550°
Submitted by Broll 126d ago | opinion piece

Why Aren’t Xbox Fans Tired of Being Second Best?

CCC Says: "People have accused me of being a shameless Sony fanboy. The vitriol I’ve exposed for Microsoft and the Xbox brand (specifically regarding their recent next-gen endeavors) has been well documented on the site for the last year now. As a result, I’ve been labeled a shill for Sony. It’s clear my apparent lack of journalistic integrity or an objective opinion is the reason behind me being THIS down on our little green and black friend (obviously because I have a hidden agenda against it). Alas, my motivations I’ve worked so diligently to keep secret have finally been lay bare for all the world to see. My true colors have been revealed, as it turns out I truly do bleed pure PlayStation blue. All hail to the Sony motherland!" (Xbox One)

« 1 2 3 »
aviator189  +   126d ago | Well said
Sigh...
I really wish people would stop writing stuff like this.

Just play on the console you want and get on with it. Why try to defend your purchase or make players of another platform feel inferior?

Anyways, I anticipate I'll be getting a good amount of dislikes for saying this, but whatever.

Edit: ok, I read it. Still doesn't change the way I feel about it as the overall message post the sarcasm portion is the same.
#1 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(161) | Disagree(33) | Report | Reply
Neonridr  +   126d ago | Well said
didn't you know? That is how you make yourself cool. By telling an Xbox fan that they are dumb for choosing a console that caters to their specific tastes. Or vice versa..

I mean how can I trust that you will choose what is appropriate for you when I could just tell you straight up what to buy? I know you better than you know yourself right?

;)
Army_of_Darkness  +   126d ago
Ahahaha! Omg, that title just killed me LOL!
nicksetzer1  +   126d ago
Regardless, if it is actually "sarcasm" or if he just uses the word sarcasm to remove his responsibility of what he writes, why would anyone (other than investors) care what place a console is in? Or care how many sales? All I care about is that that number is enough to allow continued support from that manufacturer.

As long as Sony, (ps4) MS, (XB1) and nintendo (WII U) are happy with their sales and continue to produce amazing content and services, I could care less if that number is 1 or 100 million. I surely wouldn't base my purchase on sales #'s....
strangeaeon  +   126d ago
See, that is the difference between an Xbox fan and a Sony fan, Xbox fans could not care less what brand you choose, but Sony fans are always out to preach and convert. Never saw so many people on a high horse about a gaming console. And this goes for EVERY generation of the Playstation brand.
fr0sty  +   126d ago
I got a good laugh from that title. I dunno, maybe they're busy playing games?
mikeslemonade  +   126d ago
Nintendo and MS are 3rd place. Can you really name a system 2nd place if they are outsold several times over. It's gonna be 3:1 or more by the end of the generation.
PONTIAC08G8GT  +   126d ago | Well said
I just don't know why people care what someone else spends their money on. It's a video game console. I buy an X1 cause I like the exclusives, the controller, UI, Live, and most of my friends are on it. Is it less powerful than PS4? Yea, but doesn't diminish how fun it is and isn't that why you buy a console? To play games and have fun.
Double Toasted  +   126d ago
I look at the picture for this article and wonder why anyone would do such a thing, its baffling to me...and Sony too :P
IndoAssassin  +   126d ago
@nicksetzer

Yet you yourself question why people buy ps4's.
ArmrdChaos  +   126d ago
It's the usual man-child behavior...whether it's consoles, sports, or anything else where contention can be created. It's nothing more than the socially inept screaming for the attention no one is willing to give them in the real world. Their incapable of standing tall on their own so they knock everyone else down to feel taller. Sad really.
Eonjay  +   126d ago
This commentary is not relevant because the Xbox One is 3rd best. Nintendo is still in second.
sonarus  +   126d ago
nintendo doesn't count eonjay.
Why o why  +   126d ago
strangeaeon

Blinkered much
XBLSkull  +   126d ago
Xbox has come in last place for the first two systems under it's belt. That has not stopped them from having the best console for those generations.

The day I bought a Xbox, I never again touched my PS2.

I bought a 360 and must have bought 70+ games for it. My PS3? 4 games, though it found great use as a media center for my bedroom.

Xbox One is a truly next generation device. I've bought 10 games for it. I use it multiple hours a day, every day - sometimes gaming, other times for TV/media. PS4, I only own 2 games, and since I got it in February I'd say it's gotten 20 hours of usage.

So sorry to whomever wrote this article. Sony has been taking second place for 15 years in my house.
#1.1.13 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(26) | Disagree(23) | Report
ShinMaster  +   126d ago
TL;DR

Is this about sales? If so, isn't Xbox technically coming in third/last? Behind PS3 and Wii and now PS4 and Wii U.

If not, then nvm...
#1.1.14 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(4) | Report
nicksetzer1  +   126d ago
@indo hmm, you claim I question why people buy a PS4, yet I have had one since release, as well as xb1... not to mention not a single time have I said/suggested someone not buy a PS4.

However, making up things is the easier route, so not surprised that's the one you took...
#1.1.15 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(6) | Report
sonarus  +   126d ago
@Those saying the difference between xbox fanboys and ps fanboys is "insert random imaginary reason". The only difference between fanboys is the team they are fanboying for. Fanboys use irrational logic to convince themselves they made the right purchase. $400 to $500 is a lot of money and nobody wants to feel like they spent the money unwisely.

Truth is your console is your personal purchase and its there to entertain you. The more time you spend on n4g arguing with fanboys the less you can enjoy your console making you even more irrational
UltimateMaster  +   125d ago
Second best? Did they forget PC?
It's a third-wheel if you ask me...
iamnsuperman  +   126d ago
One question comes to mind is why comment if your not going to read it

Secondly if you had read it he was saying that first part (description) is him being sarcastic.

I feel the last part is the most interesting part of this entire article. I know Microsoft got hit hard by the fact that the tv aspect and the kinect didn't take off as planned but they need something else. Playstation is expanding (VR, media box, streaming service) and Xbox needs to start doing the same
#1.2 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(12) | Disagree(36) | Report | Reply
Gunstar75  +   126d ago
I didn't read it because I refuse to be click-bait.
Muzikguy  +   126d ago
People comment without reading to get the first comment, you should know that by now :) Also, when you have a click bait title like that, that's trying to instill a feeling inside a person, you're bound to get an instant reaction whether it be good or bad
MrKrispy  +   126d ago
But the problem with ms doing VR , streaming etc is that people will then say "Oh look ms can't come up with ideas themselves so they steal ideas from others like they always do " which has been said in the past
iamnsuperman  +   126d ago
@MrKrispy

I see your point but I think it doesn't really matter at this stage. Microsoft has to watch VR very carefully as reacting to it might not work (like it hasn't with their mobile OS). Streaming needs to be a top priority for them. I can see Sony, in the near future, making remote play work for phones and tablets an/or other devices. They also need to not allow Sony to establish their streaming service. PS Now has problems now but it could have a great reach in the future. Also Microsoft needs to get into the set top box game. Apple and Google are there already and now so is Sony. In a way they would be reacting but the reaction is before it becomes to late.

At this point in time it doesn't matter what people will say they need to do it or at least show they are thinking that way
#1.2.4 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(11) | Report
AngelicIceDiamond  +   126d ago
PlayStation is expanding (VR, media box, streaming service) and Xbox needs to start doing the same"

MS attempted a those things but as usual people complained and cried about it.

Don Mattrick would end Xbox. The fans ran him out of office. (Thank God)

They shut down MS Entertainment studio all for the sake of gaming because people are crying about MS none game focus once again.

They got rid of Kinect because it wasn't taking off as planned and people don't care for Kinect games anymore. Plus Kinect wasn't hardcore focused big backlash from that. So Kinect's almost out of the picture.

Now that MS cut everything that casual or none gaming MS partners with CD to make ROTTR exclusive, or timed rather. MS renewed game focused comes into play.

People complained and MS wants to steal games instead of making there own in which they are (brand new LXP studio) people underestimated Phil's dedication to games. Now certain ppl are want Phil out of office. (Lol not gonna happen, ever)

I mean shit man what do you want from MS? What do you want them to do? What does all the naysayers want from this company?

MS has tried expanding the Xbox brand but people complain and cry aaaalllll day long until MS backtracks.

People have NO clue what they want not even the slightest. The funny thing is the people who don't know what they want from MS, don't even own the damn console!

LOL!
#1.2.5 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(20) | Disagree(15) | Report
Evilsnuggle  +   126d ago
As a OG Xbox and 360 and ex Microsoft fan . I can say I understand the points that the article was trying to make.

The arthur feel like you feel when you're favorite sports team is having a bad season. It doesn't stop you from loving your team. But it doesn't also help when you are embarrassed by the season that they are having .

If you buy a game system because you like the exclusive on that console. That is a very valid reason for your purchase.

Xbox gamers need to stop being so defensive. And stop down playing the power advantage that PS4 has over X1 . People who by a X1 don't buy it because it's the most powerful system. No they buy X1 because of the exclusive that they want to play is on x1.

Gunstar75@
"Fanboys don't love their console, they just hate yours" dude that is so weak xbox fan please stop this woe is me crap.
That's not what fanboyism is. Fanboyism is when you can't acept the truth about a product or company. That fan boys become emotionally attached to. Or when you make excuses for a band or company no matter the circumstance.

Not everyone is out to get X1 or Microsoft. Psst
#1.2.6 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(17) | Report
darthv72  +   126d ago
@snuggle, so being a fan of the original as well as the 360...what turned you off about the X1? it too will have exclusives to play just as the original and 360 had.

you dont just give up on a console overnight just as you dont give up on a sports team if they are having a bad season. when you are a fan, you are a fan for life (seems to be the case for sports teams at least).

you take the good with the bad. And people who are fans of one system can criticize it and still be fans of it. its the criticism by those who arent even interested that tends to get really out of hand. And for what? if you arent interested then wouldnt it be fair to just move on?

Or do you think that a constant barrage of insulting comments about a platform, game or its fans is warranted? there used to be respect among gamers because we were all in the same hobby for the same reason.

We like having fun playing games. didnt matter the game or the system because you saw the other person as a kindred spirit.

Every new gen it makes me wish i could go back to the way it was. simpler times where you just played games and didnt argue unless it was over whos turn it was.
DefenderOfDoom2  +   126d ago
ah , imagine not being the best from the year 1919 till the year 2003! RED SOX was the best in 2004 , but it was still fun for RED SOX fans for those 84 years!!
SilentNegotiator  +   126d ago
I'm getting sick of this clickbait garbage. "Oh, I'll make a stupid title and opening paragraph to get people to click and then I'll just say 'LOL JK GUIS' and it will be a perfectly legitimate, ethical article."

Reported as "lame"
#1.2.9 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report
UltraNova  +   126d ago
@darthv72

I appreciate the thought you put into that comment but dude I've been gaming along with many friends long long before the internet days (where fanboyism exploded) and let me tell you the SNES vs Sega megadrive fanboy wars were just as fierce/passionate as they are now! Keep in mind that back then it was face to face and not anonymously behind a screen!

So in the sake of a good discussion what and how were those simpler days you are referring to?
#1.2.10 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report
Gunstar75  +   126d ago
Fanboys don't love their console, they just hate yours.

I love my Xbox one and my two favourite games can't be purchased on the PS4. Whilst I will buy a PS4 eventually, I've chosen not to get one yet as there isn't anything I really want to play on it.... yet!

Completely agree that these articles are getting very tiresome.
Pogmathoin  +   126d ago
Totally understand the piece, but the irony is the fact that it is posted here, on N4G.... Of all places...... Where 99.9% read the headline only, and go full nuclear......
700p   126d ago | Trolling | show
tyler01durden77  +   126d ago
i agree. just play the games. get both if you can afford it, play all the exclusives and wonder why the teenagers argue about their preferred system. they're the fu@king same thing
ABizzel1  +   126d ago
FLAMEBAIT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR for that title alone, lol.

As for responding to the actual article, at this point that what the XBO feels like to many consumers. The entire first year of the XBO has been damage control and fixing all the problems caused by the reveal. The last major thing they need to do is have their full worldwide launch, and they'll finally be pass all the problems that plagued their console.

2015 needs to be the year the XBO comes out swinging.

*They need to make sure they're first to cut price out of the 3 consoles. $349, by March has to happen to scoop up all that tax money. More importantly it needs to happened, because MS can't "win" when their console is the same price as Sony's.

*They need to make sure they have a strong line-up of "EXCLUSIVE FIRST PARTY, AKA NOT GOING TO OTHER PLATFORM" games, and a well rounded library of games for the entire year.

*They need an amazing E3 with Halo 5, Gears of War, Forza 6 (looking Next-gen), Crackdown 3, and Quantum Break as their big guns. They need to show some amazing exclusives for 2016, and a well rounded 3rd party line-up for the rest of 2015 and early 2016.

*Improve XBL. XBL was another reason the 360 did so well from the start against the PS3. As of now PSN and XBL are overall comparable services regardless of what people want you to believe. MS needs to undoubtably take back the crown of best online service.

*Take risk and chances. MS has passed on many games they deemed too risky, or unsure of and most of those games ended up on PlayStation and became hits. Sometime a big risk can lead to huge rewards, but just make sure it's a calculated risk. This can also play into how you sell the XBO. HDMI-In was a big bullet point for them, so use it as a promotion to get cable providers to sell the XBO at a subsidized price. This will get more boxes into homes, where you can make more money on XBL and software, and it's the only way you're going to have a chance of catching the PS4.

So overall lower price (must be lower than PS4 always), Games (AAA + diversity), Future Content (games & apps), XBL (improvements), and taking chances (subsidize) are what will get the XBO out of it's rut and compete with the PS4.

Edit

And look at all the people commenting, who obviously didn't read anything but look at the picture and read the headline....maybe the paragraph.

This is about what can the XBO do to change it's current sales position, the beginning and headline are sarcasm.
#1.7 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(12) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
dmitrijs88  +   126d ago
2nd best or 2nd worst?
MetalGearCrash   126d ago | Spam
Visiblemarc  +   126d ago
I'll up the ante...

I miss when gaming news was previews and tech features.

News of all kinds has gone down the drain. The TMZ-ification of information distribution sucks in general, but it makes so damn little sense in this realm.

This industry needs a reboot.
memots  +   126d ago
If they do a reboot, Ms will time exclusive the sequel :P
nunley33  +   126d ago
Flaimbait if there ever was any. I resisted the urge to tweet this out,even if i agree with most of what it said.WiiU is 2nd place so XBONE is actually in third. it's like kicking a dead horse now doing these articles.
s8anicslayer  +   126d ago
As a true gamer I can say PS4 is my peanut butter and X1 is my jelly, it just tastes better together!
ThePope  +   126d ago
Amen brother!
otherZinc  +   126d ago
@Jason Messer, Author

You are a SONY fanboy:let me explain;

XBOX ONE owners know the best AAA exclusives are on the XBOX ONE.

Forza Motorsport 5; PS4 has no =.
Drive Club has 1 feature; Clubs; Forza Horizon 2 has 1,000+ Clubs! Drive Club was garbage last year & will be the same garbage featureless game this year..

Halo Master Chief Collection is going to overwhelm the overrated, no Campaign Co-op, Exactly the same game as the PS3 version.

XBOX ONE fans ask, why is Killzone Shadow Fall not Campaign Co-op. When Halo does all that in 4 player Campaign Co-op.

Sony fans trash TitanFall, when it destroys ALL PS4 exclusives in Gameplay & sales.

Knack?
Infamous Second Son?
I mean, Little Big Planet 3?

Garbage... and there's much more!
#1.13 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(6) | Report | Reply
r1sh12  +   126d ago
Agree 100%
The stupid question is like asking COD players why they arent tired of playing the same game every year when a new release comes out..?
Its the same build, just different maps and weapons.

Just let it go.
BallsEye  +   126d ago
people writing this are actually butthurt fanboys of competitors camps (in this case ps4 camp) who are trying to justify their purchase, and have too much time cause they need to wait to 2015 for games. Cheers!
JackStraw  +   126d ago
why can't there be world peace? why can't console wars stop? UGH! really people? it happens, deal with it.
gigoran  +   125d ago
But... it's ok when writers write stuff like that when it praises the xbone? How hypocritical of you.
Neonridr  +   126d ago
Third best technically.. :P

... for now
#2 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(24) | Disagree(24) | Report | Reply
ATi_Elite   126d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
MetalGearCrash   126d ago | Spam
Big_Game_Hunters  +   126d ago
Wait really? some people actually think that owning a system gives them some kind of "rank"

how pathetic can some people be.
#3 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(32) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
kneon  +   126d ago
Yup, it's the same mentality as those that think their choice of phone, car, shoes etc makes them better or more important than someone else. They tend to have low self esteem and other insecurities.

I make more in a day than most people make in a week, so I could buy all the latest trendy crap, but I don't. I buy what I want, when I want because I don't give a crap what anyone else thinks.
ATi_Elite  +   126d ago
@Big game hunters

"Wait really? some people actually think that owning a system gives them some kind of "rank""how pathetic can some people be."

The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!!.........that is all!

/sarc
polow got sol   126d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
andydalum  +   126d ago
Ok ok ok ok ok enough people i am own a xbox one and wii u and i must say i don't consider myself second or third rank because i prefer the games on the xbox and i have FUN you know the thing games are meant for. Also xbox is listening to us and changing sony coasting i think they can close the gap over next couple years. Also PC is the best i can't afford it otherwise i would and i know you can build one but im in military so mobility is important. Before you say PC isn't a console you can't compare then why is it that if a microsoft game goes from xbox to PC it's not exclusive anymore . . . . . because it's on another gaming rig so shut up and just enjoy what you have. People make great games for us to enjoy not to argue. Also im at work only reason im not playing some games right now :D
gamertk421  +   126d ago
Why wasn't the author tired of it last gen? Sure they pulled even, but only at the very end.
#6 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
BattleTorn  +   126d ago
I was a staunch supporter of Xbox 360 because of the fact that most multiplats ran better on it. Such as Fallout, Skyrim, GTAIV, all CODs, Red Dead Redemption, RAGE, basically you name it up until around 2009.

I bought my PS3 when this began to change, with titles like LA Noire, Batman, and the vastly superior version of Mass Effect 2, and so on.

Now this gen, I have both systems - and my Xbox One isn't going to be seeing any more multiplats after I tested most launch titles on both, and PS4 was always better.

This is why so many people have jumped from Xbox 360 to PS4!
#6.1 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
aiBreeze  +   126d ago
First, second, third, forth.. all of that is irrelevant providing I keep getting quality experiences on my platform of choice. As a Halo fan, after everything Microsoft/343 have announced so far this year, I couldn't give a monkey's left testicle what position Xbox is in. While X1 is my only next gen console platform at present, I'd actually say I'm glad Microsoft are in second. After last year, they needed that humble pie to wake the *beep* up.
RSR314  +   126d ago
Halo and gears. I don't feel second best.
Skankinruby  +   126d ago
Lol the fact that you still cling to the same two games for nearly ten years definitely makes you second best
EcoSos3  +   126d ago
Uncharted, killzone, infamous and gt...the same thing can be said about the other.
sobotz  +   126d ago
yeah, because uncharted 4 is the best thing ever
Legion21  +   126d ago
@sobotz yes the game you've never played before is the best thing ever
ArtificiallyYours  +   126d ago
Why aren't people playing games just to play games.

Oh, right, forum debating. Whodathunkit.
Spotie  +   126d ago
I play games to get ideas for NY own stories. In the past, I played games to have a reason to live: couldn't kill myself until I'd finished my backlog (never did, so here I am).

Some people play games to get paid, or let off steam, or escape reality. Playing games isn't just for the sake of playing.

As to the article, I think Xbox gamers- the fanboys, at least- seem to have become conditioned to believe second-best IS best. It's evident in how their argument shifts in order to keep their console at the top regardless of whether it is or not.
ArtificiallyYours  +   126d ago
You're taking it a little more seriously than I put it.
maniacmayhem  +   126d ago
@Spotie

And what was your argument when PS3 was behind the Wii? What is your argument when the Vita isn't doing so well?

It's even more apparent how you and other sony fanboys like to shift your own arguments and excuses to fit whatever your agenda is at the time.

I guess all past statements and excuses have been forgotten, how convenient.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   126d ago
@ maniac

You nailed it. I for one gamed primarily on PlayStation (until PvZ: Garden Warfare) but the one thing I have always separated myself from was the elitist, entitled attitude displayed by the PlayStation fanboys. They are definitely full of excuses as well other stuff if you know what I mean.
BillytheBarbarian  +   126d ago
Gears of war is my only reason I play online.
no_more_heroes  +   126d ago
Mine is Halo. Its the only FPS I play, really. Halo MP and co-op just had a special magic to it with my friends back home in JA.

Unfortunately, its gonna be very difficult to have those times with them again, so I figured this gen will be predominantly single player focused for me (maybe some Destiny with a classmate), hence why the ps4 will be my main console this gen.
user367272  +   126d ago
This is not sports like football and basketball where there could only be only one winner at the end.

Coke or pepsi

Apple or Samsung

I am sure the examples above has a clear 1st and second place but do any non-Fanboy people really care which one places 1st or second?

Heck, the Wii was the undisputed champs last gen and no one seems to talk about that console.
MorePowerOfGreen3   126d ago | Spam
DVS-Zev  +   126d ago
There is a severe case of battered wife syndrome with xbox fanboys.MS can never do wrong to them, no matter how many times they spit in their face.

Just look back to 2010-2013 when there were years with literally 1 game and they still found excuses to defend them.

"B-but xbox is selling more in NA so..."
"B-but..some multiplats look better on 360 so.."

And now look at them."Resolution doens't matter (unless master phil says i should care)

"Sales don't matter" (Just wait until X1 launches in september!! then you'll see!! then sales will matter to me!!)

It goes on and on like this.I have zero respect for xbox fanboy hypocrites.
LAWSON72  +   126d ago
There is a severe case of blind and ignorant loyalty from PS4 fanboys and idealogy that better HW=better console, guess what? Both are just equally full of crap.
#13.1 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(17) | Disagree(17) | Report | Reply
DVS-Zev  +   126d ago
> PS4 fanboys blind and ignorant
> Better hardware doesn't mean the better console

I don't know man.You're making xbox fans look pretty blind and ignorant right now.
Fireseed   126d ago | Personal attack | show
disKinected  +   126d ago
@fireseed
No need to attack him personally over a piece of plastic.
#13.1.3 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
s8anicslayer  +   125d ago
It's better content rather than more powerful hardware..ie PS2 vs original Xbox. No matter who sells more it doesn't matter what matters is Sony and Microsoft can turn a profit if so then that's success, if not then it would be failure for either.
xDHAV0K24x   126d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(1)
TheRealHeisenberg  +   126d ago
Check the mirror with the rest of the PlayStation fanboys. My bad, we all know Saint Sony can do no wrong.
LAWSON72  +   126d ago
It blows my mind so many 'journalists' make these articles so often that there is a new one like every hr. Haven't you people ever wanted to do anything productive or fairly interesting? Ah, probably not you just want a quick buck by making flamebait to attract readers.
TheRedButterfly  +   126d ago
If only they had something better to do with their time... like play the console they're belittling everyone else for not buying.
zerocrossing  +   126d ago
Because Xbox fans don't see themselves as "Second best" neither do Nintendo fans and nor would Sony fans if Sony weren't doing so well anyone.

Everyone who decides to stick with one console made that decision because they see it as the best option for them.

This all should be blatantly obvious to most level headed people here but sadly trolls will be trolls...
#15 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(15) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
rorytmeadows  +   126d ago
Because we don't feel we're second best. Simple.
DVS-Zev   126d ago | Trolling | show
rapidturtle  +   126d ago
I owned a 360 and PS3. I had a PS4, and just sold it to get money to buy the Xbox one. I don't understand all of the PS4 hype. I really didn't find any of the games that great. The only first party game I had was Killzone. It was ok, but no Halo. For me I enjoyed God of war games, and the uncharted series on the PS3, but they never had a game to compete with Halo multiplayer.
It just seems to me that in this Gen, everything MS does, they get bad press for it. In the end, I looked at what matters most, which is the games, and I really like the Xbones lineup this holiday and beyond compared to what the PS4 is offering. They also have some really great features, and now that they are giving away some games with Xbox gold, I will be an Xbox fan this generation.
#17 (Edited 126d ago ) | Agree(11) | Disagree(11) | Report | Reply
gamerfan0909  +   126d ago
Nope I don't feel second best at all. This year I would've played Titanfall, MCC, Sunset Overdrive, FH2 and Ori. Those games on top of the non stop updates that's made my XB1 better, GWG that's churned out decent titles, Microsoft's commitment to getting content on the device has left me as a happy customer.

My console, and I'm saying this as some that has access to other consoles like the PS4 and WIIu because roommate and girlfriend own those consoles, is not second best to those consoles. After playing those consoles I don't feel their games are superior to the exclusives I've played on my XB1. I don't feel their additional content is superior than what I get on my XB1. So no I'm not second best.

I bought this device because the games on it simply intrigued me more and I honestly feel like I've got more than my money's worth. Right now if I was in the same position I was in in January I would still buy an XB1.
xDHAV0K24x  +   126d ago
Second best? How should a WiiU owner feel? smh
MysticStrummer  +   126d ago
Upset that they weren't called 2nd best, since XB1 is in 3rd place.
Muadiib  +   126d ago
Not for long let's be honest.
LiQuiZoN  +   126d ago
DVS-Zev said it best.

Well Played. Sony gives the customers what they want. They invest in GAMING as a platform for entertainment. Period.

Microsoft has never thought long-term and to be honest they never really cared. They are in it for the bread & butter. $$$$. Two different companies and two different styles of business and I will always support the one who does right by the consumer and the sector they are involved with.
gamerfan0909  +   126d ago
If they never thought about the future why does Sony flat out borrow their entire online gaming infrastructure? And if they didn't have visiion why did they build and fund studio's iconic games like Irrational, Bioware, Bungie, Lionhead, Epic?

Lets cut the bullshit here. MS has brought just as much innovation to gaming as any other company in the field. You can make the case that Xbox was involved in making games like KOTOR, Gears of War, Halo, Bioshock, and Mass Effect multi million and billion dollar franchises.
TheGrimReaper  +   126d ago
Well a little rant of the PC gamer inside of me:
Halo for PC has been eagerly awaited by many gamers. The features which were promised were amazing at that time. Then MS stepped in and made it an exclusive for a console and Halo CE felt like a raped version of the Halo Bungie envisioned for PC.
Despite that, I like Halo for what it is but it could have been so much better...
edonus  +   126d ago
Most people that game on Xbox dont need approval to enjoy what they like. IGN can make a million article saying kinect sucks and doesnt work and is causing cancer. have a big ol circle jerk on it every weekend. My kinect will stay sitting in my living room turning my tv on and unifying my experience like I expect a true next gen console to do. I enjoy motion controlled games no matter how much they say they dont work... they work for me and have enhanced my experiences.
I dont need digital foundry to tell me whether a game looks good or plays good because i ca do that for myself. I dont need 10 million other people to purchase the same product as me to justify my purchase.
As of right now the Xbox One is the best system out there at least for me. Actually if you talk to people that are real Xbox One owners most of them feel superior to the Ps4 owners. The Ps4 has done very little that has impressed me this gen. while o the X1 has delivered some very nice surprises.
pingthing  +   126d ago
There are those that know, and there are those that don't know, but also there are those that don't know that they don't know.
Slevon  +   126d ago
With PC being first? Flame bait friday apparently. You sound like a westboro baptist church preacher.
NerdStar7  +   126d ago
Xbox isn't second best lol, they're in last place. Sony and Nintendo are absolutely killing the competition.
ShaqSoda  +   126d ago
I have an X1 and not a ps4. Sales mean nothing to me. In my book the xbox wins because personally I like it's exclusives and controller better than the ps4's.
pingthing  +   126d ago
I give up, shoot me now cos I obviously just don't get it. If the Xbox and PS4 launched tomorrow I would still choose the xbox. And that includes the origin price difference. Horses for coarses, I suppose.
xBOSSxLegacy  +   126d ago
First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest.
pingthing  +   126d ago
Nice one, like it. Also the Kings a ruler, a ruler is a foot and a foot stinks.
MasterCornholio  +   126d ago
Isnt it treasure chest?
Goro  +   126d ago
This article makes me want to leave this site and never come back, so many childish PlayStation fanboys.
MysticStrummer  +   126d ago
Don't let the firewall hit you on the way out.
TheRedButterfly  +   126d ago
What's new? XD
Speak_da_Truth  +   126d ago | Intelligent
Oh the Hypocrisy! Lastgen when the 360 was selling better in NA, all I ever heard was sales this sales that from xbox fanboys. "But multiplats sell better on 360" Now all of a sudden the word "sales" doesn't matter ...oh but wait till the xb1 launches in the other markets. I wish the xb1 would outsell the ps4 for at least one month just so I can witness the hypocrisy. Label me whatever you want but nothing I said isn't true.
strangeaeon  +   126d ago
It's not true, last gen Sony fans were just as childish and rabid as they are now. So tired of this "woe is me, but but last gen they were mean to us" trash.You have all pretty much been jerks since the Dreamcast, and you know damned well it's true.
xDHAV0K24x  +   126d ago
In hindsight msft ceased the moment and dented sonys hold in the market. Like i been saying for years, its all about the games. Xbox was stronger than ps2 but didnt pose a threat. 360 smacked sony in the mouth when it launched but all the sony kids said it doesnt matter about graphics and load times becuz it had the games! Look what GTA MGS and FF did for them!
Dlacy13g  +   126d ago
Dear Jason Messer (Author)... You don't need to wait. The Xbox One is succeeding. It's selling well ahead of 360 and its got loads of games coming soon. I would suggest the sooner you drop the "ePenis envy" and just enjoy your console the sooner you will get past this child like need of yours. Most of all have cars and are invested in them heavily and yet the vast majority of us don't go running around crying I don't have the best car. Same holds true for the TV you play your games on, The pans you cook with, the sound system you listen to... well you get the picture.
« 1 2 3 »

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Iwata Says That The Iwata Asks Series Will Be Back At A Later Date

47m ago - MNN: "We all miss those kooky Iwata Asks segments which delve deeper into the development of Nin... | Wii U
30°

Iwata Talks About The Power Of The Internet

49m ago - MNN: "We all know that the internet is a powerful medium for publishing news and getting content... | Wii U
20°

Watch a Recap of 2014's Best PS3 Games

49m ago - Push Square: "... And we're back. Following on from yesterday's uber-awesome PlayStation Vita vid... | PS3
Ad

Far Cry 4 (XB1) Review

Now - Ken finds his inner tiger in Kyrat. | Promoted post
30°

Exclusive Content for Atelier Ayesha Plus: the Alchemist of Dusk in America

50m ago - Today, Koei Tecmo Games and Gust revealed new images and exclusive content of "Atelier Ayesha Plu... | PS Vita