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We are now well into this generation of games consoles PS4, Xbox One, or Wii U: Which Console Should You Buy? PS4, Xbox One, or Wii U: Which Console Should You Buy? Read More , with the PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U all available to buy in most major territories. The PS4 has enjoyed the best start, with the Xbox One not far behind. The Wii U is struggling Lost Faith In Wii U? These Recently Released And Upcoming Games Will Change Your Mind Lost Faith In Wii U? These Recently Released And Upcoming Games Will Change Your Mind If you've been eyeballing that Wii U, but just have not found that it's worth spending the money on, now might be the perfect time to head to your local game store and put one... Read More , but Nintendo is nothing if not resilient.

So, which games console will ultimately win the war that is currently raging?

Facebook Needs A Dislike Button

To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week's MakeUseOf Poll. Read More

Out of a total of 135 votes, 21.5% chose Zero, I’m Not On Facebook, 23% chose 0-10, 15.6% chose 10-50, 7.4% chose 50-100, 9.6% chose 100-250, 5.9% chose 250-500, 8.2% chose 500-1000, 9% chose More Than 1000.

With so few votes cast it’s difficult to draw any definite conclusions from the results. However, what is strikingly clear is how few people actually know how many pages they have Liked on Facebook, with all of the commenters suggesting they had to check first.

Whether you took part in the poll or not, you really should check to see how many Facebook pages 10 Great Ways To Improve Your Facebook Page's Popularity 10 Great Ways To Improve Your Facebook Page's Popularity Facebook pages come in all manner of different shapes and sizes. Many are pretty lame, gaining very few likes and with hardly anyone talking about them. Obviously the subject of the page is the most... Read More you have Liked. If the number is higher than you’re comfortable with then you should set about cleaning up your Facebook A New Year, A New You: How To Clean Up Your Facebook A New Year, A New You: How To Clean Up Your Facebook Like social networking sites as a whole, Facebook can be a force for good. The problem is Facebook can also be a force for evil, but it's more about how we, the people, use Facebook,... Read More to make sure you’re not leaking more data than is absolutely necessary.

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Comment Of The Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Amrit K, James Howde, and Hildy J. Comment Of The Week goes to Vipul J, who won with this comment How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week's MakeUseOf Poll. Read More :

I got 202 pages (had to check obviously).

Initially I was on a like spree, but soon I realized that the news feed can only hold so much info. That is when I started unliking pages that were really not useful and I had liked them just because I saw 1 funny picture by them.

Now with the unfollow function, I simply unfollow pages I do like but don’t want any info from (Eg: I liked the movie 300, so I liked the page. But now they post stuff about some movie by the same production which I have no interest in. Hence, unfollow)

Also I have noticed FB familiarizes itself to our patterns. Eg: Early morning I used to check out the FML post of the day, and maybe some Top Gear news. Now a new FML post is always on top of my news feed whenever I open the app, followed by other pages according to a similar sort code.

Some might consider this invasive, privacy breach etc. I think it’s actually good that FB is monitoring my likes & dislikes and sorting my news feed accordingly, saving me the trouble.
Because frankly, I gave up my privacy rights the moment I joined FB. I can’t yell at someone after I use their services for free!

Console Trek: The Next Generation

The newest games consoles onto the market aren’t all that new any more. The Wii U Nintendo Wii U Review and Giveaway Nintendo Wii U Review and Giveaway Despite the increasing shift to mobile gaming, consoles are still very popular devices for playing immersive, graphics-intensive games; and that won’t change anytime soon as long as the major console makers continue to improve with... Read More has been out for almost two years now, while the PS4 Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Ladies and gentlemen, the next generation of video game consoles is here, with the Sony PlayStation 4! Read More and Xbox One Microsoft Xbox One Review And Giveaway Microsoft Xbox One Review And Giveaway The console wars are officially raging, and we've had sufficient time with both of them. That begs the question: how does the Xbox One compare? Read More are closing in on the one-year mark (all in November). This means we’re starting to get a good idea of how this generation is going to play out. Or are we?

We want to find out your views on the current games consoles. Which do you think will succeed above the competition? Which would you personally like to see dominating the market? Or, if you’re a PC gamer Switching From Console To PC Gaming: 8 Big Differences Explained Switching From Console To PC Gaming: 8 Big Differences Explained PCs and consoles may be closer than ever -- after all, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are basically just gaming PCs -- but there are still huge differences. Read More instead, tell us all why we should ignore the lure of games consoles and buy a gaming rig Custom Budget Gaming PC Build and Giveaway Custom Budget Gaming PC Build and Giveaway How hard is it to get a decent gaming PC without breaking the bank? If you go out and buy yourself a pre-assembled name-brand computer, chances are, it won't be powerful enough to be a... Read More instead.

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  1. The PS4 wins this.
    April 19, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Simple PS4 and Xbox one comparisons.

    PS4 - Doesn't need a Kinect camera for voice command
    PS4- Cheaper prices on the PS Plus
    PS4- Though it doesn't have a Kinect camera for voice command, it has a mic that can be used to.
    PS4- Ten dollars with the "Last of Us Remastered" bundle and probably more. (Only one I checked.)
    PS4- Known to have better graphics.
    PS4- No need to PAY for Xbox Live to watch/view Netflix, Youtube, and other services.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XO- Expensive Xbox Live prices.
    XO- REQUIRES Xbox Live for Netflix and online services (excluding multiplayer online)
    XO- Great homescreen
    XO- Controller hasn't really had major changes.

    and pretty much didn't have major changes. Pretty much a bit more advance Xbox 360 with a better D-pad, homescreen, and more features like the skype.

  2. peter
    December 6, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Ps4 will win because xbox one sucks. That's that . No arguments enough said it's all in the stats and sales how can you argue with results.

  3. Mux
    November 6, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Wii U will win because of all the great games on it such as smash bros,mario kart,3D world,nintendoland,mario party ,wind waker HD and also off TV play FTW

  4. Antreas S
    September 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    PC of course

    with the best game World Of Warcraft

  5. Antreas S
    September 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    PC of course

    with the best game World Of Warcraf :)

  6. Khan Arif R
    September 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Simply i love PS4 <3

  7. Nikos T
    August 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I Don't Like Dilemmas , so i will buy them all :) Probably i would buy a PS4 because of the exclusives it has (A.K.A Bloodborne) and a Wii u Because i Like Nintendo Games and i already have a Wii with over 50 games . Also Wii u can be found very Cheap . I Also Like Xbox One for its superior net services and OS design . Maybe i would buy it if some interesting exclusive pops up

  8. Matt S
    August 27, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I think PlayStation 4 for sure. Microsoft botched the One's execution and there's not a lot they can do about it now. Sony has the stronger global platform, so it's very unlikely Microsoft will catch up. The real question is whether the Wii U will ever catch on.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      I personally cannot see the Wii U catching on. Two years is enough to suggest it's doomed. Still Nintendo will bounce back as it always does.

      Do you wish Microsoft had stuck to its guns over the original plans for the Xbox One? Or would that have made things worse?

  9. KT
    August 26, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    PS4 will win this battle because MS really laid an egg with the DRM and always on Kinect, as well as just trying to do to much. I believe pc will win the war with Steam OS and gaming on Linux getting better. The library of games is no contest, you can take every console game ever made and it's still a small fraction of the games offered on pc. For those of us that don't rush out and get the latest gun sight simulator or updated sports game, pc is the only answer. Consoles seem to have abandoned the variety that made them big.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      The big sellers may be your GTA 5s and Call of Dutys, but there is more variety than ever on consoles thanks to the indie games on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Store.

  10. Gregg
    August 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I voted Who Cares because:

    I don't have time for any games as I am too busy reading all the Important, Interesting articles on MakeUseOf and Mintys.

    Next to read: 5 Ways To Enrich Your Life By Developing A Sense Of Humor.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      In that case we fully support your decision not to game.

  11. Evgenius
    August 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

    PS4.   Because:
    1. PS4 - I like;
    2. PS4 - a good story;
    3 Amen.

    • James B
      August 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Yes, I love the PS4 game too. Story is great.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      PS4. Is good. Yes.

  12. chris
    August 26, 2014 at 4:18 am

    All three franchises have staples that will keep them going for awhile longer. In the long run, Xbox will probably be the first to go since Xbox controllers are supported best on Windows, particularly once low end laptops can perfectly play every Xbox game.

    Keep in mind that what usually gets someone to buy a console is less about loyalty to the console and more about loyalty to the game series. For example, most people I know won't buy the next Nintendo handheld until there is a Pokemon game that requires it. Then, after that, they start buying other games for it.

    Of course PC's are the best because they
    1 - have their own unique games
    2 - have the ability to play a lot of older games via emulation (filling the backwards compatibility hole mentioned earlier
    3 - are more frequently getting games at the same release date as Xbox.
    4 - Offer the choice between KB and mouse, or Xbox controller, or third party controller.
    5 - Serve work purposes as well as play purposes
    6 - I'm almost always carrying mine around anyways.

    For the time being (and for the foreseeable future), Nintendo dominates the mobile gaming market with virtually no competition and I believe they will maintain their position in the console market because of their exclusives. Meanwhile Sony and Windows will take turns beating up Xbox with a wet noodle.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Do you not think Nintendo is facing competition from smartphone games in the mobile sector though? I rarely use my DS these days.

    • Chris
      August 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      I would say that Nintendo suffers very little from competition from smartphones. There seems to be a line, to me anyways, between people who are active mobile gamers and people who happen to play games when they're bored because they have them on their smartphone. Maybe it's my demographic (college student), but most of my friends with a DS carry it around with them all the time. Mine never leaves my bag even though I prefer to game on my PC.

      Short story, I believe that people use smartphone gaming to fill spare time when they have it while DS/Vita gamers actually plan ahead, looking for free time in their day to play their mobile game. I have yet to meet anyone serious about any smartphone game, although I've heard all the Flappy bird, Angry birds, etc. horror stories of how people wasted away playing them. If someone only does their mobile gaming on a smartphone, then I don't think they would buy a dedicated handheld console even if all smartphone games ceased to exist tomorrow.

  13. Hanadia Roby
    August 26, 2014 at 12:55 am

    IDGAF... And that's my honest truth. However, XBOX one has the most streamlined system I have seen out of the new consoles. PS4 is going to do just fine, in fact, their sales were the best in the beginning of this "war" (this is dumb, there is no game war) but now I think they're leveling off. Wii U is awesome just because it's Nintendo's and Nintendo doesn't need to compete, we're all die-hard Mario fans for life!

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      I've never been a fan of Mario. I know, I know, burn me at the stake.

  14. John A
    August 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Because it is absolutely the best.

  15. Bob
    August 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I have been an XBOX guy since the beginning but I just bought a PS4. I have a ton of XBOX 360 games that are no good regardless of the console I chose so I decided to give Sony a try, mostly due to a bit better hardware and I'm sick of MicroSoft's crap. Sony may not be any better but at least it will be different. I understand that if I had been a PS3 guy, all of my games would have also been rendered useless but I can't be mad at Sony for all of my old XBOX 360 games. This seems a poor decision by both companies, if you have no loyalty to me then I have none for you. I'm just ready for a change.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      I'd be interested to know whether you stand by your decision in six months. Sony is clearly doing something right this generation, so there are going to be a lot of people making the same decision to switch as yourself.

  16. Xoandre
    August 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I'll make this very simple.

    I do not play console games. I play PC games.

    Spending that huge amount of money on a gaming console that is limited in hardware specs and unable to be upgraded at a reasonable price or with any form of simplicity just does not appeal to many of us PC gamers.

    Even the most tech-ignorant person can be taught how to grab a screwdriver/wrench and open the case, then pull out old cards and plug in new ones.

    With Operating Systems built to auto-detect new hardware nowadays, this is a much more affordable option. Spending $20-$50 on a new gfx card is much simpler than spending $500-$700 on a console.

    PC GAMERS REPRESENT!

    • James B
      August 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

      I have an xbox one, and a gaming machine, but your comment is misleading. You don't *just* upgrade a PC with a $50 cheapy gfx card. To get the best, you'd need $300-$400. Then maybe a motherboard upgrade because they've switched to a new PCI-E standard. And a new CPU to keep up, because otherwise that GPU is a waste. Also need more memory to fill up those cards. By the end, you've gone well over $500 on a decent upgrade. Then you might need to re-install windows because it's thrown a wobbly over having new hardware.

      Seriously, let's stop lies. They all have their place in the world.

      (Except the Wii U. That just sucks royally)

    • Xoandre
      August 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      What a lot of people do not seem to realize is that there are top quality, powerful cards out there that cost very little. Buying brand names and big packaged cards with bloatware and tons of extras is not required to have a good graphics performing machine.

      Yes, the cards may not have free games with them, they may not be top of the line, but they can run smoothly without bogging down your PC with extras.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      @Xoandre I accept that PC gaming is the logical choice for many people, and it is easy to upgrade the hardware. However, you're ignoring the fact many people don't want to bother upgrading on a regular basis. They would rather know they can buy a game and have it work on that system, no questions asked.

    • Nikos T
      August 30, 2014 at 10:22 am

      I have been exclusively PC Gamer for the most Part of my Gamer Life , But the Last 4 years my gaming is mostly done on consoles . And thats because i don't have the time constantly Pc tinkering and upgrading . I like the simple life . When i come home from work and have some craving for games , i just slip the Disk into the console , and i start playing. With Pc you bought a game and you never knew what you will encounter . I still remember when i bought at first day HOMM III (my favorite franchise then) , tried to play it but it wouldn't be possible , Because the installation program had no identifier for my Cyrix processor ( Although in the requirements was mentioned Pentium equivalent processor) . The fix was very simple but i found it after two weaks. I Don't have the patience for such bullshit anymore , so goodbye PC Gaming welcome Consoles . And also Pc Comes very expensive in the end . Every year i was spending on my PC , for upgrades . And A gamer never settles for a 50 $ card . I have all three consoles of this generation and i spend for buying them 360 euros (second Hand all of them) . Anyway sorry for the long post

  17. David
    August 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I think as far as "next gen" goes, the PS4 will be at the top, but the small library of games on the XBOX One and PS4 leave a lot to be desired. I don't think either console has taken off nearly as well as the PS3 and XBOX 360. One HUGE marketing tool would be the addition of COMPLETE backwards compatibility. I think people are getting tired of having to buy the new console for the newest games, but their old consoles still have some of the best games around. Eventually the old consoles start taking up shelf space and input space on the TV, then you're looking for power strips and switch boxes so you can hook up everything! An all-in-one console that has all of today's features and allows people to play their old games would have much more of a draw for customers. Look at the new Retro consoles that let you play all the cartridge games (NES, Genesis, N64, etc). They cost over $100 and are selling like hot cakes even though you can find a used stock system on ebay for a fraction of the price! The marketing benefits would be through the roof! Customers would come for the "latest and greatest" and stay for the "oldies but goodies."

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Unfortunately, I think the backwards compatibility ship has sailed, never to return. At the very least Sony and Microsoft want the opportunity to sell you old games in digital form, and that's only possible because the new consoles won't play the physical copies.

  18. Michael Burns
    August 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I'll stick to my ps3 for awhile until they stop production of ps3 games like my old ps2. But for your need to know facts about pcs being better than consoles
    Follow as:
    Upgradable
    Multiuse
    More power in the graphics department

  19. Ben L
    August 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    PS3, all the way!!!

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      PS3?! Old skool ;)

  20. Amrit K
    August 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Does it really matters?

    The new consoles may be making headlines right now, but I won't be buying one.
    I haven't bought any till date (although I have tried all of them).
    Why? I already have a gaming machine with better graphics, a better controller, and more flexibility...and it didn't cost much, either.
    I'm talking, of course, about a PC.
    "Keyboard-and-Mouse" is a better controller than any other "Controller". May be Controller gives you sit-back-on-the-couch experience (I agree that it is more relaxing than sitting at your desk with a keyboard and mouse) but Keyboard-and-Mouse has a much better degree of precision. Can you imagine a game having PC gamers vs Console gamers match?
    It'd be a slaughter and all thanks to the mouse and keyboard.
    PCs have higher graphics potential.On a midrange hardware you can play a game with sharper textures, less aliasing, and farther view distances than you do on your consoles.
    Even Battlefield 4 is noticeably better on PC than on the brand new PS4.
    PCs are more flexible and upgradable. On PC you can upgrade the hardware as often as you want. And all of above you can tweak your graphics settings on a PC and decide what's important to you.
    Don't want shadows? Turn it off.
    Don't want water effects? Turn it off.
    Don't want lightning effects? Turn it off.
    Don't want High resolution texture? Turn it off.
    With few tweaks your old PC can run new game.
    PC gamers can Mod, and Mods make your games infinitely more awesome.
    Remember Counter-Strike? It was started as a Half-Life Mod.
    Even if you don't remember it have you ever played Skryim with mods? Playing it's console version afterwards feels like you're playing Morrowind.
    But it's not just graphics, either. You can add new quests and missions, new items and armor, new game mechanics, UI elements, and just about anything else you can think of.
    Install a few mods on older games and make your games look amazing.

    And lastly....
    PC GAMING DOESN'T HAVE TO COST AN ARM AND A LEG!!!

    Oh and I forgot the best part...
    We get PC game giveaways too often!!! :D
    On steam we get freebie every now and then ,
    On GOG everyone gets freebie during their summer sale, winter sale and their anniversary ,
    On origin we have On the house (which is has Wing Commander III for now and Earlier it gave Battlefield 3 , Dead Space & Sims 2).

    So, I don't need any XYZ-box or PS-456!!!
    Happy Gaming!!!

    • mike
      August 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Agreed

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      PC gaming has a lot going for it, sure, and you've presented some great arguments as to why it's superior to consoles.

      However, as someone who works all day on a computer, the last thing I want to do to relax is sit at a computer. That means consoles are my only option.

  21. Adrian
    August 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The PS4 will win.

    *MS damaged consumer confidence with the DRM thing. That damaged their initial sales offering and they've been playing catch up ever since.

    *The Wii U...bad marketing. It's graphics can't match the PS4 nor the Xbox. In addition I've always felt those new controllers were mini tablets. Seriously in an age of phone and tablets why would you want to game on your controller...that's just one extra piece of hardware to lug around. To me its nothing more than a Wii with a few tweaks. Not worth it IMO.

    *PC's might be superior but they're not as portable. You can just throw a console in your backpack and move.

    • mike
      August 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      "*PC’s might be superior but they’re not as portable. You can just throw a console in your backpack and move."

      You must be thinking of old tower types. With the newer PC's (even laptops) don need to lug around the monitors because the have HDMI ports to plug to TVs. In addition to that some of the smaller PC's may be heavier (a couple of pounds) and may be bigger (a couple of inches in length and or width) but are ultimately more powerful and upgrade-able. On the cost side if you spend wisely you can play games from all manufacturers. And finally on your portability as far as cords there is just the power cord, controllers (corded or not), and the display cord. What can be more portable?

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Those tablet controllers were a huge misstep by Nintendo.

  22. Pieter
    August 25, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Xbox One will eventually "win". Sony has sold a lot of units, but that doesn't mean they will keep selling units. The Wii had this happen as well (though they didn't sell quite as fast as PS4). Sold a lot of units early on, then just dropped massively. Xbox knows how to do business, they've sold a lot of units already and will probably have some tricks along the way to keep sales up (Xbox has always seen sales start relatively slow and increase over time).

    The Wii U is almost not a contender in this "race", they're selling half as fast as the Gamecube and losing third-party support. It's been out much longer than PS4 and Xbox One, PS4 has already passed it in sales and Xbox One is close to passing it in sales (which will happen next week when the Xbox One launches is 20+ new markets including Japan and several European countries). Nintendo will either change their software strategy, or replace the Wii U quite fast (like they did with the Gamecube).

    • James B
      August 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

      As an early adopter of the Xbox One, I kind of regret it now. The Kinect barely works, and there arent any compelling games for it. The TV functionality was crippled in the UK until very recently, and more than often it randomly loses the signal, so I need to turn power cycle the Tivo anyway. If you take away those two mediocre features, the Xbox isnt left with much. Perhaps if they had kept in the family sharing and other features instead of pandering to the vocal minority, it might have had the edge - but with Sony annoucing similar features, I honestly don't see hope left for the Xbox.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      One of you is arguing the Xbox One will win out and the other is arguing it has already lost. Which just goes to show it's all still to play for.

      @James Do you think you'll be buying a PS4 anytime soon?

  23. Jeminex
    August 25, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Wii U surpassed xbox one weeks if not months ago.

    • James B
      August 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Not on cumulative sales it didn't, and taking two single weeks in isolation is just disguising the truth.

    • Grant R
      August 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Incorrect, Jeminex. Stop smoking crack and leaving hoards of bad comments on MUO. Thanks.

  24. Jeminex
    August 25, 2014 at 2:36 am

    ALSO... LOL. I actually think its nice that nintendo is not getting all the 3rd party games the other consoles are because that will entice people to buy more than one console. I personally think that's great for the console gaming industry as a whole. I would like to see all 3 companies succeed. I really feel that this "console war" is not actually real beyond the jealous fanboy people that can't afford or refuse to experience more than just their one favorite console .

    • James B
      August 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Yeh, I hate poor people that can only afford one console.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Sadly, most people have to make a choice. Even if they can afford all three consoles it's hard to justify buying more than one.

  25. Jeminex
    August 25, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Also Xbox one and ps4 are competing to be pretty much the same system with the same types of games. Nintendo is not in that competition at all. Wii U has lost a lot of third party support but still has lots of awesome games to be released over the next year that will boost console sales as well. What would microsoft or sony do without their 3rd party support? Probably fail miserably. IMO Nintendo has already won because they have dozens of iconic characters and worlds that have become franchises that fans will buy and love forever. Sony and microsoft have nothing in comparison . Don't get me wrong I think they are all great consoles but I think people give nintendo bad reviews when they don't even own the console they are judging. Unfortunately, that in itself is one of nintendos biggest obstacles... haters. I personally own all 3 consoles and play the Wii U more than anything. the xbox and ps4 games are just so similar its boring... not every game has to be so serious and first person shooter.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      It doesn't matter how many iconic characters Nintendo owns if no one is buying the system required to play them on. This is just an argument for Nintendo licensing its games out to other platforms.

      To say all games on the PS4 and Xbox One are serious shooters is nonsense. Sony in particular has been pushing obscure indie games such as Octodad.

  26. Jeminex
    August 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Do ur research... xbox one is behind wii u... thats been the case for months.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      The Wii U has been out a whole year longer than the Xbox One, and it's only just ahead. That's pretty poor.

  27. Howard B
    August 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    PS4 has already won in the sales department. Time will tell if Sony can fix the problems it's having, or if Microsoft will pull a rabbit out of its hat to catch up. Nintenod's in huge trouble; I doubt Mario Kart will sell enough consoles to make flagging Wii U sales anywhere near the other two.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I still think it's early days, but the PS4 certainly seems to have captured more people's imaginations. Is there anything Nintendo can do at this point to get it back?

  28. likefunbutnot
    August 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Current generation consoles are sub-par PCs. The PS4 and the Xbox One are both x86 hardware with barely middling graphics options. The cost for the console is comparable to the cost for a similarly capable PC, but over time, a $500 PC will be a vastly more capable device. In the meantime, all of our computer-based entertainment options will be retarded by the low-ball specs on console hardware.

    Hilariously, it doesn't matter now if PCs win. PCs-as-they-were already lost. They've lost years of progress because consoles are the boat anchors of game software development and because of the willingness of the gaming population to cede all control of game distribution to two or three different rights management platforms.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      You can't beat the plug-and-play usability of consoles though. I for one want everything to just work, which it does on the PS4 and the Xbox One.

  29. pcplayer
    August 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    PS4 will win because of the hype. But Xbox One is the better in the end. Constant updates and new features every month.

    • Dave P
      August 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      You username suggests you're a PC gamer, but you're plumping for the Xbox One?

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