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Up until Minecraft Xbox One Edition was announced (later in this post to be mentioned as MXOE), I was really steering towards the PS4, with great games, supposedly lower price, argueably better exclusives, and more indie friendliness, and then MXOE had to show up ( I have heard rumors that MXOE won't transfer 360 saves). I have a summer job and was hoping to get a gaming PC (which i would most likely have to assemble, i don't know) or PS4 (it would go nice w/ my Vita) by trading in my Xbox 360 w/ kinect, two controllers, and three games (Portal 2 and Kinect Sports 1&2) and a summer's worth of payment. (the PC would most likely cost around $599.99 or $499.99). So any idea which one (or maaaaybe combination of the two) I should get?
I would get the PC and PS4. I have owned gaming PCs, Xbox and 360, PS2 and PS3 over the past 2 generations. I think Sony's exclusives dominate Microsoft's throughout both companies' full history. Live on 360 definitely functions better than PSN in my experience, but supposedly Sony is largely focusing on making functionality of PSN better on PS4. Also, they really stepped it up with Plus. You get so much great stuff, it will pay for itself several times even if you don't game that much. Also, I know everyone keeps going on and on about this, but I really believe Microsoft is putting the needs of corporations above needs of consumers with certain aspects of Xbox1, and I am against it when it comes to gaming. Without consumers these companies wouldn't be making any money at all, and we should not owe them anything additional once we buy a copy of the game. There are reasons why every other generation prior to the 2nd half of this one did not have all the unethical practices that are now becoming the status quo in our favorite type of entertainment. There are also reasons why previous generations released completed games that dev's and publishers were PROUD to have made and release, not TONS of unfinished, broken, namedropping moneygrab products. The PC doesn't require much explanation. The exclusives and graphic options make it worth doing alone. Honestly, you would be pretty hard pressed to build a capable gaming PC for 500 bucks, so maybe get the Xbox1 instead if you won't be able to build a killer PC.
Pretty sure if you want to run minecraft on a PC you could do so on an ancient dell. o:
Minecraft seems best on the pc. Here's why. You can have resource packs and player skins for free on pc but console players have to buy them as dlc. The pc version is always on the newest update while the console versions are typically a few versions back. World size is far more limited on the console version while on pc I've only run into bedrock before never a wall or ceiling. This is just what I can think of, oh and you can run minecraft on a pretty low end pc maybe even cheaper than a console, having a better pc just means you can use higher resolution resource packs.
I like the Ps4 best. Xbox One has a lot of technical difficulties Ps4 doesn't have, plus ps4 is dominating the console exclusives industry right now.
You might be better off with PC in my opinion, here are a few reasons why:
-A huge back catalog of games via emulators (legality may be debatable)
-No online subscription for most games, meaning you won't have to pay for PSPlus or XBox Live
-More ways to play (keyboard, mouse, controller via extra purchase, gaming mice accessories)
-Streaming apps like youtube, netflix, and hulu aren't behind a paywall, all you need is internet access.
-Update your graphics card every few years as oppose to getting rid of the entire system.