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Which is better Playstation or Xbox?

Asked by emorris25 (78points) 1 month ago

Im looking into saving money to purchase the new Xbox that is supposed to hit the shelves this Christmas. A lot of my friends are telling me that PlayStation is better. I grew up playing the PlayStation 1 and 2 but then I switched and been playing Xbox. I’m wondering what you guys think.

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Inspired_2write's avatar

I think living in the real world would afford you MORE adventures than a game.
Games cost a lot nowadays.

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Digital Trends says PS. I’d read the article below and see what your personal gaming preferences line up with best. Plus PS5 will be out soon (woohoo!)

Overall Winner: PlayStation 4
While both consoles certainly offer a lot, we have to give an edge to Sony’s PlayStation 4. The Xbox One is better for non-gaming applications and content, but if that’s what you care most about, you can get those features in a Roku, Apple TV, or any number of other dedicated devices that will stream content for a fraction of the price. If you’re buying a PS4 or Xbox One, you want to play games, and in this case, Sony has built a better dedicated gaming machine.

PS4:
Sony has shown stronger support for independent developers so far, and both the current and future game lineups look better for PS4 than for Xbox One. Most AAA games these days are released for both consoles, but the PS4’s list of exclusives easily trumps the Xbox’s.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/xbox-one-vs-ps4/

Darth_Algar's avatar

Playstation is more of a gaming console. Microsoft have turned the Xbox into more of a media platform. It has a lot of apps that a million other devices have. To be fair, so does Playstation, but Sony still puts the focus on gaming. And Playstation has a ton of great exclusive titles (the Uncharted, God of War and the Last of Us series’ especially come to mind). While there’s not really anything available for the Xbox that isn’t available on other platforms. Even their “exclusives” are available on PC as well. If you own a decent PC then having an Xbox seems kinda superfluous at this point.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Inspired_2write “Games cost a lot nowadays.”

Eh, not really. I remember paying $50–60 a game back in the Atari 2600 days. And back then games almost never dropped in price. Nowadays a game might cost $60 at launch, but wait a few months and it’s down to $40. Wait a bit longer and it’s $20 or less. That’s like the price of a lunch for 2 at an average greasy spoon diner these days. Gaming is, on the whole, a fairly inexpensive hobby.

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