Originally Posted by DzillaXx
You get the option to hook your cable box to your console, you have no option like that for the PS4.
You have the option to use voice and motion controls, PS4 has no option for that ether.
You have the option to stream content onto the console without having to worry about DRM, On the PS4 the DRM known as Cinavia will be right at home making sure your media files are sony approved.
You have the option at access your Xbox Via PC/Tablet/Phone, on the PS4 you have to use that "vita" abomination or a tablet.
Also for someone that is looking to use a console as their main next device and has no interest in PCs what makes the PS4 a better multiplat machine then the One? Devs already have a great relationship with MS and 3rd party games already tend to work better on the xbox anyways. If somebody was looking to play games online like BF4 or COD I would imagine the One being a better looking device to get. Not only that but you got to pay for PSN to play online, I could see a lot of people avoiding PSN because of that. Why pay for a second rate service that doesn't even give you dedicated servers like the One will? I would bet a lot of PS3 users that play online regulatory picked the console because they wouldn't have to pay for live. XBL will be the more compelling service to get for people that want to play games online.
PS3 had a good launch, but sales plummeted shortly after. I'm pretty sure if I told you PS3 was going to be the console that did the worst that gen after coming from the success of the PS2 people would probably call me nuts.
Why would I care about HDMI pass through on the XB1? My entire home media system is already designed to switch inputs to any device I fire up, and then to turn on any associated hardware for that device.....with a single button press. You can't improve on 1 button press, unless Microsoft has figured out how to get the XB1 to predict the future, and know I want to watch TV ahead of time. Literally 1 button press changes inputs, fires up and adjusts my surround, and launches my media browser......
In short, I ALREADY HAVE what Microsoft is trying to sell the XB1 as having! *shocked face*
Voice and motion controls.....if I want to use voice and motion controls I will point at the kitchen and say "sammitch" to my wife......ok, she isn't here to see that so I can safely say it.
On a serious note; You have to show me there is value and reason to want to do these things, before you can ask me to buy them! That is how selling works, you have to build up the value and features of the product, and make me want it, make me believe I have to have it! Microsoft has yet to do this on any level, if anything they have shown that we DO NOT want or need these features as gamers. See the Kinect "1.0" and Playstation Eye.
Content Streaming, this is a great one. What most people don't realize is that they don't have a robust enough upstream to actually do this at any decent level. That aside, we don't know what the PS4 is going to offer, if anything, in this department. So for the moment, we can score 1 for the XB1 I suppose.
Why would I want to access my XBox via phone or tablet? Here is the deal with this one; If the motion and voice control is so amazing on the new Kinect, why does this feature even exist? If I can just say the magic words and wave a hand like a Jedi, and the Kinect does all my bidding, why would I ever need to touch a tablet or phone to access it? If I had to go to hardware to control my new awesome XB1 , that shouldn't need hardware interfaces, why wouldn't I just use the freaking controller that came with it?
Now....about the rest......oh did you ever open a can on yourself....
Quickly; sales of the PS3 were weak in the beginning, and climbed after they adjusted pricing, so you have that COMPLETELY backwards.
Publisher relationships; The PS4 dominates the XB1 in this matter, period. From the Indie side of things, the PS4 and Wii U both allow Self-Publishing! The XB1 does not allow this and REQUIRES, without exception, that developers use a Publisher to sell their products on XBL. THIS IS HUGE! The fact that studios are going to be able to develop something, and then directly sell it on PSN is going to do nothing but boost the industry.
By extension, this more open ecosystem that is being pushed on the PS4 is going to be more attractive to developers than what Microsoft is offering. Microsoft is turning into the Apple of the console world; want to play in our world? You have to do exactly what we say when we say it!
Secondly, Microsoft is talking a big game with the new XBL, and XBL is solid now. Then again PSN is damn solid as well, and it too is getting an overhaul for the PS4. So, again, you are making wide sweeping statements about something no one even knows. Why doesn't anyone know? Because the official data on it hasn't been released.....
From what has been said, both PSN and the new XBL look to be pretty massive, and gamers should be pleased with the potential of both.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 6/27/13 at 10:46am