So, now that both consoles are out and most early adopters are forced to choose between one or the other, at least at launch, I think it would be interesting to hear how people came to that decision.
Personally, I chose the PS4 for several reasons, but the primary reason being exclusive games. Obviously the launch doesn't illustrate it, but I am much more confident that Sony will consistently release quality exclusives more frequently than Microsoft. Last generation Microsoft pushed exclusives early in the gen but totally abandoned that initiative as things progressed. There was a time I would have gone with Xbox for Halo alone, but the fact that Halo 4 was total shit has dissolved all my hope for the future of that series.
Additionally, Microsoft's focus on Kinect and TV integration, two things I have zero interest in, as opposed to Sony's focus on games, is a big philosophical reason I went with PS4. Finally, if I am going to be forced to pay $50 a year to play multiplayer games, I am going to go with the service that has not only promised to give out tons of free games, but has a proven track record of giving out great free games both often and in large quantities.
I'll admit, a lot about my decision was based on the promise of the PS4 and Sony's track record rather than anything concrete at this moment, but I think basing a long term decision like this solely on launch lineups isn't the best strategy.
Let me be clear, I am not trying to start a console war topic, so please don't let this devolve into that. I am just interested to hear why people chose the console they did. Also, I am not trying to slight the Wii U, it is most certainly part of this generation, but it also came out a year ago and isn't as a much a part of the decision about which of these consoles you want to get at launch. But hey, if you bought a Wii U in the past two weeks, tell us why as well.
EDIT: Mods, if this topic has been created before, I apologize, but searching is shit and I don't remember seeing anything like this.