Originally Posted by rightintel
All good points. I'm considering selling mine to my nephew, or just packing it up for awhile(plugging my blu-ray player back into input 3). The Kinect and my Harmony One occasionally are a tad hit or miss for me. The simple fact is I have to admit to myself that's getting really old. As much as I wanted it to wow me, it's been so-so. On balance, BF4 looks outstanding compared to the 360-the COD, not a big difference.
Agree 100% I've been with Xbox since Fall of 2001 when the original launched. Loved it and loved my 360 even more. To be honest, I don't think I'll be playing my Xbox One until Titanfall comes out (provided it scores well). There are a number of things I'm not liking, including:
1. I have a seven year old PS3 that can output 3D blu-ray. My brand new $500 console cannot. I also have a five year old PS3 that can bitstream lossless blu-ray audio while my Xbox One cannot.
2. It takes FAR longer to read messages sent to me during gameplay. Nowhere near as easy as accessing messages during games on the 360.
3. I paid an extra $100 for less horsepower than a PS4.
4. The controller doesn't feel 'solid' since it doesn't use screws. For some reason the parts feel 'wobbly' in my hands.
5. There have been multiple times when I'm playing a game when the machine takes me to the home screen for no reason whatsoever. That's especially helpful during COD or Battlefield firefights!
6. I'm one of those people who appreciates achievements. No longer. Accessing achievements was very easy on the 360 - why is it so cumbersome now?
7. On my launch 360 I had the option to remove my original 20GB HDD and replace it with a 120GB HDD later on. Here I'm stuck with a 500GB HDD that I can't replace. If they release a proprietary external HDD it is no longer a 'one' device. On my PS4 all I'd have to do is swap the HDD out for a larger one at any time.
8. Kinect voice commands have been VERY hit and miss for me. I am the only person who uses my Xbox One and half the time it has no idea what I'm saying. I have no accent and speak quite clearly to it.
9. Thus far the only demo I can find for new games is Dead Rising 3. So Microsoft wants to drum up excitement for its new console and I have a whopping one game to demo. Wow.
I picked up a PS4 last weekend and must say that I'm quite impressed. The machine seems 'simpler' and focuses on core gaming - not uploading game clips to Facebook, wanting to switch to a dozen different apps within a five minute time period, etc. And, when I fired up Killzone for the first time my jaw hit the floor - that game is next gen. Battlefield 4 and COD: Ghosts are not. I do suppose my opinion is tainted by having purchased two games for the Xbox which are either totally broken (now largely fixed) or a very poorly designed from the get go. So, in the end, I feel like I bought a $500 box of potential. I'm confident that Titanfall will be good and if future multi platform games are of equal quality on both systems I'll likely stick with Xbox. However, if games like Destiny are indeed better on PS4 I will gladly make the switch to Sony (and stick with Microsoft only for their exclusive games). Someone asked me tonight which system I'd recommend if he could only purchase one. My recommendation was made quite easily.