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Why do people buy a PS4 over Xbox One or Wii U?

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Three way fight

I knew that I was going to end up with all the consoles eventually – it’s not really a choice for me. However, the order in which I got my Wii U and PS4 (and one day an Xbox One, too) was mostly dictated by local availability and timing for my bank account. Some lucky people in other parts of the world had access to all of them from launch, so what drove their decisions? It’s probably not what you think.

Nielsen did some research into what were the top factors driving 8th generation console purchases by platform. Surprisingly, fun only really seemed to matter for the Wii U.

Console purchase factors

Wait, Resolutiongate actually mattered to people in their console-buying decisions? Also, with both new generation consoles sporting a Blu-Ray player, it’s amusing that it is still contributing to the PlayStation’s sales. It certainly made a difference last generation, but I’m surprised that it’s even a consideration this time around. Those who went PS4 were also more interested in the game library, while Xbox One owners were after exclusives. Plus it’s interesting to see the innate power of the Xbox brand here. Most interesting to me – fun was top of the list for Wii U only. Shouldn’t that sort of be the driving force behind any console purchase?

Another interesting aspect of their research came out of looking into lifetime console ownership; the majority of those who bought a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U previously owned a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii. However, the numbers show that that more Xbox 360 owners switched to PS4 than those who were on PS3 who jumped to Xbox One.

Console lifetime ownership

Are these your reasons, too? Were you driven more by cost or game libraries? Did exclusives make the choice for you, or was it all about how the controller felt in your hand? Maybe, just maybe, was it because the PS4 was released nearly a year before the Xbox One here in South Africa?

Last Updated: February 26, 2015

194 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    February 26, 2015 at 10:31

    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 10:42

      You “herd” right

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        February 26, 2015 at 10:42

        You baaaaaad man you

        Reply

        • HvR

          February 26, 2015 at 10:44

          Meh

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            February 26, 2015 at 10:44

            I’ve got my eye on ewe!

    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 26, 2015 at 10:42

      Sheep simulator?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        February 26, 2015 at 10:43

        With extra DownLoadableCuteness?

        Reply

    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      February 26, 2015 at 10:46

      You calling me a sheep bro?? 1vs1 me IRL Fgt I will rekt u m8

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 26, 2015 at 10:47

        LOL

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        February 26, 2015 at 10:48

        Yesssss, I can feel your anger! Give in to the Awesome Side of gaming!

        Reply

    • Spathi

      February 26, 2015 at 10:51

      Well, according to the study, it’s actually not a reason for people buying a PS4, but rather the no1 reason for people buying a Xbox.

      Reply

    • Umar

      February 26, 2015 at 10:51

      So just like all the sheep praising lord Gaben πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        February 26, 2015 at 10:52

        That has mutton to do with it πŸ˜›

        Reply

        • Pariah

          February 26, 2015 at 10:53

          This argument is getting baaaaring.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            February 26, 2015 at 10:55

            Frankly, I don’t give a lamb

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 10:55

            That’s what ewe think…

          • Admiral Chief

            February 26, 2015 at 10:56

            (I’ve already uses the ewe one, you lose :P)
            SHEAR DETERMINATION!

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 10:57

            Considering I hadn’t seen that yet, go ram that attitude up your sweater. πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            February 26, 2015 at 11:00

            NEEDS MOAR RAM
            (refresh for pic)

          • HvR

            February 26, 2015 at 11:07

            THAT IS WHAT SHE SAID (refresh)

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 10:57

            Also, *used

        • Hammersteyn

          February 26, 2015 at 10:54

          I hear they “chop” the prices in half.

          Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      February 26, 2015 at 10:54

      Because lambs are cute and taste good in bunny chows?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        February 26, 2015 at 10:56

        Ag who gives a flock anyway?

        Reply

    • Splooshypooh

      February 26, 2015 at 11:05

      Sheeple

      Reply

  2. Umar

    February 26, 2015 at 10:35

    I bought the PS3 for Versus 13 (sigh)
    Xbox 360 for Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia
    WiiU for ZombiU and Xenoblade
    3DS for Fire Emblem and Bravely Default
    Vita for Persona 4 Golden
    PS4 for any next gen games (and the JRPGs)
    Probably won’t buy an Xbone, nothing appealing on that console to me, at all.

    Reply

    • Naudran

      February 26, 2015 at 11:16

      On the main consoles (not handheld), I actually feel there hasn’t really been a worth wile JRPG since Lost Odyssey.

      Maybe I’m just to old school and stuck in my turn-based ways… but I would much rather replay something like Chrono Trigger or FF6/7. None of these new released JRPG’s hooked me; I played, Nu ni kuni, Tales of Graces, FF 13, FF 13-2 and just couldn’t be bothered.
      Bought and played Lunar Silver Star Story Touch the other day (and expect for the horrible quality port that it is), I played it non-stop… or rather non-stop until the stupid port crashed and corrupted my save after 20 hours…

      Reply

      • ALightningBoldt

        February 26, 2015 at 17:26

        Child of light was a decent rpg

        Reply

        • Naudran

          February 26, 2015 at 20:05

          I stand under correction though (since I have not played it as yet) but Child of Light was not a JRPG. My points above only touch the JRPG’s of the previous generation.

          That being said, Child of Light is definitely on my to-play list… the damned list is just so freaking long.

          Reply

      • Umar

        February 26, 2015 at 19:56

        Agree somewhat. I enjoyed the Tales of games though. But there hasn’t been many good, traditional jrpgs last gen. I miss them though…A lot. It makes me sooooo happy to hear the name Lunar lol I truly with all my heart miss those old school Game Arts jrpgs like Lunar and Grandia…but hey. This seems like a good year for JRPGs but handhelds are mainly where the good ones are..

        Reply

    • Tarisma

      February 26, 2015 at 11:41

      Where are these fabled JRPG’s WHERE!!!!!?!???!?!?!!????

      Reply

      • Umar

        February 26, 2015 at 19:58

        Haha, coming soon I hope. Looking forward to Disgaea, Dragon Quest Heroes, Bladestorm, Toukiden, Fairy Fencer F, Persona 5 and FF Type-0..its not a very bad year for JRPG fans actually πŸ™‚

        Reply

    • ALightningBoldt

      February 26, 2015 at 17:24

      Based on your reasons for buying other systems, I find it hard to believe there is not one game that appeals to you on Xbox one. Not even scalebound??

      Reply

      • Umar

        February 26, 2015 at 19:53

        Naa, Scalebound is MP focused, not into MP much . However, if Phantom Dust somehow makes its into the realm of the living, I’d be all over that xbone!!!

        Reply

        • ALightningBoldt

          February 26, 2015 at 20:27

          Phantom dust is still being made allegedly. And I thought scale bound was open world rpg, didn’t know it was mp focused. Plus they said there are unannounced jrpg games in the works

          Reply

  3. Pariah

    February 26, 2015 at 10:39

    No mention of that controller? It’s the reason I’ll pick up the Xbone over the PS4. Without hesitation.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 26, 2015 at 10:43

      I think that’s actually a very appealing thing about the Xbox’s over the PS’s

      Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 26, 2015 at 10:44

      “Innovative features” They used rubber on their controllers that lasts for more than a month! ????

      Reply

      • Aries

        February 26, 2015 at 11:48

        My controller seems fine and I got mine over a year now

        Reply

      • Mark Treloar

        February 26, 2015 at 16:30

        But the batteries are sold separately.

        Reply

        • ALightningBoldt

          February 26, 2015 at 17:28

          True but the charge lasts much longer on the Xbox one controller. Plus rechargeable AA batteries are relatively cheap.

          Reply

    • Oliver

      February 26, 2015 at 12:34

      I like the dualshock better, but it’s a matter of preferences.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        February 26, 2015 at 12:38

        It is exactly that – preference. I personally don’t like the Dual Shock controllers. 1 hour and my hands hurt. The Xbox ones are comfortable and intuitive. For me. So yes, preference is the main decider.

        Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    February 26, 2015 at 10:41

    I was ready to support either XBOX or PS. But after the reveal and the availability of the consoles were announced my decision was made for me. I’m happy the XBOX retracted most of their decisions and decided to kick the Kinect out the door but it was too little to late. Also PS+ is such a bargain especially if you have both consoles.

    Reply

    • Naudran

      February 26, 2015 at 11:24

      I had all 3 consoles of the previous generation… but as time passed I ended up only playing on the Playstation (Gears of War 3 being the last game I really played on XBox… and what an utter disappointment).

      Because of that I’m probably only support the PS4

      Reply

      • ALightningBoldt

        February 26, 2015 at 17:30

        Gears of war 3 a disappointment?! Whaaaa???

        Reply

        • Naudran

          February 26, 2015 at 20:03

          Yip, yip. The story was absolutely horrible. Things they hinted at in GoW 2 was just totally forgotten and never explained any further. The gameplay was the same as 2, nothing really exciting there. Literally played the game once to finish it (with 3 other buddies on hardcore) and a few times that horde/wave-thing… otherwise was not really impressed

          Reply

          • ALightningBoldt

            February 26, 2015 at 22:36

            Multiplayer was the best of the series in my opinion. One of the best horde modes in a shooter. Guess I can’t comment on the story as I didn’t really pay a lot of attention to it. Only played campaign as coop.

  5. Ranting Raptor

    February 26, 2015 at 10:41

    Nintendo: FUN FACTOR

    YES YES YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS!!!

    Most underrated thing in the industry as of late. Everything has to be “mature” or “complex”. People need to start realising that fun is also important

    Reply

  6. Pieter Kruger

    February 26, 2015 at 10:42

    WOW, and very interesting! Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to be an Xbox owner! These stats just confirms yet again that I’m on the right team! ????

    Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      February 26, 2015 at 16:32

      The right team is being a gamer, so you loose.

      Reply

    • Donovan Tull

      August 24, 2015 at 11:39

      Uh….. those stats actually prove that Xbox’s main benefit is brand. It basically put Xbox in last place….. Resolution is a pretty poor reason, but it certainly beats BRAND. It’s slightly sad that no one seems to care about actual enjoyment, which seems to go to Wii U.

      Reply

  7. HvR

    February 26, 2015 at 10:42

    Only thing I can see from this list people are stupid and do not know what they are spending their money on. Only valid reasons to favour each of the consoles over the other:
    PS4 -> solid library of indies and other free games via PS+
    Xbox One -> Forza
    WiiU -> R1000 special at Toys R’Us

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    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 26, 2015 at 10:43

      Forza – true dat.
      Problem with the WiiU is that the online is dead between 8 and 2 on week days. ;P

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      February 26, 2015 at 10:49

      yep, forza.
      still fighting that.

      Reply

    • CAE9872

      February 26, 2015 at 11:06

      You must be in JHB; finding a WiiU console in Cape Town is nigh on impossible.

      Reply

    • EmmanuelKShannon

      February 26, 2015 at 13:32

      You know I really don’t mind the indies on PS4 especially with how bad the 3A games have been so far.

      Reply

      • HvR

        February 26, 2015 at 13:53

        Wasn’t meant as a negative comment, in terms of hardware the PS4 and XB1 is near identical, with the exception of Forza the AAA exclusives on both platforms was mediocre.

        If someone puts a gun to my head I probably go PS4 for some of the indie titles and I’ll try some of the AAA for free as I already have PS+. But at this stage it looks more likely that my next gaming platform purchase will be PC.

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        • EmmanuelKShannon

          February 26, 2015 at 14:22

          Oh I know it wasn’t negative, I liked your comment how would I think it was negative lol

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 14:27

        Agreed, the games are so simple yet so much fun to platy

        Reply

        • EmmanuelKShannon

          February 26, 2015 at 14:28

          Sooo much fun for all the bs Rogue Legacy puts me through i waste hours on that game.

          Reply

    • Donovan Tull

      August 24, 2015 at 11:42

      I actually found Forza really boring. Only worth it for Games with gold and for it’s indie games. I haven’t actually seen much of an indie library in PS4, in fact Wii U’s seems larger. Wii U’s main advantage is probably that it actually has exclusives that are good. PS4 and Xbox One are both quite lacking when it comes to good exclusives.

      Reply

  8. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    February 26, 2015 at 10:43

    Because MS committed brand suicide with the hilarious reveal and following E3. Nintendo – Lack of 3rd party support.

    SONY on the other hand embraced the by gamers FOR gamers mantra all the while practicing the Live, Learn and Love lifestyle.

    Also SONY has won the hardware race by producing the worlds most powerful video game console to have ever been created, do we all expect MS & Ninty to just try and barley keep up?

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    • RinceThis

      February 26, 2015 at 11:08

      What you said.

      Reply

    • Donovan Tull

      August 24, 2015 at 11:47

      NIntendo can last 60 years without profit, they can sit back and relax and still be fine this generation. PS4 seems pretty meh as far as hardware goes actually, looks like barely an improvement on the PS3. That’s my main issue with Playstation actually- PS2 was great graphically, no Playstation console since has really dramatically improved it. Microsoft is probably going to give up soon, if only to appease their shareholders, Nintendo however is the only real threat, as they can survive this generation and next generation they’ll be a lot more of an issue, as NIntendo is bringing in outside help, it will simply by being made later have an advantage over PS4, and it’s focusing on getting third party games. PS4 is in trouble when NX comes out.

      Reply

  9. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 26, 2015 at 10:44

    Because pc’s are sooooo expensive! πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • Pariah

      February 26, 2015 at 10:46

      Funny how I can’t afford a console, but I’m doing fine with my PC.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 26, 2015 at 10:47

        πŸ˜€

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 10:47

      Or maybe people got tired of waiting for GTA?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 26, 2015 at 10:47

        What’s GTA again?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 26, 2015 at 10:48

          More fun online than Destiny at the moment

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            February 26, 2015 at 10:50

            I actually am looking forward to some online fun with my friends in December when I buy GTA V on sale ;P

        • Pariah

          February 26, 2015 at 10:48

          It’s that thing people wait for a feature on. Feature that entire games are based off of, and freely available.

          Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    February 26, 2015 at 10:44

    Also the PS exclusives is a strange omission. Not counting Driveclub or The Order obviously

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      February 26, 2015 at 10:48

      Hey Driveclub is an excellent game! OK the PS Plus edition is obviously crap (given it ain’t even out); The Order…cannot comment…yet. Have you played it yet?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 10:50

        No but it’s been dissed universally

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        • CAE9872

          February 26, 2015 at 10:58

          Yeah I know…its what has put me off so far.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 26, 2015 at 11:00

            I will get it, definitely but not at the current asking price.

          • CAE9872

            February 26, 2015 at 11:05

            100%

    • Jivesh Hanoomaun

      February 26, 2015 at 11:02

      Driveclub is great, The Order 1886 is a good game too.

      Reply

    • ALightningBoldt

      February 26, 2015 at 18:18

      What other exclusives?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 18:29

        Bloodborne, Deep Down, Disgaea 5, Killzone Shadow Fall, Infamous, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Until Dawn, No Man’s Sky, Persona 5, Resogun, Street Fighter V. The ones I want to play or have played so far

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        • ALightningBoldt

          February 26, 2015 at 19:14

          I see. I thought you were talking about games that are already out. The exclusives currently out would not be a main reason for buying a ps4, but I can see future exclusives being a factor

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          • Pieter Kruger

            February 26, 2015 at 19:22

            Xbox also has one or two timed exclusives/exclusives you know? ????

            Smite
            Forza 6
            Quantum Break
            Fable Legends
            Ori
            Halo 5
            Rise of the tomb raider
            Neverwinter
            World Of Tanks
            State of decay
            Scalebound
            Phantom Dust
            Crackdown 3
            Gears of War
            Screamride
            Space engineers
            Azito x Tatsumoko Legends
            Below
            Blues & Bullets
            Chaos Child
            Class 4
            Cobalt
            Doodle God 2
            Dungeon of the endless
            FRU
            Game four
            Ghost of a tale
            Global mission 2
            Judgement of rage
            Natsuki Chronicle
            Nero
            No time to explain
            Nutjitsu
            Pneuma
            Plague inc. evolved
            Raiden
            Rivals of aether
            Sword of legends
            Wulverblade

          • ALightningBoldt

            February 26, 2015 at 19:28

            Yes I’m aware of this. I own all consoles and I like the Xbox one the most. So I’m not sure why you felt the need to post that list but it’s a good list.

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 26, 2015 at 19:14

          Surely not Disgaea 5???? It’s like turn based Diablo for toddlers, most people say they dropped it after a couple of hours out of boredom?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 27, 2015 at 01:17

            Anything but. It looks cute but it can be brutal

        • ALightningBoldt

          February 26, 2015 at 19:16

          Also not all of those are exclusive

          Reply

  11. CAE9872

    February 26, 2015 at 10:48

    I bought them because I wanted them. The End.

    Reply

    • Umar

      February 26, 2015 at 10:49

      THIS THIS THIS THIS

      Reply

    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      February 26, 2015 at 10:50

      Try to explain that to a HATER.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 10:52

        Cant, HATER = 0 logic

        Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 26, 2015 at 10:52

        For some it’s just because they HAVE to choose, thanks to money constraints.
        Or in my case buying other things that eat my budget

        Reply

        • CAE9872

          February 26, 2015 at 10:56

          Don’t eat so much πŸ™‚

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            February 26, 2015 at 10:57

            πŸ˜€

    • Pariah

      February 26, 2015 at 10:50

      Comment of the week.

      Reply

    • Bunny

      February 26, 2015 at 16:45

      I Love You…

      Reply

  12. ReaperOfSquirrels

    February 26, 2015 at 10:54

    I don’t have any of those consoles… XD

    I’d probably go PS4 first, then WiiU then think about getting the Xbone and then decide I don’t need or want it.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 26, 2015 at 10:55

      I might get the Xbone before the WiiU simply because I really badly want Forza. And the controller is very comfy πŸ™‚

      Reply

      • Spathi

        February 26, 2015 at 10:56

        But don’t you use a wheel for PC games? I had Forza, and it’s kinda cool, but after playing all my PC sims with a wheel I just couldn’t get into it!

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        • Captain JJ the crafter

          February 26, 2015 at 10:59

          I only play the strict simulator games like rFactor and Assetto Corsa with a wheel. For everything else I really enjoy sitting back and chilling with my controller.
          Most of the times though I just feel like relaxing, so my controller gets used overtime.

          Reply

      • Brady miaau

        February 26, 2015 at 12:25

        Forza is a load of fun

        Reply

  13. Pieter Kruger

    February 26, 2015 at 10:54

    I don’t get “Blu-ray player”???

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 10:57

      You will, in the next Ps4 update, or the one after that, or the one after that, or the one after that, or the one after that, etc.

      Reply

  14. Umar

    February 26, 2015 at 10:55

    The more important question we should be asking ourselves is…Why did people buy the OUYA?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      February 26, 2015 at 10:56

      OUYA, Remember that thing!!!

      Reply

    • CAE9872

      February 26, 2015 at 10:56

      Bwhahahahaha…I will have you know there was a time when I lusted for one; thank goodness it was a passing phase.

      Reply

      • Umar

        February 26, 2015 at 10:58

        Praise Odin…lol Yeah OUYA is good for..I don’t know what it’s good for..Hipster culture?

        Reply

        • HvR

          February 26, 2015 at 10:59

          It is exclusive and unique

          Reply

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 10:59

            Pretty expensive wall ornament though.

          • Umar

            February 26, 2015 at 11:00

            So are Russian Mail Order Brides.

    • Weanerdog

      February 26, 2015 at 14:17

      People wanted a media center, they probably still don’t know that it can play android games.

      Reply

  15. CAE9872

    February 26, 2015 at 10:57

    You know I WANT – A Rectron 5…ooooh to be able to play retro games with ONE machine as opposed to 6 or something…I am heavily considering it.

    Reply

  16. Ricardo Harvey

    February 26, 2015 at 10:57

    I went ps4 due to the late release of the xbox one as well market segregation. Xbox treats SA like shit more than Sony does.

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      February 26, 2015 at 11:00

      Yeah it is almost why I didn’t buy a One; and then I saw it – and all resistance crumbled. I am a jellyfish I know.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        February 26, 2015 at 11:01

        I almost bought a One when I saw it in a shop, even when I had no idea what games I would play on it.

        Reply

  17. Nikola

    February 26, 2015 at 11:02

    Me personally had a PS1, PS2 never owned an xbox to start with, however main reason why I got a PS4 is the controller I HATE the xbox controller scheme with a passion. I am too use to playing PS since I was a kid. One of the factors is also PS+ and after doing the research on both consoles I found PS4 to be more powerful and that was definitely the deciding factor! Plus the Xbox one is a very ugly box and the whole kinetic, tv integration, apps they were marketing did not interest me. Not saying that Xbox is bad or anything but PS4 is something that suits me better personally that is why I got it!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 11:14

      PS4 is for gamers, XBOX is an entertainment system.

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        February 26, 2015 at 11:17

        Exactly, why choose a gaming system only if you can get a gaming system plus entertainment system? Just as many games, just as good quality, maybe even more/better exclusives?

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        • Spathi

          February 26, 2015 at 11:22

          Just as many games = Yes
          Just as good quality = Well, except for the graphical difference, which is negligible, Yes
          Exclusive = If the previous generation is anything to go by then definitely no. The Playstation brand had better exclusives and looking ahead currently, leaving all indie games out of it, there are some great games coming. Also, the Xbox exclusives usually gets released on PC, and the PS exclusives not.

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            February 26, 2015 at 12:33

            Halo.

          • Spathi

            February 26, 2015 at 12:36

            Hi πŸ˜›

          • Brady miaau

            February 26, 2015 at 12:47

            Yes, yes. Hi Spathi.

            Insert laughter here

          • Bunny

            February 26, 2015 at 16:44

            Hi…

          • Bunny

            February 26, 2015 at 16:44

            Hi.

      • Brady miaau

        February 26, 2015 at 12:18

        I like to think my Xbox does a fairly solid job of both

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 26, 2015 at 12:27

          Yeah, they recovered very nicely since the launch. Did you ever use the Kinect?

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            February 26, 2015 at 12:31

            Yip, played some tennnis and wake board and stuff. Is loads and loads of fun. Trouble is I forget it is a game with the tennis and I step through the “ball” and turn foot pointed and have a proper backswing step through the shot. Yeah, the kinect moans a bit about that, As long you play it like a game, it works very, very well. It is an arcade tennnis (Kinect sport rivals) and does not promise a simulation

            It is quite accurate and just a load of fun. Demo of Zoo Tycoon, you can feed animals with the hand motions, I am sure my daughter, when a bit older, will squeal with delight at that.

            Oh, and you work up a sweat playing kinect games. No, I have not and will never download Dance Central or the like.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 26, 2015 at 12:36

            Played The Masters with the Eyetoy and ice cream controller on PS. It really tracks your golf swings to a tee and motion control games are perfect for kids. I just want to sit on the couch.

          • Brady miaau

            February 26, 2015 at 12:45

            I understood the PS4 was not as good as the Kinect? Awesome stuff. It does take a lot of energy, but with most of the games you can sit and do arm motions, but that feels odd

          • Hammersteyn

            February 26, 2015 at 12:47

            lol no this was back on the PS3. It was very accurate but it needed more games.

      • Nikola

        February 26, 2015 at 13:09

        Very true and for Homer Simpsons apparently;))

        Reply

  18. Dutch Matrix

    February 26, 2015 at 11:03

    I cannot buy either. My fiance said if I did, the next time I see my balls they’ll be hanging from the rear view mirror of my car…

    Reply

    • Spathi

      February 26, 2015 at 11:09

      So, if you don’t buy a console, you have no balls; and if you do buy a console, you have no balls. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…

      Reply

    • Guest

      February 26, 2015 at 11:23

      *whipping sounds*
      If you really cared what she said then you would have put a ring on it

      There’s a Beyonce song in there somewhere :

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        February 26, 2015 at 11:34

        I did put a ring on it. Kind of when I went down on one knee and asked: Will you marry me? πŸ˜›

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          February 26, 2015 at 11:36

          I just had to feature the balls comment hahaha so funny!

          Reply

        • Brady miaau

          February 26, 2015 at 12:17

          Ah, yes, I see. I never did that. Yet am married. I wonder how that happened?

          There is the problem! I think.

          Grrrrrr…. πŸ˜›

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    • Rock789

      February 26, 2015 at 11:56

      Sounds like you’re marrying Jill the Ripper! o_O

      Reply

    • Pariah

      February 26, 2015 at 12:08

      Can you trade her in for a newer, more flexible model?

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        February 26, 2015 at 12:12

        How’s about a solid “Fuck you, that’s my fiance you are talking about there!”
        Grrrrrr…. πŸ˜›

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        • Pariah

          February 26, 2015 at 12:14

          So you swear at me but not the other guys. Nice.

          Reply

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 26, 2015 at 12:15

            The other guys did not suggest I trade in my fiance like she’s an old broken down car, y’know. But seriously though, I was hoping you would see the Grrrrr and the πŸ˜› as me not being serious.

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 12:19

            Because “Jill the Ripper” and *whipping sounds* are better?

          • Dutch Matrix

            February 26, 2015 at 13:42

            Yes. It is. But seriously. You need to chill out around me. I think every member of Lazygamer can tell you they have been sweared at by me at some point or another. That is sadly how I operate.
            I honestly mean no harm. But if I have offended you, I sincerely apologize.

          • Pariah

            February 26, 2015 at 13:46

            It’s actually me just misinterpreting. No worries. Sorry dude.

          • Weanerdog

            February 26, 2015 at 14:22

            Great now I feel like chopped liver cause you have never sworn at me πŸ™

          • Brady miaau

            February 26, 2015 at 12:44

            On a related note, my wife had (she is much better now) a lot of health problems at one stage and we were at the hospital far too often, sometimes for two week stays at on stretch.

            One night late, in an exhausted state, I asked my mother in law if it was too late for a trade-in. She smiled and said “ok, but I only have two boys. Which one do you want?” Point made. And we ALL laughed about it, including my wife. Actually quite a cool moment

    • Brady miaau

      February 26, 2015 at 12:19

      Wow. Just wow.

      I assume this is because all your funds need to be preserved for wedding and honeymoon costs?

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        February 26, 2015 at 13:39

        Yes! We are planning the big day in September. She was cool enough to suggest I upgrade my PC a bit. Just a fully priced console is off the table.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          February 26, 2015 at 14:28

          That sounds just perfect. Plenty of time for stuff like consoles.

          Perfectly understandable! Do it well. And take photos, cause if anything like mine, parts of it are just a blur in my mind

          Reply

    • Bunny

      February 26, 2015 at 16:40

      LOL

      Reply

  19. Oliver

    February 26, 2015 at 11:03

    I believe it comes down to what you like. Playstation has better exclusives in my opinion.

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      February 26, 2015 at 12:32

      Well, yes, the JRPGS have always intrigued my. Stuff like White Knight as well, for example.

      Reply

      • Oliver

        February 26, 2015 at 12:38

        Yeah, but not only those. You can always count on Naughty Dog to bring sth stellar. The Last of Us is worth a mention.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          February 26, 2015 at 12:40

          Indeed, you are right. Hmm. Both? How to sell to that to the wife…….?

          Reply

  20. Jivesh Hanoomaun

    February 26, 2015 at 11:05

    I bought my PS4 because it was the system I knew would allow me to play all the games I wanted for the next 4+ years. I bought the WiiU because I wanted to touch Beyonetta.

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  21. Naudran

    February 26, 2015 at 11:09

    “Most interesting to me – fun was top of the list for Wii U only. Shouldn’t that sort of be the driving force behind any console purchase?”

    This is my main reason for not making the jump to the new generation as yet. There’s really no game out at the moment that I feel I HAVE to have i.e. nothing that is fun enough to make me want to do the jump..

    Will start making the transition once those games are released.

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  22. HaloVSDestiny

    February 26, 2015 at 11:10

    Got my PS4 first, as Xone was not available. Got an X1 at launch. Prefer PS4 over X1. PS4 controller to me is more comfortable, fits in my hands better, and feels better made than X1 while holding it. Also, X1 controller is heavier than ps4 controller.

    I also have had a PS2, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360 before. Still have all my sony products, but sold my 360. Why you ask, it is simple, have very little games on it, and nobody to play with online.

    Since buying my X1, I think I have spent a total of 40 hours on it, most of which was spent downloading stuff.

    Reply

    • Bunny

      February 26, 2015 at 16:40

      Cool, Sounds like you love video games

      Reply

  23. Pieter Kruger

    February 26, 2015 at 11:13

    Also, pretty sure the article I read last night on IGN stated reasons why gamers upgraded from last gen to next gen(ps3 to ps4 and Xbox360 to Xbox One), NOT why ppl prefer PS4 over other consoles….. ????. Maybe I just misread because I was so tired? Zoe?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 11:20

      “The PlayStation 4, on the other hand, won over last-gen console owners of all persuasions due to its “better resolution” and Blu-ray player.”
      last-gen console owners could include PS3 and 360 owners.

      Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      February 26, 2015 at 11:25

      the exactly question asked by Nielson was “which of the following are the main reasons why you purchased/own your…”

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        February 26, 2015 at 11:42

        Thnx for reply, IGN states “According to Nielsen, most Xbox One owners upgraded from a 360, citing “brand” as the number one reason for the purchase.” hence the confusion. BAD IGN, BAD!! ????

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  24. Avi

    February 26, 2015 at 11:23

    Got the wii-u just for Bayonetta 2
    My B Day for last year October, went out and bought myself a PS4 came home to find out my wife also bought me one as a Bday gift, next day she swopped the PS4 for the XB1 with some cash differnce

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  25. Aries

    February 26, 2015 at 11:40

    I actually chose a new PC over the PS4 when it launched, have never owned a Xbox, have a PS3 and PSP, but luckily won a PS4 like a month after I got my PC so win win for me there but still prefer the Playstation, though I do want a Xbone for some reason, hopefully will get me one soon

    Reply

  26. Ir0nseraph

    February 26, 2015 at 12:12

    Bought the PS4 on release, and xbox a month after local release.
    I spend more time on the PS4, but only due to the fact that most of my friends is on PS4 too, I only swap to the Xbox for exclusives.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 12:19

      And now you get to run in front of airplanes about to take off
      XD XD XD XD

      Reply

      • Ir0nseraph

        February 26, 2015 at 12:27

        XD.
        Your time will come soon , when you least expect it πŸ˜‰

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 26, 2015 at 12:37

          Yeah, Nikola will probably do it.

          Reply

          • Ir0nseraph

            February 26, 2015 at 12:42

            As long as it’s not in person you can respawn πŸ˜‰

          • Hammersteyn

            February 26, 2015 at 13:03

            That’s true O_o

  27. konfab aka derp

    February 26, 2015 at 12:23

    I wouldn’t say the Xbone and PS4 not having fun as their main attraction is a particularly bad thing.
    It is like going to the Academy awards and only looking at Comedy films.

    Reply

  28. Brady miaau

    February 26, 2015 at 12:23

    I own an Xbox one because of blue-ray.

    I bought the Xbox360 for R2500 when the PS3 cost R5500, because, at that time, Blue Ray players were still expensive and, I think, if they lowered the cost of the PS3, people would buy that and not blue-ray players.

    And I think it was easy to buy Xbox One because I had / have a 360.

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  29. Lardus-Resident Perve

    February 26, 2015 at 12:43

    The controller of the XBone, and the streaming from PC utility (and switching between said streaming and gaming), are what attract my attention to the XBone. But for performance etc the PS4 looks better to me. Still need to decide, but I have a 360 and had a PS2 back in the day, so no loyalty from me to either πŸ™‚

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    • Pieter Kruger

      February 26, 2015 at 13:27

      Wait for DX12!

      Reply

  30. Wraith

    February 26, 2015 at 13:37

    I’ve currently got an xbone controller hooked up to my pc for some ultimate ‘console’ gaming :).

    Has anyone else noticed how difficult it is to keep the bumper buttons held down with that controller? So much for blocking in Dark Souls.

    Reply

  31. EmmanuelKShannon

    February 26, 2015 at 13:37

    The only thing for the Xbox that caught my eye was Titanfall and well I’m happy I didn’t make the decision. I enjoy my ps4, I like the indie games and what they are doing with ps+. The main reasons why I didn’t want a Xbox one was because of the tv features, once ps4 got youtube to add to the other streaming services I had all I needed.

    Reply

  32. L337J1MB0B

    February 26, 2015 at 13:56

    Xbox One #1 reason: Brand….. Lulz.. sheep.

    Reply

    • Bunny

      February 26, 2015 at 15:49

      Lol

      Reply

  33. 40 Insane Frogs

    February 26, 2015 at 15:18

    Because it’s the better system?

    Reply

    • Bunny

      February 26, 2015 at 15:49

      Yes

      Reply

  34. Nintendians

    February 26, 2015 at 18:28

    ps4 is for those like graphics a lot, xbox one is for those, who like some games and wii u is for those who doesn’t care much for graphics but love having fun playing the game. this been happen since the beginning of all generations of consoles.

    Reply

    • Avi

      February 27, 2015 at 08:20

      Have to disagree with you here, not saying you are wrong.
      But ps4 , xb1 and wii-u all have superb graphics and gameplay, wii-u is a tad more fun but have u played Bayonetta on the wii-u and seen the power and graphics the wii-u can push out leaving out the frame rates here bro

      Reply

      • Nintendians

        February 27, 2015 at 18:22

        i do know all systems does look graphical and fun, seen bayonetta on the wii u in trallers but not actual thing, I like the wii u a lot more than the other system, I play the ps4 for some games and I haven’t play xbox one yet.

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  35. Jeremy Freeman

    March 28, 2015 at 00:14

    Xbox One-Same Graphics, more exclusives, DNLA content playback (AVI, MKV, MP4 etc) , ability to store all games on any external HDD of any type. Tons of apps, don’t have to plug in your controller every hour. Faster download speeds due to NAT Type being open. Ryse, Forza series, Titanfall, Ori and The Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5 and MCC, Rise of the TR, Quantum Break, plenty of reason for me. In a nut shell MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Oh, doesn’t get hacked by Koreans. πŸ™‚

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    • Donovan Tull

      August 24, 2015 at 11:59

      Disagree with Forza, Titanfall, and Halo 5. Those would not really motivate me to get the console. Then again, Xbox one is the only console I have, just didn’t get it for those games. I plan to add Wii U soon though.

      Reply

  36. MaMaDoU

    August 18, 2015 at 15:57

    I personally just like the XB1 cause when you wanna watch tv can directly do it cause with my ps3 my parents were just pissing me off by asking me to put on the news…

    Reply

  37. Donovan Tull

    August 24, 2015 at 11:36

    Sigh. So people care about resolution and brand more than actual FUN.

    Reply

  38. wenkernboys01

    October 7, 2016 at 18:15

    I think ps4 is best choice over the Wii u and Xbox one,because it has Blu ray drive that plays DVD and Blu rays that people don’t have DVD player.so they want to buy one console that play these media disc not need to buy second device. Also,ps4 exclusive are bigger,it has tons of the third party titles.and the look at the dualshock 4 controller are good and high quality. Since Wii u don’t have any third party titles,I was get bored of the Wii u games that are boring and for kids only,I dont care about Nintendo games,so I prefer third party games instead.

    Reply

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