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Which Is Better Microsoft Xbox One Or Sony PS4 ?

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    Which Is Better Microsoft Xbox One Or Sony PS4 ?


    Hello Guys, I am gonna buy a new gaming console and as the release of both the next Generation Gaming Console are near so I want to get one from this both.
    So, please help me Which One Should I get?

    I have heard good things about the PS4 but still Xbox One looks better and its from Microsoft.
    So I need you all's help, Thank You...............

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  2. #2


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    Hello Narayan, here is what I think and my choice between the two consoles:

    PS4: The PS4 offers PS+ which gives you access to online multiplayer and other features, free games every month and discounts, plus you get exclusives such as Killzone Shadowfall and Infamous Second Son, although Free-to-play games will not require a PS+ subscription. You will also be able to share your games with your friends without any barriers. PS+ will only cost about $50 or less than $5 a month.

    Xbox One: The Xbone offers Gold membership for online features, entertainment, and much more. Exclusives on Xbone include Microsoft's famous frachise Halo, Forza Motorsport and more. Sharing games on Xbone within your family is easy with up to 10 family members allowed access to your games library. The price for gold membership will be $60 per year.

    Now one of the major differences between the two is the Controller, I myself enjoy the feel of the playstation controller and cannot use a Xbox Controller because it just doesn't feel right in my hands. this should be a deciding factor because it will ensure comfortable gameplay.

    conclusion: I think you should get the PS4 because the membership is $10 cheaper, you get a few games for free each month and discounts on titles. Of course that is what I think between the two consoles, but I hope I have helped, it's really hard to tell you which console you should get because it really depends on what games you want to play and what console your friends will be getting if you want to play with them.

    Happy Gaming!
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    I'm getting the Xbox One. The launch titles are better. Xbox Live has traditionally been better than PSN. They're making a lot of promises that PSN will be better this time around but yeah, Sony has never had a good reputation for system software.

    I don't know if a lot of Xbox Live features will hit India, but in the US, there are a lot of useful features like fantasy football on the TV, Skype, etc. I know the TV features are only guaranteed for the US, but who knows for your region.

    As for PSN+, don't forget to mention that you are essentially renting the games. If your subscription has to lapse for whatever reason, the games don't work anymore. There is one scenario that multi-console owners can do (and what some friends are doing). You get the PS4 with the PSN+ subscription. Use the $50/year subscription to play free games. Then with your Xbox One, buy the titles on that one. You're bound to get some decent games via the subscription. why pay when you can get them for free?
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    Best of all possible worlds is to go PC, of course--more games, better games, cheaper games, user-serviceable hardware upgrades, etc. Both consoles are manufactured by AMD with x86 PC cpus and PC gpus, as both the Sony and the XBox One are equivalent to low-to-mid-range x86 gaming PCs in terms of their hardware.

    But if you have to have a console, be advised that the XBone's "family sharing plan" as mentioned above is officially dead in the water--as in not gonna' happen, at least not when the xBone ships, and most probably never. Here are a couple of links to get you started:

    Xbox One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and here's a thread where the demise of the xBone shared library is discussed to give you some flavor:

    The Escapist : Forums : Gaming Discussion : Stop complaining about the loss of the shared-library feature. It was a smoke-screen.

    As to the PS4, the hardware inside runs a gpu that is roughly ~50% more powerful than the initial listed specs for the XBone; the main thing this means is that your games will be able to support higher resolution displays with more eye-candy than the xBone can support presently (Microsoft will have to upgrade the xBone hardware to catch up.)

    Otoh, the xBone can act as a pass-through for your TV-services set-top box and you may be able to use it to change TV channels remotely, and it also comes with a Kinect, if you're in to the camera thing. But xBone starts out @ $499, $100 more than the $399 PS4.

    Again...best of all possible worlds is a Windows gaming PC; consoles are second-best, imo. But you asked for an opinion...
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    a lot of what waltc said are half-truths (except the Escapist link which is fully bull by some people in a forum). But I won't go into the back and forth because it's a waste of energy.

    Here's what they are advertising the Xbox One as able to do...

    Being able to say things like, "Xbox, change to the History Channel." "Xbox, go to ESPN." The Xbox One's Kinect can act as an IR blaster for all your equipment, using standard IR codes for your device, like a Logitech Harmony remote. If for whatever reason, the Kinect cannot beam to your device (maybe you have your device in an unusual location), you can plug in a standard IR blaster cable. Being able to switch from Netflix to Hulu to Crackle to Amazon Prime to whatever quickly. Now, you can even have multiple apps running at the same time. You could have Netflix could be running a movie on one side of the screen, while she's browsing the Internet on the other side of the screen or she could be browsing Crackle or Hulu or any number of other apps coming out soon and if she finds something better than what she was watching on Netflix, she can switch screens.

    Say "Xbox, On" and the audio receiver, the cable box, the Xbox, etc. turn on is pretty cool.


    Being able to Skype while watching TV. Or playing fantasy football and seeing the fantasy points change while watching football. The official NFL fantasy football app is snapped alongside the game and if you choose, Skype. You can watch a channel while skyping with a friend or your mom.

    Skype or Facetime with everyone crowding around an iPad is not exactly great. iPad is fine for one on one. But for a whole family, not so fine.


    They're very likely to port some of the basic Windows 8.1 apps like weather, news, etc. to the Xbox One. I'm sure the 360 apps like Comcast, Time Warner, etc. will be ported over as well to have digital TV.

    It's still a BluRay player as well so they can watch their new BluRay discs as well as their older DVD discs. Since the core OS in the Xbox One is a subset of Windows 8.1, it allows apps to easily be ported between platforms (in fact, it was heavily pushed at Build 2013). The Xbox 360 had what, 80 multimedia apps? The big problem with the 360 was the slow switching and loading between the apps because the 360 only had 512 MB of RAM.


    Xbox Fitness is going to be free for 2013 and the entire 2014. This includes P90x, Beach Insanity, etc. You get Tracy Anderson, Jillian Michaels, etc.. The videos are interactive. The routines are customized to you. The Kinect tracks your skeleton, your heart rate, etc. You also have Zumba Fitness World Party.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    a lot of what waltc said are half-truths (except the Escapist link which is fully bull by some people in a forum). But I won't go into the back and forth because it's a waste of energy.
    I have to agree that you didn't waste any energy, since you didn't write one word or provide one link to justify your statement...

    The stuff about the PS4 hardware is completely true--no half-ways about it.



    Here's what they are advertising the Xbox One as able to do...

    Being able to say things like, "Xbox, change to the History Channel." "Xbox, go to ESPN." The Xbox One's Kinect can act as an IR blaster for all your equipment, using standard IR codes for your device, like a Logitech Harmony remote. If for whatever reason, the Kinect cannot beam to your device (maybe you have your device in an unusual location), you can plug in a standard IR blaster cable. Being able to switch from Netflix to Hulu to Crackle to Amazon Prime to whatever quickly. Now, you can even have multiple apps running at the same time. You could have Netflix could be running a movie on one side of the screen, while she's browsing the Internet on the other side of the screen or she could be browsing Crackle or Hulu or any number of other apps coming out soon and if she finds something better than what she was watching on Netflix, she can switch screens.

    Say "Xbox, On" and the audio receiver, the cable box, the Xbox, etc. turn on is pretty cool.
    It's your opinion, of course, but why is that "cool"? PCs have "been running multiple apps for years"--the xBone *is* a PC, btw, and so is the PS4--AMD makes both of them. And personally, yelling at my TV doesn't strike me as "Cool." I've been using a remote for years and can do all of that without having to say a word, or wave my arms all about in my own living room like I am spastic... The novelty of saying "XBox On" or waving frantically at the Kinect camera will last all of about thirty minutes--people will tire of that *real quick,* I'll bet.


    Being able to Skype while watching TV. Or playing fantasy football and seeing the fantasy points change while watching football. The official NFL fantasy football app is snapped alongside the game and if you choose, Skype. You can watch a channel while skyping with a friend or your mom.

    Skype or Facetime with everyone crowding around an iPad is not exactly great. iPad is fine for one on one. But for a whole family, not so fine.
    Just remember, please, that the xBone is not the TV and by itself it cannot receive a single channel. You still have to have a separate TV *and* a separate TV tuner box (set top box.) The xBone is designed to work with those things. It cannot replace them.

    Skype has been available for a couple of decades as PC software. I've never cared for it, but YMMV. I'd rather just use my cell.


    They're very likely to port some of the basic Windows 8.1 apps like weather, news, etc. to the Xbox One. I'm sure the 360 apps like Comcast, Time Warner, etc. will be ported over as well to have digital TV.
    So? Get a WIn 8.1 PC and no porting is necessary.

    It's still a BluRay player as well so they can watch their new BluRay discs as well as their older DVD discs. Since the core OS in the Xbox One is a subset of Windows 8.1, it allows apps to easily be ported between platforms (in fact, it was heavily pushed at Build 2013). The Xbox 360 had what, 80 multimedia apps? The big problem with the 360 was the slow switching and loading between the apps because the 360 only had 512 MB of RAM.
    Yea, the PS4 also has built-in Blu-Ray. Blue ray drives are available for $40 for a PC, and you can get stand-alone BluRay players for $50 at WalMart.


    Xbox Fitness is going to be free for 2013 and the entire 2014. This includes P90x, Beach Insanity, etc. You get Tracy Anderson, Jillian Michaels, etc.. The videos are interactive. The routines are customized to you. The Kinect tracks your skeleton, your heart rate, etc. You also have Zumba Fitness World Party.
    You have to understand something you seem to be missing... First, it's your opinion and yours is as valid as mine even if it differs from mine. But what you are not thinking about is that some people, maybe a few people (deliberate understatement), are looking to use the next console they purchase as a gaming box with which they plan to play all manner of 3d games. Microsoft is betting that people would rather have another set-top TV box in their living rooms than another gaming console. In your entire post you didn't mention using your xBone to play 3d games at all--I hope you realize that...

    My original advice stands: if you can handle one, you are far better off with a Windows PC than you are with either an xBone or a PS4. But note that this is only my advice. It's not a commandment, you know, so why be so touchy on the subject?
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    I'm not the one being touchy. The one being touchy is the one making up facts. You can either argue through relevant facts or through FUD and you chose the FUD route. It's your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I'm not the one being touchy. The one being touchy is the one making up facts. You can either argue through relevant facts or through FUD and you chose the FUD route. It's your choice.
    Look, I've had enough of this... My original post--my opinion--still stands. As I said, you're free to have a differing opinion, of course! But FUD? From the facts Microsoft has already released, we know far too much about what xBone is as opposed to what it isn't, so there's really no room for FUD anymore.

    If you can handle one, then buying a decent PC is the best of all possible worlds. Buying a console--any console--is second best. My opinion about that won't change. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
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    This reminds me of the old "tastes great", "less filling" debate from the beer commercials.

    It all boils down to personal preference. Me? I'm leaning more towards PS4, and not because of types of hardware or anything related to the machines themselves. I didn't like the hard-nosed stance Microsoft was taking in the beginning. They pushed me and probably millions of other customers towards Sony simply because they chose to be butts about their product.

    Microsoft has since backed off their tough guy stance, but for me and many others it is 'too little, too late'.
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    i'm sticking with pc, the new console hardware is pretty garbage. I expected more. When Xbox /ps2 360/ps3 came out, I feel like they weren't all that far behind a mid range gaming PC, as my memory serves, more so with the first gen xbox and ps2.

    anyway I have too much money in my pc to buy a console.
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