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Topic: Leaving PlayStation for Xbox (share your experiences of you or someone leaving PS for Xbox)

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Insightful

I thought it would never happen but it has: I'm leaving PlayStation for Xbox.

This isn't a rant or a rally against PlayStation.

I've spent the past year having an internal struggle but it's all over.

PlayStation will always be in my heart but after a generation of annoyances from Sony I've tapped out and called it a day.

My qualms about PlayStation throughout the PS4 generation were plentiful from the lack of mp offerings compared to PS3 to the average PS Plus monthly games to even the disappointing PS4 Pro which came with no 4K bluray drive, weaker specs than Xbox One X and the ANNOYING fan.

Xbox, at this moment in time, looks like the perfect package. Yes, the sp games badly need to be better in quality but the purchase of Zenimax has seemingly rectified that. I just can't wait to fully dive into the world of Xbox but before I do it's a sad farewell to PlayStation and to all the truly great memories it left me with. I'll always cherish the Resistance franchise's mp offerings and the buildup to tlou's release was something I'll never forget.

Thank you, PlayStation but my future is Xbox.

The objective of this topic is to discuss whether you or someone you know has left PlayStation for Xbox this gen so please don't derail it.

Share your experiences. Are you leaving PlayStation for Xbox? If so, which PlayStation memories do you cherish.

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Tasuki

I don't understand why a person needs to leave one to have the other. It makes no sense. All three systems, Switch, PlayStation and Xbox all have unique experiences that makes it worth owning all three.

To cast one off just deprives oneself of great gaming experiences. Even back during my childhood when kids in the schoolyard would be shouting Sega is better no Nintendo is better it never made sense to me. I wanted to play both Mario and Sonic, Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi. Even now I want to play Gears and I want to play Last of Us as well as Mario Odyssey.

I guess I just missed the rule where it says you can only like one and not the other.

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JGRockford

As above, there is no binary rule, where consoles have different appeal. While I have moved from Sony to Microsoft, there are games from Nintendo and Sony that I could appreciated.

Down the road, once the PS5 Pro comes, I'll pick one up. Until then, am enjoying the Series X

JGRockford

Insightful

Everyone is different. Some people are comfortable gaming on multiple consoles whereas others, like myself, prefer to stick to one console and ecosystem.

There is no "rule where it says you can only like one and not the other".

I have my grievances with PlayStation which I have detailed and don't wish to stay with PS. Xbox is, imho, the better long-term proposition anyway so I'm absolutely doing the best thing for my interests.

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Tasuki

@JGRockford I too plan on getting a PS5 down the road to go with my Switch and Xbox One. To be honest the reason I went with a Series X first this Gen was I was able to get ahold of one first. Last Gen I went with PS4 first well because of the disastrous E3 presentation MS had and the choice to bundle launch Xbox Ones with the Kinect.

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KilloWertz

@Tasuki A person doesn't, and there are plenty of people that own multiple consoles. I've owned a PlayStation and an Xbox every generation possible, but was looking to finally change that this generation. Too much bumping back and forth between the consoles to completely appreciate what one or the other has to offer, plus sometimes ending up buying games on both consoles (my fault on that one, I know).

I ended up with a PS5 at the beginning of this new generation, but like the OP, I am looking into making the switch to Xbox as my one and only console as well. Sony has had a great run and obviously has great exclusives, but imo they are starting to get to be like what people criticized Microsoft for before the bottom fell out of their first party output, and that is relying on too much of the same. While they still end up being really good, they are relying on a lot of the same IPs now and a lot of the games are story-driven action/adventure games. Miles Morales was good, but aside from the Venom powers, I felt like I was playing the first one all over again. I'm disappointed with their choices with the new UI as well, even though I may be in the minority there. Forcing the cards into their trophies takes what was a really clean presentation of them and kind of makes them look like a mess. Also, replacing the What's New page with a pretty useless Explore page was a step back. It was also said that they were finally going to have progress tracking with trophies, but that has been a lie for the most part so far. I've only seen progress tracking on trophies that appear as activities in their much hyped by Sony cards system. It was a feature I was really hoping would finally become a reality, as it's a big deal to me to be able to have progress tracking for cumulative achievements/trophies. I've loved the fact that Xbox has had that for as long as I can remember.

The future of Xbox in regards to first party output looks very intriguing for the first time in a long time. In a year or two, things could be very interesting when games from their studio acquisitions like Obsidian, Ninja Theory, and obviously the ZeniMax group start releasing their games they've been working on like Hellblade 2 and Avowed. Plus, the already in-house ones like The Initiative with the reboot of Perfect Dark and the Forza developer's reboot of Fable. Things are looking as exciting as it was back in the late Xbox and early Xbox 360 days.

If I can land a Series X anytime soon, I'll likely sell my PS5 because I only want one console this generation as well for reasons I've already stated. I've gotten hands-on time with a Series X already and was quite impressed even if their UI is pretty much exactly the same. I'm fine with that, and while I wasn't a fan of the design of the Series X at first, I have to give Microsoft credit for actually delivering on a whisper quiet running system that is also very fast. Their SSD isn't as fast as Sony's, but it's more than fast enough, especially with Quick Resume.

KilloWertz

dmcc0

I've never really been into the whole console wars/brand loyalty thing to be honest. I've had a range of consoles over the years and bought what's suited me best at the time. For whatever reason I've gone for Playstation over Xbox; mainly for the DVD and Blu Ray players for PS2 and PS3 if I'm honest. Didn't bother last gen with either PS4 or XBox as I wasn't playing much at the time and couldn't really justify either. Went for a Series S this time around (my first XBox), mainly due to Game Pass and backwards compatibility that was on offer - I can play loads of stuff I missed out on previous generations and can usually pick them up cheap; I tend not to buy games at release anyway.

I might pick up a Playstation later this Gen if they do a slim or something similar, but at the moment I'm happy with the Series S (and a Switch). I've still got all my old consoles too apart from the Mega Drive and original Playstation, so never going to run out of stuff to play any time soon; got a backlog on Dreamcast and Gameboy Advance to get through!

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LtSarge

@KilloWertz I think Microsoft's first-party output is looking more compelling than PlayStation's as well. I also agree that most of their games are the same open world action/adventure games, although I am loving games like Horizon Zero Dawn thus far so I don't mind some more for the foreseeable future. Not to mention that games like Sackboy and Miles Morales are also on PS4 and the next Horizon game will be on PS4 as well. And if the next God of War also comes to PS4 along with next Horizon this year, then I don't see what else will come out after 2021 that's only on PS5. Guerrilla and Santa Monica will both have released their main titles this year. Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch released new games last year on PS4 so it's going to be a long time before they'll release new ones. Insomniac released Miles Morales last year and is releasing the new Ratchet & Clank this year. Out of these games, R&C is the only PS5 exclusive, the rest I can just play on PS4. Not to mention that Xbox is starting to get more third-party titles that used to be exclusive on PlayStation, like Kingdom Hearts, NieR, Yakuza and so on. If Microsoft acquires SEGA, then the Persona series will also arrive on Xbox. In other words, there will be no major first-party exclusives for 2-3 years after 2021 and Sony will also inevitably release a PS5 Pro down the line. Based on all of this, there's literally no point in investing in a PS5 this early in the generation.

Instead, imagine the cluster of first-party titles that Microsoft will release in the coming years. They have 20+ studios working on games now, we're going to see a consistent output of first-party games every year. I'm definitely looking forward to that.

LtSarge

TrueAssassin86x

I'm gonna throw my two cents in here, I dont understand this whole leaving one console for another business. I am 34 and been gaming in what seems like forever. My first console was the super nintendo system and only had a few games till i got older. I guess i understand about being mad at one company or another but you do realize that neither company cares about your loyalty.

I've always had any of the big 3 at any given time. Ps2/Xbox, Ps3/Xbox 360, Ps4/Xbox 1/Switch. I never leave a brand if i get bored with one console i jump to the other one for awhile then back again. Yes sony does have there annoyance but there exclusives are always better. I would suggest holding on to your Ps4 then get a Xbox.

Fan of games not consoles.

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Krzzystuff

When i was younger and had disposable income and more importantly TIME to play i owned all the systems. Last gen i missed it entirely cuz i gave my wife that 9 month allergic reaction where the belly swelled up...twice...so no time for games was anywhere to be found. When I decided to get back into gaming last year only PS5 was on my radar....I'm now an Xbox owner. For me personally the attraction of gamepass and the ability to try any game i wanted without consequence really pushed me over the line. Now if I had the cash and time to play everything then i would likely own all systems at some point but because i had to choose just one i went with Xbox after owning PS1-3. So sometimes people do have to choose just one and it doesn't have to be down to any fanboy reasoning. The cost of the games and my concerns about the PS5 quality pushed me away from my intended purchase. Eventually we might get a switch in the house for the kids but I'm likely just sticking with Xbox for the foreseeable future, especially with PS games going to PC, unless MS and the competition give me a reason to switch. These aren't drug cartels....you can leave whenever you want....it's not a life time commitment.

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Krzzystuff

LtSarge

@Krzzystuff I feel like your situation should be common for many console gamers, which is why I find it weird how several people in this thread don't seem to understand that. Not everyone has time and money to spend on multiple consoles. Maybe they are working under the assumption that if you had the choice and time/money isn't an issue, then you should get all consoles but that's not how real life is.

Either way, I'm the same as you in this regard since I'm getting older and have to manage my own finances as well as allocate my time more carefully. That's why I'll most likely only get one current-gen console for the foreseeable future. Even if I had the money to buy both consoles, I simply wouldn't have the time to play all the games that I want to play. Besides my immense backlog, games nowadays are in general getting longer and so it's much more time-consuming to get through all of them. So I personally don't have a need for multiple current-gen consoles, much less one since I'm still getting through my PS4/XB1 backlogs.

LtSarge

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@KilloWertz

Well said, buddy.

It just feels like Xbox is so damn awesome and is going places.

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Tasuki

@LtSarge I work 40 hours a week, have the usual list of honey-dos and am remodeling a house as well, so I understand how really life is. Sometimes I don't play video games for weeks on end, when. I do I like having the ability to play what game I want no matter the console it's on. Maybe tonight I would want to play Gears 5 maybe tomorrow I want to play The Last of Us maybe next week I would want to play Mario Kart 8.

Also what happens if you have other family members who are gamers as well? Or are using the Xbox to say watch a Blu-ray or stream Netflix? It happens to my friend. If for example my son wants to play Madden on the Xbox well I can just grab my Switch and play some Breathe of the Wild off screen.

Sticking with one console would be like someone saying well I like movies so I am only going to subscribe to Netflix, but in reality sticking with just Netflix means you miss so much.

As for not having money if a person is smart they can have both consoles during a generations lifespan. You don't have to get both right at the start it's also how you manage a backlog. You buy one play what it has to offer for a year or so then you get the other one. By that time they have a price drop or you can find used ones pretty easy plus then you have a ton of new games not available anywhere else on that system.

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Joe123

I moved from Sega to Ps1, Ps2, then over to 360, then to ps4 (with a few handhelds alongside the home consoles - Lets just say I have been into gaming for a while!). Now, i think I will be going back to Xbox. I suppose what I am saying is that loyalty hasn’t ever really been on my mind when it comes to gaming, I pick up the console that appeals the most to me each generation.

The Ps4 is a brilliant console and has had some great exclusives, so no regrets about that. But GamePass is a massive draw, and working full time with a family means I am generally reluctant to spend £50-70 on games that I may not like, or realistically may not have time to really play. A lot of the indie games I buy for ps4 also seem to launch on Gamepass, so it will save me there as well. I may well swap mid life cycle if there are some ps5 exclusives that I feel I am missing, I have never owned two home consoles from the same generation, so if it comes to that I guess I would sell the Xbox. But as it stands, I am definitely looking at Xbox this generation and looking forward to picking one up when I can!

Joe123

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@Joe123

Right on. I have switched between consoles too. I have no regrets but now Xbox really does feel like the better long-term investment particularly with their outstanding b/c efforts and free upgrades. Game Pass is ridiculous value for money.

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Tasuki

@Joe123 Right I agree with Gamepass. In a way too that helps me save money for games on my other consoles. I know most of MS hard hitting exclusives Forza, Gears, and now possible Bethesda's games will be available day one on Gamepass. Then as part of the Gamepass we get EA games like Madden and FIFA so I don't need to get those on other consoles. Instead I can use that money to get the PS and Nintendo exclusives on their consoles that I want to play.

In all honesty I probably should have got the Series S cause I don't use discs on my Xbox Series X at all. Only thing is I wanted the power of the Series X. That's one thing I wish MS did like Sony offer a disc less version at $100 cheaper of their top machine. They could have still had a Series S but two Series X would have been nice, but I digress.

But yeah Gamepass is awesome.

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LtSarge

@Tasuki I agree with you that people shouldn't limit themselves to one console since they would be missing out on certain games. But most people aren't like us who want to play all kinds of games. They can just be happy with one console for years to come, I know plenty of people like that. The thing is that I wouldn't tell someone who wants to get one console to just get all three instead. Because it's not worth it for that person since he/she obviously isn't as enthusiastic about video games as I am. If that person were though, he/she would already know to get all three consoles. At the end of the day, the choice comes down to the product that's the most convenient for the consumer. And with Xbox, you get a console with full backwards compatibility, Game Pass that offers hundreds of titles, a company that's continuously acquiring new studios and adding more future titles for you to play on Game Pass, a controller that's standardised on PCs, a budget or a high-end model and much more. So that's why I think a lot of people are opting for Xbox, not only for the games but for the many conveniences that it has over the competitors' products.

LtSarge

Joe123

I agree that a variety of games is a good thing. Im currently playing Ghost of Tsushima for some solo play, Door Kickers Action Squad with a friend a couple of times a week for some online multiplayer, and also have Mario 3D world on Switch Lite. I realistically get about 5 or 6 hours gaming in a week, which feels enough for me. Im certainly a casual gamer, and perhaps GamePass will suit me more due to that. Having not had an Xbox One, there are some really good games that I missed last gen that I can catch up on.

@Insightful and @Tasuki I completely agree with the value, they seem to be very consumer friendly at the moment which is a huge draw for me. Ps5 looks like a brilliant console, my friends who have them are really happy with them, but I loved gaming on my 360 and Xbox have really won me back around with the launch of this gen. I am hoping to go Series X as my Tv is 4k and it will be my only home console, but I have used a Series S and its a brilliant little machine.

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