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(61,299 posts)
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:49 AM Dec 2013

X-Box One or PS4?

My kid is wavering between whether he wants an Z-Box One or Playstation 4 for Christmas and I would like to know in which direction I should influence him? Does anyone here have experience with either console? Thanks!!

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X-Box One or PS4? (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
If I were him, I'd wait for prices to go down and more titles get out sakabatou Dec 2013 #1
This is good advice. CSStrowbridge Dec 2013 #2
I know sakabatou Dec 2013 #9
Graphics sre sharper on Playstations Lars39 Dec 2013 #3
PS4 costs less, and is probably a slightly better system. dawg Dec 2013 #4
But ... dawg Dec 2013 #5
I found this c-net review helpful. antiquie Dec 2013 #6
Wasn't there a recent South Park episode that addressed this very question? Laelth Dec 2013 #7
PS4. Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #8


(267 posts)
2. This is good advice.
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:16 AM
Dec 2013

This is good advice. However, if they don't want to wait, the PS4 is the more powerful machine and it is $100 cheaper. Plus, several of X-Box One's main exclusive titles, Ryse, Killer Instinct, and Forza Motorsport 5, are littered with microtransactions. The most expensive car in Forza cast $50. That's insane.


(26,136 posts)
3. Graphics sre sharper on Playstations
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:55 AM
Dec 2013

Or at least on PS3 versus xbox 360.ps3 also runs quieter. Xbox is a lot noisier. Don't know about the current versions.


(10,630 posts)
4. PS4 costs less, and is probably a slightly better system.
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 10:56 AM
Dec 2013

XBoxOne forces you to buy a bundle including the Kinect, a $100 motion sensor that can be neat in some ways, but is not really worth the extra $ for a lot of people.

Also, the Kinect is a camera sitting in your living room that is always on, and just might or might not be watching you and listening to you and reporting back to Microsoft

All things being equal, I'd definitely go with the PS4.


(10,630 posts)
5. But ...
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 11:18 AM
Dec 2013

from your kid's point of view, the most important feature will be the games themselves. Most major titles will be available on both systems, but there will be a few big games that will be exclusive to one or the other. Asking your kid about which upcoming games he is most interested in, and then doing the research to see which systems will support them, is probably a wise move.


(32,017 posts)
7. Wasn't there a recent South Park episode that addressed this very question?
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 01:10 PM
Dec 2013

I don't recall the issues involved, but the episode was funny. It's not yet available at their online site, but here's the link:




Vashta Nerada

(3,922 posts)
8. PS4.
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:55 PM
Dec 2013

I'm leery about the Xbox One with the Kinect always-on. Also, I've read reports where the Xbox One will turn on without anyone turning it on. I've even seen videos where the Kinect's camera can "see" through clothes, much like the backscatter machines the TSA uses.

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