Like any other industry, there have been some intense corporate rivalries over the years, especially considering video game consoles over the years: who can forget Nintendo’s SNES and Sega’s Genesis, with Mario and Sonic competing for pop culture dominance? Or Crash Bandicoot arguing for Sony’s PlayStation over Nintendo’s N64?
But I daresay no rivalry has ever been as fierce as the one that started in 2001 when Microsoft introduced the first Xbox. While Nintendo has generally played its own marketing game with outside-the-box philosophies and accessories, the Xbox’s arrival to gaming sparked an ongoing feud with Sony’s PlayStation brand, a feud that has lasted for a dozen years, and now lives on in the soon-to-arrive next generation.
With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One rapidly approaching–with the PS4 arriving to the U.S. on November 15th and the Xbox One arriving on November 22nd–we here at DualShockers find ourselves pouring over dozens and dozens of details, news and rumors about the systems. Some details have only recently been revealed, some have been changed since the consoles were revealed, and some details and rumors have yet to be confirmed. At the end of it all, we wondered what every other gamer has been debating for the last two years: which console will satisfy our next-gen needs?