Xbox vs PS4: Several Reasons to Buy, or Not to Buy

December 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Xbox One and PS4 are out, and are in high demand. So what are several reasons to buy the new gaming consoles? And what are several negative aspects that may deter you from buying one or the other (or both)?

Reasons to buy:

The Houston Chronicle reports that “When you see the newer consoles operating alongside the older consoles, you’ll see a noticeable difference. You will see the attention to detail with the newer Xbox One and PS4 games vs. the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The processing power of the newer consoles runs circles around the older consoles and you will get a richer experience overall.”

-The upgrade includes games that are available for both the older systems and the new systems running much better on the newer ones, the Chronicle says.

-Another reason to buy is that “the future is bright” for both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. “Face it. The newer consoles will offer a rich, gaming experience for gamers and family. Sony and Microsoft will continue bringing bold, new worlds to players for years to come.”

Reasons not to buy:

-Both consoles are expensive at the moment: Playstation 4 at least $421 and an Xbox One at least $535. Plus, since demand is higher than supply, the price may not go down for quite a while.

-What else is expensive? Games for both. They typically come in at $50 or more.

-Here’s another expense, outlined by the Chronicle. Online subscriptions: “It’s not cheap. It’s at least $60 for a PlayStation Network subscription. The PSN subscription is required for PS4 gamers to play online. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 require online subscriptions to play online/multiplayer games.”


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