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Microsoft screwed up with Xbox One, but now it's time to buy

It's fine to be down on the Xbox One. I'm down on it. Most of the people I know who are into games are down on it. Microsoft followed one of the best consoles of all time with an underpowered, overpriced, oversized box that lost out to the PS4 from before day one. I wouldn't recommend anyone buy an Xbox One over a PS4. The PS4 has more games and it runs multi-platform games better. It is, quite rightly, the default console to own this generation.

But I think it's now worth owning an Xbox One too.

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sammarshall1021089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

I'd recommend the Xbox One over the PS4 especially if you like competitive shooters like Halo 5

Some of the best games this gen are Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Ori and the Blind Forest, Forza Horizon 2, and Rise of the Tomb Raider ( timed)

Foehammer1089d ago

Agree

The X1 also has no competition when it comes to Racing Sims like Forza 5, highest rated racer this gen.

There's been a great stream of exclusive racers every year, Forza 4, Forza Horizon 2 and the aforementioned Forza 5.

To say nothing about the lightning fast UI, external HDD support and Backwards Compatibility.

Septic1089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

"The X1 also has no competition when it comes to Racing Sims like Forza 5, highest rated racer this gen. "

Well not yet anyway. In terms of racers and shooters, yes the Xbox is definitely superior at the moment. With GT out later, then Sony may regain 'the throne' when it comes to exclusive racers on the PS4.

But now if you can, I strongly recommend getting the X1 if you have a PS4- it already has some great games and next year looks impressive.

It depends on your tastes mind you. If you're mostly playing multiplats or predominantly fan of SP games, get the PS4.

Wallstreet371089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

Lighting fast ui? lol We been there done that. Faster installs and downloads, we got that! Shareplay feature we got that, best controller that comes with system for 60 we got that! Non clunky UI we got that! and hold up!!!! let me copy and paste lol

lol we good. Killzone SF may have been marked down due to its sp (which is funny because Halo 5 didnt generally get marked down for its weak sp but) but Killzone has a great mp, one of the best playing and looking. We have Bloodborne which is the highest rated next gen exclusive, Drive Club which keeps evolving and has set the graphical bar way high! and greta games like Until Dawn, Resogun, TLOU Remaster, MLB The Show and many others!

Rise of Tomb Raider, although fans like to act like it is an exclusive and tout it around as a reason to own an Xbone is very poor reason as you mentioned because its timed. We will have SF5 soon, Uncharted, Wild, Horizons and alot of good other exclusives that arent timed but exclusives. I could mention Dreams, No Man sky and others but i wont get into that.

Hell looking at what we have and whats in store imo Ps4 line up has no competition in terms of variety, quality and substance. You want shooters? We got them, TPS? We got them, Racers? We got them, Innovative/new ips? Yeah we got them!

NatureOfLogic_1088d ago

No thanks, PS4 is the must have console this gen.

Major_Glitch1088d ago

From the article:
"I wouldn't recommend anyone buy an Xbox One over a PS4. The PS4 has more games and it runs multi-platform games better. It is, quite rightly, the default console to own this generation."
Just. Let. That. Sink. In.

xHeavYx1088d ago

"especially if you like competitive shooters like Halo 5"
And for people who like variety and games through the year, I'd recommend a PS4,

donthate1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

heavy:

and variety and lots of major exclusives is scheduled for next year on Xbox One. Consider:

* Quantum Break
* ReCore
* Halo Wars 2
* Gears of War 4
* Crackdown 3
* Forza Horizon 3

... and lots more I can't even remember, because there is so many!

You also have a great backlog of exclusives to choose from on Xbox One in addition to all the multi-platform games. You also get monthly feature updates, backwards compatible games, and Elite controller. Games with Gold also gives you Xbox 360 BC games free for Xbox One as well, so that is 4 games a month. It is also the only console you can get EA Access on.

I would say the Xbox One offers compelling value for consumers right now and into the future as the prices keep getting lower, and more and more features and services are added and so much games are being added at a rapid pace.

Fatdrinkofwater1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

Wallstreet

Whats this 'we' ???

Honestly some of you act like its a cult or the church of ps4. Get a grip! Its a games console that plays games and so is xbox one and so is the wii u.

Can you play 360 games on ps4? Can you play halo 5 and quantum break on ps4?

Can you play bloodborne and uncharted 4 on xbox one?

NOOOOOOO because they play different games. Who would have thought?

If your too cheap or stinjy to get more than one console then thats on you but quit acting like literally EVERYTHING is best on ps4.

xHeavYx1088d ago

@Donthate
Nice list of games that haven't launched.
The rest is just uninteresting PR.

dirkdady1088d ago

""I wouldn't recommend anyone buy an Xbox One over a PS4. The PS4 has more games and it runs multi-platform games better. It is, quite rightly, the default console to own this generation." - from article.

This. I agree No Thanks Microsoft, you had your chance and you blew it. Thanks for all the fish though. Better luck next generation.

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Perjoss1089d ago

If you're looking for a Bungie shooter experience on PS4 you have Destiny, the pvp in that game is solid.

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Wallstreet371089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

lol we good. Killzone SF may have been marked down due to its sp (which is funny because Halo 5 didnt generally get marked down for its weak sp but) but Killzone has a great mp, one of the best playing and looking. We have Bloodborne which is the highest rated next gen exclusive, Drive Club which keeps evolving and has set the graphical bar way high! and greta games like Until Dawn, Resogun, TLOU Remaster, MLB The Show and many others!

Rise of Tomb Raider, although fans like to act like it is an exclusive and tout it around as a reason to own an Xbone is very poor reason as you mentioned because its timed. We will have SF5 soon, Uncharted, Wild, Horizons and alot of good other exclusives that arent timed but exclusives. I could mention Dreams, No Man sky and others but i wont get into that.

Hell looking at what we have and whats in store imo Ps4 line up has no competition in terms of variety, quality and substance. You want shooters? We got them, TPS? We got them, Racers? We got them, Innovative/new ips? Yeah we got them!

DLConspiracy1088d ago

"We"? Speak for yourself.

Perhaps someone might ALSO want to buy an Xbox One. Since not everyone is against playing games they can't play on PS4.

What boggles the mind is that even though PS4 is blowing the sales for xbox one away people still find it necessary to make the xbox one seem like a worthless console or act defensive. You've won the console war man. Now let's play games for Christ's sake. Don't let the post traumatic console war stress get ya down.

stiggs1088d ago

@Wallstreet37

It always makes me laugh when people use the term "we" when they are referring to something they have no tangible association with like a sports team or a video game console.

Your favorite teams wins an important game and you exclaim "we did it!" No, you didn't do anything. You watched a bunch of other people accomplish their goals while basking in unmerited grandeur.

In the case of video game consoles it's even more asinine. "Fans" of a certain console will say "We have this... We sold this many... We won this award..."

Again, just no. You're not a prestigious member of an all exclusive club. You're not an integral member of the design, merchandising, or publishing team for these companies. All you did was simply purchase a specific consumer electronics device. Congratulations at being a consumer.

I realize that the term "we" is not intended to be taken literally and it may used as a way to support your console of choice. But that doesn't make it any less childish or idiotic.

DashArrivals1088d ago

I'll personally never buy an Xbox One ever and I have more than enough money. PS4 caters to every need I have in gaming, and it always has. Now with PS VR around the corner, I would recommend people buy a PS4.

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Genuine-User1089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

If you already have a PS4 and want a second console, I would recommend the Xbox One.

DLConspiracy1088d ago

But if you don't own either don't buy the xbox one?

Genuine-User1088d ago

If you don't own either, do some research and buy the one you prefer but I would recommend a PS4.

DLConspiracy1088d ago

@genuine

I would have never guessed that.

Genuine-User1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

Then why did you ask me?

DLConspiracy1088d ago

@genuine

Seemed like what you were saying. It was rhetorical.

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ChronicPsycho1089d ago

Still not buying one and never will, but thank you for suggestion.

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DashArrivals1088d ago

I totally agree. Playstation has always been all I've ever needed and more. The backlog of games I have to play is massive. Now with PS VR around the corner, I would advise people to steer clear of Xbox One if you have to only buy a single console. That's my suggestion and my opinion. Over 30 million PS4's have been sold and growing and more than doubling the competition. I'm not an investor but I'm also not foolish enough to think that is has no damned impact for my console of choice and the titles that will be coming to the PS4 by 1st party and 3rd party. I can't wait for VR, day 1 buy for me.

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Spectre_StatusN71089d ago

It would have to take something really out of this world for me to actually pay money for a Xbox One.

Wallstreet371089d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

With me i dont forget things so that RROD fiasco they tried to cover up until taken to court and that anticonsumer bs and lies they came with this gen just really turned me off to them. Plus we have generally the better multiplats and the games that interest me. I could care less for Halo and Forza especially with so many choices out there for each of those genres.

If i can get it for like 225 i migth bite and i say might!!!

All that bs about better online experience, dedis on some games, etc imo is bs. Been playing COD Blk Ops 3 just fine with hardly any lag on my ps4, Killzone mp was also really good for me, as well as AW and other games.

tinynuggins1088d ago

Huh? They didn't cover it up. They got right out in front and made it right. Quit making up lies.

PFFT1088d ago

Kinda like Sony tried to cover up the YLOD. And yes that was a wide spread problem NOT as big as the RROD but still pretty big.

NotAFanboyyy1088d ago

Cover it up? They spent billions extending warranties and replacing faulty consoles. What about Sony not disclosing the PSN breach for nearly a month. Give me a break.

GamingIVfun1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

@tinynuggins

They totally denied how big the RROD problem was for a year and a half and did not admit it until their was multiple lawsuits brought against them (look it up on the internet before calling someone a lyer, better yet stop being one yourself). They did not offer an extended guaranty until a year and a half after release, even then they played down how many consoles were failing. There was a design flaw in the original release of the Xbox 360 that made it prone to failure and over heating.

The YLOD on Playstaion 3 was never anywhere near as big as the RROD problem. Plenty of articles and stories on the internet talking about the RROD. Most of the YLOD problem mentioned were in forums like this. Trust me if there was a huge problem with YLOD on Playstation 3, Playstation fans would have been all over it, Playstation fans are very vocal, even when it comes to problems with Sony and Playstation, they don't pretend everything is rosy like the Microsoft Xbox fans do (not reffering to everyone, you know who I'm talking about).

http://blog.seattlepi.com/d...

GamingIVfun1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

Some people are just oblivious to reality. Talking about all the disagrees.

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Kribwalker1089d ago

I feel the same about the ps4. Eventually there will be something that drives me to get one, but if uncharted gets similar reviews to tomb raider it will no longer be my driving force, definitely killzone and driveclub don't push it to me, nor do interactive movies as I play a lot of those on Xbox already (D4, Blues and bullets, tell tale games ect) and resolution difference isn't something that will do it either. Eventually i will get a PS4, just depends on when.

Ps: Until the price of the system goes below launch price in Canada (launched at $399, but right how after price cut its $429) I'm not gonna buy it. If MS didn't have to raise the price on their system due to the low Canadian dollar Sony should not have had to as well

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