Read an article in the Washington Post today that suggested that Microsoft seems to be better off as its focus on entertainment will likely allow it to appeal to many more people than the PS4. I'd have to agree, but even as a gamer I see the Xbox One as the better buy.
Microsoft is moving forward. This whole world is connected, digital. Itunes, Google Play Store, Steam. We all use services like this. But the PS4 is a hold out. It could be great for the short term. Jeff on Gametrailers and other guys are talking about this. But Sony can't go back. This could go another 7, 8, 10 years. And those used game policies will favor Microsoft in the long run. And Microsoft has dabbled in the subsidy programs, which could alter this whole picture of price. And the TV and Kinect stuff is going after that big audience. And that HDMI port In is huge, and has lots of potential to make your xbox more than just a games machine and today, when you drop so much money on a console, you want as much functionality as you can get.
@jdh5153: What fascinates me about you is the fact that you have undying loyalty for a console manufacturing corporation as if they were your relative, despite the fact that they've clearly went two steps further into restricting and hindering you as a consumer.
It's like you're so loyal to McDonalds against Burger King that, even as we see now live in E3 that McDonalds is planning to put cow poo in your burgers while Burger King is planning to clean your burgers extra nice, you're still eating at McDonalds because you're loyal.
I understand your human urge and need to belong and have an allegiance to certain music bands, political parties, ideologies, electronic devices and so on, but at the same time, you're a consumer who should always pick the best deal for his own budget and well-being, whenever a new set of multiple offers is available.
Xbox 360 was the better gaming machine for you last gen, now Playstation 4 is that machine, it might be Xbox 4 next gen, it all depends on what you're being offered, there's no loyalty here.
It's not that at all, the Xbox One is just better.
Restricting me? I don't buy used games, I don't believe in them, I believe in an all digital future, and you don't trade digital shit in. I'm always online, if you have a device that isn't always online you're better off throwing it in the trash, if it's not connected it's useless.
The PS4 is most certainly not that machine. It doesn't have my achievements, my friends (all of whom also are getting Xbox One), the Xbox controller, Xbox Live, the Kinect, Forza, Halo, Gears, first access to Call of Duty DLC, etc.
Those are the things I'm excited about.
I also like the hardware. All of my tech hardware happens to be Apple (MacBook, iPad, iPhone)... If I were just in it to save money I'd buy shitty Android products. I'm in it for the best experience.