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With the summer holidays drawing to a close, and kids going back to school, thoughts will invariably turn to the forthcoming holidays and, in those countries that celebrate it, Christmas. Gadgets galore are purchased over the next few months, whether as gifts or just treats for oneself.

Perhaps you’re in the market for a new tablet, in which case you should read our 2013 tablet buying guide Back-To-School 2013: Tablet Buying Guide Back-To-School 2013: Tablet Buying Guide Tablets are an important tool for students; they can be used for carrying your eTextbooks, taking notes during lectures, or doing online research. They are so light that you would hardly even notice one in... Read More . Perhaps you’re looking for a new laptop, in which case you should consider buying a Chromebook instead Looking For A New Laptop? Get A Chromebook Instead! Looking For A New Laptop? Get A Chromebook Instead! Read More . Perhaps you’re eyeing a 4K television Should You Buy A 4K / Ultra HD Television? Should You Buy A 4K / Ultra HD Television? About a decade ago, manufacturers started to sell what's now widely known as an HDTV. But now HD is old news, so the industry has decided to push another new technology; Ultra HD, also known... Read More , in which case you should let us gently persuade you to hold off on doing so for a little while longer.

For the purposes of this week’s We Ask You discussion we’re interested to hear from you regarding the next games console you’re looking to purchase. Whether it’s a PS4, an Xbox One, a Wii U, a PS3, an Xbox 360, a 3DS, a 2DS, or any one of the dozens of other consoles available to buy right now.

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There are other options available too. Nintendo has the struggling Wii U and 3DS available, as well as the newly announced 2DS, a cheaper (uglier) handheld that plays both 3DS and DS games (but only in 2D). There’s also the soon-to-be-outdated PS3 and Xbox 360 that can be picked up on the cheap. And what about all those lovely retro consoles such as the Dreamcast 6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming] 6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming] In many ways the Dreamcast is the forgotten console in video games history. It didn't sell well, it didn't stick around long, and it never quite lived up to its early promise. However, those who... Read More that can be bought for next to nothing on eBay?

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Discovering your intentions will help us make a judgement call over the state of the industry. If everybody responds in the same way then it suggests one company is going to win the next-gen console battle without a worry. If the vote is split than it means we’re in for a much more interesting fight over the next few years.

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  1. Xoandre
    September 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Since game consoles are self-contained units that are replaced every 2-4 years by a newer version, as technology changes, and as they are exceedingly expensive to purchase, and as the games are exceedingly expensive to buy as well, there is no point in wasting what little money I have in buying a piece of equipment which cannot be upgraded, cannot be enhanced affordably, and is of no use to me.

    Granted, I have been a PC gamer since I was playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego - on Apple IIe - and then played DOOM on a PC running DOS with Windows 3.11, and tinkered with a Nintendo - the original NES - and was given an Xbox for christmas a year after it came out... But having the functionality and agility of a mouse and WASD control system, with nearly 75 other buttons I could program to do nearly anything else in the game, makes a console look pretty sad. And for the price, I would rather spend $25 for an OEM graphics card than $500 or more for the equivalent console capability.

    Swapping out a component or chip or card here and there in my PC is simple and affordable. Swapping out a bulky box of components that I then have to find something to do with the older bulky box just makes no sense to me.

    It all comes down to preference and MONEY. If you have the money (or in most cases credit card capacity) to buy a console and several games (we're talking well over $800 here) then great for you. I am not one who can afford such waste of hard-earned money. Every cent I have goes to paying my living expenses. I have student loans that SallieMae keeps harrassing me about, but there is no way I can afford those on top of buying gas for my car, paying rent, and being 2 months behind on my AT&T internet bill, which I just came current on and reactivated.

    I may be one rare example, but i am certain there are many who would agree with me.

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      You're certainly not alone in your preference for PC gaming than console gaming. But I'd argue with you about the costs associated with both choices. I bought my PS3 six years ago for about $400 and it's still going strong. If I then replace it with a PS4 for $400 next year I'd argue it's been a cheaper experience for me than it will have been for you. Then again, it does depend on what country you live in, I suppose.

      While swapping PC components out for upgrades may be simple enough, many people still don't want the hassle of doing it. They'd prefer to just have a compact box sitting under their TV that works with every game releases on that system.

  2. James B
    September 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

    PS4. Seems like Microsoft is aiming for a media center, not a gaming machine. And I'm excited to see whatever VR alternative Sony has up their sleeve, as opposed to MS who are all "oh, we 're not actually going to release illumiroom because you cant afford it". Also, PSPlus represents huge value for money. I bought a ps3 a month ago, along with psplus subscription, and havent actually paid for any games yet ;)

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Both Microsoft and Sony want to own your living room, but Sony is being more subtle about it. I loved the idea of Illumiroom, so I'm as gutted as you are about the shuttering of that particular piece of technology.

      I would get PS Plus -- it's clearly great value for money -- but I feel my 80Gb hard drive would struggle to hold all of the content. What's the average download size for a full game?

    • James B
      September 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Technically, bluray can hold about 40gb, but more typically you're looking at 1-4gb. You know upgrading that drive is really simple though? a 500gb drive would cost pennies! You probably already have an old external drive lying around you could (the small size). Just rip the drive out of that.

  3. P.f. B
    September 6, 2013 at 3:07 am

    I'm building a MAME box.

  4. Humphrey V
    September 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    PS4 for sure

  5. Paramjit Singh Atwal
    September 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Xbox One for me. PS4 sometime down the road so that I can play the PS exclusives through Gakkai. I mostly play multiplayers and feel that Microsoft will give me the best experience with dedicated servers and the new reputation system.

    Kinect is shaping up to be a wonderful addition to the console and I welcome it. Controlling the hole console with just gestures and voice really simplifies and speeds up my interaction with the One, or will. Kinect will add a whole new level of immersion by taking in your body moves/expression/sound and using it in the game. For example, zombies in the new Dead Rising title will come towards you if you make noise. So if you were to scream because a zombie surprised you, bad news, zombies around your character will listen and come towards you in hordes.

    Xbox One controller, don't think anything needs to be said.

    Exclusives: Forza 5, Titanfall, Ryse, Quantum Break, Project Spark, and Below. Not a Halo guy.

    Of course, this is just me.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:51 am

      Do you have any objections to the PS4 or do you just think the Xbox One is better?

    • James B
      September 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

      I dont think you own a kinect, or you wouldnt be waxing so lyrical about it. Its good for dancing games. That's it. Why do you think screaming in real life would be any enhancement to them just coming toward you anyway? Can I screw your game up by sitting next to you screaming constantly to alert them all?

    • Paramjit A
      September 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      No objections to the PS4. Just not for me. I play multiplayers 90% of the time I'm playing and I feel Xbox One is catered to that experience. Both consoles will be amazing, no bout about it. Just that each console offers something unique for certain people. Never really understood this "console war."

      As for Kinect 2.0, that's just now. Give developers and I'm sure they're bound to come up with interesting uses for it. Imagine playing Payday 2 where you yourself can maybe talk on the pager or tell civilians to get down. This is also a feature in GTA V when robbing say a store and you go up to the cashier to get down. Also, how many times will you be sitting next to me and just screaming? I could turn the Kinect off whenever I know someone who wants to mess with me will be there. New technology needs time to get off the ground. How many people were turned off by Microsoft's introduction of the tablet PC in 2002? They'd been around for a while but nothing solid to be sold to consumers on a mass scale. They made one that worked. Now they're everywhere. Same with the Kinect. The first wasn't as great as we thought it was going to be but now... with as much praise as it's getting, I really don't see the hate.

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      I certainly think Kinect has a positive future. If Microsoft keeps working on it then it could become something everybody will want to own. As it stands it is right now best for dance games... not that there's anything wrong with that genre!

  6. Leo
    September 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  7. Ricardo G
    September 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    PS4, without question. I don't deny the current popularity of the XBox 360, and I also don't doubt the power and popularity the XBox One will have. But part of the consumer power and our responsibility is to help define what we as a console/gaming community want. I don't want micro transactions, I don't want games by subscription, and I don't want console restrictions. As such I avoid these things. Microsoft came out with their "features", set inline with their previous subscription options. But that is a difference. Purchasing a LIVE account was a choice, not a requirement. It enhanced gaming and the XBox experience, but it was not required. While the changes for the XBox One were not a surprise, they were also not without serious objections across the community. The objections to the proposed changes, and those speculated by Sony at the same time, were heavily criticized by the customer base. No one wanted these changes, except the providers.

    That is not the gamer way. Gamers may often seem like a mindless mass, but in reality, this is a diverse community with polarizing and often defiant but also defining opinions. To treat your main consumer with complete disregard for the opinions and desires of the community is at a minimum irresponsible. I took it as a slap in the face, and others took it much worse.

    It has been speculated that Sony considered similar actions with the PS4, and whether motivated by Microsoft presenting first at E3, or just a decision to not impose at this time, it is still a decision that stems from the desires of the community. In the end Sony listened, Microsoft disregarded.

    I can say that I don't want a required Kinect, I can say that I've never owned an XBox. I considered an XBox for Halo, but I was broke back when Halo came out, which is the only reason I would've got one then. This time, I drooled over TitanFall during the press conference, and i seriously thought I'd have to get one. But I have all the TV integrations XBox was discussing i need, and the features they pushed I don't have, I don't care about. Much like the entire community it decided to dismiss with their presentation. Yes, they came back with more game focused deliverables, retracted their previous decisions they had said it couldn't do, but I don't care anymore. They have left a bad taste in my mouth, disregard and lies tend to do that, and Sony answered sweetly to deliver exactly what i was looking for. I really want TitanFall, but not at the expense of rewarding a company that obviously has other things in mind than what my demographic wants.

    I applaud Sony and will spend my money there, as long as they continue to deliver with content and features I want, and above all, i want choice. I consider it to be better hardware. Historically, I generally like Sony's decisions. Blu ray, free online multi-player, even the small things like upgrading my hard drive was made more simple. I have an original PS3 and it still works today, and I use it regularly for movies, online, Netflix, no red ring. I have no reason to expect anything less from the PS4. Have they made mistakes, taken chances that didn't pan out, sure. But it never detracted from my core experience and those ideas were always a choice, not a requirement.

    I don't admonish those who want an XBox one, it is an advancement in console tech and sure to please almost anyone who can afford it and in areas in which it is available for use. I fit in this model, but I won't support Microsoft, they are not paving the way, they are trying to lead us down a path that benefits them, and them alone. I will spend with a company that wants to share the path, not lead me like a lemming and tell me what I should want.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:50 am

      Wow, that is an epic comment :)

      While Microsoft did do a 360 on most of the E3 announcements, mark my words that they will return at some point over the next few years. It's clearly the way Microsoft sees the industry going, and they're not going to give up pushing gamers in that direction so easily.

    • Ricardo G
      September 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      I don't doubt that this is over, I agree with you completely. But what is probably the biggest issue with what they tried to do, was how. They did it unilaterally, not cooperatively. The benefits are all theirs, not ours. When this is implemented, the leader and most successful implementation will be one in which the benefits go both sides. The days of disc based content are numbered, it is not now, but the writing is on the wall to probably be there in the following gen to this year's consoles. This change was too radical to the current model, and when we warm up to it, we will not want to sacrifice convenience for it. Trying to impose a model for digital content on physical discs was ludicrous. The problem is that companies expecting us to change our sense of ownership of physical media, whether cartridge, disc, SD Card, etc... is wrong, period. Controlling digital content has obvious needs for control, or all games would be shared free and companies would profit nothing, this I get. But from our perspective, I bought the game, I own this game. They own the game content (code), but you sold it and have profited from this. Your ownership of this physical media has ended. I can play it, set it on fire, or throw it away as I please. So how do you all of a sudden, when the industry has never been able to claim such rights before, feel you have the right to control it now. In my opinion, as long as games are distributed by physical media, ownership rests with me. There will be carry over of this mentality to digital content, but a reasonable one. I expect digital content to be registered, its been this way on PC for years. But the rules to govern this for consoles, and how it is implemented is not a unilateral decision. If you decide how you want to implement, and I don't like it, I won't buy it. I'm sure someone will put in a model I accept and they'll get my dollars, and it may not be any of the "Big 3" makers.

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      You've hit the nail on the head. Microsoft may have had the right idea, but they introduced it too early for most gamers to accept it. Of course digital media is the way every industry is going, but it has to be a cooperative effort. If Sony had gone the same way then who knows, maybe we'd have had to put up with it, but thankfully they didn't.

      Right now I also want to be able to do what I want with physical media that I've bought. When the day comes that games are no longer sold on physical discs then so be it, but we're not there yet.

  8. Yannis V
    September 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I am on the fence about it and I'll probably be for awhile. The PS4 is looking like the best option so far console-wise but I've been toying with the idea of going back to the PC. Steam is such an amazing advantage. All kinds of games are out on Steam these days, even fighting games which used to be the primary reason I opted for consoles. The Oculus Rift is also something that is drawing me to the PC - though Sony might be making a VR headset of their own.

    What I'm planning on doing is waiting until next E3 to see what is going to happen game-wise. I already have a huge backlog of games on my PS3 and the one game I'm really interested in, Destiny, is going to come out on my console as well so I can wait just fine.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:47 am

      It seems like you're in no rush to ditch the current-gen consoles, and I applaud that. The launch titles of new consoles are never much cop, though a few on both the Xbox One and PS4 show promise.

      Sony is definitely making a VR headset, so would that be enough to veer you towards buying a PS4?

  9. Jake the Snaker
    September 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    PS4 my man

  10. Jake the Snaker
    September 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    ps4 my man

  11. Marc Thomalla
    September 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Haha, I love the Atari 2600. I had one, have a look: http://keeeb.com/marc/childhood_toys_and_technics/

  12. likefunbutnot
    September 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    There's a funny graphic floating around the web that says "If you have friends and like games, buy a Wii; if you like games and don't have friends get an Xbox and if you don't like games and don't have friends, get a PS3."

    None of the new consoles seem all that interesting to me as gaming devices; they're just going to be the devices that hold back game development for another five or six years since it's apparently impossible to make a big-budget title without console support.

    However, I am interested in these devices as potentially capable media centers. Previous-generation hardware is sort of actively prevented from being terribly useful in that department, missing crucial codec support or having arcane requirements that make streaming obnoxious. I'm really quite interested to see what Sony and Microsoft bring to the table in this regard, especially as it compares to the progress being made with Android STBs in the same area. Over the next two or three years I will almost certainly have an Xbox One and PS4 in my home. I doubt that I'll find either compelling enough to keep for any length of time, but I really do hope to be pleasantly surprised.

    • Howard B
      September 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Funny, the same thing was said about "business" PCs: no business needs color graphics, sound, or anything faster than a 4.77MHz XT. Gaming brought all of those innovations (and more) to PCs. Game consoles have brought gaming to the masses who can't or won't take care of a full computer's operating system (system updates, antivirus, defragging a hard drive); now gaming is a multi-billion-dollar industry, with PC games leading the forefront of top-of-the-line gaming, with new consoles playing keep-up with things like PC graphics, top-notch AI, etc. For every Skyrim, there was a PC-only Daggerfall or Baldur's Gate; for every Halo, there was a PC- or Mac-only Marathon or Doom.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

      Do you really think consoles hold back progress? Only a hardcore PC gamer would say that.

      The PS3 and Xbox 360 have proved to be fine media centers, and I suspect their successors will only improve in that regard.

    • Like Fun B
      September 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

      I don't seem to be able to directly reply to a reply. This is unfortunate because I'd like to direct comments to the parties who posted them rather than reply to myself.

      Of course I think that consoles retard software development. The hardware cycles are too long and conservative to make buying beyond current console specs remotely worthwhile. The new consoles coming out won't support the 4k screen in my living room at launch and I don't know whether they will be able to with the first hardware revision, either.

      In the meantime PC users who buy top-end consumer hardware (something that I do believe to be a foolish proposition as well; I'm not that personally interested in gaming as such but I am more generally a computing enthusiast) have to compare across three screens worth of pixels to meaningfully distinguish a $600 GPU and a $1000 one; this is something that's only going to be exacerbated with the march of time. The integrated CPU/APU/DDR5 platform delivered by AMD (possibly even Intel, though I don't hold out THAT much hope for its graphics tech) three years from now as a budget product will probably surpass these new consoles in every meaningful way.

      But putting graphics aside, console developers are also faced with what will be a relatively paltry amount of RAM and slower CPU cores for non-graphical tasks. This puts a limit on things like AI, pathfinding and procedural content generation, all things that can go a long way to improving a gaming experience.

      I disagree that the Xbox 360 or PS3 represent worthwhile media centers - I've posted about that on MUO before, but essentially both are glorified DLNA A/V clients (i.e. something that a $50 internet-enabled BluRay player can handle) that have some limited ability to play specifically encoded local content. They're far from universal media access devices and in fact a four year old Android smartphone or brand new HDMI System on a Stick probably supports a wider range of media and services than both the 360 and PS3 put together.

      Speaking to the idea that console gaming represents "big business" I can only say that no, really, it doesn't. From Microsoft's standpoint it is at best revenue neutral for the current generation product and from quarter to quarter it might be anything from a serious financial burden to a rounding error worth of profit compared to Microsoft's core operations. I confess I haven't looked at Sony's financials in a while but I suspect it's approximately the same story there; I think that's more or less the reason that they're looking to diversify the utility of these devices in the first place. If nothing else they'll be able to collect usage metrics and demographic data for the installed base and monetize that with well-targeted advertisements to a captive and desirable audience, something that's been every advertising company's wet dream since since the days of Don Draper. Between that and hopes of developing some kind of digital content delivery monopoly that I doubt has any chance of actually materializing, this aspect of the hardware is probably a lot more important and interesting than the fact that there's a new Halo being released on the next Microsoft console.

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      The lack of direct replies is part of the redesign. At least it means threads can run as long as you want them to. Just name whoever it is you're directing your comment to and you'll be fine :)

      I can certainly see your point re: consoles holding development back. However, the fact you have a 4k TV in your house singles you out as an early adopter and not part of the mainstream tech-buying community. So I'd respectfully argue that consoles aren't really aimed at you. They are instead aimed at people who just want machines that they can play a game on without any fuss or upgrading. I'm personally pretty happy with the speed at which games are improving.

    • likefunbutnot
      September 10, 2013 at 3:31 am

      @Dave P,

      A 50" generic 4k TV costs all of $1100 and the 39" version is about half that. You can get them on Amazon.com at that price. I could've moved to a 60" or 65" name brand TV for the same money but I think I got a better deal buying extra pixels instead of extra inches, particularly since absolutely all content viewed on that screen is delivered from a PC. In any case 4k within reach of actual people right now and it's unfortunate that next-gen consoles won't be able to do anything with it.

      One of the deep problems with PC gaming at this point is just how disgusting the difference between powerful gaming hardware can be vs. the realities of what can be delivered on a console. I'm not just talking about the limitations of graphical sophistication (e.g. draw distance) but with the limitations of design that go along with controls with limited and non-standardized inputs and problems created by Microsoft's policies on pushing updates using Xbox Live. A game that might have have a tremendous experience on a Windows machine might be dead on arrival because the people porting the game didn't bother to update the interface to be mouse-friendly or assumed it would run on low resolution or fixed resolution screens (e.g. Spelunky, a game that I like, that only supports four graphical modes on Windows, none of which align to the screens I use most often). That's also a huge aspect to consoles holding back wider game development.

  13. Rui L
    September 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

    No doubt, I will buy PS4. I always liked PS, and PS4 has better hardware and a better price!

  14. Christian C
    September 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Probably not an Xbox One - I expect it will either be a PS4 or a bought/self-built Steam Box.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

      Why not an Xbox One? Interested to hear what exactly put you off the Microsoft console.

    • Christian C
      September 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Well, I already have television :) Also, I'm concerned about the privacy issues, although I daresay this is something that can be avoided now that MS appear to have climbed down from that position. There's also the issue of backwards compatibility, although of course now I'm hearing that perhaps isn't going to be a problem at all.

      Then again, if M$ really knew what they were doing with Xbox One, and what their consumers wanted, they wouldn't be making all of these U-turns.

      Finally, I'm becoming increasingly conscious of being closed up in a loop of M$ness, and have plans to ditch Redmond for open source. (And yes, this includes my phone).

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      LOL! I can't help Microsoft is going to suffer for its E3 pronouncements, despite reversing those decisions since. It's going to take some time before that stink goes away.

      Wait, what? You're ditching Microsoft? No, not another one... still, going open source is better than the fruit-based alternative. ;)

  15. David B
    September 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Im going to wait till later in 2014 when the prices have come down and the bugs ironed out but will probably be looking at the PS4.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

      If you can wait I think it's sensible to do so. As you say, there will be bugs that need to be ironed out. It's inevitable.

  16. Nikos T
    September 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I will just wait to see how the thinks are going to develope , after the initial release , to read some user reviews. Propably i will buy the console with the best offer or hands down i will buy the first Next Gen Console with a Dark Souls II theme Bundle

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:41 am

      That's a good plan. Who can forget the problems of the Xbox 360 launch?

  17. Garva S
    September 5, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Xbox One Because microsoft is a really great brand and i think the updates it provides are really very useful also the game developers have more freedom for showing effects.

  18. Jeremy G
    September 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I'm primarily a PC user though I have used a number of consoles, my favourite being the Nintendo 64. As for the rest of the consoles, I am unwilling to invest the money for a product of such limited functionality.

    Even though my 3.5" mobile screen is rather limited, Android has a number of games that I do enjoy playing, and other apps allow for word processing and other diverse use. This being said, if I ever buy a console, it is likely to be a OUYA.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:40 am

      The OUYA is an interesting choice. I must admit I've been eyeing one up myself. I may wait until v2.0 though.

  19. ricky
    September 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    ill go with the PS4

  20. Tim B
    September 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I will probably be going for a PS4 myself, though I'm not one to buy on launch day (and they're all sold out so whatever) so it'll have to wait. The launch titles look suitably lukewarm for both consoles, with the games I'm really interested in (like Thief) delayed until 2014 anyway.

    I may end up with an Xbox One eventually, though it really depends. I've got a lot of Xbox Live purchases, so if Microsoft works out a way I can keep and use them on the new hardware they may just convince me to buy.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:39 am

      It sounds like you're going to buy both eventually, but if the launch titles on both platforms aren't doing it for you what is it that has made you go for the PS4 first?

  21. Robert B
    September 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I have a PS4 on a release day pre order from Amazon along with a couple of games, one that will ship with the console as a bundle and another one that will be released later in the year or in 2014. I currently do a lot of PC gaming as well as also own a PS3, I would not purchase anything from Microsoft because they have a history of always shafting their customers. I think if they gave me one the the new Xbox One's I would immediately sell it on Ebay.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

      I may not like the look of the Xbox One, but if someone gave me one for free I'd accept it and love it to pieces.

    • Robert B
      September 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I would sell it because of Microsoft's history of doing business and use the proceeds to buy more games for the PS 4

    • Dave P
      September 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      That's fair comment! I can see you being spoilt with choice on the PS4 within a year or two.

  22. 67GTA
    September 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Since the Microbox One is wanting to anal probe me, and the Nintendo line up no longer interests me, the PS4 is looking pretty good. I left after PS2 to check out the Xbox/Wii, and will probably return home to the PS.

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:37 am

      I'm sure Sony will welcome you back to the fold with joy.

  23. Darth
    September 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Ill be choosing a PS4

    • Dave P
      September 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

      Any specific reason for making that choice over the Xbox One?

    • Damian C
      September 6, 2013 at 2:28 am

      I currently own a 360 and PS3. I am a gamer and not loyal to any brand or company, just loyal to games. The truth is that many people are strapped for cash and can only choose one. Just remember that the one you choose is a personal choice for your personal reasons and does not automatically make the other option a bad one. So many people trash the console they don't have and in most cases, they never played games on one.

      With that said, I am going with the PS4. It's not because the PS4 is more powerful with GDDR5 RAM which many developers say it's a game changer. It's not because I happen to enjoy the PS4 exclusives better, although the XB1 has some good ones. It's not because it's $100 cheaper. It's not because they are not forcing a motion controller down my throat which add little value to the hard core gaming I enjoy.

      I am choosing PS4 because Sony created a game system for gamer's from the beginning and did not have to change all the policies they presented at E3 to prevent the back lash Microsoft received. Some say that Microsoft changed most of what made the XB1 a horrible gaming system so it's all good but for me it's more about the philosophy and goal of the company.

      Sony created a game console for gamer's that also allows you to enjoy other types of entertainment and media. Microsoft created a media box that also plays games. The fact that MS had to do a 180 on just about every policy with their system tells me that their long term vision was not with gamer's. They were interested in doing something else, something different and when gamer's complained, they changed most of their policies. This to me means they lack vision and direction or may not even know where they are going. It's like yelling at them to make a left during their journey and they change course. To me that is not a company with a true vision and direction. I rather go with a company that understood from the beginning what gamer's wanted and delivered a game console we can all appreciate.

      Microsoft did not change their policies because they cared about gamer's, they changed it because they knew their vision was not in line with the consumer and they were loosing 4:1 with pre-orders against the PS4.

      What if they decide to change direction again when the XB1 has a larger user base down the road and force what ever sad vision they have for the console?

      It's embarrassing how every week Microsoft changed policies and how confused they are about what they are delivering. Even people with in Microsoft were saying different things about the system so they had no true vision with in their own ranks.

      If Microsoft changes anything else on the XBox One, it really will be the XBOX 1. The original version they started with.

    • Justin Park
      September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      To Damian C

      Dude, even if sony didn't announce the idiotic policies made by Xbox one at E3, if you look at it carefully you can easily see that this was just a strategy. during the "future of the playstation" announcement, they were incredibly cagey about always online and used game policy, hoping that microsoft will test the waters for them at E3. These people are after you money man, and it doesn't really matter about their philosophy because they're goal is pretty much the same. I would rather go for the better exclusives area, which both consoles are incredibly strong in(maybe not much as nintendo).

    • Justin Park
      September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      sorry for the grammar I made some mistakes while typing

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