Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

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‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which new game console should you get — Microsoft’s Xbox One, or Sony’s PlayStation 4?

Both consoles offer some unique features for gamers, both come with different launch titles, and both have different cord-cutting takes on watching TV and online video. In this guide, we are breaking it all down. But don’t just take our word for it — also go and read some other reviews out there. We’ve linked to some of the best, and rounded it all up with our own buying recommendations.

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torrent

I have all three systems and have only turned on the PS3 a few times in the past year. XBOX live is way better, not even close. PS3 should have been a better machine but just wasn’t. I think the same is true here.

Tristen Surfa

Im not sure which is “better” per say. I think that is for everyone to decide for themselves since there are 2 different selling points – A) Gaming and B) Entertainment.
If your a gamer I think the PS4 next year would b the best option, if they expand their payment methods – I dont think the paysafecard, GW, etc are yet accepted methods.
If your into entertainment then prob the xbox… unless ur a huge Microsoft fan and just like to support their games.

Cindy & Todd

thanks for the head up ps4 love ps all so far…player 4 life….

mamucas

Well I have two xbox 360’s and love them, but for my new console I’m buying a PS4 this X-Mas, I don’t like the way xbox one is more expensive with inferior hardware, I mean I know people are loyal but I would like to think they’re not stupid, why on earth wouldn’t I get a gaming console that is just that, A GAMING CONSOLE, so therefore my choice of PS4, better hardware, $100 dlls. cheaper, also, MS would have stick it to us with their bs DRM if it wasn’t for most gamers ranting about it. So MS tried to fuck me first, guess what, fuck you back, I’ll simply buy a PS4. Good luck to the rest of you on your choice. =)

Valentine North

This an article for people who have absolutely no idea what xbox one or ps4 really are and want to add them to xmas gift list.

Gamers, the ones that actually want these products will buy the console that has the games they want. Meaning, that in a lot of cases, people will buy both.
Sad, but there you have it, the power of proprietary software.

Reminds of some times long ago, when a friend had one TV for local channels, and another for foreign ones, because of the PAL/NTSC/SECAM things. Ancient stuff.

The Lab

Make sure to consider price. The XBOX Gold membership is much pricier. Over ten years, this could REALLY add up. You can watch Netflix on a PS4 without membership. Not so with the Xbox.

DarkDayz

so buy the ps4 and enjoy.. I have the Xbox One have been Xbox live member for over 10 yrs. I didn’t buy the Xbox for Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, etc.. They are extras. I’ll pay the price for a great online experience. To play multi- player on the ps4 you need PlayStation premium membership. that cost cash also.. they are both good systems. I may buy the ps4 down the road. (Own; Ps3, 360, original Xbox, Laptop, Desktop etc..) Both systems came out too early. PS3, 360. still have lots of leg left…

solroger

Ahhh, the great conclusion: which one should you buy? Uhhh, it depends actually. Pussies.

Shenan

Janko, a couple of things don’t add up in your article: on the gaming page you mention the PS4 can record games using Twitch.tv, but then on the apps table you don’t list twitch.tv on the PS4 side. Also, you list Internet Explorer web browser on the Xbox side, but don’t list the PS4 web browser on the PS4 side. What gives?

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