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I’m Trading My Xbox One for a PS4, and Here’s Why

GottaBeMobile: The Xbox One and PS4 have been out on the market for around eight and nine months, respectively. However, it hasn’t even been a full year yet, and I’m already thinking about switching sides.

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DEEBO718d ago

I have both but most of time is on the ps4. They are bringing out the better games and multiplatform games are better on it.

But i wouldn't trade my x1 for a ps4 or ps4 for a x1.

Own both(if you can)is really the best option.

equal_youth718d ago

also you can stay out of this pathetic debacle that is called the console war. i don't like my x1 as much as my ps4 for obvious reasons and to speak after ms wants me to is just not my thing.

XStation718d ago

Those "obvious reasons" are probably not good reasons..

afterMoth718d ago

Main reason, caring about games instead of skype. The best gaming experiences are on the PS4.

Now if you want to skype with your Russian mail order bride then get an Xbox One, or PC or one of the many other devices that do skype.

Rocky5718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

@afterMoth
See when you have Skype & playing a game with your cousin or mates & you score or kill them its so much more satisfying seeing their face & giving them the finger shouting YEAH!!!!! up yours lol

immature but hey we're in the game to win.

What I'm saying is dont bitch about a feature the competition doesn't have, once you have it its hard to not go back.

In the end it's our opinion & were all entitled to it, but actively downplaying a feature that can also improve your gaming experience is wrong.

CloudRap718d ago

Its a fact that no one had more fun on the same game on ps4 than on x1 the only real advantage is a few pixels. Xb1 still has the more streamlined OS and a slightly (ds4 is fantastic too) controller. For me this fall its Halo MCC/AW on X1, and GTA5/Destiny on PS4. Both are great all of you idiots bashing it probably have never even used one the only people who can really comment are those who own both. Get on my level you brokeass fanboys.

abzdiine718d ago

I have wii u and ps4. Dont see how 2 "similar" consoles can be the best option.

equal_youth718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

mainly to play the best of the best what mostly means exclusives like uncharted or sunset overdrive or quantum break. thats how it goes for me. maybe the halo collection to play all this glorious maps in split screen with friends.

edit: @ redwin: i agree on the article

redwin718d ago

I also have them both and I prefer my Xbox but I wouldn't sell my ps4. I think thi website neede some hits. This kind of article is like showing nudity in a bad B movie. Ridiculous reasons is all he can come up with. He threw a Hail Mary with thia "blog", it sounds desperate. If the ps4 had GT and he gave the reasons he gave, perhaps I would have believed him but he there is no GT otherwise I would have bough it. This guy is not even a gamer. He gave no specifics about the games everything he said was generic, car and tracks numbers and explained no distinctions between the Xbox One and the PS4. This guys argument holds no water .

PurpleDragon96718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

@Rocky5

Not a big fan of having the screen space for the game shrink and prefer to do this on a secondary screen, and PS4 users can still do just that with skype on a phone, tablet, or laptop. Hardly a must have feature, or even a particularly convenient one at that.

AngelicIceDiamond718d ago

He says hes not interested in X1 games because hes a sports game fan and PS4 has MLB series that he likes plus he thinks GT series is better.

That's how he feels and I respect that.

game On.

donthate718d ago

I am on Xbox One more, mostly because I like to play Titanfall, and the online is better.

Dedicated servers on Titanfall, but P2P on KillZone. Titanfall is more fun anyhow. Now that I got EA Access, I suspect this will continue.

Practically everything the PS4 has, the Xbox One does, or does better.

I don't play indie games, so that leaves a lot to be desired on PS4 (and Xbox One, just less).

That said, I am expecting great things to come to both soon!

XBLSkull718d ago

I also own both but am on the Xbox way more than my PS4. Literally the first time I've had my PS4 on since February is when last of us remaster came out last week, thats about 6 months that I really didn't need to own my PS4. Everything is just done better on the Xbox, minus a few framerate/resolution discrepancies.

bandit905718d ago

i disagree with @aftermoth, the best gaming experience isnt on a ps4 lmao, what are you smoking...but anyways, i use my x1 for the social/ steaming features and the exclusives, but for the
"best gaming experience" higher res,fps, and community mods i use a pc for that

sonarus718d ago

@Bandit.
I never really understood the logic of pc has most superior graphics and gaming experience therefore i would rather have Xbox. If you feel pc has most superior gaming experience then why don't you just play all your games on pc. Why not play Titanfall on pc and all the other ps4 games that are on pc? Why even bother with a console?

bennissimo718d ago

I played the heck out of Guacamelee over the last two weeks, and I'm getting back into Titanfall.

Prior to that, I was all over my PS4.

Having both consoles to satisfy the gaming itch is a far, far superior solution.

BattleAxe718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

If you've already spent the money on an Xbox One, then stick with it. PS4 doesn't have much more to offer over Xbox One at this point anyway. I also highly doubt that Phil Spencer is going to sit idly by, and let Sony dominate the console space unchallenged.

I predict that this whole thing with EA, and Sony's public denouncing of EA Access will not go over well. This probably goes back to when EA announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft at E3 2013. And I'm sure that EA making Titanfall an Xbox One Exclusive didn't sit well with Sony either.

Basically, I think that there is more going on behind the scenes between Microsoft and EA. Not only do I think that Titanfall 2 will be an Xbox One exclusive, but I believe that they will announce another big IP as an exclusive also. This could potentially turn the tide in Microsoft's favour in a big way. This is all speculation, but I think that E3 will be full of surprises next year. This industry is waiting and ready for a major re-shuffle.

UltraNova717d ago

Reading through this opinion piece you can get a pretty good picture as to how different people see things from each other...

For me its the story driven single player games that steal the show, that is why I prefer the Playstation platform (that is while we still get SP games..).

Utalkin2me717d ago

Multiplatform games say hi, and i don't have to say anything else.

MazzingerZ717d ago

I would keep it, there will always be good games to play on both, play the best of the best, rather than pretend to be hyped for certain games just because there's no more to play.

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PinkCrocodile75718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

I don't understand the point of this article.

If the author wants to trade in his X1 for a PS4.. Great!, but why should I care?

He's made a statement, his decision is clear. The article would spike a better debate is he phrased it as a question instead.

This is worse than Jeremy Kyle or "Don't touch me you poor person" Oprah!

So he wants rid.. Fine... So what?

Nicaragua718d ago

Jeez, its not that complicated - he simply decided to write about his choice.

Clearly people are reading the article and commenting on it, so its not like he did something completely mental or without justification.

Writers write stuff, crazy but true.

nicksetzer1718d ago

@nicaragua no he wrote it to incite a fanboy war and get hits. There is no real reason anyone should care what he does otherwise.

xHeavYx718d ago

@Pink
If you don't care, why read the article and comment?

BillmadeAGate718d ago

I'm gonna have to agree with @nicksetzer this article is like most trash on n4g.. flamebait

rawz718d ago

So would you answer the question now - what are you doing in this article, what are you doing in N4G?

I agree that the article titles can be misleading sometimes. Although after regularly reading N4G it's not hard to spot a decent article.

Just because you don't like what you read, doesn't make the article trash.

mcarsehat718d ago

I'm trading in my interest for sympathy towards the twonk that is trading in a £450 console for about £150.

PinkCrocodile75717d ago

@heavy and @raw

I stupidly thought there may be some insight into choice or that it would be some genuine form of journalism and maybe, just maybe he would phrase the arguement in question form so a sensible debate could come from it.

However after reading it I realised that he was just writing an opinion piece.

I suggest that N4G should shove a banner over the image of these pieces saying "opinion" so that I, and many others can avoid them.

It's a bit like watching telly. 90% sh!te and 10% interesting news.

Utalkin2me717d ago

@nicksetzer1

You read it and commented, accomplished. Otherwise do not.

memots717d ago (Edited 717d ago )

i traded my xbo for a ps4 and a single fok was given.... except for the 200+ comments here ...,ooooh the irony

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RosweeSon718d ago

Generally I'd agree having always owned more than one console but currently owning a 360 and a wii u, 3DS ps3/4 and a vita i just don't have time for another console, besides retiring my xbox in next week or 2 good ran out a whole back so just gonna enjoy some quality and cheap gaming on ps3/4 free games every month since launch (on ps4 anyway) winner, I'm not fully writing the xbox one off but as you say better games are on ps4 the multiplatform games are constantly looking better on ps4 over xbox one I'd rather get a PC at the moment and that's saying something, not gonna happen but that's the same as xbox one not buying one this year and I'll be suprised if I get one next year either maybe treat myself for Christmas 2015 but yeah no rush nothing says buy me for more money than the better ps4 where you'll get free games every month sure xbox one do this now but it's all an after thought and only being done to keep up with the Jones' competition, I'll wait for another price cut (maybe even another as there will likely be one this year) but nah not even considering it for over £349 without kinect no thanks, don't really want kinect but when I could have bought an xbox one with titanfall and kinect for barely £350/380 the new kinect less model is well over prices, sub £299 possibly but I'll wait til it's nearer £200/250 with a game or 2 free,, look at the very original xbox they reduced it massively redesigned the controller and chucked in 3 of the best games, yeah think ill wait this out on microsoft's next gen Attempt, I say attempt as if your previous console can do 90% of your features but better than your newer more technical next gen console then something clearly doesn't add up, I haven't seen anything since last year when the consoles were revealed that says Microsoft are trying hard, trying sure but hard not really, they offer free games now, wow sony have only been doing that for a couple of years, Microsoft are such blatant rip offs I'm suprised they get away with it.

Dontworrybhappy718d ago

Holy hell dude! I thought you said you didn't have enough time, but just look at those phat ass walls of text!? Holy crap!

Mega24718d ago

Fanboys are going to be fanboys, do anything to start a cyber fight. Keyboard warriors are like that.

RosweeSon718d ago

Why's everything a fight cant people just not have a conversation even if it's long winded just seems to take a looooong time for stuff to get through to some people (clearly biased fanboys?) Just because people's views are not the same as your own doesn't mean it's a personal challenge or they are slating your console it's just their person opinion in this case mine, I said myself I'm not writing the xbox off ( I think they may have a few £/€/$ in reserve) but it doesn't mean I'm starting a fight I'm just trying to get people to not be so blind with certain companies as they enjoy them so much, nothing wrong with that but when it's making you biased and willing to take any rubbish they throw at you that's a bit of a worry I'm just trying to save some people some cash help people make informed decisions as I've been gaming on every platform under the sun for over 25 years, and yes I've played my mates xbox one but when he's saying he's my overly impressed and my other xbox one mate is paying me to borrow my ps4 for a week think that says something, that and even the American people who you would think would be biased towards an American based games console again nothing wrong with supporting your own country but even they are not overly keen on xbox one hence why there's a massive shift and they are all buying ps4's if the Americans don't want xbox one when they get all the bells and whistles ,extra features than most in different regions) the why would I want one, granted I didn't just buy the ps4 because Americans were and everybody I else I bought because I wanted one so i got one, on launch day as I was happy with with they were offering and more importantly showing us of their future for the platform, im more happy in trusting sony over Microsoft and that's saying something coming from the ps 1/2 days

I will just repeat I am not fighting anyone just simply saying that shop around check out the competition what's the worst the could happen you might enjoy it, games are great on various different systems but xbox one is not up to scratch currently and to be honest I don't even know what they have planned other than releasing a white console, that will sort out this whole xbox fiasco, a new colour, nice one, at the least they've got there priorities sorted how can we pull the wool over everyone's eyes?? Hmmm you've already had a price cut one xbox one what more do you want from them before people will accept xbox one is just not as good a console as promised as ps4 while maybe not right this second but in the very best future and even now I'd say it's a much better system it's cheaper and I've been getting free games since launch day, not waiting for the next price cut as microsoft will likely have another one in time for Christmas if not very early 2015, hey ho I'll be busy on my ps4 not taking you outside to kick your face in, it's not my style I'm a bit more civilised and just have a conversation , yeah conversation not argument or personal attack.

TardcoreGamer718d ago

Does the x1's controller make your hands cramp up? or is it just me.
I own all controllers btw (xb360 ds3 ds4)and recently purchased the x1 and I'm having trouble with hand cramps when using it for extended periods. An otherwise great controller.

TardcoreGamer718d ago

for clarification, I didn't buy the Xbox One console. Just the controller itself.

jnemesh718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

I didn't buy an X1 or the controller, but I played with the console on display at the local Fred Meyer. My impression was that it was MUCH LESS comfortable to use than the 360 controller. I also noticed that if you shook the controller, the triggers and/or bumper buttons actually rattled because they weren't tightly fitted!

The construction of the controller felt cheap to me. I also disliked the glossy finish on the triggers and bumpers...in short, it just didn't feel "right".

Conversely, my DS4 feels like a revelation! The D-pad is FINALLY a good one, very responsive, with a definite "click" feeling when you press down. I don't get the thumb fatigue I did with either the DS3 or 360 controller when using the D-pad on the DS4.

Also, the analog sticks feel tighter and more precise. I am not having the peeling issue that some are complaining about, either. The triggers feel tight, and I love both the shape and the texture of the triggers and bumpers.

The angle and size of the handgrips has changed too. They are wider apart, as are the analog sticks...I no longer hit my thumbs together when playing dual stick shooters...and the grips fit my larger size hands nicely.

The touchpad is a very nice addition as well...ESPECIALLY for text input. I am hoping more games start supporting it, as it really expands the number of inputs available on the controller!

In fact, my only real gripes are fairly minor. One, I wish the batter life was better...not a huge deal to me, because I am close enough where I can just plug in if the battery gets low...but a concern for others, I am sure...and the size and positioning of the "Share" and "Options" buttons make them harder to find.

Overall, though, I think this is the best controller I have used to date, and I am VERY happy with it!

Magicite718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

Not everyone can afford both just yet. Hell, not everyone can afford even a single.

danny818718d ago

im trading my ps4 for the xbox one. Only because im gonna get the white ps4 in the holidays. I think both systems are really good, idk why xbox gets so much hate

chrisarsenalsavart718d ago

Love my ps4 to death but I m really enjoying my x1 and WIIU. I can understand why not everyone can afford that but some fanboys should try that just to remove that mind control that a brand has over them.

XxExacutionerxX718d ago

I would love to use the Xbox One controller on the PS4. I'm sorry but the PS4 controller didnt win this gen for me.

DeadlyOreo718d ago

Why are you apologising? The PS4 controller did win it this gen for me.

Opinions are fun.

TheRedButterfly718d ago

X360 > XO > DS4 > Wii U Gamepad > Wii Wand > DS3

I could go on, but I don't feel like going all the way back to the NES, so I'll stop at 7th gen.

ramiuk1718d ago

i still cant think of a reason for a xb1 yet,i thought i wanted titanfall but after playing it for while i was bored and DR3 etc not my kind of thing and although they changed Top guy ,i still think MS is unsurre of there direction.

My ps4 will never be sold or swapped for what is imo by far inferior.
sunset overdrive looks fun but not £350 fun

chrisarsenalsavart718d ago

X1 is not that inferior. Great games are coming for it.
Some people here think x1 is as powerful as a WIIU. After playing RYSE I knew that machine means business.
I still think ps4 is more powerful but that never been the main factor in console gaming
Ex :ps2<GameCube<x1
And guess which one had the best game library?

BallsEye718d ago

I have both as well (waiting for nerdstalker Ps4marksthespotnotx to diss me n say photos of my consoles I showed are made at friend's place..) but I do spend most of time on XO. Just preffer the game choice there. Having lot's of fun still in Dead Rising, Titanfall, Project Spark, Ryse MP and some Forza. I just keep on playing these games. My ps4 stays untouched since I've finished KZ2 (except there's only infamous from AAA exclusives and it's just not my kind of game). It comes down to preference.

As for the article...who the F cares that you trade in your XO?! Who approve this kind of garbage articles? This is NEWS for gamers. NEWS! DO we need a crap opinion article every day about how bad XO is? Let the disagrees begin. Not suprised at all.

AngelicIceDiamond718d ago

Apparently this is waay more than announcing King Of Wushu MMO coming to X1. To further expand the X1 game library.

Or Diablo III hitting 1080p on X1 since 1080p is still the most important thing on earth to gaming to allot of people still.

Like I stated above I respect the guys decision but this piece is no different than going to a personal blog and reading all the same reasons.

ziggurcat717d ago

"My ps4 stays untouched since I've finished KZ2 except there's only infamous from AAA exclusives and it's just not my kind of game)."

killzone 2 is on PS4, now? that's proof right there that you don't actually own a PS4. something also tells me that it doesn't matter what game is out on PS4, you would still say that it's not "your kind of game."

"who the F cares that you trade in your XO?!"

would you say the same thing if it was the other way around? i doubt you would.

"DO we need a crap opinion article every day about how bad XO is?"

if you actually read the article, the author's reasons are because of the games (he prefers sports games, and there's not enough of them on xbone *for him*), not the actual console. the author doesn't say anything along the lines of the xbone being bad at all.

N8718d ago

I have both as well. My friend has an x1 and said he has nothing to play. I told him to get a ps4 and he looked at me like I had two heads. Some people are just one console gamers.

JustInTlME718d ago

Like DEESO says, just own both... thats the best solution. I have like every console, including mutliples of each.....just save money. I'm not at all rich, haha.

Pogmathoin718d ago

Deebo, well said, I own both, and still use 360/PS3 more..... I play games, not participate in some 'war' for obsessive depraved fanboys.

smellslikeralph718d ago

Love both my ps4/x1. These stupid console wars are getting old

ITPython718d ago

The only reason I would even fork over the cash to buy a XB1 is for the exclusives. But it would need a LOT of them, as the PS4 is the console to play multiplats on so the XB1's exclusives are the only selling point for me.

So far there is not a single released XB1 exclusive that interests me, and by the time 2016 rolls around there MIGHT be 2 or 3, maybe. But it's going to need a lot more than that to make me a convert, at least 10-15 and a console price of around $300 is where it becomes something that is worth the purchase for me.

Syntax-Error718d ago

Well i'm trading in my PS4 to get my money back because THERES NO NEXT GEN GAMES coming out until 2015. I didnt buy a NEXT GEN CONSOLE to play last gen remasters. Why release NEXT GEN consoles in 2013 when there's no games in 2014?

MightyNoX717d ago

Not really. The Xbox 360 had true exclusives that would not wind up on the PC.

The Bone keeps bleeding exclusives over to either the PC or the Ps4 (see Titanfall), it's simply not a worthy investment.

Plus, now that consoles need a subcription, you'll see less and less multi-console owners.

PS4+PC
PS4+Wii U
Wii U + PC

Any of those would be a winning combination for this gen.

RedDevils717d ago

The best option is a PS4 and PC combo

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gamer1138718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

This would be the worst time to trade in. Why not wait till SSOD, Forza and Halo MCC have come out. Play them to death then if you really feel the need to get rid of the xbox one, do it in febuary towards a PS4 with The Order.

Also, the guy comparing GT to Forza and saying GT has never been bigger. I'm pretty sure recent figures showed GT6 was the worst performing GT in many years. As for the number of cars...sure if you want o be racing in PS2 level models. In fact, why has he even brought up GT? It's not on PS4!

The guy in the comments section sums it up. The author is bored and thinks the grass will be greener.

mochachino718d ago

Article said he's mostly likes sports games and likes the PS4 controller better. He's a not a big fan of Halo.

To each their own but if he's just playing multiplats and likes the DS4 better there's no reason to keep an xone.

My question is why didn't he just get an PS4 at first, probably was a loyal 360 owner and didn't really think about.

Immorals718d ago

Real question is why upgrade your console for sports games? The difference is minimal, and you can use the ds4 on a ps3

ChuckTheIceMan718d ago

I don't know how anyone could like the ds4 over the xb1 controller. Honestly I like my xbox one, I use for TV, some games like Titanfall and I'll play halo 5, maybe a few others. But most of my multiplatform games will be played on the ps4 as most of the people I play with only own a ps4. If more of my friends played on xb1 I might play some multiplatforms on the xb1. The big gripe I have about the ps4 is the controller. The grips on the first gen controllers are eroding where your thumb sits the most and on both the newer and older they are way too slippery! Also the L3 and R3 click actions on the DS4 are not as good as the xb1, they feel a little spongy in comparison, and the triggers on the xb1 controller are much better. Don't even get me started on battery life! This is my opinion of course and we all know about opinions, however I played the destiny beta on both systems and I would love to be able to use my xb1 controller on the ps4 instead of the DS4.

Dinkis718d ago

@captaincool31 idk why all the disagrees. All of my friends ps4 control sticks have the rubber coming right off it. I some cases only 2 months of playing it. http://www.playstationlifes...

Magnes718d ago

@immorals Sony added the ability to use the DS4 on ps3

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Chevalier718d ago

Even if GT6 is the worst selling it still outsold the both Forza 5 and Forza Horizon. Also if you look at the trends Forza 3 had more sales then Forza 4 did and Forza Horizon sold only a third of what Forza 4 did. Other then the high point of Forza 3 it's dropped drastically in sales from game to game.

memots717d ago

gt6 is a great game, it simply came out a year to late. Ps4 was out and on everyones mind.

spicelicka718d ago

Why the hell do we care what this is doing with his gaming systems? Like seriously what makes his decision so important that we need to read an article on it.

HaydenJameSmith718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

Yeah exactly, there is very little on the PS4 that interests me (in my opinion) so I prefer X1. I own both for the record but the point is everyone is different, this guys opinion piece has little relevance to us and our choices in what consoles to buy... so I don't know why it has been approved. No one cares.

Magnes718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

Why do we care you perfer xb1 over ps4 but you commented anyway. So your opinion is valid his isn't . The fact you don't like the article means the rest of us arent allowed to read it. By all means dismiss me too and anything else you don't feel is valid.