Apparently the Xbox One is better than the PlayStation 4

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Dmanit I'm missing some pieces

Yes the day has finally come, the Xbox console One review embargo has dropped and we can now compare the two consoles directly against each other.. well we can compare external reviews because Microsoft South Africa has not received any Xbox One consoles for us to even look at never mind review.

From what I can find, and I could be wrong, but Polygon is the only site on the planet that thought it was a good idea to give a console itself a score in their review. Now I’m all for review scores on games, I feel it makes the reviewer really contemplate what they have written and put their neck on the line with a score. It also helps lazy readers who just scroll down to the number at the end.

But to do this to a piece of hardware that is pretty much useless without the software seems absurd. Anyway they did it. And according to them the Xbox One is a solid 8 while they only thought the PlayStation 4 deserved a 7.5

So let’s all point and laugh at Polygon for being ridiculous.. and then I’m going to go cry in the corner about how beautiful their articles are and how I wish I had millions of dollars to pay for that.

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But they aren’t the only site to drop a Xbox One review today, Rolling Stone broke the embargo early to state that the Xbox One is a slice of the future and that while the PS4 wasn’t the entertainment hub they expected the Xbox One definitely is.

Engadget has come out and stated that the Xbox One offers the best multitasking of any console and that the games and user interface are incredible. But it’s still missing the streaming, sports and upload studio.

Arstechnica on the other hand thinks it’s a quality machine but it isn’t worth the $100 extra and they recommend going with the PS4. The Telegraph doesn’t go that far but it does state that the content isn’t here yet to justify that high price tag.

And that’s the same angle Kotaku takes, it’s not worth the purchase yet but what surprised me about their review is that they complained about the software not working correctly. Something I didn’t expect from Microsoft.

To round things off we have Cnet who also state that the Xbox One is a solid system but with dodgy voice controls and that extra $100 it’s just not ready for the mainstream purchasers just yet.

So all in all there are quite a few mixed reviews and the overriding recommendation is that unless you are a hardcore gamer (Hi, everyone reading this site!) then you should hold off until Microsoft can fix some of the software issues. Which is good news for everyone as it means the console itself is a solid piece of kit that just needs some software tweaking.

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Last Updated: November 20, 2013

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Then by the time it’s released here any software issues should be sorted out.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Yeah dec 2014 at this rate..

      • ToshZA

        You’re optimistic.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          In all honesty Things are looking better for Ms right now. Ps4 has not had great success with launch and many of the things people loved, they have taken away.

          • ToshZA

            I know, I got up, read all this stuff about MS being better than Sony, and was like “wow, that’s new. What happened?”

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I mean just the cant use external drives, cant set folders for downloads and stuff. I read this one guys list and kinda made me feel like.. “what the hell Sony”

          • MG

            Xbox also wont have that feature (ext. drives) until it gets an update. PS4 will head the same way, guaranteed.

          • Dennis Rideout

            where you been the last 8 years nobody i know plays ps3 i see 360s everywhere

          • MG

            1,000,000+ units sold on the first day. If that’s not great, then your standards are too high.

          • ToshZA

            Great for Sony, but with so much functionality gone from the launch console, its like a barebones gaming machine. It’s all good and well saying “we made it for games”, but to remove lots of simple things such as folder management etc. that was there on the PS3, that’s not really ok. So over 1 million people have now got a console that plays prettier games than, but has much less functionality than its predecessor.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Exactly what makes the Xbone look better right now.

          • ToshZA

            Its like going backwards. I can forgive maybe the Blu Ray movies thing, that’s not a biggie for me, but the small things as well? They add up. At least MS tried to push towards the future, one most gamers weren’t quite ready for, but at least they’re pushing forward.

          • MG

            I’m not talking about the functionality, I’m specifically talking about the launch. Fastest console EVER to sell to 1,000,000 units mark. But I guess people will never be happy; everyone complained that XBONE was too focused on media and not games. Go figure

          • ToshZA

            This is the internet, everyone will have something to complain about. This news about the functionality loss is disappointing, because really if the functions were there on the PS3, and used, why take them away? That’s not progress, and while the launch itself was very successful, the console seems to be a disappointment. 1080p but at 25fps was just the beginning it seems. 🙁

            And I so wanted to support Sony this time around.

          • melodicmizery

            the bitch of it to is it doesnt even cost them anything to add those features yet they took them away. obviously whoevers decision it was to remove these things just really has no idea of what people want and like. its similar to facebook taking away the photo options, youtube tearing down the comment and reply button, the new ps store that is slow as shit on ps3, and last the newest version of windows nobody asked for. they always do this, why do companys feel the need to give us things we dont ask for and take away things we use lol. all we needed was a new ps3 that could run games better. that was it, was that so hard to do? apparently

          • MG

            It is shitty, but I’m buying a PS4 to play games regardless. Movies and series can always be played via other options. Its a pain the ass though.

          • Micah

            how so? I may not be quite as good with its extra functionality, but it does multitasking, voice controls, pretty much everything the xbox one does but the cable integration, and I hate cable companies, so that feature is useless. I wont debate the quality of kinect vs ps camera, but the camera is still pretty good. Also dont see the added value of snaping apps vs switching between them. sure it’s neat, but I rarely would ever use it. best example for me is surfing web while watching tv maybe, but I have laptop and a tablet.

    • RinceandShrubbery

      Yeah, and in 2037 I’ll have a flying car and won’t want an Xbone.

      • ToshZA

        Consoles will die in 2020, and PC and the cloud will take over. Except in SA, only PCs will take over here.

        • RinceandShrubbery

          PC? Please, we’ll all be hooked into glasses, the PC tower will be made redundant with the advent of quantum computers and Google will invent contact lenses that stream from the cloud! LOL

          • ToshZA

            And the NSA will have a contract with google, so that they can see what you see. Remember to take the lenses out before certain fun activities.

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Scary future man!

          • Johan du Preez

            you still need to plug those glasses into a pc 🙂 they dont run by them self.

          • Dennis Rideout

            the pc will never die. where do u think consoles come from you can always make a better gaming pc then any console out there

    • e1ace

      And sadly they will work on removing the TV features since I doubt we will have those in SA.

  • Spathi

    The Verge also rates consoles. 7.7 for PS4 and 7.8 for XBO.

    Giving a console a rating out of 10 is weird. But whatever, both consoles seems to have massive potential and I suspect this coming gen is going to be awesome!!

    • Well The Verge is Polygon so reviewing it twice is even weirder.

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        So these are based on mainly US reviews. But as I understand not all the functionality will be possible here in SA. Think the review will change becuase of that?

        • Spathi

          Dude, there is ‘Merica to ‘Mericans, and then there is “not ‘Merica”. They don’t care about “not ‘Merica”.

          • Martin du preez

            This guy lost his house in a tornado but he’s happy because his PS4 survived lmao

          • Spathi

            I think you are mistaken about the console. This guy has a XBO. Thing is so heavy, the tornado didn’t move it a inch 😛

          • ToshZA

            Guess that’s where the term “Bricking a console” came from?

          • melodicmizery

            pshh obviously he hasnt turned it on yet and saw the layout and features taken away lol

        • Yeah I do, we still need to see if we’ll even have voice capability when it launches here.. if not then most of the system starts to become a waste for us

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            Yip, might be worth the Yanks paying for the extra features, but not us…..

          • SaintsRowNigri

            Wot about an article detailing what the consoles can do VS what we will get?

      • iAmWeasel

        Polygon gave it a scored rating because it’s the most effective way of saying one console is better than the other. Especially for those people who are too lazy to read and skip straight to scores.

        • Johan du Preez

          Yeh but it doesnt help polygon that the entire internet knows they are in MS pockets.

          They are as legit as fox news ….

      • Sageville

        I don’t value anything from Polygon, they have already cast aside their objectivity in favour of some MS sponsorship.

    • RinceandShrubbery

      Yes, I am with you on this. If I were loaded with money I would buy both!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        After the disappointing Ps4 launch, what you leaning towards more? The Xbone is starting to look rather appealing

        • Spathi

          I don’t really understand why you think the PS4s launch was disappointing?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Have you seen the Support site man? Have you heard all the features it has lost..

          • Spathi

            1% of the consoles has problems. That is extremely low and to be expected. We get to hear about these problems due to 1000 000 consoles being bought in 2 days. This is the first console launch with social media being so prevalent.

            Regarding features “lost” – give it time, Sony is working on it and the PS4 will be a different beast in one year’s time. The XBO can’t stream until next year and are also missing a ton of features currently. Both consoles will have launch problems.

          • melodicmizery

            they wont re add those features spathi unless the community backlashes about it like the mp3s. if they wanted those features to return they would be there. they already know how to add them but they didnt. there basically just trying to do less and get more money. just like charging us for ps plus to be online yet the online was unstable as hell the first 2 days and u still cant even play battlefield yet. you have to troll these companys and complain. if you give them any comfort zone they just dont do anything

          • Spathi

            Damn dude, the PS4 hasn’t been released for a week even. Just give it some time!

        • RinceandShrubbery

          I don’t see how the PS4 launch was disappointing? There are bound to be glitches in the release of anything and I can guarantee you that the Xbox One launch is going to also experience that. In fact I saw a tweet last night that reporters using the Xbox One as part of the press launch had to repeat commands multiple times for the machine to work. THAT would irritate me. Rather press B to go back, A to go forward!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I get every console will have issues, but that is not the aprt concerning me as much. Things like the controllers are falling apart after 1 weekend use, things like no external drive support. no changing themes, apparently the downloads of games ect could be put into folders, that is gone man. and many many more features lost, that ps3 consoles had

          • RinceandShrubbery

            I don’t believe the controller thing is an issue of manufacturing, been many reports of sabotage and the link. As for the themes and folders, not sure what that is all about, haven’t heard about it. The lack of external HD does such though!

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            “The lack of external HD does suck though!” Fixed it for you

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Thanks 😉 Multipassing like a lunatic atm.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            For someone who sucks that much you’d think he’d know how to spell it correctly. BOOM! *run*

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Your fantasies sicken me!

          • ToshZA

            What’s worse, that those are his fantasies, or your realities?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Which leads to another question – why does he have more than one reality? :/

          • ToshZA

            Doesn’t know whether to pick a banana or cucumber in the morning?

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Hey, I like boobs, what can I say.

          • ToshZA

            *moobs. Fixed it for you.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Why do you carry a banana in your pocket?

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            cause a cucumber won’t fit…

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Wow, wit level 5 year old unlocked. Well done!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m working my way down, soon I’ll be making poop & fart jokes.

          • ToshZA

            As adult males, we make those all the time. That shit is funny.

            hehehe.

          • ToshZA

            And the classic “I have no stinging come back” rebuttal. High 5?

          • RinceandShrubbery

            That would be ‘the no stooping down to lame’ resistance level 9000+ thanks.

          • ToshZA

            Aww, did someone steal your cocopops this morning, crumpet?

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Well obviously you got @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus’s crumpet this morning! *RUNS

          • ToshZA

            I wouldn’t know, I was asleep at the time. WAIT WHAT?>!!

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Not your fault, if the rumours are true, @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus has a reason @foreverSP and SP not meaning Single Player…

          • ToshZA

            I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. Please excuse me.

          • RinceandShrubbery

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            My crumpets bring all the boys to the yard.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Then you take them to showers to play….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s silly, you don’t shower with crumpets. :/

          • Rock789

            With you on this one… I’m all for some of the XBOne’s features… But will they work from Day 1? And will they work in SA? If most don’t work here, then what’s the point? You’re paying an extra R1000 – R1200 for a Kinect 2.0 that does 0.1 of what the current one does…

            I’m gonna sit on the sidelines and see how it goes. At the moment, all we can do is guess… Heck, the XBone that hits our shores in 2014 (hopefully) might have the software upgrades, etc. already installed to make it a great machine. Only time will tell.

          • RinceandShrubbery

            And he’s back! 🙂 Welcome buddy. Agreed, I will wait on the sidelines and see what’s going on.

          • Rock789

            Oh yeah… I’m back! Bigger than life and twice as ugly! Wait, what?!…

          • ToshZA

            Was that even possible? I mean I’ve never seen you before, but most rocks aren’t exactly pretty. Some are, but they’re called gems, not rocks.

          • Rock789

            True dat… 🙂 And Gem789 just sounds… Well… Iffy. 😉

          • ToshZA

            Yeah, that does sound iffy. 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The Ars Technica review is pretty thorough regarding how he experienced the commands.

          • RinceandShrubbery

            Break down please?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Emotional or physical?

          • ToshZA

            LOL!!!!

          • RinceandShrubbery

            😛 As in what was the conclusion.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)
          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Kinect auto-login could be haphazard, commands needed to be repeated 10-20% of the time, in some instances commands had to be very specific, while at the same time not giving an indication that the command was incorrect so you sit there wondering if the command was correct, if it even heard you, or if it just doesn’t know what you said.

          • ToshZA

            So my ex is a kinect then? Interesting.

          • RinceandShrubbery

            What about the physical gestures? Issues there? (note to self bananas were brought up before answers to this…)

          • ToshZA

            Only if he’s not interested. 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Didn’t say anything about them. Focused on voice commands & the controller for navigation.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Ja nooit bru, laaik xbox off hey… Nots why you still on? you tjooning me?

          • Dennis Rideout

            if they are in a noisy room that could be why

        • house_hero

          How was the PS4 launch disappointing? So far it’s been the most successful console launch…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            The features they have taken away… I know it was successful in sales. Just lack of features and stories I have read about hardware issue are not exactly comforting.

        • Deano

          The PS4 is the first console I havent felt the urge to get at launch!
          Very underwhelming launch titles.

          That said im sure it will get much better later down the line.

      • Spathi

        If I lived in the US and was loaded with money, I’d also buy both!

    • melodicmizery

      honestly you can rate sony as a console because the features they took away are horrendous. id give the console a 3 and the only reason it gets a 3 is because the game graphics look good and run smooth besides the disconnections. for me i picked ps3 instead of xbox360 only because the ps3 did more media stuff it made more sense to have aunit that did more and have free online but i always felt graphics wise 360 was better. so now you take all that away out of the ps4 and what use is it having a ps4? a ps4 is basically a xbox360 clone. better off sticking with a ps3.

      • Spathi

        Dude, I’ve seen all your posts on this thread, and a lot of people has tried to explain it to you – The consoles are not static, they will evolve. As a gaming console, the PS4 looks superb. The rest will follow.

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          Dude that is like trying to talk to Foxhound….the lights are on, but nobody is home..

      • Rikus

        Only a 3 for the PS4? Out of 5, or out of 10? I’m assuming it is the latter. If that is the case, you sure must like the multimedia capabilities. In that case, I agree with you. Rather stay with the PS3 because it has evolved into a spectacular multimedia machine. Not only that, but you most of the games coming out for PS4 will be on PS3 as well. When (and if) you decide to embrace next-gen, start comparing the multimedia capabilities of the consoles. Since the Xbone is launched as a multimedia machine, at this stage it is looking like the console more suited to your needs. However, it is a bit too early to write off the PS4.

  • Hammersteyn
    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      This is so wrong man

      • Hammersteyn

        Hehehe

  • eXpZA

    I don’t think anyone doubts that the Xbox One will be a better entertainment system than the PS4, hence why it’s getting better reviews. It’s the gaming section that most of us ‘actual gamers’ will care about.

    • Sageville

      Exactly!

  • SaintsRowNigri

    One Bad Pig!

  • Martin du preez

    Stopped reading at ” but Polygon is the only site”

    You know Polygon is sponsored by MS right? It’s dat $750.000 “donation” speaking

    • RinceandShrubbery

      What do you mean? I thought the gaming industry was funded on integrity in reporting?… Wait… Wait… http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j143/khloz/Jokerlaugh.gif

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        That is still creepy after all these years..

    • Deano

      Yes any person or site that says the console is better hardware is paid off.
      Does it really make you feel better every time you post a PS4 da bomb!
      Cos we all still going to be enjoying both, while your stuck in your ps4 corner.

      • Spathi

        Actually Martin plays more on his Xbox 360 than on his PS3..

        • Deano

          Hahahaha, he is just in the closet.

          • Martin du preez

            I have a Wiiu,ps3 and Xbox. So yeah,I play them all equally. So I can troll on whatever console I want. Unlike some fanboys who are stuck with only one console. Cry moar

          • Deano

            So much of tears.

      • Martin du preez
        • Deano

          Hahaha name calling is so harsh….
          I never said anywhere Polygon weren’t owned by MS.
          Seems i’ve hit a nerve….
          Shouldn’t you be playing your PS3 or something about now ?

          • Martin du preez

            Yeah you struck my idiot detector nerve. When I said Polygon is in MS’s cash cesspool you cried foul saying IT’Z TEH CONSPIRACY

          • Deano

            Just said in general, you shoot down any positive Xbox news/review.
            But yeah like I said what ever makes you feel better about PS4.

          • Martin du preez

            Sure. Keep on backpedaling lmao

          • Deano

            Please feel free to show me where im back pedaling ?
            You out of names to call me ?
            Wait think M$ just sent me a cheque whooop Whoop!

          • Martin du preez

            I said Polygon is biased. You put your tinfoil hat on:

            “Yes any person or site that says the console is better hardware is paid off.
            Does it really make you feel better every time you post a PS4 da bomb!
            Cos we all still going to be enjoying both, while your stuck in your ps4 corner.”

            Then when I showed proof that Polygon is MS pockets:

            “Just said in general, you shoot down any positive Xbox news/review.”

            Waaah waaaah LEAVE BRITNEYBOX ALONE!

          • Deano

            I love the fact that you try so hard really I do.
            HAHAHA.

          • Martin du preez

            Thank you. Check back frequently as I often try hard on this world wide webpage

        • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

          But, but Wikipedia can’t be uses as a reliable source… They even say so themselves :O
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_is_not_a_reliable_source

    • Rikus

      Even so, I think it is pretty damn impressive that the difference between the PS4 and Xbone is only 5%. It really shows how impressive the PS4 actually is.

  • Bull Terror

    Maybe they differ too much to really compare… PS4 is powerhouse gaming console while Xboner is VCR with wifi strapped to a netbook…

  • iAmWeasel

    Wait, so Polygon thought the Xbox One was better? REALLY??? NOO!!! No really now.. you are messing aren’t you?!? SERIOUSLY???

    • Niknok Seyer

      The Verge says XBox One is better as well.

      • bowlingotter

        the site which owns Polygon

  • MG

    These type of articles are pointless. Most people have already decided, they are either getting XB or PS4. There is going to be very little crossing over. (Yes some people will get both, but I’m not talking about them). I will never buy an Xbox because of what happened with RROD. That’s my preference. Based on experience. Ive had PS3 for 4 years, never once had an issue. Plus, all my mates are on PSN. It comes down to preference, so can we please stop with the “PS4 is more powerful” or “XB1 can record TV” B-S. It’s not helping anyone.

    • ToshZA

      You say most people have decided, but I haven’t decided. I did however decide not to read the rest of your post, because of that first statement.

      I’m still very much caught up between which to buy.

  • RedDiomedes

    Very misleading title

    • ToshZA

      How so? He says “Apparently”, and apparently it is. The article coincides with the title?

  • melodicmizery

    ps4 was a major upset for me, it plays game and thats it. which would be fine its a gaming console. but ps3 showed us all the things extra that a console could do with no added price (3d movies, mp3s, video movie storage, etc) ps4 basically is a stripped down ps3 with all features gone and a smoother graphics display. oh and you can share videos to 1 place and live stream to one place. the other costs a few 100 bucks to stream lol) being a longtime sony fan i am pissed off

    • Rikus

      The media capability is coming with a future update. People should stop viewing the consoles as static. It is a dynamic platform and constantly changing. So, you being a Sony fan, rest assured that Sony has heard your plea and will be addressing that in the future.

    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      Yes and No… the PS3 did not start off with all the features either. I say give it time. Sony won’t just leave it there, yes it was branded as a gaming console, and the rest will expand from there to add value and keep selling like hotcakes

      • Rikus

        That is a good point. The Xbox360 launched as a games-only machine and it wasn’t until people realized how awesome multimedia machines they can be that MS expanded (and started promoting) on the multimedia capabilities.

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          People forget that the consoles have JUST launched. The PS has from the start been promoted as a gaming console where the XBONE has been aimed more on the multimedia side. However, i do think that both manufacturers will want to make sure that the consoles have a good adoption rate, without too many failures, before adding/unlocking new features (which let us be honest, are probable there already)

          • Rikus

            Completely agree. That is the sensible thing to do. My bet is that by the time the Xbone launches in SA, there will be little difference between the two in terms of media capability. Sony is just not pushing the PS4 as a multimedia machine, but the functionality is coming.

  • CAE9872

    Anyone know of any sites in SA importing Xbox One into SA? I have found one – VERY helpful too!

    • Deano

      Try Phoenix

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      You might be able to find a Xbone or PS4 at a good price in JHB South… just look for the dodgy dealers with Blurays and tv’s at 75% off

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Taking into account that the PS4 still needs media center functionality added I can’t really see a proper review at this point.

    • Deano

      Both consoles will need time to be tweaked after launch, and will add features.

  • Vampyre Squirrel

    Really Gavin? You didn’t expect software based on Windows 8 not to work properly? trololololol

    *hides*

  • Pieter Kruger

    The Verge also uses a score system, Xbone also edged ahead by 0.1 points!

    • Rikus

      It is quite a way down in the comments, but Gavin said:

      “Well The Verge is Polygon so reviewing it twice is even weirder.”

      I for one didn’t know that. But it makes it weirder indeed

  • Niknok Seyer

    The Verge says XBox One is better as well. 7.8 vs. 7.7.

  • TheMoil

    When used properly voice control works close to seamlessly.

    See vid below

  • nicksimp101

    Pot’ay’to, pot’ah’to, each to their own, personally, I am going with PS4, because I they have the best 1st party developers and the games will come in time. Not to mention the plethora of indie games on the way.

  • JustAnotherGamer

    Hard to take polygon serious after they received well over half a million in start up funds from Microsoft, and have been consistently lowballing SONY exclusives.

  • Big Lee

    I personally feel like there is less of a quantum leap forward this generation than there was in previous generations. PS2 had DVD versus CD , PS3 had Blu-Ray and HD there was always a big wow factor when a new generation came out. The wow factor this gen just seems to be missing.
    Kind of like the jump from VHS – DVD was far more compelling than the jump from DVD to Blu-Ray.
    8 years since Blu-ray came out you still have video store attendants telling you that you need a Blu-ray player to play it.

  • bowlingotter

    But, but, their articles are so pretty!

  • camouflagi

    better ? hahahahaahahah xbone sucks like american website talking about shitting lies !!!!!

    • camouflagi

      at least ps4 have HDMI problem not like xbone with the broken bluray and the fucking banned console !!!!!

  • Carlos Danger

    I have both the Xbone and PS4. I’m a fan of gaming and could care less of the name. I just want a good quality system.

    I’ve had a week and 2 days to play both systems. Here’s what i see

    PS4 –

    Pros
    -Powerful piece of hardware with lasting power
    -Gaming is smooth
    -Good control
    -Cost- $100 cheaper than xbox one
    – Hard drive space (And the ability to change the Hard drive yourself without voiding warranty)

    Cons
    -Not enough games
    -PSN needs a complete overhaul
    -Just like the PS3, weak Wifi
    -Quality of Exclusive Game titles
    You can’t multitask (ie. download a game while playing another)

    I preordered 3 units. I purchased one for myself and 2 to sell. One of my units was bricked. The other two units functioned properly. I’m now waiting for an exchange that should happen after black Friday.

    My house is complete wired for internet access. I rarely have anything that uses my wireless router. (phone and tablet) I had trouble signing on to the network and updating my system. I had the same trouble with my PS3. I see Sony decided not to correct the problem. My unit is wired and runs pretty smoothly. (a problem I never had with Xbox, xbox360 or Xbox one)

    PS4 is a nice gaming system. That’s it! a nice gaming system. Nothing more nothing less. I can respect that but if Sony wants to be the gaming console of hardcore gamers, they need to beef up their line up of games and scrap the current PSN. The network is just horrible. It took me nearly 4 hrs. to log into the network and update my system. I never encounter those problems with Xbox live.

    I give the unit a sold B-

    XBOX One

    Pros-
    -Powerful piece of hardware with lasting power
    -Gaming is smooth
    -Control modifications are a nice touch
    -Tv Pass thru is pretty dope
    -Xbox Live runs laps around PSN
    -Xbox Smart Glass
    -Extremely Quiet unit
    -Voice Control to turn off and on unit
    -Hard drive space

    Cons-
    -Cost $499 is pricey
    -Certain features are not available to use at this time ( No Dobly Surround)
    -Changing the Hard drive voids system warranty. (that’s just stupid)

    Much like the PS4, I preordered 3 units. I am keeping one unit and selling 2. All three units worked perfectly. I left the 3 units running for 12hrs and each unit was cool to the touch and running perfectly.
    I’m amazed at how quiet the system plays games. Each unit connected to the Xbox live network flawlessly. Setup up each box took me no more than 10 mins (from unpacking to completing the system update)

    After reading about the Xbox gaming requirement to download the game to your hard drive, i was concerned. How long will it take to upload 30G to my hard drive? sheesh. I was pleasantly surprised it took no more than 3 mins to completely upload the game to my hard drive.
    The best feature of them all is being able to multi-task. I can download a full game while surfing the web or watching Television. No more waiting 15-20 min. waiting on downloads.
    Xbox one does need some software refining. Kinect 2.0 can be amazing if they really take the time to smooth out the software. I do hate the fact MS tries to nickel and dime you at every turn. The fact they would void your system warranty if you do a simple hard drive swap is ridiculous. Of course, they probably want to corner that market and force you to pay $300 for a 1TB hard drive made by Microsoft. With all that said, the Xbox one is an amazing piece of hardware. I think they did a great job blending gaming and entertainment with this console.
    A price cut would gain MS some needed positive good will from its customers.
    I give the Xbox One a solid A-

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