[DISCUSSION] Xbox One, PS4, Switch, or PC and why?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by LukeHasAWii, Feb 18, 2017.

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Which one?

  1. Xbox one

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  2. PS4

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  3. Switch

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  4. PC

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  5. Anything but WiiU

    1 vote(s)
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  1. LukeHasAWii
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    LukeHasAWii But wait, there's more!

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    I'm trying to decide on a "9th generation" console purchace, but I get there are many pros and cons of each, but which one is worth its price point most?
     
  2. BORTZ

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    Arguments could be made for all. A PC will give you the most bang for you buck in the long run, but its going to cost you. Depending on the hardware you purchase. You can make a decent gaming machine for 4 or 500 bucks and most games can be graphically downgraded.

    The Nintendo Switch will give you the most familiar exclusives. Mario, Zelda, pokemon, pikmin etc for a cheaper price.

    PS4 is basically a PC box branded with the Sony logo and gets you a bunch of weeb games and other PC ports as well as a healthy supply of indies.

    XBO is kinda the same but with a more American gaming focus.

    Given your name, I would suggest the Switch for you.
     
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  3. LukeHasAWii
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    Okay, thanks! Now to find a place to pre-order...
     
  4. Chary

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    Xbox Pros: If you love Xbox first party and already own a PC, you get a copy on both platforms. Cheapest out of the consoles. Access to many 360 backwards compat games.
    Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Rare Replay

    Cons: Hardly any exclusives anymore, most games play at 900p, Scorpio coming soon.

    PS4 Pros: Has the best home console performance. Access to a number of JRPGS. Best controller this gen. Tons of exclusives.
    Infamous, Bloodborne, Nioh, many more.

    Cons: Loud system, very suspectible to damage and defects.

    Switch Pros: Portable and console. It's where all the Nintendo games are going to be on.
    Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, Etc.

    Cons: the most expensive price for content

    PC Pros: Not just for gaming. Enough of a library to keep you occupied forever. Ability to emulate and upscale many many other systems. Best performance and visuals.

    Cons: can be expensive and time consuming to build.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    Once I buy the Switch, I will own all of them. Personally I will be using my Switch more for first-party games and the PS4 for games I don't have on the Switch. I am not a PC gamer because I don't like PC gaming and I hate M$ too much to actually make account on my boyfriend's Xbone.
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What kind of damage or defects we talking here? You saying someone not taking good care of the playstation? :ninja:
     
  7. linuxares

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    This isn't a fair fight. It's like bringing small pebbles to a nuke fight. Consoles vs. a PC. I mean come on!
     
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    Not everyone enjoys PC gaming. I find gaming on my PC to be extremely distracting and I can never get invested in most games on my PC. Not to mention hardware requirement is a serious bitch.
     
  9. Supster131

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    If you already have a decent PC, ignore the Xbox One. Microsoft is moving most of their first party games to Windows 10. Let's just hope Halo follows suit.
    If you don't have a decent PC, I still probably wouldn't recommend the Xbox One. Besides Quantum Break and Halo, I never touch the damn thing.

    The PS4 is a great console, especially with all the PS4 Slim Bundles. Uncharted 4 is a great game. If you have a 4K TV and want some extra horse power, you can opt for the PS4 Pro, pick your poison. The PS4 has great exclusives and more are still to come! If you're fan a JRPGs, the PS4 is the system for you. And out of all current consoles (not including PCs of course), it's the most powerful.

    As for the Switch, who knows. We'll have to see after launch. If you're a fan of Zelda or any Nintendo game in general, then the Switch might be worth the investment.
     
  10. ov3rkill

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    for portable dedicated gaming device, switch.
    for all others, PC.
     
  11. Taleweaver

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    Pc. Chary already did a great comparison on the systems. PC simply has the widest selection of games, and arguably at the cheapest prices. And depending on the situation, the cost of the rig itself shouldn't even be much more expensive than a console.
     
  12. Westwoodo

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    That depends on what type of games you want to play?

    Mmo's then pc.
    Mario then switch.
    Sports games then ps4 or xbox one.
    Halo then your choice would be xbox one.
    Uncharted then it's ps4.
     
  13. linuxares

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    I do understand. But you can actually get a really decent PC that can max more games than the PS4 or Xbox One. I for one aren't blaming anyone who wish to use a console. But one of my friends have a decent PC (not a powerhouse) and a Steamlink to his living room. It works really well for him and his kids to play with. So there option is there as well!
     
  14. Xanthe

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    Personally, I am an all around guy. However, it truly depends on the game. PC and Console both have their amazing advantages and disadvantages.

    The console merely watches movies, plays music, and plays video games. A computer, however, is an all in one system. Need I explain what a computer can do?
    Personally, I love to play certain games on PC and Console. I prefer to sit back and relax when playing a game such as Just Cause 3. However, with GTA V, I enjoy playing that on my PC because I have better aim. A game such as Minecraft is mostly enjoyed on the console in my opinion. Playing Minecraft on a console seems a lot more legitimate than playing on the PC. Why is that? PC offers several mods that can speed up the process of building structures. When you play on the console version of Minecraft, you are not offered any mods to increase your building abilities. If I invited a friend over to check out my cool creation on Minecraft PS4, they might say, "You built this all by hand?", while if I showed a friend my creation on my PC, they might ask, "Oh, did you use world edit?" (world edit is a tool used to speed up building).

    Like I said, it completely depends on the game. I applaud you if you understood that essay I just wrote.

    Edit: You gotta admit though, you cannot beat Mario on the original console it comes with. Emulation does not feel the same. I have slowly come to realize that.
     
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  15. Westwoodo

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    You need to stop moaning about emulation :gun: