Would it be worth it to buy a PS4 if I already have an X1?

#1 Posted by Twebified (8 posts) -

I will buying an Xbox one for the halo remake but I've been told the PS4's specs are better with games being released at higher quality as compared to the Xbox 1, so I'm curious if it would make sense to buy both and simply restrict myself to playing halo on the X1, or if the difference is negligible and hardly worth owning both consoles for.

Thanks.

#2 Edited by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

Games look and play great on the Xbox One, so don't worry about that. But what you need to ask yourself is if both have exclusives that you want to play.

I have an Xbox One and Wii U and love them both, but am going to be buying a PS4 here pretty soon as well for games like Driveclub, Bloodborne, Rime and No Man's Sky. It's all about the games and that is what should be driving your decision.

#3 Posted by sibu_xgamer (339 posts) -

No it isn't. Sell your xbone and buy a PS4. Destiny is better than Halo anyways.

#4 Posted by lglz1337 (3500 posts) -

weird place to ask this question also......

......inb4lock!

#5 Posted by lostrib (36179 posts) -

If you want to play PS4 exclusives

#6 Posted by Twebified (8 posts) -

I think I'd honestly be happy with the xbox one as far as games go, there aren't many exclusives on the PS4 that would make me buy one like I would buy an Xbox for halo. The only thing that worries me is hearing things like tomb raider runs at 60 fps on ps4 compared to 30 on Xbox, and how all PS4 games have and are predicted to have 1080p but xbox games are and will struggle to. But I have no idea how much of a difference that really implies.

#7 Posted by StormyJoe (5180 posts) -

@twebified: If you want the PS4 exclusives, sure. The "difference" in performance is overblown.

#8 Edited by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

@twebified: It is not as huge as the interwebs would have you believe. Look at games like Ryse running at 900p. Seeing that game in person will leave you gobsmacked. Yes, the PS4 is more capable, but the X1 is capable enough to run stunning games as well. My advice? Don't get hung up on all of the fanboy shit and numbers and just buy the systems that have games you want to play.

#9 Posted by SolidTy (42892 posts) -

I will buying an Xbox one for the halo remake but I've been told the PS4's specs are better with games being released at higher quality as compared to the Xbox 1, so I'm curious if it would make sense to buy both and simply restrict myself to playing halo on the X1, or if the difference is negligible and hardly worth owning both consoles for.

Thanks.

I have Wii U, Xbone, and PS4. As far as owning Xbone and PS4:

Xbone is for exclusives and my PS4 is for exclusives and multiplats since the PS4's performance tops the Xbone. Last gen, the 360 got the majority of multiplats for me, but that's shifted this gen to the PS4 since it's more powerful.

I would buy more PC multiplats, but due to DRM I use it for exclusives.

Regarding ports like TLOU Remastered, Zelda Wind Waker HD, or Master Chief Collection? I'm not buying any of those (at least for over $20), I'm more intrigued for brand new exclusives and games made for these machines like Wonderful 101, Bloodborne, Pikmin 3, Halo 5, Batman Arkham Knight, and Uncharted 4.

#10 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25660 posts) -

I think I'd honestly be happy with the xbox one as far as games go, there aren't many exclusives on the PS4 that would make me buy one like I would buy an Xbox for halo. The only thing that worries me is hearing things like tomb raider runs at 60 fps on ps4 compared to 30 on Xbox, and how all PS4 games have and are predicted to have 1080p but xbox games are and will struggle to. But I have no idea how much of a difference that really implies.

There you go then. Hold off for now and reconsider in a years time.

#11 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (2057 posts) -

If you honestly want the best performance, you go PC my friend. On consoles, it's small 95% of the times. At the start of the gen it looked much bigger, honestly.

So, unless you want the exclusives, and if you really want to play Halo, go for the xb1. Besides, you can, you know, buy a PS4 latter down the line when it starts building an exclusive library that interests you.

#12 Posted by FastRobby (1533 posts) -

Get both consoles, get all exclusives, win-win

#13 Edited by Twebified (8 posts) -

Thanks for all the input guys, much appreciated

#14 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (4365 posts) -

for me it all comes down to which ceo i think is more handsome, thats how i make all my purchases. now, do u want to give money to this guy

or this guy

the decision is yours friend

#15 Posted by cainetao11 (17420 posts) -

I always get both so I say yes. But it isn't for multiplat performance. Its for the games I cant play on the other. They both get great games, so if you have the time and money of course.

#16 Posted by Heroldp813 (1932 posts) -
#17 Posted by BldgIrsh (2318 posts) -

System War's is the last place where you want to get help.

#18 Posted by eNT1TY (1004 posts) -

Maintain your course since very little separates the two this year and you are leaning one way already for software you are certain you want. They share 90% or more of their library. This may be bad advice but when presented with choice go for your 1st impulse.

#19 Posted by littlestreakier (2912 posts) -

The specs on the PS4 are better. So multiplatform games will most likely play better on the PS4, so far it's held to be true. I would buy the system that has the games you want to play first though. Specs alone doesn't make a system fun to play or memorable, it's the games.

#20 Posted by clr84651 (5414 posts) -

If the PS4 has games that make it worth it to you to buy it, then yes.

#21 Edited by xhawk27 (7272 posts) -

Looks like for this gen you are going to need both.

#22 Posted by manny280 (1990 posts) -

The PS4 does have better specs yes, but for most games it's negligible and devs have been able to achieve 1080p more and more since launch on XB1. Ultimately, the only thing that should sway you into getting a PS4 is whether your interested in the exclusives like you are with the XB1. Buying another $400 system just to play slightly better multi-platform games is a waste.

#23 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1566 posts) -

don't buy a ps4 yet because all those great looking exclusives aren't even coming out this year anyways. and X1 actually has good exclusives coming out THIS year.....so spend your money on X1 games instead of a ps4 which has no games until 2015.

#24 Posted by starwolf474 (620 posts) -

I wouldn't recommend buying a PS4 just for the small graphics gap which fanboys make into a much bigger deal than it actually is. Unless you are comparing the games side by side then you won't really be able to notice a difference between PS4 and Xbox One games.

I would however also recommend buying a PS4 for it's exclusives so you don't have to miss out on any great games. Though you can probably wait until 2015 since PS4's great exclusives don't start coming out until then.

#25 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10513 posts) -

I did

As long as the system has the games to justify the purchase

#26 Posted by Pray_to_me (2838 posts) -

Up to you but If you really need your pew pew Halo fix than get yourself an Xbone. Me? I'm getting too old to play every generic brodude shooter that comes out. That's why I prefer PS4 it has a wider variety of more sophisticated games that I like, but If I ever do feel the need to play a shooter I can play the superior versions of Destiny, CoD or Battlefield.

#27 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (5890 posts) -

PS4 you get exclusives and good multiplats if any of those interest you, then get a PS4. Nothing wrong with owning all consoles, but there is no point in owning one if the exclusives dont interest you.

#28 Posted by Bigboi500 (29682 posts) -

No reason to get both right now. Not enough exclusives to support owning them both plus having to pay two online subscriptions.

#29 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5984 posts) -

I will buying an Xbox one for the halo remake but I've been told the PS4's specs are better with games being released at higher quality as compared to the Xbox 1, so I'm curious if it would make sense to buy both and simply restrict myself to playing halo on the X1, or if the difference is negligible and hardly worth owning both consoles for.

Thanks.

I wouldn't ask this question on here... do your own research and decide for yourself.