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PS4 or XBOX One - Which do you prefer?

By Bla1ze on 7 May 2014 06:44 pm

There's a battle going on right now and your living room is at the forefront of it all. It's a battle that has been going on for years and once again, each party has upped the stakes. For those of us who like to play video games and have our living rooms connected, things have begun anew. Sony has brought their PlayStation 4 while Microsoft has brought their XBOX One and even though there may never be a clear winner here, the situation is heating up.

The PlayStation 4 was launched on November 15th, 2013 in North America, and November 29th, 2013 in Europe and Australia. Cumulatively, PlayStation has sold through more than 7 million units globally as of April 6th, 2014 while software sales have exceeded more than 20.5 million through retail outlets and through the PlayStation Store worldwide as of April 13th, 2014.

Microsoft's Xbox One was released across North America, several European markets, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22nd, 2013 and thus far has sold-in to retailers more than 5 million consoles. Microsoft doesn't seem too keen on sharing direct game sale figures though, simply noting that software sales are impressive with an average of 2.9 games sold per console. For March, Xbox One sold 1.4 million games.

According to a new report from IDC, Sony will be the leader when it comes to the latest generation of consoles and they've gone so far as to predict that by 2016 Sony will have sold 51 million units globally. The full report, Worldwide Video Game and Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2014-2018 Forecast, will be available later this week but while analyst predictions are always interesting, we're more interested in what you all think.

In the Connectedly Forums right now we have a poll running, PS4 or XBOX One? Be sure to stop by and add your vote for your favorite console and let us and everyone else know why. Also, while you're there let us know what your must-have games for each console are as well.

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PS4 or XBOX One - Which do you prefer?


If I had seen this when this post was made I would've said Xbox One but the past week when I've seen the Xbox One at Walmart and Target they never have a working unit....there's a label that says, "This unit is not functioning." close by is the PS4 and it's totally functioning...the touchpad on the controller works smoothly and is a neat idea to browse the interface...I'm surprised msft didn't put something like that on their controller.

I love my Xbox (2nd Gen or “slim”). But, I’ve had two, with the first one dying a couple of times over the heat issue before I finally gave it up. The slim seems better, but it left a bad taste in my mouth re: Microsoft quality control and design.

Add to that, dealing with customer service is a hassle. Their online policies are a PITA. And their outages are too frequent to be acceptable (though in fairness, some of those might be the COD servers).

And the “One” isn’t backwards compatible with the 360 games I’ve accumulated.

With that said, when it comes time to change, I’ll make the jump to PS4. No question.

I have an original Xbox and an Xbox 360. I'm thinking of going PS4 next instead of the Xbox One. Right now I don't have Live and don't plan on it. So my 360 is sitting there basically. I've been doing a marathon of Halo campaigns. It'd be nice to use Netflix and YouTube, but tack on Live and it's an extra layer, cost, and downer. With the PS4 I can get my gaming (on/offline) AND Netflix, YouTube, etc. It's like our Rokus, but with great gaming. lol

Can't say right now as I don't own either but when I do I'm going PS4 because I like the exclusives that Sony puts out more than Microsoft. It might be a while before I do buy either one as the current slate of games is quite anemic.

I had to go with the PS4 this round and I'm happy thus far with my choice. I can't wait for them to bring back DLNA as it is the primary reason the PS3 remains in the entertainment center next to the PS4. Looking forward to Project Morpheus as well. Sony may be struggling in other areas but they sure know how to make a great game console.

PS4 for me. I currently have a PS3 and a Vita, so I'm pretty invested in the Sony ecosystem ;) I like what Sony is doing in the space and the message it's conveying. Plus, it doesn't hurt that my Vita can act as a portable PS4 within the confines of my home! That means I could turn on and play on the couch while my wife watches TV, which is exactly what I do now with my Vita, except I'm playing Vita games.

Xbox One, for two reasons.

I've been with Xbox since the black monster, so I'm invested in the ecosystem. And with the increase of game choices carrying over to their sequels, it's pretty important to stay with one system throughout.

Two, the Xbox controller is absolute perfection. I cant stand the PS controllers.

I've stuck to the Xbox for a long time, and even went through two consoles due to the red ring of death! But I'm really considering getting the PS4 this time around.

Xbox One all the way ! it's a real re-envisioning of the future of the console vs. integration with the living room !

If I knew nothing about both (which is pretty close to nothing), then I would have chosen Xbox One. Yet, It really all depends on what happens over the next year. I've heard playstation is doing something with letting you download old games (it could just be rumor too). Microsoft is getting too greedy.

So as of right now I would be looking at a PS4, but I like Xbox One controller better...

I upgraded my Xbox 360 for the Xbox One and I am really happy with it, but there are times that I think the PS4 may have been the better choice. More indie games.

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PS4 for me; I still don't have a 360, and I really don't like that you have to pay for a gold subscription plus whatever game or service you want to use. It feels like you're getting hit twice.

Now, unless I misunderstood, it almost sounds like Sony shifted to this as well? My only 'argument' of why that's ok is they didn't start that way and I choose to pay for PSN before it was a requirement. I don't feel like Microsoft ever gave people a choice.

Generally speaking, the games I want come out on PlayStation anyway.

That's good - and rare. More often people play online or do something online, or even if they have friends over, they all play online from that console.

I'm sorry I didn't clarify better, but what I'm talking about is the online services each system provided. I didn't mean to imply you absolutely must use those services and that people don't interact with each other in real life.

I'm talking about the people that game online or use other online services getting hit twice because you pay for whatever service (let's say Netflix), but you also have to pay Microsoft's yearly fee in order to get access to another service you already paid for. Sony didn't make you do this, at least with the PS3. I haven't looked into the PS4 to be certain whether that's changed.

I have an xbox, 360, PS1, PS2, PS3, and a PS4. The Xbone is best for first person shooters while the ps4 is best for story driven games.

Xbox one for better games and better connected(ly) features like smart glass and hdmi pass through for live tv

I would go PS4! I have a PS3 and I think it was the best console around when it was the latest in gaming. Maybe i am biased but i think sony cant be beat in game consoles!

isn't this an entire Shledon and Amy segment on Big Bang? hmmm... don't know if I remember did he just buy one of each because he can afford too? for me Xbox

The store closed before he made the decision (which of course messes with him because it's something that isn't complete). As they are walking out she asks where they are going to eat and he can't decide. Lights fade.

i have an xbox 360 and thought of making the switch to the PS4 but... i really like the fact microsoft takes into account we use the console for music and movies just as much as for gaming. so.. xBone it is.

I switched from the 360 and couldn't be happier.
I wanted a console to game. That's exactly what the PS4 is for. None of all that other mumbo jumbo that Xbox has.

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I would've gone with a PS4 but my wife was accustomed to the Xbox UI. I still plan on purchasing one though. I have the Xbox One and I prefer it right now since I have Titanfall. I also think that it's cool that we get DLC with COD before PS. That's not a deal breaker though. I like the Xbox One a lot but I'm sure I will appreciate the PS4 when I get one. In just know that when I has a PS3 in the past, I was involved with more hardcore gamers than with my 360.

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PS4. And my reason is because I had a PS2 and PS3 and was completely satisfied with both. I have never owned an Xbox, so I can't say one is better than the other. It's quite likely that if my first purchase was an Xbox, I'd never know the joy of Playstation!

I use my gaming console primarily for gaming with some entertainment sprinkled in here and there. Had every last-gen console and only kept the PS3. So for next gen I got the best console for gaming. The PS4.

PS4, though I may just upgrade my PC.

I think the XBone will prove popular in America but not so much anywhere else.

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XBOX ONE, can't wait to see some of the new technologies that will be coming for the XBOX, Fortaleza anyone?