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Poll: Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Reveals?

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Microsoft's new Xbox is next up

We're just going to come out and do it, and gauge just how much you, the Nintendo Life community, have been following the rival console reveals of the PS4 and today's Xbox Next/Infinity/they-might-just-call-it-Xbox event. As a network that includes www.pushsquare.com and www.purexbox.com, the latter of which is also covering today's event live, we've realised that the gaming world will be focused on Microsoft's big reveal for a good number of hours once it all kicks off.

While it's tempting to roll eyes at busy Twitter feeds talking incessantly about Microsoft's new system, we should remember our own excitement when Nintendo lifted the lid on Wii U, and assume that the same buzz applies to fans of other manufacturers. What we also know is that not everyone is a one-console gamer, with many owning multiple systems to satisfy whatever gaming itches they happen to have.

And so with Microsoft finally joining Sony to unveil a console that will, ultimately, be a rival to Wii U in years to come, we're interested in having an outlook on how many of you follow all three mainstream dedicated gaming manufacturers, and how many of you double or even triple-dip with your systems. We can say for sure that a good number of the Nintendo Life staff will be following what Microsoft has to say — it'd be naive and narrow-sighted of us not to know what Nintendo's rivals are plotting — and you can let us know whether you plan to do the same below.

Are you planning to watch Microsoft's Xbox reveal today? (620 votes)

Yes, I definitely will

43%

I'd like to, but I'm not sure if I will just yet

12%

I'm still undecided

  4%

I don't plan to watch it

13%

I won't be watching at all

13%

There's an Xbox reveal today?

16%

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Did you watch the Sony PS4 reveal recently? (611 votes)

Yep, I watched the whole thing

34%

I saw some of it

20%

I didn't watch but looked for highlights and coverage

27%

I didn't watch it at all, nor was I interested

19%

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Do you own multiple "current" home consoles (Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3)? (628 votes)

Of the main systems at the moment, I only own a Wii U

30%

I have a Wii U and at least one of the PS3 and Xbox 360

41%

I own an Xbox 360 and PS3, but no Wii U

  3%

I only have one of the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now

7%

I don't have any of those three consoles, I'm still rocking with a Wii

11%

None of the above

8%

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Which of the "next-gen" systems do you plan to own? (609 votes)

Just a Wii U

52%

A Wii U and a PS4

31%

A Wii U and a new Xbox

11%

Just a new Xbox for me

  0%

I'll stick with a PS4

  1%

Both a new Xbox and PS4, but no Wii U

  1%

I don't want any of these systems

  4%

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User Comments (412)

Squashie

#2

Squashie said:

I'll watch it and most likely laugh! For some reason, I can't find anything Sony and Microsoft produce as innovative.

nilcam

#4

nilcam said:

I don't plan to watch but I will catch up on the news. I pay attention more to Nintendo and Sony and have no interest in Xbox. There are so few games on that platform that interest me. As of now, I plan to stick to Wii U only this generation. Owning both PS3 and Wii was difficult to do due to sheer numbers.

KodaSmooss

#5

KodaSmooss said:

It is interesting to watch even if I don't think I'll buy the console. My gaming time is pretty reduced now so I don't see myself owning multiple systems. But still, it is pretty big news for the gaming world so I'll follow closely.

Jayvir

#7

Jayvir said:

I watch them all, but I have no interest in another Microsoft console. They really effed up last gen and I sold my 360 (which is something I never do). I was never more dissatisfied with a console ever. I still love my PS3/Wii U and plan on getting a PS4 when it releases assuming it lands at a reasonable price range.

Splat

#8

Splat said:

I don't consider either a Rival since I don't work for Nintendo. That said I won't be watching because Xbox has never interested me.

I will be sticking with my PS3 and might get a PS4 down the road. I will be passing on the Wii U do to their lack of 3rd party games.

kereke12

#9

kereke12 said:

REALLY nintendo life is this a joke no i hate xbox and i USED to like Sony as my secondary console

Squashie

#10

Squashie said:

@Blaze It may look like it, but actually no. I play Nintendo because I like their consoles and enjoy their games. I own an Xbox 360, but I barely play it because I don't find it innovative.

It's not so much just because of my love for Nintendo, it's just because I don't like what Sonic and Microsoft do.

CapnPancakes

#11

CapnPancakes said:

I don' have the means or the time to own more than one console. I'm still buying Gameube, Wii and DS games that I missed out on so I'm set as far as games go.

mshope10

#14

mshope10 said:

I'm a huge Nintendo fanboy.but I also owned and liked my 360 so I will watch the show cause I'm a gamer.

but unlike all the people who must have unlimited gaming time. I'm very happy with my wii u and the ten retail games I have for it so between them and future games it will keep me busy.

Noxia

#16

Noxia said:

As per post 1, I'm a gamer so Im interested in what everyone has to offer. I'm also an adult so don't fall into the fanboy category which many seem to do. These often result in absolutely cringeworthy posts.

datamonkey

#17

datamonkey said:

"Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Reveals?"

Er... isn't that a stupid question to ask on a gaming website?

Anyway not sure if I'll be getting a PS4 or Nextbox yet but maybe will know in a few hours!

MrWalkieTalkie

#18

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Wii U will be my main console this generation. I don't care about the best graphics anymore, I love unique ways to approach games! And my bro will get a PS4 because he's always loved Playstation and I like to play too sometimes. But we have a agreed hatred for Microsoft and their XBOX consoles.

Kyloctopus

#19

Kyloctopus said:

With everything getting leaked for Microsoft's new console, I don't expect anything immense. Yet I still greatly look forward.

DiSTANToblivion

#20

DiSTANToblivion said:

Watched the whole Playstation event and liked it though I have zero interest in Microsoft, nothing they do ever interests me.

beat

#21

beat said:

if i had the money. i'd buy all the ps and nintendo consoles. i dont really see the point of owning an xbox if you have a pc. well i dunno, i never got an xbox.

ThomasBW84Admin

#22

ThomasBW84 said:

From my perspective, I'll happily admit to being a Nintendo fan in the main, but I'm fascinated by new systems from rival systems. I also have to follow the wider games industry, because context is absolutely vital when writing about Wii U in particular.

Stupidly pricing is something I have an obsessive interest in, the one thing that won't be covered in all likelihood!

CanisWolfred

#23

CanisWolfred said:

@datamonkey Not really, when this is a Nintendo-only site.

I usually pay attention to the competition to see if they'll do anything to draw me in. Usually they're never successful, but even Nintendo has difficulty selling me on consoles right off the bat. I always wind up with at least two consoles eventually, though.

Guitardude7

#24

Guitardude7 said:

It's always good to be well informed about the competition. While I'll never even think about buying from Nintendos rivals, it's still exciting to see what they have to offer. And besides, NOT being informed on the other side would only lead one to be ignorant.

I'll be watching the Microsoft conference while playing my Wii U. Lets see what this eigth generation is going to be like. Let the best console win.

Oh and not that I have to tell too many Nintendo fans this since our fanbase is generally well mannered, but please be nice to the competition. Don't start any fights. We're gamers first. We should be just as excited as Microsoft fans are.

andjahiam

#25

andjahiam said:

watching but not interested in Microsoft... could care less about owning the system, more interested in seeing the presentation and exclusives. want to see if the graphics are mind blowingly better than current gen... if their not as realistic and as good as a top end pc what the heck is the point? they may be flashy but are they really that much better than 360?

Datasun_7

#26

Datasun_7 said:

I like Xbox, but the whole DRM rumours have really put me off. I have like no interest in it now, even if it is not actually drm . Ps4 and Wii u on the otherhand...

Daggo

#27

Daggo said:

With all the rumors surrounding the Xbox, if anything, this will be fun to watch!

ThomasBW84Admin

#29

ThomasBW84 said:

If anyone cares, I selected Wii U and PS4 for systems I'll own in the coming gen. I've had a Wii U since launch (obviously!) but was impressed by some of what the PS4 is doing — such as the Share button. That said, money is a big thing. If the PS4 has a daft price and I can't afford to buy that and keep up with the Wii U library, I'll likely skip it and stick with Ninty and odds-and-ends on PC.

To be honest, I think pricing is a big deal, and my console plans are fairly fluid as a result.

@Haxonberik I thought about that, but opted to stick with home consoles because of the context. PCs don't have "generations", I don't think, they're just constantly well ahead!

rmeyer

#30

rmeyer said:

I'm probably the only person in the world that likes the kinect and of course anything Nintendo. Since Sony never innovates I rarely have interest in their stuff.

Not to mention Sony has no identity and has a reputation for killing its brands that people thought were what defined them. Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil. Armored Core and even Final Fantasy. Just an over expensive dull brand in my opinion.

RedYoshi999

#31

RedYoshi999 said:

I'm curious to see what Microsoft does but not interested in buying it. I'm hoping some of the doom and gloom will go away after seeing what Microsoft is doing (seriously, the graphics can't be that much better than Wii U.)

andjahiam

#32

andjahiam said:

@Guitardude7 microsoft is only 3 rd gen... where do u start with generation if you start before artari 2600 were in the 10th or 11th gen easy...

SetupDisk

#33

SetupDisk said:

I just look up the stuff from after as neither seems interesting at all at this point. If Wii U loses too many mulitplatform and doesn't' have enough exclusives I might get a PS4 in about 4 years.

I don't give a flying hoot about GTA but if a new Red Dead was coming out and not to Wii U that would be some serious motivation.

CoAndy

#35

CoAndy said:

might get the new xbox eventually but no immediate plans as i have a load off Wii and xbox 360 games to catch up on : )

idork99

#36

idork99 said:

The only announcements I pay attention to are the ones that speak to Mii (me). Microsoft and Sony conferences don't excite me because they're not the gaming experiences I'm looking for. And although I do plan to own a Wii U one day, I'm not in a big hurry to try and get one at the moment. The only system I game with currently is a 3DS XL and that's perfectly fine with Mii :)

mozie

#37

mozie said:

Don't really regard any systems as rival's, prolly eventually get the nextbox and maybe ps4 depending on software/exclusives, was'nt impressed at all with ps4 reveal and not expecting the xbox one to excite me either. Either way ill probably wait until theres a few decent titles out, wont jump in at launch like i did with the u .

nomeacuerdo

#38

nomeacuerdo said:

Right now I'm only interested in the WiiU I got on January and the PS3 I just got this week. But it's reasonable to see what will offer the next Xbox, just to see how it will compare with the WiiU.

I would love that they come up with nothing impressive, so all the people that kept trashing the WiiU will retreat under their rocks.

Luigifan141

#39

Luigifan141 said:

Where's that "I plan to own the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox 720" option? I would've picked that, but I don't think I'll be picking up either system until later in their life cycles, unlike the Wii U which I got at launch.

Anyway, I'm not expecting much from Microsoft's conference today, but I'll watch it anyway because I'm curious on their next console, plus I support all three companies. I hope they don't brag about "social features" and make the Xbox 720 another entertainment-focused console, though.

HeatBombastic

#40

HeatBombastic said:

I'm going to stick with the Wii U only, unless they're some exclusives I really like. Knack looks great to me, but one exclusive isn't enough!

I never had a Microsoft console, so I maybe I'll buy one. Then again, it probably won't have many JRPG's... I'll need to see what games will be on the platform first, but for now, I'm with the Wii U.

Guitardude7

#41

Guitardude7 said:

@andjahiam I don't know how you classify generations but everybody in the gaming industry refers to this as the eigth generation of video game consoles.

Yosh

#42

Yosh said:

Dang, PS4 and the next box are gonna have an even worse game drought than the wii u is having, except sony has no amazing exclusives coming yet, and the x- box has the all new gun game, and a whole new halo, never seen that before

th3r3ds0x

#43

th3r3ds0x said:

I guess you can't own a ps4, nextbox, AND Wii U as that wasn't an option. I plan to have all 3. I love my Wii U but that's just because I love gaming and Nintendo. I'm looking forward to the new consoles too, going to such an awesome year for gaming!!!

Shiryu

#44

Shiryu said:

I manage to live the entire last gen with just a Wii, I think I will do just fine with the Wii U. But I am no zealot Nintendo fanatic, I'm always looking forward to see where the industry is heading. But I admit: Nintendo presentations always make my heart race and smile a lot more than Sony or Microsoft.

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#45

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

@ThomasBW84 #29 I completely agree. I usually go with Nintendo and Sony consoles. I'm a huge RPG fan, JRPG's in particular, and owning these two aforementioned consoles gives me what I need. Nintendo games are my favorite, but games like "Tales of" and "Ni no Kuni" are reasons enough for me to purchase a PS console.

HeyLuigi

#46

HeyLuigi said:

I dont have the money to be spending on all these consoles, but I'm always interested in where the industry is heading, so will be watching anyways :)

Buduski

#47

Buduski said:

This current gen i owned wii and xbox 360, but for next gen gaming I already own a wii u I just have to decide which would be a better second console, ps4 or nextbox... Still undecided, and even though I do support all gaming consoles in my opinion Nintendo still brings the most high quality software hands down and a great gaming experience for friends and family that get together.

TheEmerlLad

#48

TheEmerlLad said:

surprised there was no all own and all want option. Either way me and a buddy share all of the new gen consoles except PS4. That is where our memories is truly to ourselves.

jpfan1989

#50

jpfan1989 said:

At this time I am wii360, I'll be interested to see what Microsoft does next but I dont think i will be getting any new systems for a while.

dolock

#52

dolock said:

I have ps3. Got a Wii U at launch and will definitely buy a PS4. I'll watch the Xbox event tonight and then decide if I'll buy it or not. Why stick with 1 or 2 when you can have all next gen consoles?

Knux

#53

Knux said:

I watched most of the PS4 reveal and plan on buying it. I already own a Wii U. I might watch the Next Xbox reveal, but Microsoft is really going to have to go all out in order to convince me to buy their next console.

Bucbanzai

#54

Bucbanzai said:

Same here. I managed with just a Wii. I don't know if I will get a next gen console yet or not. I still have Wii games to get through, as well as a ton of PC games, and I play more on my 3DS than on any of my consoles. Once I see the pricepoints and features of all 3 I will decide. That's how I did it last time as well, and based on the motion controls and lower price point I went with the Wii. Don't regret it, as I've said I have more games now then I have time to play.

Yosher

#55

Yosher said:

I am and always will be a Nintendo fan. If it makes me a 'fanboy' for not being interested in either of the other two big guys, then so be it. Won't be watching the Xbox reveal, nor do I think my interest will be raised when I do happen to learn stuff about it. I'll stick to my Nintendo consoles, thank you.

Rafie

#56

Rafie said:

I'm a gamer. I don't hate on other systems like others here do. I would have picked the "own all 3 next gen systems" option, if there was one. Although I won't buy the new Microsoft console at launch, I will be picking up the PS4 at launch like I did the Wii U. Funny thing is...I picked up the Wii at launch and waited 2 years to get the other 2 consoles. LOL

Guitardude7

#57

Guitardude7 said:

@dolock Because money doesn't grow on trees. Essentially not having enough funds to support more than one console at a time is the sole reason why the console wars exist. If every gamer was rich we would probably have all 3 consoles in our homes. But due to how expensive consoles are along with the library of games needed to support them, consumers are forced to choose based on preference, experiance and overall satisfaction with their respective companies. Though if you have the money to afford all of this, more power to you.

Emaan

#58

Emaan said:

I still think new consoles are exciting, regardless of the fact that I'm probably going Wii U only this generation. I might get a PS4 though.

Einherjar

#59

Einherjar said:

@Blaze Even without fanboyism, i also cant find anything that makes these new consoles attractive, the same old stuff with shinyer graphics.
And in regards to the "Lets Play Station"...yeah, when your new feature is social connectivity and "live streaming"...count me out. I REALLY dont need stuff like that.
The rumors about the new xbox werent flattering either and to be honest, im not even interested enough to watch the reveal. Maybe another time, but im absolutely not hyped about these 2 new consoles, and that literally NEVER happend before.

MetalMario

#60

MetalMario said:

I have a 360, PS3 and Wii U, and I plan on at some point getting a new Xbox and PS4. Nintendo is my favorite but the others have fun experiences too.

Jaco

#61

Jaco said:

I definitely play the most on Nintendo Systems, but I also have some fun with the Playstation. I Don't like XBOX though... something about them running rareware to the ground, charging for online, and the attitude of the people who own them (not everyone, just the people I know that own only the xbox) Also I haven't been a fan of Microsoft lately

Late

#62

Late said:

I don't usually watch rival reveals but I thought I'd make exception today. I've watched Microsoft E3 before and I always get tired half way through and end up doing something else. I've never watched Sony reveals live since their E3 is always somewhere around midnight and I don't really care about their smaller announcements.

I don't really care what happens outside Nintendo news. With that said I don't hate Sony and Microsoft. They just don't have enough games I'd buy for their consoles. I've thought about getting PS2 which has enough games I'd like to buy and it's almost free nowadays but I have to wait a bit since there are so many good games coming soon.

bunnyking

#63

bunnyking said:

I buy Nintendo strictly for Mario Kart and that last Zelda game was mind blowing!

I'm getting a PS4, Destiny looks fantastic!

ungibbed

#64

ungibbed said:

I'd like to have only one mouth to feed this generation, but without EA and little western developer interest in the Wii U may force me once again to choose between an new Xbox or PS4 this generation.

dumedum

#65

dumedum said:

I had fun checking out "there is an xbox reveal today?" because I really didn't know. Usually, that stuff is for irony but it's great when it fits. Of course it's also because of my zero interest in it and the other console... pretty happy with the Wii U.

dumedum

#66

dumedum said:

@ThomasBW84 "but was impressed by some of what the PS4 is doing — such as the Share button." Sorry but I couldn't help laughing out loud, because this sounds like a parody to me. But it's nice if it really does appeal to some people. Good for you then. To me, it is hilariously ridiculous.

AVahne

#67

AVahne said:

I had a PS3 at the end of 7th generation, but only for a year. Traded it in for a Wii U.
So now this gen I'm just gonna rock a Wii U and a gaming PC. Along with 3DS, Vita, and a powerful smartphone.

Trikeboy

#69

Trikeboy said:

I'm staying up late to watch it. I did the same for Sony. I have no immediate plans to buy a new console but it might be worth it. PS4 didn't interest me, Microsoft might have something.

Blue-Thunder

#70

Blue-Thunder said:

I'll be keeping an eye on Sony & MS to see what their machines can do. At the moment I have a Wii U and I will be getting a PS4. I'm in no hurry. I could be swayed to Xbox if I taught it could do something special. I think every gamer should have a current Nintendo console and either a current Xbox or PS if they want to experience the best games.

C-Olimar

#73

C-Olimar said:

52% of people only want a Wii U? I though this was a real gamer's website -_-

Oh well, have fun with the like 5 truly great Nintendo games that will be released...

meatbinbanquet

#74

meatbinbanquet said:

Im interested to see what the new system can do, but wont be watching the reveal. Better things (monster hunter) to do

Trikeboy

#75

Trikeboy said:

Just want to say, major props to Nintendo Life for having this article up. The PS4 sister site, push square, has nothing.

TheRegginator

#76

TheRegginator said:

Thanks for ignoring PCs in the polls. It's not like anybody games on those or anything like that.

dumedum

#77

dumedum said:

just read about illuminiroom for the first time. well, this is a concept that's bee rolling for ages, and if Microsoft really does it, kudos to them. I always thought Nintendo will do this and have Mario light up the room and Miyamoto discussed it a few times.

If they do it, it's a nice new immersion, again basically showing that Nintendo and Microsoft can do innovation and Sony is just a lame needless duck. Maybe this console will take Sony out of the gaming business, which I will be happy about.

dumedum

#78

dumedum said:

@Trikeboy that's probably because afaik this is the only popular forum. No point directing traffic to non traffic from non traffic.

Ernest_The_Crab

#79

Ernest_The_Crab said:

I'll probably watch the reveal to see if it has any interesting features. Always nice to see what new tech is in store for us. Of course, I only have enough money for one console so I'll be sticking with the Wii U (and my gaming PC).

@Strongo9 I'm pretty sure there would be a lot of people that would choose the Wii U+PC combo so it is odd that it's missing from there (then again the question was just asking about systems).

Guitardude7

#80

Guitardude7 said:

@Stongo9 PC has nothing to do with consoles. It doesn't have different generations and always stays the same or changes depending on how you build it. It doesn't count.

Pokefanmum82

#82

Pokefanmum82 said:

i have a Wii right now but plan on upgrading to a Wii U hopefully by the end of the year. I will see if the next X Box has any games that I will like but probably won't be getting it day 1. Maybe some day down the road I will get it.

Yosher

#83

Yosher said:

@C-Olimar Just because someone only wants a Wii U it makes them less of a gamer, huh? Yeah, makes sense. Maybe you ought to look up the definition of the word gamer sometime.

Dinosaurs

#85

Dinosaurs said:

I'll be watching! I wont be getting one but i do hope its everything it needs to be to help keep the console scene alive along with PS4 and of course Wii U

nik1470

#86

nik1470 said:

@uximal sure i have a 60 in 1 Jamma arcade board all 1980's games. Nes, Snes, N64, GC, Wii, WiiU, Neo Geo, PS1, ps2, ps3, Xbox, 360, master system, megadrive, Saturn, Dreamcast, 2600, 520 st, c64 (what do these kids know about tapes) Amiga 1200

SparkOfSpirit

#88

SparkOfSpirit said:

PC and Wii-U is all I need for this generation. First party Sony and Microsoft games no longer interest me.

SuperCharlie78

#89

SuperCharlie78 said:

Definitely watching it, but not live.
BTW I'm not interested in the new XBOX at the moment, I'm planning to buy a PS4 though.

Williaint

#90

Williaint said:

@Yosher
I agree with you there. Maybe they should look up the word "hardcore" while they are at it (and not on some urban-lingo website).

I'm not interested in the Xbox, I'd sooner get a 3DSXL.
I'm still confused as to how people find it's controller so comfortable...
I'm also not even sure about getting a PS4; it's not really

Savino

#91

Savino said:

Sure!
I don´t care if fanboys kill each other! I want to have fun, no matter the brand!

psycoticdev1l

#92

psycoticdev1l said:

I'll definitely get a PS4 and Wii-U when games show up for them. Not sure about the Xbox, I'll wait till this press conference and possibly E3 to decide if I'll get it eventually.

SCAR392

#94

SCAR392 said:

I have the video up on screen, while on Nintendo Life on the GamePad. I plan on getting this, because it will most likely be more interesting than PS4 for me.

MEGAMAN_D

#95

MEGAMAN_D said:

Well I feel so let down by Nintendo (not the Wii U console itself, I think it's awesome) that I ended up trading in my Wii U due to lack of excitement and games.

I still have my PS3, and sony seem to have learnt from past mistakes and are going from strength to strength.

So if they carry on like they are then It's sony all the way for me.

Byron-3D

#96

Byron-3D said:

I have a wii and a 360, the 360 never gets used as I don't like alot I the games on it, my wii has a massive backlog of games I want to play through but spend most of my time on my 3ds. A wii u is on the cards for me and il prob pick one up a couple of months before the wave of big releases come so I can play through a few of the decent games that are available for it currently.

Bragoon

#97

Bragoon said:

I plan to buy a PS3 once the price goes down after the PS4's release, but I don't like the Xbox and I don't feel any urge to buy a PS4 at the moment. I've already got my Wii U though.

Bulbousaur

#102

Bulbousaur said:

I am unable to watch the Nextbox reveal, but I definitley would if I could. Even though I have no interest in Microsoft's consoles, multiplatform games are still going to be annouced, and I like scout out the 'competition'. Wii U and PS4 for me this generation :)

WingedSnagret

#103

WingedSnagret said:

Why the heck is it called xbox one? How does that even make sense? Not that Wii U's name is that great, but still...

Dinosaurs

#104

Dinosaurs said:

Xbox one kinda looks like if a big black creature crawled inside of an NES to me, lol

Dinosaurs

#108

Dinosaurs said:

It's not going be marketed for games/gamers first. That's the PS4's job. Xbox/relevantinmobileage

Trikeboy

#111

Trikeboy said:

They haven't mentioned a range for the motion capture I noticed. I don't want to sit in front of my family and keep shouting X Box to change stuff when I can push a button to do it.

Melkaticox

#113

Melkaticox said:

I just came from school, I wanted to watch it...
The new console is called 'Xbox One'...
... ... ...
I changed my mind.

Luigifan141

#116

Luigifan141 said:

Xbox One is the most stupid name I've ever heard for a console, even more so than the Wii U and Gizmondo.

Also, they seem to be focusing on the social aspects, as always. yawn

KnightRider666

#121

KnightRider666 said:

Screw Bill Gates and anything Xbox. He's a greedy piece of garbage and he can't make a console that doesn't break. I'm more than happy with my PS3 and 3DS XL at the moment, but I will more than likely pick up a Wii U at the end of the year when the price drops or there are bundle deals.

ikki5

#122

ikki5 said:

LOL, the Xbox one??? but... what about the first Xbox!! LOL

I think that is actually a worse than than the Wii U for sure. People got confused with the Wii U name, I am gonna bet people are gonna get confused with this Xbox name... Xbox one. lol I can just see it now Parents - to their kid "why would you want an Xbox One? wouldn't you want some more than the first Xbox?"

SkywardLink98

#123

SkywardLink98 said:

@CHECKit095 But you didn't say popularity, you said innovativeness. Motion control, voice commands, and multi-tasking (not to mention smartglass, there's a second screen!) are all just as innovative as the second screen on a Wii U.

Dinosaurs

#124

Dinosaurs said:

Lots of moving around shouting at the TV waiving your smart phone in the air just to open Netflix lol

The-Chosen-one

#125

The-Chosen-one said:

yeah i will watch it.
i wont be buying a new console for in maybe a year or two.
maybe i will end up buying the new xbox, because i Always hated the Sony playstation controllers, it really sucks.
as for wiiU, i have hope for that console, it only had a slow start, and for xbox they have alot of support, and the online on xbox works the best. second wiiU, the ps3 we had had to much lag.

i Always loved Nintendo games, they now how to do it. so that is why i have a wiiU, and the controller is just amazing.
so Nintendo and the next xbox for me.

-Crystalline-

#128

-Crystalline- said:

"Did you watch the sony PS4 reveal lately?"

Wtf? It has already been revealed? :O When? Weren't they supposed to do that at E3 only?

Daggo

#135

Daggo said:

I thought the EA's spokeman was going to say "Unprecedented Partnership"!

Dizzard

#136

Dizzard said:

I don't closely follow them however I frequent general gaming websites so I collect a general gist just when I'm casually browsing the latest news. I'm more interested in the games than the consoles themselves really. The consoles are just a means to an end.

For me right now it's all about the 3DS and PC. I haven't bought a Wii U yet and I'm not sure if I will in the near future.

Whopper744

#138

Whopper744 said:

EA....are you series? I hate to sound like a blind fan boy but I really can't stand that company.

ikki5

#139

ikki5 said:

oh no, EA takes the stage. lets see.....and they announce Shovelware Fifa will probably be the same as 13 and 12.... so then there will be 3 copies of the same game, just different roster :D

Trikeboy

#140

Trikeboy said:

HAHAHAHAHA!!! How can football get any less physical? It is a physical sport. I love when sports personalities with low IQ's try to make a speech.

C-Olimar

#142

C-Olimar said:

@BestBuck123 I'm a massive Nintendo fanboy myself, but there's no need to delude myself because of that!

@Yosher In my opinion, yes. Why would a true gamer limit themselves to a small fraction of the generation's best games?

@SetupDisk 55% of the people on this website can't afford 2 consoles? Unlikely...

C-Olimar

#144

C-Olimar said:

New Xbox is fricking ugly, but it has a flat top - great stand for my Wii U!
(Since Wii U is always on top for me)!
The PS4 mock up had a slanted top :(

Graphics from EA Sports games look nice and smooth but not that much of a step up...

FernandoMachado

#147

FernandoMachado said:

canny be fecked watching it but of course the news will arrive at my face over facebook and twitter so id rather wait x

Midnight3DS

#148

Midnight3DS said:

So far from the 'gamer' perspective, my socks aren't knocked off. The system can hold my hand, do my dishes and wash my car. Not what I'm looking for.

seronja

#150

seronja said:

i have ps3, xbox360 and wii u at the moment, but i will get ps4 probably at launch & the next xbox few years later... i bought my xbox 360 when the star wars limited edition came out & i will buy the next xbox when there is going to be the right limited edition for me ;)

Daggo

#157

Daggo said:

Xbox One graphic capabilities aren't any breathtaking so far, right now PC > XO

Trikeboy

#158

Trikeboy said:

Quantum Break just looked like a "blockbuster" end of the world movie trailer ala 2012. That wasn't a game trailer.

C-Olimar

#159

C-Olimar said:

@SetupDisk ...Consoles are more expensive in Europe, especially UK.
Obviously though, these new MicroSony consoles will be VERY expensive, but I'm pretty sure at some point down the line, in a few years time, most people will be able to afford them...

...and then the fanboys will buy a 3DSiXLPlus instead -_-

C-Olimar

#163

C-Olimar said:

Really not liking Xbox One so far...

Halo? Let me guess - "4 Halo games will be released in the first year of Xbox One, each one Haloier than the last!"

Trikeboy

#165

Trikeboy said:

Halo gets announced, but it isn't a game, it's a TV show. WHERE ARE THE GAMES!?!?!?!

FiveDigitLP

#168

FiveDigitLP said:

The hardware and technology behind it slightly impressed me more than the PS4, but I still don't get how they're getting by with showing so few games. Also, I'm sick of all this marketing speak and buzzwords. That's why I like Nintendo. They just seem real in their videos (well, at least Iwata, some of the NA execs not so much).

Trikeboy

#175

Trikeboy said:

Why are people applauding this crap? It is a games console and they haven't shown any games. They have spent an hour talking about how it changes TV.

Oh, oh, oh, yet another Call of Duty game (yawn)

Chomposaur

#179

Chomposaur said:

Which of the "next-gen" systems do you plan to own?
Just a Wii U

Feel sorry for the 54% of the NLife community

rjejr

#181

rjejr said:

I think many of are missing the point, Xbox One is the new Wii, everybody will buy 1, but nobody will buy any games, but Microsoft will charge $60 per year so fat lazy Americans (stereotype but true) can change the channel w/ their voice.

Apple was supposed to be working on a tv that does this, but now everybody will just buy an Xbox One.

BTW - It's called Xbox One - b/c "one console to rule them all" - tv viewer, music player, blu-ray player, and the occasional game. Not one console to rule other consoles, 1 console to rule the living room. Microsoft has been tryign to do this since WebTV about 100 years ago. They might succeed w/ X1. (I should trademark that.)

Also, Xbox One sounds like a spaceship to the moon adn AMericans still likve space travel.

WiiU should have advertised their version of Skype more.

Dogpigfish

#182

Dogpigfish said:

Bummer, good thing I bought a Wii U. That presentation was dreadful. Hopefully well see ilumiroom at e3.

Midnight3DS

#183

Midnight3DS said:

The 15 exclusives is all I cared about really, but that alone doesn't compell me. They'd have to be something special.

Man-in-Green

#184

Man-in-Green said:

Hey, at least they showed my favorite football team, The Giants. Seriously though, this is lame.EA games are nothing new, Call of Duty is nothing new, Quantum Break barely showed anything. Come on already.

Dinosaurs

#186

Dinosaurs said:

@rejr I think the presentation made it clear that "core gamers" are not the focus here but the casual/TV nation audience. That point would be hard to miss after presentation/reveal

FiveDigitLP

#187

FiveDigitLP said:

I haven't bought a single Call of Duty, but they're actually making this sound kind of interesting...at least, technology-wise.

OverturePT

#189

OverturePT said:

15 exclusives, how many Kinect bullcr*p there? Wii U and PC for me, maybe PS4 depending on games, but certainly not on launch.

Daggo

#190

Daggo said:

@Trikeboy Yeah, they applaud as if something amazing has occurred... I believe the audience is mainly Microsoft staff.

Well at least Call of Duty is going to move some millions of consoles.

Romeo

#192

Romeo said:

entertainment system...
just like ps

they've got NO good exclusives, none
this is just embarassing.. this has nothing to do with games anymore..
CoD, random racing/sports-games...new halo and that's it

pathetic -_-

Caryslan

#197

Caryslan said:

Was anyone really expecting Microsoft to show off all their games with E3 less then a month away? The main goal of this presentation was to show off the Xbox One's hardware and get the more mundane things out of the way. The games will be shown off at E3, mark my words.

Before everyone starts delcaring the Xbox One a failure with no games, keep in mind we're only a few weeks from E3. If that comes and goes and there are still no real games shown, then feel free to bash Microsoft.

But this was not going to be a showcase that had Halo 5, Fable IV, and games like that. This was to show off the Xbox One and get the hype machine going into E3.

Sony did the same thing with the PS4. While Nintendo has kinda moved away from E3 in favor of their Nintendo Directs, Microsoft, Sony, and other third-parties view E3 as a major event where they show off their games. The games will be shown at E3. Just wait for it.

This was just the prologue to the bigger show at E3.

BakaKnight

#198

BakaKnight said:

Damn, I forgot about this presentation >.>;

Gonna check it just for keep myself informed, but COD and ultra-detailed bruisings are not really my deal ^_^;

Trikeboy

#199

Trikeboy said:

@Caryslan Umm, the PS4 show was about 85% games. The only hardware they showed was the controller. You don't go to promote a games console without showing any games. There was nothing in that presentation that got me even remotely interested in Xbox One.

Daggo

#201

Daggo said:

The grand reveal today was: All Xbox One does, PC does it better...

Let's wait for the exclusives!

Man-in-Green

#202

Man-in-Green said:

Kind of an abrupt ending. I thought they said actual they were going to show gameplay for COD, not cinematics?

rmeyer

#203

rmeyer said:

Xbox one introducing only one game you care about and btw it'll be on all the other consoles too

ikki5

#204

ikki5 said:

yep, Xbox one, I don't care... I'll stick with my Wii U and PS4 (provided it is not way over priced)

Jayvir

#205

Jayvir said:

They only really showed two games... the rest was TV nonsense. Call of Duty looked pretty awesome, but we even get that on Wii U so it's nothing special. Quantum Break was just glorified TV, complete with live action. Then they just pushed the Halo TV and the assorted TV features. I just don't care for that stuff. I'm not impressed

SkywardLink98

#207

SkywardLink98 said:

@Jayvir It won't look nearly as good as it does on the Xbox though. They focused on graphics and non-gaming features so they could put all their games on show at E3.

Peach64

#208

Peach64 said:

I think focusing on this casual multimedia stuff is a mistake. Yes, okay, they had huge success in going after that demographic with 360, but not at launch. Hardcore gamers buy consoles at launch, and this show wasn't aimed at hardcore games. Having said that, 15 exclusives for launch including 8 new IPs is a statement that has me interested, so I'll wait for E3 before passing judgement.

Unit_DTH

#210

Unit_DTH said:

I just got done watching the Xbox One reveal and I'm noticing a distinct lack of gaming in the reveal. It seems that M$ is looking to capitalize more on the "smart TV" thing than to actually bring gamers more, new, gaming experiences. I like some of the stuff from the reveal, but the lack of games and the direction of the console to be more of a tv/movie hub is a real deal breaker for me, plus I don't give a hoot about anything having to do with sports. I will keep a close eye on what new IPs they are bringing to the console though.

Omarsonic9

#211

Omarsonic9 said:

If xbox allows me to play offline, and doesn't have too many gimmick features and has fun games and backward compatibility, i'll get it for sure.
Let's hope for the best!

Trikeboy

#212

Trikeboy said:

I'm perfectly happy with my Wii U and PS3. I don't need these "Next Gen" piles of crap. To the people saying "wait for E3", you are right, games will probably be shown then. However, why produce this reveal, which is designed to generate hype if you are going to talk about everything other than games when it is a games console?

Royalblues

#214

Royalblues said:

It is always a good idea to keep an eye on the latest technology. I know they will both have amazing games.

DarkCoolEdge

#219

DarkCoolEdge said:

Nah, I don't care about xbox. To me it is the worst of the big three because its few exclusive titles and the fact that I don't like any of them.

Right now I am only going to buy a WiiU. Maybe in a couple of years I'll get a ps4. I don't have much time and if I have to choose, I stick with Nintendo games.

Peach64

#220

Peach64 said:

@SchamMan89 Really? Well that's not so impressive. I mean, 15 amazing exclusives would be great, but they won't all be fantastic. I can't wait for E3. There should be some amazing announcements for all 3 consoles.

SetupDisk

#222

SetupDisk said:

@C-Olimar
I hope I wasn't coming across as rude. Maybe I was part of the problem with the poll as even though I stated I can see myself getting a PS4 eventually in the comments I voted for Wii U only because I have it now and have no plans to set aside money for PS4 anytime soon. Maybe I took "plan" too literally.

ricklongo

#223

ricklongo said:

I did watch it - I always try to. However, I doubt I'll be owning any dedicated console this generation other than the Wii U (and my beloved 3DS, of course). I really don't care for any of the XBox / PS4 exclusives (their game reveals today failed to strike a nerve with me by a mile... Forza? Halo? Not my cup of tea), and I got my PC for non-Nintendo gaming.

Trikeboy

#224

Trikeboy said:

@SkywardLink98 Xbox One buyers will be hardcore gamers, where was the hook for them in that turd of a presentation? The machine is a PC, plain and simple. Hardcore gamers who want all the features the Xbox One has to offer will most likely already own a gaming PC. I know I do.

SuperSah

#225

SuperSah said:

I'm a hardcore Nintendo fan, but man, Wii U needs to backflip 100 times to keep up now..

datamonkey

#226

datamonkey said:

Unless the exclusive games blow me away for Xbox One at E3, I'm gonna get a PS4 to go alongside my Wii U.

I have had both Xbox's to date but I think Sony seem to be catering more towards gamers while it seems MS are looking at Entertainment first.

ThumperUK

#227

ThumperUK said:

Now we find out why EA was having a hissy fit about the WiiU.

It has obviously entered into a financial agreement with Microsoft to bring its annual sports shovelware onto the XBox. I'm really really devastated that I'll miss out on these games......now gimme Pikmin3 !!

rjejr

#228

rjejr said:

Microsoft had stated and/or leaked that today was part 1 of a 2 part presentation, the first part today covering hardware and the 2nd part at E3 covering software. Hence no big new game news. Like the ND last week :-)

I forgot to add ESPN, the NFL, and fantasy sports to thing Americans really care about. MS's biggest hurdle selling X1 may be convincing people it doesn't run Windows 8.

What sports/tv/internet addict doesn't want one of these hooked up to their tv? I don't remember too many people killing Nintendo for WiiTV. Well maybe the EU who didn't get it.

And people who want to browse the web while playing games or watching tv will deal with always on.

Microsoft didn't cover today - price, always on, piracy. They did keep saying "cloud' over and over again so maybe always on is true.

Williaint

#232

Williaint said:

XBOXone "Because we want to be in a monogamous relationship with your TV"

Did that just colour an NES black, put Siri and TVii on Windows 8, and connect it to Kinect? REVOLUTIONARY! Especially the controller, which doesn't seem to be even as 'intelligent' as Sony's next endeavour... Oh wait, I forgot about
"Boosted Poly count" seems to be thrown around a little too much, these days. They should learn the term "uncanny valley".
"I can't wait to create my own fantasy NFL league! Oh wait, I don't watch NFL!" I'd rather play ACTUAL football. Or actual football.
All of the speakers seemed really dull, and unexcited... Maybe they could have captured that on one of their motion captured devices.
15 exclusive games by the first year? Nintendo promised something like that...

LetsGoRetro

#233

LetsGoRetro said:

@Luigifan141 why would you have picked the option that included not planning on owning a wii u when within the same paragraph you say you picked it up at launch? :p

Unit_DTH

#235

Unit_DTH said:

@rjejr I'm american and I don't give a darn about anything pertaining to sports...period. So none of today's announcements were enticing me into the X1.

Dinosaurs

#236

Dinosaurs said:

If you buy used games from GameStop then that used game fee will be a problem for them since they only take off like $5 on top games

MrGawain

#237

MrGawain said:

I only saw a bit and read the wrap up, but again things that really matter to it's fans- cost, always online, games, seem to be a bit vague. I get the feeling it may take a lot of development time and money to have something actually worthwhile to play on either the Xbox or PS4. People will expect every game to be AAA because of how powerful it is, but just 'because it can', doesn't mean developers 'will'- especially with several having a nightmare with triple A's cost recently. Having this with a small customer base could make things a bit lean in the early months- just like the Wii U.

As for using it as an all 'in one entertainment centre', I question why that's a good thing? Don't most gamers already own a Bluray, CD player, and all the other bits? If you rely on one machine and it has an unfortunate accident, your left with nothing but your yoyo and Rubik's cube.

I'm satisfied with my Wii U I think.

ThumperUK

#238

ThumperUK said:

PS3 was a success primarily because it was the cheapest way to get blu-ray at the time, now the players are so cheap it means nothing. I do with MS & Sony would stop with all this home entertainment nonsense.

If the rumours about having to pay to play 2nd hand games is true, I suspect the rings of death for this machine.

MrPanic

#239

MrPanic said:

Well, I gotta say that the xbox just sold me on a PS4. Microsoft just doesn't get it, either just add useless stuff I never wanna use or putting features on it that I'll never get to use since it US only. I still have to get a WiiU first anyway so I don't need neither of those two anyway, but xbox just loved it up for me so when the time comes I'll go for the PS4.

SkywardLink98

#241

SkywardLink98 said:

@Melkaticox Actually it's Kinect Adventures. Then Cod:Black Ops, then Halo, more CoD, Minecraft, GoW, GoW2, Halo: Reach, Grand Theft Auto, CoD, Fable II, etc. Graphics help, but gameplay is a priority for all gamers, but Nintendo fanboys act like they're the only ones because the Wii didn't impress graphically.

DarkNinja9

#243

DarkNinja9 said:

well watched it seemed ok boring sports talk more then anything watched it on my wii u so yey no lag!

Daggo

#244

Daggo said:

Was the reveal stream international? Or it was different on every continent a lá Nintendo Direct?

C-Olimar

#245

C-Olimar said:

@SetupDisk No, not at all rude!
And I'm sure a great deal of the Wii U only people are like you, and will probably get another console eventually...

The_Fox

#246

The_Fox said:

People here crap their pants (figuratively and possibly literally) whenever anything negative is posted about the Wii U and then fall all over themselves to blindly rage against the competition. Delightful.

Peach64

#247

Peach64 said:

With regards to the polls, ever since I left school and got a job, I'll buy all the consoles. I never want to go back to the days of making one choice, and then having to try and convince myself I made the right one. I'd much rather know that when a great game is released, I can go and buy it, and not sit about casting envious glances at another console.

I don't actually have a PS3 yet, but I'll be picking one up around the time PS4 launches. Then I'm perfectly content to wait a year or two before picking up a console from this gen. The first years are usually pretty barren, but picking a console up during it's 2nd holiday period usually works out well.

Mqblank

#248

Mqblank said:

Microsoft & Sony better have something special planned for E3 as at the minute Nintendo will 'Win' E3 without even having a presentation. If they have playable Smash Bros, Mario Kart, New 3D Mario and a few other surprises it is theirs for the taking.

Unit_DTH

#249

Unit_DTH said:

I live in a very rural area of the country, so the cloud gaming ability is not something I would call "viable" for my internet service. I can game online, but my internet speeds are unreliable at best. Most of the features they showed today really just don't have the "unplugged" feel to them that I need in order to buy a "gaming console". E3 is going to be interesting, since almost no games were shown today.

SetupDisk

#251

SetupDisk said:

When I got my PS3 it was the golden time. I got a crapload of best of editions for 20 to 30 bucks with all of or most of the DLC included. Good times. If had gotten the system new plus the games at release it would have been incredibly expensive. Instead I ended up with about 50 + games for the price of 20 to 30 if you include DLC cost.

Unit_DTH

#252

Unit_DTH said:

@Mqblank Let's not get hasty. We haven't actually seen all the offerings for the other consoles and the exclusives, so let's not jump the gun on who is winning E3 just yet.

Trikeboy

#253

Trikeboy said:

@Mqblank Agreed, Nintendo has the console already on the market and has system selling software ready to be shown at E3. I'm not counting Sony or Microsoft out yet but there is a lot of ground to cover by both companies. Nintendo is in a strong position this year.

scrubbyscum999

#254

scrubbyscum999 said:

I look at the headlines, though I didn't know the reveal was today. Not too interested in Xbox and Im lazy.

AJTsuki

#255

AJTsuki said:

Far more impressed with the TV integration than the console. They didn't show much gamewise, which makes me feel games are losing priority on the system. At the end of the day, I still would rather have a dedicated console that plays Nintendo games than a Cable DVR Roku Xbox hybrid that plays COD.

The_Fox

#256

The_Fox said:

I've noticed your last poll doesn't have a "planning to buy all three" option. Admittedly that wouldn't include many people but still....

Trikeboy

#259

Trikeboy said:

If you listen closely, you can hear Shigeru Miyamoto, Reggie Fils Aime and Satoru Iwata clinking champagne glasses.

AceTrainerBean

#260

AceTrainerBean said:

I love Nintendo but I don't believe in all these game console wars they are ridiculous gaming should be about fun regardless of what system you own not petty internet arguments that nobody ever wins. I remember when I would go to my mates house and play his gamecube and he would come play my ps2 and we didn't fight over who was better we just played the games and thought the different controllers were cool.

Varia01

#264

Varia01 said:

That Xbox One is pretty, eeh, LEGENDARY. The new and more accurate kinect sensor really makes things awesome. Multi-taskin' is also great. The size of the thing is just incredible, and did you see the near real graphics for some of the upcoming games? I mean, Call of Duty Ghosts (Sorry if I'm spoiling a new Call of Duty game) had graphics that was greater than anything I have ever seen; they got every detail of well... EVERYTHING.

I did not see the PS4 presentation and had little interest in it.

I can't wait for Nintendo to blow my socks off with its upcoming titles. I am highly anticipating a number of titles (Sonic: The Lost Worlds, Mario and Sonic at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, the new Mario 3D title, and much more). The E3 deal could hopefully lead to an Wii U Metroid game. I'm hoping for another first-person Metroid game. The Metroid Prime trilogy seems to have the only first I have ever liked, and the like of Prime 1, 2, and 3 is VERY large (Well, I personally think that all three titles are near perfect).

The news about the VERY high-tech Xbox One is very incredible and I can't wait to learn more. I can't wait for the new Nintendo games too.

Mqblank

#265

Mqblank said:

@Unit_DTH Oh yeah, I know they will have some awesome stuff lined up for E3, it's just that when Ninty announced they were not putting on a Press Conference some people believed they were admitting defeat to the 2 new offerings from MS & Sony whereas I think they will show off some spectacular games compared to the other systems 'Features' (TV shows, All-In-One Entertainment solutions etc). E3 will be very interesting this year...

FritzFrapp

#266

FritzFrapp said:

Xbox (The Last) One. Legendarily AWFUL design – colossal and misguided. No BC, need to buy permission to play used games, and MANDATORY Kinect? They'll be queuing up not to buy this thing.

jorgem696

#267

jorgem696 said:

I watch them and I think it makes me expamd my gamer mind I dont want to be one of those X-Box kids that they just " the xbox is better " you ask them why and the only answer that they say is "because it has better online multy player" and that just pisses me off

uximal

#268

uximal said:

@nik1470
I salute you brother, Now that's a true gamer's collection.
By the way I have never seen a C64 ,I just had an Atari 2600, what about Portable games?

hydeks

#270

hydeks said:

I watch them to see what everyone is bringing to the table. So far, I'm really appreciating the Wii U alot more lol OMG, wasn't that Xbox One reveal so poopy! Look at that system and controller! How plain and ugly! No touchpad/ screen either? WTF?!

jon45030

#271

jon45030 said:

i dont plan on watching it at all because i dont think stealing other peoples ideas are cool. besides i allready have a nextgen console my wii u! ill stick with nintendo and pc

The-Chosen-one

#273

The-Chosen-one said:

lol, now when i have seen both, ps4 and xbox one, i am really glad with my wiiU, it doesnt add anything new, its the same as current gen..
it looks like graphics arent getting any better from 360/wiiU/Ps3 man o man.
They all have another shot at E3. and Nintendo can go all out now. but still this presentation was better than the ps4 anouncement. and did i hear it clearly? FIFA 14 exclusive for xbox One?

Silverbullet89

#275

Silverbullet89 said:

I buy consoles for games. Hence why I will own both a WiiU and PS4. With those two and a computer (which everyone owns), there's nothing important I'll be missing out on.

Smitherenez

#276

Smitherenez said:

I laughed really hard at the unprecedented partnership part of EA. I thought the presentation was boring and disappointing.

FritzFrapp

#277

FritzFrapp said:

nik1470 said:
I own 20 consoles and an arcade machine do I get a prize!

Nice collection. But you only get runner-up at best.

Deadstanley

#279

Deadstanley said:

Xbox One definitely will dominate the TV entertainment integration landscape. I don't see the WiiU-TV holding a candle to what Xbox One will offer. That being said, it looks like the Xbox One demographic will be more aligned with casual entertainment users, with hardcore gaming as a not so distant afterthought. I think they know that the hardware will be able to support whatever the times require for gaming. This is a good untapped area for them to try and dominate in, and I applaud what they've done with entertainment so far via Xbox Live.

Personally, I think I'll be sticking to the WiiU just because I'm not interested in these new entertainment options. One thing that draws me to Nintendo is the quality of the first party titles, and of course Virtual Console. With all the junk arcade games on XBLA and PSN, Nintendo VC could never lose. I've never found a franchise I enjoyed as much as those created by Nintendo.

WoodyC

#281

WoodyC said:

Nintendo have until Christmas to show me why I should keep their console, because frankly, it's been a terrible purchase on my part. "Let's release a Games Console without any games." Great job, Nintendo. Awesome idea.
Unless they have some baddonkey aces up their sleeve, I'll be selling mine off cheap and getting one of the true Next Gen Consoles. Simples.

WiiLovePeace

#283

WiiLovePeace said:

I always watch over each console reveal with an open mind to all. & this time like every other time I've chosen Nintendo. The other two companies don't have the exclusives that I'm interested in, albeit their technology does look very impressive. I will most likely buy a PS4 in a few years when its got a few exclusives under its belt that I want to play (like I did with PS3, I didn't get one until a few months before the release of Uncharted 3). But I'm definitely going to keep an eye on what the xbox one's 15 first party exclusives will be.

armoredghor

#285

armoredghor said:

You know, I'd like to watch the xbox reveal, but seeing as they don't know how to make a proper live stream compatible for later viewers, I won't be. The video is now .2 fps and if you pause and play it jumps to the end of the video and the buffer doesn't keep track of already loaded video. Worst piece of software I've seen in years!

WoodyC

#286

WoodyC said:

@LzQuacker I think so :) I mean, patience sorta fcuks off after you spend £300 on a console at launch, only for retailers to knock it down to anywhere between £150 to £200 just a few short months later, because they are fully aware no one intends to buy the stock they've got in their warehouses without games to put in the damn things.

ejamer

#287

ejamer said:

Very interested in finding out more details about PS4/XBox One because I'm not yet sure what console I'll have next generation - if I have one at all.

However, today's presentation is definitely making XBox One the underdog in that decision. Always online, no renting/sharing/trading games without big fees attached, and (probably increased?) annual fees for XBox Live access? No thanks! Unless MS is saving the good news for later, this is one piece of hardware I can do without.

tanookisuit

#288

tanookisuit said:

As limiting genre wise as the first xbox was and how the second one while more expanded was a ticking time bomb on top of being the only to charge to use multiplayer games while others included it I've not paid a lick of attention to the MS reveal as I have zero intent on ever supporting them due to their decisions. PS4 is a possible, down the line, as Sony loves to ask too much cash for their systems but they do have 1st and 2nd party stuff that's just unavoidably fun while I can't say that for MS as I have no interest in Halo at all or the few others. Annoyingly I think in 2-3years time it will be like this dying generation of Nintendo for their games and some cool exclusives, then PS4 to get the stuff childish excuses based in fantasy made developers shove on the other along with the exclusives it gets.

Dpullam

#291

Dpullam said:

I'm still not certain which two systems I will end up buying for the new generation of games, and unfortunately Microsoft's reveal of the new Xbox One didn't change that stance. I'm sure that E3 will finally determine which ones I will buy once and for all though.

Regardless, it is seeming very likely that I will buy a Wii U first since that system is set up very well later this year. I'm just glad I decided to hold off on getting a Wii U until more games started being released. It is certainly going to pay off once I finally buy one!

SpriteKing

#292

SpriteKing said:

Oh boy, another box that plays games.
I don't care about the consoles at all. The games are really the only thing that matters for me.

SomeBitTripFan

#293

SomeBitTripFan said:

I might watch it, not that I ever plan on getting Nextbox/Durango/720/Infinity. XBOX has no variety and few exclusives that interest me. I'd just use a PC before getting one. I'm watching to see what it will be like and what Nintendo will be up against. I'm considering a PS4 for its exclusives.

citizenerased

#294

citizenerased said:

Xbox One announcement was depressing as hell. 6 games shown, 4 of which EA sports games (multiplatform, mind you). A racer that doesn't interest me, and a (multiplatform) shooter in Call of Duty (impressive trailer, one must say).

Nothing innovative; Kinect fully integrated as expected.

I'm sure sport aficionados in the US will be picking this up, but I'll be sticking to the Japanese consoles as always. Eff realism, stop talking about that. I don't want realism. I want unrealistic, mind-blowing settings that can only appear in video games.

timp29

#295

timp29 said:

I'll be waiting for the highlights. Unfortunately real life responsibilities limit my ability to watch these things.

MAN1AC

#296

MAN1AC said:

@timp29
Same here.
I'll probably check Youtube and IGN later tonight for the details like I do with all these things.

Kirk

#297

Kirk said:

I've watched all of the presentations live.

I follow all of the information that comes out for all the consoles.

So far I think the PS4 is looking like the more exciting system but I'd really have to see all 3 in their final form to decide.

I'm just not sure the Wii U has what it takes to really compete with the other two consoles to be honest.

bizcuthammer

#298

bizcuthammer said:

I watched all three of them get revealed now and can easily say xbox one was the worst. Theres just so much i hate about it and its features and very little i like. And i'm not anti-xbox. I owned both the original and the 360. But there are too many anticonsumerist features on xbox one, and theres no way i can afford all three consoles, so xbox has officially been crossed off my wishlist.

The PS4 reveal was the best. It focused on gaming, which is the most important thing to me, and it seems to offer every type of gamer something neat. My only hesitation on it is the price. I wont buy any system for more than $400, but i have a feeling the ps4 is going to start at at least $450 if not $500. If it does, i'll be waiting for a steep price drop like PS3 eventually got.

Wii U's event was somewhere in the middle of the other two. I didnt hate it, but nothing really got me pumped up. But i definitely saw the potential for really cool games on it, and i always know nintendo will be bringing mario, zelda, smash bros, metroid, etc. So i knew i'd get it eventually. I ended up getting a good deal on it from a friend who won one from a raffle at her job. She doesnt really play games, and knew i wanted it so she sold the deluxe model to me for $225. I figured that was a pretty good deal, so i went for it and dont regret it.

DarkKirby

#299

DarkKirby said:

I'll watch it if I hear it's worth watching afterwards. I have grown past console loyalty, I am now a skeptic of every company and am in it for good games.
Apparently this is what I heard the Xbox One reveal was about.

http://tinyurl.com/k2ht2ce

That said, I have always found Microsoft's yearly subscription fee to use their games online complete ludicrous and only think it's justified for hardcore FPS multiplayer fans which the 360 has the largest community for.

GiftedGimp

#300

GiftedGimp said:

I got fedup with Microsofts Games come second approach that slowly evolved on 360, after seeing the reveal I see the direction is set to continue. Coupled with other factors like having to Pay to play second hand or borrowed games Xbox 1 is a definate all time No for me.
I've still Not seen anything that swayed me to buy a Ps4. I have a Ps3 but only ever play Rocksmith and Since the Ps4 is backward compatible only on games available via cloud I wouldn't be able to play it without suffering the latency issues associated with cloud gaming so there's no point for me. plus there's a possibility that Sony will follow Ms's lead in yes you can play used/borrowed games but for a fee.
I've not played Pc games for over a decade, but I think I will start saving and get myself a decent pc gaming rig for any major titles i'm intersted that don't come to WiiU.
On the plus side, WiiU will start to look a lot more attractive to a lot of current 360/Ps3 gamers.

EvisceratorX

#301

EvisceratorX said:

Well this has solidified my stance of buying ps4 over xbox one. Charging a fee for preowned games is a complete dealbreaker. Just like last gen, playstation will emerge as the better of the 2 high powered consoles. Meanwhile, I'm gonna go enjoy my wii u.

GiftedGimp

#302

GiftedGimp said:

@jpfan1989 Its Not. To be fair nor is the Ps4. Sony are getting round this by allowing ps4 owners to stream Ps3 games via cloud. What ps3 games will be available remains to be seen.

C7_

#303

C7_ said:

They announced 1 new IP, 5 sports games, and a Call of Duty coming to other platforms. This console is just a beefed up 360, it has no new innovations and is a multipurpose TV box which the public already owns. It's not backwards-compatible and has Anti-used software.

This actually strengthened my interest in the PS4, because as far as I'm concerned the Xbox One is a joke to people who actually play the 360. You can try and beef up the Kinect all you want, it's built on a flaw that assumes that people are comfortable doing movements with holding tools that people have evolved to use.

mookysam

#304

mookysam said:

That was awful. Really, really awful. The focus on tv and kinect was disappointing, the lack of games even more so. Baffling, even, given that it is supposed to be a games console. The expected confirmation that used games will require an activation fee was just the icing on the cake, frankly. In contrast I was very impressed with the PS4 reveal and its focus on games.

taffy

#305

taffy said:

The Xbox One console is massive in size. I think i'll wait for the Wii U to go down in price and stick with that, in no rush though still trying to clear my Wii collection. Also read the latest Iwata asks talking to the guys from N.E.R.D... makes me believe they are going to increase the media functions of the Wii U

Lunapplebloom

#306

Lunapplebloom said:

I own both a Wii U and a PS3, though there is one difference. That being I went and got the Wii U right away, but waited about 3 and a half years before getting a PS3. I wanted it mostly to have a Blue-ray player that could do a few HD games I had been looking at for a while on the side. I'll probably do the same thing with the PS4, give it some time to get some games I want, and for the price to drop, before even consider getting it.

The Xbox brand doesn't interest me at all, so I'll be continuing to steer clear of them for now.

citizenerased

#308

citizenerased said:

Wow just read some of the rest of the news... you have to pay a fee for second-hand games, Kinect is a necessary attachment and it's not backwards compatible. Ouch.

WildMan

#309

WildMan said:

Looks I'll be rockin a Wii U and Xbox One this gen!
EDIT- It's so depressing looking at the comments here..

thepitt

#310

thepitt said:

Rival Consoles? That's like back in the day when one argued if the Genesis was better then the SNES? Meh.

Games are what I'm after. I don't care what console they are one. If you've got at least 1 good game I want then I might as well buy the console.

I don't discriminate.

bassoongoon

#311

bassoongoon said:

I don't get the appeal of playstation. On some level I can see the fun of an XBOX, but I can't see myself ever owning a Sony console.

I will probably look up details of the rival consoles out of curiosity. I am interested to see what Microsoft is throwing into the fray.

Gaming is an expensive habit; I think I'll just stick with my Wii U (and soon a 3DS as well).

ajcismo

#312

ajcismo said:

I'm curious about the new Xbox, but with skimming though the comments and some of the specs posted on other sites, I'm not keen on several of its features. I'll admit though, I haven't digested it all yet, and since there still isn't a price announcement, I'm skeptical of an early purchase of the console.

As far as Sony is concerned, I couldn't possibly care less about what they do. Hate does not describe well enough how I feel about their never-changing-hand-cramp of a controller.

Think I'll be sticking to my Wii U for quite a while.

uximal

#313

uximal said:

Things I have picked up from the X-box one reveal:
1. Have RAM 8 GB --- A+
2. Cloud based gaming compatible.----- A
3. Its not backward compatible. (ouch)----- D
4. The system cannot function without kinect. (why Microsoft why!!!)---- E
5. Call of Duty: Ghosts looks awesome. ------- B+
6. Have to pay up for used games. (Bad idea for second hand market.)---- E
7. Sony stock up 9% after Xbox one reveal ----- hmmmm
Overall score --- meh
Conclusion - This generation is will stick to PS4 , WiiU n' 3DS

Henmii

#314

Henmii said:

The only thing I saw a few minutes back is that it is called Xbox One, and that it looks like a very cheap, unremarkable box!!

But of course it's the price, power, and games that matter!!

DustyCartridge

#315

DustyCartridge said:

After watching the reveal I feel that little bit more confident in the Wiiu's future. I can imagine this event has gave Nintendo the little kick up the booty it needs. The Xbox one sure has the specs! But my god it stinks of depression lol

The Wii U may not have the specs, but what it lacks under the hood, it gains in pure unadulterated Nintendo imagination and magic.

nik1470

#316

nik1470 said:

Thanks man,
A C64 uses cassett types like in a walkman. The games take around 30mins to load. If I'm honest you didn't miss much.

I still own a gameboy and game gear I had a limited edition final fantasy 7 PSP for a while and i did always want an Atari Lynx but to be honest I'm not a massive handheld fan probably not the smartest thing to say on a Nintendo based website with the popularity of the 3DS right now.

TwoSmoove

#318

TwoSmoove said:

Looks pretty cool, but am I the only one who got an "always on" feeling from the features shown? I don't really mind it, but I imagine those who don't or can't use Internet will.

nik1470

#319

nik1470 said:

Xbox one reaction - wow that's a really big box, seriously you'd need to take the roof of your house and air lift that thing in.

P-Gamer-C

#321

P-Gamer-C said:

Well i just saw the xbox1 and it destroys the wii u [like everyone expected]8 new ips not the same rehashes over and over again sony really has there work cut out for them and if your just sticking with nintendo that would be a huge mistake

MundaneName

#322

MundaneName said:

I don't get why anybody would NOT watch a reveal of a non-Nintendo console.
I was always under the impression that gamers, like you and I, are playing games for the experiences and not for petty allegiances to certain companies or consoles.
Fanboyism is nothing but silly people trying to justify their purchases to other people and to themselves.

P-Gamer-C

#323

P-Gamer-C said:

A brand new game engine for call of duty and i must say its impressive i expected soft to keep doing the low 1st party titles and just keep up the great 3rd party support i was wrong and that new konect looks awsome next gen starts now for real this time

P-Gamer-C

#324

P-Gamer-C said:

Real gamers should watch every reveal to see whats out there because all consoles are not created equal e3 is coming to now i see y nintendo left it was a smart move the big 3 are ps4 xbox1 and PC

Daggo

#325

Daggo said:

@MundaneName Well, people could NOT watch the game reveals because they aren't much interested on consoles per se, but the games that are coming later and so they just get the console and buy games on release day with almost no information whatsoever, but yeah I get your point, just saying!

ToxieDogg

#326

ToxieDogg said:

How does it 'destroy' the Wii U? The majority of that reveal was focused on pushing Xbox One as a media hub, and (seemingly) a new way to watch TV, which I don't care about. And then there was a snippet of CoD Ghosts which looks barely any different to any other CoD game. And none of the 'new' franchises have been revealed yet, let alone the price of the console. Seems like all game will have mandatory installs and tied to a single account too, by the looks of it. Not sure how this affects preowned yet, but it's rumoured that MS will be charging a 'preowned fee' to install a preowned (or borrowed) game to other consoles. The next gen console war hasn't even started yet.

AcesHigh

#327

AcesHigh said:

Of course! Nintendo is by far my favorite hardware manufacturer and software developer. But there is definitely room for other hardware and types of games that Nintendo doesn't supply. No biggie.

P-Gamer-C

#328

P-Gamer-C said:

If nintendo is your favorite hardware manufacturer u only game on it and are used to less features and games and less options in general

G3ry

#330

G3ry said:

WII U AND PC!!! ps4 for me is not an option, i rather go for a ps3 (though im not into its exclusives), even some games on the ps4 will be on ps3.Plus backwards comatibility is not so clearly confirmed so at the time ps4 is just graphics with a new controller. xbox...no.
I really hope Wii U goes like the 3DS and starts selling and getting 3rd party support after the first party titles are out!
PLEASE SUPPORT 3RD PARTY TITLES ON WII U & 3DS!!!

P-Gamer-C

#331

P-Gamer-C said:

i have never been a huge fan of the xbox but i must admit they did everything i wanted them to do and more

P-Gamer-C

#332

P-Gamer-C said:

@G3ry Doesent look like that third party support will be coming they will be focusing on next gen wii u should work to get a big chunk out of the indie market

P-Gamer-C

#334

P-Gamer-C said:

They won with those awsome konect features how on the fly u can be in a sype call watch a movie or watch the game and then jump into your video game the sport heads are going to lose there minds with all these cool new features first time i have been wowed by soft in a long time current gen has gotten played out its time to move on and asend

ToxieDogg

#335

ToxieDogg said:

http://kotaku.com/you-will-be-able-to-trade-xbox-one-games-online-micros-509140825

Interesting read. Seems that if you want to play someone else's game disc (ie you borrow it from a friend) or you buy a preowned disc, then you have to pay THE FULL ORIGINAL RRP OF THE GAME in order to activate it on your account. Apparently, they are doing some kind of scheme to allow people to 'trade in' games they're finished with....but it looks like it will be tied to Microsoft's service.

Wow. Just wow. :(

P-Gamer-C

#336

P-Gamer-C said:

I planed on just getting a ps4 but xbox1's media features and all those new exclusives i might have to get them both then e3 its going to get even better that new cod looks so sharp if i wasent a pc gamer i would have craped my pants

Steveovig

#339

Steveovig said:

I've complained a lot about how Nintendo fumbled the U so much but Microsoft is taking the cake. This thing better fail with all these idiotic features. How can anyone support this piece of crap?

Cranky

#343

Cranky said:

It seems like a great console and controller but I'm so disappointed that they are destroying the used game market, that really sucks! If they had amazing deals like Steam and the overall price of console games went down by a third I might be tempted, but that will never happen so the Xbox one is not for me.

Hunter-D

#344

Hunter-D said:

Trade games online? Pay fee to play used games?

I thought this was supposed to be next-gen. What happened to simplicity and accessibility?

ThumperUK

#345

ThumperUK said:

Zavvi are now taking deposits for the Xbox.....at £399.99 it is priced too high, WiiU struggles with a £250/£300 price point!
The price and the introduction of paying to play 2nd hand games will make the wiiu launch look like a wonderful one! I bet now MS has said they'll be charging to play used games, Sony will be following suit
.
Suddenly the console race is on and looks like the WiiU has a couple of major advantages it didn't have 24 hours ago!!

Godstrike

#346

Godstrike said:

I am planing on going only Wii U and PC this generation but if things don't go as well as plan or if I find one for cheap I will get a PS4

MadAdam81

#347

MadAdam81 said:

Before the underwhelming reveal for Xbox One & PS4, I was thinking of buying one of them in a few years, in the same way I bought a 360 a few years after getting a Wii on launch.
After the disappointing reveals, I really don't think I will get another console, even when they finally drop to a cheaper price than the Wii U. Both PS4 & Xbox One have major sticking points, but maybe when they bring out a revision some of the things will be fixed.

MadAdam81

#349

MadAdam81 said:

@P-Gamer-C I don't want to pay a whole lot of extra money for a bunch of media features that is already performed by three or four other devices I already own, & I don't want to pay extra for a Kinect that I will never use unless they bring out Fruit Ninja for Xbox One (the only Kinect game that ever gets played on my friend's console, and only by my kids).
Kinect 2.0 is still a poor copy of a Nintendo innovation, and the PS4 controller with it's touchpad is also a poor Nintendo rip-off and neither seem like much of an improvement on Kinect 1.0 or the PS Move.

P-Gamer-C

#350

P-Gamer-C said:

konect is hands free not a rip off just doesent have any games for it and sony had a motion controller for a popular dance game on ps2 wii u is now errelivent completly -_-

astroshamu

#351

astroshamu said:

I only care about games which xbox exclusives are either racing or first person shooters, which I dont really enjoy FPS games so I skip Xbox, My dream team for this home generation will be PC, Wii U, PS4

Caryslan

#352

Caryslan said:

Well, if this used game thing is true, than I'll be skipping the next Xbox. I buy all my systems a few years into their lifespans, and this will do nothing more than hurt me. I do that for several reasons, namely it lets me see which system is getting the best support and I can catch up on classics on the cheap by picking them up at Gamestop.

Not only is this stupid, but it creates serious problems. Suppose I want to buy an older game that had a limited print run or has dropped in price massively over the years. Will I still be paying 49.99 to active these games? Some of the games that Microsoft sells on their online store are still more expensive then the versions that you can get used or buy brand new at stores.

And I love how Microsoft thinks offering an online trade-in program solves everything. That warms my heart that rather then Gamestop cheating me out of credit, it's Microsoft. Damn, Microsoft somehow made Gamestop look good. At least Gamestop offers trade-in bonuses. I highly doubt Microsoft will offer anything.

From the looks of things, the PS4 is going to be my main console next generation alongside a Wii U that will let me play Smash and Fire Emblem. But here's the thing, Nintendo and Sony need to seize this oppurinty and crush Microsoft. I do not want Microsoft's ideas to be the future of gaming. Regardless of what some people think, Sony has been good for video games, and they have not really gone out of their way to destory the core of what gaming is.

Microsoft is treating the Xbox One like its a Windows TV Set Box and I hate that.

With the PS4, I saw a console that was built to be a video game system first, and other stuff was included as a bonus. To Microsoft, they are going out of their way to show off everything but games, and they want nothing more than control.

And if this used game thing is true, I'm done with the Xbox. I'm supporting the PS4 and Wii U. At the very least, Sony and Nintendo are not out to destory gaming with idiotic ideas and "enternainment hubs." Does the Wii U have issues? Yeah, but I have never doubted the fact that it was built for gaming. Same thing with the PS4. Almost everything Sony showed off for the PS4 was built around the idea of enhcaning they way we play games.

Sony and Nintendo are the future of gaming. They are the ones who deserve our money.

P-Gamer-C

#353

P-Gamer-C said:

Give them 20 days to prove u wrong no matter what though your getting a better piece of hardware than a wii u lol

MadAdam81

#354

MadAdam81 said:

@P-Gamer-C Just because it's hands free doesn't make it anything other than a $200 paperweight. So far it looks like the Wii U is the only GAMES console on the market, everything else is a media hub that plays a few games. Even my TV has Tetris.
While the Xbox one & PS4 have more impressive hardware, the games will not be any more impressive at all. There is nothing they do that my PC and/or Wii U already do. I still may buy one in a few years when the price will be not so ridiculously high so I can buy the few exclusives I want (or borrow in the case of PS4, or borrow & pay MS money with Xbox One).

RetroGBHippie92

#356

RetroGBHippie92 said:

@P-Gamer-C Your opinion is valid, but I think people who like Nintendo are gonna be happy with a Wii U, you're saying it's a paper weight right? Well wrong, it's a paper weight that can play mother-loving SUPER METROID, not to mention this paper weight is getting 3-5 Nintendo Directs before, during and after E3 and we are getting some serious news on great games. So I'd be careful to accuse the Wii U of being an office product, it may just make the Xbox One look like a fancy painted brick.

Ichiban

#357

Ichiban said:

Wow and i thought Wii U was a terrible name......until Xbox nOne....
The only thing im interested in is the 'historic franchise' Rare is bringing to it.
Nintendo's stock prices went up after the Xbox reveal, along with Sonys too!

StarDust4Ever

#359

StarDust4Ever said:

"Which of the "next-gen" systems do you plan to own? (493 votes)"
You forgot about Ouya. :P I certainly hope that the "little console that could" doesn't get orphaned before it even comes to market. :'(

bassoongoon

#360

bassoongoon said:

I am guessing I am not the only one predicting a rough launch for the XBOX One. This seems like a poor choice for a name. I would have expected 'soft to learn from Nintendo's mistakes.

According to CNN money:
8GB ram
500GB hard drive
Blu ray
3 operating systems

I am sorry Microsoft but that is WAY too powerful.

I think that this is going to backfire big time. When looking at power only, there is no way the Wii U can compete, however I cannot see this thing MSRPing for anything less than $500. That is REALLY expensive. I am a huge Nintendo fan, but there is NO WAY I would have bought the Wii U for $500.

Now I come to graphics:
How much better can the graphics be on this XBOX One than those on 360? Not much, I am guessing. 1080p is pretty much the best you can get on commercially available TVs. I have no doubt that One will have slightly more polished graphics than the 360, but they will not be hugely different.

Trikeboy

#361

Trikeboy said:

@nik1470 Excuse me, the C64 made up my childhood until I won my SNES in 1993. There were some fantastic games on it too. Codemasters cartoon adventures such as Dizzy ruled the roost and you were able to get full games for £5 or less. I still have my large collection of tapes. Sure, the games took about 3 minutes to load up but once they did, fun was had. The best game for loading was Ghostbusters. While the game loaded you could play space invaders while you waited. I have lots of fond memories of that old machine.

GN004Nadleeh

#362

GN004Nadleeh said:

i saw a new console loaded with features. then I look at my wii u and wonder why it only plays games but costs so much. less features more price, like tablets vs laptops

G3ry

#363

G3ry said:

ps4 AND xbox one ARE BASICALLY THE SAME!!! Why so many votes for ps4 if its going to be treated just like the xbox in terms of 3rd parties, those games will have very little graphic differences but will still be the same. I know some go for the exclusives, but it is just like last generation in terms of them. (halo, gearsow vs uncharted, godow etc)
@GN004Nadleeh You already knew what the Wii U had, it lacks some features that even ps3/360 have, but it has new GAME RELATED features that can help you enjoy your game better. If you wanted bluray, buy a cheap one (around $40), if you wanted streaming, use youtube like everyone else. My PC has all that and more.
The Wii U is pretty accessable (cheap) and I expect ps4/xbox1 to be around $500.
PLEASE SUPPORT 3RD PARTY TITLES ON WII U & 3DS!!!

andbap

#364

andbap said:

I always watch these events, I'm a gamer, and I like to know what's going on with the industry, not just one company. That said, after watching the Xbox One announcement I'm not even remotely interested in the system. I get that they didn't show any games because this was a hardware and system presentation, and they're saving the games for E3, but I don't feel like any exclusive will make me prefer this over a Wii U. I do get the feeling they're straying from the gaming market though, I really felt like I was watching an awkward infomercial for a glorified TV box. Sony also didn't really appeal to me with all the social networking stuff either, but at least the whole system felt more focused on gaming. I own both a Wii and an Xbox360 (bought it because it was a lot cheaper than a ps3 at the time, and I wanted to keep up with HD games that weren't available on the Wii), and I think I'll probably be getting a Wii U later this year when it has a solid game library. All Nintendo has to do to make me buy their consoles is keep releasing zeldas and mario karts (and a new Super Smash Bros. every now and then doesn't hurt either)..

BTTFDeacon

#365

BTTFDeacon said:

I'm both a nintendo and sony kind of guy so I watched both of their conferences all the way through. The Xbox One (man thats a dumb name) I only looked over highlights.

Kage_88

#370

Kage_88 said:

Yes, I follow news about Sony and Microsoft. Even though I'm a huge Nintendo fan, I still love ALL gaming consoles.

With that said, I was very unimpressed with the Xbox One. It looked to be another PS4 - essentially - which is what I was worried about. Once again, Sony and Microsoft are copying each other, whilst Nintendo are differentiating themselves with unique hardware.

Sigh.

GloryQuestor

#371

GloryQuestor said:

To me, XBox One is 1/3 Skype, 1/3 XBox Gaming, and probably 1/3 other stuff that may get someone to care about it. Let's examine each piece:

  • Skype & XBox Live are actually still the same as always, just more interactive and definitely made for big screen experiences. The casual market wouldn't mind a Skype box, but there's already so many other ways to use Skype that don't involve buying a console.
  • The gaming is still up in the air. All we've seen so far is movies and tech demos. Until the games are actually in the players' hands, we really won't know if this part works just as good as XBox 360 or even better. I'm of the camp that says poly counts count for nothing if the meat of the game is dry, and that's all we really know about at this time. >_>
  • The Kinect One interfacing is actually kinda cool from a geek standpoint. Finally, we could have a truly Star Trek-ish experience in the home. The question is who's willing to pay boocoo bucks for that? NFL Interactive, Halo Movies ... sounds good on paper, but I'm not a big sports fan nor played much of Halo, so really I get nothing out of these deals.

Finally, I leave with this little tidbit: Microsoft keeps saying how Kinect One will cause us to "throw the remotes away", yet we keep seeing them pull out their smartphones and use SmartGlass interaction to control the XBox One. In other words, using the phone as a remote. :-P

P-Gamer-C

#372

P-Gamer-C said:

So they should lower themselfs and make complicated outdated hardware and stop getting all those third party games to

brenwizard

#373

brenwizard said:

After seeing the Xbox One presentation, i am not impressed. Honestly, Nintendo does not have to worry about the Xbox One because of them dropping backward compatibility and MAKING you use the Kinect. Oh, and don't get me started on you having to pay an extra $20 to play used games. There is nothing the Xbox One has that the 360 doesn't. I see no point in buying it.

dumedum

#376

dumedum said:

People say that Wii U and 3DS were confusing names?! I asked 4 different people which console they think is newer: the Xbox 360 or the Xbox ONE. Guess which one thought was newer? Right... Xbox One sounds like the prototype. Such ridiculous name. I was actually hoping this will be a good console so it can crush Sony.

TheHunter

#378

TheHunter said:

I've never owned and never do I plan to own a non-Nintendo console so I don't really go out of my way to pay attention to rival company's reveals.

opeter

#380

opeter said:

Well, I still play sometime my good-old Wii, but I have to say, that I am playing more and more on my PC (if I have free spare time, sadly there is less and less of it). There are more and more Indie games for it and nice rereleased older games on different services ...

I also like to play different strategy games, where the PC is the absolute winner for this type of game.

M_Rudmarker

#381

M_Rudmarker said:

Still better than the Wii U reveal...

But seriously, how can you already know that you won't buy a Xbox One based on this conference? This was everything I had hoped for, to find out the name and other basic stuff. Wasn't it pretty obvious that they'd wait for E3 to focus on the games?

I'll probably buy both One and PS4. I'm looking forward to see what Rare has to show us on E3, maybe a new "real" Banjo & Kazooie-sequel?

Beppeoioi

#382

Beppeoioi said:

I have 2 ds, 1 3ds , 1 Wii and 1 WiiU, all the Zelda games and Mario, but after following the presentation of the new XBox I understand what you mean by Nextgen.
From user WiiU i confess that I am a bit frustrated.
It repeats the story of the wii (hardware limited) only this time to play with the WiiU is less fun ...

Nomad

#383

Nomad said:

I'll stick with WII U. New Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, Smash Bros. Wind Waker HD, Monoliths X, Pikmin 3, new Retro Studios game everyone wants ( um, Metroid?). Nuff said.

RetroGBHippie92

#384

RetroGBHippie92 said:

I'm with everyone who's sticking with Nintendo, it just goes to show you have to take a risk when it comes to buying and owning a new games system, whether it has a good or bad outcome is dependant all on the software and the support.
I've never really cared about Xbox one bit, I know they cater to a specific audience, but that audience can sometimes be the most obnoxious group of people you'll ever meet because they won't care about your PS4, your Nintendo 3DS or even your Wii U, so really I've got nothing to lose with this console reveal, in fact I've got everything to gain.
I bet you Nintendo will take advantage of this and bring out the big guns because they have so many good games they've already announced and so many more to be revealed, PLUS they ain't doing all the reveals at E3, yeah they'll have a presence there, but they have Nintendo Directs now and E3 is almost irrelevant, good luck Microsoft (you're gonna need it).

The-Chosen-one

#386

The-Chosen-one said:

Men now i am even more Happy with my wiiU, and i think i stick with it, the new consoles ps4 and xbox One, doesnt add anything new, not even in graphics.. they havent even used all the abilities for the ps3, and now already they come with a new console.. it feels the same as all the current-gen, they have one other shot at E3, but the games which they have shown, looked really current gen, both from ps4 and XONE.. i think i'll just stay with my WiiU, PC, And X360.

linkdeku7

#389

linkdeku7 said:

I lol at the fact that 0% of the readers on here voted "Just planning on owning only the new Xbox."

RetrogamerFan

#390

RetrogamerFan said:

Read a bit about the Xbox launch, pre & post the event, on BBC news.
It's certainly too early to tell whether i really want one, i certainly won't be an early adopter of the machine.
Microsoft seem to want to dilute the gaming focus to try and make the machine more than a gamming console, this would push me towards getting a new PC/laptop/tablet rather than X-box One as i expect i would be able to do most things on a PC the X-box One will offer, and then unless there are major changes, it would seem games will be continue to be released accross PC/X-box One/PS4 just like they are now. I read some comment (in BBC article) saying PC/X-box One/PS4 all use a similar processor, with Nintendo being the odd ones out.
As someone who stuck with the Wii, backward compatibility to the 360 would have been a positive selling point to me, so i could catch up on games i missed, but i understand this is not possible due to the change in media storage.
At the moment I'm perfectly happy with the Wii U and am looking forward to Nintendo catching up on it's slow start.

HawkeyeWii

#396

HawkeyeWii said:

I still can't get over how stupid the name is lolol
The only the they could have named it to be more confusing, would have been Xbox Four haha oh Microsoft, you bunch of kidders.
Yeah this console will sell worse than Wii U because of the confusing name alone.

Moshugan

#397

Moshugan said:

Anyone have an inkling on how much these next gen babies are going to cost?
Both have quite a lot beefier innards compared to Wii U, so I assume they can't be cheap.

theblackdragonAdmin

#398

theblackdragon said:

hey guys, please calm down and stop with the insults for one another. we can either debate things like grown-ups or i can start handing down bans. thanks in advance! :3

SteveW

#401

SteveW said:

I can't wait until all the Microsoft fanboys run out and buy loads of games and then try to play them 10 years later to find that they no longer work. Maybe then people will realize what kind of company they are, they do not care about the gamers. I own my Wii U games and will be able to play them forever.

SteveW

#402

SteveW said:

@G3ry
I agree... Wii U and a PC is the way to go... anything worthwhile on the other consoles is always on the PC and Nintendo games never are.

P-Gamer-C

#404

P-Gamer-C said:

@Haywired Thank you sony started the motion controller thing but they dont rely on gimmicks the motion control gimmick is dead already thats not a revolution its just a fad

HawkeyeWii

#405

HawkeyeWii said:

@Haywired
No it is that they aren't smart enough to actually utilize it like Nintendo does.
If they were so smart why didn't they bring the Move out before the Wii? hmm???

Moshugan

#406

Moshugan said:

@P-Gamer-C Thankfully you're right in so much that there's less and less waggle-fest games. But motion control is not dead! It's use is just getting refined, hopefully.

Haywired

#407

Haywired said:

@HawkeyeWii
Well, what I don't understand is why they didn't just make a new EyeToy straight away when it was revealed that Nintendo was going motion control with the Wii. Then at that E3, when Nintendo was going on about introducing motion control and how innovative they were, Sony could have just been like "Yeah, we already have a motion control device on the market. Big deal". And then, when they had the perfect opportunity again, Microsoft came out with an EyeToy-like device and made more of a success of it, whereas Sony just invited ridicule with their offering...

However, I don't understand what being smart or how often/little an innovation is utliized (I'm actually pretty sure the EyeToy had quite a few games released for it) has to do with being innovative. Apart from being the standard Nintendo fan backtrack whenever it's revealed that Nintendo isn't the be-all-and-end-all of innovation and didn't do everything first. One could argue that Nintendo wasn't so "smart" to utilize the Wii's innovation so much, considering that when the novelty inevitably wore off halfway through the gen it had nothing to fall back on, its sales plummeted and its final sales/marketshare will be far far less than what they could've been with a more balanced approach. The Wii U's current position in the charts also doesn't exactly paint Nintendo as the "smart" one.

dumedum

#408

dumedum said:

@Haywired No. Innovation is actually doing it. Eyetoy is complete crap and irrelevant here. They chose not to go with motion controller with the PS3, and then they copied the exact setup of having a wii remote in one hand and nunchuk in the other, only they did it much worse (like missing the d-pad on the separate remote and not on the one with the analog stick). It's the different also in copyright - you get credit for the embodiment, not thoughts you allegedly had in your head. In the end, they copied it exactly. The result of Nintendo's innovation was 100 million Wii's. The result of Sony's copying was complete commercial failures.

Haywired

#409

Haywired said:

@dumedum
I'm not doubting that the PS Move is highly dubious. All I'm saying is that Sony is perfectly capable of making innovative products (not just in gaming: Walkman?), whether people choose to ignore them or not. The EyeToy was a motion control device that came out before the Wii. It featured motion controlled sports games, party games and fitness games. It wasn't just an idea, it happened, it existed and if it was made by Nintendo we'd probably never hear the end of it round here.

SteveW

#411

SteveW said:

@P-Gamer-C
10 years later Microsoft won't have the servers around needed to support their DRM (the need to be connected to the server every day to play a game). When they shut that down, your game library is shut down also. I'm playing NES games from nearly 30 years ago, do you really think Microsoft is going to keep things going for that long? your investment will be totally lost, I'd never let someone else decide for me how long I am going to play my games.

BennyFresh

#412

BennyFresh said:

@Daggo Same with me dude. I have a rad PC, it's more powerful than any of the new systems. The Wii U has the pad and some great 1st party games coming up that really make it a unique experience. The 3DS has an AWESOME selection of games now, as well as the eshop to get good classic games for cheap. Seems like these three are the best combination to have.
I don't have any interest in an Xbox One or PS4, neither of them have anything to offer that I don't already have, other than little extra features and gimmicks.

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