Some exclusives I really enjoyed were Halo, Alan Wake and Gears. Microsoft started out last generation with some really great timed exclusives like Mass Effect. It appears they're trying to do the same with Titan Fall.
Their reliance and dedication to Kinect really turns me off. I also don't really get the"Snap" features. I have a tablet for that.
Sony won me over at the end of last generation with The Last of Us, Beyond, Gucamele, etc.
It felt like Microsofts Arcade offerings died and they began to bang out terrible to average sequels like Halo and Gears: Judgement.
The one thing that interests me and the thing they just won't get right is their attempt to take over my cable box. They just don't have or won't be able to get enough support from the cable providers to have an adequate solution. If the One could replace my cable box in total I might spring for one just to have a slick interface.
I wish MS luck but I think they're starting off on the wrong foot.
1. I've been a hardcore early adopter for home consoles all my life (bought SNES on launch day back in late August 1991) - I've bought all Playstations and Xbox systems on their launch day, and I'm not about to stop now.
2. Exclusive games - To be totally honest, there really aren't any absolute must have exclusives on either console this Xmas, but that's just my opinion. Still, we all know they will eventually have them. In March both Infamous and Titanfall will come out, and both of those exclusives are must own status.
3. Life is Short - everyday people die from the weirdest things. You just never know how many days on this Earth you have left. Why wait and buy it later when you can get it now and enjoy that launch day smell ?
Received my PS4 last Friday and my XBox One just shipped!
Yes, I am a pretty rabid technophile.
Plus stores here are discounting launch Xbox Ones and chucking in free games. I think we'll see a permanent price drop in sort order. Should I decide to get one down the track.
The only launch game that even remotely interests me is Dead Rising 3 but the Digital Foundry piece on it last week showed textures that would take seconds at times to load in and a framerate closer to 20 than 30.
The only game in the near future that interests me is Titanfall - and I can get that for pc.
Halo and Forza dont interest me at all. Then again I consider the ps4 not having Halo a plus for it so take that as you will hah!
I used to think the xbox 360 gamepad was the best gamepad I ever played with. Then I played with a ds4. It is as good or better than the 360 pad.
The 4's new controller is amazing. The social media ties are great. The games look and play great. All in all a great device. But the one thing I really need and want on pretty much any device connected to my TV, seamless transition between my cable input and my content delivery device. Google TV had this feature and it was nice until I got plugged into iTunes. With all the PS4 got right and where I think MS and Xbox will win with me is the ability to switch between cable TV programming and games or Netflix; preferably utilizing one remote. Since I know it can be done, I'm really looking forward to that feature with the One and would consider this a game changing killer app. I will still game on the 4 much more than I did on the PS3 though.
I will own both systems, Xbox first, PS4 next spring. Too many great games for both systems to not own both. One has the better game lineup at launch, well for me anyway.
I know many just can't swing two systems and I understand that. Each is great and I don't think you will run out of games for either. Thankfully $500 isn't too big a deal for me. I have a dangerous and stressful job so I buy myself what I want. Life's too short.
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Too many quality games to play on PS3/PS4 as it is, adding another system would just be clutter. And for exclusives, I much prefer the Sony side. Only Alan Wake series would be of interest to me for Xbox.
Titanfall looks good but that's it ...
why would I ever run a continuous camera in my house for MS? or net connection ? borderline insanity - and nobody is replacing their "TV Box" with voice command connect ...won't happen...
I was thinking getting both but no way now....
Before you buy this $700 box make sure you REALLY want it .... I just didn't see the graphical awe I see on the PS4 ....FIFA on PS4 is jaw dropping so is KZ, BF4 , etc ...