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?
hehe, I was asking the same question early on. After reading this:
I'm most definitely getting an Air soon. It is just a more compelling device all around, Plus I have a gaming PC so..
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.
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.
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.
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.