The Xbox One is not the media darling Microsoft wants it to be, but I for one will be buying it over the PS4 at launch. I was sold the Xbox One at the reveal, even though there was a lot of negativity regarding.
Gotta love how many "writers" feel the need to validate this choice.
But here are loads of other articles about the PS4 and WiiU which are exactly the same (X amount of reasons why you should buy X). Your point is valid for every console on the market.
I actually thought it was some good reasons but I just think these type of articles from writers are unnecessary, probably would sound more professional if he titled it "5 Things I like about Xbox One". Yes these have been done to death for both ps4 and X1.
Man, nothing wrong with wanting a certain console over another but these reasons were absolutely TERRIBLE. On top of that this guy isn't even American so part of one of his desired features isn't even supported in his region. Of everything I'd say the fitness game was the best reason listed and that's only because a saw a trailer for it and it seemed pretty good with Kinect monitoring your progress and all. It could turn out great and it includes 3 well known/big name workout routines but for $500? Nope. MS isn't doing enough for me but even I could've came up with 5 better reasons than these if I thought about it for a while. Bad list! Bad! *hits it on the nose with rolled up newspaper*
@jokesonyou i agree with you but its the norm on n4g..every one wants to be heard..well that aside i do agree with the guy...but i see more reason with point 1,3 ,4 , 5 before point 2...i see majority of american parents getting the xbx at launch for their kids just for point one alone and then most cod fans( in short fps fans) will most likely pick up the console for the usual fps games including halo and gow and the fitness stuff will get the console into most homes in the usa..ladies who dont buy it themselves will push their brothers, boyfriends and husbands to get it just for that...the tv stuff could be really big if ms makes the kinect integration feel very intuitive and natural and also by constantly adding great content including sports shows and interactive tv shows for kids..excited to see how it all plays out.
I thought those were 5 excellent reasons why I'm getting Xbox One, but I would add the unprecedented online multiplayer with *real* dedicated servers and not pseudo-P2P gaming experience. The instant switching is another feature I really like. I can Skype with my girlfriend, what youtube video while playing a game, all at once! However, one of the killer things is really the lineup for next year is killer with Quantum Break, Project Spark and of course Titanfalls! All I have to say is jump in!!!
He should have titled it 5 Reasons Why You Should Get an Xbox One, because nobody cares why he personally is getting one.
I couldn't care less about what console you choose to buy with your money. I can say that MS and Xbox One won't be seeing my hard earned money. MS switching their initial plans because of pre-order numbers is not convincing enough for me. That's the only reason I'll never buy Xbox One. I won't support their future attempts to try this plan again. I'm not trying to convince anyone though. It's your money. Edit: Playstation and Nintendo are not angels by any means. The first time any of the two attempt what MS did they'll get the same treatment. Just so happens I like Playstation and they did the opposite of what MS attempted. But I don't need Sony, MS or Nintendo to enjoy games today.
@christoculus Parents getting their kids x1? Get real at 100$ more, parents are buying their kids a ps4 or wii u. The most expensive console never gets adopted by parents- not to mention the paystation brand is stronger than the xbox brand right now so its an easy choice for parents. The mature crows is heading to x1 and I for one am glad.
There's nothing wrong to have an opinion but the way some journalists title and write their articles, it feels like they are intentionally provoking the fanboys to go for a war. According to me X1 is a wasted opportunity with some downgraded games but to someone else it's not.
@nukeitall: Your entire comment sounds like it comes from a corporate pamphlet. I laughed specifically at this part... "unprecedented online multiplayer with *real* dedicated servers and not pseudo-P2P gaming experience." Unprecedented online? Really? So there is literally no other device in the history of existence with equal or better online? Wow. *Real* dedicated servers and not pseudo-P2P gaming? Coming from the company that brought P2P servers to console gaming? You do know that the PS3 had more games with dedicated servers than the Xbox 360 right? And yet somehow you think that that's going away with the PS4? Your MS masters really dry-jammed their PR right up your nether regions didn't they?
Personally I'd switch #5 to #1 and I have some other reasons but these are some of the better reasons with explanations on why someone would get an X1. 5. Launch Games 4. Xbox Fitness 3. Mainstream 2. TV Integration 1. Kinect 2 Well looking at his reasons, heres my quick take: I think X1 definitely has the best launch lineup. Xbox Fitness looks to be a killer workout application. Mainstream is not a big deal for me but its always smart business to have deals for 2 major multi games like COD and Fifa, they also have timed exclusive DLC deal for BF4 too which he didn't mention. I'm excited to see how all the TV integration will actually work out, I like their plans so far. Kinect 2, yep I think by micro including this in every box is going to prove to be a very smart move, also the fact that they have made it an integral part of the UI means that Kinect 2 is going to be huge for X1 going forward and its implementation in games is going to continue to grow for years to come.
I agree that Kinect is a big reason that I am going with the X1. In game video chat is the natural evolution to online chat. And the voice recognition screams next-gen. I don't really care about motion controls, but I can see how that could appeal to the younger crowd, or even good for parties. I would have listed dedicated servers as a reason. The cloud is bringing online gaming to where it should be for a paid online service. These are real dedicated servers for the X1 btw. Not some PR way of saying P2P servers, like the ps4. We are seeing games like the award winning Titanfall depending on the cloud. As well as huge 3rd party games like COD:Ghosts taking advantage of MSs cloud. I certainly would have added the cloud as one of my reasons to go with the X1.
One big reason. Price. I look at 500 for the system. Battery packs because the system does not include rechargeable ones. Then having to purchase gold. I know everyone wants to say the same bout ps4 but when you look at it, the price of entry on the xb1 is significantly more than the ps4; even if one was to buy the pseye. I look at exclusive titles and think, which games make me want to drop at least 600 dollars on. I am doing the same thing with ps4. Will I want to pay that much to get ryse? Forza? Killer instinct?Or killzone or drive club. Looking at the first parties is what is going to sell me on the entry. Is it worth it? That's the main thing.
Their validations aren't too great either,eh.
exactly, this gen there seems to be alot of these unknown writers posting validation articles about them getting the xbox one a discussion they should be having with their friends not the internet as we do not care
"I was sold the Xbox One at the reveal, even though there was a lot of negativity regarding" Nuff said. You're a fanboy. If you switch Xbox with Playstation 4 right now, I would buy Xbox One over Playstation 4. Brand loyalty is stupid. Xbox fans willing to get screwed and still support MS. I just don't get it.
as someone getting both day one i really could careless about this continuing console bashing/cock riding but please explain to me how someone who is not affected by any of the issues that some people have with microsoft and the xbox one is getting screwed and how they are also a fanboy for liking a console with "issues" people have there own preferences it has nothing to do with being a fanboy seems like you and some others have made it your mission to ridicule anyone getting an xbox one its funny to me
I wouldn't consider myself a fanboy but I wanted an Xbox One after Microsoft's conference for one reason: the games they showed looked great. Some people may disagree but they brought many new IPs to the table which was a big reason why people had been hatin' on Microsoft for the past few years. Also, call me optimistic or naive but I was willing to humor the DMR for several reasons: 1) I want game developers to receive money for great games; 2) I was under the impression that it would be a console version of steam with sales and deals, etc.; 3) Microsoft could have created a whole new pricing structure where not all games could have to cost 60 bucks because in all honesty most games aren't worth 60 bucks. If Microsoft ended up being greedy and unscrupulous I could have traded in my Xbox One for a PS4 with little economic loss. It was a gamble I was willing to take. In all honesty, with the family sharing I would have saved hundreds of dollars because my brother buys most games. I'm getting an Xbox One for launch because it has games I want to play for the next 6 months. I'll finally get a Wii U when Mario Kart 8 comes out in the spring. And I'll get a PS4 probably next fall or maybe earlier. PS4 looks great but Infamous: Second Son is the only game that I have seen gameplay of that I really want to play (Killzone: Shadow Falls looks great but previous Killzones were mediocre to me so I have trepidation with that title). I don't think the Order or Deep Down will come out until the fall (thought I might be mistaken, does anyone know their release dates?) so there isn't as much incentive to purchase one at the moment in my opinion. But I can totally understand why someone would prefer a PS4 over an Xbox One. I think last generation was great and I think next generation will be great. The close competition between Sony and Xbox has really made gaming great for the consumer and both Xbox and Playstation are both great consoles regardless of what fanboys have to say.
I was happy with the original conception the XBOX as well. If disagreeing with you makes me a fanboy, them I guess that makes the biggest of all fanboy... even though I'm getting both consoles at launch. Go figure!
B-real, bubble up. I will tell u all this, I am getting both day one but all this hate by the PS4 fans is making me tell people on line that I'm not getting it. The association is getting disgusting, and to prove it watch the disagree pile up and the hating start. Being the must powerful console means nothing, it has been proven over and over again. Consoles are not computers.
B Real Very well said, best post of the day.
5 reasons why I dont care....
all console fanboys do it here. who are you kidding. PS4 Extremists claim their exclusives are the best while attacking reviewers that dont give them good scores.
And what's wrong with that? To each his own. I'll never understand why people feel the need to bash the choices of others when those choices don't match their own. And it's not just with game consoles, but pretty much everything in life. Tell me WHY I - who you do not know - should follow your lead and get your preferred choice? What good is it going to do me to be playing something YOU like, instead of something I like? And why should I even care what YOU like? Why should you even care what I like? You can disagree with me. Bash me. Attack me. Tell me how stupid I am. I could do exactly the same. But what is the point? At the end of the day, anyone in their right mind is going to choose what THEY want, NOT what some stranger on the internet wants. I went through this already in High School and I suspect that's where a lot of the people doing the bashing still are. When you get older, you grow out of that. You become more self aware of what YOU like and not worry so much about impressing others by getting what THEY like. It's my money. Money I earned. Money I'll be spending for MY entertainment. Not yours.
Well said. People tend to criticize what they perceive are another's faults...such as when they make a mistake or are not doing things "right". Please note that those who criticize seem to take note under the pretense of "trying to do you a favor" when in reality their observation (made public of course) is to satisfy their own agenda of self superiority. This conclusion I have drawn stems from the question of why these people never seem to jump in "trying to do you a favor" when your homeless, hungry, or in true need of assistance, like being broken down in the middle of the road. This need for doing favors seems greatest when acting out a form of control over another in order to provide that "favor". For example, a sudden presence to tell me I need to have, buy, or do something when they were never there to oversee the other needs in my life....needs I responsibly provided for myself the other 99% of the time.
@blackhoode, I'm gonna copy and repost . You should be called truth
The same reasons im not getting one
How come no one every has 5 good reasons to get the x1?
Does the camera still need to be plugged in?
@Psxboxwiiocg Just for clarification... now we will be able to unplug the camera and the One will still work? Last I heard was that you had to have it plugged in but could turn off the camera. There is a huge difference to me. If you can now play with it unplugged then great job Microsoft. Thats what I needed to hear. Is this the new policy?
being that ms is trying to market xboxone as a tv feature , will it be overshadowed by this http://www.youtube.com/watc... and this http://www.youtube.com/watc... so y should people buy Kinect when ur cable co and tvs have it.
So? How many "I am getting a PS4" news threads do we need?
X1 and PS4 has its own advantages. I think we are old enough to make our own decisions instead of trying to explain validate and defend his/her choice.
Post of the year.
So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
I'm pretty sure the article clearly states on why he choosing his console, it didn't say anything about new.
About the Launch Title: You should look more at the games that'll be released weeks or months or years later after X1 release even the games that haven't announced yet not at only games releasing day one like DR3, Ryse, KI and Forza and that's it or just the so called announced games for so far and that's it.(This also goes to PS side not just Xbox side) Xbox Fittness... why don't you just go to gym? As for CoD and Fifa thier exclusive contents are just timed and will be released later on PS4 so no difference about this. TV... why don't just get a resever? (Even if PS4 has a TV I would still tell you should get a resever) As for Kinect 2, ok I won't comment on that and if I have something I'll just edit.
5 Reasons I should tell you that I don't give a ____ what you buy. 1. Insecurity 2. Insecurity 3. Insecurity 4. Insecurity 5. Insecurity
Hi, this is Matt with Insecurity. Is everything alright?
If this game (SCD) Won't be on Xbox One then I will not buy it.
Huh.... Top 5 reason why you're getting gamimg console and games come's in number 5...
1. Kinect 3. TV 4 Xbox Fitness? The other two reasons I guess he is entitled to his opinion but looks like the author likes his smokes and mirrors. To put games at number 5 and talk about it the least says a lot.
Looks like he's trying to persuade himself.. Awful reasons to accompany an all round shoddy, amateur piece to submit. The PS4 version of this would embarrass the MS camp to a ridiculous degree.
Keep thinking that fanboy
Yea, and you are just the shining beacon of a balanced mentality towards consoles Mr 13 day old account. Talk to me from your main account if you're going to, coward.
@flunkinMoney What does how old his account has to do with it, he's just stating a fact on the stupid ridiculous fanboy comment that your post.
I won't say Tech has a main account, and he does, on occasion, acknowledge when Microsoft has done something wrong. But it's pretty off to start calling someone else a fanboy. Just being frank, the list is pretty crap. Games should be #1, but launch library isn't the strongest reasoning: for all we know, the launch games could be pretty much it. Plus, why not mention how the PS4's games stack up? I could go on, but the bottom line is the reasoning isn't that of a gamer.
@kenmid Excuse me? His second 13 day old account is a typical trait of a fanboy whose bubbles have been depleted hence his 2nd account, or that he simply is too much of a coward to reveal his true fanboy account. So what? i'm pointing out what a weak piece of 'journalism' this is, and i don't agree with the need of this article or its points, what of it? Call me a fanboy all you want. I'll tell you what though, if you are going to make a point of my said fanboy comments, i guess its funny that when going through your comment history you seem to be the resident MS reach around servant. I think it would be best to stay quiet.
@flunkinmoney your right I do favor Microsoft because of people like you. I think the PS4 is going to be a great console and I will eventually get one just like I did with the PS3 and all Sony consoles. Like I said you should't attack nobody people they have an 2week account.
The fitness thing could actually shift a lot of units... MS are playing to the faddy fat girlfriends. The ones who bought wii fit and used it for about a week. What with the wii u being a failure .. the shitty kinect box could actually take off. MS are definitely the bad guys playing for hype and control. It would be sad if we had another wii situation. Huge waste of plastic , chips and solder and a step in the direction of the more sinister side of capitalism. nasty
Great reasons, Good to be a gamer no matter if you chose the PS4\Xbox.
I only need two reasons: Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3. Myabe Ryse, it's looking awesome.
People may call me a fanboy, but I really could care less what they get. I just talk trash when they bring up fail logic like" Xbox One best with IPv6". In this case good for you, you insecure **** sucker.
5 reasons why I cancelled my XBO order (was going both previously.. now just ps4) 1) TV, the only thing that could justify the extra cost (love it or hate it) will not work in the UK for "Some time". MS has just blown the only selling point it had over its rival for people in the UK. I will get one eventually but I am not risking a launch unit ill let them fix the bugs, actually deliver some features then ill jump in. 2) Their PR has been completely US centric... yes its stilly but I am sick of seeing tweets about nothing but US sports on their feed. I feel like I need to be a Bro to know what the hell they are talking about. Very alienating. 3) It would only be used for exclusives and at this time for me thats only forza. Do I want a £500 forza box when, to be fair I didnt do too much of 4 after getting a bit burned out with the race ... buy a car .. race routine. Same goes for all racers of their ilk. 4) It would mean two online subs. Given that everything useful on the One is behind a paywall and those same features are on the ps4... what exactly am I paying for? which roles into point 5. 5) all of my real life friends are moving from 360 over to ps4. So... online is going to be totally ps4... again live just doesnt seem worth it. especially now games with gold is gone. just my reasoning. Not a fan boy attack I was a 360'er and an xboxer before that. Just why I couldnt justify keeping my preorder for launch.
cant wait till i get my xbox1 its gonna be awesome!!
I think more of these are going to start popping up again the closer we get to launch. Buy what you want; it's your money. You want an Xbox One? Well, be my guest! PS4? Alright! It's all cool beans regardless of what we're getting.
The only valid reason is exclusive game, the platform itself have little to be desired over most of the competition platform like the ps4 and the pc... Not getting a consoles atm the games are jsut too few to make it worth.
5 reasons I will not get an xbone 1. To high with weak hardware 2. Launch games are weak forza ryse and KL ps4 has way better launch and support 3. Psn is much stronger then live now 4. Tv tv tv and camera ps4 will support the same thing 5.i just love the new ps4
Awesome *thumbs up*
If you think psn is stronger than Xbox live then you never owned both a 360 and ps3...
Sorry to bust ur bubble it is now! Xb live in now inferior
@Whitey2k Game multiplayer is still faster on Xbox live so....
Xbox Live is a better experience than PSN on current gen (minus the amazing amount of free games you get with PS+) however I think things will change with the PS4.
"After showing my wife Xbox Fitness, she asked, ‘your still getting the Xbox aren’t you?’" "its all off the little things" Quasi- "professional" writer... old enough to be married... ...doesn't know "you're" from "your," doesn't know "it's" from "its." Reason 3: "Mainstream" ... [multiplats] CoD & Fifa "Microsoft are tying up exclusive deals with the biggest third party titles to give the best experience for their console." So Reason 3 shouldn't be "Mainstream," it should be "Moneyhats." Brilliant. "What did disappointed..." "...while the game is froze." "this could be Microsoft big step to ruling your TV" "I just need to walking in my living room, say Xbox On and bamb, loads my profile." This "writer" is cringe-worthy.
Honestly I'm sure the XBOX ONE will be a good system but looking objectively I don't get much out of it besides the TV features. Going PlayStation you have PS+ (rental subscription service), exclusive games like Infamous that are well designed (whether you like them or not), a controller that adds something new for input, separate subscription apps are not behind a pay-wall (more convenient for non-gamers), remote play, and UI features like the live game-play feeds / chat sessions. I still remember the article about PlayStation 3 being so expensive when it was just $100.00 more than the XBOX 360, the very same position the XBOX ONE is now but not being the most powerful system on the market. I find there are more articles defending XBOX ONE than the PS3 will less reasons to back it up. Back then PS3 introduced things like Blu-ray, built-in wifi, and free online play.
U do know its not a ps4 competing vs an orginal xbox right?
Yes...because then the Xbox might have a fighting chance.