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Reader Discussion: Xbox One Or PlayStation 4?

by Tim Turi on May 21, 2013 at 09:41 AM

Back in February we learned a lot, but not all, about Sony's PlayStation 4. Today we got a similar peek into Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One. We still have a lot to learn come E3, including cost and system versions, but that isn't stopping us from talking about what's looking better at this point.

For me, it's a pretty close call. The improvements to the DualShock 4 controller appear to be narrowing Microsoft's advantage in that department. While I'm excited for both systems, I wasn't blown away by the game announcements at either console reveal. Both companies are focusing on how their machines will become entertainment hubs in our living rooms.

I'm still processing the Xbox One reveal, but I recall being more enthusiastic following the PlayStation 4 announcement. It's been confirmed that the Xbox One requires a fee to play used games, something Sony hasn't confirmed for the PS4. While there is still a chance that the PS4 will implement similar restrictions on second-hand games, it gives the manufacturer a slight edge for me right now.

How about you folks? Which console is more appealing to you right now? Any Wii U cheerleaders out there?

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