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first time console buyer... ps4 or xboxone?!

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I need your real opinions on which console I should get. This is for casual gaming. I have never owned a PlayStation before, owned an Xbox 360 in 2009 or so. Thanks for your help!

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Pick the one most of your friends have. If you don't have gamer friends, go by the exclusives, which can be found at the link below.

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Both consoles are underpowered compared to PCs, though PS4 does tend to run at a slightly higher resolution for most cross platform games. PS4 has a wider selection of exclusives, but many of them are indie, whereas Xbox has more "big" exclusives. Both interfaces are awful, clunky, and slow, but Xbox will integrate with your cable box or other stuff more easily than PS4.

There's no wrong choice, it's just about which exclusives you want. I have both and I play the PS4 more because that's what my friends have.
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I need your real opinions on which console I should get. This is for casual gaming. I have never owned a PlayStation before, owned an Xbox 360 in 2009 or so. Thanks for your help!

I would highly recommend the Xbox One, because the controller is much more comfortable and can be used on PC. Also Microsoft stores are a great resource they have great sales trade in .50 cent games for $10 each up to 5 was great last year. And you already owned an Xbox 360 previously your Achievements and people you met or Friends you made will carry over if you sign in with your GamerTag, and more than likely any Games you purchased on Xbox Live or Xbox 360 games may likely work on the Xbox One thanks to Backwards Compatability.
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I personally have a ps4. I think they have better exclusive games and Sony seems to be more mindful of gamers. Microsoft has already had to change how their system operated because of outlash from its users. MS wants to control your spending and make it all digital, eliminating the "used" market.

Don't take into account the more powerful box or any of the specs comparisons. The ps4 is slightly better, but in the end, that doesn't really effect the amount of fun and use you get out of it. And I wouldn't make a decision based on a controller. I think they are both comfortable.

The ps4 is more designed for gaming the Xbox wants to replace you home entertainment center. Besides playing Xbox games, the Xbox doesn't do what a laptop or computer already does; and odds are you have a computer on some level. So why use those capabilities as your decision factor if you already have those capabilities. Buy what most of your fiends have and if not that, buy the system that has the most games you want to play. Most big name releases play on both consoles, but as I said, I think ps4's exclusives are much better (halo is often identified for the Xbox but with Destiny released, players can get the same multi-player experience halo gave on the ps4.)

Recap: buy what most of your friends have or which console has the best games or company philosophy you want to support.

Enjoy. The only buyer remorse is what you give yourself, there really is no obvious wrong answer ;just what preference and what works for you.

Ps. Someone mentions backwards compatibility. There is only a small list of compatible games, if that is your deciding factor, check tbe list to make sure the games you want to play are even available.
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There's not much of a difference. Either buy the one your friends have or buy the one with the most exclusives you want to play.
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I need your real opinions on which console I should get. This is for casual gaming. I have never owned a PlayStation before, owned an Xbox 360 in 2009 or so. Thanks for your help!
Neither, build your own gaming PC

Better graphics, smoother framerates, larger game selection, cheaper games, ability to upgrade it in the future, can use any controllers, can HDMI it to your TV if you want to play on your couch....best of all worlds
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Neither, build your own gaming PC

Better graphics, smoother framerates, larger game selection, cheaper games, ability to upgrade it in the future, can use any controllers, can HDMI it to your TV if you want to play on your couch....best of all worlds
And much more expensive and constantly need to be upgraded.
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Why bother? My up to date xp pc has all sorts of excitin games...Minesweeper, Solitaire, Freecell, etc.
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Quote from ericjtaylor73 View Post :
I need your real opinions on which console I should get. This is for casual gaming. I have never owned a PlayStation before, owned an Xbox 360 in 2009 or so. Thanks for your help!
You made it clear that you're a casual gamer. I use that same title so I have an idea where you're coming from. I wouldn't "buy the one your friends have" because they might not play the games you like to play. Buy the console that has the games YOU like to play, not them. Simple as that. If Xbox One and PS4 both have the games you play, then an Xbox is the way to go because the console and games tend to be cheaper and Live is a better deal than Plus too. Really, I'd tell you to buy both but if you want just one, go Xbox.
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Buy which ever one you can get the best deal on /thread
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And much more expensive and constantly need to be upgraded.
In my opinion they are at least equal in cost, with console gaming sometimes being the more expensive of the two.
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And much more expensive and constantly need to be upgraded.
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In my opinion they are at least equal in cost, with console gaming sometimes being the more expensive of the two.
The PC would require a bit more upfront cost, probably $600-$700 to build, but you don't need to subscribe to XBL or PSN to play online and the games are substantially cheaper.

You'll have a lot more choices to ultimately spend money on if you choose also. You can invest is a good mouse/gaming keyboard, controller, 144hz or IPS monitor, ETC.

I get most of my games for $3-10 on Steam sales versus $20-$30 games on XB1/PS4. Brand new releases can often be had for $20-30 versus $59.99 on XB1/PS4.
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In my opinion they are at least equal in cost, with console gaming sometimes being the more expensive of the two.
How? With the release day of new console aside, you can easily get a new console ps4/x1 for 300 or so.
Good luck building an up-to-date gaming pc for that.
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The PC would require a bit more upfront cost, probably $600-$700 to build, but you don't need to subscribe to XBL or PSN to play online and the games are substantially cheaper.

You'll have a lot more choices to ultimately spend money on if you choose also. You can invest is a good mouse/gaming keyboard, controller, 144hz or IPS monitor, ETC.

I get most of my games for $3-10 on Steam sales versus $20-$30 games on XB1/PS4. Brand new releases can often be had for $20-30 versus $59.99 on XB1/PS4.
I will agree that games are cheaper, but I think the reason for that is there is no resale market. If you buy a game for 30 on a console, you could probably sell it again for 20-25 when you are doing playing it (within a reasonable amount of time). You can't do that with a PC game. Now, if you a person that never sells there games, that is not really an issue, but it is an important distinction to mention.

I could be wrong about this, but I rarely see commercials for PC exclusive games, and you see them all the time for consoles. Which leads me to believe that companies develop for consoles and then port. Not to say there are not exclusive PC developers or that there is not a market for it. I am just throwing out there that I hear about more buggy games for PC ports then buggy games for console ports. Just an observation, not really making an argument either way.
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How? With the release day of new console aside, you can easily get a new console ps4/x1 for 300 or so.
Good luck building an up-to-date gaming pc for that.
I shouldn't have posted my comment. I really don't want to get into the full breakdown of why console gaming and PC gaming are virtually the same, $$-wise. Some may not agree with my opinion and that is fine.
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