I have to agree with RSR, the XBox One seems... wrong. That is the best way to describe it. Technically speaking, on paper it looks like a great system. Almost on par with the PS4. The same thing could also be said about the 360. Not quite as powerful as the PS3, but almost, not enough to make a huge difference as far as graphics and gameplay are concerned, and I'm going to take a bet that the One will do the same.
I absolutely loved the 360. It was the best purchase I made, and thankfully I only had to ever get 2 in the 7 years that I've owned one. When I started getting that itch for a new console, rumors were swirling around. A lot of them seemed outrageously wrong, some too good to be true. In the end, I was excited for what Microsoft should have brought to the table.
Instead, we get the One. A box that claims to do all of these great things, and yet it wasn't right. I honestly could care less about the TV, unless they built the machine as a set-top box itself to eliminate the one I have to rent from my cable company. But no, they are not doing that, I still need that box. The Kinect, while fun at times, is a novelty item that should not be required to use the system. Yes, this is a way to get publishers to make use of its capabilities, but I don't think it was a smart move.
None of the "exclusives" really caught my attention, except for Titanfall. And guess what? It's coming out to the 360 as well, and the PC. Don't need a One for that. Destiny, while not an exclusive, it will also be available on the 360, PS3 & PS4. Don't really need a One for that, either. And Watch Dogs? Not an exclusive, but available on the 360, PS3 & PS4. Don't need a One. You see where I'm going with this? AC4: Black Flag isn't an exclusive to the One, and is going to be available on current systems. Same with CoD: Ghosts, if you are really interested in it. Then we come to Halo 5 and now we have the exception. But do I really want to purchase a console for the ability to continue the Halo series? I dunno. Halo 4, while okay, wasn't great. Do I really want to let the chief go? Not really. But until they take down the 360 servers, I can always go back to it on that console. As for possibly seeing Halo 5 on PC? Chances are if that does happen, you better have Windows 8. -.-
Now to respond to Caboose...
sure thing maybe it is a bit brief so here I go
1 I own a xbox right now and I don't want to start new again on the ps4
2 I love playing halo
3 the price will drop
4 a lot of the things on the xbox one I like a lot more on the ps4 the voice commands tv
5 I like the design of the xbox one a lot more also I like the xbox one dashboard a lot more
6 project spark aka a xbox exclusive
7 I thing xbox live is the better online network
8 I like the controller of the xbox one
Caboose.... *shakes head*
1. Just because you own an XBox doesn't mean you need to be faithful to MS. I owned a PS1 & a PS2, yet I don't own a PS3. Why? Because I felt they went the wrong direction. Just like MS is going now.
2. One game shouldn't be enough to keep you with a system. I know you mentioned others later one, but I'll get to that.
3. The price better drop. Plain and simple. I don't feel it is worth that price tag at all.
4. The voice commands are okay, but you live in the UK, you're not going to really have access to the TV functions as much as somebody in the US, if at all. In fact, I believe they only have deals in place with US TV providors.
5. The design is entirely personal choice. *shrug* Nothing bad to say about it, nothing really good, either, though.
6. Eh, if that is your thing so be it.
7. I dunno about this. While that has always been the case, with Sony now charging for online play, PSN might turn out to be better, only time will tell. I do like some of the things MS is doing, though, like eliminating having to have seperate Gold accounts on the same XBox.
8. The controller I can't argue with. I love the XBox controller, it just feels better in my hand compared to the PS controllers.
But all the power to you. If you honestly want the One, nobody should stop you from getting it, that is your right as a consumer. All we can do is give reasons why we wouldn't purchase it.