The State of the Xbox One: Nine Months Later

Despite few missed steps from the start, has Microsoft's console found its footing?

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qwerty6761358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

things are certainly looking up for the console from what it was before.

if you dont own a ps4 and an XBO this gen you're doing it wrong, and missing out on some great games.

Funantic11358d ago

Yeah I got both. I started with the X1 first and then got a PS4 later. No way can I miss out on Uncharted, The Order 1886, Gears of War, and Quantum Break. Yeah I get involved in the fanboy wars but I'm just a gamer at the end of the day.

mikeslemonade1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

I bought the X1 yesterday. Now I don't condone owning both if you don't have much money. If you got money to spend then get both and don't short yourself.

If you can only afford one you get the PS4.

I like the X1 controller over the PS4. The triggers are just better and more ergonomic. The control looks more sleek as well. Then the UI is more sleek also. And the system is about twice the size of the PS4, but seems like the form factor is better in quality for the X1.

Now those are the only 3 things I would give over the PS4. One more wildcard is Microsoft has money and who knows what developer they will buy next. Deep pockets help.

I would be a Nintendo owner as well but I vowed to skip this generation because the Wii1 pissed me off, so Nintendo can keep that WiiU and rot in their poor sales. I will buy their next systems.

donman11358d ago

@ MasterCornholio

I fully agree with you. I own the PS4 and don't see the need to also own the XboxOne (not a fan enough of any of their 1st or 2nd party franchises to get me to invest in that console). The WiiU is also my secondary console and is always a crowd pleasure when friends or my girl comes over (which is weekly). WiiU/PS4 combo is the way to go.

TheGreatAndPowerful1358d ago


People keep saying that the Xb1 is getting some great exclusives but from the looks of this list the offerings seem pretty weak.

MasterCornholio1358d ago


I respect your opinion but I would have to disagree with it. I'm planning on buying a Wii U as a secondary console because the Xbox One, in my opinion, is way to similar to the PS4. The Wii U with its controller should provide plenty of unique experiences not available on either of those two consoles.

This is just my humble opinion and I hope you will respect it. Instead of claiming that there's something wrong with me for having it.

TongkatAli1358d ago

I say get a X-box One for the online, achievements, friends list and Sunset Overdrive.

Having played 400 hours of Smash on the GameCube and another 200 on the Wii. I'm not going to cry for missing out on the new Smash Bros, for real I'm good. Lol.

kratoz12091358d ago

Um I have never purchased a xbox and I still don't see any reason to.
It's got no JRPGs

Perjoss1358d ago

As much as I hate sticking up for MS and the Xbox, Lost Odyssey was one of the best JRPGs of last gen.

Letthewookiewin1358d ago

There is still absolutley no teadon to own a X1.

kratoz12091358d ago

Lost Odyssey...
i dont think so Ni No Kuni, Tales of Xillia and Demon souls where the king of JRPG's

But i would have to give it to Persona 4 Golden that game is incredible.

LAWSON721358d ago

Lost Odyssey
Blue Dragon
Tales of Vesperia (west)

These are all great JRPGs exclusive to Xbox 360

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GundalfDeGrej1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

To be honest there aren't that many great games for either console (X1 and PS4) as of yet. It's not THAT necessary to own a next gen console right now let alone two.

Volkama1358d ago

It is true that there are not "great" games for either console, but I find I can take a lot of enjoyment from 'good' games. And there are loads of those on both consoles.

I recommend everyone frees themselves from the shackles of demanding only the greatest games. There is a lot of fun to be had outside of blockbuster AAA media darlings.

In terms of the Xbox, yesterday I bought Child of Light for £8 and read Need for Speed Rivals is about to be added to EA Access. Then it clicked that I actually have a pretty decent catalogue of games on the console now, though I don't really know when that happened.

GundalfDeGrej1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

There are definitely some good games out there. What I mean is that so far they don't have a whole lot more to offer than what can already be found on last gen systems (apart from the obvious graphical differences). While both the Xbox One and PS4 are great consoles I wouldn't call either of them a "must buy" right now and you're certainly not "doing it wrong" If you don't own both of them.

Matt6661358d ago

how are people wrong for choosing one console over the other. At end of the day it's up to that person weather they own one or both a Xbox One and PS4. By the way I own both because there both great consoles with great games.

Seafort1358d ago

I'll get a new console when it's worthwhile for me. I've just upgraded my PC so not looking to get a console any time soon.

It'll probably be end of next year when Uncharted 4 comes out for PS4 when I'll buy one.

Not interested in XboxOne as I have a gaming PC and most MS "exclusives" come to PC anyway.

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lifeisgamesok1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

It's definitely a good console with a good library already

The updates have been nice too

The rest of this year belongs to Xbox One with Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Ori, and Forza Horizon 2

llxKonanxll1358d ago

The rest of the year belongs to Playstation. The Xbox only has one or two games that will possibly push sales enough to make a difference(Halo: MCC and Call of Duty:AW).

OT: As far as the nine months since launch, the Xbox has received numerous beneficial updates for the system along with Games with Gold; however, the games have been lacking to a high degree; their competitors have been releasing more first party support.

Lets hope it's sales pick up going into 2015. Otherwise it's going to be a long generation.

f50liv_imposter11358d ago

yh not even cod aw for that matter cod ghosts sold better on the ps4 even tho the heavy marketing microsoft put into it

gamer11381358d ago

And what games does the PS4 have to push sales? Destiny? A game that is available on 3 other formats?

MasterCornholio1358d ago


"And what games does the PS4 have to push sales? Destiny? A game that is available on 3 other formats?"

Multiplats can help push systems especially with bundles like these.

Dont worry you will see PS4 sales increase when Destiny comes out. It would be foolish to assume otherwise.

Just to be fair to you Destiny will help sell Xbox Ones as well.

christocolus1358d ago

Great console i must say. MS has been doing a great job with the updates too. Waiting for the release of SO and Halo mcc its going to be great,a few of my friends are also planning to get the console when those games are released.

WitWolfy1358d ago

Here in SA we surprisingly have a handful of people counting down the days until it releases here later this month. So I say it still has a chance.

mayberry1358d ago

the console is looking more appealing to me, I have the PS4 and it is on constantly, but I will problably get a used X1 and a used copy of Halo-re-mastered when the new gears drops!

Artista 1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

It's the most appealing console to me this year, and that's not because of the brand, that's because of the games (fall lineup).

Next year may differ.. it could be the Wii U, PS4 or XO.

mcstorm1358d ago

I agree. For me up until this year the WiiU line up has been the best (Of the new gen consoles) But I am excited for Halo Collection and Horizon 2 more then any other games on any other console at the moment Super Smash bros is a close one though.

That said the changes to the console software by microsoft have been 2nd to none. The apps are coming and the bits that were missing from the console in terms of software are also being added.

I know a lot of hate was put on Microsoft at the beginning but just like there was hate for sony at the beginning of last gen it could work out better for us gamers as it makes them give the fans what we want not what a company thinks we should have.

I do think Sony will be the winner in terms of console sales this gen but with what has happened with the WiiU and Xbox one at the start of this gen it will be interesting to see what they both change.

That said I am really enjoying my WiiU and Xbox one right now and im picking up a PS4 when UC is out next year as all 3 for me have games I want to enjoy and don't want to miss out on.

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