scarbunny wrote:So it's £70 than the Xbox One, and seems to be less annoying to own. I need to see a proper summary of what was said in the conference but this seems like the sensible option.
I'd say in short the advantages the PS4 has over the XBox one are that the PS4 is a good bit cheaper, there's no restrictions on used games (games and their license are still disc based as with the current consoles), there's no mandatory check in online (the Xbox One needs to be able to check in online once every 24 hours), there's no mandatory camera system (the PS4 controllers will have a Move light on them but the camera is a separate accessory) and the PS4 has as bit more horsepower with a GPU packing around 50% more performance plus the system has higher memory bandwidth. (actual performance difference will be dependent on final clock speeds)
There are quite a few Xbox franchises I'm keen on and I prefer the Xbox controllers but from what I've seen so far the PS4 is more appealing as a general console, the Xbox's Kinect, multitasking and DVR features are not of interest, I think at a time when people are moving away from traditional television viewing to streaming the DVR features are far too late.