PS4 vs. Xbox One Is Like The Most Boring Console War Ever
It sure started off with a bang, didn't it?
In 2013, the entire industry was gearing up for the event of the millennium: Not one, but two brand new consoles launching within a few weeks of one another. Who had ever heard of such a thing?
The stage was set for an epic confrontation and the hype was through the roof. And I suppose one could argue that given the relative closeness of this race thus far (Xbox One is hardly out of it), there's plenty of intrigue. But I don't really see that. With a distinct lack of exclusives on both sides, there's really not much controversy or discussion among the PlayStation and Xbox faithful. The problem is that neither system has really stood out for any particular reason thus far, and that makes things boring.
These two systems are just too much alike. Remember the astronomical differences between Dreamcast and PS2, for instance? Or the original PlayStation vs. N64? Even PS3 and 360 had more differences, especially out of the gate. PS4 and Xbox One have a bunch of multiplats, similar price, similar reliability (or so it seems), similar apps and services, and a few solid exclusives here and there. That's about it; not much else to talk about. What's the biggest news so far? That the new Tomb Raider is a timed Xbox One exclusive? Big deal.
Oh, and the less said about the freakin' Wii U the better. Maybe Nintendo can spice things up if they produce a new Nintendo that can actually compete with PS4 and Xbox One, but I doubt it. 'yawn'
5/6/2015 9:50:25 PM Ben Dutka