Yay a gamers thread!! Prepare for an essay guys!
Personally I'm just beyond disappointed with the Xbox One. Between me and my brothers, we've bought 3 original Xboxes and about 5 or 6 360s..... But none of us are even contemplating buying an Xbox One anytime soon.
First off, the whole way MS has dealt with the media is just bad. I don't think any particular incident has been majorly bad, but there seems to have been a constant drip off bad press and silly comments from developers which have really damaged the Xbox One's image.
The price is also just ridiculous. I don't care if it comes with kinect, I don't want to be shouting at my Xbox or jumping round my room like a lunatic at 2 in the morning when I'm p,along a game. I have a kinect the now for the 360 , and it's only good for drunk Dance Central and the Assault Course game.
Then there's the issues with the actual console. Having to Internet connected doesn't bother me in the slightest tbh as my 360 is always online anyways (as is other stuff like my PC and ipad) but I can definitely see it being a problem for others. My friend, for example, works on oil rigs so there's no chance he can get a new Xbox.
The bigger issue for me is these ridiculous restrictions around swapping games. Me and my brothers all buy different games and trade them around so we all get a shot, and if we really like a game we then go and buy a few extra copies. I know MS released a statement clearing up this sure and saying you can swap games with different people, but tbh, it was such a long and confused statement I didn't even bother finishing it.
And then lastly, the biggest problem for me, is that ALL THE GAMES LOOK TERRIBLE. E3 quite frankly was a joke for MS games. They went on and on about having tons of exclusives, and then it turns out that they are counting Minecraft as one of those console exclusives. Why the heck would anybody buy a £430 console to play a game you can get for free on the PC? Th the rest of games looked awful - some childish nonsense about making your own game (Spark or something?) and a game about flying dragons (no idea what it's called), and then Ryse, which looked good, but which will get boring real quick with all the quick time events.
Most of the bigger games (Call of Duty, Watch Dogs, etc) are all going to be released on the 360 so there's no reason to upgrade for them either.
I've never had a Playstation before, and I'm not considering getting a PS4 at launch either...... But I am thinking about getting a PS3. That way I can get a cheap console and play through all the Sony exclusives I've never played (especially want to try out The Last of Us and Killzone) and then hopefully in a year or 2 the price of the new consoles will have come down and there will be more games available. Then I'll probably make my mind up between Xbox and Playstation based on the games available and what my friends and brothers have bought.