It?s been already half a year since both the ?next-gen? consoles came out for consumers to buy (Xbox One and PlayStation 4.) We wouldn?t include the Wii U here because it seems like it is in an entirely different league. (Something between previous–gen and next-gen) Now you might be thinking, both of them have already been around for a while and have their own pros and cons. If you are somebody who is planning to get one of these two choices, you might want to weigh all these factors, so you can get your money?s worth.
Both the systems came around November last year, and neither of them launched with the promised titles they had planned out, but we can overlook all those for now. They don?t really matter now if you?re just about to choose one of the two rival platforms.
Both these platforms have all their extra bells and whistles, but at the end of the day, it will only boil down to a single deciding factor, and that is, games. After all, games are the main reason why you will purchase a console. You won?t buy one because you want to browse on it or watch movies.
Xbox One, with its exclusives like Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, and a bunch of shooters (which the Xbox series has been pretty much popular for), especially Titanfall and the upcoming Halo 5. If we are to gauge this in terms of the games? practical age requirement, they?d pretty much fall in the ?more? mature category. That?s not to say that there aren?t any kiddie-friendly games on Xbox One. There are a huge number of indie games as well on Microsoft?s next-gen console, which can keep you busy for a long while.
PlayStation 4, on the other hand, is a bit cheaper than Xbox One. It has more features, however, which some may find funny, considering it is less expensive. PlayStation Now is also a great addition to Sony?s service. But these are just some of the minor features of PlayStation 4. The game choices on the PS4 are more diverse. PlayStation 4 is also more accessible to certain genres of RPG games, particularly Japanese Ports (and Japanese ports of games in general. Not just rpgs)
To sum it all up, it is all about personal preferences after all, but if you are after the REAL next-gen platform, you really couldn?t go wrong with PlayStation 4. (this is the very same reason why Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Watch Dogs chose PlayStation 4 as the main platform for their titles) Add to the fact that most of the Xbox One games has a high chance of getting their port on the PC, if you also own a decent PC, you can get more ?exclusives? on the PlayStation 4.
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