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Xbox or Playstation 4 for Christmas 2016? November 4, 2016

A year ago, any gamer would have told you hands down to buy a PlayStation 4 from Sony. I think the decision is much harder this year. Microsoft has brought a whole new slew of features to the Xbox One making it much more enticing. You’ve got the Windows 10 roll out to Xbox One revamping the entire OS. You’ve got the ability to play all your older 360 games now for free. You’ve got exclusives like Tomb Raider and Halo. Oh dear, Halo. It makes things tough. PlayStation 4 is still the graphics juggernaut out of the two. But everything else has kinda evened up. I am not going to tell you to go with one or the other, I still am a big PC guy and probably always will be. To be honest here, I’ve just got too much invested in my PC gaming set up. We’re talking over $1,500 in my system, plus the desk, and office chair. Then gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, the list goes on so you probably get the jist of things.

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PS4 Will Be Sony’s Biggest Launch Ever, Xbox One Preorders Outpacing Xbox 360 November 4, 2015

In its first-quarter earnings for the 2014 fiscal year released today, EA COO Peter Moore revealed that Sony and Microsoft were seeing high interest in their new consoles, with a majority of gamers actually being aware of the incoming systems.

According to Moore, Sony believes PS4 will be its biggest console launch to date, while Microsoft says Xbox One preorders have been trending higher than Xbox 360 when the latter launched back in 2005. This comes as Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted that demand for the console was “through the roof”.

Elsewhere, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes Xbox One could out-ship PlayStation 4 this fall. Speaking in to GI.biz, Sebastian said that Microsoft had gained back its momentum after its DRM reversal.

“Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft’s Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks,” Sebastian said. “Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony’s PS4.”

Both consoles will launch later this year.

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