Both the Xbox One and the PS4 are state-of-the-art game machines, and for some, the difference will come down to price. At $500, the Xbox One costs $100 more.
Great review.....next gen is going to be awesome.
The "is it better than a ps4" part seems a bit odd. personally i dont compare consoles because i know there are games and experiences unique to each other. the console is just the means to deliver those. its the games themselves that are really the focus. From that POV....launch games are no inclination as to the quality of games released later. Generally speaking, games continue to evolve on the platform and exceed the launch titles by a significant margin as they get developed/released. There is no rule of thumb that x platform has to be better than y platform. What is the rule of thumb is that x platform must be better than the previous platform from the same company. That has been the norm since the atari days. Each successor system from the same company is out to continue the legacy set forth by the previous effort. That doesnt always happen but for the most part they at least try to be equal to or great than the former.
Is stronger better than weaker? Reminds me of this... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I totally agree bro.
Excellent Post. Well stated and very mature. Not sure why you received any disagrees... Nah I know why. You didn't declare a winner over the other... It has to be war and one declared supreme over the other.
Xbox One Takes 1 Minute and 8 Seconds from a cold boot tested by Eurogamer. What the hell did Major Nelson lied to his instagram followers? That is freaking Sad.
Are you confusing cold boot (completely off) to that of warm boot (standby)?
It was a warm booth (standby) in the Major Nelson video.. He pointed that out clearly..
@Mystogan He pointed it out in the 20 second video when his only words are..."Xbox On"....? How is that clearly pointing it out? He led people to believe what they wanted instead of coming right out and saying it and of course all the Xbox Fans instantly thought Cold boot why the headlines on all gaming sites went with "Xbox One Cold Boot Is fast!" MS is very misleading, people should know this by now.
@hqgamez - oh em gee...thats around 40 or so seconds longer than i expected...im not getting an xbone for sure, what a dealbreaker
That's clearly pointing it out because unless you are an idiot you would know it couldn't be 100% powered down and still hear him say "Xbox On".
Obviously if he just said xbox on and it came on it is in low power mode, doesn't take a genius to figure that out. He would have already had to put his voice id on the console before the video was made.
Cry me a river. Do you know the difference between cold boot and standby or warm boot??
I like the Snap feature on the XB1. I think that Gaming and video chatting through skype will be really cool while playing with your Gaming Buddy! I currently do this on my PC (more Windows and on another monitor)) and it's neat being able to see the other 3 players on my team in Amra III while we play. Controlling XB1 through Kinect looks cool. just fling ur arms around to get to TV Music movies is nice along with voice command. XB1 will have the same multiplats the PC PS4 will have and XB1 will have it's OWN Exclusives. only concern is the 720p gameplay! The XB1 Low Level DX11 is GREAT as a few times I've seen more detail in BF4 XB1 than on BF4 PC BUT the 720p doesn't do it justice. XB1 needs Native 1080p Gaming (Upscaling is just so YOUR TV can run the proper 1080p signal, the Video is still 720p so DO NOT be fooled by UPSCALING)
"The XB1 Low Level DX11 is GREAT as a few times I've seen more detail in BF4 XB1 than on BF4 PC BUT the 720p doesn't do it justice." Errm what?? Your having a laugh ain't ya?
@atielite Dont worry bro...xbx one will have its own share of 1080p games..and as soon as devs get used to the hardware you will see more..infact its already happening with most games announced recently.not that it bothers me and it shouldnt bother you..dice , infinity ward and a number of devs have stated the resolution difference dont really matter..dice and iw have also stated that in certain cases it was difficult for gamers to tell the ps4 and xbx games even when they were running side by side ..that aside i really dont care..look at ryse or dr3 or forza...and youll see the resolutions dont really matter...for example would halo5 , titanfall or even mgs5 sell any less if they were 720p? I guess not...but if it bothers you so much you could wait to see how things go before making a purchase or get a ps4 now...any would do..i have no issues with peoples choices.
Horrible article...it doesn't even TRY to answer the question it poses in its click-whoring title.
In fairness, it really is a better media hub than the PS4. Obviously the PS4 is the better gaming device though.
Xbone better media hub - yes, PS4 better gaming device - yes, Xbone better than PS4 - "NO"
Will that change once Sony patches in media streaming again?
Therefore, as a games console, PS4 is better.
i agree, but i don't really watch movies on my console unless i have a fiscal disc. ps4 better for gaming.
Also depends where you live. Outside of the US it lacks in the TV department
There's lots of media available on PSN. Enough for me anyways. I have zero interest in xb1. I would like to play dead rising 3 after it's timed exclusivity is up tho. That's really all that interests me from their side. Destiny is the new halo, titanfall will be another multiplayer shooter game but with robots (I enjoy shooters but if it's only on xb1 then I gave many many others to play instead). The rest is useless to me. Xb1 $500 Charge kit $25 Gold subsc. $50 ( or is it still $60 in certain places?) Game $60 You start with 1 game for $635 plus tax PS4 $400 PS + $50 (with 2 free games resogun and contrast) Game $60 You start with 3 games for $510 plus tax.
Not just that but the free games keep coming lol. OMG, I jst got like 12 games today. Gonna play some ICO and Shadow of the Colluses again, also never played strangers wrath, love the Oddworld games. Even put games in my history for the Vita, if I ever get a Vita I will already have a plethora of games for the damn thing. PS+ is seriously insane. If I was not such a hardcore gamer I cld literally never buy a game again lol. The instant games collection for it is mind boggling.
Reviewers need to give more credit towards PS+. I see so many reviewers not talking about it at all.
Don't forget the additional free-to-play games as well.
That is YOUR opinion. Just like others will disagree. Its not which is better that's only flame bait. Its which one provides the best value? Which one fits into your life? Which one has games you want to play at launch? Which one has feature you like or desire? Which one has exclusives your looking forward to. Why does there have to be one Winner? Stupid gaming wars. The Industry actually has enough room for 3 or 4 consoles and that means better competition. Trust me its not about a console war as they make it to be. Its Gaming in general. 4 Hitters can survive, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony and PC.. and in other terms Handhelds.
......... With it being a game console, better is subjective. If you want to play God of War, then it isn't even better than the ps3. If you want to play Mario, then you will think it sucks compared to the Wii-U. It has some great features, beyond gaming, that I am interested in but to say it's "better" or "Not better" is subjective. Of course, so is everything.
Good review, simple and to the point. I don't get the title but whatever. Xbox one is sounding good, I would get annoyed at Kinect however if I had to repeat myself during a game or any other time for that matter. Hope the Machine turns out to do really good.
I'm too pumped for x1! hurry up Friday! and yes it is
According so some gaming journalist who have reviewed both consoles well it seems they would agree with you even though the edge is ever so slightly in favor of the X1
No of course
Better than a PS4?? in what category?? Hardware? we know who is a more capable machine with 1080p and 30-60fps unlike 720p upscaled to 1080p. the games?? you cannot judge a console based only on the launch games because consoles are made to be palyed 6-10 years. judging from sony's track record and MS on delivering 1st party exclusives i know who wins. the answer?? "NO"
With the way Xbone is handling games at 2005 resolutions and FPSecond, won't be surpised if "Xbox Two" is out by 2017
I'm not a fan of this whole, "Who's better than the other" thing. I'm one of the people who don't care who others deem to be the dominant system. I get both of them because each has it's own unique features or franchises that I want. I want to play Halo, Gears of War and Titanfall and I can because I'll have Xbox One - the same can be said for PS4 with Uncharted (pretty well anything Naughty Dog really) and other first party titles so I'll play them there. I just want strong titles on both systems to keep me playing the best of the best games because let's be honest, that's all we really want.
Based on what I've been reading, their both pretty much the same at this point. Reviews of both have stated "wait down the road" to see which is better.
No one knows what console is better at this point. It's all going to come down to the games...
This whole argument of which system is best was over for me when i saw that the PS4 has all 1080p games vs the Xbox Ones mostly 720P. When a developer says "720p is where we needed the res to be to keep 30fps"...translation=this system is not as strong as this other one that we have running at 1080p. That coupled with a full $100 savings means game over for me. These launch games mean nothing...we all know Sony has the superior studios. Come back and talk about software after Sucker Punch, Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream, Sony Santa Monica, and Ready at Dawn's games are out. Better game studios + more powerful hardware + $100 cheaper is WIN ALL DAY LONG. That is all.
Is an apple better than a baboon? These two machines are so far appart in comparison it's not even funny. Ones based on a traditional gaming console focused on playing video games, the other, an innovative entertainment hub that allows you to play games.
Personally, I don't see why a machine that makes new menus is considered innovative. I mean, why would I spend $500 for a MENU MAKER? I don't get it. *shrug*
I laughed so hard, Jessie. GOTTA give you funny bubbles for that first line. You are right, though: the two devices have very different aims. However, then it becomes a question of "at what?"
Once DLNA and mp3 support is running on ps4. Then I'll see xbone as inferior in media capability too. Just a FYI.....with xbone pushing ads and targeted media to users....keep an eye on your bandwidth burning a hole in your wallets.
I will find out Friday, but if I had to guess i would say yes. So far ps4 has proven to be problematic with mediocre launch games.
PS4 problematic for less than 1% of people dont you remeber your 360's 55% fail rate, i hate to keep bringing it up but the amount of bad press for a few faulty consoles is pathetic
Yeah according to several reviews the Xbox One is problematic too.And then PS4 has been problematic to 1% of the people.I just read the words 'brilliant,when it works' in a review
Sony learnt a lesson and listened to what gamers and Developers wanted, Microsoft has once again given users/developers something they never asked for or wanted we are all gamers right. That should be the important bit.
Xbox One is a much cheaper console than PS4, or at least it would be if Microsoft removed Kinect. http://www.gamesindustry.bi... Much cheaper RAM, much cheaper GPU than PS4, it's positioned half way between Wii U & PS4 in all but price.
The problem that I have with these reviewers are the constant "they look the same talk". Anyone who has a PS4 could testify that they instantly noticed a difference between native 1080p and upscaled 1080p from the last gen. Now the differences will not become evident so as long as one doesn't own both consoles. I imagine the developers will eventually figure out how to get to native, but as of now the difference is evident, particularly on screens of 46" and up. Don't believe me see for yourself.
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