Gamespot "A new Titanfall bundle and a price drop in the UK. Danny wonders whether now is the time to buy an Xbox One, or if should you should save your cash for later in the year."
I'll buy and Xbox one when 1. They have a Kinect-less system. 2. They drop the price to $399 (or less) because they dropped the Kinect. 3. They have a 1 TB HDD Do that and I'm on board.
I agree with you. The video is also 100% true with the xbox ones future line up moetly being available on other systems (360,pc, ps4 and 4) there is very little reason to own an xbox one unless your excited for kinect sports heroes and kinect stuff. so it's more expensive and it's software is available to other formats... There is going to need to be some drastic changes to inspire a sense of worth equal to $500.
Even at $400 it will be a tough sell, considering the PS4 is more powerful, and Sony has proven themselves to be much more in sync with my needs as a GAMER. In short, Sony has kept a focus on GAMES and gaming, while MS dropped that focus 4 years ago, and decided it wanted to 'conquer the living room', focussing on dashboard-apps (behind a pay-wall) and Kinect. As well as wayyy too much DLC-milking in their major franchises (Forza, Gears, Halo, etc) Nope, MS needs to do a huge U-turn and go back to the point where I felt they were doing as much as possible to keep me happy as a gamer, instead of nickel-and-diming me every step of the way for a few quick easy bucks. I loved my original Xbox and I still love my 360, but right now I have no intention whatsoever to purchase an XBO, not even if it was priced at 300 bucks or whatever. It's not about price for me. It's about gaming, without the feeling someone is constantly trying to pick your pocket, or watching/controlling your every move.
The Titan Fall bundle will not get me to buy an Xbox. As fun a game that it is, it looks to be best on PC. Couple that with my concerns for the lifespan of their "Entertainment Hub" and its PS4/PC combo for me.
I can see them adding a 1tb hdd and dropping the price to $399 but kinect is staying in the package. just suck it up and #dealwithit. O/T...you buy when you feel there are appealing games to justify the purchase. Anyone who just blindly buys into a platform without having something to entertain them is not very smart. Lets all be individuals and not the next gen 'tickle me elmo' crazed consumers. Google it if you dont know.
Your never buy one then
That's okay. I own a 360 now but I understand that there's a pretty good next-gen gaming console made by some company called Somy or Stony, or something like that. . .I may pick up one of those instead. ; )
LOL...you guys are really missing out!!! You are going to miss out on great games either way. The way I see it, the only way to ensure that you get the best gaming experience is to eventually purchase both systems. By only choosing a ps4, you will miss out on Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct (update) another Halo, etc...the same can be said for Sony's single player blockbusters infamous and the order. GET BOTH! @kewlkat007 EEXXXAAACTLY!! These type of people will not purchase an xb1 until it has degraded itself to peasant status, then and only then will they throw their coin at it, hell they may even buy it second hand to ensure MS does not get any money from them, thats how emotional some of these people are over these consoles....lol
The time to buy one would be about 5 or so years into the Xbox1's life cycle....Just to be safe that MS actually produces the exclusive games they have been talking about...Given MS track recorded on supporting their consoles...
What's even funnier is they want the Xbox One to be the PS4. I love how these guys want Nintendo and MS to drop a key piece of hardware or function that separates them from all the others.
@quickdrawMcgraw That might be the silliest thing I have heard all day, congratulations! No seriously congrats! @Maniacmayhem Right...I think it is because they don't want the others to have ANY sort of edge. I personally do not want two or three of basically the same consoles on the market. I like the fact that each console is different to give us options on what fits us and our households the best.
You can tell the guys that will never own an Xbox One...no mention of the GAMES, just other ramblings and demands that are no where in sight... Even if the price drops to $399 they would still want it at $299 because of Kinect addition. Let's be real, your never getting an Xbox One.
Agree with the statement about those guys who won't ever get one. I have been with Xbox from the original through to the 360, but this time I went for the PS4. I will definitely get an an X1, but I'd personally like one without the Kinect. It's just not for me & there's never going to be a time I want to use it. Don't get me wrong I had a go on a Kinect game on my 360 waving my arms around like a fool, but that's when I decided I didn't want one & now they release a console & they have forced it on people. I'm so tempted for Titanfall. If gears came out tomorrow I'd buckle, but until that day I'll await the Kinect-less version which will come out some day I'm sure.
So dropping the Kinect is so absolutely mandatory for you, that even if they lowered the price, it has to be because they dropped the Kinect, so a $399 system with a 1TB HDD that still also includes Kinect, simply won't do... The amount of hate/disdain people like you show towards a peripheral for a console system whose use is optional, is so mind boggling, you'd think we were talking about gay marriage in the bible belt... The ironic thing is, you likely haven't even used the new Kinect with the X1, so your extreme reluctance to even try it, seems to be solidified in ignorance. Sounds to me that you intentionally set a list of demands that you know will never be met, at least in full, so you never have to actually act on your words, knowing full well that you never had any intent on ever owning an X1.
I've used the new Kinect. I think it's pointless. I tried it with Fifa 14 & it could hardly understand my voice as kinect is on the tv right on top of the speakers so it gets confused so easily. The only useful thing I've seen from it was when I showed the code for Fifa 14 to the camera instead of writing in the long code., now that was cool & worked well. But I'm never going to play a Kinect only game, tried them, hate them, so why should I be forced to purchase it. It should have stayed optional. The console would & should be £100 cheaper without it. I will get an X1 especially when they release Gears. But even if the price is greatly reduced I still wouldn't want Kinect.,
"I tried it with Fifa 14 & it could hardly understand my voice as kinect is on the tv right on top of the speakers so it gets confused so easily." - That would be what we call "human error." In addition, your entire counter argument is based around using the device in one game.... "But I'm never going to play a Kinect only game, tried them, hate them, so why should I be forced to purchase it." - That is more of a problem with Kinect only games, not the Kinect itself. In addition, being "forced" to purchase a Kinect is not the same as being forced to use it, which you aren't.
Dude it's not human error. Kinect goes either on or under the tv. The speakers are right next to it whatever tv you have. It clearly has trouble understanding what you say. I tried it with Skyrim on the 360, it had the same problem. I've had plenty of use with Kinect, I have an X1 in my house, it's not mine, but it's here for me to use. My gamer tag is IISTUII, you can clearly see I've played every X1 game that's been released. You say your not forced to use it, which is correct, so if I'm not forced to use it & I don't want it & have no use for it why should I have to pay for it..because you are paying for it as it's in the package. I'm xbox mad, I've been on xbox for years, I'm not one to slag them off ever, but Kinect just isn't needed.
"You say your not forced to use it, which is correct, so if I'm not forced to use it & I don't want it & have no use for it why should I have to pay for it..because you are paying for it as it's in the package." - This is how cable TV works, and many people have it. When you pay for a cable package, it includes a set number of channels, and regardless if you want them all, watch them all, or even like them all, they are part of the package and you pay for them - This is how packaged deals work, and that is what the X1 and the Kinect are - a packaged deal. Now if you don't want it,. that's cool, but don't sit here and complain like so many others about how you shouldn't be forced into getting a Kinect - it isn't about what you should or shouldn't have to do, it's about how it is. I should be able to pick which channels I want in my cable package, but I can't, so I deal with the reality presented to me - either pay for it or don't, and that's where at it now - Either buy the xbox and deal with, or don't. It's really that simple. Despite all the channels I don't care for, I pay for my cable package because it has channels I wanted, but this mindset doesn't seem to carry over with the "anti-kinect" crowd. They aren't willing to just "deal with it," just to get an xbox, which tells me they don't really want an xbox in the first place.
would NOT buy X1 if HALO 5 AND TITANFALL came as a bundle for 150.00 ps4 greatness awaits.
We do not need dick heads like you supporting playstation
@ FORCEFULLPOWER whatever. did not join N4G for your approval go back to your mommy basement an suck on it. everyone entitle to personal opinion
@Excalibur But then you when and got a ps4 and the eyetoy and its only 500gb for the same price ... fanboys.......go figure......
It‘s not called an eyetoy, that was on the PS2. i just saw a GFX card in PC world which is the Xbone‘s equivalent spec wise for 60 quid.Lofl. What a joke
@VforVideogames Actually right now I don't have either of the Next Gen machines so... @H0RSE Yes, Dropping Kinect is absolutely necessary for me as I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR SOMETHING I DON'T WANT! and I don't want a company (any company) mandating that if I one of their systems I have to pay extra for a peripheral , especially when they said it would work perfectly fine without it. I really don't see how that is so hard to understand. No matter what the price is they are still making me pay for something I don't want, period. As far as them no ever making a Kinectless, 1tb HDD system in line with the PS4 pricing? mark my words, it will happen. Do presume to know me because you don't, I could pull out my wallet and buy 5 Xbox Ones right now if i wanted to, I stand on my principles that I will not do business with any company that tries to force me to buy something I don't want.
we can choose to buy it. Most of the people use the camera for twitch streaming which the xbox one can't do atm.
People will be hopeful for a price drop in other regions (US) and may hold off buying an xbox one for titanfall until a drop happens. So no now isn't the time to buy one. If people do wait for a price drop then sales will remain poor enough to force microsoft to make a US price drop. If I were waiting to buy an xbox one I wouldn't do it when I can sense the possibility of a state side price drop in the air in thr next few months, titanfall would wait for me.
I agree, People will justify getting one (Titian Fall Edition) because in their minds they are getting a price drop because of the free game and that's ok, it's your money do what you want with it. I personally have little interest in Titian Fall as I'm not really all that into MP and if I did get an itch to play it I'd just play it on the 360 with the rest of my friends that didn't get an Xbox One. Also (right now, for me) there are no exclusives drawing me into wanting one. Sure I'd play Ryse and DR3 but they aren't the draws that make me want to run out and spend $500.00 or even $400.00. Not only that but most everything that will be coming out on the Xbox One will be out on the 360 so I can wait. @redcar121 Look how many versions of the 360 there were, never say never. @choujij I'd pay the same price for a bigger HDD
1. 299€ (max) 2. support for external HDs for games 3. cool high quality SP exclusive games
It would need to be Kinect-less and $50 bucks cheaper than PS4.
I will buy an Xbox One when Microsoft offers a formal apology and we get more games. Quantum Break is the only game I absolutely must play. I would like Crackdown 3, but Ruffian just plain sucks. So, I don't expect much. Crackdown was so good!
lol @ apology. That's what's wrong with some of "you gamers". Get your nerd feelings out of this - what do they need to apologize for? Did they spit in your coffee personally? They, the guy down the street, TVONE, Fox, my pet dog, all couldn't care less about YOUR feelings.
@WeAreLegion Seriously dude, just grow up. You behaving like a little brat. As for me, purchasing a PS4 next month with Infamous, and probably getting a X1 by the end of the year. Titanfall, I'll play on the PC. E3 will be interesting this year.
If you were waiting to buy one for Titanfall, then yes. It's time to buy one.
I'll buy one if: 1. They sell a Kinect-less package. 2. Halo 5 or Gears of War 4 come out. 3. When it's cheaper. 4. It has a larger HDD 5. A slim model is made.
Why ? i dont like the exclusives its all the same taste Alan Wake & Lost Odyssey is the only games that i like
Def getting one for Quantum Break
Anytime is great to buy been top games since its release.
Yeah .. no,the console has MANY unappealing factors to justify it with 2-3 good software(games).
I already own a PS4 so why would i spend another £399 for an Xbox One? i would just go and buy a new set of Mizuno golf irons, they would have a better chance of producing 1080p than an Xbox One.
So what your saying is you only buy games that run in 1080p? Wow you are missing a lot of great games then. You enjoy the 1080p games that there are only a few of. If it is res only games you buy why are you using a games console? get a high end pc as more games on there are 1080p+ than on all 3 new gen consoles combined.
I think Joe was trying to say that the underpowered xbox one isn't worth the 399 quid investmemt. Since you don't care about game resolutions perhaps you agree with joe? Since the games looking a little less appealing on xbox 360 play similarly and it's all about the gameplay right? Outside of kinect there is very little reason to upgrade since a hefty number of xbox one games play on xbox 360.
@Joe That's an easy question if the Sony exclusives and higher fidelity multiplats satisfy all of your gaming needs. I'd buy the One again for KI, Forza, DR3 co-op, and Titanfall. My fiance uses it for Peggle 2 and Xbox Fitness. Halo 5 and QB are on the way. If you do not enjoy these games or features, then you have your answer.
@kingdip90 confused by "Since you don't care about game resolutions perhaps you agree with joe? " I don't care for resolution I go for game play and what games I want. I own a WiiU, Xbox One, 3DS, 360. PS3, Gamecube, Dreamcast and an Amiga32 at the moment and I will pickup a PS4 once UC and GT hit but I have never bought a console because it has the better resolution. Just because a game is 1080p dose not mean it is better than a game that is 720p. This resolution thing is just becoming a thing that is used too much. I play games that play well as a game that plays well is better than a game that looks good but dose not play well. The reason why I picked up xbox one 1st was because it had more games I was interested in on day one than the PS4. Forza 5 and KI. The only one on the PS4 that had me intrusted was driverclub but its not out yet so if I have enough money when it comes out ill pickup a PS4 if not ill grab it later on in the year.
@mcstorm The point of the article is whether the xbox one is worth it right now. Most xbox one games are also being released on xbox 360. The 360 has a lower graphics fidelity than xbox one. Gameplay is important to you not graphics. So what's the point in buying xbox one? You can play the same games one xbox 360... Seeing my point yet? There is no reason to buy an xbox one outside of the kinect features. The software exists else ware and as you say playing games looking their best is not a priority. sure KI and forza are exclusive but are they worth 500 dollars to play? Sorry if that's hard to follow.
@kingdip90 I agree with what you are trying to say but the same could be said about the ps4 too. That was not my point to JOEgolferG. He was talking about the Xbox one not having 1080p games. Now I'm sorry for your misunderstanding of my post but I was replying to JOEgolferG about what he said not what this article was about.
Own a PS4 right now. I will most likely pull the trigger with Titanfall coming out. Pumped for Gears, Halo, and Sunset Overdrive as well.
it will be after this years's E3 for me. depending on how good their showing is will make the deciding factor for me.
It's worth buying @399 with Titanfall inc. at least in the UK and for Xbox fans waiting for a price drop anyway.
Actually its not. At 250 wuth it bundled may be. There console is not woth 350 at all
The console is worth what people are willing to pay for it - same with all goods.
I'd rather have a WiiU.
Titanfall being the main game I would like to try will not be worth the price of Microsoft's admission. The fact that I need a Xbox One and a live subscription makes no sense when I can choose the $50-$60 best version for the my PC. I know this will depend on a person's circumstances, and I onto expect everyone to agree.
With the way things are going i would suggest waiting a little in case of a price drop. P.S I know there's already been one but i wouldn't be surprised if there was another one shortly afterwards.
Ha....this game is no Gears of War and it certainly isn't on Uncharted's level. And it's stupid to buy a $500 console just for this game. Like the guy said, most of what's coming out for the X1 is coming out everywhere else including Titanfall. Not only that, most of those games run better on the PS4. Should I ever get board enough to take the dive into Titanfall, it will be after a major price drop and only on the 360. So the largest reason for owning an X1 is a multiplat title and basically nothing else.
Save yourself 300 quid buy a 360 and play Titanfall on that system, job done, then maybe decide to go with The One.
Are you into mostly competitive multiplayer online games?
Well if you like paying more for poorer multiplats and aren't scared off by the lack of 1st party support until at least 2017 besides Halo 5 and Gears, and a handful of 2nd party titles such as Titanfall, Quantum Break, Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, and Dead Rising 3. If those mediocre at best games are your thing, great...enjoy. Or the news that just leaked about the NSA and GCHQ and Kinect and other webcams, then sure. Me, since I'm a thinking man, no. I don't want an NSA spy device. I don't want to pay more money for poorer performance, and yes when a dozen first party games I can't get anywhere else (including PC), at a price much lower, then I might buy one. Remember, cover/unplug/sell/trash your Kinect!
I bought my PS4 for $399. When the Xbox One is $299, then I'll consider buying it.
I think £299 is a fair price for this console as it's weaker than P.S.4
Nah, more like $2.99 lol
I'll stick to my PS4, thanks.
I'd recommend building a PC before buying an xbox one or even a ps4 for that matter. It's easily the best platform for gaming.
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