The Gist - 5 Ways to Help You Decide Between the Xbox One and the PS4

Jess brings you five things worth considering if you haven't found yourself firmly planted in camp Xbox One or camp PlayStation 4 just yet. So, what next-gen console will it be for you?

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bigruss51
bigruss51

JESSMCDONELL Ur a PC gamer, do u recommend buying a console at all within the next year? I find it kind of sad that I'm not even excited for this new gen of consoles.

kramer_inc
kramer_inc

I always buy both I'll purchase the PS4 first then when the xbox one when it hits the $300 dollar range

Sindroid
Sindroid

PS4 this time round. Ditching MS and their multimedia box of shite..

ginobili1
ginobili1

Gaming console = Console for Gaming! LOL


Easy Decision... :)

twobells
twobells

I have both and the PS4 walks ALL over XBone.

moodytoons
moodytoons

I like my XBOne because my wifey has started using it for her early morning exercising. She's hooked on trying to beat her friends scores and stuff. Her body is getting tighter and tighter as the days pass by. Plus XB will always game better than PS in the online world. PSN is just not up to speed like XBLive is. I couldn't play my ps4 the first day because I couldn't get the mandatory download due to the PlayStation network crashing/lagging. It's almost as bad as the ObamaCare signups website. I bet the PSN works great in Japan though. Doesn't help us much in the U.S. PSN = Piece of Sh#% Network

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

considering that i haven't even touched cable tv in the past 2 years, a lot of the xbox one's features would've been wasted on me. so i went with the ps4, i'm not biased or anything. i'm a huge halo fan, and am sad that i'm giving up on not being able to play their multiplayer down the line...but sony has a way with their exclusives, so fresh and exciting, and amazing dev studios like naughty dog. plus i know there's gonna be some crazy jrpg's and fighters down the line that will likely only come to sony's system. i have to agree that ps4 is a gamer's console, while xbox one is more of the multimedia center for the family..

4_Horsemen
4_Horsemen

I'm not sold on either console because neither one has a game I really want to play. Watchdogs may be the exception and I'll decide then. 

arjan17
arjan17

Sometimes I think they are just posting these kind of topics just to ingnite yet another dull and boring battle of the fanboys. That being said, I am also suprised it works pretty much everytime. 


The topic promises to help you make a choice, as if anyone needs help on this matter. But in fact they refrain from burning or praising one system not helping at all with actualy making the choice. 


Guess what I am trying to say is they are just baiting for posts and it works ... 

danpando
danpando

The truth is that if you want a new console better buy a WII U and upgrade your computer PC. don't buy a xbox one and ps4 big waste of money,, i am sending them back,,,,yes they suck!!


Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

IF you do not want to go online much but want to use Netflix, Hulu+...ETC  then PS4 is it, as you do not need to pay for 


such things while on Xbox you DO.  F2P games on PS4 again FREE while on Xbox it is not FREE 2 Play because you need to PAY for Live. 

MotokoHutt
MotokoHutt

@cyclonebw : your comment here is laughable lmao, "and PC doesn't get a real sponsor" PC don't need a sponsor for 1 as its a cross platform multi-function device that almost EVERYONE around the globe uses, as for backing PC's & Mac's have Steam as well as an endless variety of companies around the globe wanting there games released on PC & Mac, lets face it consoles where made because PC's where originally considered as too complicated for the casual ordinance & far too expensive as well, the console provided a quick & easy Cheap way to access games, this however does not make consoles bad, it just means that your opinion on PC's is just wildly ludicrous & misinformed.

MotokoHutt
MotokoHutt

also just to say well done on your first episode of your new Gamespot show Jess, even though I maybe a little lax on the subject nature of your first episode I still thoroughly enjoyed the show & thought you made a fair few good points, being a Female gamer myself as well its good to see more things about gaming done by a girl. high 5 for that :) 

MotokoHutt
MotokoHutt

for me its neither, Xbox is trying to market there console as "the Center of your living room Entertainment" but for me the center of my living room entertainment is my PC, with PC's being not so big these days, the ability of Multiple Screen Interface & the fact a PC can do way more & will always be able to do way more then a console it doesn't really leave much prospects for the PS4 or Xbox One in my world, not to mention that all friends that I have got into using PC's instead of Consoles have NEVER felt any regret yet the people I know that buy consoles always feel as if maybe they should have got the latter for 1 reason or the other.


this however does not mean that a PC is for everyone, for some people a PC is just too complicated as a gaming platform & would rather just pick up a controller or shout at there TV screen & get gaming straight away, I say if you liked the previous console & where happy with it then its pretty obvious your going to be happy with there new variant, but hey if you say bought an Xbox 360 & never felt quite happy with it now is your time to try out the other side of the fence OR try a different route all together. 

foonami99
foonami99

If I was poor like the rest of you fanboys, I'd get a Xbox One. Why? Mandatory Kinect 2.0.


Since I don't have to choose, I'll get both. 


GFX is practically identical. To say otherwise is just a fanboy talking. 

SolidSnakeGS
SolidSnakeGS

god damn, i bought the 360 last time, but this time ps4 first....xbone later, my pc is entertainment center. the xone will only fuck me over with codecs

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

On costs: what is the comparison between either fees to access multiplayer networks?

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

I love how everyone is talking as if consoles are a dying breed.  Microsoft and Sony sponsor their system with massive funds and will fight to keep exclusives and the games to not be that much superior anywhere else.  Consoles won't die as long as Sony and M$'s endless supply of money keep the games and PC doesn't get a real sponsor.  Looking at these launch sales numbers that is not gonna happen in the near future.  

sierra118
sierra118

If all you want is a gaming only console, stick with PS3 and XB360, or even PS2. Why waste 4 to 500 dollars to do the same thing you are already doing on your current gen console.

Nealkoke
Nealkoke

Yea I use gaming consoles for gaming, PS4 all the way. I'm not biased either. I've went from PS1 to PS2 to Xbox then to Xbox360 and then to PS3. I've had a taste of everything. I think its time to show Sony some love again

Swaghard
Swaghard

Jessica's a David Cage fan? Ow. That's like a punch in the gut. ow. ow. ow. ow. hurts. ow. nnnnnn... the pain. ggrm. okay, oookay. I can handle it.


Jessica? Should the fact that Microsoft tried to take advantage of the consumer and then had to back-peddle have any bearing on our purchase? You show could've had a bit more oomf had you not ignored this elephant in the room. By supporting Micro aren't we sending a message that we don't mind being taken advantage of? 


OW. ow. ow. It's gonna take a while to get over the pain.

Fastkill10
Fastkill10

i want a console to play games of course (not to watch tv)

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

 I'm not planning on buying either, honestly don't understand why people do buy them, especially considering the insane prices. But none of that matters anyway, I'm just here to see Jess... seriously, does the topic even matter? Not that I'd complain if the video did turn out to be informative... double win!

Why doesn't Jess do reviews? The news is boring, plus none of it is actually new by the time Jess gets to bring it.

markranger
markranger

The problem with both consoles is that they are limited to the 1080p format. Even if both systems were maxed at 1080p 60fps, which they aren't in most games, they are still tied to a dying display format. 1080p is on its way out. By 2017, 4k will own a majority of the market share. By 2018, PC gaming in 4k will be standard. The new consoles are trying to hard to be like PC as it is now. The attempt will be laughable in a few years as the difference between PC 4k output and console 1080p output will represent the widest gap between console and pc graphics in history. So many graphical concessions are having to be made as it currently stands at 1080p.  "The cloud makes the systems potential limitless...." No, the systems will die along with the 1080p format. 1080 is on its way out. Nintendo claimed that most people still had SD TVs when the Wii was released in 2006. By 2011, HD had taken complete control of the market, and the Wii was done for--five years of life. 4k TVs were 30k not too long ago. Now, high-end 4k is about 3-4k. In a few years, it will be about 1k. By 2018, 1080p will be dead. These new consoles have 5-years of life in them. The cloud or development tricks wont be able to overcompensate for this. How will systems that struggle to do 1080p, in many games, be able to survive 4k, and 4k will only get much better in time. There will be awesome games for both 360 and ps3 for several years to come. Just keep playing those systems, and save up to buy your new TV and much-more upgraded system in a few years. By the time it is really time to move on, you will have bought a TV that destroys your current one. Then, the new generation of 4k consoles will be right around-the-corner. By 17, it will be very clear that another upgrade is needed. Those systems PS5 and Xbox? will be huge upgrades that will have very-long life-cycles. They will be tied to a new display format that will last at least a decade. PS4 and the One are only stopgap measures to play a little catch-up with PC until the new dominate display format takes hold.

gnutten1
gnutten1

U... NEED.. TO.. CHANGE... BACKGROUND... MUSIC!

sevencowsmoo
sevencowsmoo

I have an Xbox One at the moment, and will probably pick up a PS4 when some exclusives come out that interest me a bit more than the current ones, but that's because I have more money than I know what to do with. If I was strapped for cash, in all honesty, (seriously please don't laugh) I would stick with my Wii U and upgrade my PC.

zillaman101
zillaman101

I'm getting the PS4 because I think gaming consoles should be bought for their games.

moodytoons
moodytoons

I'm not biased either but I have to disagree with the last thing you said. The ps4 is for gaming....period. The ps4 even sucks for online gaming so can't even include online gaming when you say "a gamer's console". Believe me, I have both systems and can't stand trying to go on the PSN. I couldn't even play my ps4 for the first 2 days because the PlayStation Network was down most of the time. 

The Xbox One is a gamer's console, that your family could also enjoy, is how I'd put it. And I doubt Microsoft minds having that said about them. Sorry man, Xbox Live just wins it by a long shot for me.

ginobili1
ginobili1

@arjan17 The consoles just got released, the holiday season is near, its the perfect time to start these fanboy (proxy) wars. And a wonderful time of the year to get some ad revenue! :)

danpando
danpando

Also its funny how they don't include the Nintendo WII U, it has better games than ps4 and xbox one...listen if you want bad quality and junk then get a ps4 or xbox one, if you want better games, fun hard core and family gaming get a WII U, and best graphics get a PC.

4_Horsemen
4_Horsemen

@foonami99 If you were poor wouldn't you get the cheaper console instead of paying extra for Kinect? Glad you were born with a silver spoon. 

RS13
RS13

@foonami99 I was going to correct to you on the graphics.  Then I saw that you prefer xbox 1 for Kinect 2.0.  #lostcause


moodytoons
moodytoons

Probably because you pirate everything you have on your pc.

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

or at least "for now", right? When new games come out, we may change our minds, I guess?

foonami99
foonami99

@Swaghard You know Sony had the same policy (no sharing) until MS got creamed by bad PR and decided against it? 



norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

LOL - you could also just buy a David Cage mask?

bigruss51
bigruss51

@emmalewis1 Playstation always has a bigger library of good games to choose from. Id like to see what Kinect only games come out.

moodytoons
moodytoons

You can enjoy your 4k on your 15.6 inch screen. It's going to be a while before TV's, Blu-Ray etc. start trying to change that. How are they going to get any more data onto a disk? Are they going to start selling movies on mini hard drives? You certainly can't take the market to the digital network. If you're expecting people to download huge files every time they want to buy a movie you're nuts. And no cable television channel is going to be broadcasting in 4k any time in the near future. You're not looking at the big picture here. Bandwidth will have to be expanded before anything else can be, and it's coming along slowly but surely but really hasn't even caught up to where we already need it to be with everything being in 1080p. And why the hell would anyone want a 4k TV when no media in 4k even exists? For television broadcasting companies to upgrade their equipment to 1080p has taken years and has been a costly investment. And many people argue that 1080p makes their favorite movies and TV shows look like plays being performed on a stage. They say it already looks too real. You're saying 17' but I'm saying more like 27' if ever. The world market can't support another upgrade in high definition in this decade. You can make 4k TVs if you want too but they'll probably end up selling about as well as the laser-disc movies of the 80's.

bigruss51
bigruss51

@markranger I don't think 4k will become standard for pc that soon. Even 2 titans will struggle with max settings with 4k res. But if you're right then I welcome it.

gamer112696
gamer112696

LOL same situation. But I have both right now. I am playing xbox One mostly right now because I like the games. But very excited for PS4 exclusives that will release next year. I would have waited on PS4 too, but I was really excited for Killzone until gamespot and every other reviewer criticized the crap out of it.

lbryson8
lbryson8

@zillaman101 Just like old people who hold out on buying a smart phone because phones should be used for calling... a dying breed

Darion350
Darion350

@danpando The WiiU has hard core games? And besides, the XBone and PS4 being junk is just your opinion.  Personally, I think they're just fine, but since they went to the PC architecture and most games for those consoles are also on the PC, they lost some of their desire for me and (I'm assuming) a lot of other PC gamers.  

arqe
arqe

@RS13 @foonami99 Yes graphics looks better on Xbox One games for now. So , yeah ... Go figure ..

abaris1111
abaris1111

or just like xbox 360 fan boys that raved about how it was more focused toward the gamer and the PS3 was more about entertainment? 


Now sony makes it about gaming and M$ has leaned toward entertainment...

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Or like a gamer who expects to see focus on games from the company issuing the hardware he plays on, more than on other features he barely uses.

Frankly, I am not lazy enough to stay on the couch to turn the TV one without having to extend my arm to reach for the remote control. It looks cool to have kinect, but apart from gimmics-geeky effects, what can it do that a gamer should care about?