9 reasons why X1>PS4 according to Gadget Review

#1MrImpatient35Posted 11/5/2013 8:45:19 AM
Since I've seen the "other guys" (hilarious movie btw) post stuff about PS4 on this board, I figured I'd post this. 9 reasons why Gadget Review thinks X1 is better.

The similarities between the two are so evident, that making the decision on which to buy appears to come down solely to which company/controller you prefer [this will relate to #3].

Written by Jordan Goodson
1. Better Interface and Software

If there is one thing that Microsoft knows, its software. Long before Microsoft considered selling their own gaming system, their DEVs were busy creating the most widely used word processing software in the world. If the stability Iíve experienced with Windows 8 thus far is an example of what to expect with the OS running the Xbox One, I could get behind supporting an Xbox One purchase.

2. Exclusive Games

HALO 5, FORZA Motorsport 5, Titanfall, Killer Instinct 3, Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3, and [Kinect Sports Rivals]. Who doesnít want to play these games? (I forgive anyone without a desire to play DR3, Iím with ya). I love racing games, and racing games are the number one reason I asked for my first PlayStation back in Jr. High. Itís very odd to me that I havenít seen any exclusive driving games announced for the PS4, but as a lover of FPS and driving, Xbox has enough exclusives announced to sway a decent amount of sales their way.

3. Arguably the Best Controller in the Biz

This only counts as a reason if you like the Microsoft controller better than Sonyís because best here can only apply to preference. Iíve heard more people tell me that they feel that the Xbox controller is more comfortable to them than the other way around. The Xbox controller is also more versatile as it can be used to play games on the PC as well.

4. Bundle Includes Kinect [this would be a reason to some]

Yes, the Xbox One is $100 more expensive than the PS4, but it comes with the Kinect! Sure, some people may not want the Kinect, but so what. I didnít necessarily want the backpack that came with my laptop, but I use it every-fracking-day. With every Xbox One system coming with a Kinect, you can be sure that far more game DEVs will find ways to utilize it, making it more of a necessity than a luxury.

5. HDMI In

I know that the HDMI input is intended to serve as a way for you to plug your Cable/Satellite box into the Xbox One. Doing so is supposed to allow you to ďseamlesslyĒ switch between games, movies and television, which sounds fantastic if itís executed properly. What I really want to know however, is if I can plug the PS4 into the Xbox Oneís HDMI port and seamlessly switch between systems/games. How awesome would that be? If it is possible, the Xbox One will end up being exactly what itís designed to be, the central hub of your gaming and entertainment experience easily.
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33 things to know about X1: http://www.oxm.co.uk/61886/features/the-xbox-one-33-things-you-need-to-know/
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#2MrImpatient35(Topic Creator)Posted 11/5/2013 8:45:36 AM
6. Skype for In-Game Chat

This is a win here. Skype has been around long enough to work out a lot of the kinks associated with VOIP and their annexation into Microsoft only served to supply them with a bigger financial backing. Look forward to easy to manage group chats and the ability to switch between in game chatting and chatting with distant family member without ever having to put down your controller.

7. More Powerful Online Network

Microsoft has somewhere in the ballpark of 300,000 servers ready to handle the oncoming load of new Xbox Live accounts. Great news for day one players. With numbers like this, would it be impractical for me to state that Xbox Oneís launch day is more likely to go off without a system wide crash than the PlayStation 4? Probably, but between the two online networks, I think itís safer to put my coins (private data) in Microsoftís cup for now. [Also, many of my friend who own both PS3 and X360 prefer XBL over PSN. It's not even a question to them.]

8. DDR RAM

I can hear you now, ďb-b-but the PlayStationís GDDR5 RAM is newer and faster than the DDR3 included in the Xbox OneĒ. Youíre rightÖ technically. While the GDDR5 does come with a higher bandwidth and clock speed, its advancements over DDR3 can only really be applied to graphic performance. As far as app processing, AI and acting as a media server, the Xbox One should outperform the PlayStation 4 easily.

9. Versatility

Everything Iíve listed above is proof of Iíve used to get to this point right here. Microsoft has made claims that gaming would cease to be the primary focus of the XBox and simply become one of its many features. With the Xbox One, the proof is definitely in the pudding. Working as a gaming machine, movie player, TV, Streaming Device and a Browser, it is quite obvious that Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be that one device that everything else plugs into until it eventually replaces them. As someone who has more disk space dedicated to media than anything else, a nice media server option is a great benefit to having the Xbox One. Now that I think about it, the Xbox One might be cheaper than my current entertainment solution of running XBMC on my old desktop. [How in the WORLD could PS4 neglect to include server functionality?!]

If you want an all in one device that can stream TV, Movies, display live TV and display games almost as clearly as the best equipped gaming system on the market, your money should be heading to Microsoft. Itís rare for me to say such a thing, I knowÖ Maybe itís because Iíve been playing GTA 5 on a 360, maybe itís because of my love for quickly responding GUIís. More than likely, itís due to my media addiction, and my love for AR, but right now, I see the XBox One as having a bit more value than the PlayStation 4. Iíve still got quite a bit of love for Sony, which Iíll be sharing with you next week, so be sure to check back to get the whole picture. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend and may the Force be with you!
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33 things to know about X1: http://www.oxm.co.uk/61886/features/the-xbox-one-33-things-you-need-to-know/
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#3Exodus_PrimePosted 11/5/2013 8:47:00 AM
But what about the PS4's PC Ports don't those count as mega super exclusives TC?
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#4cruelbirdPosted 11/5/2013 8:47:11 AM
*Hears a stampede of angry fanboy horses approaching*
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#5adonfrazPosted 11/5/2013 8:51:02 AM
It's sad that you need a flame shield to praise/favor a console over its competition on its own board.
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#6MrSpaM111Posted 11/5/2013 8:53:43 AM
DDR3 is an advantage?

I think were seeing quite clearly at the moment that it isn't
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#7GingaritoPosted 11/5/2013 8:54:47 AM
Number 7 is the reason ive chosen The One BEFORE PS4 (I will get both)

Its not even a competition its a massacre when it comes to XBL and PSN. But we do pay for XBL so its to be expected.
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#8AltmadragonPosted 11/5/2013 8:59:38 AM(edited)
1. Has no affect on console choice

2. Ps4 also has exclusives, yes I know surprising

3. Lol? Seriously.... You have to be narrow minded person who can't adjust to different controllers. Example GameCube.

4. Kinect is a joke face it, Devs putting it to use in their games is probably at the bottom of their list.

5. I don't need a central hub, I am buying a gaming console.

6. I don't want to see how dirty your room is while gaming, but then again I would like to see the look on your face when you realize you lost.

7. More servers is good

8. X1 will not out power ps4 easily

9. See #5
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#9GingaritoPosted 11/5/2013 8:55:44 AM
MrSpaM111 posted...
DDR3 is an advantage?

I think were seeing quite clearly at the moment that it isn't


Hahahaha wow are you STILL here!
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#10MRL3G3NDPosted 11/5/2013 8:56:39 AM
"While the GDDR5 does come with a higher bandwidth and clock speed, its advancements over DDR3 can only really be applied to graphic performance."

Wow is that a load off of the minds of all the blind people that will be playing lol

they are really stretching this lol
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