Now i know what you are thinking, yet another opinion on video games and the flaws and pluses. Nope, I have no intention to preach to you or anything of the sort. This is just a casual gamer view on the next gen consoles.
Having watched the recent launch for the new Playstation, I choose to give the live stream for the new Xbox a miss. So as of this writing i don’t know if the new Xbox is awesome or not. All i have to go off are rumors that Microsoft intend to make sure you can’t play any game offline. Which if true would be the most idiotic decision in all of video game history. Now I know that there are a lot of online gamers. It should be up to whomever buys the console whether they want to be online or not, forcing this upon the general gaming populous is not a wise decision. To be blunt, the internet costs money and for the most time it costs a lot. So to be expected to leave your 720 console on all the time isn’t really a viable option for some. This (if true) will cost Microsoft a fair few buys, we are talking thousands not like 5 – 10 people not buying it.
Last time out it was Sony who fell behind Microsoft, it looks like the roles could yet again reverse putting Sony ahead if these rumors have some basis in reality. I should also state price will also dictate who will sell the most, of course each have their own hardcore set of fans. Although in recent times a fair few Xbox fans have suggested should this ‘rumor’ be true, they would consider buying a PS4. Let’s move away from Microsoft and have a look at Sony’s latest masterpiece.
The Playstation 4, the latest face of the Playstation console series. I had a problem with Sony previously as there was suspicions that aspects of the PS3 (as with the PS4) were copied from the Wii. The main function that comes under suspicion is the Playstation Move, in which you play games similar to the type of games you would find on the Wii. Of course this is all just speculation, not saying that Sony sent a spy into Nintendo HQ to steal the controller and sensor plans from the Wii. That would just be silly, you should also note that the PS Vita can also be used in the same way that the Wii touchpad is used. If you don’t know what i mean, i will explain. The Wii touchpad is kind of like a mini touchscreen controller that can be used in conjunction with the Wii U or as a stand alone handheld (So long as the Wii U is nearby). The PS Vita is a Handheld console that has touchpads on the back of it (Take from this what you will). I am not saying that it’s a obvious fact that they are copying Nintendo, they just happen to have similar aspects.
The big difference between Sony and Nintendo is graphics, also a fair few good games that attract gamers. Now i’m going to explain why i did not like the Sony livestream in bullet points(because everyone loves those);
- The new Infamous looks a lot like Prototype
- The line up to showcase the potential of the PS4 was sub par
- The guy talking waffled on about stuff no one cared about
- Destiny looked good (well done Bungie)
- The PS Vita idea seemed pointless (Unless you can afford to buy a Vita and the PS4)
- They seemed to put more emphasis on the PSN with indie games (and EA’s favorite DLC.)
It didn’t turn out too bad but come on, you would expect a far better line up from Sony then what was shown. Maybe i am being too harsh, this is the alternative to the Xbox or you could always turn to PC gaming.
I will now close this travesty of contradictions that is my inane babbling, To sum up Xbox for the online gamers who want to sit around and play either Fifa or CoD online all the time. PS4 for those who want control over whether or not they go online and can also use a handheld console as a controller (if you have the money). For everything else there is either the Wii U or PC but that’s a story for another time.
All opinions expresses are my opinions and are not necessarily fact.