Blockbuster games. Big exclusives. Windows 10 crossplay and an enviable backwards compatibility service. Get off the fence, now is the time to buy an Xbox One, says Matt Martin.
It would be a great time to get one. There is plenty of first part games from now until the end of 2016 and great features.
I'd say atleast wait till Black Friday/Holiday sales no reason not to if you have already waited this long
I mean that is three months away and there is some great games out till then. So while you could wait, it is also a great time to buy one.
Right its only 3 months and there will be insane deals then so if you haven't felt the need to get one yet might as well wait the 3 months and get the most bang for your buck
As soon as Quantum Break releases I'll buy the system, and pick up SSOD with it.
Lol fine I guess I won't buy the system when Quantum Break comes out.
Crossplay on pc, streaming to pc, some cool new titles and a good amount of them are coming to xbox and pc. If ms did not screw up so bad at the start they would be up there in sales with sony(maybe not but xbox is looking way better than a ps4 right now). sony fanboys incoming.
I've had an XB1 since May of 2014, and as the months go on, I enjoy it more and more. I owned the first two, so I've been an xbox fan from the beginning, but initially there was only so many games that appeals to me. It's gotten to the point that I won't be able to buy all the games for all the systems I have that I want to play...( which is a good thing IMO). 2015 and into 2016 is looking great for XB1, but not just XB1....it's also looking great for XB1,PC,PS4,psp,Vita,3DS,Wii U as well. Maybe I'm a bit different, I like all the games companies, and I want them all to do well. The fact that so many good games are releasing in 2015/2016 is GOOD for GAMERS in general. For all gamers.
Yes it is
I couldn't agree more. I've owned Xbox One for a while now and have been enjoying it but I haven't been more excited in my time owning it up till now than I am for what's coming very soon. A lot of big changes, big games and big features coming
And same goes for the PS4 surely?
No no, Sony are finished. Tired out. Sitting quietly, waiting for the end of days. They're done innovating and doing new, exciting things. I'ts hard work you see.
Well you could say that but this isn't a PS4 article.
Yes but this article is about the Xbox One, in case you didn't notice.
I never understand the need to bring PS4 into an article about buying an Xbox one. It's like sony fans have to remind people that PS4 is good or better, when it's positive news about xbox one. Can xbox live, can it get some recognition by itself for once. smh
Question... Why do you need to even ask? And I will answer your question. NO, the same does not go for sony. The PS4 has been riding a wave of success since launch, apparently most PS4 fans think that Sony does not need anything to improve as they have already won the console war, have the best games, have the most powerful hardware etc etc... So back to the xbox fans, this really is a great time to be a supporter of the underdog, existing xboxers are getting a better experience everyday and newcomers are being given a fantastic starting point into the next generation of consoles. Great time to be a gamer on either platform!
There seems to be some kind of conspiracy going on to literally shove the "awesomeness" of the 'bone down peoples throats. Freaks me out to be honest. Like the Illuminati WANT you to buy the damn thing.
That awesomeness is here right now, would keep you busy while greatness still awaits....
No thanks. Don't feel like supporting under powered "DRM based but we're nice guys now honest!" corporate greed machines.
Greatness has more games to play and more varied ones than Awesomeness Greatness has already won the generation leaving only crumbs for Awesomeness. Bon appétit
You do realise that the subject before the word awaits already exists or is there right?? It's just waiting for something else e.g "danger awaits them ahead", meaning danger already exists and it's waiting for people. Greatness awaits means there is already Greatness there on the playstation, people just need to play it and they'll see for themselves. We know it's not still awaiting because 25 million gamers have already jumped on board. I'm all for a clever jab but not when it grammatically doesn't make sense. Anyway, marked for trolling.
Yea there's definitely a wider variety of indies coming out on the ps4 nowadays I don't have a ps4 mainly because there's nothing on it that interests me but bloodborne and bloodborne is not a 460 dollar game imo. Uncharted looks good but I was never a huge fan of the series
Thanks for the mark ninsignia, favour returned. Sony fanboys have complained about all the things MS did wrong launching X1, and rightly so, but under new management, X1 has done many great things, listened to gamers, and Sony fanboys still find new excuses to put every positive thing MS does. Anyway, this is about X1, simply by being here, you lot are simply trolling.... guess there is no games for you to play....
Thanks, appreciate it :) "simply by being here, you lot are simply trolling". Can't speak for others but I actually own an xb1 and all you gotta is scroll down just an tiny bit to see my take on on when people should pick up an xbox. Jump into my user profile and you'll find my xbox ID (hint: it's ninsigma). In addition to that, going through my comment history you'll find me highly praising games the are on xbox and not ps like ori and the blind forrest, halo 5 mp and sunset overdrive while also admitting that ryse is a better game than originally thought. You'll also find how excited I am for the gears remaster and how much I enjoyed the gears 4 e3 demo along with looking forward to qb. Trolling, I am??
Well, Ninsignia, I am honest, I hold my hands up and say I was wrong, about you.... but you many here are like what I described.... My apologies.
Ah sure it's all fun and games ;) Edit: fixed auto correct.
I think you have that tin foil hat on too tight.
Tin foil hat can never be too tight! They're always watching!
[email protected] You may want to educate yourself on DRM. All consoles have DRM, that's why you can't easily play pirated games. It's also why you need the disc in the drive of a game you have installed on the HDD. The DRM you are scared of gave gamers the ability to rip their games to the HDD and not need disc based DRM. You had free access to all of your games without having to change discs. It never made it out so you can stop worrying about something you had no plans to get. By the way, don't confuse profit with greed. Xbox is offering much more without the need of a subscription service. That doesn't mean Sony is being greedy, they just have more need to make a profit.
A god, another Death comment with a subtle dig at Sony. Nothing new then.
Dude I can't believe how many of you guys willingly drink the Kool-Aid. M$ tried to screw gamers all over the world because the success of the 360 made them believe they could actually pull it off! Why the hell would I support them willingly? Give them my money and my time? THEY WILL TRY AGAIN! This "please forgive us, here's some more shooters/racers" crap is beyond pathetic!
They tried to "screw" gamers by letting them rip their games and enjoy all the benefits of all digital while retaining the perks of physical copies? That's horrible. Sony's pushing a future where gamers don't own the games they buy. The only thing keeping people from grabbing pitchforks is it's an option today like Plus was last gen. All of Sony's focus has been on subscription services since this gen started. To all the many disagrees that will follow, that is what Sony tells their investors.
I'm a big Xbox guy, and own both consoles, but I agree with you in the case of BOTH fanbases. I think it's pathetic how people are constantly tying to manipulate others into buying a PS4/XB1. Discussing the benifits as they pertain to you is one thing. But all those people generating lists of games they never play, features they dont care about, and "1001 reasons why YOU should buy Xbox One/PS4 RIGHT NOW!" just seem misguided to me. Everyone reading already either has both machines, or is morally opposed to buying one of them (for lame reasons). Regular consumers dont listen to all the crazy banter, so why pretend that they do?
Corporate greed machine? You talkin about Sony too I hope. Or have you been drinking too much of their Kool-Aid to realize what Sony really is. Hint... They are not your friends but they really REALLY love your wallet
Put your tin foil hat back in the draw , it's glare is hurting my eyes.
To be honest, I've always been happy with my precious since day one. Anyone buying it around this time of the year is in for a big treat. XO.
I was going to get one at Christmas when the deals start rolling in, but now it looks like I might be going to Germany so I need to save. I still may if the bundles are good enough, but I'm likely waiting till Quantum Break is out. That seems so far away. :(
Actually if you're going to Germany I think you can wait. We have pretty good deals most of the time for the Xbox One (around 300€ instead of 400€). The only thing that kinda breaks the deal is the exchange rate from dollar to euro (assuming you're from the United States). If not, you'll definitively find a good deal.
XboxOne has been good since Fall of 2014.
Eh. Had one, then sold it. It's a decent console, for the most part, but the line up somewhat disappointed me. The Master Chief collection, which is what I originally bought it for, was a bust. Then when the news about Halo 5 started coming through, I lost interest in 343's take on the series entirely. Gears of War has mostly fizzled out, and while it'll be interesting to see if the new studio can breath some life back into the series, I'm not overly optimistic. That said, Quantum Break still looks incredible, and Scalebound is starting to look interesting. But they weren't enough to make me want to hold onto it.
Im with you on this buddy. Quantum & Scalebound are really the only things on the Xbox One that remotely interests me.
If you broke even when you sold your console, your incredible short sightedness can probably be overlooked. MCC had issues with online match-making at launch but was fixed relatively quickly. Your future prediction on what may or may not come with Halo 5 makes no sense since we still don't really know 343's take on the series. Frank O'Conner is the one holding the Halo Story Bible and left Bungie to help form 343 Studios. There have been excellent writers of the lore that also stayed with the franchise. The Xbox One may not have been for you. Your story just doesn't sound right though.
'Relatively' quickly? It took months for them to get the MCC functioning properly. And we know more than enough. We've already seen gameplay to know they are changing things up, such as the addition of ADS. And that's not even talking about the story. I was already skeptical after Halo 4, but the details that have leaked since sealed the deal.
OH NO!! ADS!!! Even though halo always had the equivalent of ADS when you zoomed in to shoot, let's all complain about it now! OH NO!! ADS!!!
Ive owned my X1 since day one and never have i felt let down with the system. I cant say the same for my ps4. As far as im concerned the X1 is the best next gen console. From a games/feature prospective its killing the competition. Might not be as powerful but ive yet to see a game on PS4 that makes the X1 look like a toy. This is all bases on my experiences with both consoles since day one. Id recommend getting a X1 over any other console at this point.
Even better time was 2 days ago.. Could have gotten a free tv
cross play with people on PC with windows 10. no thanks i will stick with my PC considering most Xbox game are not just exclusive to the console. but are Microsoft exclusive. meaning a lot of them are coming to PC lol. so why would i buy the inferior system when i have 1 much better than a x1 and ps4
The answer is typically games. I'm a PC gamer too, but there are many games you can't get on PC that are exclusive to either platform. More so on the Sony side if you want to get specific. You don't play an inferior platform, you play games. If your focus is on the silicone you aren't really a gamer are you?
MS focus is now windows 10 on both PC and Xbox one. Phil Spencer has said a lot of Xbox one games are now coming to PC. so we can play with people on the Xbox. and to be honest. Xbox exclusives do not interest me at all lol.. i have a ps4 also but i have not touched that for about 2 months now haha. not going to buy a system that has game that really do not interest me. gears of war was an Xbox exclusive. but now that is coming to PC Forza Another Xbox exclusive. may also be coming to pc
They said Gears is coming to pc? When?
http://uk.ign.com/articles/... with 4k and dx12 support. killer instinct is also coming lol
I'd wait till the Xmas sales start. That will be the best time to get one. Or get a bundle deal with forza or halo.
I like how all the Xbox owners are getting disagrees. But anyone holding off or not buying it is getting Love. This site never ceases to amaze. Lol... I "Jump In" at launch but I believe its right time if you dont have one. Xbox One has great games, has a preview program which allows you to use upcoming features before others(no other console does this) has a awesome online infrastructure, will have bc and a slew of features coming down the line with DX12 and Windows 10 integration, console to PC streaming(no other console does it), great controllers(elite coming soon) so many great things going on Xbox. Not to take anything away from the other consoles, which are also great. But I feel Xbox One is the true next gen console. Everyone looks at games only but these consoles have become more than just gaming devices. They truly are all in one devices and Xbox One is in the forefront with its robust features. Again Im basing this on overall features/performance and what it brings to the table not just Graphics. .
250 dlls or 299 max for an xbone and we have a deal!! how about it ? :D
You are only $49 away. The system has gone on sale for $299 before. I would imagine if you wait for the right sale you will have your deal. ;)
November is the right time to buy an X1 *Fixed #BlackFridaySales
There's bound to be a holiday deal where you get Halo MCC and Halo 5 bundled in and probably another with select third party titles. So if you want to save money you should wait until October/November.
Not now not ever
Yeah, it's hard for me to say anyone who wants one shouldn't wait till black friday. But I just got a PS4 so it's all academic for me.
I would say wait to see if crackdown 3 is all that it's been hyped up to be before buying. The promise of the future being better has been something both sides have been saying for a while, why not wait and confirm?
I think the Xbox One was a good investment. You can play all the great 3rd party games, and Microsoft has a lot of 1st party stuff lined up. *Off topic* Console gaming is alive and well for both Xbox and Sony. Both systems are worth having, but I chose Xbox simply because more of my real life friends have Xbox :) Nothing against Sony or the PS4
I'll wait for a 299 slim model most likely. I just want to play Halo 5 and Quantum Break, but I'm tight on money right now as I'm saving up for a car.
Based on how fast this thing drops in price I would say the right time is perpetually a few months from now. Should be $300 or $250 this Christmas - I mean hell it already was like $270 last Christmas if you take into account the bundles. I mean now they just give a free TV with it! Just wait for them to bundle a PS4 with it people!
It only dropped $50 in a year and a half.... Coming out with a kinectless bundle doesn't count..
Haha it totally counts considering kinect had no value. P.S. I love the disagrees from people who can't do math. $500 2013 $450 2014 Q1 (Titanfall bundled as well) $400 2014 H2 (Sunset bundled as well) $350 2014 Q4 (Two Assassin's Creed games bundled) $300 2015 H2 COMING! $250 2016 ???
My roommate got one of a deal from Best Buy. Included an Xbox One Halo bundle and a 40" Samsung Smart TV for $500! Now I can finally get excited about playing Scalebound and Quantum Break.
Yeah, that deal is so sick
Not interested in xbox but I am glad MS is fighting hard to maintain its second place in the market and its user base.
I was a strictly pc Gaming man myself, but seeing the windows 10 integration and the volley of bad arse games coming xbox's way i chose to dive in. A great purchase if i do say so myself...
I've had one since day one, but it might be time for another so my girlfriend and I can play fallout4 at the same time. I could pick it up for PC, but the state of AAA PC releases these days kinda turns me off that idea