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Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours

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Another million for obamacare

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xboner one, what a joke...

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Microsoft sold over a million copies n 13 countries and Sony 1 million in 2 countries and microsoft is the one breaking a record? WTF?

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Both consoles have good launches, and that's good since all these show some revival in the gaming industry. XB1 launched in 13 countries, while PS4 launched only in US and Canada (why only 2 countries Sony?), but XB1 also cost $100 more, so it's good to see that people are still willing to pay these prices for good machines (and these are good machines):

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5135320/microsoft-sells-over-1-million-xbox-one-consoles-in-less-than-24-hours/in/4116279

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Seems like both of them are doing great. Nintendo is the only loser i guess :(

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Not sure what this has to do with obamacare. But...I think ill go for the xbox one because of the exclusives.

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It is not really fair to quote the Sony only in 2 countries and MS in 14 when all available sold, at least I am assuming all were sold. Still, the PS3 caught up with the XB360, and now MS doesn't have the one year lead and the problems of PS3's hard to program cell chip that cause developers problems.

The initial batch appear to have some isolated problems. For some early purchasers, PS4 has some booting/HDD issues, and there are videos of a XB1 disk drive problem.

For me, the PS4 is a better looking machine, much smaller, no separate power brick, better controller, no need for a video camera to be constantly watching your front room, and freedom from the whole MS wanting to dominate the world thing. Still, only a few good games in the initial line-up of both consoles. BF4 and COD are supposed to look better on the PS4, I haven't seen the XB1 versions, but the PS4 versions look very good.

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Mine was finally delivered last night after an unfortunate delay (thanks DHL), and all I can say is... no regrets! I've been looking forward to this system for a long time, and so far it's living up to expectations. I have not had any hands on the PS4 so I can't really give any comparison, but out of the two next-gen consoles only the Xbox One appealed to me. That's just a personal preference though, as I've always found the Xbox experience more satisfying somehow.

Regardless of the misinformation that's been thrown out all over the net, the Xbox One was done with gaming very much in mind. It's also capable of doing so much more (part of what appeals to me since my family and I use the consoles for more than just gaming). Wait until you get a chance to have some hands on experience with the PS4 and Xbox One before you make any judgements on either console, they're both fantastic systems. I'm really looking forward to how they evolve over the next 10 or so years.

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FreeinJapan, Agreed, both consoles seem very good and buyers will be happy with either one.

My friends are on PS, and it is the most familiar for me. So, that was a primary reason for my decision to get a PS4.

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It is not really fair to quote the Sony only in 2 countries and MS in 14 when all available sold, at least I am assuming all were sold.

That's a reasonable statement. Whether it's distributed in just 2 countries or spread out in 13 countries, all stocks of >1 million were sold, and there's still over 2 million orders in the waiting list for both consoles.

Still, the PS3 caught up with the XB360, and now MS doesn't have the one year lead and the problems of PS3's hard to program cell chip that cause developers problems.

It helps to sell early than late though because for the lifetime of the console, there'd be higher games per console sales tie ratio (leading to more profit), helping the 360 1st, PS3 2nd, and the Wii 3rd last generation. But unlike the PS3, the PS4 is actually the cheaper console than the Xbox this time, so that shoe is on Microsoft's foot to justify the expense of Kinect 2.0 like Sony did with Blu-ray. On the other hand, this time Sony doesn't have the advantage of Blu-ray when consumers were switching from DVD to Blu-ray. Yet as time goes on and parts become cheaper to make, the console prices would become the same (like they what happened with 360 and PS3 prices).

For me, the PS4 is a better looking machine, much smaller, no separate power brick, better controller, no need for a video camera to be constantly watching your front room,

Pros and cons: PS4 design does look better and smaller, though that increases the chance of heat issues in the long run as parts age and deteriorate (as any PC builder would tell you). Internal power brick that small is an engineering feat and makes it easier to move around, but when it fails as all power supplies eventually do, it'd be harder to replace than simply buying another brick (especially for lay-people who can't open a computer). Controller is up to people's preferences, including whether it's the new touchpad on the PS4 or the improved trigger and recessed D-pad of XB1. As for the video camera, news months ago already, the Kinect need no longer connected for the XB1 to function.

Still, only a few good games in the initial line-up of both consoles. BF4 and COD are supposed to look better on the PS4, I haven't seen the XB1 versions, but the PS4 versions look very good.

A friend who has both consoles side-by-side: same games look the same for all but the most discerning of gamers (which includes him BTW hahaha). PS4's look a bit better but little difference, both use Bluray, 1080p upscales. But if ya gonna multiplayer online, XBL is generally better than PSN. PCs still the best though. Just enjoy the games ya like to play.

Also something else that people don't usually talk about though: we're bit disappointed that Sony hasn't improved much the PS OS (yet?). It improves playing games, yes, but that's about it. Even compared to Android and iOS, it's starting to look outdated even though it's on a more powerful machine. For better or worse, the XB1 OS is becoming more like a computer's - but think of future possibilities: if it can run on your computer, it may run on XB1, including multitasking apps and programs (think game emulators and ports). We get that Sony is not an OS company, so we don't expect much, but Sony has worked with Google before, like Google TVs - so wouldn't it be something if they work together developing OS improvements to be future-proof.

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