XBOX One or PS4: Which to buy?

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  1. pc747

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    Both consoles have been out for quite awhile and at this point both manufacturers have fixed major bugs and established their line in the sand. As a person looking to maybe invest in one I am opening this forum to hear the opinions of XBOX One and PS4 users to help me determine which route I should go.

    Yes I know I can type in "XBOX One vs PS4" on Youtube but I would rather here what you guys think.

    Personally I am a casual gamer who may play madden every now and then and I may be better off going with the Nvidia Shield Android TV, but state your point for both casual gamers and hardcore gamers alike as someone may stumble on this thread in a search engine.
     
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    I have owned both so I have experience with the pros and cons of both platforms. I can honestly say: which exclusives are you looking for is the only reason to choose one over the other. Unless you really want to control your TV from your Xbox. Although it was hilarious that I plugged my PS4 INTO my Xbox One HDMI slot just for kicks. I eventually sold my Xbox One because there was absolutely nothing I was interested in playing on it (now or even in the next few years). PSN does have a nice casual market for Indie games, however you'll see Xbox One usually get well-known casuals like...Plants vs. Zombies or Peggle. One thing I do miss about the Xbox One: the controller. Man did I love that controller beyond belief. I would even play PC games off of it. So comfortable and sturdy. I've actually gone through 3 PS4 controllers because of broken triggers but never had one issue with the Xbox one controller. I'm also a hardcore player and play A LOT.

    Also, don't knock the handhelds either. Although, I'm just going to tell you to get a 3DS. The casual market on that mimics free-to-play on Android but the games are actually well-made in my opinion. Now I'm going back to playing Xenoblade Chronicles...
     
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    I give more time to the PS4 than I do my XBone. I prefer the interface better. I haven't even connected the motion sensor to the XBone yet to give it a shot.

    Unlike Nick, I prefer the PS4 controller over the XBone controller.
     
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    The ps4 is definitely more gamer oriented, compared to the Xbox One which is media oriented. I have owned a 360 just to play a few exclusives but quickly sold it after I beat those games.

    I personally own a ps4 and play it every now and then from time to time, usually I get in a game or two of NBA 2k15 at least one or two times a week.

    I chose the ps4 for multiple reasons:
    1. The price.
    2. Superior hardware
    3. Exclusives (I really can't wait for Uncharted to come out)
    4. PSN (I had a great experience with PS Plus on my ps3 and it's continued on with my ps4)
    5. Friends were all getting ps4 too
    6. Design (It's one of the best looking consoles ever. I mean just look at it for awhile from all angles, there are no bad angles)

    It all comes down to what types of games you play and who you're going to play with. All my friends own ps4 so we would play games online.

    I guess if I had to fall into a camp throughout my gaming years, it'd be Sony though. Microsoft managed to enrage the gaming community before the consoles even dropped and then backpedaled, that was proof they weren't confident in their own concept. I can't support a company that backpedals so quickly from their original plan. It was a sign of them resigning this generation's console wars imo.
     
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    I have no experience with the ps4, but I'm quite content with my Xbox one.
     
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    Support, backpedaling. To me these are political terms; not terms to describe a company attempting to make money. Microsoft at least tried and after so much backlash and listening to the fans... They looked after their profit more than their original concept. Of course I'm a person who could care less what the gaming community 'feels.' They've only proven cognitive dissonance should substitute quality, in my opinion.
     
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    I've been an avid xbox fan since the original. I've owned a xbox ,xbox 360 and now a xbox one. I have also owned a ps and a ps2.

    My personal opinion is that the game exclusives for Xbox are superior. Along with fable and the halo series, the controller and Xbox live support are the weighing factors.

    I also find that the Xbox one vs ps4 screen layout and navigation is more fluid and easier to navigate through. They offer multiple free games each month and have been nothing but pleasing experiences when dealing with customer support if neccisary.

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    Xbox One Live = Multi-player and Entertainment. PS4 = Solo gamers.

    Xbox One Controllers fit the hand better for extended game play.
     
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    PlayStation 4 and XBONE users have you seen anything at E3 that gave you confidence in your console or made you consider switching.
     
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    I've never paid too much attention to the Playstation info. I'm content with Xbox. Definitely glad for backwards compatibility coming in. Hoping developers give permission for their games to be made available.

    I knew it wouldn't be backward compatible when I bought it. My cousin wasn't so lucky & they sold their 360, but kept some games.
     
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    I'm not a big on line gamer so paying for Xbox live just to use Netflix is what drove me to PS. Now that I have it I enjoy it much better. I have been a Ratchet and Clank fan since day one so that is another plus.

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