I'm sorry if this topic comes up a lot, I honestly don't frequent these forums a whole lot. The only other forum I've been a member of for a long time is gamefaqs, and I feel like it's too full of fanboys or one company or the other to ever get a decent response.
Here's the truth though, I actually used to have a PS4, and I had to sell it for personal reasons where I needed quick cash to help out my family, and the PS4 was the fastest way I could get it. It's been several months since then, and I haven't had one since April. That being said, even when I did sell the PS4, I didn't find myself missing it a whole lot. I was going over all the games I had on it, and they were all available on my PS3 or PC in a perfectly playable fashion. I eventually got Watch Dogs for my PS3, and while I know that game was disappointing for most people, I was finding that a lot of games that are cross gen, really weren't that bad on last gen systems. When the Destiny beta came out, I played it for PS3 because I was curious how last gen would hold up, and once again I was surprised to see that it looked and ran pretty great to me. I kept thinking Destiny would be one of those games I'd have to get a PS4 again for, but now I'm not so sure. Upcoming games this year that are in question whether they'll be better on PS4, like Alien Isolation, and Dragon Age Inquisition, are kinda up in the air whether they'll still be decent on last gen. Even if they're not perfect, I have a feeling that they'll at least be playable to someone like me on PS3.
I feel like my decision to get a PS4 again would be easy if there were more games that I could ONLY play on PS4, but there are so few, and the ones that do exist or are coming out relatively soon, seem like they don't really sell the system on their own. All the cross gen games out there still seem perfectly capable on their last gen counterparts too. The one game I felt truly made me love my PS4 was Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes. I played it on every platform, from PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, and it shined on the PS4 with the 1080p/60fps, still thought it was impressive on the other systems, but it blew me away on PS4...I can't wait for the Phantom Pain, but god knows when it'll actually come out. (I'm probably a bigger MGS fan than Dan, i have a FOX tattoo on my right arm)
Xbox One I feel is a little more compelling at least in the title selection part. While I was not a big fan of the fiasco Microsoft had with the reveal of the system, nor do I care for their practices, at least they have a few more games that make the system worth buying. I do appreciate Halo, and I must admit that Master Chief collection sounds like something I would love to play. Dead Rising 3 is still something I want to play (altho now that too is coming to PC), and while the list of exclusives aren't huge, it at least has more that I might check out. I also have a friend who seems to be dead set on getting an Xbox One first, because he loves Dance Central...I wouldn't normally let him decide on what platform I get, but if I do get any multiplayer games, he's the one I'd be playing them with. I must admit, I'm not really a fan of being the weaker hardware.
All this being said, it almost seems like I shouldn't get either one because the titles aren't there yet...but with my current situation, it's actually easier for me to get a new console this year, than it will be next year. I'll be moving next year, where my income will be more limited, and it's actually easier for me to get a console this year and still be alright for a while. I'm a gamer through and through, and the idea of not having at least one of these consoles when more games start coming out would drive me nuts. Which brings me here guys...I really could use some help making a choice. What would you do based on what I've said?
So sorry that this is so long. I just wanted to be as detailed as possible.