The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One

It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither. Check back tomorrow for the argument for the Xbox One, and the day after that for why you might just want to wait.

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Sayburr1381d ago

Wonder what tomorrow's "five best reasons to buy XBO instead of PS4" will say.

theBAWSE1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

cable TV (must have an actual cable box first though)

I'm stuck help

@jgrigs controller? many previews have put ds4 above xbones though really its user preference so that can't really be listed

games? going by past two generations Sony have catered better to the gamer in that department check last two years of 360 or the og xbox when 360 was released

@hufandpuf just like xbone many patches will be released for both consoles mp3/dnla will be patched in according to sony

xbl what has that got over ps+?

jgrigs091381d ago


Power and Price is the only thing PS4 has on Xbox One.

Hufandpuf1381d ago

SNAP feature
Controller (user preference of course)
Media options aren't limited to a first-party service
Xbox Live

Septic1381d ago

Launch Titles and games
Comprehensive dedicated server support

thekhurg1381d ago

1. Kinect
2. Cable TV
3. Snap
4. 720p
5. Upscaling

jgrigs091381d ago

Wow getting disagrees for stating the obvious. Cool, N4G full of sony fans. Trolls get agrees nontrolls get disagrees

thekhurg1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )


You got disagrees because "power and price" is NOT the "only" thing the PS4 has on the Xbox720p.

Utalkin2me1381d ago


ROFLMAO, you do understand "power" and "Price" is not the only thing. Thats 2 things there, lol.

scott1821381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )


Because Kinect, controller, and games are opinions, and people have the right to disagree with you. Power and price are facts that don't change based on opinion.

A lot of people prefer sony's eye camera because the games are fun and work really well with the move. Many people prefer the playstation controller layout. And the top reasons I am getting the PS4 is for the games it has and I know Sony devs are amazing.

I know a lot of people say XBL but I prefer the PSN with plus, and Sony is upgrading the worldwide server structure with Openstack and Gaikai.

VENOMACR12271381d ago

-Controller: better from what I've read. 360 controller was better then PS3 and they made it even better. This is all personal preference.

-Games: Halo, Titanfall, Forza, Gears (eventually). I think MS exclusives are better because they are more multiplayer focused. Uncharted, Last of Us, Little Big Planet, all wonderful games but lack the online multiplayer that makes Halo and Gears so popular

Xbox Live: They've gotten Live to a point where it's just a better experience. Sending a message, party chats, friends list, its all just fluid and easy. Maybe PS+ on PS4 will be better but I thought it was clunky.

Swapping: The video I saw about how quick and fluid it was to flip between tv, games, internet, all happened instantly which was great. No lag time

Dedicated Servers: As someone who plays basically online only, no hosts and dedicated servers are a huge plus

Skype: Having the Kinect with a 1080 camera and ability to Skype is terrific.

True_Samurai1381d ago

Upcoming exclusives
Quantum Break
Sunset Overdrive
Halo 5
Black Tusk
Kinect 2.0

Shall I keep going?

Brix901381d ago

How is Xbox Live a reason to buy a console? Am I missing something I have a 360 and hated paying for live because I felt like I got nothing out of it.

creatchee1381d ago

I don't even know why it has to be "why to buy X over Y". You should buy what you like, not what it is in relation to something else.

4Sh0w1381d ago

Well I'm buying an X1 for DR3, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Forza5 at launch with XBL, dedicated servers and future games like Project Spark, Kinect Sports Rivals, Halo5, Quantum Break, new Fable, and hopefully a new next gen Gears of War and so on. I also like Kinect, the UI, and TV integration. Overall its the better console imo, so that's why I'm getting an X1.

MrDreadnought1381d ago

I respect the preferences of each one concerning the console, but the one thing that clearly pinches my nerve is the 100$ price over PS4 and clearly it brings less to the table than said console.

MAULxx1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Yeah, I can't think of one thing the Xbone has over the PS4.

Does it have custom soundtracks at launch?
That would be the only box it could tick that Sony has left blank.

Kinect is the BANE of the BONE.
In no way is it a positive.
Being a TV funnel & snap crap is a negative for me as well though some may find it interesting & useful.

Oh wait...... it has taller game boxes.
Take that fanboys! Lol.

Depends on what you want really. A game console or a thingamajig X-bone.

horndog1381d ago

How about for its exclusives not on ps4.


And how about its better on line experience. hope some of those helped

UltimateMaster1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

You mad bro?

Sony has around 20 exclusive games to come out that they'll reveal next year.

You think that's not enough?


How bout
-The Order 1886
-Infamous Second Son
-Killzone Shadow Fall
-Deep Down

Or did I just match you in games?

Maybe we could add Helldivers or Shadow of the Beast? How about Planetside 2? Granted that last one is also on PC, kinda makes me think of Titanfall's platforms.

As far as better online experience, why don't you actually wait until the consoles comes out and compare them yourself? You'll be surprised by the end result.

UltimateMaster1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

@Anyone who says the PS4 doesn't have any games because a few of them got delayed.

You buy a console for the many years to come, not for a few months.

Unless you want rushed out 720p games.
Me? I'd rather have the best quality possible.

If Xbox One had no kinect, I'd also buy One.

Gekko361380d ago

@MAULxx - You've listed everything the xbox one has and said you don't like it so the only thing that Xbox One has over the PS4 is the fact it's not Japanese!. Mind you I still have relatives alive who go mental at the mention of Japan in a positive way, due to being cruelly tortured by soldiers in Japanese POW Camps. I forget sometimes!.

Next you'll say you don't like the smell of Xbox, or You don't like the way it sit's on the TV stand or that it has unusually shiny plastic, that gives ginger children Hep C or that if you play certain games only on Xbox that you have a 50% chance of getting Autism before the end of X1's life cycle, or that owning an xbox one makes you 60% more likely to have a receding hairline.

I suppose thats all thats left!

Here's a suggestion... "Create" don't "Destroy"

If you like PS$ talk about it

If you like X! talk about it

If you don't like X1 ignore it

If you don't like PS4 ignore it

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ForgottenProphecy1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Plays CD's

Just a prediction

MethCupcakes1381d ago

Who still uses Cd’s? I sure as hell don’t, and the only store that still stocks CD’S around here is Walmart.

Eonjay1381d ago

People who will be taking advantage of CD technology aren't going to be interested in the Xbox One.

theBAWSE1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

@forgotten launch exclusives.. a couple 360 original games moved to xbone to fluff out the launch.. ryse not read good things(not surprising was originally a kinect title) , forza same ol same old with extra lick of paint, dead rising doesn't look next gen, titanfall looks very very interesting. just like 360/ps3 Sony has the vast advantage when it comes to studio's making exclusive games, only unique launch game I've seen is knack the rest of ps4 and xbone launch titles are things we've seen before. that's why indies are important

controllers user preference

online- what? explain what xbl has over ps+

kinect - not a bonus

cds-your reaching

ForgottenProphecy1381d ago

@everybody who commented
I was just predicting what the article was going to say that were reasons to buy Xbox One over PS4.
As my avatar suggests, I prefer the PS4, and I am getting it at midnight. I prefer the dualshock 4, and I already have Killzone Shadow Fall... PlayStation fanboys are the worst because they attack their own brethren.

Pogmathoin1381d ago

Hehe, attack there own brethren.... Is this a cult? I like the way they accuse MS of being a immoral company, Sony are angelic....i assume they go around naked, seeing as most clothes are made in garment sweatshops, and have no other electronic devices, made in chinese slave camps.... Yet they call anyone buying an xbox as blindly following MS.... PS4 is a great console, looking forward to it, but its also Sonys last hope.... I wish it well.... But right now they will say and do anything to get you on board...

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yarbie10001381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Dedicated Servers
Smart Matchmaking
Reputation system
Impulse Triggers
Voice Commands that will rival Siri (Cortana)
Free games for life
More Apps that have free movies / music
Music in background without subscribing to a service
Day One Launch lineup of games
Every box can be a dev kit

Foxhound9221381d ago

That's a nice list you got there. Too bad that all of those (except Kinect) are available on the PS4 as well.

MiHX21380d ago

@Foxhound922 Multitasking?
Voice commands?(Voice recognition is not commands)
Impulse triggers?
Deticated servers?
Reputation system?
Smart matchmaking?
Retail console as a devkit?
Plays CD's(Don't say "Who uses CD's?")
I am not an Xbot,But please stop annoying fans for your own amusement,And we will not do the same.

Foxhound9221380d ago

It's been confirmed the ps4 will the following:

Voice commands and recognition
DLNA after launch update
Dedicated servers for certain games
Multi tasking
Pip similar to snap

Also top be able to use the xbox as a dev kit you must pay a hefty fee, but it also makes me laugh that people grasp at this as a major seeking point. Impulse triggers as a selling point? Nice job straw man

ipach1381d ago

snap bing
fantasy sports
controller (you)
music CDs

mrpsychoticstalker1381d ago

Its not use to talk all the positive stuff surrounding the xbox one bro.... on this site Sony trolls will immediately give you disagrees and leave you without bubbles.