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# 242548 3-Nov-2018 06:46
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need it for minecraft and other 4 player kiddy games.

 

which one should i get?

 

thanks

 

(current got 2 PS3s!)





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  # 2118824 3-Nov-2018 07:09
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The only things i know are
- XB1S can play 4k BD. I have 4K tv obviously but stream all my content Inc 4k, currently.
- Controllers look vastly different!!! One fits better on small hands?
- Controller charging?
- Some games available on one not the other - no biggie for kids
- They don't intend to play with their friends online or LANline
- PS more powerful but probably doesn't matter for kiddy games
- Not locked in to psn or xn live and probably never will. If i have discs I control their behaviour




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  # 2118826 3-Nov-2018 07:47
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more good games seem to be ps4 exclusives


 
 
 
 


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  # 2118829 3-Nov-2018 07:51
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Why aren't you considering the Nintendo Switch? It is the only console that aims at the "kiddy" segment, has the best party games, plus it is portable. The other consoles have stronger merits in multimedia and more adult games.

 

My grown up kids, who are mainly PC gamers, say the Switch would be their first choice console because it gives them the best platform for fun games. It is the best alternative to the games they normally play on the PC. My son-in-law has it plays with it much more than his other consoles which include the PS4.


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  # 2118830 3-Nov-2018 07:53
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Xbox is more angled as an all in one media playing games console, whereas the PS4 Pro is a gaming console with apps. If online isn’t a factor then I’d base it on exclusive games, which ones you like better.



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  # 2118881 3-Nov-2018 10:09
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Hammerer:

 

Why aren't you considering the Nintendo Switch? It is the only console that aims at the "kiddy" segment, has the best party games, plus it is portable. The other consoles have stronger merits in multimedia and more adult games.

 

My grown up kids, who are mainly PC gamers, say the Switch would be their first choice console because it gives them the best platform for fun games. It is the best alternative to the games they normally play on the PC. My son-in-law has it plays with it much more than his other consoles which include the PS4.

 

 

Have not thought about switch. Can it be used as a 4K console and be plugged to a TV with 4 players playing? Also does it do minecraft?





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  # 2118882 3-Nov-2018 10:10
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Dial111: Xbox is more angled as an all in one media playing games console, whereas the PS4 Pro is a gaming console with apps. If online isn’t a factor then I’d base it on exclusive games, which ones you like better.

 

I'd prefer an all in one media box. The only game I'm planning to get is minecraft, the rest will be random and unimportant.





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  # 2118908 3-Nov-2018 11:31
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I brought Xbox just for Minecraft its great for Minecraft as well as on demand for Netflix, TVNZ , cheaper as well then the PlayStation 4. The lego games are pretty cheap and great for kids as well eg batman 3 only 30 bucks kids love it. The free games on Xbox gold are great as well and there are often sales on the subscriptions . We often use Xbox for on demand now as well and Spotify which is great. I would go for xbox. Only downside is hardly any games for young girls , only one is the dance ones and the paw patrol one which have just brought for Christmas. You can lock it down good with family accounts as well which is a good safety feature.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2118924 3-Nov-2018 11:54
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Thanks, we only got boys. Their girl friends will have to play minecraft i guess




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  # 2118944 3-Nov-2018 12:45
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Batman:

 

Hammerer:

 

Why aren't you considering the Nintendo Switch? ...

 

 

Have not thought about switch. Can it be used as a 4K console and be plugged to a TV with 4 players playing? Also does it do minecraft?

 

 

Yes the switch has Minecraft and 4 players on one scree. Except that you've now precluded the Switch based on more important considerations: an all-in-one media box; 4K TV; and, I assume, HDR.

 

Batman:

 

Dial111: Xbox is more angled as an all in one media playing games console, whereas the PS4 Pro is a gaming console with apps. If online isn’t a factor then I’d base it on exclusive games, which ones you like better.

 

I'd prefer an all in one media box. The only game I'm planning to get is minecraft, the rest will be random and unimportant.

 

 

 


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For gaming only, probably PS4 Pro over Xbox One S. Gets more complicated if you want to use it for more than just gaming, as Xbox is better in most other regards.

But have you considered Xbox One X? It has More processing power than Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, plus all the media functions and UHD Blu-Ray player of the Xbox One S.

I have PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and I personally now only use PS4 Pro for exclusives (Sony does have better exclusives). But if a game is available on both platforms, I go Xbox format.


Edit: PS4 controller probably better for smaller hands (I prefer Xbox controller because I have larger hands). By default Xbox controllers take AA batteries, you need to by a “charge and play” kit to make them rechargeable (if you are getting 4 controllers you need to factor this cost in). I believe that Xbox controllers go longer between charges though.



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  # 2119271 3-Nov-2018 20:47
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Ah thanks for that. I thought the S was the best Xbox.

I will consider the X and the Pro, based on your comments thanks.




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  # 2119321 4-Nov-2018 00:04
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Paul1977: For gaming only, probably PS4 Pro over Xbox One S. Gets more complicated if you want to use it for more than just gaming, as Xbox is better in most other regards.

But have you considered Xbox One X? It has More processing power than Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, plus all the media functions and UHD Blu-Ray player of the Xbox One S.

I have PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and I personally now only use PS4 Pro for exclusives (Sony does have better exclusives). But if a game is available on both platforms, I go Xbox format.


Edit: PS4 controller probably better for smaller hands (I prefer Xbox controller because I have larger hands). By default Xbox controllers take AA batteries, you need to by a “charge and play” kit to make them rechargeable (if you are getting 4 controllers you need to factor this cost in). I believe that Xbox controllers go longer between charges though.

 

 

 

I agree with a lot of what you've said except that, if a game is available on both, I'd buy for the PS4 unless there was compelling evidence that the Xbox One X was better in some regard, like the performance of Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

I don't have small hands, but I find the controller for the box a tiny bit too big, and the PS4 Controller better. 

 

I like being able to instantly resume play on the PS4, and I love the backward compatibility of the Xbox. 

 

I have a 4K projector at the X1X has UHD Player built in. It's average, but OK for now. 

 

 

 

I have both. Until the X1X I barely touched my Xbox except for exclusives for Games with Gold free games. 

 

 




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  # 2119341 4-Nov-2018 08:09
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these are pretty small kids, with small hands :( so maybe have to get the ps4?

 

got another question. i got minecraft windows 10 version, and minecraft java (PC) version. i don't suppose the xbox or the ps4 minecraft can "multiplayer" with either of these versions on my PC?





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  # 2119345 4-Nov-2018 08:33
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Batman:

these are pretty small kids, with small hands :( so maybe have to get the ps4?


got another question. i got minecraft windows 10 version, and minecraft java (PC) version. i don't suppose the xbox or the ps4 minecraft can "multiplayer" with either of these versions on my PC?



my kids are 4 and 7 and are ok with the Xbox controller. The 7 year old does find it easier of course. You may find the Minecraft version may not work on PS4, I brought it on the iPad but can't use it on the Apple TV and can't get their world's to work on the Xbox either so they had to restart from scratch

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  # 2119350 4-Nov-2018 09:35
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Batman:

 

these are pretty small kids, with small hands :( so maybe have to get the ps4?

 

 

If you're willing to buy third-party peripherals then you can buy PS-style controllers for XBox and XBox-style controllers for PS.

 

We used to have an adapter to connect PS2 controller to the XBox. I imagine the same sort of option exists for the latest consoles.


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