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#31 Asmodai

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:16

I'm not intended to start a flame war, but considering this time the competition is almost the same (hardware wise speaking), why are you people gonna buy the new PS4? Maybe i'm talking from the perspective of a new PS3 Owner some of you know i'm and i not know all the advantages, but right now i'm in the middle of a desicion here about buying a new next gen console and it seems obvious for a owner of a PS3  buy the PS4. But, is that obvious?

Thanks for any word of advice.

 

I preordered the PS4 on day 1.

Here are some of the reasons why I prefer it over the XBone:

 

1) I have ZERO interest in motion controllers (not a hit against MS, I don't like the Playstation Move, the Wii/Wii U, or Kinect).  Not a slight against them, just not my thing.  As such I don't want to pay $100 extra to get one that I wouldn't even hook up.  I'm glad you apparently don't HAVE to hook it up anymore and if I got a XBone I wouldn't but a good chunk of the price difference between the systems is for that hardware.

 

2) I don't like the "walled garden" that is Xbox Live Gold.  As a PC gamer first I don't like the idea of paying for multi-player at all but both consoles have gone this route so I'm stuck paying for multiplayer now... at least with the PS4 I can surf the web, play Free 2 Play MMOs, stream Netflix, etc. without having to pay for PSN+.

 

3) I like that I can upgrade the HDD in the PS4 and that disc versions of the games don't REQUIRE a full HDD install.  I bought my PS3 at launch as a 60GB PS3 and today it is a 500GB hdd by throwing my old laptop HDD in there when I upgraded it.  I MUCH prefer that to having to plug in external hard drives and having a non-user replacable one built in.  Also while I expect most disc games to give you the OPTION to load the game onto your HDD in order to decrease load times and such I prefer to not HAVE to.  If every game I have has to be fully installed on the HDD then I'm going to run through that 500GB HDD all the faster... plus what happens when I rent a game from RedBox... I don't want to fully install all of them.  Both consoles will let you go all digital if you prefer but only the PS4 lets you run games from the Disc if the game just isn't important enough to suck up tons of HDD space.

 

4) I prefer the PlayStation controller to the Xbox.  Maybe it's because I've had a PS, PS2, and PS3 and I'm used to it but I don't think it's just that.  I think the Xbox one looks more fisher price giant plasticy and the lack of symmetry bothers me for some reason... I want the analog sticks on the same line and the D pad with the 4 buttons, it as a certain design appeal to me.  Also I like that it's rechargeable out of the box and uses a standard mini-usb cable instead of using batteries I have to replace or having to buy a separate play and charge kit.  I also think the PS4 specifically fixes the ergonomic issues people seem to have had (I never had a problem with the PS design) but also adds new capabilties like the clickable touch pad.  I'm disappointed they didn't go farther but MS didn't really add anything the to the Xbone controller so the clickable touchpad at least is SOME innovation. (it also can act as a move controller with the color bar but again, that's not really my thing)  As a side note I'm actually more curious about the new Steam controller as it looks like it could actually be more revolutionary... if it actually works as advertised.

 

5) I know it's not a big difference but I do feel the PS4 hardware (gfx specifically) is slightly better then then Xbone and getting better hardware for less money has it's appeal.  Also there is a certain appeal to having better hardware in a smaller package and I just like the look of it with the blue light thingy and all.  It's especially cool to find out it has overheating protection and will actually shut down if it gets to hot and the blue light on the side will glow red.  Once you let it cool down you just start it back up and off you go.  No more fried consoles and returning for service, etc.

 

6) Say what you want about Sony but they have a history of continuing to support things even if they don't catch on.  The Mini-disc for example never really became the everyone media they wanted it to but they kept supporting it for many years.  They have a history of supporting their prior console well into the life of the new one.  I'm not saying MS won't, I think they've said they will, but they don't have as strong of a history to support it.  I don't remember much Xbox stuff going on after the 360 launch but the PS2 was still getting new versions and new releases well after the PS3 came out.  In the unlikely event the PS4 tanks I'm reasonably sure Sony will support it for years.  I'm not sure so confident about MS supporting the 360 if it were to tank.  I could totally see them trying to switch directions and push like an RT or windows 8+ box in your living room instead and if I wanted that I'd just hook up a PC to my TV as it is (as I said I'm a PC gamer first anyway).




#32 OP Juan4Ever

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:18

Hey I think that's a perfectly valid reason to pick one over the other. Why buy a console that includes things you don't want for an extra cost vs a console that doesn't? If the prices were the same, than it wouldn't be a point of argument and people that aren't interested in extras now would be willing to take them. But its not and so we have the choice.

Again, my only point was that there are lots of VS threads, it would have just been nice to see more responses about what specifically makes the ps4 a great console. The price tag can certainly be a reason, but there are lots of other things.

I understand your point. And most of the "cons" that I can hear about the XBox one (like the metro interface) doesn't seems to me to be a deal breaker. I still not getting a good reason to buy neither, but I have to admit the PS4 seems more like my taste.



#33 vcfan

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:24

no, because there is something called xbox one
 
1.kinect.
2.xbox live
3.tv integration
4.better games
5.better OS
6.SNAP VIEW
7.better appz
8.better controller
9.better noise profile
10.built for the future



#34 Thief000

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:28

Nope and none of my friends are either thus far. The ones that are buying a next gen console are all going with the Xbox One.



#35 trooper11

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:29

I understand your point. And most of the "cons" that I can hear about the XBox one (like the metro interface) doesn't seems to me to be a deal breaker. I still not getting a good reason to buy neither, but I have to admit the PS4 seems more like my taste.



Yeah, it just seems like post after post starts with 'This is why its better than the X1' and it is simply a run down of what you don't like about the X1. The thread is asking the question "Why are you buying a ps4", not 'X1 vs PS4'. People obviously feel like their biggest reason for owning a ps4 is because it does not do what the X1 does. By that I mean, the ps4 doesn't bundle a motion controller that jacks up the price, or the ps4 doesn't require ps+ to access Netflix, etc, etc.

Again, where is the talk about the services Sony is offering, the new twist to the controller, PS+, etc, etc.

I have specific reasons for owning both consoles and its easy to compare them, but they can also stand on their own.

#36 spenser.d

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 21:20

no, because there is something called xbox one
 
1.kinect.
2.xbox live
3.tv integration
4.better games
5.better OS
6.SNAP VIEW
7.better appz
8.better controller
9.better noise profile
10.built for the future

 

This is pretty much the same for me as well.  I have no doubt that the PS4 will be a great console, but I like the Xbox ecosystem much better, and I tend to like the games on it better than those on PS as well. I also think Microsoft has a better vision for the future as well.



#37 Brendeth

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:59

I've never really understood the "I ONLY WANT ONE BECAUSE OTHER BRAND SUCKS" mentality, as all platforms have their various pros and cons.

I'll be getting a PS4 somewhere down the line when they announce the next Naughty Dog game, and hopefully have a VITA\PS4 bundle out too.



#38 Skin

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:02

Not going to buy a PS4 as of now.

 

Why? My health care cost went up by about 700 dollars this year, with a $2500 deductible on top...

 

I figured I can wait a bit on a PS4.



#39 ShockD

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:02

No, I prefer to hope that someone will buy it for me :present:



#40 Gerowen

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:06

Not right away, unless I come into some money in the near future, but I do plan on buying one.

 

Reason: I started out this generation of consoles with an XBox 360.  I eventually bought a PS3 and sold my XBox 360 because after getting the PS3, the 360 never really got much use.  The games I want to play will be on the PS4, and Microsoft is heading in a direction with the XBone that I'm not particularly fond of.  The fact that they even entertained the thought of requiring an internet connection once every 24 hours just to play offline games was a major turn-off for me, and says a lot about how the people behind Microsoft's gaming division think.



#41 trooper11

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:17

The fact that they even entertained the thought of requiring an internet connection once every 24 hours just to play offline games was a major turn-off for me, and says a lot about how the people behind Microsoft's gaming division think.



Well they must think they should listen to us when we tell them something loud enough, since they tore up their plans and retooled their platform in order to make it up to us.

I don't know, I guess you can crucify them for ever thinking it was a good idea, or you can give them a second chance because they actually did what it took to fix problems that we raised. Seems people are split over that point.

#42 virtorio

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:29

I am, but no longer at (or close to) launch. I'm waiting for some more games I'm interested in to come out.



#43 Andre S.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:31

Nope. If I was going to buy one of the next-gen consoles it'd be the Xbox One, for the controller alone. The dualshock controller is simply a dated design and I could never stand it. On the other hand the Xbox 360 controller is the best gamepad I've had the pleasure to use; I've bought 4 so far for my HTPC and I plan on gradually replacing them with Xbox One controllers.

 

That said, I'm not buying the Xbox One either. PC master race and all that. I don't mind missing on a few console exclusives now and then, and I think ports should be more common and higher quality on next-gen due to similarity of architectures.



#44 Growled

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 00:08

Not right away, unless I come into some money in the near future, but I do plan on buying one.

 

 

Same here. Money is tight at the moment. I will buy one but I'm gonna have to wait a bit.



#45 Showan

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 00:49

Not going to buy a PS4 as of now.
 
Why? My health care cost went up by about 700 dollars this year, with a $2500 deductible on top...
 
I figured I can wait a bit on a PS4.


OUCH!!! My health care is looking to take a hit come 1/1/14... We at work are already angry in advance...lookin at about a $700-$900 hike as well....