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Old 27-09-2013, 17:12
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I am sorry if this thread has been created 1million times and i dont want to cause arguments....but i just dont know what to get

Basically i want to get one of the new gen consoles for my birthday on the 5th december (obviously the xbox 1 or the ps4).

I havent owned a console for a while due to not really wanting one or being so busy with school and work. I have changed my mind though and want to join the gaming world

The games I play/will play will be Fifa 14, NBA Live 14/NBA 2K14 and Call of Duty.
I also want to use my console for watching movies and basically other multimedia purposes since i will be playing it in my living room.

Should i get the xbox one or ps4?
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Old 27-09-2013, 17:33
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The games you mentioned are multi-platform games so regardless of whether you get a PS4 or XboxOne you'll be able to play them.

Multimedia wise if you are referring to the likes of Netflix then again you'll be fine with both consoles.

I'd say go with the cheapest deal.
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Old 27-09-2013, 17:39
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The games you mentioned are multi-platform games so regardless of whether you get a PS4 or XboxOne you'll be able to play them.

Multimedia wise if you are referring to the likes of Netflix then again you'll be fine with both consoles.

I'd say go with the cheapest deal.
ps4????
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Old 27-09-2013, 17:46
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I am sorry if this thread has been created 1million times and i dont want to cause arguments....but i just dont know what to get

Basically i want to get one of the new gen consoles for my birthday on the 5th december (obviously the xbox 1 or the ps4).

I havent owned a console for a while due to not really wanting one or being so busy with school and work. I have changed my mind though and want to join the gaming world

The games I play/will play will be Fifa 14, NBA Live 14/NBA 2K14 and Call of Duty.
I also want to use my console for watching movies and basically other multimedia purposes since i will be playing it in my living room.

Should i get the xbox one or ps4?
Get a PS4. It is cheaper, more powerful and looks better.

I am not biased as I am most likely getting the Xbox One. Why? I prefer the controller and exclusives and it's what I'm used to.

Since you're new to this, didn't name any exclusives, then I would say PS4 is the best choice for you
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Old 27-09-2013, 18:50
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Get a PS4. It is cheaper, more powerful and looks better.

I am not biased as I am most likely getting the Xbox One. Why? I prefer the controller and exclusives and it's what I'm used to.

Since you're new to this, didn't name any exclusives, then I would say PS4 is the best choice for you
Agreed PS4 does look to be the better option but before the OP makes there mind up I still think they still look at the exclusive games to see if any of them may swing the decision in one way or another.
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Old 27-09-2013, 19:30
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Agreed PS4 does look to be the better option but before the OP makes there mind up I still think they still look at the exclusive games to see if any of them may swing the decision in one way or another.
nope not really

dont really care about exclusives

just want to play sports games tbh and COD
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Old 27-09-2013, 19:33
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Xbox One features exclusive content on EA games such as the Ultimate Team for FIFA, it also has confirmed dedicated servers for COD: Ghosts and timed exclusive DLC (if that matters to you). You can also get a free pack-in copy of FIFA if you order a Day One package which brings the costs down, though I'm not sure how available that is now.

For multimedia you can also plug your Sky box/Freesat/Freeview box into the back of Xbox One and multitask, you can swap between them very quickly and even pin TV to your game simultaneously if you wish and receive dashboard/friend notifications over your TV programs so you are always connected, I would say the Xbox One would suit your needs better tbh.
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Old 27-09-2013, 19:46
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PS4 will be cheaper on release and likely for some time. Xbox One offers more on the multimedia side of things(see above) so it's a matter of whether you think those features are worth an extra £70(or £30 if the FIFA deal is available)
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:04
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PS4 will be cheaper on release and likely for some time. Xbox One offers more on the multimedia side of things(see above) so it's a matter of whether you think those features are worth an extra £70(or £30 if the FIFA deal is available)
Hmmm my issue is that the xbox one controller may be too big lol.
i have small hands.
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:06
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Xbox One features exclusive content on EA games such as the Ultimate Team for FIFA, it also has confirmed dedicated servers for COD: Ghosts and timed exclusive DLC (if that matters to you). You can also get a free pack-in copy of FIFA if you order a Day One package which brings the costs down, though I'm not sure how available that is now.

For multimedia you can also plug your Sky box/Freesat/Freeview box into the back of Xbox One and multitask, you can swap between them very quickly and even pin TV to your game simultaneously if you wish and receive dashboard/friend notifications over your TV programs so you are always connected, I would say the Xbox One would suit your needs better tbh.
They are out of stock everywhere

no chance of me getting my hands on one of those
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:47
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They are out of stock everywhere

no chance of me getting my hands on one of those
I think simplygames still have stock.
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Old 27-09-2013, 21:04
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Xbox One features exclusive content on EA games such as the Ultimate Team for FIFA, it also has confirmed dedicated servers for COD: Ghosts and timed exclusive DLC (if that matters to you). You can also get a free pack-in copy of FIFA if you order a Day One package which brings the costs down, though I'm not sure how available that is now.

For multimedia you can also plug your Sky box/Freesat/Freeview box into the back of Xbox One and multitask, you can swap between them very quickly and even pin TV to your game simultaneously if you wish and receive dashboard/friend notifications over your TV programs so you are always connected, I would say the Xbox One would suit your needs better tbh.
Ultimate Team is not exclusive to Xbox One, despite the false advertising MS are putting out, only exclusive content for Ultimate Team.

Not sure how you can say it brings the cost down when it still costs more than PS4 + FIFA!

For watching movies then we'll probably have to wait until they launch to find out all the video types they play.

Don't forget on PS4 the on demand apps like Netflix have no restrictions but you will need to pay for an Xbox LIVE subscription on Xbox One to access the content you've already paid for.
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Old 27-09-2013, 21:37
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I think simplygames still have stock.
is simply games legit?

sorry if this sounds stupid but never heard of them and after the recent fraud i suffered on my bank account i am careful where i purchase things online
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Old 27-09-2013, 21:57
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is simply games legit?

sorry if this sounds stupid but never heard of them and after the recent fraud i suffered on my bank account i am careful where i purchase things online
They are legit, but I think they're lying.

The PS4 is under a blanket EU-wide restriction of pre-orders with launch day guarantee, and has been since 6th August and they're not displaying that message.

So I'd be doubtful they have either console available.

There should be adequate stock in shops on day one.

If it was me I would pre-order from Amazon or somewhere else that requires no deposit and can be cancelled online easily, keep that pre-order, see if nearer launch more consoles are released to retailers and if not then cancel it and go hunting on launch day.
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Old 27-09-2013, 22:08
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They are legit, but I think they're lying.

The PS4 is under a blanket EU-wide restriction of pre-orders with launch day guarantee, and has been since 6th August and they're not displaying that message.

So I'd be doubtful they have either console available.

There should be adequate stock in shops on day one.

If it was me I would pre-order from Amazon or somewhere else that requires no deposit and can be cancelled online easily, keep that pre-order, see if nearer launch more consoles are released to retailers and if not then cancel it and go hunting on launch day.
tbh i am not gonna get a console on launch day. ill like you said roam a few shops and if there are none ill wait till after xmas, maybe jan or feb and get it then.

still not sure also which one to go for. i am watching some youtube videos showing a closer look at the consoles and controllers. the xbox controller actually looks smaller than i thought it would be. the ps4 is cheaper though so that may sway me. both consoles play the games i want and both play blu ray dvd's/
the kinnect is a bonus i suppose so may have to think if i will actually use it!
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Old 27-09-2013, 22:20
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Do you have a console right now? Or have you held a 360 or PS3 controller before?
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Old 27-09-2013, 23:08
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Do you have a console right now? Or have you held a 360 or PS3 controller before?
no i havent had a console since ps2!
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Old 27-09-2013, 23:34
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is simply games legit?

sorry if this sounds stupid but never heard of them and after the recent fraud i suffered on my bank account i am careful where i purchase things online
They are legit, but I think they're lying.

The PS4 is under a blanket EU-wide restriction of pre-orders with launch day guarantee, and has been since 6th August and they're not displaying that message.

So I'd be doubtful they have either console available.

There should be adequate stock in shops on day one.
They are legit, I've used them a few times before and I have a PS4 pre-order with them. I got an email about the PS4 bundles today and this was tagged on the bottom of it....



Xbox One is released on 22nd November – Speaking of which, we do still have Xbox One Day-One ‘Commemorative Consoles’ available for Pre-Order - just in case you would fancy ordering one of those to rival your PS4!!!

The SimplyGames Team
If you're not bothered about day one it doesn't matter but a free copy of FIFA might make a huge difference to you?
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Old 27-09-2013, 23:36
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They are legit, I've used them a few times before and I have a PS4 pre-order with them. I got an email about the PS4 bundles today and this was tagged on the bottom of it....





If you're not bothered about day one it doesn't matter but a free copy of FIFA might make a huge difference to you?
oh so they do have it in stock...the xbox one with fifa 14?
hmmm might preorder it from their actually.....
if my xbox were to break with them do i deal with Microsoft directly.
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Old 27-09-2013, 23:49
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oh so they do have it in stock...the xbox one with fifa 14?
hmmm might preorder it from their actually.....
if my xbox were to break with them do i deal with Microsoft directly.
It looks like it but I don't know for how long.

If I bought an xbox and it broke within a year I'd ask the retailer for a new one or I'd certainly be dealing with Microsoft direct. But I'd like to think that's extremely unlikely at best.
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Old 28-09-2013, 00:14
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It looks like it but I don't know for how long.

If I bought an xbox and it broke within a year I'd ask the retailer for a new one or I'd certainly be dealing with Microsoft direct. But I'd like to think that's extremely unlikely at best.
did you get insurance on yours?

incase your console breaks after the year warranty.
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Old 28-09-2013, 01:19
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Well, try find some place with a 360 demo station, because if you've small hands the Xbox controller is pretty large as controllers go. The 360 and One controllers are essentially the same size.

Nothing like the original Xbox controller though!

The PS4 controller is a bit bigger than the PS3 controller, mainly it's wider as it has the touchpad - the distance between all the buttons you mash is smaller, so may suit your hands a little bit better.

I have 'goalkeeper hands', I guess that's what you get for playing in goal, and even I find the Xbox controller to be too big for long sessions (ah Sony yunohavePCdriver).

Just saw a post on NeoGAF, looks like Tesco have taken the no-more-pre-orders message off their PS4 page, so maybe more allocation is coming through?
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Old 28-09-2013, 01:45
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Well, try find some place with a 360 demo station, because if you've small hands the Xbox controller is pretty large as controllers go. The 360 and One controllers are essentially the same size.

Nothing like the original Xbox controller though!

The PS4 controller is a bit bigger than the PS3 controller, mainly it's wider as it has the touchpad - the distance between all the buttons you mash is smaller, so may suit your hands a little bit better.

I have 'goalkeeper hands', I guess that's what you get for playing in goal, and even I find the Xbox controller to be too big for long sessions (ah Sony yunohavePCdriver).

Just saw a post on NeoGAF, looks like Tesco have taken the no-more-pre-orders message off their PS4 page, so maybe more allocation is coming through?
yeah ive decided
im gonna get the ps4. it makes sense, its cheaper, the more powerful console and i think the controller suits me better. I have small hands so its no way ideal for me

Not i have decided what to get.....i think i just have to look for a place to buy it. Coming to think about it i dont have to get on release day.... i can wait till after xmas i suppose. Think i will buy it from amazon since they are reliable and have ''fantastic customer service'' according to most people
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Old 28-09-2013, 06:31
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Xbox One features exclusive content on EA games such as the Ultimate Team for FIFA
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No it's not, the only exclusive content on the Xbox One version of Fifa is the inclusion of '50ish' Legends in Ultimate Team, not Ultimate Team itself.
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Old 28-09-2013, 09:14
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Ultimate Team is not exclusive to Xbox One, despite the false advertising MS are putting out, only exclusive content for Ultimate Team.

Not sure how you can say it brings the cost down when it still costs more than PS4 + FIFA!

For watching movies then we'll probably have to wait until they launch to find out all the video types they play.

Don't forget on PS4 the on demand apps like Netflix have no restrictions but you will need to pay for an Xbox LIVE subscription on Xbox One to access the content you've already paid for.
Which is exclusive content... and dedicated servers for COD will make the difference.

Getting a free pack-in game brings the costs down, that's just logic. I never said it was cheaper than the PS4 but the fact is you also get a high tech camera included with the X1.

Lastly to the OP, I wouldn't worry about the size of the X1 controller as it's actually smaller than the Dual Shock 4 which has really grown for this generation. PIC
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