The Grass Is Always Greener... I have a PS4, so why do I really want an Xbox One?

Dealspwn writes:The grass is always greener on the other side. Early on in a new generation of consoles, you usually have to pick between two big rivals. It’s been like that throughout all of my formative gaming years. Sega vs. Nintendo. Nintendo Vs Sony. Sony Vs Microsoft. Whatever side you choose though, chances are your console is going to have a slow start during the first 18 months, especially with development time of the big Triple A titles getting longer and longer.

As a PS4 gamer I’ve had plenty of games to enjoy since launch from exclusives like Infamous and Killzone to the compelling third-party efforts like Assassin’s Creed IV, Wolfenstein the Lego games and more recently Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. After E3 and Gamescom though, I have to admit I’ve been getting itchy feet and the feeling that I’m missing out by not having an Xbox One, like I said, the grass is always greener and all that.

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n4rc1363d ago (Edited 1363d ago )

Loving my Xbox one.. But i fully understand the sentiment.

Quick rundown.. Had almost every console leading up to ps2, then moved over to competitive PC gaming... After that i grabbed my first Xbox cause it was cheap and really liked it.

Yet then those Kevin butler ads showed up for the killzone sharpshooter bundle..

"Dude that's badass!" Start talking to a buddy that was playing kz. Next thing you know, I'm telling him to give me a hour.. Lol

Bought the ps3 bundle, pseye etc.. Dropped like $500 just because... The grass is always greener on the other side lol..

Haven't felt that urge yet this gen but I know myself.. Its coming lol

ITPython1362d ago

It's going to take a lot of exclusives I really want to play on the XB1 to make the switch. I am not the type that simply goes out and buys a console just for one game. I look at it as an investment, and if I will get my moneys worth over time.

If the XB1 had better performing/looking multiplats, then that would be a different story since there would be added incentive or an extra excuse I could give myself. However the PS4 has the multiplat advantage this gen, so the only reason for me to get an XB1 would be for the exclusives. And as of yet, there isn't even remotely enough exclusive games I am interested in to warrant the cost of another console.

MS really needs to work on getting more first-party studios and start churning out a lot more AAA exclusives, as I'm sure there are many others who think along the same lines as me that have a PS4. I mean we have the better performing/looking multiplats, so all that is left that we don't have is XB1 exclusives. But the thing is, exclusives for the Xbox brand have always been extremely thin pickings, with Halo and GeOW really being the only ones that stick out.

The XB1 is really stuck between a rock and a hard place this gen. MS needs to stop wasting money on timed exclusives and start whipping up some of their own in-house exclusives if they ever want to start catching up to the PS4 in regards to sales.

Kavorklestein1362d ago (Edited 1362d ago )

See, I'm the complete opposite.
I don't see ANYTHING that MAKES me want a PS4, EXCEPT that multiplatform games look marginally (ever so slightly) better.

I don't like Playstation controllers, and although the Dualshock 4 is MUCH better than past controllers, it lacks that "I want to play with this all day in my hands" feeling I get from 360 and Xbox one controllers.

The Order Looks GORGEOUS- but it also seems like it could be disappointing or unworthy of 60 bucks if it doesn't have any multiplayer or co-op components to it.
So, basically, unless the Campaign is a MASTERPIECE, I will feel like it's got little re-play value.

The Last of Us Remastered is a cash grab and Naughty Dog should be ashamed that they lied about no plans for a PS4 Version back when they released Left Behind for the PS3.
I don't care how good of a game the Last of Us is, ND played a dirty game, and yet no one calls them out for it simply because it's Naughty Dog- The ONE saving grace of Playstation exclusives from 2007-2013.

I DON'T care about Killzone.
I don't care about Knack.
I don't care about Planetside 2-(I played it on a killer pc on max settings with keyboard and mouse and fail to see why ANYONE likes it whatsoever. I played it over the course of like 3 weeks after upgrading my GPU and it's extremely lack-luster)

I don't care about Bloodbourne, it's more of the same bland Dark Souls formula with no real excitement or "Life" to it, basically that type of game ran it's course for me already, and I am not impressed.. apart from the GFX.

Uncharted games have NEVER been a Day one Purchase for me, so I'm not about to start now, and I most certainly will not be buying a CONSOLE for Uncharted 4.

I think Driveclub is GORGEOUS, but I don't care about it beyond that. I want a sim, not an arcade Racer, and Gran Turismo takes half a century between releases so -NOPE for racing exclusives.

No Man's Sky seems great, but it's not a System seller for me in the slightest, and I'm expecting it to come to Xbox one eventually so if it does, then I'll just wait.

I've practically given up on the Last Guardian coming out, so there's another reason to skip playstation.

I don't Like JRPG's AT ALL anymore, I can barely justify playing Pokemon and FF7 for Nostalgia's sake anymore.

And Yeah, PSN is not my thing either.
Basically, I just DON'T want a PS4.

The Xbox one has: Controllers I like, Online infrastructure/system I like, EA Access(which IS a good deal- anyone who thinks otherwise is LYING), Halo:Mcc which has the Highest Value/content of any game in History, Forza 5/FH2, Ryse-(which despite being labled as sub par, still has me interested in playing it) Halo 5 Guardians, Quantum Break, New Gears of War, Phantom Dust, Sunset Overdrive looks like it could be fun to rent, and possibly worth a purchase. Call Of Duty Content first, Not to Mention Titanfall is a blast.

I just DON'T want a PS4, and nothing on the Horizon is helping change my mind.

XB1 has All the Multi-Platform games the PS4 does, except perhaps at 2 to 4% percent less visual fidelity.

I just Don't see better looking multiplats played with an awful controller being the thing that makes me Make a big decision.

Exclusives are the reason why I buy a console first, and Sony's look boring, lacking that *magical appeal* factor, un-fun, or overhyped.

I think there are just more people who are satisfied with having Multiplatform games be better, so they are getting PS4's and are counting the exclusives as a bonus.

Kavorklestein1362d ago (Edited 1362d ago )


I however, would prefer to play my favorite franchises, with a comfortable controller, from a company who HAS tried to innovate with Kinect, and even if it isn't the greatest thing ever, it is STILL more functional and practical than any peripheral Sony has made, and yes, that includes Eye toy, and PS Move. The PSP was always a pointless handheld to me, and the PS VITA being borderline forgotten/supported is a disappointment as well. There's also the disappointment that is PS Now. Sony has some more surprise coming I'm sure, but- I'm not betting on them for my First next gen console, but maybe later.

Microsoft may have big surprises up their sleeves too, and they also have the biggest online infrastructure, and THE BEST SOFTWARE ENGINEERS IN THE WORLD backing it.

I'm getting an Xbox one.

NewMonday1362d ago


people don't care for timed exclusives, MS going heavy on this tactic devalued it's library and actually did more harm to XB1, this why even the WiiU is selling more than the XB1 now leaving MS in 3rd place.

UltraNova1362d ago


Dude how many shades of blue did you change holding your breath typing that dissertation on "Why I severely dislike Playstation" ?

Seriously, I'm not a fan of MS, not to the slightest but still there are things I like about the xb1 (Quantum Break, Halo)...the only impression I got through that absurdly long 'comment' of yours was hate.

Why bother?

aftershock1362d ago

@Kavorklestein what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. May god have mercy on your soul

SpeedDemon1362d ago

@kavorklestein I could see something not appealing to everyone, but your basically saying absolutely nothing about the PS4 appeals to you.

The Last of Us Remastersted is a cash grab, but the MCC is a huge bargain? Sure it's 4 games and all the map packs, but 3 of which are basically untouched graphically and Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 4 GOTY edtion all came with their DLC maps, if it wasn't for it including a remastered version of Halo 2, you would be buying the same games for a much higher price than you would if you bought them on a 360.

And you don't like PS+, yet you do EA access?

You don't like Gran Turismo because they take their time making it and aren't shelling them out every year?

Also you claim you have a really high end PC, yet your looking forward to playing Ryse on an Xbox One instead of your PC? I doubt anyone that drops that much into a gaming rig would prefer not to take advantage of it.

Your comment is just screaming fanboy.

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ShinMaster1362d ago

I think you just gotta know what you want and be familiar with each product.

I'm familiar with each product. I know what I want and what I don't care about.
Makes my console buying decisions quite easy.

bmf73641362d ago

2014, like 2012, is a huge drought in gaming. Yeah, 2012 had Journey, Halo 4, and the Telltale's Walking Dead, but nothing that's a system seller, like 2014. Destiny is amazing, but other than that it's just annual releases. 2015 WILL be the Year of Gaming. Witcher, Uncharted, Bloodborne, MGS, Halo, Evolve, H-Hour, Battlefront 3, Star Citizen, MKX, Tomb Raider, Batman, No man's Sky. The list gets larger entering TGS and 2015.

WiiUsauce1362d ago

... WHAT?? English couldn't have been your strong suit in school.

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xJumpManx1362d ago

I like having each console. If you see a game that looks fun you just go out and get it. Each generation has a primary console for me last gen it was 360 and this gen it is looks to be PS4.

Visiblemarc1362d ago

Yep, why limit yourself?

I agree totally. If you can afford it, get any/every console that has games that interest you. Then play whatever you like.


Alsybub1362d ago (Edited 1362d ago )

Totally agree. I have all three. I think each console is affordable if you don't buy them all on the same day.

I bought my Wii U in 2012, my Xbox One in 2013 and my PS4 in 2014. The secret is saving up a small amount for a few months. Easy. ;)

When you own all the systems you get why fanboyism is just ridiculous. Also, I would never want to be a slave to a brand. I like to play games not manufacturers.

Hands Up For Games1362d ago (Edited 1362d ago )

It's a great thing that choice and opinions are subjective :)

You buy a console to play games, it's as simple as that. If you can think of enough games that you can only play on the one bit of hardware then you have to add up what it all costs and if it represents value to you then you'll buy that console and the games you want. It's the reason that during a generation life cycle, I'll always own all of the consoles eventually, it's just what games I want to play the most, determines the order I'll buy the consoles.

Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all make amazing games. We gamers are very lucky.

This isn't rocket surgery :)