***At the time of writing this bundle was $429 which is a decent deal considering you get two games for $29 over just buying the console for $399. while The Order: 1886 got a lot of negative reviews upon launch it is a beautiful game. And the Last of Us is spectacular and won so many game of the year awards and that was for the PS3 version.
As a longtime PlayStation owner I was going to go with the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One just because all my friends/family are PlayStation gamers.But if you're somebody was looking to get into the new generation of consoles is a few reasons why like PlayStation over the Xbox.
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as they are less than $10 at the time of writing this and about 1000 times better than the ones that come with the console. I have an extra pair just in case might break. Now onto the reasons why I prefer PlayStation 4.
Reason one: the ability to swap out the hard drive and add 2+ terabytes of storage. The PlayStation makes it very easy to upgrade your hard drive and add more space. With most AAA titles measuring in between 40-50 GB your 500 gig hard drive gets filled up rather quickly. But you can easily upgrade the hard drive in less than 30 minutes something Xbox does not allow you to do. This was a major purchase point for me, and I think it should be to you also.
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Reason two: PlayStation plus is the same price as Xbox Live at $50 a year (you can actually score PlayStation plus around the holidays for about $35) the thing with PlayStation plus is you a lot more free games every month. And not just independent and cheap games but the really nice AAA titles. It really pays for itself rather quickly in free games Alone.
Reason three: it generally is a more powerful system than the Xbox One. Now I know many will debate this fact but as a hardware and tech guy I know the fact that the PlayStation is able to play games at a higher resolution than the Xbox one. But now that the Xbox One has dropped support for the camera it has a little bit more power under its hood. With that being said the visual difference is minor to the untrained eye but the PlayStation is a more powerful system nonetheless.
Reason four: the PlayStation TV at the ability to remote play your PlayStation to another TV in your house all for only about $60. To me that's pretty amazing that in case somebody is using the TV that your PlayStation is attached to you can go to another room and still play your games. I recommend getting the bundle PlayStation TV as it comes with a game and a PS3 controller all for only about $20 more. You can also remote play to your PlayStation Vita even when you're away from home. I'm not sure technically what you need to do to get that to happen but it's not too difficult. Playing console games when you're traveling by nearly using a PlayStation Vita to me is a game changer for the console market.
Reason five: Share Play is a game changer for console gaming. Basically allows you to share your screen with someone else who is playing on a PlayStation 4 console. They can take control of your console and help you through difficult part. Or you can play two player game at the same time. It truly is magnificent and a feature that was only recently added to the console.
Those are just A few of my reasons why I went with PlayStation 4 over the Xbox and maybe a few reasons why you might want to also.
Thanks for reading!
PS the one drawback to buying a PlayStation is the PlayStation network really is not very good. It goes down every few months for a day or two and is been the target of many hackers. It goes down more than most porn stars. Sony is pretty good about reimbursing you with discounts and free PlayStation plus. Microsoft Definitely has a better network for Xbox users and it's my only complaint now the PlayStation network has become a pay service.