like any of the exclusives but you have to be trolling to consider it "barebones" especially with many of the same 3rd party titles releasing on the PS4 and XboxOne.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   821d ago
Weird... 114 of my friends think the PS4 will be a success... but none of them are buying it. We will have X1's.
mikeslemonade  +   820d ago
You are atleast one of the three things to buy X1 at launch:
1. Microsoft zealot
2. Have lots of money to throw around
3. Uninformed person
turnerdc  +   820d ago

Lol, ultimately what "MS pulled" will not matter in the long run. Most people (mainstream) didn't know and/or probably didn't care. Look at Sony Music Entertainment (formerly Sony BMG). It's currently the world's second largest record company and pulled in a revenue stream of 5.6 million in FY 2010. This is the same subsidiary of Sony that pulled outrageous DRM and anticonsumer policies with their rootkit scandal.


Sure they received some flack (and legal trouble) but in the long term it didn't really matter. Most people didn't know and/or care and those who did eventually moved on.

"One of the programs installed even if the user refused its EULA, and it "phoned home" with reports on the user's private listening habits; the other was not mentioned in the EULA at all, contained code from several pieces of open-source software in an apparent infringement of copyright, and configured the operating system to hide the software's existence, leading to both programs being characterized as rootkits."

"Heckler told attendees at the Americas Conference on Information Systems "The industry will take whatever steps it needs to protect itself and protect its revenue streams... It will not lose that revenue stream, no matter what... Sony is going to take aggressive steps to stop this. We will develop technology that transcends the individual user. We will firewall Napster at source - we will block it at your cable company. We will block it at your phone company. We will block it at your ISP. We will firewall it at your PC... These strategies are being aggressively pursued because there is simply too much at stake.""
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saber00005  +   820d ago
What makes you guys believe that Microsoft won't add back the DRM after release?
Cmk0121  +   820d ago
but lets be real the ps4 is lauded as the gamers machine launch line up is mad weak in comparison to X1. I have preordered both thinking infamous second son would be launch and doesnt drop until feb 2014, and im like knack is trash, killzone is pretty but just ok, then you look at dead rising, ryse(still shaky) KI (20 bucks) and forza its a no brainer really. MS has fallen vicitim to snowball of bad press whilst actually locking up more important exlcsuivity in terms of games and content. Mean while sony pushes the indie scene and 10 dollar games, sorry but i dont buy a 400 machine for limbo, jounrey or a thomas was along. i know sony will have teh games hence i kept my preorder but its just ironic MS is labeled anti gamer and not focusing on games but MS has the more hyped games IE titanfall ,Ryse, DR3 etc...
saber00005  +   820d ago
@CMK1023, What gave Microsoft a bad rap was their licensing and DRM "feature". That was a slap to a gamer's face.
BallsEye  +   821d ago
all my friends are buying one. Some of us will also get ps4 maybe next year. Silly articles. You probably also don't know many people that perform in breakdance groups but yet there are millions around the world.
thetruthx1  +   821d ago
I understand how hard these teams work on great games and that takes time however, there's no excuse for Killzone sf to be the only standout at launch that you can't get from the competition
ovnipc  +   821d ago
Everyone I knoe will be X1, Only one person I know thats going for the PS4. And like 8 people thta changed their reserve from PS4 to X1.
Studio-YaMi  +   821d ago
Saying that everyone you know is buying an X1 is fine and dandy,but then throwing out that last line :

"like 8 people that changed their reserve from PS4 to X1"

You know that's a lie.
GoodnessGreatness  +   821d ago
Yeah while most people and gamers wordwide will be getting PS4. Only die hard Xbox fans will buy an Xbox One and there's plenty of them, while most gamers know the right console for them.
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bigfish  +   820d ago
Everyone i know is buying a PS4
ChrisW  +   820d ago
Everyone I know isn't a fantard and doesn't care about stupid flamebate articles.

That's because they have phenomenally higher intelligence than anyone who clicks "disagree" on any favoritism towards the console they're against for simple-minded yuks and giggles.

BTW, I'm buying neither.
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kickerz  +   821d ago
I stopped reading after "awful looking Ryse"
He needs glasses.
strickers  +   821d ago
The graphics are not as good as XB fans suggest and the gameplay looks meh. Ps2 God of War would be a better option.
kickerz  +   821d ago
Really? I thought Frogger looked better then god of war. IMO. Nicer textures, prettier colours better gameplay.
lifeisgamesok  +   821d ago
Right. Ryse is that game that shows off a new generation. The campaign graphics will be better than the multiplayer
Omegasyde  +   821d ago
Ryse does not look horrible by any stretch of the imagination. Is it as good looking as Killzone?

Well, that subjective as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Art Style > Graphics.
ShinMaster  +   820d ago
That game barely runs at frames averaging 26fps.

Blacksand1  +   821d ago
I'm just saying it don't matter what console your getting both will have the same M-plat games. People get both for they can say their not fan boys but they are gamer's, because if it come on one its going to come on the other, people want to play first party games. X1 have games now but who say they want do like they did on 360, just make 3rd party games after the 15 first parties come out. Sony don't have a big launch but you know their first party games are coming next year.
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fullymoated  +   821d ago
If all I like is online shooters with friends, it seems like X1 would be the choice? They have Titanfall. I think CoD is stale but they have ded. servers now. I really want the PS4 and not the X1, but I am one article away saying battlefield is better on the X1 from buying one of them. WILL THE ONLINE SHOOTER EXPERIENCE BE ON PAR ON PS4 IN 1-2 years? Will the PS4 catch up?
pivotplease  +   821d ago
What is there to catch up on. The features at at parity. If anything one could give a slight edge due to the ps4s sharing features. Beyond that I can only say controllers seem to matter most to fps players. I think it's a bs fanboy argument though since I can destroy with either controller. Also, titanfall is EA so you can play it on ps4 eventually. However, killzone will never wind up on the one and that is looking like something worth experiencing for a shooter fan. Then again, halo is probably only a year away so it's all about what you prefer (not necessarily what's better).

Oh and better bf on x1 isn't confirmed. The x1 version hasn't even been shown as they are both early builds. I wish people had more patience. Maybe lens of truth can help us out in November.
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zeroskie  +   821d ago

at least BF4 is running on PS4, we've yet to see it work on an XB1
Omegasyde  +   821d ago
@ blacksand.

I agree completely. Look at the history of AAA Exclusives the last 2 years on the 360 vs Ps3.

Who is to say, that MS will not find incentives to just rely on 3rd party again once Ms hits their internal sales forecast?
fullymoated  +   820d ago
Thanks pivot and zeroskie. What I care about is battlefield, the division, cod, maybe destiny, and titanfall i can wait for. CoD is better out of the gate on X1 with dedicated servers and now i'm worried that other games are going to be dedicated servers on X1 only. What Sony has to catch up on is their server infrastructure, correct? I was a 360 owner and was under the impression that a major game like cod did not run so well on ps3. I want to know that shooters will be on par on PS4, and if i'm convinced of that then I'll pick up my PS4 pre-order in november and not even think about changing it to the other guys.
joe90  +   821d ago
"Let me give you an insight into the handsome rogue that is Sorvah. I’m 26 years old, live with my girlfriend of 7 years and I’m in the process of buying my first house. I do a professional, tech related job using all of those corporate buzzwords that drive us crazy and I make decent, if not spectacular money. I don’t have kids and spend my hobby time watching HBO dramas, playing games and avoiding the Federales. My social circle comprises of people in fairly similar circumstances, some married, some with kids. Generally busy getting about their lives"

LIES,LIES and more LIES.

"process of buying my first house"


"I make decent, if not spectacular money"

"avoiding the Federales" <<<WTF

Yeh you make "spectacular money" writing crap articles for a website that gets 3 hits a day?????

You avoid the police????? what for? dropping litter on the street.

Dude you sound like a 12 year old in a school yard
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pivotplease  +   821d ago
My close friends are getting ps4s, but I do work with a few people that are talking about getting the Xbox one. These same people seem to know next to nothing about the system and almost exclusively play battlefield and call of duty. The one will be successful as this "casual fps" demographic is quite large in North America and the majority of these players simply know the Xbox name and controller and it goes no deeper than that. Only the core gamers seem to fully acknowledge what has transpired in the last few months and microsoft's shoddy PR work will have little impact on the type of people who buy Xbox. Even within the core gamers, brand loyalty is as strong as ever and the majority of the core are sticking to what they know. I do see ps4 winning in sales though due to simple economics (400 > 500) and the momentum ps3 has been able to build up in the last couple of years (in my opinion it's been a gaming gold mine since 2008...starting with mgs4).
mayberry  +   820d ago
A "Well said" to you!
Shadowsteal  +   821d ago
I'm not sure why everyone has the misconception that PS4 can't be accessed by a tablet or smartphone. The Division e3 demo was running on a PS4 which showed that someone on a tablet hopped on. And in the PS4 commercial they downloaded games and messaged friends from their phones. And Sony announced twitch tv at gamescom.
jessupj  +   821d ago
Well I study at a media school ( http://www.qantm.com.au/) and virtually everyone there is a gamer and I've only found 1 person that is getting an X1. Every one else that is getting a next gen console is getting a PS4.

I know I just did the same thing, but I find it very hard to believe all this "all my 8 friends are getting X1s" considering my school (2000 students) is full of core gamers and I could only manage to find 1 that's getting an X1.
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KwietStorm  +   821d ago
Don't know about you, but nobody is going to *tell* me to propose.
Tiqila  +   820d ago
your girlfriend is 7 years old?
TAURUS-555  +   820d ago
kinect is a musthave in life.....no way...RIP xbox1 and your ridiculous apps
Imalwaysright  +   820d ago
@ turnerdc I call bullshit on that. I doubt that MS would have done all the 180s if the public in general didn't know what they were trying to do. Social networks in this day and age are a powerful tool and I'm sure that everyone that was considering buying a next gen console knew what MS was trying to do.
abuelo  +   821d ago
Don't even go there iamnsuperman - My single friends are slowly dropping like flies picked off one by one by the marriage monster!
iamnsuperman  +   821d ago
Tell me about it and I thought 22 was too young to get married. Apparently not
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user7402931  +   821d ago
marriage is for 40+
RiPPn  +   821d ago
I got married at 35, at least for me I think it was the perfect age.
Rip-Ridah  +   821d ago
I get married next month. Sept. 29 to be exact. My groomsmen, best man, and I are going to get fitted for tux's in a few hours. I'm starting to feel like the first time I got invaded on Demon's Souls; anxious, intimidated by the unknown but prepared for battle. Bring it Crystal Houston!! Lol.
edgeofsins  +   821d ago
Marriage is for when you have been in a true and mutual relationship for quite some time. Not age restricted.
DEEBO  +   821d ago
now that's funny, bubbles for you my man.i been married for 13 years and my wife hates games but she deals with them.and now i have two son's that are gamers.you just have to give the wife her time,then you play you're games.
FunAndGun  +   821d ago
I'm glad you guys have the option to get married. A right most of you probably don't even think twice about having.

It is nice you can pursue happiness without restrictions.
n4rc  +   821d ago
come to Canada... we dont care about anything.. lol
Omegasyde  +   821d ago

As you as Canada legalizes heroin, drunk driving, midget pron and streaking I am so moving there.
Rivitur  +   820d ago
Wait since when is midget pron illegal?
n4rc  +   821d ago
I honestly can't see much use for smart glass yet either.. Other then the obvious "let little brother rain down airstrikes while you play dr3" scenario.. But maybe something cool will come from it..

As for the title... All my gaming friends are sticking with Xbox.. I have 50+ people on my xbl list and 4 on my ps3 list.. And all 4 have and prefer Xbox online..

Yes that's 99% due to party chat which is a none issue now.. But I feel most people will stick with which platform they have the most friends on.. it seems like a huge factor people overlook..

One thing I saw that kinda leads to a bias (which is fine, its what it is)

"The Xbox One has yet to show that it is interested in driving the creativity in games forward" project spark doesnt fit into that perfectly!?

As for the fun topic... Lol.. Man you guys aren't kidding.. I have one single friend left.. Even all my little cousins are getting married and have kids..

Freaking epidemic! Lol
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abuelo  +   821d ago
Yeah i think that's a really valid point. The majority of people I know who are in a comparable situation to me (i.e. not still at university etc) aren't really the 'social' gamer types. They come in from work, maybe play an hour of Dishonoured before being called away to eat/excercise/do something manly. Mos tmultiplayer gaming is done on the PC.

If you've got a list of 50 people you play different games with then that is going to be a powerful motivator and one where you would think Microsoft would carry an advantage.
n4rc  +   821d ago
We all fall into so many different categories... That's why making any kind of broad generalizations is never accurate.

I work 50-60h a week (and don't get to play nearly as much as I'd like) and pretty much do the same.. Jump on for a hour or two when I can.. Was much easier to blow a day at 15 then it is at 30 haha..

But my main love was online fps.. Counter-strike, bf2 etc.. So my gaming friends are generally from that scene.. We just keep doing what we love..

Hell i know grown ass men that are HOOKED on their kids pokemon game! Hahaha... Think my (ours?) Generation just grew up as video games blew up and evolved.. We come in all forms and tastes..
Magicite  +   821d ago
keep trolling your last bubble off.
abuelo  +   821d ago
I agree with you n4rc, that's why people claiming the Xbox One will be a failure are wildly off target. I still can't help but feel that Microsoft have made a decision to target the teenage/young adult market and the family integration market, leaving people like me and my friends behind.

As I said in the article I don't think that is really a wrong decision per se, but it is a strange feeling to be cast aside so readily.
BallsEye  +   821d ago
Really now. All of my friends that get XO are married and most of them having kids. I myself am married and I am a hardcore gamer (so is my wife). We're getting XO on release. Ps4 maybe next year if it gets some titles that we like. I don't understand youw ay of thinking. So far MS is having plenty of SERIOUS games ready for many years of multiplayer mayhem. I don't think thats a family/teenage market only.
ma1asiah  +   821d ago
I'm the same married with four kids, my wife is also a gamer. Both of us are totally syched for the X1.

The 2 games that I can list right of the top of my head which are going to be utilising second screen experiences with via smartglass would be the following

Dead Rising 3 and
The Division

My wife and I can't wait to share these kinds of second screen experiences together.
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Ashby_JC  +   821d ago
Im 40 and single and I can say that 2 of my friends who are primarily 360 gamers are gtting the XBO.

It was like no question they were getting it...I already have my $500 set aside now for it.

Depending on funds this Fall I may splurge and get a PS4 as well. But at the moment...the XBO has my interest.

Dead Rising 3 and BF4 (for now)

And I am really intrigued by the new IP Titan Fall....that game looks VERY VERY FUN!!!!

PS>......the haptic feedback from the triggers I also look forward to experiencing!!
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ape007  +   821d ago
xbox one will be amazing, great controller, great games and great online service (so is PS4), definitely buying it

i know a lot of people here love sony but if u said X1 sucks then Ps4 sucks too because they are essentially the same

simple 1st grade elementary school thinking :)
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smashman98  +   821d ago
Unfortunately most are like kindergarteners
jamz4  +   821d ago
It will sell like hotcakes to middle aged couples that bought the Wii and young families that want to play kinect together. They won't know if it's better or worse than PS4 but seeing it's tv capabilities and kinect in adverts will wow them. Expect a shitload of shovelware just like the wii

That's not to say it won't be a great machine for gamers, just most will be ignorant of the gaming community.
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ape007  +   821d ago
yeah all that u said is "extra"

it's a "plus"
kingdip90  +   821d ago
I agree that there will be a ton of shovelware but I'm not convinced families thinking of buying the console to play kinect together will fall for the motion control gimick again, they got burned with the amount of shovelware on the wii already and hopefully they learned from that.

I don't want the industry to think shovelware is ok again
xxLuckyStrike  +   821d ago
The millions of little bobby's in N.A that grew up playing COD on Xbox 360 will be begging mom an dad for the new x1 for Xmas.
dcj0524  +   821d ago
My family is getting a PS4 for Knack and infamous:Second Son.(We really like infamous).
gamertk421  +   821d ago
5 million kinects sold? Try 20 million.
Lazarus69  +   821d ago
The 5million might be standalone before Microsoft bundled them with the console
B1663r  +   821d ago
Actually precisely the opposite is happening. There is a marriage strike. Men are refusing the marry their girlfriends in ever increasing numbers.

That the author doesn't know this invalidates every other thing he says.
KwietStorm  +   821d ago
lol what
TheFallenAngel  +   821d ago
I know people that doesn't know a new xbox is coming out. But they do know a ps 4 is coming out. Of course they are the people that hardly plays games.
strickers  +   821d ago
Are you suggesting XB is the hardcore gamers box?? It is....for babies. Us older gamers want the interesting stuff, not just online bro shooting. Hence, we buy PlayStation consoles ( I had a 360 but it was really an L4D machine once PS3 arrived).
KwietStorm  +   821d ago
1nsaint  +   820d ago
You sound pretty immature for a "older gamer"
orangechicken67  +   820d ago
I've seen more kids on xbox than on ps.
Sitdown  +   821d ago
"Of course that brings us to Smartglass and the ability to see information on one screen whilst we are trying to play a game on a different screen. No-one I know asked for this or can find any useful application for it beyond novelty."

Did you ask for rumble? Blu-ray? Analog stick? Two analog sticks? More buttons? Shoulder buttons? Standard hdd? Online play? Point is, there is a lot of stuff we never asked for, but Nintendo, Sony, Sega, Microsoft and others gave them to us, and guess what, we are now addicted to them and appreciate them. Just because you are limited in your ability to see outside the box, doesn't mean these developers can not work miracles with them. Perhaps you do not know enough people or know too many of the wrong people. You know what they say about birds of a feather.... Here is the thing, you say that Microsoft is not doing anything to press toward the future, but quickly dismiss smartglass because you do not understand it or see how it can progress gaming. Your article is a wall of contradictions, and you do a horrible job of trying to cover up your bias.
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Ashby_JC  +   821d ago

Even if smartglass or Kinect 2.0 fails...IMO at least they tried to do something else.

The voice commands alone has my interest. Im just hoping it is actually USED in some interesting ways. I hate when devs just use new things weakly...Sixaxxis comes to mind.

I have NEVER gotten a launch console and this is the first time I have had ANY interest in getting a launch console.
josephayal  +   821d ago
Got mine pre-ordered. Can’t wait
RiPPn  +   821d ago
You hear plenty of 360 fans say they are jumping ship, but you don't hear any Sony fans saying they are jumping to the Bone. This is very telling as it means Microsoft is not only going to have a hard time retaining its market share, but the chances of it growing are very slim.
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Sitdown  +   821d ago
You probably believe most of the people signing the online petition to bring DRM back was Microsoft fans too huh?
RiPPn  +   821d ago
Not really sure what your comment has to do with anything, but I thought the petition was silly and could care less about anything regarding it.
spaceg0st  +   821d ago
Out of 7 guys (we all played 360) ... 6 including myself are switching to ps4. The only one that is staying with Microsoft is, because of his hate for Sony.
dcj0524  +   821d ago
Poor guy. We all make mistakes.
MAULxx  +   821d ago
Same here, one of my game buddies is sticking with MS because for whatever reason, he despises Sony.
jessupj  +   821d ago
I could understand someone hating MS because of all the shit they've brought into this amazing industry, but hating Sony? One of the few companies that actually support their customers for the whole generation. Your friend is an absolutely idiot.
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1nsaint  +   820d ago
Yeah we know, you all hate MS and love sony like it's ur mom
Just so you know, we dont hate sony, we just dislike the controller and arrogant playstation fanboys like you

I only play on xbox but i couldnt care less if someone offends microsoft, i know they are a greedy company, idc,

If i based my picks based on what the moral of the manufactuer is. I could never buy a game like battlefield cause EA is the publisher.

I might as well stop wearing shoes cause they are made by some underpayed asian lady somewhere in china.
Funantic1  +   821d ago
I know no one who's buying a PS4. So there you go. I'll consider buying a PS4 if I see a game that I actually like. If Killzone the best they have so far then I'll pass. Show me some Naughty Dog games.
DigitalRaptor  +   821d ago
How? You must not know very many people. Everyone I work with who are into gaming are getting PS4s. Discussions with my buddies and on my other web connections have led to the same conclusions - why would you trust Microsoft or put your money towards them after what has happened over the past few months, and what they continue to do? 'You'd have to be pretty foolish'.

The only people I know getting XB1 are loyalists on the depths of the Internet.
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No_Limit  +   821d ago
"Everyone I work with who are into gaming are getting PS4s."

DigitalRaptor, you work for N4G?. LOL O_o

Edit for DigitalRaptor below.
What is there to say? Look, I can say the same thing like I know 50 people that are getting an XB1 at launch and know no ones outside of Forum message boards that is getting a PS4. But I will never say that because it is hearsay as words and action can't really be proven on message board.
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DigitalRaptor  +   821d ago
I was hoping for an actual response. Nothing valid to say?
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Funantic1  +   821d ago
@DigitalRaptor Well there was one guy at my job considering a PS4 until I showed him that Titanfall gameplay video. He changed his mind so quick it was hilarious. I told him that the PS4 was more powerful and he said that game he just saw was powerful enough. And I'd trust MS any day over Sony. They had all those bricking updates, them knowing about the 77 million hacks and not informing the public for over a week, them not prosecuting Geo-Hot, the PSN month-long shutdown, and them combining PS2/PS3 sales to make it seem like more sales of the PS3. They've shown me nothing but deception. And I'll forgive Sony and still give them a chance because they deserve it. Just like MS deserves a chance. I've owned every system since Atari 2600 and will continue to own all the major future systems. Cause I'm a true hardcore gamer who won't miss any exclusives and it looks cooler having a living room with both systems.
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Ashby_JC  +   821d ago
It all comes down to the games....

.and Titanfall looks HOT!!!!

System mover....if the game is as FUN as the IGN videos I just saw....
KwietStorm  +   821d ago
You do know Sony has like, a lot more studios, right? Naughty Dog is included.
Lazarus69  +   821d ago
I'm holding off buying the XB1 as they have only 1 launch game i'm interested in.I will get one when they have more exclusives that appeal to me
stage88  +   821d ago
Myself and my friends are all getting PS4's.
Some of them had 360's last gen but are switching.
If fact, talk of the xbox one hasn't even come up in conversation.
C0LLAT  +   821d ago
I've been with Xbox for 7 years. I decided its time to go back to PlayStation. I'm leaving all my Xbox friends behind and start over (besides the few that are also switching) for a few of many reasons,
1. The PS4 Is a more powerful console internally. (Looks better then x1 also.)
2. It's $100.00 cheaper! ( I could purchase a game and a full year of ps+ with the extra $100)
3. The PS4 controller is (in my opinion) better then the x1. Even has a speaker and a touch pad instead of using your phone for smart glass. (Not like you can hold a phone and a controller at the same time unless you purchase one of those goofy clips.)
4. Major Nelson... ( need I say more)
5. They have been impressing since day one of the playstation reveal.
6. I have a $300 headset that works perfectly and I shouldn't have to be forced to buy an adaptor for it to work.
7. PS+ gives you a free AAA game every month. (Pays for itself)

Lets be honest, you're going to invest $500+ right off the bat for a piece of hardware that the other piece of hardware can do better. Not to mention, if you decide to buy an X1 you have the possibility of having the DRM crap coming back. I'm sorry Xbox but after all those 180s you got me kinda dizzzzzzzy and I've decided to go back to the good ol days with PlayStation.

I can't understand why anyone wouldn't want the PlayStation 4 instead of the X1. You could argue the X1 has a better game line up... To you I would say: The PlayStation launch line up is just as good, I'm getting. Killzone, BF4, DC, AC, and with the free 2 play and indie games ill be plenty busy until other games like Destiny, ESO, ISS just to mention a few.

When buying a next gen console, it only makes since to compare the consoles itself, not the games launching with the console. Their will be many games to come!
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stage88  +   821d ago
I completely agree with you, well stated.
C0LLAT  +   821d ago
Wow Xbox fanboys are out today
shadyiswin  +   820d ago
why wouldn't you want the ps4? i don't know,there are NO GAMES FOR IT lol,i do not like the analog placement,sure they made the controller bigger,it's funny only now are they admitting the DS3 sucked hence why there are so many changes. If sony was launching with ryse,killer instinct,or gt6 or 7,i'd honestly have to eat it and get a ps4 but its not,its major 3 are knack,drive club and killzone boringggggggg.

reasons you want,reasons ill give

controller will be more precise,it uses wifi direct not bluetooth

better online with dedicated servers,thats a big deal

kinect integration will boom on most titles,from facemapping to instant button mapping when passing around controllers,and lots of other vioce recognition

halo 5 and titanfall,sure pay titanfall caome to ps4 a year after release,but that will be 2015 lol and even if it ever does go to ps4,THE ONLINE WILL BE BETTER ON XBOX ONE,i pity sony. There console will spend years similar to the ps3 catching up to the xbox one feature wise.

The interface UI looks boring,stupid and a hassle to navigate.

Speaker,touchpad and light bar that doesnt shut off with no removable battery....good luck.

Shocked sony would even bring a new console to the table without a must have,the fact they took the eye out at the last minute(which is why every ps4 comes with playroom,it wasnt a gift lol just more of a hassle to remove im sure) they did file a DRM patent,but unlike micrsoft who was straight forward with people sony back peddled quickly and smartly so kudos to them,but,you are launching with no games and havent even promised any games that are well...promising,infamous to me does look promising,if i want open world ill be playing gta5,i see no reason to get a ps4,list some for me so i can reconsider. Price is not an option for me as handle my money very well,its funny people are sitting here saying you can get a ps4 with fifa and its still cheaper than an xb1,but then you have a inferior version of a game you love,that wouldnt sit well with me,my point is people are happy they can use that $100 diffrence to get other things,im happy the ps4 looks like a failure so i can use that $400 and get other things! lol,cause i was definitely thinking,man its going to be a busy holiday.

gtav - xbox 360
battlefield 4 -xbox one
ryse - xbox one
forza 5 - xbox one
madden 14 -xbox 360,then to gamestop for the xb1 version for $10
nba 2k14 xbox 360/one same deal as madden
killer instinct - xbox one ($40 package)

looking forward to black friday sales

would go digital on most titles but i get a discount,the DRM never bothered me,i preferred it,people crying about what if micrsoft shut down the services lol,they just shut down webtv last month,xbox services isnt going anywhere and when ever they did im sure it would allow for off line play,people are so dumb.
shivvy24  +   821d ago
All my friends are getting a PS4 this time, last time it was split PS3 and x360!
MotoDot  +   821d ago
I like PS4 exclusives .. Infamous SS , The order 1886 , Beyond two souls and KZ .. am definitely buying a PS4
CrimsonStar  +   821d ago
How do you like The order all we have seen was a cgi cut scene.I'm not downplaying the game , but if you're sold on cgi cut scenes you need to check out some pc openers their epic .
Baka-akaB  +   821d ago
Because he knows who are behind it , because there were interviews , and because victorian inspire game arent that numerous hence he might already be intrigued ?

Finally everything was certified in-game even if its obviously cutscene material . Still vastly different from CGi . I'd believe them easily , it's Ready at Dawn and Sony Santa Monica after all
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   821d ago
Wasn't CGI, it was in-engine. It said that in the beginning of the trailer.
spaceg0st  +   821d ago
My reasons for switching from 360 to ps4:

1. Ps+ is awesome, giving out a ton of games that i wouldn't want to necessarily purchase, but at least play through. Sony makes it worth your money for an online service, and Microsoft is content with offering multiplayer/chat and access to apps.
2. Better spec-ed console for $100 cheaper.
3. Controller improvement is now at least as good as 360 controller (I loved my 360 controller)
4. Sony proved with last gen that they'll continue to actually put energy into their exclusives over time, and Microsoft will just fall back on halo, gears and forza.
C0LLAT  +   821d ago
True story bro! I'm with you.. It's not that hard of a decision lol.
NatureOfLogic  +   821d ago
Every Xbox fan I know is switching. If Xbox One is not very successful, say bye to MS Xbox. Because they're losing too much money on Xbox.
No_Limit  +   821d ago
Me, myself, and Irene will get an XB1. These are the only people that I know of that is getting an XB1. /S

Judging from this paragraph in the article, the writer is clearly clueless and very bias against the Xb1. Article should be taken with a giant grain of salt.
"Putting the new age media bullshit to one side, the Xbox will still play games from time to time. Are they really that exciting though? Looking at the launch line up for both consoles I don’t see a huge generational leap in gameplay. We are already witness to the kind of business models that are going to splay themselves across the generation in the next Fifa and the awful, awful looking Ryse and so far, we aren’t seeing the upgrade in the actual gaming that this should deliver."

OT, HTF is this an article, it should be considered an opinion pieces.
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southernbanana  +   821d ago
"No one I know is getting one" = "But mom, all of my friends are doing it." So glad I am buying both consoles. :-)
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Ashby_JC  +   821d ago
Im glad I can afford both. I have a preference just like I did this current gen.

But I dont want to miss out on any great GAMES!!!
My_Outer_Heaven  +   821d ago
For me the name Xbox One put's me off straight away because the system just does not live up to its name.
christocolus  +   821d ago
This article doesn't drive home any meaningful point infact its filled with so much bias ..people won't buy one??lmao...most of my friends are getting one(some are waiting till december/january),my cousin has a lot of friends on xbox live and almost everyone of them is getting an xbox one.After gamescom more people i know have decided to get the console too...MS just needed to drive home the fact that the xbox was first and foremost a games console and would cater to gamers..the games line up so far is great, the titles not shown or which haven't even been announced have me more excited..halo, sunset overdrive, rare games, crackdown3 and the numerous offerings from the new studios created by ms show that ms has been listening to gamers.then there are great 3rd party exclusives like titan fall..there won't be a drought of 1st party developed games this time around....ms has a great gaming service,they developed an environment where 3rd party devs were able to thrive and unlike sony and nintendo who have been in the business with numerous hardware the xbx one is just ms 3rd entry.I for one will commend ms&the xbox team.they are doing well and they keep learning fast...the xbox one like it or not will be a huge sucess..now all ms has to do is get the frist batch of consoles out there and let them speak for themselves.
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horndog  +   821d ago
Well here's a guy that has paid for two. Now you know somebody who is not just getting one but two. Carry on
stage88  +   821d ago
Why two?
horndog  +   821d ago
One for me and a.second to put up for sale and make a little profit if demands are high. Its a gamble but I can always sell it and brake even even if its not such a hot item.


Eventually I will but like ive said before I'm not spending 400 on a cansole that only has indies and a fps shooter that I could never get into. At least x1 has three games that I can't wait to get my hands on (forza, ryse, deead rising 3)
Broburger  +   821d ago
Why not both?
illtownNJONE  +   821d ago
hes a ps fanboy.......he enjoy playing indies well its very clear the ps4 is for him
Ginji  +   821d ago
He doesn't have a PS, only 360 and PC. The Indie games are from Steam...
shivvy24  +   821d ago
Strange how all my friends are getting a console is getting PS4, I dont know anyone getting an X1 ! One of my friend told me his dad is an xbox fan so I think his the only guy I know getting it lol
SynestheticRoar  +   821d ago
I know friends that were die-hard X-box fans. Now say their getting PS4. One guy even has a Halo tattoo of chief on his bicep. lol.
Majin-vegeta  +   821d ago
Bet he feels pretty dumb right now huh??lol

Wait he can always do this to the tattoo and make it better :D.

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stamps79  +   821d ago
I"m planning on buying both, but not at launch.

PS4 has a great line up of indie titles I like, but problem with them most are on Steam, except for Shadow of the Beast, now that's going to be sweet ( favorite Amiga game of all time) I've never been a fan of Infamous or KZ series, just never really go into either and not enough for me to really look forward to them in the future. I want to see more exclusives or 1st party titles that really wow me, cause I won't buy it to play indie titles, I have Steam for that. Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica may have titles that may force me to buy the system, because there work has sold me pretty much every title on the PS3.

XB1: Project Spark is going to be my game, but that's early 2014, Forza 5 and DR3 are probably going to be the titles I buy first, but again not enough for me to buy the system at launch. XB1 has a lot more 1st party and exclusives that I'm more interested in and I could see myself buying the system at the end of Feb next year.

I have a huge backlog of Vita and a few upcoming Xbox360/PC titles to still play or buy, I think I'm pretty well off till early next year.

I will buy both, but just not wow'ed enough at launch to buy either at the moment.
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