Xbox One success vs. PS4 failure, justification attempted
Regardless of Microsoft’s U-turn over the used games and always-on restrictions, we get the impression from many gamers that the PS4 is just about edging it in the battle of the next-gen consoles. But one blogger is trying to justify why the Xbox One might beat the Sony PS4 when it comes to wining over the masses.
As we look into reasons why this perspective has arose, it’s worth mentioning that the reversal of Microsoft’s anti-consumer DRM policies concerning the Xbox One has evened up the score, as the PS4 seemed liked a much more attractive proposition prior to this. Highlighting a few reasons why the Xbox One could accumulate more custom Beta News discusses how Microsoft’s playing the long game with a system that is not only a games machine but also a family entertainment theatre.
They acknowledge hardware specs alone will not be a deciding factor when it comes to the Xbox One vs. PS4 war, and these seemed irrelevant on the current consoles, especially since the PS3 has more internal horsepower. This does not essentially provide a better gaming experience in comparison and doesn’t always translate in graphical advantages.
The Xbox 360 is leading the way as far as the United States is concerned, and this has been apparent for the past few years, therefore, that custom could choose to stay with Microsoft because of their appreciation for the current console.
In addition, Microsoft’s online gaming backbone is said to be more superior to that of Nintendo and Sony, regardless of Sony’s free PlayStation Network, which has had plenty of issues, not to mention being out of commission for about a month because of a security breach. Since then Sony has had to revaluate what happens with the PS4 and their free PSN feature has now become a subscription paid affair much like the Xbox Live Gold.
Xbox Live Gold on the other hand, has grown to be a decent feature for Xbox games and with Microsoft supporting the game developer the new Xbox One console will promote the novice developer in all of us.
While some gamers feel that neither Sony nor Microsoft won the current generation war of consoles, many feel that the only loser in the next-gen battle will be the Nintendo Wii U. As far as the Xbox One being more of an entertainment system is concerned, we understand that the main difference here between the two next-gen systems is that the PS4 does not allow users to bark orders at the screen/console.
Do you feel that the Xbox One and PS4 are near enough the same except for the Kinect features? Or will the overall price and exclusives have more to do with how they will both be perceived?