The verdict is almost unanimous. Besides a few die-hard fans of Xbox who are crying foul, the PS4 has won the competition on all counts. Much more is being offered by Sony at a much lower price than the Xbox One.
Personally, we think that you should opt for the PS4 as it seems a lot more value for money and because we are fans of the system. However, don’t take our word for it, below is a list of six reasons which might convince you to make that decision.
[textblock style="2"]1. Great First-Party Games Support[/textblock]
Sony is going all-out in featuring first-party games in the line-up of the games that are being developed for the PS4. 30 games are in development, 20 of which are due to release within a year of the console launch, 12 of them being new franchises. The first-party exclusives that have been announced for the PS4 till now are DriveClub, Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second Son and The Order: 1886.
The great support that Sony is providing for first-party games and the awesome line-up of games are reason enough to buy a PS4.
[textblock style="2"]2. 10 times more powerful than PS3[/textblock]
The next gen console from Sony, the PS4 is about 10x more powerful than its predecessor, the PS3. The phenomenal increase in power will facilitate better visuals, AI and physics. There will also be better gameplay and improvement in response time. Better lighting, anti-aliasing and possibly better frame rate will be the outcome of the increase in power.
Isn’t it reason enough for buying a PS4? Is good enough for me.
[textblock style="2"]3. PS Plus service and free games[/textblock]
With the PlayStation 4 comes the unrivaled PS Plus service, a membership which never flatters to deceive. As PS3 users will swear by, the PS Plus provides many mouth watering offers and many free games. Example may be taken here of Battlefield 3 which has been announced to be free of cost for PS Plus members.
Free games? Don’t know why some are still thinking of not buying a PS4.
[textblock style="2"]4. Reasonably priced[/textblock]
Priced at $399, the PS4 is reasonably priced compared to the sheer amount of facilities and goodies it is offering. Sony has somewhat managed to monopolize their console to a certain extent by offering it at a price that is $100 lower than its rival, the Xbox One.
Money matters. Reason enough to buy a PS4 over its competition.
[textblock style="2"]5. Healthy Indie Games Support[/textblock]
Sony is supporting Indie games to further promote their vision of “games over all else”. More than a few Indie games have been announced and more have been promised to be on the line. The games that have been announced till now are Mercenary Kings, Outlast, Don’t Starve and Transistor.
The games seem promising and will developments as the PS4 approaches release will be interesting to see. Another reason to buy the PS4.
[textblock style="2"]6. PS Vita Remote Play[/textblock]
There is no doubt that the unique Remote Play feature is a big selling point for consumers. Unrivaled in this department, Sony is further developing this feature which will be seen in the pair up of the PS4 and the PS Vita. New features will be available after the advent of the PS4 like the the screens of both the PS Vita and the PS4 will be on simultaneously when Remote Play is in effect.
Although it is dependent on the internet speed, the unparalleled convenience that the Remote Play offers is reason enough to buy the PS4.
Here is the list of the features of the PS4 which we think will work its way in opining you in buying the next gen console from Sony. Your views, as always, are welcome. Do comment.