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Opinion: Why The Xbox One Is The Right Choice

NZGamer writes why you should get an Xbox One this upcoming Holiday season.

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NatureOfLogic1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

You can plug in you cable box. Other than that, no reason to buy a glorified voice remote with target ads. Keep in mind this only my opinion.

malokevi1408d ago

I'v got two good reasons: ease of use, and... wait for it... VIDEOGAMES!

Shocking, I know, but some people still play those.

cleft51408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Trying to justify the Xbox One price at $500 is like trying to justify the PS3 price at $500 to $600 when it was first released, the whole thing is pointless.

If people out there are okay with spending $500 for a console, than thats fine. I wish everyone the best with their purchase, but I am going with the console that best fits my needs and has the right price for me.

PoSTedUP1408d ago

because Microsoft respects and shows appreciation to its fans. they dont poop on them like thoes greedy bastards at Sony.
if you want the best games this holiday season microsoft has the most powerful console with the best and most first party studios with a diversity that cripples the competition in comparison. dey also have a kinect.

JokesOnYou1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Well everybody has an opinion speaking for myself X1 is my choice because of the games, controller, xbl, plus kinect functionality both with the UI/in game implementation and tv integration, I like micros approach with X1 this gen. Wow, now that I think about it I'm pretty excited, we just have a little over a month for the X1 launch. Good times ahead my fellow gamers.

Brix901408d ago

@Posted Up

Everybody's entitled to an oppinion but a lot of what you said was pure 100% fanboy language. Don't get me wrong I think X1 is a fine machine but when you said MS has the best first party's and they have Kinect your statement was just moronic. Not trying to say that MS first partys are bad.

OT: I know fanboys hate Sony or MS but its better to have choice than be stuck with one thing. Some people on this site just get too excited with there purchases.

AdventurerDonLocke1408d ago

@JokesOnYou

You are a Microsoft shill if I have ever seen one.

B_Real1408d ago

Cleft 5 = Paying $500 for an Xbox One is not like trying to justify the PS3 price of $600. $600 in 2006 would be like Sony trying to price the system at $696 today due to inflation: almost $200 more than the Xbox One. Stop comparing apples and oranges. Xbox One is proportionally the same price as the Xbox 360 was in 2005 due to inflation. The PS4 is just a great deal for the consumer: this doesn't mean that the Xbox One is overpriced.

Eonjay1408d ago

I am not really sold on the Xbox One. I am definitely getting a PS4, but I just don't feel compelled to pay more for an system that will have 90% of the same content as another the PS4 with lower specs and a higher price. I am so sick of cameras and I don't really like TV. That being said, I am interested in Project Spark.

Thats only because I like to develop (programming is more my thing - hence my love for Vita and its C# compatibility) but I would like to see more of Spark.

Right now, PS4 has won me over, I may get X1 one day but one when the price justifies its value to me.

P0werVR1408d ago

^

My opinion is that those same content will look as good if not better on the Xbox One, but will also play better.

You can mark this claim!

I have not seen anything graphically significant from PS4 "specs", to justify ANY claim that it would be better off played on PS4. Also, there is not doubt that Xbox One has better games from launch and on throughout next year. Too many titles coming next year to state otherwise.

PoSTedUP1408d ago

@brix90- im not a fanboy im just speaking the facts. also its a fact that microsofts service offers more free games, from free AAA games every month to f2p. youre right the X1 is a fine machine im just stating my facts on why im buying one this holiday. i only hate sony because they are money hungry and dont really care about me. they have some good games but sorry if i sounded like such a fanboy im just really excited about my purchase.

MRMagoo1231408d ago

@powervr

If you really believe the xbone versions of games will look better and perform better than the ps4 ones you are either too stupid to play games in the first place or just plain trolling.

AngelicIceDiamond1408d ago

Considering Xbox was an ok console the 360 was a great console. I can only imagine the X1 being better than the other 2.

I mean, that's what happens when releasing new consoles, they get better.

Brix901408d ago

@Posted Up

I guess we can repsectfully agree to disagree but anyway the excitement is understandable, can't wait for next gen either.

FamilyGuy1408d ago

The PS3s launch price at $500-$600 WAS justified by the fact that it was a blu-ray playing device and ALL OTHER stand alone blu-ray players at the time were $500-$1000. Look it up, $500-$1000 for a stand alone blu-ray player.
On top of that it was wifi ready from the start, unlike the 360. It's controllers were wireless and had an internal rechargeable battery, also unlike the 360. Every console came with s HDD and allowed for all types of internal media to be stored and read. It had the Other OS option which allowed it to operate as a linux based computer. It was also backward compatible and played PS2 games with its inclusion of the PS2s emotion engine processor.

Talk about "apples to oranges", the PS3s price was MORE THAN "justifiable" and bin fact Sony loss $200 on every launch system sold.
In contrast to the Xbox One, the only thing justifying its high price is that Kinect 2.0, there's no other hardware specific reason for it launching at $500.

On topic:

The X1 has some games and features that separate it from the PS4 making it worth choosing over the PS4 but many of them will have to come out before they actually prove themselves. No matter how nice something is described or how good it looks in previews you have to try it for yourself before proclaiming it's "the best".
Aside from that fans of series like Halo and Forza have the biggest reason for grabbing an X1 over a PS4, true exclusives with huge fanbases. Launch titles alone shouldn't be a major selling factor though, console purchases are an investment and to really get your moneys worth you need to look to the future. I personally have more respect for the people that are getting an X1 for future prospects and games like Titanfall and Halo 5 over the ones basing their purchase solely on the launch line up.

I just hope everyone is happy with their decisions in the end, buyers remorse two months after launch (like Wii-U buyers) would be a horrible and probably hurt the industry if felt by too many people.

ohiostatesman1408d ago

Xbox One is the only choice for me. I play mainly online multiplayer. It has to be blazing fast with blazing fast demos. I need speed and Xbox Live is the only console network that can provide this speed. THE NEED FOR SPEED ONLY ON XBOX ONE.

Magicite1408d ago

Well yeah, its all about games anyway. If there will be enough exclusives, then it will be justified.

nypifisel1408d ago

It's easier to use a button, just saying.

ZodTheRipper1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

double post

ZodTheRipper1408d ago

I'd love to ask people in 1-2 years which console truly has the better games. Most people here are convinced of Microsofts better games and first party but have no idea at all. I'll just leave this here as a reminder
http://n4g.com/news/1311502...

Insomnia_841408d ago

@PoSTedUP

Looks like nobody catched the sarcasm in your comments.

lol

Just type the /s at the end, bro!

P0werVR1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@Mrmagoo123

Not a troll, just stating my "opinion". It's simple, you don't have to accept it. If anything I've seen worst comments on here that are more obvious trolls than my comments. For example, the first comment of this post. Now that is troll comment.

@zod18

Well, it was Microsoft's choice or method of not emphasizing more on first party games for current gen, because they were dominating in overall games, even til' this day.

But this time around since competition on either side has no short cuts and both launch within the same time, Microsoft will bring all it's resources necessary. We will see that beginning with Sunset Overdrive, Halo and Black Tusk Studio's game....NEXT YEAR!

RumbleFish1408d ago

@cleft5: you can't compare like this. The PS3 was also the best and cheapest BD-Player on the market and introduced that new tech.
The upcoming consoles don't bring new technology, so they are not that expensive.
The Xbox One brings a kinect that many gamers don't want/need and that's what makes the Xbone more expensive. One of the main reasons why it will have a hard time competing with PS4.

NewZealander1408d ago

@ AdventurerDonLocke

how is jokesonyou a Microsoft shill exactly? because he stated the features that excite him?

its sad that some people just cant accept people talking positivity about the opposing console.

for me theres one reason alone that makes X1 the right choice...

HALO 5!

but the launch games look awesome, DR3 and ryse look amazing.

VENOMACR12271408d ago

@cleft5
"Trying to justify the Xbox One price at $500 is like trying to justify the PS3 price at $500 to $600 when it was first released, the whole thing is pointless.

If people out there are okay with spending $500 for a console, than thats fine. I wish everyone the best with their purchase, but I am going with the console that best fits my needs and has the right price for me."

So just so I understand, $500 = out of your price point. $400 = can afford. Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories, or just buy the system to look at it? Your going to spend $500+ so the X1 would be within your price point. People seem like $500 is outrageous, but $400 is pennies.

crazyboom1407d ago

@malokevi I agree those are two great reasons to get the ps4:)

Biggest1407d ago

"So just so I understand, $500 = out of your price point. $400 = can afford. Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories, or just buy the system to look at it? Your going to spend $500+ so the X1 would be within your price point. People seem like $500 is outrageous, but $400 is pennies."

Can I have a side of "Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories..?" with that? While a person COULD buy a PS4 with zero games and still have tons of content for $400, let's just say they decide to buy games and accessories to equal $500. Does that mean the $500 for Xbone doesn't change, or will games and accessories be desired for that as well, bringing the total to well over $500? The price of Xbone is outrageous considering what you're paying for.

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Gozer1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

I beg to differ. The X1 offers In-game video chat, voice recognition, IR blaster to control your whole home theatre, motion controls, voice control, dedicated servers on the cloud, rumble in the controllers triggers, game improvements on the cloud, Ryse, Dead Rising 3,Forza 5, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall, and the list goes on and on. There are plenty of good reasons to go with the X1.

shoddy1408d ago

AA batteries and power bricks

XB1_PS41408d ago

@shoddy Neither of which make me think otherwise about my console. They're so meaningless to me, that the only time I think of them is when I see someone on here say it.

TyBREAKR1408d ago

Dude........batteries? Still? Wtf?

shivvy241408d ago

Im getting ps4 , if sunset overdrive turns out to be awesome ill get an x1 too