Why I Chose PS4 Over Xbox: A Confession

To get things out of the way, I used to be a die-hard Xbox fanboy. I had my Xbox 360 for over a decade. I played every Halo game for hours on end (Halo 3 is still my favorite) and played MW2 every day trying to get a nuke. I loved my Xbox 360 more than I am willing to admit, it saw me through high school and into college. When it came time to upgrade I was set on an Xbox One, but since I was in college I couldn’t afford to drop the dough. So I waited. After a couple of years, things began to change, though the Xbox boasted incredible specs, I kept looking at the PS4.

It felt like I was betraying my past self, why would I switch over? Why would I leave the things I knew for unfamiliar terrain? I’ll tell you why the PS4 was offering things that I didn’t even know the Xbox was missing. The PS4 still compares to the Xbox One in terms of hardware, though it is slightly weaker. However, this doesn’t mean that it is any less fun. The PS4 gives you the huge online multiplayer experience with Call of Duty, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and others. It also provides you amazing single player exclusives.

Titles like God of War, Uncharted, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last of Us are groundbreaking, immersive experiences that make the PS4 better than the Xbox by far. These stories have changed my perspective on what a video game can do, and I’m not afraid to admit that I teared up during The Last of Us. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but these stories really hit me in ways that, in the past, I thought could only happen through movies or books. In a market where most big-budget games are cutting out single player for more multiplayer aspects,  Sony has gone against the grain and proven that a lot of people still want story driven games. And look, I get it if you’re not about the whole story-based gameplay, different strokes and all that, but if you’re someone who enjoys being taken on a journey I say that the PS4 is the one for you.


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