If you want the best hardware then yes maybe a ps4 would be best. I would not say the PS4 knocks the socks off X1 IMO. The Destiny beta proved that and that was lower resolution. In the final release they will both be 1080p. Personally I would go with the console that has the games you want and what your friends are playing. Some multiplats are higher res on PS4 but unless you had them both side by side you would hardly notice. And I think Kinect is a great bit of kit.Can I ask as a long term 360 player why should I buy a xbone over a PS4. By all accounts the PS4 knocks the socks off of the xbone resolution wise and has a much more powerful GPU. I want to buy an xbone and a lot of the guys I played BF with on 360 have an xbone but Im struggling to justify one over the PS4 purely from a hardware perspective. I dont have the full picture of any next gen console, just what Ive read so far so would appreciate what you people on the other side of the fence think. I used to use the media side of the 360 which would have been a plus but have other superior kit now so wouldnt use that side of things and the kinect...pfttt!
Rest assured, the Xbox One is a more than capable bit of hardware and the graphical output difference compared to the PS4 is, to my eyes, negligible on my 50" screen. The hardware difference is just as negligible as it was last gen between the PS3 and 360 to me. There are differences as it's been pointed out to me on several occasions, but it's individual opinion as to whether they're important or not because obviously you don't run two screens side by side picking out differences like they do on Digital Foundry.Can I ask as a long term 360 player why should I buy a xbone over a PS4. By all accounts the PS4 knocks the socks off of the xbone resolution wise and has a much more powerful GPU. I want to buy an xbone and a lot of the guys I played BF with on 360 have an xbone but Im struggling to justify one over the PS4 purely from a hardware perspective. I dont have the full picture of any next gen console, just what Ive read so far so would appreciate what you people on the other side of the fence think. I used to use the media side of the 360 which would have been a plus but have other superior kit now so wouldnt use that side of things and the kinect...pfttt!
To be fair the regular updates are a function of the systems design and can't be attributed to Spencer as they happened before he got the top job....There is one reason why I genuinely believe the Xbox One is going to end up as the best place for gamers this gen and it's Phil Spencer. You only need to look at the way he's had the balls to reverse almost every stupid decision made by Mattrick and co, his massive focus on games and the way the area he's in charge of has involved us, the console owners, in development of the XB1 OS from irritating as hell (IMO) to fantastically usable and very full featured (which is still improving month by month). This is one area where I think the XB1 destroys the PS4, which has had far less development on a quite basic and old fashioned feeling OS (and I KNOW some people want that, so don't bother telling me. Again.)
The graphical differences are negligible and with the Kinect resources now available, this will become even more difficult to notice for the average gamer. It's already seen Destiny jump from 900p to 1080p so despite what the anti-MS brigade may say, these extra resources do make a difference. I also genuinely think that 3rd party games will almost always be much of a muchness, with exclusives on both consoles looking markedly better than these.
Microsoft are a company just like any other with the primary aim of making money.What happens to my existing xbox live sub if I went X1 does it cover any player on that console or just me, they took away my family account iirc? It was the sheer nerve of what MS initially tried to achieve with no apparent regard for the gamers that pulled me to PC. In addition theyre a bunch of money crabbin gunts [here's a gift for all you loyal xbox users, we are no longer gonna charge for you to watch netflix. Yeah right you're all heart MS] Much as Im reading all your comments and also in some agreement. I find myself getting agitated at the thought of giving them more of my dosh. They dropped the ball this time, it should have been a no brainer for me to buy an X1 instead I choose to splash out £1500 on a PC. I am however missing the craic I used to have gaming with avf. Exclusives mean nothing to me BF,COD[maybe],Destiny,The Division and I suppose I do like a bit of Halo for poops and giggles. Still cant decide though
Phil Spencer? Location location? Did someone's head roll for the E3 debacle?
I tend to disagree with that. IMO MS arnt like any other company they thought the xbox brand was invincible and could put on its user base any restrictions it felt like. Its only because of the massive backlash that heads had to roll and they are clearly in damage limitation now. Xbox 360 was massive, MS are making people redundant. Im glad changes are being made and they are now listening to the user base, just a shame it took this to get their attention. However Im seriously considering X1 given these improvements and a new figurehead at the helm. Must look that up and have a wee read....Microsoft are a company just like any other with the primary aim of making money.
Of course they want your money. Pretending that anyone else doesn't is ridiculous. They've actually worked a lot harder for your money over the past 6 months than the competition have. Offering new incentives and value and genuinely responding to feedback.
To be honest I think Boozehound is dead on when he says Phil Spencer has absolutely rejuvenated the xbox brand.