Although its quite early to say, I will personally be buying just the PS4. I own both current consoles. I rarely play on the Xbox 360 unless I want to play Halo. It's just disgusting how Microsoft expect you to pay for access to YouTube on the Xbox, or other simple free things. As for this new console, its not so much its features, but the current features of Xbox Live that will be brought forward. The main huge selling point and benefit for me putting money towards a Playstation is Playstation Plus. I'm completely converted because of that.
Given the cost of these new consoles ($400-600) I won't be able to feasibly get both, since now you can buy both the Xbox and PS3 for the price of a release console. PS4 seems to be the way to go, since this new Xbox is easily summed up as: TV, Sports, TV, Sports, COD Ghosts, TV, Sports, Xbox Go Home. Xbox Off. So yeah, I wouldn't be too pushed to get it. Sure it looks nice enough, but the insane upper costs of the Xbox Experience (Subscriptions) completely isnt worth it. They need to take a leaf out of Sony's book. I know this will sound overly fanboyish, but I was originally quite against the PS3, I had an Xbox 360 originally, and bought it on release, then it died, I bought a Slim 360 and Slim PS3 at the same time. Now I rarely use the former.
As for Kinect, talking to my console right now is stupid. I don't want that. Plus, the idea of it being on all the time, watching you, is not good. To be fair its a nice idea to say "Xbox ON" but thats just increasing how lazy people will be. Kind of counter intuitive given that its meant to promote movement and excercise.. or so they say. Personally I think its just something to gain marketing information about who uses the console. If I ever do get the Xbox ONE when prices drop heavily or I get one for free, I'll be disconnecting Kinect from it, or covering the camera. Microsoft is not big brother, and we are not desperate celebrities.
If Microsoft want my money, reduce Xbox Live costs incredibly, or offer games via cartridge (Similar to Vita). Plus, both consoles seem to be the same anyway, AMD APU's, 8GB ram (GDDR5 looks to be better though). I can't wait to see how devs will take advantage of GDDR5 system memory either. Finally, back to the Xbox ONE (Stupid name), the main reasons I will not be touching it with any of my cash is because of the fee for used games, the stupid corporate TV experience being pushed so much (It's not 2009), and the after purchase costs of being able to play online. No thanks Microsoft, better luck next time.
Edited by PathOfTheRighteousMan - 5/23/13 at 6:03am