E3 is more or less over and boy was it good. We got release dates, price tags, games and everything we wanted. Both consoles will hit US and EU this year. More specifically, November for Xbox One and “Holiday” for PlayStation 4.
Xbox One will retail for $499/499€. PlayStation 4 will retail for $399/399€. Both consoles will require a premium paid membership to play online games from now on. The PlayStation 4 will be region free, no online required and supports used games. The Xbox One will not do any of that. Wow, right? What the fuck are Microsoft thinking with?
My choice is yet not made. Xbox One’s exclusive games are, in my eyes, better than those of the PlayStation 4. But PlayStation 4 has region free gaming. Used game support. Gamer freedom focus. Stronger hardware. But Xbox One has the games and better social functions. Twitch streaming instead of Ustream. It’s one hell of a tough choice.
Games that I want to buy now:
Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox)
Dead Rising 3 (Xbox)
Assasins Creed 4
Mirrors Edge 2
Final Fantasy XV
Kingdom Hearts 3
Dragon Age 3
Call of Duty: Ghost
And I probably forgot a few. A vast majority of these games are coming out within the first year of launch, and quite a few will be launch titles. Notice anything special? Correct, all the exclusive games are Xbox One exclusives. Not a single PlayStation 4 exclusive is appealing to me. I think that more or less sums up my stance, no?
What did you think of E3? Which console will you support? Xbox One or PlayStation 4? Or both?
Finally we know how the PS4 looks like. I like it a lot. It’s gorgeous.