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Microsoft has systematically reversed, tweaked, and improved its policies related to the Xbox One. The system we're talking about today is very different than the one revealed on May 21, 2013.
We thought it would be good to check in with you, our readers, and find out whether Microsoft's changes have changed the way you look at the Xbox One (for better or for worse). Here's the full list:
If you were upset about the Xbox One back in May, has Microsoft won you over? If you were ready for the digital revolution, has that reversal turned you off? Let us know in the comments.
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The second I heard I could play used games, I put in the pre-order. I've always loved microsoft's social build with the 360. Checking up on friends, adding friends, and meeting friends is simply better on microsoft's console. Due to this impression, I felt getting the Xbox One is the better choice. I can always wait and pay less for the PS4 if I am not going to play with friends on it.
Honestly though, I'm still leaning for the PS4. Microsoft seems to care less about the customers. Sony gives free, great games to players and has for a while. Steam gives players great games for almost free. PC players also get Humble Bundles to expand their library on Steam a dollar at a time (or more if they are cool like that).
I wanted Kinect to be something useful this swing around. The lack of requirement is both good and bad news.
Overall, even though my money is with microsoft, my pick is PS4. I'm a friggin hypocrite. (Yes, I know. PC wins if you have over $1,000)
I love what they did, but i cant justify the price point. If it was 400 then maybe, im not getting a ps4 for sure, though. Its not appealing at all, and seems like an upgraded ps3. And the huge safety in numbers sony fan-boys annoy the crap out of me, so pc for awhile
No. I will continue to enjoy the last batch of current-gen games on my PS3 and then get a PS4 when the slim model comes out or when Battlefront and Kingdom Hearts 3 come out. Which ever one happens first.
no never bought a xbox never will
they're still doing the same like the PS4...but it only includes the headset and the kinect sensor. but still, getting that on late 2014
I'll get one next year at any rate. Though a SKU without Kinect for $100 cheaper may speed things up a bit.
idk i might after ps4 xbox one is already to flip floppy
Yeah I intend to get it, I'm sure there will be at least one or two exclusives that will make the purchase worthwhile. I'll be getting a PS4 first though.
I wont be getting one, certainly not right away, maybe (and its a big maybe) if some exclusives come out that I really care about for Xbox One I'll get one later. But as it stands, the game exclusives I care about are coming out for PS4, which is also cheaper, so, its kind of a win win for me.
I won't be at least until winter of '14 or '15 when I'm more sure it won't crap out like the 360's were prone to and a few games worth playing are out. Seriously, without Titanfall at launch all they've got over Sony is early access to CoD maps and I couldn't care less about those. Originally I was going to pass altogether though so I suppose all of the backtracking has helped a bit. I went from 'hell no' to 'maybe down the line' so that's something I suppose.
I don't think so, I already put money down on the PS4, and I'm not one to buy more than one console in a single generation, unless its cheap like the Wii was. Besides, I would like to get into PC gaming as well, so between a PS4, and PC, I should be good. Even if I hadn't put money down on a PS4, I still don't think I would have decided to get the Xbox One. Sony got it right the first time, I'm not going to give into Microsoft's shot at redemption.
I pre-ordered right after E3.