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The phony war of words is over, with both the PS4 PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The PS4 PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The PS4 E3 2013 marked the moment when the next-generation truly began, with all three contenders -- the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, and Wii U -- revealed in full. The Wii U is already on the... Read More and Xbox One PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One This year's E3 felt almost like it was over before it began. Though the conference lasts for days, both Microsoft and Sony made their announcements before the doors opened, showing not just hardware but also... Read More now available to buy in stores. That is if you can find one anywhere, as both sold extremely well at launch.

Sony and Microsoft managed to shift 1 million units of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively, so there are a lot of people currently spending their time getting to grips with new consoles.

With that in mind we sought to find out how people were getting on with their new multimedia hubs (which also happen to play games) in last week’s We Ask You.

Next-Gen Numpties

We asked you, Are You Happy With Your New PS4 Or Xbox One? To be completely honest this debate failed to ignite in the way we had hoped, and actually morphed into something else entirely. We had imagined it would prompt people who had bought a PS4 or Xbox One at launch to talk about how happy/disappointed they were with their new purchases, but what we got was people condemning both consoles for various reasons.

This means there are no real conclusions to draw from the responses to the question posed. Instead, we’re left assuming that very few MakeUseOf readers bought a PS4 or Xbox One at launch Should You Buy A Next Generation Game Console At Launch? Should You Buy A Next Generation Game Console At Launch? Read More , and those that did have no interest in discussing their experiences so far. Or perhaps they’re just too busy playing games to get involved.

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Luckily for those who haven’t spent their hard-earned cash on a new console yet, MakeUseOf is giving both a PS4 and Xbox One away. The PS4 giveaway 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 ends on Dec. 13, while the Xbox One review and giveaway will appear on the site soon.

Comment Of The Week

We received some good comments, but only one that really stood out from the crowd. This has, therefore, won ‘Comment Of The Week’… which goes to PCForMe, who won with this comment Are You Happy With Your New PS4 or Xbox One? [We Ask You] Are You Happy With Your New PS4 or Xbox One? [We Ask You] Read More :

They’re both disappointing, though it is much more apparent with the Xbone.
Xbone for many reasons, my main one is that its literally the ultimate spying machine, its overpriced and underpowered, its distinct lack of indie games, its approach to micro transactions that are littered throughout almost ever release, and its basically a brick until you update it, which requires xbox live.
PS4 for less reasons, bad launch titles, PS+, though I do like that it attempts to remain a gaming machine, while the Xbone is trying to be an “all in one entertainment center”.
The latest console generation (I will not call it next-gen) is a huge disappointment, I had hoped they would have some major improvements considering its the last generation of consoles, but I guess the crystallization of that fact has made them into ever worse money grubbers.
I’ll stay on PC maybe buy PS4 in 2-3 years when the prices drops (and they build up an actual game library).

We chose this comment because it clearly explains why one person isn’t buying into the next-gen console hype. This is clearly a PC gamer Five Important PC Gaming Terms Explained Five Important PC Gaming Terms Explained If you play a game on a console, the technical details are handled for you. Some players prefer this, but PC gamers often enjoy the greater degree of control they have over a game’s eye... Read More who was hoping for something exciting to emerge with this latest generation of hardware, but he or she isn’t impressed with what they has seen so far. Which is completely fair, though hopefully there is better to come.

We Ask You is a weekly column in which you have your say about a particular subject. We ask you a question each week, with the results compiled and compressed into a follow-up article the following week. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.

  1. Anuj S
    December 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

    But we have to admit, the next gen are a very nifty upgrade over the previous ones. The Xbox one however is significantly over-priced. Microsoft should have sold the Kinect sensor separately because its not very often that you use the voice functionality.
    Aand the console still do not match the gaming capabilities of a PC.

  2. Cici Rodrgz
    December 6, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I prefer the Xbox One. PS4 offers nothing new.

  3. dragonmouth
    December 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    "To be completely honest this debate failed to ignite in the way we had hoped"

    Were you hoping for a silly "less filling - tastes great" or a stupid Windows vs Linux or AMD vs Intel flame war?

    "This means there are no real conclusions to draw from the responses to the question posed."
    The obvious conclusion is that both consoles suck for whatever reason. You are just reluctant to accept what the poll is telling you.

    • Dave P
      December 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      "Were you hoping for a silly “less filling – tastes great” or a stupid Windows vs Linux or AMD vs Intel flame war?"

      Not at all. We were hoping for people to recount their experiences with the new console(s). Simple as.

      "The obvious conclusion is that both consoles suck for whatever reason. You are just reluctant to accept what the poll is telling you."

      Hardly. Taking the opinions of people who don't own the console to mean both suck is a leap of logic if ever I heard it. In reality it just means very few MUO readers bought one at launch. Which explains the 70,000 entries to win a PS4.

    • dragonmouth
      December 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Leaps of logic is the only exercise I get.

      "Which explains the 70,000 entries to win a PS4."
      All that explains is that 70,000 people want a PS4 for free.

  4. Suleiman Orotta
    December 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    i am busy with my PS4, i will give u 2 min. PS4 is a Monolith like the one in Space Odyssey 2001 but way smaller. It is a black rock. It will take you considerable moments to figure out what it really is. Once on, it will blow your mind, your eyes will pop out and your jaws will drop. It is fast, it is simple, it is powerful and it is slick....ok enough writing, let me go and be amazed!

    • Dave P
      December 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      If only you'd commented on the original article you could have won Comment Of The Week! You're the first person involved in this conversation to actually have either of the next-gen consoles.

      Enjoy :)

  5. grant
    December 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    On Xbox One comments: I love the people that griped about the 24-hour always-on internet, and lack of resalable used games because of the family share feature, and then gripe again about the opening day units being "bricks" due to an update. YOU ASKED FOR THIS UPDATE.

    To those complaining about micro-transactions built in to a full-priced title, you're correct. That is disappointing news.

    On the debate: Remember why you're buying a console in the first place. Stop reading things online, and get back to the basics. Games and features. It's what we all want. So far, it seems that the Xbox One wins in these categories.

    • Dave P
      December 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      I wouldn't say the Xbox One wins on games. Microsoft is targeting its offering at casuals, while PS4 seems (at this admittedly early stage) to be the console for true gamers.

  6. Mat
    December 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I read the article about buying a Wii U and then read this.

    I've come to the conclusion that your site blows and you've overstepped your boundaries of making use of anything but blank space on a webpage.

    I was going to point out reasons why the logic is flawed and why you'll be proven wrong in the future, but considering this is fuzzy opinion anyway, I'll save the blisters on my fingertips.

    Good job with the garbage. I hope this isn't your only comment of the week.

    • ron
      December 5, 2013 at 3:59 am

      Having a bad day, perhaps!!

    • hhh
      December 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Actually, I agree with Mat. How can a "Comment of the week" be from a moron who plays games on a computer and doesn't own any of the consoles! I am a long time reader of MUO and I hope I won't see this kind of crappy articles in the future.

    • Dave P
      December 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      It's a shame you don't like our output, but we cannot please everybody all at the same time. Enjoy the rest of the Internet... it's big enough that you'll never have to darken our door again. :)

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