Last week, you told us about your plans for buying (or not buying) a PS4. With the release of Microsoft’s rival console this Friday, let’s ask the same question about that. Do you intend to buy an Xbox One? Vote in our poll.
It probably won’t come as too much of a shock to our regular readers to hear that I don’t plan to buy one. I never had an Xbox 360, and am not enough of a gamer that I need to own multiple consoles. My interest in the PS4 is passive at best, and nonexistent for the Xbox One.
I do find it interesting, however, the way that Microsoft shot itself in the foot early on with its announced policies that restricted sales of used games and required an always-on internet connection. Although the company later back-tracked and made concessions on those fronts, a lot of damage was done. Also still problematic are the mandatory inclusion of Kinect (which many gamers have no interest in) and the $100 price difference over Sony’s PS4.
However, from what I’ve read, Microsoft has regained ground in recent weeks. As I suspected, this console war will probably be won based on game title selection rather than hardware superiority or price. Exclusive titles like ‘Dead Rising 3’ will prove to be very compelling for many gamers.
Have you sided with the Xbox One over the PS4? If so, what won you over? Or are you a hardcore gamer who needs one of each?