Should You Still Get an Xbox One?

Right now, the Playstation 4′s fanboys are having a field day.
Some of The Motley Fool’s and Yahoo’s bloggers have made a cottage industry of creating click-bait articles meant to draw huge numbers by throwing red meat to PS4 fans and incensing Microsoft fans.
This article is different: Should latecomers still jump in now and get an Xbox One? Let’s consider Microsoft’s Public Relations angle. Is their product worthy of buying right now?

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Activemessiah1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Not until the Kinect goes.

alexkoepp1520d ago

Console forever changes your entertainment experience. I feel sorry for the people who don't own one but that is their choice. All of us who do own one know what people are missing.

ShinMaster1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Same could be said for any PlayStation platform. Those of us who do own one know what others may be missing. But I'm not gonna be a condescending ass and say that I "feel sorry" for you.

Now, for many people, buying a second console can be very expensive. Because not only do you have to take into account the price of the second console itself (e.g. Xbox One) but also whether or not there are enough appealing games on it to make such an investment worth it and justifiable.
Not everyone can spend $1K so easily. But for those who can, good for you.

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DarthZoolu1520d ago

You should only buy an Xbox One if you want to play a lot of great games, and full voice control of you entertainment center, or if you want to snap apps fast and broadcast twitch at the highest quality from console and cloud game saves. Only buy it if you want to play
Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza 5, Titanfall, Project Spark, Killer Instinct, Halo 5, Fable, Gears of War and Quantum Break. (All of them that are out are good to great).

Thehyph1520d ago

I'll happily pick one up at a cheaper price sans Kinect.

Until then I'll remain happy with my ps4.

Queue the pointless disagrees, but that's how it is.

Seriously, if they released an Xbox One without Kinect, Blu Ray, HDMI-in, and anything else possible and slashed the hell out of the price, then I would pick one up a heartbeat.

DarthZoolu1520d ago


You can turn off hand gestures. I love the voice commands because I used them alot!

DarthZoolu1520d ago

Disagrees? Both those statements are facts. You can turn off gestures and I love the voice commands. Only a [email protected]#$&\#@ would disagree with that.

mikeslemonade1520d ago

I'd pick up a X1 because I can afford it but I don't want it to succeed. Why would I want to help you guys in the X1 camp who talk crap all the time. I will get a X1 later in the life cycle when PS4 is already outselling by 3 to 1 or more.

xilx1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

@DarthZoolu You're probably getting disagrees because the PS4 is capable of voice commands (probably not as robust, but there and works with any mic from what I've heard) and the PS platform has had cloud saves since early 2011, and upgrades to the twitch streaming are in the works (so they're not really features you can't get elsewhere). Not to mention games being "good to great" is pretty subjective, so if they don't appeal to someone, there's not much you can do.

Bigpappy1520d ago

I will get a PS4 when they remove the Bluray drive (I buy my games digitally), get some worthwhile exclusives and drop the price to $99. Hopefully they fix the faulty thumb stick by then. For me it's all about great game control and game play, so I will wait a few years until these concerns are address. The lack of quality exclusives is the thing that makes PS4 easy for me to pass on and not waste the money just to have 2 consoles. Right now Xbox simply has the better game for me.

ThanatosDMC1520d ago

Meh, I'll wait for the price drop. MS is needs to officially announce it. Hopefully on E3.

UnbiasedOpinions1520d ago

As long as Xbox One is getting games, i will be playing them, if you want to experience them as well as Sony`s offerings i suggest you do the same

Rimeskeem1520d ago

an overpriced console with under performing specs?


I am buying one when Halo 5 comes out

ShinMaster1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

@ DarthZoolu

Cloud game saves are available on PS4 and have been since the PS3.
I can double tap the PS button to jump from a game to the PS Store or from Netflix to the web browser, for example.
I can record 15 minutes of gameplay at any time and without the need to "snap" anything to get more than 5 mins because the Share feature was not an afterthought and pressing the Share button on the controller is quicker and works %100 of the time as opposed to voice commands.

@ Bigpappy

I get that you're trying to be sarcastic, but it comes through as being bitter when you throw all logic out the window and compare Kinect to the Blu-ray drive...

I wanted to avoid making comments like these, but you Xbox fanboys are all over the place.

UltraNova1520d ago

I'll get one when the big hitters are out, the kinect is not included and when its plenty under 300 bucks. Say in 3-4 years?

Why o why1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

Dont worry yourself shinmaster, guys like that live off fallacies. Without them, they couldn't make any valid points. Some people just don't get why some people dont actually want the x1 yet. Guess that goes both ways but judging by numbers people cared so much about last gen, it seems that home turf isnt home turf anymore.

Instead of accepting or at least acknowledging some peoples opposing views, they deflect. Microsoft/Sony already have many of us, in that regards their jobs done. What they want even more is those that DON'T have their consoles yet so they do what they can to make them more appealing. Some requests make no logical sense and should be ignored but those telling us kinect has to stay are misguided and missing the point. Just like the drm 'cant just switch it off', kinect is now that 'thing'. Trust me, the x1 would sell more if the kinect was gone and the price reflected that.. The x1 being the same price as the ps4 isn't going to be good enough. Mega games haven't been enough so somethings got to give. Kinect may have to stay but it seems that kinect is a dead leg ms is trying to run with.. I don't want or see the value in kinect. As of now its a ui helper. My scepticism was on point for the original kinect so I would prefer not to have something I'll make little use of. I owned a 360 so I'm not against the idea of owning the x1. Ms have to appeal to my kind, the fence sitters, not the day one bigpappy kind. Its that simple.

kingfetish171519d ago

I'm personally holding out for an inevitable XB1 Slim. I'm not aesthetically appealed by its current design. Even then, I'd still have to be impressed by a "must-buy" XB1 exclusive. Quantum Break looks impressive. If it gets AAA reviews, I'll consider an XB1 Slim purchase in my future.

KAEM71519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

That's a lot of people to feel sorry for... How can you not be depressed?!

I feel ever so slightly good for everyone who is happy with their purchased console.

It's all about prefrence, If you prefer XBO's exclusives over PS4's, good for you! enjoy! But I am very happy with my decision, sticking with playstation ever since the ps1 days. They've never let me down. And I'm no blind fanboy either, if a competitor comes along with a better product I will not let brand loyalty stand in my way. For my interests and preferences the XBO is miles behind. Last gen I got a second hand x360 and I think last gen was the weakest gen Sony has had (still top dog but followed close by 360). They really turned the tide in the last 2 to 3 years. I might get an second hand XBO down the line if they get some exclusives that I like.


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XB1_PS41519d ago

The Infected, You couldn't stand it? What? Why? Was it distracting you? I don't get it.

DoubleM701519d ago

Yup! Can't knock unitl you try it.

jamsam3601519d ago

You are so right! I was hesitant because of the Kinect, But now i own it i love the way they are using it! The voice commands if you choose to use them Are awesome and quick to turn on my whole setup! Getting in and out of games is a breeze! Even if you have to leave for an important reason and turn it off your game will be right where you left off! And it will continue to improve! Love it!!!!

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Highlife1520d ago

Do whatever the hell you want to!

josephayal1520d ago

me me mejeje, i couldn't agree less

BadlyPackedKeebab1520d ago

I have an XBO as a second system. The issue is kinect just doesnt add that much value to the system. People will tell you it does this and that but in reality the only commands that work nicely enough that you will actually use them are "pause, stop, play and turn off". I use mine for media 90% of the time and had hoped that I could just do a "xbox on, big breaking bad, play" type command. The reality is very different. The one that annoys me the most is that you cannot control the menus on blu-ray discs so you do everything with your voice, then still have to go get the controller to hit play.

The issue MS have with kinect is that its still s**t. But... Without it they have no USP and until if/when they can add tons of value through software and apps removing it will just make the xbox an underpowered ps4.

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Retroman1519d ago

None of MS products is worth buying except computer software.

one console is enough......the choice is yours to choose.


assdan1519d ago

Unless something REALLY out of left field happens, I never see myself getting an X1. I don't really have time for it, and I think my PS4 has plenty of games anyways. I'd say there's probably less than a 1 percent chance of me getting one.

Picnic1519d ago

What difference will that make? It'll just make the Xbox One more generic. Ask for a price cut by all means but why get rid of the Kinect for those who don't mind it in the box.

Activemessiah1519d ago

I'm still paying for something I could be wiping my arse with but then again I have toilet roll for that.

JasonKCK1519d ago

Yeah if you're a gamer. What kind of real gamer would pass up on gaming? However this is N4G, home of Playstation so you know where all the disagrees and "NO's" come from.

Activemessiah1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

It's a matter of time until that thing is separated from the console.. It's inevitable so it's just a matter of patience really. I do own a PS4 and a PC and soon a Wii U to keep me occupied. unlike these Sony fanboys I don't have a problem with the Xbox... just that damned Kinect.

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Neonridr1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

If you love MS exclusives, then the simple answer is yes.

Don't see why you can't own an Xbox One and be happy, even if some of the multiplats have a lower resolution. Doesn't change the fact that the game is still good even if it's only 900p.

That being said, I decided to go with Sony this gen as their exclusives seem to interest me more this time around.

ScareFactor1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Exactly. I actually think everyone should buy both. Both system's have great games coming. The multiplats may be at a higher resolution on PS4 but you can not tell me that there is a huge difference between 720p,900p,1080p. Also the kinect is not a huge reason not to own one, just unplug the damn thing

aftershock1520d ago

I can, and will tell you there is a HUGE difference between resolutions. I game on a 50" plasma, the difference between them is night and day

Automatic791520d ago

I went with Xbox One because I felt they always provided the games that made impacts with the times and genre's that I love in present day. For example love walking dead show X1 gave us deadrising with more darker tone mind you the past deadrising games always turned me off but DR3 was awesome, RYSE another game loved Spartacus and RYSE gave me that epic time line gameplay, love my shooters and we got Titanfall and Halo excellent games to have and who could forget fighting and racing games forza and Killer Instinct great games and many more reasons I could go on. Just my opinion love X1 can't wait to see what future holds hope they have state of decay on X1.

DarthZoolu1520d ago

That's what I'm saying. I ask all PS4 fans that hate on X1, "What are you playing right NOW?" I only have X1 exclusives and I am gaming none stop! Every person that has come over, whom I've also let play for a few hours now owns an X1. Its great and most X1 owners love the system and the games.

Salooh1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

What are we playing ?. Lately some people are making the impression that MS have more exclusives and ps4 have few but in reality it's the opposite. prove :

Soon we will get Drive club / The last of us / planet sides 2 / plenty of awesome indies..etc and that's just the beginning . :P

Sony will provide more AAA exclusives then MS , they just need more time just like how quantum break / gears and halo still not out yet. They are bringing us real next gen games. All of their AAA games are pushing the industry . They are brining us new things.

MS games are good but not all people consider them something huge like you do , so it's opinion matter not facts.

prettyboy121519d ago

yea thats problably because last gen having the definitive version was the thing,so it makes since this time around having the better version of a game

lifeisgamesok1520d ago

Definitely! The best games are on the One

Snookies121520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I wouldn't say the 'best' games. That's a relative term, meaning that what's best to someone might not be the case to another.

I'm more into PlayStation exclusive series' Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, InFamous, etc. However, with that said, I am quite liking the X1 from what I've played of it at my friend's place. I'd rather get a PS4 first, because of the cheaper price tag and my previous mentioning of liking PS exclusives a little better overall, but I do plan on getting an X1 at some point.

Microsoft sure turned things around with that system... If you'd asked me before the system launched (during the whole DRM fiasco), I would have said "hell no!". Now, I'd be quite pleased to own one. Even if they have some kinks to work out (based on what I've experienced with my time on one.)

VforVideogames1520d ago

Dont get an XBOXONE yet untill the dx12 is in full effect , dont get a PS4 untill at least 2 or 3 triple AAA games are out because as of now all their games just plain suck.

bloodybutcher1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

Plain suck=you don't like them,so others shouldn't play them?i don't own ps4 yet, but when i do, kz and infamous will be mine. Plus outlast and don't starve.
Edit: forhot about the topic,hehe-i see no reason for not getting x1, unless one can't afford it,which is exactly my problem(i mean, i can't afford to buy two consoles, so i go with ps4).also time is a factor, i don't play nearly as much as i used to since i became a father.

prettyboy121519d ago

yea keep telling yourself that ricky!!!

Convas1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I'm still saving for mine. My desire to acquire one has not waned.

I will however, wait until E3 to see what MS announces before I pull the trigger.

Snookies121520d ago

Yeah, best to see what is planned out for the system before snagging one. E3 is what I'm waiting for as well before I jump onto the current-gen train.

Bennibop1520d ago

I have bought one but would advise people to wait I have not turned it on for 3 weeks!

BX811520d ago

Lol. The exact opposite for me. My ps4 has been collecting dust until today. I picked up infamous ss. Not a bad game so far.

LAWSON721519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

I have been using it daily playing Titanfall/Forza with friends and when I am done I just go to Netflix. I just got DkS2 for PC though that formula maybe on hold a couple of times next week but I will by no means quit using it