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PS4 vs Xbox One: A Totally Scientific And Impartial Six-Month Showdown Podcast

2014 Half Time, Games consoles, Next-gen, Podcast, PS4, Xbox One

It's been six months since the PS4 and Xbox One launched, and it seems like a good point to take stock of the first half-year and see if it's worth buying a next-gen/new-gen console any more than it was back in November last year.

In many ways, it still feels right to call the PS4 and Xbox One "next-gen" consoles. After all, it doesn't exactly feel as though the new black boxes of gaming entertainment have quite hit their sides, nor that developers (especially third-party outfits) are giving the more powerful pieces of kit the attention that they perhaps deserve. But nonetheless, they have been flying off of the shelves since their winter launches, and there have been plenty of gamers delighted with their day one purchases.

But what of the rest of you? Still uncertain about making that leap? Don't know which console is actually the better proposition after six months of updates and new services, and key game releases? We fret not, because that's what we're here for. In the name of science, we've conducted a clinically impartial podcast of awesomeness to sort this out once and for all, and to inform you of the best possible choice you can make should you be thinking about buying a new console right now.

For science, then! And shits and giggles.

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Kais  May. 23, 2014 at 12:40

"and to inform you of the best possible choice you can make should you be thinking about buying a new console right now."

So you told customers that the Wii U is the best buy right now? No?

Then I'm afraid you are wrong, sorry.

Zeipher  May. 23, 2014 at 12:46

Come on, Jon! When ya gonna get a new microphone? :p

I bought a PS4... but it's currently unplugged because I haven't got any games for it. I do have PS+, so that's pretty nice to get free games each month, but with 3 HDMI ports on my TV, I have my WiiU, PS3, and Mini-PC plugged into it.

Last edited by Zeipher, May. 23, 2014 at 17:50
socialjeebus  May. 23, 2014 at 13:28

I got a PS4 a couple of weeks back.

But there wasn't really any choice in the matter.

The Xbone is MIA where I spend the majority of the year(Korea) with no release date.

Also the PS4 is cheap at 280 quid (largely because they make it here).

Another big tip for any intrepid purchasers, is open up a Hong Kong PSN account.

Digital games are much cheaper there (inFamous Second Son is 26 quid or so).

But, and it's a big but, atm there aren't really the games to justify a next-gen purchase IMO.

Though, I have to admit, I can't wait for Watch_Dogs next week.

Late  May. 25, 2014 at 09:21

But, and it's a big but...

I can't lie - I like those.

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