Having been a multi-console owner forever, the author tries to find a reason to own Microsoft's next-gen system.
I haven't found a reason to own either of them, tbh. That's why I'm so anxious for E3 this year. Both MS and Sony need to really impress me this year.
Hopefully this E3 will convince you and the writer.
the whole tv aspects of the xbone dont touch me since i dont watch live tv anymore, the only reason i need to own it would be the exclusives, but right now i will stay with my combo ps4/ps3/pc/3ds/psvita and maybe later in the next year the xbone will join the familly too.
There is one reason and one reason only I will eventually buy an XBone. Project Spark. I already own a PS4 and I know this may be blasphemous, but I've never been the biggest fan of Sony exclusives (Or Microsoft exclusives either). It's just my console of choice. But Project Spark is one exclusive that has me drooling. I won't be buying Windows 8, seeing as how I just bought a new copy Windows 7 for my PC that I build last year, I'd rather put it towards a full system and being able to play even more awesome games than I could if I forked it out for another version of Windows I don't want or need
I'm playing 6 exclusives on xbox one that are good to great. The only reason I need to buy a console is good games. X1 Ryse good Dead Rising 3 great Titanfall great Project Spark great Killer Instinct good Forza 5 great PS4 Killzone good Infamous great I'm not gonna bring up anything thats not out to play right now, tomorrow isn't real yet.
This is silly, both consoles have pros and cons and there is one reason to own both of them.........exclusives. period.
Precisely. I haven't seen any exclusives from either that I find attractive enough. Good games, yes, but nothing that bowls me over completely. Hence my comment.
feel the same way here, as a PC gamer i mostly play on my PC and most of the games out now on both consoles are multiplat. only game that is even worth a look right now IMO is inFamous, and even that is suppose to be worse than the last two in the series.... at this point the Wii U is a much better offer, atleast there i can all the games i want and i know there is more coming, not to mention the huge back catalog of older games on the system aswell.
Wii U + PC here... It is really the best of most worlds ...
Well it depends on your taste anyway. The ps4 is a great console( so is the One) and yes, it may not have too many exclusive right now, but it is great system overall and if you prefer other consoles then kudos to you but both systems (ps4 and the xbox one) will get more games in the future.
@no more Need more disposable income, lol
true dat lol!
If you like the exclusives, then any console is worth owning.
Just picked up my PS4 this weekend. Since I already subscribed to PS+, I got Resogun, Mercenary Kings, Flower, Flow, and Dead Nation for free! I also purchased some tables on Zen Pinball 2 for my PS3 and those transferred over to the new console as well. That kept me occupied for a couple days, but I really wanted to see what the console was capable of...so I rented Infamous and COD:Ghosts. COD was COD...rather bland FPS with some GLARING faults (cant count how many times I was spawn killed!). I appreciated the improved graphics and smooth framerate, but it wasnt any more fun than the 360 version. Infamous, on the other hand, was a BLAST to play! The graphics are top notch, and really show what the console is capable of in the right hands...but more importantly, the game was FUN! I had a hard time putting the controller down last night so I could be well rested for work today! I was a bit skeptical about the game play...but, as I live in the Seattle area, I was EXTREMELY interested in seeing how much of the city they "got right"! (answer, quite a lot!) In any case, if you are waiting for "That One Game" that will convince you...this is it! Go find somewhere you can play it, it will convince you!
You have a get OUTLAST, that is the best indie game, the setting is great. I havent been that scared of a video game sense the original resident evil back in 1997.
Yeah outlast ain't no joke. Turn off the lights and put some headphones on..... enjoy
My PS3 backlog is so huge and with upcoming games it only gets bigger, oh boy, hope I can finish it sooner than current gen ends :D
here in New Zealand you can currently buy the Xbox one bundled with Forza 5, Fighter within and Titanfall AND it is $100 off so thats a pretty huge discount already. Made me consider it but im still convinced they will announce a kinect less sku at E3, with their new focus on the gamer and listening to the consumer i cant imagine they wont.
I have absolutely no reason to get the XB1. I have no interest in any of its games (and all multiplats would be purchased for my PS4), I don't have cable so it's TV functions would be a lost cause, I hate Windows 8 with a passion, I find voice commands to be absolutely asinine and would refuse to pay more for a peripheral I would NEVER use. As of now, the XB1 has absolutely zero to offer me, however I do have a pretty robust list of reasons why I should, and do, have the PS4. And that list keeps getting bigger all the time.
Well then, more power to you, bro. No need to be passive aggressive about it lol! Me not finding anything attractive enough on either console ATM doesn't invalidate anyone's purchase.
I own both and now that I beat infamous twice I'm so addicted to titanfall at the moment so worth getting an xbox one for
You can get it on PC and 360 so not really..
This guy has a point in the article if your not interested in Kinect or TV your gonna see that as pricing up your console hurting your decision. The exclusives outside anything with a gun is lacking. We all gave 360 stick as it was the shooters console of choice but it did have decent exclusive content outside of the shooter genre.
IMO I think this E3 will look a lot like the last E3 as far as what games are shown. Most every game they displayed last E3 has yet to be released. So a great deal of time will be showing updated Video from those games..such as The Division, Drive Club, Halo anything games and or TV show, Witcher 3, Quantum Break, The Order 1886, Rainbow 6. Of course we'll see the yearly release games like CoD and AssAssins Creed and the Sports games. We'll see a couple new things Like the Sony Morpheus and PlayStation Now and Microsoft will talk and show what DX12 can do and whatever plan they have to match the Playstation Now service for the X1. Sony will also show the new F2P Zoombie game and maybe Planetside 2 with a release date that they won't meet. I just look at the still Unreleased games from last years E3 and I have a hard time getting pumped for E3 this year though I will watch and I hope I'm very, very wrong and of course all those thing I pointed are are great and exciting news. I just want "new" game vids and release dates THAT ARE MET!
Until I see what's in store in the way of JRPGs and genres that don't involve 1st/3rd person, as well as PS Now, I can wait on the PS4. When I buy a PS4 I want it to be able to fully replace my PS3.
A lot of JRPGs that fit your description are on handhelds/phones nowadays. It'll certainly be interesting if we see one like that on a full console. With the relative success of Bravely, one can always hope though! Or perhaps hope for a proper 'mirroring' of a handheld to a large screen TV.
The point is that they're not on consoles. That's it been a crime of the 7th console gen.
Get a Vita man. Lots of amazing JRPG's for that bad boy. Most underrated console out. Despite people saying it has no games, it has a lot. Just doesn't have games that appeal to the dude bros who wanna shoot everything.
I really like the Vita. As for next gen consoles. I'm more interested in replacing my PS3 before I buy a PS4. Maybe I will pick up The Bone some day(sans Kinect) if they get their stuff together. Very happy with my gaming laptop/PC so I don't mind waiting a little while for next gen.
The vita has one of the best gaming line ups. I dont get why people hate on that handheld, one of the best handhelds ever. I dont see Borderlands 2 running on the Nintendo 3ds.
Call me old fashion but the games give me a reason. Ryse, DR3, Forza, Titanfall all in one place. With the anticipation for sequels and new games like Quantum Break, Halo, Gears of War, etc.
They both have good reasons to own the systems imo. But outside of Titanfall and Infamous the games on both systems are kinda Meh on retail titles.
@ giantenemycrab I agree. The games is the reason I bought the one first. i love the console and games for it. Been having a blast since i bought the thing. Cant wait for E3 and more announcement to come
I'd call you a gamer... How about that..
So get a PS3. Their selection destroys Xbone and 360 combined. But I assume you don't own one and just settled for mediocre Xbone releases. Good your happy.
I can't either. But thats only because I'm not interested in Xbox exclusives or TV features. If the Xbox One played multiplats better I would have that instead of a PS4. I respect people who own one though. Well owners who don't follow Mr. X that is.
The t.v features as you put it are there if you want to use them, i dont use kinect i dont use the t.v features, guess what? It works splendid with out.
Yes true but are people happy that kinect made it the higher price tag and also taking away precious system resources that people use to only talk to their xbox when they could be achieved with simple microphone. Fact is this does matter when games cant even reach 1080p.
"If the Xbox One played multiplats better I would have that instead of a PS4." Well the PS4 doesn't have TV features and it plays multiplats better which is why I own instead of an Xbox One. The Xbox Ones main features that sell it are the TV features, Kinect and Xbox One exclusives. However all of that comes with a tradeoff and thats weaker hardware. Most of the games that I play are multiplats so its normal for me to get a console that plays them better. Last gen I had a Xbox 360 this gen I have a PS4. Simple as that. Also since the Xbox One doesn't have exclusives that interest me, doesn't play multiplats better and I'm not interested in its TV features (most dont work in Spain) why should a get one? Granted other consumers opinions might be different than mine but that doesn't mean that I'm wrong because I'm the only one who can decide what's right for me based on my preferences.
Just like my smart phones with many capabilities, how does extra features on a gaming console affect your interest in it? I don't get that whole concept as the TV feature is there for you to use if you want it but you don't have to use it and it will still play Halo 5 and Quantum Break.
@No_Limit and mediate - Neither of you read his comment. He said he's not interested in XB1 exclusives, so for him there is no upside to XB1. As for the smartphone analogy, many smartphones have the same features whether you want them or not, but if there was a quality smartphone without unwanted features that cost less, you'd buy it wouldn't you? Assuming it worked with your mobile plan or one that was better, of course.
Extra features? Yeah except on a phone it's already there for Xbone your paying extra $100 for something you might not care about at all. So it's not the same if your paying for it. Plus all the 'free' features are behind a paywall so $160 for those 'features'.
I am with you. Have owned the majority of systems since Atari 2600. But I see no reason to own an Xbox One nor do I want one. That being said I dont own a gaming PC either, but can see justification for owning one.
Although I don't own either of them. It's the opposite for me. I don't see a reason to own a PS4 yet, for at least 2 years into it's life cycle. Maybe I should write an article about it. /s
2 years? Holy cow that's a very long time. Do you still have a backlog of 360 and ps3 games? If so maybe it's cause you waited 2 yrs to buy those systems :) JK 2 years is quite a long time and 1/3 of the gen life.
There'll always be backlogs, it's whether you wanna play them or move on, so it's not that. Right now, I'm just sitting on the sidelines spectating. I wanna see if Microsoft can maintain the quality games library they'll be outputting long after 2014, I'm talking about Exclusives of coarse. Plus, I prefer their controller. A controller would be more important to me than minor differences in resolution and framerates. I feel like, with Sony you've got to wait for the games to arrive. Hardly anything interests me right now besides inFamous, but that's just one game. I dont fancy their 2014 line-up thus far. I'm waiting for Uncharted, probably a 2015 title. I've got a few games on STEAM so I'm thinking maybe I should focus on PC. Trouble is, I want a console like experience 'cause I'm moving to campus towards the end of the year. Steambox? With PC I get to keep my games, I don't have to buy a repackaged version or rent them in the cloud.
PS4 is perfect to buy right now and that's only if you can get your hands on one, they're selling out left right and centre
I've seen them pretty much everywhere the last month or so
Same.. I'm sure they are sold out in some places still but they are available now for the most part Tho I noticed its now $450 at Walmart here in Canada.. Dunno what's up with that
I was going to "hold out" and wait for more titles to come out before jumping in and buying a PS4...but temptation got the best of me this weekend, and I picked one up. I am VERY glad I did! Not only did I get SEVERAL games for free (Thank you PS+!!), but after renting Infamous, I found a VERY enjoyable game that can't be played on any other console! (I will be buying it immediately, btw!) However, the MAIN reason I went ahead and bought it...when the games DO come out, I don't want the decision to buy a game being a $459 decision...I want it to be a $59 decision! By buying now, when I can afford it, it makes purchasing the good games that WILL be coming out for it a heck of a lot easier later on! But, in the meantime, I will be playing the PS4 games I do have, and enjoying them, very much!
Thanks for responding. More power to you.
you cant find a reason because you probably never have been a multi console owner and you wanted to write the silly opinion piece for the fan boys to lap up There is a saying for some one like this " one who cuts ones nose off to spite ones face"
It's simple don't buy one then,when i brought mine along with ps4 i had plenty of reasons the main one being i didn't want to miss out on the games gen 8 had to offer.
The xbox one gets better everyday keep up the good work MS E3 should be good
If you like to play with new tech definitely worth checking out. First gaming console to do true multitasking, platform wide universal searching, full voice and gesture input. Also if you like games Forza 5 and Killer Instinct are must own titles.
Forza 5 is a great game but come on, killer instinct...really? That game sucks
You're not good in it.
Forza still doesn't support the most popular wheels, and KI? It's a JOKE!
If you don't play nor like fighting games don't comment.
Dude maybe its a joke to only you. Ki is one of the reasons my brother got his xbox one at launch and i know a few others who did same.i play a lot of fighting games i.e mk,sf,doa,tekken even vf and im loving ki to the bone. If you havent tried it then pls dont downplay it...its a very good and well made fighting game. The ki team have done a very amazing job with the ip.
It has a pretty good crop of games, but the voice commands make me know I'll never get rid of it. To me its the equivalent of when I got a phone with a touch screen, can't go back now. I hate watching TV/movie/netflix downstairs, where I have to find and use the remote like a peasant
I didn't know I'd use the voice commands so much, but it's true, I won't go back! I boot up my tv, xb1, a/v receiver all with one voice command. From there I boot up a game, netflix, tv, or any app with another command! The only thing I'm searching for is my controller to play games.
If you like voice command great personally I can't stand them . I prefer a traditional remote or control er to needless speaking to a machine I also don't use some voice or air on my phone. .
"needless speaking to a machine" doesn't really apply in my situation, for me its needlessly walking over to my xbox, finding the controller, scrolling through the tv menu, and selecting the channel. Its just straight up easier to use two voice commands. But to each their own. I dont use voice commands any other time in my life easier. (except for the occasional voice-to-text in the car)
But why do you feel the need to write up on it? I don't feel the need to buy a PS4 right now, but I don't make articles, un-necessary articles at least. I'm sure the PS4 will be more attractive to me when it gets more games I like as the generation goes on, I just feel it's like the popular thing to do these days, to go against the Xbox One. If you haven't got one or never had one, your opinion shouldn't matter until you try it anyways! I never thought i'd like the 3DS when I bought it, but I can't put the thing down!
It's hard for me to find any reason to own any Microsoft system. Pc and ps3 and eventually ps4, heck the wii u is more attractive to me at this point.
For me, it's that the reasons TO buy don't outweigh the reasons NOT to buy.
yep ,me too. dont have either ps4/xb1 despite having the money . WHY??? ps4 = no games xbox 1 = not much different than 360 pc = my card still plays all games so no reason to own anything new , yet !!! p.s. this is coming from a hardcore gamer , quite dissapointing really
So if PS4 has no games does xbox one also have no games?
360 and Xbox One are not much different? where did you get that information from? I've been a 360 gamer since the day it came out and since I've got the Xbox One I struggle to game on the 360, it just feels like a step back, slower, the interface is outdated and the controller (which I thought was irreplaceable) is even hard to use, as the Xbox One controller is such an improvement.