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Old 01-08-2013, 22:22
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It's probably been asked so many times already, but I'm after opinions re which to get.

I had the PS1 many moons ago, but thereafter I've had the XBOX & 360 up until now. However my mates & their friends are getting the PS4, so I don't want to be left out of that. With that and the much lower price plus POTENTIAL privacy/security concerns on the Kinnect 2 I'm veering towards getting the PS4.

However, in the long term I think the XBOX One might be the better machine, mainly because Kinnect 2 comes with it rather than being a separate add on so games makers will utilise it more in their products rather than it being something that ends up gathering dust. I'd prefer the option of turning the Kinnect completely off though when I wanted. Also I know XBO has a HDMI in & out, but don't know enough about it to effect my choice.

Re games, most will be on both consoles, but being an XBOX owner for so long I'm more familiar with their exclusives (HALO, GOW etc...). That and I've got a certain sense of guilt in maybe getting a PS4 after so many years

Most of the ticked boxes on my list say to get the PS4, mainly as people I know are getting it. But I've got this feeling that in the long term it might not be the right choice.

What do you think?
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:33
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Well.

Take a peek at the announced games for Xbox One. The triple-A titles that you'll likely want to buy and play over and over. Then take a look at how they interact with Kinect.

Pretty short list, huh?

Ryse even began life as a Kinect-orientated game!

The HDMI-in and out won't affect you too much. The TV service is only available to the US at launch, and they haven't even said 'with Europe, xyz countries to follow' which makes me think that the TV service in other territories is a long way away.

However, you can still plug things in (like a PS3) and say XBOX TV and play your PS3 through your Xbox One, but really unless you bought a 99 TV and only have one HDMI slot I don't see it's worth for that scenario.

Sony always wins baby, you can't beat Sony.
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:39
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Ive also been on Xbox and had Xbox Live Gold, since the original Xbox, then onto the 360, but i decided to go PS4.

i kinda was leaning towards the One, but the only exclusives i like is Halo and Gears Of War.

But then thought, i could pick them up this time next year when they're released

Go PS4
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:42
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There's no easy answer to that.

Personal opinion - right here, right now, the PS4 is the obvious choice. It's cheaper, more powerful, isn't laden with unnecessary extras, and seems focused on GAMES. It's apparent popularity over the Xbox One makes it likely to be better supported with a more vibrant online community.

That's not to say the Xbox One will flop, or won't be able to deliver some stunning experiences, but the launch so far has been shambolic with a confused direction, mixed messages and draconian policies.

So I'll be buying PS4 at launch, and then considering Xbox One at a later date if / when it proves it's got what it takes to deliver a killer experience.
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:44
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Go with whatever you like pal. What ever console you choose I'm sure you will be happy with as both consoles look to have a great future. Just be aware that there or people that will give you miss information on forums such as this to some how sway you to 'their side'.

You can always get your second choice console in a few years when the price drops or if they release 'slim' versions.

Happy gaming.
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:45
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You're suffering brand loyalty. Both Microsoft or Sony don't give two turds about you they care about your wallet. For me it'll be a ps4 as it has exclusives I'm interested in, ps+ is much better value, the price point obviously but what really steals it for me is no forced camera. My biggest issue with xbox one has always been the Forced kinect. I don't want kinect and begrudge paying an extra 80 quid for it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:55
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What do you think?
My honest opinion, google both, decide which one has more games that you'll buy and there you go you have your console

Why do you need validation from other people on what to spend about 500 of your own money when all is said and done

If you can't decided between the two after weighing up every option then perhaps the answer is neither for the time being
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:58
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My head says get PS4.

A certain amount of familiarity and loyalty, plus my thinking longterm it would be a better machine, says get XBO.

I'll probably gonna go PS4. As said above I can always get XBO in the future if it ends up being better.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:10
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Neither, hold your ground until they are begging for you to buy it by offering you amazing things. ...I'm still waiting on Nintendo to deliver on that one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:12
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At the end of the day I would get the same one as your mates, otherwise it's going to be a lonely gaming experience in a generation aimed at online features.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:28
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My honest opinion, google both, decide which one has more games that you'll buy and there you go you have your console

Why do you need validation from other people on what to spend about 500 of your own money when all is said and done

If you can't decided between the two after weighing up every option then perhaps the answer is neither for the time being
Well I've looked into it quite a lot, specs, games etc...and when I'm potentially spending quite a lot of money forums like Digital Spy can be very helpful for opinions, that's what they are for. Same as YOUTUBE and magazines. I certainly don't need any kind of validation.

I suppose I could be patient and see which turns out to be the better, but that could take quite a while & I'm just as impatient as the other 98.5% of the gaming community to get hold something new.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:29
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At the end of the day I would get the same one as your mates, otherwise it's going to be a lonely gaming experience in a generation aimed at online features.
Yep, that's the main reason for getting the PS4.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:39
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Well I've looked into it quite a lot, specs, games etc...and when I'm potentially spending quite a lot of money forums like Digital Spy can be very helpful for opinions, that's what they are for. Same as YOUTUBE and magazines. I certainly don't need any kind of validation.

I suppose I could be patient and see which turns out to be the better, but that could take quite a while & I'm just as impatient as the other 98.5% of the gaming community to get hold something new.
I know why you are and if you've looked everywhere else it is probably best to ask on a forum

But on every single thread that has been started like this be it for X1/PS4 or PS3/360 it always turns in an argument, so its starts to get a little frustrating when a new one starts up

My opinion on which one to get for what it's worth is the PS4, don't get me wrong some of the X1 exclusives look great, but for me far more exclusives look better/ more interesting on PS4

Not to mention the fact with Plus being mandatory on PS4, you'll be getting at least 12 free games a year for PS4 (and over 70 free games a year when you factor in the PS3 and vita games)
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Old 02-08-2013, 00:02
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Well I've looked into it quite a lot, specs, games etc...and when I'm potentially spending quite a lot of money forums like Digital Spy can be very helpful for opinions, that's what they are for. Same as YOUTUBE and magazines. I certainly don't need any kind of validation.

I suppose I could be patient and see which turns out to be the better, but that could take quite a while & I'm just as impatient as the other 98.5% of the gaming community to get hold something new.
You could pre order both consoles then watch what both companies do over the next few months and just cancel the one your not intersted in nearer the time.

If your not worried about getting it within the launch window you could just hold off until a couple of months after release to let things settle down.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:26
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IMO just look at the games on each console and base your choice that. Even if that mean's your friend is getting a different console (not a bad thing as it gives you both different games to play), I personally would only buy a console for games that interested me, that's what it's all about.

I'm going for X1 due to the exclusive games and controller.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:58
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In my opinion you should for get about the cost of both consoles and choose on what ps4 and xbox one were mainly built for. And thats gaming. At the end of the day uts a gaming console everything else is extra. So choose 9n your game preferences not on if your been made buy a camera or not.

im getting the xbox one mainly because of xbox live as most games will be released on both consoles.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:12
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Not to mention the fact with Plus being mandatory on PS4, you'll be getting at least 12 free games a year for PS4 (and over 70 free games a year when you factor in the PS3 and vita games)
Just a small correction - Plus is not mandatory on PS4. For online play, yes, but not otherwise. As someone with zero interest in playing online, when I do eventually get a PS4 I'll be quite happily using it without Plus
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:39
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Get whatever your mates are getting then buy the other one when you can.

Everybody wins
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:28
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It's a hard choice isn't it. which one do I get.....then you choose the one that suits you best but continue to wonder if you have made the correct choice. simple answer is to get both (hell that's what the manu's want you to do) BUT that's gonna be expensive. I had the same dilemma as you do, which console to go for but I thought 'NO' not this time so I went for a gaming pc instead. cheaper games and better graphics than any console can manage. The online MP side of it just takes gaming to another level IMO. But of course, the choice is yours and yours alone. Good luck with whatever you choose though and happy gaming
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:10
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Thanks for your replies. Decided to go for XBO. Mainly on a selfish reason is that the wife is going to pay for most if not all of it as a combi birthday/Xmas gift. If it turns out PS4 is the better at a later date I'll get more on the trade in value for the XBO.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:39
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Thanks for your replies. Decided to go for XBO. Mainly on a selfish reason is that the wife is going to pay for most if not all of it as a combi birthday/Xmas gift. If it turns out PS4 is the better at a later date I'll get more on the trade in value for the XBO.
Now that's the kind of wife all us gamer's would like lol even better if she's into gaming too
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:17
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At the end of the day I would get the same one as your mates, otherwise it's going to be a lonely gaming experience in a generation aimed at online features.
At this point though unless all of your friends are hardcore gamers buying a new system on release day you will be the friend setting the trend for the systems they buy if you're the day one purchaser of a console amongst your group of friends.
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:29
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i need help guys...which should i get

i am not a huge game by any means and i will be using the console to play mainly NBA 2K14/NBA Live 14, COD and Fifa 14.

I havent owned a console since PS1, so i cant really say im up to date with the gaming scene.

I want my console for watching movies as well, as i dont own a blu ray player or anything so basically i want the console for multi media purposes as well.
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:35
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If you're not a fanboy or (by the look of what you play) after exclusives, I'd get a PS4 purely for financial reasons. Price difference is an extra game and some cash on the hip.
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:37
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If you're not a fanboy or (by the look of what you play) after exclusives, I'd get a PS4 purely for financial reasons. Price difference is an extra game and some cash on the hip.
is this to me?
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