What Are Your Current Next-Gen Plans?

Posted July 24th, 2013 at 5:00 pm


With just three to four months to go until the next generation of consoles arrive, and over a month since Microsoft’s reversal on restrictive DRM, it’s a good time to again gauge consumer perception towards the PlayStation 4 (which has guaranteed launch day bundles available again on Amazon) and Xbox One and reassess potential purchase plans with the sports gaming community largely in mind.

Advantage wise the PS4 is slightly more powerful, includes a headset, has a longer DVR gameplay recording time frame (15 minutes vs 5 minutes), likely will have the only MLB game, and is $100 cheaper. The Xbox One packs in Kinect, offers instant switching to TV, will get some exclusive content for EA Sports games, and has a yet-to-be-detailed NFL partnership. Console exclusive titles will factor into consideration also but as far as sports games go all except for MLB: The Show will be available on both. EA recently announced Ultimate Team content will transfer from current to next gen for Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14 but that will only apply to those going from 360 to One and PS3 to PS4.

Which console are you leaning towards buying this holiday season? Are you going for both at launch or waiting until later to get one? Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comments!