As the eighth generation of gaming dawns, America is split over one question: Xbox One or PS4? The One was notorious when it was first announced for its strict, unfair rules that endangered sharing games with friends and made the Kinect 2.0 look like a modern-day HAL. Now, I've been a fan of Microsoft ever since I left the Nintendo fanbase (which was a long time ago), and I've had a deeper and longer relationship with my Xbox 360 than with most friends and family. (It's true!)
But as the PS4 tries to coax me to commit treason with a $100-cheaper price, new modes, and some juicy exclusive titles, it's led me to go deeper into this question. The Xbox One wants to be your brand new entertainment center, and it wants to be the console you'll never replace--that's how it got it's name. It's the one console you'll ever need. It also boasts Xbox Live renovation, cloud computing, and even recording and sharing game highlights. Who can turn that down? But the PS4 combats with PS App, Remote Play, Gaikai, and the Playroom. That's hard to look away from.
The two consoles are the only ones anyone will ever talk about. No one will ever state they believe the Wii U or the Ouya or the Steam Machine is going to conquer the console wars, because all eyes are on the One and the Four. It's a very close battle; both reported 1 million units sold in the first 24 hours of release, they released just a week apart, and they both have a fair share of exclusive games. The Xbox One will be the home of Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, the next Halo, Killer Instinct, Kinect Sports Rivals, and more. The PS4 will be the home of the next Uncharted, Infamous 2nd Son, Killzone Shadow Fall, among others.
Who do you think will win the console wars? Will the PS4 be superior? Will the Xbox One get the gold? Will an underdog swoop in for a dark horse victory? Only time, money, and business will tell.