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# 175736 10-Jul-2015 10:54
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I'm generally not great at playing these things - wrong generation to have grown up with a controller welded to my arm through my childhood I guess!

However I enjoy some of the games I have played (especially the ones requiring brain power over thumb speed!) and thought I might get a system.

I have no idea how to choose between one and the other. I'm especially intrigued by Fallout 3 if that is relevant.

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  # 1340442 10-Jul-2015 10:56
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This might be viewed as unconstructive but reality is having own both does make your decisions easier down the line - game sales / promotions etc

If you really want just a gaming system without the 'fluff' (or bloat) PS would be a better choice. Otherwise be prepared to spend minutes for the Xbox to boot up

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  # 1340447 10-Jul-2015 10:59
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PlayStation = Gaming system that does the extras

Xbox = Entertainment system that plays games.

That is basically how Sony/Microsoft marketed the consoles.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1340448 10-Jul-2015 11:01
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Fallout 3 is from a few years ago, so PS3 or XBOX360 only (unless there is a digital download for the current gen I'm not aware of). Fallout 4 is scheduled for the end of the year (I think) and will be on the current gen PS4 and XBONE.

Kind of depends what you'd use it for. Games only - I'd go with a Sony option (though a PS3 will do double duty as a blu-ray player if that is any help). If you want more of an all around media option - Xbox.

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  # 1340450 10-Jul-2015 11:01
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I have owned both and my personal preference is Xbox One




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  # 1340454 10-Jul-2015 11:08
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If you're interested in Fallout 3, have you thought about putting together a steam machine?

Most games now days are released on xbox, playstation and PC/steam.    PC games are cheaper, you can run older games like fallout 3 (I got fallout 3 goty in the steam summer sale (our winter) for $5).  With steams big picture it looks like a console, everything is done via a controller, but if you want you can still use KB/M.

plus if you have parts laying around it can be cheap to throw one together.  if you dont it might cost you more to get a machine (i spent $800ish on my first one), but the amount you save of games is huge.  and i like being able to play older games.


if you dont want a PC/steam box, the xbox has windows streaming coming in windows 10 which is pretty cool and might interest you.  if not, theyre mostly the same, xbox has a huge power brick, ps4 controllers are nicer (IMO).    xbox OS is nicer IMO.

so if theres no real feature that makes one a standout, i would go for whatever has the best deal when it comes time to buy.  

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  # 1340456 10-Jul-2015 11:12
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reven: If you're interested in Fallout 3, have you thought about putting together a steam machine?

Most games now days are released on xbox, playstation and PC/steam.    PC games are cheaper, you can run older games like fallout 3 (I got fallout 3 goty in the steam summer sale (our winter) for $5).  With steams big picture it looks like a console, everything is done via a controller, but if you want you can still use KB/M.

plus if you have parts laying around it can be cheap to throw one together.  if you dont it might cost you more to get a machine (i spent $800ish on my first one), but the amount you save of games is huge.  and i like being able to play older games.


if you dont want a PC/steam box, the xbox has windows streaming coming in windows 10 which is pretty cool and might interest you.  if not, theyre mostly the same, xbox has a huge power brick, ps4 controllers are nicer (IMO).    xbox OS is nicer IMO.

so if theres no real feature that makes one a standout, i would go for whatever has the best deal when it comes time to buy.  


How does the App lineup compare on both? Many?  I ask this as Lightbox is on PS3/4, I have no idea how many other apps, particularly SVOD exist on PS, so keen to hear, and what the XBox equovalent is like app quantity wise.    

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  # 1340468 10-Jul-2015 11:15
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xbox and playstation have netflix, plex, vudu, hulu.   

if you care about Lightbox, then add a +1 the the PS4 column.    

personally, netflix, plex, vudu are the ones I use.    But I do netflix/plex on my samsung tv and vudu on my ps4/ps3 (ps3 allows you to download vudu movies to watch later, allows me to watch 1080p 5.1 HDX flicks without buffering)


EDIT: and steam doesnt support any of those, you can launch kodi from steam, but theres no brilliant way to use a remote for netflix/lightbox on a PC (theres ways, but nothing brilliant).

 
 
 
 


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  # 1340469 10-Jul-2015 11:15
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It'd be awesome if you could list the say, last five console games that you were interested in, so we can get an understanding for the type of gamer you are.

My preference has always been Playstation over Xbox - bit of personal preference mixed in with the fact that it's mainly a gaming console with decent entertainment apps (Lightbox, Netflix, etc).




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  # 1340478 10-Jul-2015 11:21
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One thing that I would suggest is going into a shop and just holding the controllers for each, they're much of a muchness as far as game ranges other than the odd exclusive but the controller you'll be stuck with, I'm not a fan of the xbox in hand feel and no doubt many don't like the playstation controllers for the same reason.

For Fallout 3 if you've got a relatively recent pc or laptop with anything above integrated graphics you should be able to play it on that and take advantage of the huge modding scene too, also Steam has the Fallout games discounted on a regular basis, usually around $15 each for 3 or New Vegas ultimate editions bundled with all the downloadable content.

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  # 1340488 10-Jul-2015 11:30
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The deciding factor may be the controller. I have big hands and much prefer the Xbox\360\One controllers. The PS4 controllers are more comfortable, but are cheaply made unlike their nigh indestructible PS1/2/3 counterparts.

Other than that, the PS4 looks prettier IMHO, and it's easier (1 screw, no warranty voiding) to upgrade the HDD in it.

Oh, and the Xbox One UI is abysmal, whereas the PS4's is fairly basic with almost zero ability to customise, but clear & easy to navigate.

This gen, I've gone with PS4, using an adapter so I can use an Xbox360 controller on it. Largely for the Naughty Dog games (Uncharted, The Last of Us). The only title I'm missing out on that I care about on the Xbox platform is the Forza series, as there are NO decent racing games on the PS4 (Driveclub is rubbish).

I'll be getting Fallout 4 on PC most likely, depending on the quality of the port.




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# 1340489 10-Jul-2015 11:37
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As above PS4 easier to upgrade hard drive.  Main factor for me. Xbox hard drive not user replaceable and hard drives do pack up. Dont want to have to send unit away just to replace the hard drive.




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  # 1340494 10-Jul-2015 11:43
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Biggest factor for me was how well it integrates into my home theatre setup.

PS3 allows for full harmony remote integration via the ir to Bluetooth adaptor.
The PS4 doesn't allow the unit to be turned on remotely, so that's out for me.
The Xbox one (that's the latest xbox right?) has an IR port on the front, but it seems it's a bit weak.  Not sure, haven't tried on this.

I'd want a fast start up, inbuilt apps like youtube, spotify etc, and the ability to play games easily and quickly when I get a minute.



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  # 1340498 10-Jul-2015 11:46
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Having owned both for 2 generations I can tell you there is no comparison from my perpsective, my PS4 is used several times a week and my xbox gets used once every few months if I want to play an exclusive title. The Kinect in the Xbox1 is fantastic.

If I could only have one, it wouldn't even be a consideration, it would be Playstation every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

If the TV features of the Xbox would get to NZ that would sway me ever so slightly, but given I have mysky I am unsure how much I'd use it.

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  # 1340500 10-Jul-2015 11:47
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PBTech is having a sale this weekend (I know - shocking right?). They have the 1TB versions of both current gen consoles on sale. Not huge savings from the looks of things, but still a few bucks off.

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Gilco2: As above PS4 easier to upgrade hard drive.  Main factor for me. Xbox hard drive not user replaceable and hard drives do pack up. Dont want to have to send unit away just to replace the hard drive.


You can plug in an external HDD (multiple) in an Xbox One via the USB 3 ports which lets you also take your digital games to your friends house. On a PS4, your HDD in inside the chassis and you cannot just plug it into another PS4 without slight  file modification. HDD management on Xbox One is ten times better than PlayStation 4. Not only you get to the use the internal 500GB/1TB HDD inside Xbox One, you can add more storage on demand via USB 3 port.




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