Alright, if you’re a consumer and you’re considering picking up the new Xbox One console, then please, take a moment to listen to me. Before we begin, no, I am not a fanboy or a hater. I have no console Bias. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and a Gaming PC. Each has their pros and cons but now onto business.
DO NOT BUY AN XBOX ONE. Why? See the reasons below:
Blah blah blah. I’ll most likely end up with both consoles, but unless the game options are horrible, I’ll be getting an Xbox One before a PS4. Why? I have a PSP, and a PS3, and Sony dropped the ball in many ways with both systems. I don’t have a Vita because there is nothing I want to play on it. Seriously, if there was even one game that interested me on it, I would buy one in a heart beat.
Sony just failed on so many levels with these systems, that I have a hard time believing they learned from their mistakes. My PS3 get’s used for Netflix, the occasional exclusive 2-3 times a year, and for Blurays. My 360 gets used way more often.
The whole used game thing doesn’t phase me, I don’t buy used games often. Paying for Xbox live doesn’t phase me (it’s $60 a year people, that’s chump change), it’s worth it to me. Live works and functions way smoother than PSN on every level.
The TV thing they bring up in the OP, about needing another device, I have heard no where else, and makes no sense. The One has an HDMI in port, so you’ll just hook your cable box (or whatever TV box) into the One. You are already paying for the TV service and set top box from your provider, ergo that doesn’t count as “having to buy another device”.
I’ll eventually get a PS4, but I need to see how Sony handles it for a bit first. Microsoft has pleased me with both past Xboxes, so I don’t have doubts about me liking Xbox One.