Top Ten Reasons to Buy the Xbox One Instead of a PlayStation 4

Really, regardless of which of these eighth generation console you decide on, you're going to be happy. They are both amazing systems and are leaps and bounds above the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 you have been enjoying for nearly a decade. If money isn't an issue, you might as well get both.

But when you consider that after games and accessories, buying both systems would cost well over $1,000, it makes sense for the time being to pick one.

So far, public sentiment seems to be leaning toward Sony's PlayStation 4. Microsoft completely botched their marketing messaging and lost sight of what the consumer really wants in a gaming console. However, that was the fault of the marketing department and not the engineers.

The fact is that the Xbox One is an amazing machine and the Microsoft infrastructure behind it is unmatched in the world. After all of the talk and mud slinging, once the actual systems hit the shelves and gamers got to try them out, it became apparent that the Xbox One was a worthy competitor, and for the reasons listed below, a better option for some than the PlayStation 4.
The Top Ten
1 PlayStation Fanboys

You know all the nitwits flooding the comment section on every Xbox One article, spouting their ignorance, proving that opinions don't come with spell check, and referring to the console as the Gaybox One? The people who consider themselves to be hardcore gamers with the greatest gaming system on the planet while PC gamers laugh at their wannabe 'swag'? Yeah, those are the people you get to play with when you take your PlayStation 4 console online.

And maybe that is the type of person who are so you should get the PlayStation 4. But if you're a more casual gamer, they type who just likes to have fun, you may very well be better off with the Xbox One.

2 Xbox Controller

More of a subjective point, but many feel the Xbox controller is about as good as it gets, especially for shooters which are by far the most popular genre of console games. Perhaps this is why Microsoft did so little to the actual controller design when moving from the 360 to the One. Instead, they focused on things like improving responsiveness.

The Xbox One controller is by far the best controller I have ever had so far. I didn't think the 360's controller could be improved on, but they've managed it with the One. Microsoft claimed that over one hundred million dollars was invested in perfecting the controller, and I believe them. It really is an incredible controller.

3 Xbox LIVE

Unlike Sony, Microsoft has always charged for online gaming. And while this was considered a drawback, it allowed Microsoft to build a superior online experience. Moving forward, Sony is also charging for online play, but they have a long way to go to catch up.

4 Cloud Computing

Granted, the PlayStation 4's specs are better than those of the Xbox One, slightly. The RAM is a little bit faster on the PlayStation (although more of it is dedicated to the OS) and the video card is more burly. But all that becomes moot if developers are able to make use of Microsoft's cloud computing platform which is the largest in the world. With cloud computing, you're not limited to the specs of your personal machine because you can use computing power provided by thousand of servers located around the world.

5 Dedicated Servers

Again, it's not necessarily what's in the box itself that makes it better. The fact that Microsoft is such a huge company allows it to support the Xbox in a way that Sony cannot match at this time. The benefits of providing dedicated servers, while not currently fully realized, could revolutionize online console play. The 64 and 128 player matches you see on the PC could make their way to the console. Imagine Call of Duty multiplayer matches with as many targets as the campaign modes.

6 Kinect

It sucks that the Kinect is bundled with the Xbox One forcing people to buy something they may not have wanted and setting the price of the Xbox One 25% higher than that of the PlayStation at launch. It may have been the worst, most arrogant thing Microsoft did with the Xbox. However, that does not mean the Kinect is not a good thing.

The Xbox 360 Kinect was a good idea, but it was a tacked on periphery component held back by the processing power of the system. The games were fun, but limited and tended to lack replayability. But when playing them, you couldn't help but sense the potential.

The Xbox One Kinect is far more powerful and responsive. Heck, it can even sense your heart rate. It is going to be really exciting to see what developers are able to do with a Kinect that really works.

7 Higher Quality Feel
8 Better Wireless Connectivity

The Xbox supports a broader wireless spectrum and more wireless bandwidth. The numbers don't lie.

9 Backward Compatibility

This is the main reason I'm buying a xbox one! Me and my freinds have ton of old xbox 360 games and we don't want to throw them in the trash!

The PS4 does let you play over 400 PS3 games, and a lot of PS2 games.

Yes Microsoft announced it at E3!

10 Better Exclusive Series
The Contenders
11 Titanfall

I've seen hardcore ps4 fans switch consoles because of this game alone.

12 Halo

I played Halo 5 Guardians and it is a pretty good game. The plot is wonderful, the game is challenging and fun, and the graphics are amazing. One of the better games I have played.

So many people like it, it seems...

13 Forza

I love Forza, I have a game of it, and the graphics are breathtaking, the races are fun, and it can get you to a real challenge. The car designs are just pure gold, this game got me into cars. I like how you get to choose a cool design of your like.

Simply an amazing series, 'enough said.

14 Sea of Thieves
15 No Yellow Light of Death
16 No Sony Fans
17 Better Graphics

When the Xbox One and PS4 Came out third party games were usually at 720p on the Xbox and 1080p on the PS4 so yeah this is wrong.

18 Ryse: Son of Rome
19 Windows 10 Streaming

Since the "Xbox play anywhere" you can stream your Xbox to your computer and play anywhere! Although you can't play all games on the computer.

20 Runs Faster
21 Better Games

You can get Dead Rising 3, Goat simulator, and The Escapists are all on Xbox One while PlayStation is hiding in Japan being a big crybaby.

You can now purchase both games other than dead rising 3 on the PS4

22 Remote Play
23 Fewer Hackers
24 Better Interface, More User Friendly

The Windows 8/10 interface was a great idea, as well as the update on friends and parties. Everything is so organized, as well as the pin system.

25 You Won’t Lose Your Digital Games If You Get Banned
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