#1 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

Is it just me or has Microsoft not been very interested in drumming up excitement over the Xbox One? I know most of the press in under embargo, but I have a PS4 and the Xbox one on pre-order and at the moment I can't seem to decide if I want to keep the Xbox One or use that money on an iPad Air. I just can't seem to get excited for the Xbox One at the moment. What do you think?

#2 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1084 posts) -


#3 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

iPad Air is crazy fast. And yeah, Microsoft's decision to withhold reviews seems a bit odd. I would wait until after the Xbox has launched. That way, you can see what people are saying and also, if you get an iPad, you may see it on sale.

#4 Edited by bigjeffrey (4162 posts) -

well if you are not excited for anything on the one, then go for the air.

#5 Edited by KirillOrlov (184 posts) -

I don't want an X1 BUT get the X1. I feel it'll be more of a long term investment rather than getting the IPad Air and having a new version come out 6-12 months later that you may want. But it's up to you.

#6 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -
#7 Posted by Krataur (319 posts) -

Is neither an option?

#8 Posted by spraynardtatum (2125 posts) -

I don't care

#9 Edited by Brendan (7519 posts) -

If you're not interesting in a $500 tech item atm, don't buy it.

#10 Edited by msavo (7522 posts) -

Neither. The iPad Air didn't really impress me after my hands on with it and the Xbox One, like all consoles in my opinion, should have a wait and see attitude.

#11 Posted by JJOR64 (18784 posts) -

Wii U. Super Mario 3D World.

#12 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4029 posts) -

XONE, and a iPad Mini Retina whenever.

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -
#14 Edited by DukesT3 (1853 posts) -


#15 Posted by spraynardtatum (2125 posts) -
#16 Posted by chiablo (847 posts) -

If you already have an iPad4:

  • Don't get the iPad or XBox One.

If you have a lot of friends who will be playing on XBox One exclusively:

  • Cancel the PS4 pre-order and get an XBox One.

I can't see any reason to get both a PS4 and XBox One at launch unless you're in the games industry or have money to burn. Launch titles are going to be garbage and by the time a good exclusive is out, the launch titles you might actually be interested in will be super cheap.

#17 Edited by dudeglove (7254 posts) -

What's an iPad Air?

#18 Edited by isomeri (1172 posts) -

If you'r not really interested in either then just spend the money on a holiday.

#19 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

I... what?

If you have a PS4 already and you care little for XONE, just save your money.

#20 Posted by Slaegar (626 posts) -

The answer is spend the $500 on a sweet ass new video card.

#21 Posted by Sergio (1773 posts) -

Unless there are games on the Xbox One you want to play, don't get it. Only get an iPad Air if you don't have the previous version, don't base it solely on your Xbox One decision.

#22 Posted by RobotHamster (4156 posts) -

Neither, save it up like a responsible person!

#23 Posted by xyzygy (9626 posts) -

X1 without a doubt. iPads are constantly being outdated, whereas the X1 is something that is supposed to last for 10+ years.

#24 Posted by Buneroid (406 posts) -

Your iPad air will be irrelevant in a couple years and an Xbox will keep you entertained for many more years.

#25 Posted by Thedrbrian (54 posts) -

iPad as it can play games at 1080p

#26 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Buying Apple products ever. Buy an Xbone instead. It'll(probably) last longer than the ipad, which will chug like a motherfucker in two major iOS updates.

#27 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

Actually, I was stuck with this decision as well, although I wasn't limiting my choice to just the XBO. I was contemplating between a PS4, XBO and Ipad Air. I went with the Ipad Air for a number of reasons. First, I bought a new gaming PC at the start of the year, so I am good for high-end graphics and such right now. Second, I don't own any other tablet. Finally, there are no launch titles that I really want to play. I know I am going to get more use out of an Ipad right now. Next year, however when Titanfall and Destiny drop, that's when I'll start thinking about a new console. Besides, by then I hope they have all the launch bugs worked out.

#28 Posted by Ben_H (3203 posts) -

iPad as it can play games at 1080p

1536p. Almost as many P's as Jeff's monitor.

I would get an iPad (or a Wii U) if I were in this situation. Though if you already have an iPad that is an iPad 3 or newer, you probably don't need the new one.

iPads are great for studying. I convert all my notes to HTML and then to PDF and it gives me a very handy platform to study from. Much harder to get distracted that way. Same with digitally distributed assignments. I don't ever print anything, just throw it on Dropbox and open it on the iPad.

#29 Posted by super2j (1611 posts) -

As a Ps4 and android guy, most definitely the ipad.

#30 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

I like to be there at the launch of systems. I too like to see them when they break or succeed. Then again, I could really use an iPad right now and Microsoft isn't really having the flag out there to get me excited about my pre-order. Man, I don't want to sound like another hater, but they really are dropping the ball this entire launch.

#31 Posted by jsnyder82 (685 posts) -

I would say Xbox One.

#32 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4029 posts) -

@mrpilkington:You should just buy an $700 iPad every year and then listen to Will Smith blaargh about it for about an hour same year after.

#33 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I still keep up with Tested.com for the most part and yeah, you are kind of right. Norm actually switch to Android, if you haven't kept up.

#34 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4029 posts) -

@mrpilkington: I still keep up with Tested, yea. I'm not sure why, though.

#35 Edited by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I'm still very tech savvy and I enjoy the talk of specific topics... but I too wonder why I still care, there isn't really anything wrong with it and they do a good job... I just can't seem to care anymore. The spark is gone or something.

#36 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4029 posts) -

@mrpilkington: The three of them are just as bad as Josh Topolsky over at The Verge. Nilay does a stand up job, but they're just so boring.

Anyway, Norm seems more like a meme-maker, than anything worth listening to on technology.