Hardcore Gamer: It would be a lie to say that the Xbox One hasn’t had a hard time since it released a year ago, but has it gained enough ground to make it worth a purchase?
Honestly, you can't afford not to own an Xbox One. At $349.99 or less with two or more free games, it's a steal. Combine that with exclusives that best the PS4's like Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the fact that it's an all-in-one entertainment system and you have a winning combination that simply cannot be beat.
its been selling like crazy even after the black friday deals.More of my colleagues are planning to pick up xbox ones now.i just hope MS can keep the momentum going.hopefully we get some new info at the planned January event.
I think I'm still going to wait. If its this cheap after a year I wonder how low it will go. I actually went to check the games catalogue and realised if you own a gaming pc and a 360 (as i do) there really is no reason to own an Xbox right now other than the still broken master chief collection.. As for all in one entertainment system? Don't make me laugh, the xbox struggles to output audio formats that even the PS3 is capable of. xbone one can't even output Dolby tru HD, it would be blasphemy to my sound system.
Nope. Not if you already own a ps4. Why buy a weaker system with 98% of the same games.
its a hard sell to anyone who already owns a ps4 but if you dont then yes, its a great time to get one if its going to be your main system. im still waiting since i think both the ps4 and xbox one aren't very desirable yet. i think this is the first generation where pc gaming is already quite a bit ahead in performance at an affordable price. im also getting sick of seeing the same games every year so what exactly is so exciting on these new systems? not much that i can see so far. right now the best combo seems to be this, pc, ps3, wiiu, 3ds
I think the Xbox One is the best value out there right now considering: * all in one entertainment device * the exclusives are awesome in addition to the multiplatform games * the heads over heels rapid pace of improvement on the console * the Azure cloud * the great price and bundles I mean, in almost every department, the Xbox One is just a beast! So yes, one year later, and the Xbox One is the best out there in my opinion!!!
Xbox One is destroying the PS4 this holiday.
A obvious question deserves a obvious answer= It always depends on who you ask. Is ps4 or wii u worth it? -Yes but these days I'm not gaming enough to justify a buying a ps4 unlike past generations...actually last gen proved to me I don't need all the consoles. I enjoyed some ps3 and wii exclusives but I spent 90% of my time gaming on 360/Live with some friends. I used my ps3 and wii u so little that I would have been better off renting them or using a friends so I can completely understand when someone says any of the 3 don't hold enough value for them to purchase, nothing wrong with personal bias and having gaming habits that make 1 preferred over the others= Again everybody situation and preferences are different so I never understand articles that ask open questions like this. Lol, might as well ask is bubble gum worth it after all these years= Of course it is when you got the taste for some gum.
MCC is old halo ports, Forizon 2 is on the 360 and SSO would eventually come to PC. Besides people don't care about these "exclusives". They are barely selling on Xbox One anyway
The ever-growing and already huge Killer Instinct would have to call you out on that BS.
There is a difference between a straight port and the MCC... I'll let u do the digging on that.... And. FH2 on the One & 360 only share the same name, trust me it's not the same game... Sunset will only go to PC if MS or Insomniac have an agreement for an eventual PC port... And even if so, it would so far down the line to would still be looked at as a One game... But haters gonna hate... And will grab any straw possible to try and justify they're statements...
First these trolls accuse MS of having no exclusives... Now these trolls accuse MS of making exclusives no one cares about... Just can't win with these guys.
Proformance wise both ps4 and xbox are lame. 30fps everything. But game wise for 2014 xbox takes the cake.. two of sonys over rated 1st party devs showed what they had this year. Killzone meh. Infamous got boring quick. Forza horizon 2 I am still loving. Not even gonna touch drive club. One racer is enough. Over drive takes itself less serious and I love more than infamous even if infamous looks awsome visually. Next I want I will wait for MCC to be fixed 90% as it seems to be the greatest console remake of all time. I do want bloodbourne though so ps4 can get some love. No mans sky will get for pc. But seriously consoles games are way to cinamatic for me.
How did Xbox take the cake for 2014? Did people seem to forget that the Xbox didn't release anything for 7 months besides Titanfall which turned out to be a let down? The PS4 had the better year of games overall. The Xbox One MAYBE had better titles release the last 2 or 3 months but that is all opinionated. Master Chief collection is still having problems. Any other game can be found on PC. Sunset Overdrive is the only exclusive that I think is worth playing IMO.
Nuggetsofgold doesn't have a PS4 though, please don't fall for his trolling. Read his post, the Xbox fanboyism is strong with this one.
@TomLovesXbox Killer Instinct on the PC?
@Sitdown Killer Instinct was not released in 2014.
You may love Forza Horizon 2 and it may very well be a great game but not many other than you love it as to date it's sold less than 500k worldwide. That's nothing to talk about and the same can be said about Sunset OD it may be a great game but no one bought it.. WW sells less the 400k. To compare Halo MCC sold well over a million on release. And if you want talk PS4 exclusives Knack well over a million in WW sells and I'm gonna guess most ever PS4 owners will say Knack is not a game they want and before you say it's been out a year I'll bet they haven't sold a single copy of that game since 12-24-2013. Neither the X1 or the PS4 has exclusive games worth talking about sure there are great games but not everyone loves every game. Multiplats on the other hand their are many and those games are worth making the next gen jump for at this point. Less and less MP will be on the old consoles and those that are will be poorly done ports. Just ask anyone that got Forza Horizon 2 on the 360.
"best the PS4's" is a matter of opinion. I find those games to be pretty terrible myself.
I respect your opinion but price alone won't change some people's mind, I've never owned a MS console and never will just because of the company behind the product. Companies always strive for money, but how they go about business differs drastically.;)
I'm the same as you, never owned an MS console. I've been PS all the way. As a PS4 owner there is still no reason for me personally to buy in to Xbox One as there are no exclusives that interest me, except for one upcoming one, Quantum Break. I felt the same with Alan Wake on the 360, but I wasn't going to buy a system for one game. If in the future the Xbox One gets more exclusives that interest me then I might invest. MIGHT.
same here, Ive never owned a MS console, everything else I have. Currently have a PS4 and WiiU. Yes the current xbone bundle is very enticing because the price is killer, but I realize that yeah, Sunset looks awesome, but then what happens? MS has a pretty stale catalog for next year, compared to PS4. Its a turn off, to buy it now for maybe 1 month of use to try out TitanFall, SunSet, and KI. Then what? Im not interested in Halo collection or Forza. Then I realize I still have Dragon Age, Farcry4, The Dark Below, Little Big Planet 3 and Shadow Of Mordor to finish. Thats enough gaming for the next 2 months till Blodborne and The Order come out, plus Daylight and Battlefield Hardline etc come out around that time too. So where would buying an xbone fit for my videogame wants? Its when I realize its still not worth buying yet. Sure when Quantum, Gears and the new Halo come out, it will build a nice set of exclusives, and Im sure by then, the xbone will be priced at $300.00 it is then that maybe just maybe I finally get a MS console. Now if you still dont own a next gen console, YES!! now is the time to buy an xbone
You need to read up on Sony's practices of pulling products from stores if they sold competing hardware. Wonder why EA didn't make Madden for Dreamcast? Sony threatened EA that if they made games on Sega they'd increase the cost of publishing on PS2. EA was banking 80% of it's revenue from PS1 by 1998 and didn't publish games for Dreamcast. Sony was just as evil as Nintendo was in the 80s.
But you use Windows, right? Way to limit your options as a so called gamer.
I do love that they got the DLNA up with MKV support so I don't have to plug my laptop in to the tv. Very convenient.
Honestly all 3 consoles are worthwhile buys at this point, however, if you already have an XBO / PS4 then it's not really time to pick the other one up until later in 2015.
At the price they where selling on black Friday I couldn't pass it up. Got the Assassin Creed bundle and Sunset Overdrive. Already have the PS4, and WiiU in my opinion they are all worth having
you just mentioned one game that might interest non xbox owners how does that justify a system purchase?
I don't like racing games. MCC is a remaster and has a fair share of problems. So, I should spend $350 on a system for Sunset Overdrive? No thanks.
You know if ValKilmer wants one, it's got to be a broken down p.o.s.
Have an Xbox One, compared to PS4, which I also own, I would say Nah Xbox One isn't worth it.
I also own both and say it's worth owning both. Opinions and all that
The simple answer is 'yes'
Yes it is, damm has this system matured well already, can't wait to see it again in a few years and what it will look like
given their track record, it will be in the recycle with your 2 other replacements by that time.
Yes it is!!
Yes because you can't play Forza 5, Forza Horizon 2, Killer Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound, Titanfall, Halo 5, and Halo: The master chief Collection on the PS4.
When did Halo 5 and Scalebound come out? Must have missed that. Does that mean, however, the XB1 isn't worth it because it doesn't have inFamous, Killzone, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Guilty Gear, or a host of others? What if none of the games you listed interest me? Is it still worth it? Seems like that would be a waste of money to me...
Don't want to.
I absolutely love it. Great software, constant updates, great features, and the best streaming support in the business.
Hell yeah it still worth it , besides u think it gain more value as the system to have this holiday season and beyond .
I'd say yes. I had lots of fun with Forza 5, Horizon 2 and especially D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
D4 was good? Might have to give it a go. Graphically it just looks so unappealing.
If you liked Deadly Premonition, I think you will love it. It's a really weird japanese game, that's what I like and there's nothing quite like it on the market. The game has great cel-shaded graphics
Truth time. And this might be a long post. Honestly, the reason why I got my console so early was because of Titanfall mainly. If TF didnt release in March and instead released in October or something. Then I wouldn't gotten the console. And MS would of suffered and I mean suffered in March. I don't know how many of us would would of gotten the X1 so early if it wasn't for TF to be honest. Its one of those things you have to say it'll get better over time. I didn't like the launch line up of either 1st or 3rd party games last year on any system. I thought it was abysmal line up. I picked up DR3 because that was really the only thing that appealed to me. Which is funny because I'm not even a Deadrising fan. (Im kind of a picky gamer) The OS on X1 was very, very simple with nothing going for it (Understandably so) it didn't help it was half way broke for several months even in its very basic launch (still needs some more work now but MUCH better however)` A year later the games are better than last years the OS is better thanblast years service is better since Phil came into play. Like I said its one of those things that you have to tell people as well as yourself it will get better over time roughly a year from when I stated it. Let me add in that the PS3 and 360 generation was not a good generation for me. It started off ok I guess but the overall gen was not impressive simply for the lack of overall originality. Everything was basically rehashing the shooter genre or releasing the same games over and over again and the rise of the casual market. I had tons of fun with with what last gen brought, friends, a sense of urgency to get games at launch to pass your other friends. The openess of those platforms and accessablity. Oh yeah I had fun last gen but I had WAY more fun on PS2 and OG Xbox. Just because they took chances with new Ip's and I felt like I was never really burn't out and slpitscreen was classic. The shooter and causal markets make $$ I get it but I hate the fact Nintendo release the Wii strictly for casual then have MS turn its marketing for casuals and cater to the annual gamer (the shooter genre) which in turn made third party not take chances and made their games a certain way to capture the casual and of course make that $$$. Which only left Sony catering to that hungy HC gamer. With PS4 and X1 I can see innovation and I can see creativity in 1st party (cant say the same for 3rd party however.) with Crash possibly making a return BloodBorne, GG games new Ip and MS re-doing BattleTaods, Crack Down, Phantom Dust etc. so I can safely say... Yes, its worth it. Its worth it now and even more going forward. Not just for X1 but PS4 as well.
Wow great post angel liked it alot and very good points you stated!
No it's still some $H!T
Yes, dollar sign Hit!
It was worth it the first day it was released. Sits nicely next to my 360, snes and dreamcast :)
If you have no next Gen console then yes. If you already have a ps4 then no and vice versa. It's a great console and it's been price dropped to the point that it's Damn near free in some of these bundles. Time to upgrade to next Gen one way or the other fence sitters. Or both ways like me if you simply cannot miss a single experience. Problem is you gotta get a wii u also. Perfect companion system.
It has been my favourite platform so far this generation. So, far MS has published 10 new IPs, 5 sequels, 2 ports from other platforms, 1 prototype game, and 1 bought IP. That is a great first year for MS publishing! They have also partnered with 3rd party publishers on 6 games to bring timed exclusivity, exclusivity, or DLC timed exclusivity to X1 owners. They have given early adopters free gifts including Limbo, add-ons to games, and other stuff. Finally, they have transformed the OS running the X1 from a shell into a full gaming and multimedia juggernaut in the first year. I can't think of how they could've done much better this first year. (Other than release Halo without MP issues)...
not worth it IMO, the xbox one will be dry as far as exclusive games go until september 2015 PS4/wii u is the best choice.
Dry as far as exclusives go? Really. Fable legends? Ori and the Blind Forest? State of Decay Year One Survival Edition? Smite? Space Engineers? All consoles is the best choice but you're one of those fanboys that can't accept the X1 as a solid choice of system. The Holidays are when sales spike high as hell so having your big AAA for the holiday season makes a lot of sense especially with strong third party AAA titles in 2015 that aren't in Fall. The Division Evolve I recommend all platforms to people. I was standing in a game store and saw a few parents having trouble buying a console for their son for christmas and I laid out the strengths of each platform. They made a choice... Unlike you I know how to disconnect from my preferences and lay out the facts. Cervantes you never disappoint.
Hell yes! Loving my X1. No regrets so far and i dont think ill ever regret buying it on day one.
Not if you have a ps4 it isn't
As a PS owner, even I know the Xbox is great value now, with great games and features. Definitely worth the entry price.
Yes. Long Answer: Yeeeeeeessssss
Bought the Xbox one on day one and what a huge mistake that was. Everyone pats Microsoft on the back for all the updates that launch each month but in reality they're not enhancements, it's a year of patches and new additions still trying to get it to the level of offerings and stability of the 360. They sold me a full priced beta machine that they knew they'd be building for the year 1-2 years. Every single game I've purchased for xbox one has been a train wreck for the first few weeks too, so I don't understand the praise they get. Oh and the dashboard UI is terribly organized and slow.
I use mine much more than the PS4, so, to me, yes, it is worth it
At black Friday prices, I'd say definitely worth it. But if prices go back to $399, then no.
XOne sold out here during black friday. I had to order mine online with 2 pieces remaining lol. Sunset overdrive was sold out on stores too.
If you're on the fence and don't have either one then yes, these deals Microsoft are throwing out as of late are amazing. However if you have ps4 there is very, very little reason to get a second console that is ultimately a playstation knock off (something the Xbox brand always has been). Sales numbers will tell you that virtually every fanboy on here doesn't own and has probably never even played sunset overdrive, and its the only true exclusive in a very long time. Don't get me wrong it looks fun but its obvious that the Xbox one fan base didn't feel the same. So all this talk of 'killing it with the exclusives' should be kept for people who don't know any better. The ps4 spec wise is the better machine, and has a solid lineup of exclusives coming very soon, and playstation as a whole has proven to put out the games for an entire generation, and new ones not just repetitive milked sequels.
xbox doesnt have a experience event coming soon so no, microsoft tried to force drm on its fans at launch and launched it with weaker yet more expensive hardware, ps4 has the most upcoming exclusives too
Xbox didn't an "experience" to get people to pay attention to there console all they had to do was lower the price they knew people wanted it but them folks were just too cheap. I got a day one Xbox btw :)
NAAAAAAAAWWWWWW in 3 years M$ will abandon any support like they did in the final years of xbox and 360, leave all their customers out to dry and get them hyped for the next system. They'll successfully reel these people back in and the cycle repeats...
I'm not a Microsoft fan, but yes, the XB1 is easily worth it. Sunset Overdrive is easily my game of the year.