Folks, get an Xbox One instead. Better games at launch, no Blue Light of Death, no ugly design and no ugly controller. The PS4 is just an over rexpensive Ouya. Microsoft were the ones who invented online gaming and servers. Microsoft were the ones who revolutionized FPS on consoles and they were the ones who made the easiest platform to make games to. Game developers constantly complained about making games for the PlayStation 2. They needed to, because it was the biggest console around, but it was apparently a pain in the ass to develop for. Sony simply didn’t care about making it easy on developers – they knew that if their system was popular enough, it wouldn’t matter how hard it was to develop for. They were right. But with the Xbox, Microsoft made sure that developing for the system was as simple as possible. The company made it like developing games for the PC, which has always been the easiest platform to work with (and to port from). Id Software ported over Doom 3 and added in console-exclusive features, and Valve even put its extremely popular Half-Life 2 onto the Xbox (even if it didn’t run all that well).
Microsoft were the ones who made the West more important to the industry. During the 1990s, there was a mentality that Japanese game developers were significantly better than those based in Europe or the US. That was likely due, in part, to the fact that all of the console makers were based out of Japan – they shared more with their own countrymen, giving them earlier access to early development kits while massive US companies like EA were forced to purchase retail hardware from Japan and reverse-engineer it in order to make their games. Simply put, Nintendo, Sony, and Sega didn’t always play nice with foreign developers. But once the Xbox hit the scene, they had to. Suddenly, there was a large American console on the market, made by a company with a history of supporting developers. It opened the door for a number of studios to start making games on consoles that otherwise would have stuck to PC development, and led to a massive spike in the number of US and European publishers making AAA games.
I tend to not quote but THIS, I have to.
...get an Xbox One instead. Better games at launch...
*Better Games? Yes the first party Launch titles on PS4 are not as impressive as expected but those games are not even 1% of the exclusives, let alone entire gaming library. You cannot base your purchasing for console of choice on "1%". You may choose to "wait" for a little while like I do, but this does not change my decision to switch.
....no Blue Light of Death
*Historically Sony Consoles have been much more reliable than Microsoft's. That so called BLOD is blown out of proportion drastically (as only the frustrated consumer will rush to complain online, not those who are having a blast with their consoles). Also not everything is on Sony to blame (among others like Amazon etc). The very same things can & will happen to Xbox as well. This may caution to wait untill things get ironed out but not to switch to the other console.
...no ugly design and no ugly controller
*Xbox, with its huge power brick, has always had the ugliest and crappiest designs on a console. PS4 is slick, slim, sexy, thinner, lighter, with no power bricks; an engineering marvel. DS3 was admittedly not so good, but DS4 seems great. I never liked the Xbox Controllers (which was nothing but imitated from the Dreamcast controller, which Microsoft cooperated with).
PS4 is just an over rexpensive Ouya
*This alone proves that you are dreaming blind fanboy. PS4 is far more advanced than PS3, but does more and improve further. It just doesn't try to be your media hub. Microsoft has this habit of trying to be everything, but sucking at most (Surface tablets for example).
Microsoft were the ones who revolutionized FPS on consoles
* MS was not the ones who revolutionized the FPS on consoles, it was Nintendo with Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, and Turok Series on N64. Sony contributed to it with Medal of Honor, and Quake 2 on PS1. Dreamcast enhanced it with Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, and much better controller on Dreamcast, which could even allow online deathmatch over a 56 K modem! Microsoft just popularized it in US.
and they were the ones who made the easiest platform to make games to
* It is true that Xbox has tratidionally been easier to develop for, especially for the PC developers, but NOT ANY MORE. PS4 is officially much easier to develop for, not only because of hardware issues, but also the quality of the development environment.
KEEP YOUR FACTS TOGETHER before spilling your fanboy nonsense please. I supported Xbox 360 because it was the better console except for the first party exclusives but Microsoft has done everything wrong, while Sony has done everything correct ever since the release of the slim PS3.