Forums - Gaming Discussion - Two Main Reasons I get for why to get XBox One....

So while at work(Gamestop) I tend to get the same questions, which in turn makes me ask customers an ajoined one.

"So man, which one are you getting, PS4 or XbOne?"

My response is always the same, "PS4"

They follow up with the question "I am hearing this a lot. Why?" 

Naturally I start to explain why: Because I enjoy Sony's plethera of 1st Party Exclusives, Because it will be $100 Cheaper. Because it is the technically more powerful system, and easier to develop for this time around. Because most games will be multiplat on both console so I will rarely if ever feel like I am missing out. Because PS+ gives me free games monthly so I never am at a loss about what to play(too much honestly). Because Sony consoles are usually built to last; figuratively and literally.

"Oh man. I've heard that PS is good......I think I will stick with Xbox tho"

So my inquisitive mind cannot help but inquire as to his/her reasoning. "Why might I ask?"

and without fail...... some varient of this will be the answer.....

"Because thats what my friends are getting."

So I press it further, "And Why are 'they' choosing it?"

"Because thats what they got las time."

Press a bit harder, "And why was that?"

"Because thats what all my friends had."

.........................>_>...................<_<..............

 

This conversation repeats itself a few times a day everytime I work. As a disclaimer, no one really HAS to justify their decisions on there purchase to me. To each his own and all that. I just personally find this circular logic baffling to say the least. If the strongest argument you can give to yourself as to why to buy something is My friends got it>>>thats what they had last time>>>>because all my friends had it then maybe you should really reassess that.

There are so many much more reasonable answers. You enjoy MS's 1st/2nd Party such as Halo and cannot live without it. Fine! You are excited for TV connectivity coming to the Xbone. Thats cool too! You really hate PS controller set up. Even that works.

Yet the bandwagoning response makes my stomach turn. I would firstly NEVER decide on what to buy based simply on what my friends are getting. Most of my friends are not analytical shoppers like I am. I research the holy hell out of a product before ever laying down a penny. The more expensive it is, the more research I make before making a rash decision.

Even if you were to look at PS2 era, I chose PS2 for a particular reason. Sure, Xbox and Gamecube(supposedly) were more powerful spec wise. Yet PS2 was the only place to get most of my gaming fixes. FF, MGS, Dark Cloud, DMC, etc. There was no where for me to go where I could get these experiences other than the PS2.

When so many chose 360 over PS3, they might of had some valid reasoning. It was a lot cheaper, and came out a whole year before PS3. It had a robust Online where Sony struggled to just get it up and running. At the start it also had all the exclusives and most games became multiplat meaning you no longer needed a PS system to play them.

Now its totally different, Tables have been turned and yet.....people begrudgingly choose to ignore it.I just think where these two next gen consoles are concerned its a no brainer. Unless you are invested in MS IPs and Achievements, prefer it's controller THAT much why get an XBOne? Cheaper, most of the same games but more highly rated exclusives, more powerful specs, doesn't have a track record as bad as RROD, and will have 90% of the same OS features. You would have to be blind to not see which is the better bargain here.



  

Top Games for Vita: Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, Persona 4 Golden, Guacamelee, Y's:Memories of Celceta, SuperStardust Delta

Top Vita Wishlist: Soul Sacrifice Delta, Oreshika:Tainted Bloodlines, Freedom Wars, Child of Light

PSN:Forevercloud (looking for Soul Sacrifice Partners!!!)

Around the Network
I'm a pro PS4 person, but I have to admit, if that's what all your friends are getting, these systems are designed to be social, you won't want to be the odd one out.

Bradford City Fan for life

Recent favourite games: Ni No Kuni, Fifa 13, Batman Arkham City

Best games of all time: Pokemon Red, Dragon Warrior 3, The last of us, Uncharted 2 and 3

3ds friend code add me: 1950-8131-6814

PSN ID: Mr_Vezzo_Khanny - add to start a clan in the last of us mutiplayer

Price is the only worthy advantage PS4 has over the X1, it is more powerful but not to the point where X1 games are going to be unplayable or it's going to miss games.

The rest, controller, OS, features, exclusives, what your friends have and what you're just naturally gravitating towards is entirely down to personal preference. So, if you have the extra $100 and don't mind spending that, for a lot of people it's a complete toss up.

I do love how people are making out PS4 is the whole package and you have to be "blind" to like Xbox One. There is very little in it.

 

Sounds to me i wouldnt want to shop for you. That kind of stuff is annoying honestly and it sounds like your opinion is the only right one in your head. Just let people buy what they want.

Tyler Durden and Jack Returning in Fight Club 2
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/fight-club-2-chuck-palahniuk_n_5614329.html   

An Unbiased Review                Breaking News!  Naughty Dog Third Party!          

I like the fact that I am getting an Xbox One but all my friends are getting a Ps4 instead. That way I get to play all those two's exclusive games n_n



Around the Network
avais1993 said:
I'm a pro PS4 person, but I have to admit, if that's what all your friends are getting, these systems are designed to be social, you won't want to be the odd one out.

call me old school, but i get a system for the games i like and to play games. if a friend of mine has the same system thats a bonus, but i get the system for me, not for my friends. so this just doesnt make sense. why fork out an extra 100$ for a system just because yours friends have it? 



 The One and Only

VizionEck

Wright said:

I like the fact that I am getting an Xbox One but all my friends are getting a Ps4 instead. That way I get to play all those two's exclusive games n_n


what you do is the smartest thing ever. save 400$ or 500$ bucks, save money on games and play everything. genius. 



 The One and Only

VizionEck

bananaking21 said:
avais1993 said:
I'm a pro PS4 person, but I have to admit, if that's what all your friends are getting, these systems are designed to be social, you won't want to be the odd one out.

call me old school, but i get a system for the games i like and to play games. if a friend of mine has the same system thats a bonus, but i get the system for me, not for my friends. so this just doesnt make sense. why fork out an extra 100$ for a system just because yours friends have it? 

I guess because they don't want to drop out of that social circle. Imaine if you have a COD clan, all your mates are getting one console and you're the only one getting the other.

That said, I wouldn't base my choice on that as I'm not big into multiplayer.



 

Thank god all my friends are planning to get ps4 in the future.

Around the Network
bananaking21 said:
Wright said:

I like the fact that I am getting an Xbox One but all my friends are getting a Ps4 instead. That way I get to play all those two's exclusive games n_n


what you do is the smartest thing ever. save 400$ or 500$ bucks, save money on games and play everything. genius. 


That's because people here share things. I still have the ps3 here, and my buddy has no problem waiting for it while I beat the games. You can say what you want about a console or its games, but if someone lends you one and his library for a while, no one would complain!