"From the very beginning, no one could have faulted Microsoft for wanting to try something different with its next console. Digital streaming and downloads are on the rise, as are platforms which provide stellar deals on an almost daily basis."
Xbox 1 is a fun console to play, I enjoyed Dead Rising 3 and COD ghosts on it, basically what I'm saying is that it goes by preference.
"basically what I'm saying is that it goes by preference." Indeed. XB1 is still a zero for me, but like you said everyone has their own preferences. @JBSleek - "It was must have from the start" Clearly it wasn't, since MS had to make major changes just to get it to lose to PS4 by a little less every month. "Best launch lineup of games." "Best" is subjective, but PS4 had the higher reviewed launch titles.
When I see someone with so many bubbles I always assume their a shill for Sony, as this site rewards PS fanboys. And what do you know, you're here trolling! If you don't like the X1 why even click on the article, let alone take the time to comment! OT: It may have been a zero in some people’s minds but I've enjoyed it since day one. Dead rising was an absolute blast, as was Ryse, and I enjoyed all the multi plats I played. I still wish they allowed Total installs of disc-based games; I'm ok if I check in every day, as I’m always online.
Oh, so knack (54) killzone (73) resogun (84) are rated better than ryse (60) killer instinct (73) dead rising (79) forza 5 (80)? Hardly so
@thePope Wow a troll calling another person out... He stated facts and yet you're here bashing him. He even said, "Indeed. XB1 is still a zero for me, but like you said everyone has their own preferences." but yet you still some how find a way to call him a troll. Are you that insecured that you must go on here to defend your precious xbox one?
I agree with Mystic. I have found zero reasons to own a PS4. The fact that the highest reviewed launch title on the PS4 is an indie is what has turned me away. When it comes to "real" exclusives, the PS4 has been a disappointment so far. The worlds most powerful console and it's best game can run on my phone. Mystic, you can see what some of us can't. What exactly is it you bought a PS4 for? I completely get the fact the PS4 will have some killer games down the road, but what was compelling to this point that makes you think Xbox One owners are missing out?
@thepope you shouldn't assume something like that. According to his profile he's been a member for 7 years. OT: I might an X1 sometime next year, quantum break looks pretty good.
Certainly not a must have for me, the PS4 offers the best bang for the buck and with Sony's first party studios games will not be a problem, that and third party performing better I see little reason to own a xone. If I wanted more gaming I would probably go the PC route.
An article about xbox and suddenly the sony lovers come here foaming in their mouths. For me ps3 and ps4 both are zero. Jumped from ps2 to 360 in 2006 and never looked at anything else. Same in this gen, xb1 had the best line up of games and like last gen there is a waiting game for ps4. Ps3 games 3 years later and expecting same this gen, sony is all promises and no deliveries. At least MS tried something new and when saw the negative feedback, reversed those policies. Sony despite mass anger of fans couldn't deliver cross game chat last gen. They are good at building hardware and poor at software. At least MS is ok in hardware and great at software so overall has a better console this gen as well. I see most of the phonies spend more time on n4g bashing xbox than actually playing games, seems like they can't afford the console so just want to show they are part of the cool crowd. Go get a job and than you can afford one console. Edit: Oh and pope is right, the harder the trolls work towards maligning xbox / MS here the more bubbles mods will give them.
All of that says guy called xboxftw....... you know the bladerunner was a replicant right if you catch what I'm saying.......lol The xbox has improved its appeal immensely, without question. I dont care whether they were forced or not.. improvements are improvements. Some things cannot be changed but they've made strides improving what they could. Just for those who claim the best ps4 game is indie or that theres nothing on the platform they like......c'mon now, you're not fooling anyone with that weak ass notion especially if you've been gaming for longer than 3 gens. We KNOW who brings it consistently and we KNOW whos fallen off more than once. My point is its not just about whats there to play at launch... you have to factor in each manufacturers ethos and behavioural traits. I feel my tastes will be catered to for the whole gen because I DIDN'T buy a console just for its launch years. Not so sure about the x1 but that didn't stop me owning its predecessor for its exclusives last gen. I just need more and that was provided. They gave me more choice, higher rated games, a wider variety and more goty's. Each has their stronger points im sure so each to their own.
@Why o Why To each their own says it all, aside from a few outstanding games last gen, 360 had the overall games I gravitate to more, also online focus I think played a huge part, along with controller preference. This gen I suspect ps4 online is much closer to Xbox Live than at least for the better part of last gen. Not every game needs online multi or online modes but I still think sony tends to stray further from online gaming more vs micro, even in some cases where it would make sense, like the Order seems ripe for co-op. I don’t sell my games so I just want a bit more longevity to give me a sense of getting my money's worth but of course a SP game can be awesome without online too. I think last gen I spoiled myself with both but truth be told I gamed 90% on 360. This gen I have no plans yet for ps4 because now with even more responsibilities I just won't get much out of both, I mean I seriously don't get to play Titanfall and Forza5 etc half as much as I would like. Ironicly it just reminds me as I type this on my cell phone yet again just getting home about a hour ago late from work, I want to play but Mrs's has other ideas :) Then the weekend kids want to do stuff, fortunately they all know Sunday is mine!!!
@4sh0w..... lol, tell me about it. Naturally, it seems our responsibilities outside of our hobbies have grown since the start of last gen. I literally have to steal gaming sessions nowadays even though my misses is a gamer. Can't do the late night sessions either but I wasn't too into those anyway (getting old plus earlier starts)... what can I say. Seems one console may actually be enough for many of us this gen and theres nothing wrong with that. You dont have to own every console to be a 'true gamer' we have to share that with being 'true' parents, partners and friends.
Well said bro, well said.
Lol... sure you didn't publish this article? it would explain why you're always first to comment? It is an alright console. With each month, the device get's better thanks to the frequent updates it receives. Future prospects for the console are getting better by the day thanks to the XB team. One thing I think they should consider is allowing 3rd party development of the metro visor/apps... I know it won't happen though! It's hard to imagine how far the consoles will go in the next 5 years. Similarly to the previous gen, nobody could've foreseen the products we have today. Last gen introduced... 4GB< storage, multithreaded CPU's, Component to HDMI, DLNA support, Media Centre Support, Blue Ray, 8 person cross game-chat, apps, games on demand, DLC pushes. Where these console's will go in the future is beyond me. Maybe they'll develop there own type of hybrid SSHD which is big enough to contain the OS on the flash storage? Maybe slim models will incorporate the display port standard allowing people to choose component/HDMI/4K/Thunderbolt/ ? Media centre re-vamp? Cloud is going to be a late bloomer I think, people will get on board eventually... maybe in the future the customer, will be charged a cloud processing subscription? Maybe more online only games? Campaigns filling the game disc and all multiplayer maps downloaded via DLC? To be fair, what is the weakest link in the worldwide gaming industry? Storage? raw processing power? developer expenditure? time contraints? Probably internet bandwidth and wifi standards to be honest. BT and virgin now provide customers with "dual band" modem/router combo's. Providing the previous 2.4GHz and the 5GHz standards.The more stable solution of 5GHz will become the norm and older devices will be rendered obsolete. I suppose the gaming industry can't progress until technology is developed further. Everyone will bosh a few extra features out here and there, but the next-gen experience can only be expanded on once technology has progressed much farther then the present day. Not only does time need to progress long enough for new technologies to be developed, but for them to be commercially viable too. The best is yet to come, I'm not talking about TLOU or MCC... I'm referring to technology that'll really separate this gen from it's predecessor.
Ill buy it when it drops to lets say 150$.
BY that time, the PS4 will be $150-200 bucks too, so if it's gonna be sixes, then who cares?
It was must have from the start. Best launch lineup of games. But it is a must have now going into this holiday. Unrivaled exclusive games this holiday and 2015 is even stronger with great, innovative games such as Quantum Break and classics like Fable and Halo. Games along with unrivaled support for their console with monthly update make the Xbox One a great choice to game on.
I hope QB is released first quater next year. Really hyped for that game and 343i needs to show us some gameplay demo of Halo 5 single player asap. The wait is killing me.
Having the best launch line up (arguably) doesn't make it a must have; well not for me anyway. Maybe I'm going through a gaming lull at the moment, but I've been quite underwhelmed so far with the next-gen consoles (PS4 more so than X1). For me, The Master Chief Collection is the most exciting prospect this year, and that's a collection of games from previous generations. Says it all really. 2015 I hope will be a different story. It certainly looks like the heavy hitters are releasing next year.
The Master Chief Collection being the most exciting prospect does indeed say it all. It's the same with The Last of Us remake on PS4. They are great games and I'm sure I'll be picking them both up but they should be being upstaged by games for this generation.
Yeah if I were to pick a new IP, I'd pick Sunset Overdrive, but other than that...not much. Titanfall was fun but playing on your own gets boring quickly. Hopefully with Destiny around the corner, more of my mates will jump into next-gen sooner so that I actually have people to play.
Quantum Break is innovative? Did they show gameplay already?!
hey jbsleek i notificed your not downpling the xbox one in this thread comparing it to pc. but ps4 is a free for all.
hmm, you mentioned everything expect the part where multiplats underperform @reply Really? That's you response? I should be using a PC to play multiplats???? That's some Microsoft-executive level bullshit arrogance right there.. I point out a issue with your console, and you response is that I shouldn't be looking to get that from your consoles? Well, news flash! I DO buy consoles to play multiplatform games - and that's PRECISELY why I've switched over to PS4 after being Xbox loyal for 10years.
Sure if you buy consoles to play multiplatform games why are you using a console? Of course this is all opinion. I never said it wasn't just expressing why I think Xbox One is a must buy.
Well good for you. I play consoles to play games I can't find anywhere else. I don't buy consoles so I can play games inferior games I can play on better systems. Xbox One has a better holiday lineup in 2014 and 2015 looks even better with games you can't find on other platforms that's why Xbox One is a must have. That doesn't mean other platforms aren't must have...This is an article about Xbox.
@battle torn, seems you are not loyal to xbox, or playstation, you want what plays multiplats better. So when the multiplat gaming is worked out, are you then going to add an xb1 to your set?? Then that way you can also enjoy all those upcoming xb exclusives as well...
@tgunzz No need to doubt my Xbox loyalty! See for yourself; Gamertag: Battle Torn (10years) PSN ID: Battle_Torn (3years) Anyone can see I've played basically everything on Xbox, and only switched to Playstation since November.
@battle torn, so are you going to consider purchasing the xb1 when the multiplat issue is resolved?
@tgunzz I got a X1 already. It is eagerly awaiting Sunset Overdrive and the MC Collection. I've begun a (personal) trend of buying my exclusives digitally, to support 1st party by avoiding used market. The MCC will be digital for sure. As for more, only time will tell. Last gen I stuck strong to X360 based on 3 principles, multiplat superiority, superior gamepad, and superior online. This gen, I have fallen in love with the DS4's grip. (the X1 pad squeaks/creaks constantly while I play, and experienced this on 3 separate controllers) As mentioned, multiplats underperform on X1. And finally, Online stability. This one is a leap of faith. I have to presume that by now the PSN has caught up to XBL. Now that Sony is finally charging for the service (something I always defended for MS, with "you get what you pay for" mentality) hopefully that becomes true.
You sound like a ms ad. None of them games interest me in the slightest. Tlou, bloodborne, the order and uncharted look and sound way better.
Okay so get a PS4 or enjoy your PS4... Never did I say you couldn't. The fact that you had to comment shows you may not be all too comfortable with your purchase.
@JBSleek: I wonder who‘s really comfortable with his/her purchase in this case? Judging by your posts i´d say you’re the one who's a little bit insecure.
Well yeah I bought a ps4 day one and have absolutely no regrets. Got a x1 last week and now I'm wondering why I bothered.
This. Xbox One started strong with the best games and is ending this year with the best games The OS and UI are great, the controller is near perfect, online is awesome Loving this console The PS4 has good specs but so far MS is bringing the better games And the contrast in power is not a Wii to a Xbox 360 like some people want to believe :)
Said like a true fanboy haha
Yet no-one's buying it. Even in their home turf :/
You said all that like it was some sort of fact, but the fact is that it was far from a must-have at the start for most people looking to get a current-gen console, and that hasn't changed yet. Hell, the launch lineup was rated the worst of the three current gen consoles, and its library is both the lowest rated and smallest right now. Your entire comment sounds like it should be a commercial, with that vague sort of praise you only get from PR outlets... Oh, and fanboys.
Yeah well the pc master race is da best,da best hardware, da most exclusives, isn't that what you say in console articles ? Won't da master race be able to get an emulator for the X1 at some point ? Remember how you said a PS3 emulator made da master race a checkmate ? Oh wait I see a pattern, only in articles regarding a certain console.
I thought I recognized you. Aren't u that little [email protected]?!! That pc is the only and true next gen gaming hardware? So what are you doing here? Last time I checked xbox1 is even more underpowered than ps4 and pc. Yet every time there is a ps4 article you re always there to diss the machine. No we know why. next time show your true color.
I thought I recognized you. Aren't u that little [email protected]?!! That pc is the only and true next gen gaming hardware? So what are you doing here? Last time I checked xbox1 is even more underpowered than ps4 and pc. Yet every time there is a ps4 article you re always there to diss the machine. No we know why. next time show your true color. Truefan1 is that you??
achievement achieved = clickbait 10P
Gamingbolt got that one a long time ago. They are making good progress towards the 'Seriously 3.0' of clickbait achievements.
I've been fighting temptation since day one with the Xbox One.. Eventually I'll give in.
Both systems are great and are definitely must owns this generations. I gave my PS4 to my cousin and bought an Xbox One, and have had a blast. I have not touched my Xbox One in atleast 2 months except for the occasional UFC match here and there, I have started playing my 360 again (Gears 3). The next gen is underwhelming at the moment. Both console's will have a lot of must have exclusives that I don't want to miss out of like I did last generation (missed out on most of PS3). I will buy a PS4 early next year to play BloodBorne and others
Having both a PS4 (PSN name: BKaca) and X1 (Gamertag: BKac) I can honestly say that Dead Rising 3 is the best next gen I've played so far. Forget all the good or bad ratings and reviews you've read about that game. Dead Rising 3 is just crazy fun. I'm also ready for The Order 1886, Quantum Break, Uncharted 4, and the newest Gears of War. AAA games for me
The disagrees shows your ps buddies not liking you liking the xb1. They are so insecure that they will diss even other ps owners. I guess losing half the ps2 market share to 360 last gen is still burning in their souls.
From Zero to Must-Have in One Year hmmm... I need to wait for xbox one first year to end, maybe it will became must have :) I own ps4 and PC. Still don't see any must have games on xbox or PS4. Just good-to-have no must-have, PC this year is empty place for my taste. (I have titanfall other hyped shit)
Lol Xbox one is must have now? Evident by its price cuts and free game incentives just to almost sell as must as ps4 in Microsoft's strongest market? Neither console has an extremely strong line up but Microsoft most definitely doesn't have the upper hand with sequels to tired franchises and a collection of recycled games from their only sure cash in aka master cheif collection
Lol recycled games. Makes me wonder sometimes
The most anticipated game for the PS4 right now is The Last of Us...
@Death: Are you talking about yourself or do you talk for everone else? Just wondering since you seem to "know".
@deadi, http://simplyplaystationgam... I would never speak for you or anyone else since it is not my place, but I will speak my mind and have no problem telling you how I feel. The Last of Us has received numerous awards, reviewed extremely well and is at the top of the list of most anticipated games by many. Skank is throwing rocks in a glass house. Slamming microsoft for rehashed games when The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated games on the PS4 is probably a bad idea. It's the whole pot/kettle thing. I didn't think it was very hard to figure out, but I stand corrected.
Must-Have ?! lolz
The XBO is a sleek console. But from zero to must have? That I don't agree on at all. It still is missing a killer exclusive game. It still has way less F2P games. It has way less Indie games. And the overall feedback from developers is that they are making games for PC and PS4. And when every multiplat game will look and run better on a PS4. It's hard to take a article like this serious. That said. The XBO is as mentioned in the start...a sleek console. But from zero to hero? Not quite there yet.
There are actually quite a few people out there that aren't keen on fee to play games. Neither console really needs indie shovelware that uses a fraction of the available resources either. I can't think of anyone that I know that picked up a next gen console to play games that can be played on a PS2/Xbox which almost any indie could.
Still have no reason to own a microsoft console. Most of the games I like are third party and Sonys first party stuff is what I like. But I hope that X1 sales pick up.
It's about preference
Yes it is. But at the same time it's not that black and white. Let's take myself as an example. I love the XBO, I think it's a much better experience with it's OS and how everything is made. The controller I also prefer over the PS4 controller. The PS4 I think is typical Sony with it's boring and stale OS. The controller is good but not as good as the one for XBO. So my preference would say that I would go for a XBO. Well I kinda did..but I got a PS4 also and the PS4 is my main gaming console. Why? I love games...and I love games with as good graphics and performance as I can get out of these little plastic boxes. The selection of games is also why I mainly game on the PS4. There is just much more to pick from... So yes, there is preferences. But it's not that black and white.
Huh, your comment is EXACTLY about preference. I have owned ever Sony console and will get the PS4 down the road, but right now their is nothing that jumps out at me where I need to own that console. Resogun? Killzone? Infamous? Not bad games, but not system sellers either. I preferred Dead Rising III and Titanfall. It's not knocking the PS4, it's a beast of a console, but for the games on the market right now, Xbox One seems to have the most that interest ME. It has nothing to do with "black and white" or a gray area. It's just what you like and what you think would give you the best time for your money. I really think people on this site think too much and dig way too deep about someone wanting the console they don't favor.
I enjoy gaming so much I have always played each and every system if you don't have that luxury just pick one console and have fun. Because their is no point getting into a pissing contest.
I would recommend an X1 to anybody who hasn't picked one up yet, loads of fun to be had imo.
"Must have"? Please.
Would be disappointed if you felt any other way.
Everyone should be able to try out some 792p and be in for the upcoming treat that is dx12 secret sauce made my the two chefs inside MS itself known as Phil Spencer and Major Nelson!!! If you drink enough of the sauce everything is in 1080p - thats the secret!!! You heard it here first!
I wish any one that want to put down a system they must own Both!!! If you don't own both they Not way in heck you know enough bout the one you don't have to talk trash, all you can do is go off what others are saying that most don't own both... It's like voting!!! If you don't vote you can't bitch bout who gets in office!!!!
Neither console is a must have at this point unless the library interests you. PERIOD. If you like Uncharted then you know the PS4 is your must have console. If you like Halo then you will undoubtedly pick up an Xbox One as your console. Just because you think it is/isn't a must have doesn't make it so guys. Step off your self righteous high horse act and realize that your opinion really holds no weight to a lot of others. I mean if you like to spend your time throwing your weight around then cool, whatever floats your boat, but I would much rather spend my time on my console of choice...
still a zero and rendered irrelevant when you drop the price a 100 $ and double your sales and still get outsold by ps4 and wii u. There arent any damage control to fix that.
a must ha...what?!
From now then I take it? It's not been out a year and if they think it's turned around already, no chance, long way to go yet ;)