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PS4 vs Xbox One

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Smith22, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Where did you ever hear that nonsense? Sony and Microsoft would be crazy to charge that. $50-$60 tops for the year if you don't find a deal somewhere.
  2. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    PSPlus is $50 a year, cheaper than Xbox Live even
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Neither cost that much.

    I've paid no more than $35 for XBOX Live for the last 5 years or so. Buy.com has tons of sales on these cards on their ebay page all the time.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    MS isn't really doing a very good job of impressing people with their meaningless statistics about zombies and whatnot.

    I've read estimates that each console cost about $20-$30 less than retail to manufacture and if that's the case I'm pretty disappointed in both companies. At the last cycle they were taking huge losses trying to win people over. Neither is doing that this time and they each could have ramped up their consoles a bit to sway people.

    Not totally impressed with either system right now and I don't think I'll purchase one until the prices come down. I was pretty strongly in favor of XBOX because I know Live works and online gaming is about 99% of the reason I own a gaming system.

    See how it all plays out but nothing I've seen so far is really swaying me to purchase right now. Titanfall may change that but right now there's just not much.
  5. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    Yeah ultimately I've decided to just wait. I don't really have time lately to play a bunch of games anyway. Picked up AC4 for $29 off Amazon yesterday for PS3, got Battlefield 4 for PC, Gran Turismo 6 comes out Friday, and I think even Destiny is supposed to come out for current gen.

    After hearing how much HD space games are actually taking up, I'll just wait until either the price comes down and I can justify buying both the PS4 and a 1TB HDD to stuff inside it, or they come out with a 1TB model.
  6. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Plus for PS4 works just as good as Live. At least it has for me. I've had zero issue. I've got some friends who got the Xbox 1 and they've enjoyed their systems as well so I don't think you can really go wrong either way.
  7. Aikmaniac

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    Fiance bought me an X1. Can't open it until Christmas. Too busy to think about it right now anyway. :)

    The options on the thing are overwhelming...so much to do. I feel so ignorant about it. Can't wait to play some Forza.
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Ok I got a question for anyone who has an XBox one. I've seen a couple things on twitter the last couple days that cracked me up about it. 1 of them I know was true because the guy had the youtube video of it happening the other I'm not sure on yet.

    1) This one was on the youtube video....Guy is playing NBA 2K14 on Xbox 1 and the other team made a basket on him. The dude said "F that" or something to that effect...1 second later the game hit him with a technical foul for bad language. The kinnect apparently picked up him cursing and the game gave him a foul. HIlarious.

    2) The guy posted on Twitter today that he gave the Xbox the command to record...couple seconds later he was talking to himself and said "F I messed that up". Little later he got a message from Microsoft informing him that he'd been banned for 15 days due to Code of Conduct violation. The kinnect picking him cursing got him banned.


    The second one I don't konw if that's actually true or not, I didn't have a way to verifiy it, but that to me is hilarious if they're actually busting people for what they're saying in their home because they have to have that stupid kinnect on all the time.

    If they're really hitting people with bans when the kinnect catches them cursing I bet they're going to lose out on a lot of future sales and a lot of problems with the people they do have. It's hilarious to me.


    Now understand I'm not bashing the Xbox here. It is what it is when it comes to the kinnect. As I've said before i've got friends who own it and have said nothing but great things about it so I'm sure it's a great system. But I just find it funny if they're trying to regulate what people say or do in their own homes. THat's funny to me.
  9. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    The first thing is confirmed, but it isn't an xbox thing. It does it on the PS4 too if someone has the camera. It was on last years game too. It can be turned off in options.

    Dunno about the 2nd thing. Maybe they uploaded it online?
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    From what I understand there are "public forums" that allow you to broadcast your gameplay over the net, if you choose to curse on that then yes the live account will be compromised in some way. Here is an article I just found it is called "Upload Studio". http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/25/xbox-one-upload-studio-users-banned-for-excessive-profanity

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25103353 -This one saying that peer to peer communication does not follow the same TOS restrictions.
  11. BanditHiro

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    2.4 million to 1.2 million as of brack friday the margin is getting wider and PS4 has not been released in Japan a market in where Xbox is a non-factor...

    PS4 are sold out everywhere...It's like the Turboman doll which would make XB1 Buster the sidekick.

    Ultimately console wars are not won in the first year but the bad publicity Microsoft put on themselves this summer is going to be to much to overcome.
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    XB1 is sold out everywhere as well, they have massive shortages on parts. Microsoft is going to win this in the end, because honestly, the Xbox One is better positioned for the long-term and in 5 years when both consoles are $200 people are going to be going with the Xbox.
  13. BanditHiro

    BanditHiro Well-Known Member

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    why would they choose Xbox over PS4? PS4 is going to have the reputation of being the more popular of the two for the next couple of years pair with the fact it will always be cheaper than the Xbox, it just doesn't seem logical people would flock over to xbox half-way through the consoles lives. unless something major happens like sony getting hacked again, PS4 looks to be in prime position to win this war.
  14. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I disagree. XBOne offers a tremendous amount of features that the PS4 lacks, and although the PS4 may always be cheaper when the difference between the two becomes $15 many will pick the XBone as it's specs are far superior.

    Also - "Data shows the Xbox One and Xbox 360 snatching a whopping 61% of console sales at Walmart and Target, or about 30% each; contrast with PS4 and PS3 sales, sharing 30% combined at those two retailers, or about 15% each".
  15. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    What? Live TV? Thanks I don't need a gaming console for that.

    To watch movies? Thanks I don't need a gaming console to do that and if I did my PS4 does it as well.

    There is absolutely zero on Xbox one that would make a person swing it's way that isn't already wanting to get it in the first place. If you're going Xbox then you're going Xbox. Its not going to matter on any of that other stuff and that's already been shown.

    If those specs were so important to people right now they'd be going that way right now. The extra 100 dollars wouldn't matter to them if those specs were in the least bit important because, lets be real honest here, 100 extra dollars isn't anything really. If you can afford 400 for a PS4 you can afford 500 for an Xbox 1. The price, IMO, has next to nothing to do with the fact that they're getting beaten right now.

    Now, again, I'm not saying Xbox isn't great. Everything I've heard it is and I still don't believe anyone can go wrong either way. I know for me personally I went PS4 because Microsoft really dropped the ball with that bull**** they tried to pull and they completely soured me on them and their product.

    I have the 360 and PS3 from last time around and I felt 360 was far and away the better choice between those two. I still enjoyed my PS3 and never had any issues with it but 360 was better all around last time. This time around I really don't see any real difference maker in the two other than the stupid entertainment center junk Microsoft is attempting to pull, to try and make even more money, and frankly that's simply a no draw for me.

    It's not now and it never will be. I own gaming consoles for gaming. Period. I don't own them for TV and movies. That's what I have a TV and a Bluray for.
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  16. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    That may be you but not others. You're greatly underestimating the potential of XBOne's potential as an entertainment hub. As people transition away from cable and satellite they will still want to watch live TV, movies and stream Netflix to their televisions. Combine it with all of the Xbox's features and it is much better positioned for the market in five years than PS4 is.
  17. blindzebra

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    Microsoft always limits supplies for a holiday release. They release enough to make their last quarter profits than hold the rest back so that they start the new fiscal year with a bang.
  18. KLJ

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    i don't believe that for a second. i know it's only anecdotal but i walked into best buy on wednesday and there was at least a dozen xb1s sitting on the shelf.
  19. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Well, I'm not the source lol there are news articles everywhere about it
  20. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

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    The playstation 4 has the better specs. Not sure where you're getting this nonsense. But do a little research on the ps4's GDDR ram compared to the xbones DDR. And then look at the xbones reliance on esram to even attempt to catch up. If you honestly thought the specs were better why is the resolution higher on the ps4 on almost every multi platform title?

    As far as a media center the xbone wins but the ps4 is the better gaming machine and it's not even close. And for full disclosure I own both.

    Also please don't bother bringing up Black Friday numbers. There were no ps4s to be had. And the xbone isn't all that hard to find. Amazon had them for over 24 hours last week.

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