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  A Slow start....comes good

| | See all wonderfullife's reviews (2)

having the day one release console it has been a rough time, stuttering TV, no 5.1 surround sound, rubbish party chat, temper mental voice controls, no battery indication etc etc. No having been a beta tester for the March update i can now safely say Microsoft has finally given us the console that should have been given at launch. EA servers still suck and Battlefield 4 was a shocking mess at launch. Things have stabilized and i love BF4 so much more than Ghosts. You have to remember that this is early days in a console life and just look how good the 360 became, the future is looking good indeed.

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  Rushed and Incomplete

| | See all Sage69's reviews (2)

The xbox one is not ready for market even after three months. It does not have the usability or functionality of the 360. The games are no leap forward over the 360. Ghosts and Black Flag are no better on the next gen console. The exclusive titles are poor. I have played Ryse and it is a rushed and unpolished game. No optical out. No Kinect game.
Stick with your 360 until there is a true next gen only game that you want.
Titanfall may be a saving grace, but a slap in the face to those of us that purchased early, as you can now purchase an xbox one with a copy of Titanfall for 399.00. An 80.00 saving over the people that supported the new console from the start.
Microsoft have made so many U turns over games and pricing that I doubt they even know what they are doing.
If I were to buy now I would purchase the more powerful and gamer focused PS4.

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  Waste

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Waste of money keep the 360 so much more you can do with it than the one u cant even get party chat to work half the time I think its a waste of money

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  The only Choice

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Owning both a PS4 and the xbox one. I can say without doubt that regardless of the specs on paper the xbox one delivers a far superior game play and graphical experience. I have multiple games on both consoles of the same titles so I can play with various comrades. And the gaming experience shines out on xbox live over the play station network. Besides that the PS4 is slower at almost all tasks. And the graphics look severely inferior. If you want the best gaming experience and the best graphical performance then as my title says this is the only choice.

Not forgetting Kinect. Such a smart little device. And far more responsive than the additional camera for the PS4.

If you're undecided check out screen shots of games like BF4 between the two consoles online. So much more detail on the xbox one. And so much missing in comparison on the PS4.

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  The only Choice

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Owning both a PS4 and the xbox one. I can say without doubt that regardless of the specs on paper the xbox one delivers a far superior game play and graphical experience. I have multiple games on both consoles of the same titles so I can play with various comrades. And the gaming experience shines out on xbox live over the play station network. Besides that the PS4 is slower at almost all tasks. And the graphics look severely inferior. If you want the best gaming experience and the best graphical performance then as my title says this is the only choice.

Not forgetting Kinect. Such a smart little device. And far more responsive than the additional camera for the PS4.

If you're undecided check out screen shots of games like BF4 between the two consoles online. So much more detail on the xbox one. And so much missing in comparison on the PS4.

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  Flawed and Rushed

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First up I have owned all of the previous consoles I have no bias to any. However the swaying for me was decided by the chance to have this all in one hub.

First up the upgrade which is mandatory as part of the set up. On an average 6mbps broadband wired connection this took approx 20 mins to download. Preference settings also meant entire set up took approx 45 mins.

Other issues are you cannot set up surround sound settings yet, they are in beta mode and only via hdmi connection which means if you have cable or satelite connection (which you need for the TV setting) your sound system needs to have 2 hdmi ports. Optical ports are there but they do not work yet. Im sorry but what is the point in having the all in 1 entertainment system without surround sound??

The TV function that the all in one media hub promise is based on is poor also. My HD broadcast of Sky Sports I was watching as I set up was very stuttering although the sound came through fine, then when turned over to a non HD channel it crashed.

Kinect is a work in progress. Commands they want you to practice in the set up work fine, different story when its anything else. The positive side is the camera although boxy looking is a heck of a lot more better build than the fragility offered by the 360 version. Gestures are ropey at best.

The apps and home menu are fairly confusing also, why the 360 layout was not even offered makes no sense, I found myself shouting random words to find any option (usually followed by a curse word)

Game installation is the biggest joke of the lot. I set up my xbox and started the installation of Fifa 14. 4 hours later I am now only at 38%, to compare my friends PS4 version also download from the store with same download speeds took 25 mins. I could not even play my copy of Forza as it needs to install also (as do all games now do on these next gen machines), problem is it cannot install two programs/apps at the same time, so 1 is queued as the other runs. After a certain length of download you can play the game but what you can do is limited until further into the download. It even requires an app to be downloaded to play Bluray discs???? This is surely standard??

Graphically, please calm down both consoles are not leaps and bounds ahead, they are gorgeous though. Wait for Titanfall to show off more the consoles graphical power.

The Joypad has apparently had 40 adjustments made all I will say is feels okay but the huge letter buttons do feel a bit like your nans big button telephone.

I fully understand the Playstation 4 blurb "This is for the gamers" because thats what it does. They made no promises or adverts showing how simple it all is to have the all in 1 entertainment hub, they said we are making a games machine and they have delivered. In my humble opinion Microsoft rushed out an incomplete console. It has the POTENTIAL to deliver upon its promises but just not right now. The first inevitable 2014 update will be awaited as eagerly as the console itself. So much to fix and so much finalise This can and will be a fine system but I feel I should have waited.

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  Not bad but not the best

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The Xbox One has been over ten years in the waiting and in that time they could of delivered a bit more, it seems that Microsoft have rushed this product out in time for Xmas and probably because Sony announced the PS4 for an Xmas launch.

The hardware itself is a big improvement on the 360 but sadly is underpowered when compared to the PS4. On the graphic side the GPU has 768 cores compared to 1152 on the PS4. This shows when running games as they have been downscaled to 720p or upscaled to 1080p but not natively in 1080p.

Where the Xbox One shines is the game lineup with no less than 13 exclusive titles coming before Easter. With that in mind, there's no need to get one before Xmas as the launch titles don't live up to much.

Hopefully when the extra features become available next year I'll enjoy playing on it but I'll probably stick with my 360 until some decent games come out and I'll probably get a PS4 anyway.

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  Terrible

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Controller is similar but feels worse. Can't play 360 games on it. Microsoft servers are needed for some games. Freezes often. I wouldn't recommend it. Get an Xbox 360 for 1/5 of the price.

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  The perfect console

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I do believe this is the perfect console. It has everything you could ever want as a gamer inside a 16" very technical Xbox. The kinect works very well, the set up is very easy and didn't take long at all. The games do take a while to update, but you only have to update once then your rocking and rolling. The games so far are unbelievable. The graphics, gameplay, so smooth and beautiful to play. I would advise buying Ryse and Assassins Creed black flag, the 2 best games if you ask me but I haven't played BF4 yet. The gamepad is very nice and comfortable to use. The only fault I could have is you can't play 360 games on it, but I think this could be updated at some point, and party chat is really poor. So far me and my mate haven't figured out how to speak to eachother, possible faulty headset, but apart from this it's worth every single penny. People who receive the consoles that don't read discs are just unlucky but they know they will get a replacement for the price of nothing. Top drawer!

  Would be great if it worked

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The machine seems generally well built but my one had a faulty disc drive. A quick google search found that I am not the only one. Many customers have ended up with machines that will not recognise discs.

The new dashboard is a pain to navigate. Microsoft seem to be forcing users to use the connect by making it nearly impossible to find many features quickly using the pad and there seems to be no way of actually stopping an installed game from running once it's been started.

For the money you may be better off upgrading your pc instead.

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