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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best console launch lineup and hardware I have ever had!, 29 Nov 2013
Firstly, couldnt be easier to set up. Type in your details for the xbox live service do the mandatory sound checks and kinect calibration and then you are literally away. There is a day one update but wii u and ps4 are the same there are always bugs to fix between going to manufacture and release. Mine took half an hour on a fibre optic connection. Games also need to be installed but when you get to a certain point in the installation process you can begin to play the games so you are not bored waiting constantly like on xbox 360 and ps3 (ps3 especially) which is a great feature.
Secondly, the voice control feature is superb though not everyones cup of tea (me prior to launch) however xbox one has made me a believer. I turn it on by saying on and launch apps by saying there name it just makes the experience better and you feel that you do have a better piece of tech for your money. The kinect allows you to sign in automatically through skeletal and facial recognition which also amazes me. if my brother walks in it recognises him greets him and signs him in. Its excellent.
Thirdly, hdmi in has many opportunites but what i like about it most is the tv feature which allows you to snap it to the side of the screen so you can watch tele and play games at the same time. I used this feature the other night watching Man city whilst i played there virtual counter parts on fifa.
Fourthly, the launch line-up did for me than ps4's the launch games i bought were bf4, forza 5, cod ghosts and ryse. They all stand out visually on there own but forza is impeccable at 1080p native 60fps. The difference from last gen is incredible and we are now seeing what PC gamers have had for years in a console. The online features of the games are also boosted by the superb xbox live platform, sure you dont get free games but the service and drop off rate have always bin better and will continue to better now that 300000 dedicated servers are being applied to improve lag and frame drops. Playing online is as clear and clean as playing campaign in offline mode.
Finally, I just wanted to share my veiw of why i chose xbox one over ps4. Ps4 may have the hardware edge however i dont think they have broke the mould and bin daring enough to warrent my spend on another machine. Xbox one has done in my opinion, the kinect is now able to give us an even better enjoyment of games not by ruling it but enriching proven techniques, controller and camera together. Xbox can keep up with ps4 no problem as the architecture is basically the same and all devs will produce games on both which the devs themselves have stated up to launch. PS4 were not ambitious last gen and they have continued that trend this gen. People need to remeber that xbox have been the innovators of console gaming the last decade pushing sony and nintendo giving us the experiences we crave. Without Halo bringing the FPS to the forefront of console gaming we might not have titles like cod and bf4. Halo a microsoft studios exclusive. Please dont let the negative reveiws of hardware hinder your choice for xbox, ps4 has been hit with similar problems in asia and austriallia with faulty hdmi output. Still both consoles fail rates are still less than 1% of shipped consoles. Both well over million shipped.