Things to Consider When Buying a New Gaming Console: PS4 vs Xbox One

Things to Consider When Buying a New Gaming Console: PS4 vs Xbox OneWhen trying to navigate the game console market in 2017 to find the best gaming console that meets your every day needs, there are three key questions to consider when determining the best gaming console between PS4 vs Xbox One. These questions are 1)What console do all your friends own? 2)What is the main purpose you will be using your new game console? 3)What type of games do you play? All three of these questions play a vital role in determining which console you choose when considering the PS4 vs Xbox One.

The best gaming console is something that will always come down to personal preferences, with these three questions being considered most often by gamers looking at which console to buy, whether they are upgrading, or purchasing a console for the very first time.

What console do all your friends own?

If all of your friends are playing on the Xbox One, and you want to be able to play online with your friends then your decision is already made for you. Though Sony may offer what some may consider a superior gaming system with the PS4 Pro, you will forever regret the decision of not purchasing the Xbox One if online gaming with your friends is important to you. At the end of the day the decision comes down to you, what do you find more important in when choosing a gaming console?Things to Consider When Buying a New Gaming Console: PS4 vs Xbox One

What is the main purpose you will be using your new game console?

Situation reversed and all of your friends own a PS4, but you prefer to game online alone or really prefer having an integrated home entertainment system then you should choose the Xbox One S. While Sony has replied with the PS4 Pro to provide on par entertainment hardware as the Xbox One; 4k resolution and HDR capability, I do find the Xbox One to be a far more user friendly home entertainment system than the PS4 Pro.

What type of games do you play?

Do you enjoy playing any games that are system specific? Perhaps you really love the God of War or Kingdom of Hearts, if so then the PS4 is the console for you. Countering that if you are a fan of Halo, Gears of War, or Forza, then you would be looking at picking yourself up an Xbox One. Also one must consider the online gaming communities on both systems for any potential games that one would play as in personal experience I have found the gaming crowds to differ slightly between the Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus. Xbox has Halo Wars 2 coming out later this month February 21, 2017 and is a must have game for any fan of the halo franchise or any gamer that enjoys a good real-time strategy (RTS) game.

PS4 vs Xbox One Exclusives

PS4 Notable Exclusives:

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Ratchet and Clank

The Last of Us


Xbox One Notable Exclusives:

Forza Horizon 3

Gears of War 4

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo Wars 2

Be sure to also check out our Top 10 Best Gaming Consoles 2016 review to help further consider all of your console options on today’s saturated market with many options.


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