i would sell my xbox with games right now on ebay before you sweety money for it if it wasnt for the new grand theft auto coming out and also still playing classics like bioshock infinite and gta 4 BIOSHOCK will still stand the test of time to the new xbox
xbox one looks great and prob buy it but that is the worst possible thing that it simply can't play the 360 games. i have loads of 360 games bought still to play and now everyone with large collections of 360 games will have to keep an old xbox if they want to plat or replay the great titles they have collected over the years, so pointless having the 360 games without the console. i have a tv stand with 2 shelves so looks as if it's gonna be xbox one on one shelf and 360 on other shelf instead of something else like ps4 or 3d player or sky box.
Agreed, could be a school boy error by Microsoft on this one. I'll be honest, I'll buy one anyway because I'm a sucker for new console hardware (as I suspect many of us are on this forum), but I reckon in the first year or two following launch this will deter a lot of potential buyers who would otherwise have taken the plunge.
Eventually it won't matter, and they'll be helped by the fact the Wii-U has turned out to be a bit of a dud, but will be interesting to see what Sony now do in respect of backwards comparability with the PS4.
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Also, it has to be said that is one ugly looking console - basically, a black box.
If they paid the designer much more than a tenner they were well & truly done!
I have a couple of PS3s and am hoping to upgrade. The XBox one is in the running as it has Blu Ray.
Couldn't give a hoot about backward compatibility and I doubt PS4 will be (PS3 wasn't fully on launch and isn't at all now).
Why would they? They sell the console at cost or less and NEED people to buy the games.
In fact, lack of backward compatibility for me is a PLUS (It means no money has been spent on it when it could be spent where it's more useful)
Let's see which is first...That may very well be the difference for me.
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Have to agree - always seems to be one some people consider "must have", but I suspect many people buy for the new console and features and tend not to worry about backwards compatability. As well as this, the old consoles generally keep selling at a lower price for a while, so Sony and Microsoft want to still be able to keep those sales going as well, given they'll likely be making better margin there.
I think the Xbox One is coming out first, with the PS4 out for Christmas. Mind you, whether that will be worldwide or just in Japan / US like last time remains to be seen...
I'll be going with the Xbox, for two reasons:
2) the controller (the Dual Shock gives me 'crab hands' after more than a couple of hours).
Used to support both platforms but used the PS3 so rarely I ended up selling it a few months ago.
seriously tho i love xbox and have owned one always over the playstation but i think the new ps is gonna wipe the floor with the xbox one.
xbox one thinks it's amazing cause it has blu ray on board, bit late sony has already had this years ago and the new ps will prob have 4K and overall i think the new ps is gonna be way ahead of it's time copmared to xbox.
ps will also look better than than that ghastly piece of shunk, where as sony known sony will have a few remarkable plans up their sleeves to triumphant over xbox this time around, although i still love xbox but think this generation sony is gonna rule.
I know I am in a minority, but I prefer the PS3 controller. I mainly play FIFA these days and the guy I play often with at each others place has an XBOX. The XBOX controller is too fat and I prefer the flatter trigger buttons on the PS3
Weirdly too, my thumbs slip more on the concave but plastic buttons of the XBOX controller...I prefer the rubbery convex PS3 buttons
It isn't a deal breaker though. Although it will annoy me having to pay to be online with the XBOX.
conclusion - PS4 for 65 4k TV
and keep the poor old new xbox one for the wee 32 inch bedroom TV to show off it's latest (just new) blu ray technolgy.
prob only buy xbox for it's exclusive games as who already doesn't have blu ray, millions already do. a voice thingy is nothing completely new, and the design of the xbox really is pretty pathetic, compared to the curves of the sony.
Early indications are that the hardware will actually be very similar in both consoles in respect of graphics chips and CPU's (this may be a deliberate move by both manufacturers and games developers have complained bitterly about the high cost of developing multi-platform totles with the current generation of consoles), so price points, launch titles and multimedia integration will all come in to play.
Backwards capability could be a factor in year 1 when people make their upgrade decisions if Sony offer it and Xbox doesn't; current PS3 owners will naturally gravitate to PS4, where-as current 360 owners will have no material reason to stay loyal to the Xbox platform.
Equally though, if Xbox can get their "illumiroom" feature working properly that could be a really interesting USP for them.
It looks like the ps4 cpu will be 25% faster and the gpu 50% faster than in the xbox one. It's also being reported that 3GB of ram will be reserved for Xbox system - only leaving 5GB for developers. Microsoft is going to have a job selling it if this is confirmed.
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I have always had a PS and I had decided on a new console shortly due to my current PS3 showing signs of imminent failure. I had decided on PS4, but I am now intrigued by the XBOX ONE, hmmm, what to do.
I will end up hand wrangling and undecided I guess, more research to be done then.
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Might be worth having a look at the following two links, both of which directly compares the confirmed hardware specs of both machines:
More than the specs, it's the games that'll decide which console will sell more. I can't see people buying game consoles on specs alone. Besides, we don't know yet if PS4 also reserves 3GB for PSN and makes 5GB available for developers.
I had assumed that PS4 will sell more, but with the Xbox One adding a blu ray drive as well, I'm not sure now. I'm assuming that the Xbox can also function as a standalone blu ray player.
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