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    Default Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    I've been on the fence about both systems since they were announced months ago.
    I finally saved the money..but here's the problem...still on the fence!
    I have an Xbox 360 and have only played on it..never once played on a PS3.

    If anyone has a good link to a great comparison that would be helpful. Every comparison article I have found seems to be biased towards one or the other.

    Any articles, advice, tips, or general statements are welcomed!
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    Both. problem solved.
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    The purple one...

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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    I've written a pretty lengthy review of my Xbox One experience so far: My Xbox One review... ...my good friend went the PS4 route first instead of Xbox and his review of the system is surprisingly quite similar to mine with the exception of quite a few less seeming "hardware" issues.

    Short and sweet? These are systems with a severe lack of polish right now...an EXTREME lack of content right now...and to me, a serious lack of focus from either developer to get the systems on their feet after launch (neither of them...Xbox in my experience and hearing about the PS4's updates so far...have made any major firmware updates that cue any major shifts in optimization.

    To put it simply...these are like jumping into an expensive Beta test...but the promising thing is, both systems are really full of awesome tech, we're just not seeing it at full stride yet. The Xbox 360 and PS3 were both like this when first released as well, so that should be slightly comforting as well.

    I'm a masochistic early adopter...and I punish myself every time doing this. I enjoy reporting on the issues and watching the process smooth out personally though, you may not be the same, and if you aren't, you might want to wait a few months.
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    I'm glad I bought my Xbox one but like Sean said they definitely lack some polish right now.

    I would say stay clear from nba 2k14 of that is a game your interested in. It's fun when yo can play it but it seems the majority cannot access most of the modes and then it deletes saves quite a bit as well.
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I'm a masochistic early adopter...and I punish myself every time doing this. I enjoy reporting on the issues and watching the process smooth out personally though, you may not be the same, and if you aren't, you might want to wait a few months.
    Same! I always like the jump on as early as possible! I would have had one or the other at this point had a school issue not arose at the last moment. I did like you're post..very thorough. Makes me wonder if I should jump on or just wait it out with my 360....

    Quick question? I have 10 months live of XBL..that transfers over to Xbox One correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfedude88 View Post
    I'm glad I bought my Xbox one but like Sean said they definitely lack some polish right now.

    I would say stay clear from nba 2k14 of that is a game your interested in. It's fun when yo can play it but it seems the majority cannot access most of the modes and then it deletes saves quite a bit as well.
    That is precisely the first game I was planning on purchasing...ugh. I have COD: Ghosts for my 360 and I figure why buy it for a different system. Hmm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    The purple one...

    You get what you pay for crowd-sourced affirmation.
    This post was amazing haha. I literally LOL'd. Appreciate your style of humor sir
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    Quote Originally Posted by eradicator2k14 View Post
    That is precisely the first game I was planning on purchasing...ugh. I have COD: Ghosts for my 360 and I figure why buy it for a different system. Hmm..
    It is extremely frustrating. I really like the game but as it is right now it is unplayable 90% of the time. Hopeful the update it soon and it will be a good game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eradicator2k14 View Post
    Same! I always like the jump on as early as possible! I would have had one or the other at this point had a school issue not arose at the last moment. I did like you're post..very thorough. Makes me wonder if I should jump on or just wait it out with my 360....

    Quick question? I have 10 months live of XBL..that transfers over to Xbox One correct?
    Yes, any XBL time and credits you have (used to be XBL points) are totally transferable to the Xbox One.

    To add...NBA 2K14 isn't the only one having those issues, as of today, Battlefield 4 has been almost unplayable in all but Deathmatch mode (which is my least favorite mode unfortunately), this also seems to be the same on PS4...and Forza's online hoppers have been dreadful, to the point where people are simply making the online multiplayer a ghost town (which is quite depressing for a game and system that has been out just over a month).

    Honestly, the only game I've played with very little issue (online) has been Need For Speed (which is very fun I must admit, given how I'm typically a racing sim fan and not an arcade racer fan).
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    PS4 - Better then XBoxOne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suziezfranks View Post
    PS4 - Better then XBoxOne.
    Care to explain how? Or are you just generically answering a question with no real logic behind it?
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    I bought a PS4 was planning on buying both.I still plan on getting a Xbox one when it comes down in price.I just didn't see spending a $100 more for something I don't want ie Kinect.

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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    Why not both, the better question when does Halo 5 come out?
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    Well I'm against the Xbox One for the same sorts of reasons that others are against it. I have no doubt it is a capable gaming machine but I am very uncomfortable with how things played out with it. I won't rehash that here: if you like the games and aren't bothered by that stuff the Xbone is sure to please.

    For PS4...it is gorgeous and the controller is awesome. I still feel very lucky that I got one before Christmas. I just wish I had something to play on it. With no BC and a lot of titles still slated for 360/PS3, I definitely wouldn't put it as a must own.

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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    Quote Originally Posted by Algus View Post
    Well I'm against the Xbox One for the same sorts of reasons that others are against it. I have no doubt it is a capable gaming machine but I am very uncomfortable with how things played out with it. I won't rehash that here: if you like the games and aren't bothered by that stuff the Xbone is sure to please.

    For PS4...it is gorgeous and the controller is awesome. I still feel very lucky that I got one before Christmas. I just wish I had something to play on it. With no BC and a lot of titles still slated for 360/PS3, I definitely wouldn't put it as a must own.

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    I can honestly say that this holiday season is going to be a really excellent time to buy both systems...as they will both have some very attractive titles out by that time.

    I'm just crossing my fingers that some polish is also added to both systems by then too.

    btw...bought my PS4 (and Kill Zone) last night. Now I'm in a situation where my home theater receiver no longer has enough HDMi inputs to support all the stuff, LOL! First world problems. Looking into some HDMi switches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I can honestly say that this holiday season is going to be a really excellent time to buy both systems...as they will both have some very attractive titles out by that time.

    I'm just crossing my fingers that some polish is also added to both systems by then too.

    btw...bought my PS4 (and Kill Zone) last night. Now I'm in a situation where my home theater receiver no longer has enough HDMi inputs to support all the stuff, LOL! First world problems. Looking into some HDMi switches.
    Review, Sean, review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    Review, Sean, review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Sadly, I haven't even taken it out of the box yet! LOL! I had patrol start at 5am, so I was out when I got home.
    Okay, no pressure, brother..
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    Default Re: Should I buy a PS4 or Xbox One?

    It comes down to exclusives and right now I would say there isn't anything out that should make you feel like you need to buy it now. I'm a 2k head and I thought I NEEDED it ASAP (PS4) but I got quite bored with it with all the VC crap and I find myself waiting for them to just release more games.


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