Most overrated or underrated feature of the PS4 and XBOX ONE

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#1 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2047 posts) -
Guys going into a new console generation there will always be new features on the consoles that improve gaming and this goes beyond the obvious...visuals. What, to you are the best new, overrated or underrated enhancements of the XBOX ONE or PS4?
#2 Posted by RR360DD (11797 posts) -

Overated - GDDR5

Underated - The cloud

#3 Posted by Willy105 (24518 posts) -
Underrated: Xbox One's OS Overrated: PS4's price
#4 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
overrated - the cloud underrated - remote play / remote assistance
#5 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1297 posts) -

Overrated:

  • The Cloud
  • Kinect
  • Televison (seriously, the console plugs into my TV, so TV in the console is completley useless)

Underrated:

  • Price (considering the PS4 and Xbox One are cheaper than the PS3 and Xbox 360 were on release, or at least they are in Australia)
#6 Posted by faizan_faizan (7866 posts) -

For PS4:

Overrated: Teh GDDR5 GRAMZ!

Underrated: DS4

#7 Posted by pelvist (4720 posts) -

overrated - the cloud underrated - remote play / remote assistancecampzor

 

This is about right.

#8 Posted by Sweenix (5399 posts) -

overrated - kinect spying feature

underrated - drm

#9 Posted by SecretPolice (21776 posts) -

Overated - GDDR5

Underated - The cloud

RR360DD

This plus I think Kinect 2 will be phenom when used from a seated position in conjunction with duel analog hybrid control.

#10 Posted by slaves (1220 posts) -

Overrated: The Cloud, Motion Controls, GDDR5, TV features

Underrated: Price for both consoles, Multitasking capabilities, PS+

#11 Posted by bezza2011 (2416 posts) -

Overrated: The Cloud, GDDR5, Xbox tv (just for the fact they pushed it hard in the reveal, and you have to pay for that feature if i'm not mistaken and the fact that it is only availible in the U.S.A, plus it's only with a certain cable company i think :S.)

 

Underratted: Remote play/ Remote assistance

#12 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Overrated: Kinect (it will not be as good as they say and advertise--just like before: it will be fun for niche categories and titles, but it will not add much anything to the core experience)

Underrated: Sony (I know a lot of people are liking Sony right now--but a lot of people are thinking short term: I imagine we will see a Sony surge of success given their more developer-friendly design/philosophy this generation, strong 3rd party support, price advantage, and ability to invest and push new IPs from strong 1st party studios)

#13 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

PS4 - 8 gigs DDR5 = overrated

PS4 - GPU = underrated

 

Xbox One = 8 gigs DDR3 = overrated

Xbox One = Time Warner cable deal and other cable company deals that offer the chance to ditch your cable box and its monthly rental fee, thus saving you money every month by logging online to your cable package through the Xbox One. Saving that box rental fee alone will likely save you over 100 bucks a year in the US and that's major for me = underrated

 

#14 Posted by stizzal13 (602 posts) -

Overrated:

1. I would have to say Sony's hardware advantage, especially GDDR5.

2. The amount of fear about the X1's original DRM policies.

Underrated:

1. The Kincet's potential appeal to people outside of the "hardcore gamers" market.

2. The potential of the cloud in the mid to later half of this generation of consoles. 

#15 Posted by HadOne2Many (1279 posts) -
I confused by the question. Underrated and Overrated by who? The posters here or official statements from Microsoft & Sony? If you are talking about the posters on Gamespot, the short answer is anything about Xbox One = Overrated. Anything about PS4 = Underrated. Because hating on Microsoft is what all the cool kids are doing these days.
#16 Posted by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -
Overraded: -Tah CLOUDZ! Underrated: -The Internet (which is thing that people call the cloud) -DS4 youch pad -Shere button (at least on SW, which for some of reason are blind to not see whats happening on YouTube and Twich)
#17 Posted by HadOne2Many (1279 posts) -

Xbox One = Time Warner cable deal and other cable company deals that offer the chance to ditch your cable box and its monthly rental fee, thus saving you money every month by logging online to your cable package through the Xbox One. Saving that box rental fee alone will likely save you over 100 bucks a year in the US and that's major for me = underrated

 

shawn30

Do you have a link where I can read more about that? I'm not quite sure it will work that way. There's no coaxial input on the Xbox One is there? Unless the service is going to work through an internet connection we're still going to need that cable box for the HDMI out.

 

EDIT:  looks like it will work by streaming the content, and it will work on 360s too.  Pretty cool but I'm not sure how many more devices I can have streaming in my house before I start to see a big hit on quality.  Not willing to give the box away just yet.

#18 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

Overrated= Optimization.

Underrated= Truth