At this point, everyone seems to love the PlayStation 4. But there are two things to consider:

Firstly, the new Xbox hasn't even been unveiled yet. After Microsoft officially announces their new system next week, you might start seeing a lot of very positive headlines, and that will result in some tough decisions for gamers come fall. Secondly, as always, price is an issue.

Sony has made it clear that they don't want to be exclusionary this time around. They wanted to give developers an accessible yet powerful console, they opted for affordable PC components, and they've said the price of the PS4 will be quite reasonable. Perhaps there will be two models, one priced at $400 and the other priced at $500. That's just a guess but it seems perfectly plausible, and it's also quite plausible that the new Xbox will have an identical price tag.

But what if it doesn't? What if Microsoft goes even further? What if they produce at least one version of their new system that comes in well below the PS4? Would that entice you to pick up the Xbox 720? Thing is, money is tight for many, and not everyone can afford to buy a next-gen system this year. They definitely can't afford to purchase both. And if it comes down to price, if a gamer says, "Okay, I can only afford one, and it has to be the cheapest one available," does that not give Microsoft the edge…?

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JROD0823
JROD0823
7 years ago

No.

manofchao5
manofchao5
7 years ago

hell no, they loved to make exclusive accessories like memory cards and any external drive was limited to 16GB last I check along with limited support for 3rd party devices, I loved having the options my ps3 had with blutooth sync, flash drives and hdd's big as I like
MS will have to make some insane exclusive attempts to get me, as most I'll own both

JDC80
JDC80
7 years ago

That's easy: Hell to the no.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

If the Kinect is bundled along I don't see how it could. And seeing that Xbox LIVE is $60 a year it's hard to really come in cheaper.

I'm curious about MS's in house launch line up and how it'll stack up to PS4's.
It may be that Sony has KZ, Infamous, Drive Club and Knack as their early lineup, and other than that third-party ports of this-gen games. Really things are closing in fast, we're ETA in about 6 months.
Let's hope there's playable demos at the least for e3.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

No, I don't find the exclusives they have very interesting, or cater to my liking/tastes.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

I am hoping I get this Job this week, fingers crossed. 😮

Nix50
Nix50
7 years ago

Good luck sir :).

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

Thank you kind sir! 😀

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

They will probably do that subscription plus cheap console deal to screw people. So no I won't fall for that. Plus you have to figure the hardware is going to be questionable, more people than I had thought are going to hold the RROD against MS this time.

Either way, I'm looking forward to the unveiling just as a gaming enthusiast I find it a curiosity to watch MS drive themselves into the ground in every single endeavor they have lately.

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
7 years ago

It's pretty much the same model as a cellphone. Subsidized hardware in exchange for a contract. I'd just as soon bite the bullet and pay upfront but I can see how that might appeal to some. They did the same thing with the 360 and it wound up being about $40 more expensive overall. Not the best way to get a piece of hardware, but at least you're aware of what's going on from the beginning.

To Be Decided
To Be Decided
7 years ago

No, since there are no JRPG or any interesting exclusive to get me interested in it.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
7 years ago

No.

tes37
tes37
7 years ago

No, If the xbox is cheaper, then there's probably a good reason for that.

MartyRules
MartyRules
7 years ago

Me personally? No. The masses? Yes.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
7 years ago

Nope. The whole "always online" thing made sure I will ever get an X-Box 720. Not that I was considering it before, but this just solidified it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

They may have backed off that now.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

Well, we certainly will see soon if they do or not. (I think)


Last edited by Clamedeus on 5/14/2013 12:03:21 AM

Xombito
Xombito
7 years ago

No. Because I will not fall for MS BS. What many people didn't realize is that the PS3 was more of a one time investment in its early days. But if you bought a 360 and then bought all the accessories to make it comparable hardware wise then the 360 would cost more.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

The $500 20 gig PS3 was the absolute worst investment anyone on this Earth could have made. No HDMI cord, no headset, no rumble in the controller(it was a last gen feature no one wanted, right?), and disc space that would soon become obsolete unless you wanted to continually uninstalling and reinstalling game data. It's definitely better now, but early on it wasn't worth it.

Sunni_Boi
Sunni_Boi
7 years ago

I dont think it was the worst investment, but it was a bad investment. Everything else i agree with you with.

Crabba
Crabba
7 years ago

KidPresentable, the heck are you talking about? It was by far the best & cheapest blu-ray player at the time (still is), Full PS2 backwards compatibility, 4 USB ports, HDMI, fully upgradable HD, and last but not least the best-looking PS3 model to date. What's not to like?? One of the best investments I ever made.

No HDMI cord? really, a $2 item.
No headset? Couldn't care less.
No rumble? buy extra controller, "problem" solved.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
7 years ago

Like all the posts above me.. No.

Microsoft lost me as customer when it comes to video game console indefinitely.

The ONLY way I would ever make the switch to an XBOX is if Gran Turismo went there exclusively, and since we know that is never going to happen… yeah, you get my point.

Metal Head
Metal Head
7 years ago

Will never consider Xbox or Nintendo, since Playstation has the best games.

JuicyShinobi
JuicyShinobi
7 years ago

I've stuck with only Nintendo and PlayStation since I was a kid. No matter what the price is, I'll always eventually stay with PlayStation (or Nintendo if I must).

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

I would get it if the 720/Infinity is less or equal to the price of the PS4 on two conditions:

1) The transition from the 360 is smooth. I can transfer all my game saves, Gamertag w/ friends list, XBLA games and it's nearly 100% backwards compatible.

2) The launch games are of great quality. If Ryse is controller based, I think that will be enough.

I'll eventually own all 3 systems but I'd like to maximize the amount of games I get so it's a WiiU and PS4/720 combo is how I'm going until holiday 2014.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Yes. Already have considered it. I want all the entertainment it will bring upon us. Ps4 for games, new Xbox for media. Easy.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

What media can the Xbox play that the PS4 can't?

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

If u want to deal with media, PC is the best choice.

cve312
cve312
7 years ago

Nope, i will still buy the PS4 first. I have all Sony consoles, and all stiff work flawlessly. I do have an xbox 360 but it doesn't see much use. Sony has more reliable consoles imo. And I prefer the types of games from Sony, then anything MS has. They are just better and have more of a quality feel to them. Ive just always enjoyed the Sony Playstation way more then Microsoft Xbox.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
7 years ago

meh if the xbox was 100 bucks and the PS4 was 600 Id still;l choose the PS4. Ive been with Sony since PS1 and so far they havent let me down, until they give me a reason to look elsewhere I see no point in doing so.

It would be like shopping at Walmart for 10+ years, why try a different store if Walmart hasnt done anything to make you WANT to seek someone else?

Or having the same guy fix your car for the last 10+ years… would you suddenly let the new guy who opened up shop next door that you know nothing about work on your car when you already have someone you know and trust doing it?

Mogreen
Mogreen
7 years ago

NO!!!!

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

Nope.

The Xbox wouldn't offer me the same experience as the PS. Plain and simple.

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

It WOULD however, tempt me to be one of those people who is first in line to get the next-box, then smashes it right in front of everyone 🙂

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

Did you ever see that youtube vid where a guy smashes the 60GB PS3 right in front of everybody in line? What a stupid moron.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 5/14/2013 1:36:50 AM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

Easily No at this point.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
7 years ago

Never owned one, never will.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Real gamers are able to save what it takes to buy the console they want. It's unrealistic to think that MS would release a console with roughly the same performance at a much lower price.

A casual gamer, or parents that don't game themselves, might be tempted to go straight for price. But then there's the WiiU who got that area covered, I guess…

JJJames
JJJames
7 years ago

Playstation 4 life! I will never purchase an xbox.

___________
___________
7 years ago

could reverse the question and ask if it was significantly more expensive the answer would still be the same.
but no one can answer that question, because no one knows what it will offer.
that said though i cant see the xbox being the same price, especially if the rumors of the controller being the same as the 360s, theres only DDR3 RAM so, so, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much cheaper than GDDR5.
not to mention the ps4s controller has a lightbar and touchpad in it thus rising expenses.
only thing that could cause the xbox to reach the price of the ps4 is if its bundled with kinect, but then 50 bucks says the ps4 will be bundled with their camera as well so your back to square one.
ill be surprised if the next xbox is not cheaper!
plus, $onys pretty good at ripping their customers off!
look at their TV and laptop range, at least a good 300+ bucks more than the competition spec for spec.
sometimes even worse, a friend of mine bought a samsung series 9 TV, one whole range above my TV, and it cost him 200 bucks LESS!
WTF!?
better TVs cost LESS money!?
oh right its a bravia……. that explains it!
$onys worse than toshiba!

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
7 years ago

Nope after 3 X-Box360s This generation im Done with M$. plus M$ has no exclusives tht intrest me HALO 5,6,7nope snore i lost intrest after 3. Forza Nah, GT > ANY Forza Games. Gears of War Never cared for it. Alan Wake 2 i'll just get it for PC


Last edited by TrueAssassin86x on 5/14/2013 6:47:58 AM

Huey
Huey
7 years ago

For me it's a wait and see issue. We don't know all of the info just yet on the PS4 and none on the 720. E3 will make up a lot of peoples minds that are sitting on the fence.

bldudas1
bldudas1
7 years ago

Not really. I hardly ever use my 360. There are really not many games I would want to play on an Xbox that could also be played on a PC, which the PS4 also is, but a fancier one. Sorry.

I like Japanese games way too much.

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
7 years ago

I care about games more than the system that they're running on. There are at least two PS4 titles right now that I'm pumped for (Watch Dogs and Infamous) and nothing that I've seen from Microsoft has really roused much enthusiasm from me.
XBL works as a service and it would be hard to leave my achievements and friends behind, but Microsoft burned a lot of goodwill with me when they didn't smack down Adam Orth harder. They could very well lose me forever as a customer and they'll just have to #dealwithit! At this point, price wouldn't make a huge difference.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
7 years ago

LOL!!!! I agree, I think the "Just deal with it" quote is going to hurt Microsoft more than they realize.

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
7 years ago

Since it's a fresh start at new Gen…I will consider it if MS press conference at E3 wows me.

Sir Dan
Sir Dan
7 years ago

No. MS got into the game for one reason only: Destroy Sony. They had no love for the gamer. Just money and power. They saw Sony doing really well in that corner of the technology world and set out to beat them. No different than any competitor, really, but MS always goes that little extra bit further and that is what turns me off to them. That jealous, disgusting monopolizing company will never get my gaming dollar.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
7 years ago

Gears of War & Halo – there's the 2 reasons to buy an Xbox as your secondary machine.

Also – media streaming is better as I prefer the windows media centre interface.

But the PS4 will always have gaming superiority over Xbox – way too many annoying kid's and teenagers on Xbox live which is why so many of us play COD on PlayStation instead

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
7 years ago

No because I'd base decision on the system capabilities, not the price.

I own both current gen machines and may well own both next gen but neither will be day 1 right now.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

No. The only thing I have that's Microsoft is windows 8 in my laptop >_>

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
7 years ago

Nope