Yesterday was E3’s live streaming covering the PS4. And, boy, what a show! Sony’s presentation demonstrated why the PlayStation 4 has been proclaimed as “the most powerful console” out there. Long story short, the PS4 ANNIHILATED Xbox One. No questions about it. I was going to review on the Xbox One before this post, but I’ll do it at a later time. After yesterday’s demonstrations which included PS4 hardware, game play options, and price there is no way I wasn’t going to pay tribute to the PS4’s complete PWNAGE over Xbox One. So with that, I summarized yesterday’s events into Three Amazing Facts explaining the how beautifully Sony’s PlayStation 4 murdered Microsoft’s Xbox One… Let’s begin!
“The PlayStation 4 won’t impose any new restrictions on used games.” – Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America
Amazing fact #1: No Game Restrictions
Sony staff made it specifically clear that the PS4 will support used games with no difficulty. That right there was a fatal blow to Microsoft. Microsoft announced that once an Xbox One game was purchased, the physical copy of the disk served as a license to play the game. The Xbox One will register the game and no other console would be able to use that disk… Unless they pay for it. So basically, a “bye-bye” to sharing games with friends and family. The old days were you could ask someone for a game just to try it out are over in the Xbox universe. What kinda fucked up shit is that?! Thankfully, Sony made an instructional video to help Microsoft understand the “strenuous” process of sharing games. Oh! And let’s not forget about the Xbox One NEEDING to be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours in order to allow gaming – horse shit. I don’t know about you, but one of the last things I want to worry about is making sure my console is connected to the internet or I’ll be fucked and not be able to play. No, thank you. PS4 FTW. Done.
PS4 listened to the fans and it will show on sales no doubt. The news of no game restrictions was received with blissful faces and a booming applause from the audience. On one of my previous entries, I mentioned how one of the PS4’s main cornerstones was to embrace and enhance connectivity between people – and with this decision the company has stayed true to its vision. Much respect.
Amazing fact #2: Price
I’ll make it sweet and simple: $399.00. That’s it. Yes, taxes and all other add-ons will increase the price you will end up paying at the cash register. However, you’ll get to own the most powerful console known to man by paying less than if you were to buy a 1st gen predecessor. Fundamentally, you get a console with top notch technology, capacity to play used games, and it’s around $100.00 than it’s “competition…” Do I need to elaborate more? Yes! I can and I will!
Amazing Fact #3: Game Lineup
Since the PS4 started making it’s product known, Sony has used every second to impress its fans and newcomers alike with its uniqueness. Microsoft, however, failed to do that. During the Xbox One presentation, several of its “soon to be hits” games have PlayStation roots. In what world did Microsoft thought that presenting a solid amount of games which have PlayStation-esque characteristics was such a phenomenal idea? I have no idea what Microsoft is trying to achieve – it’s a freaking enigma. On the other hand, Sony comes in strong with titles like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Destiny. All with a great fanbase. All exclusive to the system. Well fucking played, Sony.
Conclusion: Xbox One has died
With these 3 facts alone, the PlayStation 4 has proved that is will not disappoint – and it’s still not available in stores. Sony has done an exceptional job not only delivering to gamers what they want, but also learning from the potentially fatal mistakes its competitors have made. I’m not a PlayStation hardcore fan, but I can recognize an outstanding machine when I see one. Let us welcome “the most powerful console!”
What are your thoughts on this console war? Let me know! See you around!