Brilliant write up, and I agree that the XBox One is slightly ahead, even as it struggles to match PS4 sales. Great time to own both systems. One in the bedroom, one in the living room. Good to be a gamer.
It's all matter of personal preference when it comes to choosing the right console for yourself or a loved one. The Xbox One seems to be more worth it because of it's entertainment features alone and it's backwards compatibility. Where the Xbox One may be a flop in the visual department it's damn good pick for casual Gamers like myself I don't need fancy hardware to have a good time.
I own both and I prefer the dualshock controller and the PS4 interface, but that is purely personal taste. I own several of the exclusive games and all have their merits, so the real deciding factor is which platform your friends play on - mine are on the PS4.
Since nobody wants to give a clear cut answer, I will. I had the PS4 when it originally released. After having the 360 (and loving it) I decided to go back to my original gamer console..the PlayStation. I first was disappointed with the PlayStation and decided to trade it for the one, I thought it still had the arcade on it and come to find out it didn't, that initially pissed me off but I just figured to keep it and wait on some games. It literally has been almost three years and Xbox has yet to deliver anything that moves me. They have only two exclusive titles (I'm not interested in halo or gears of war..and sunset overdrive is a joke so that doesn't count) and Microsoft doesn't give its consumers what they want, they promised us fight night on backwards compat...we NEVER got it, by the time it comes on there I probably won't even have an Xbox one anymore. If all you care about is graphics and gaming, LISTEN TO ME!! Get the PS4 and don't think twice. All that other shit that Xbox does on the interface and online gadget like attractions is all smoking mirrors. To me in my eyes, the Xbox one is a failure.
Ps4 is better for gaming, Xbox one is better for tv show/movie entertainment purposes. Especially since the console that goes against the One S hasn't even came out yet and the regular PS4 out performs it still hardware wise, illness laggy, way more fluent. I own both consoles and play the Xbox one more lately but it's just because I wanted to beat Dead rising 3, but it's so glitchy, there was cars floating in the air the other night lol, I'm getting agitated with it and think I'm just gonna go back to PS4.
Thanks for providing a great insight to both. I think the choice is according to personal preferences and vary from person to person. Some will always say that the PS is better, while for others it's the Xbox.
Something that might be worth pointing out about the free games every month on both consoles. Xbox 360 games are free forever once redeemed from Games with Gold meaning you don't need Gold to play them, Xbox One games only remain playable if you have Gold. The PSN isn't as generous and ALL games redeemed become unplayable if you choose not to renew Plus