Last generation (2013) I started firmly in the PS4 camp. I thought the original Xbox with the Kinect was a bloated overpriced, underpowered piece of crap. Its E3 announcement became a laughing stock, and Sony stole the show.
I came around to Xbox when the S launched. It was a nice machine, and I missed the Xbox exclusives I had been missing, like Forza and Forza Horizon.
When the Xbox One X came out, I was sold. This thing was excellent. So small, so heavy, so tightly packed. Forget about boring exclusives… All the 3rd party games look best on Xbox One.
At this point, my PS4 is collecting dust. I actually sold it.
A little bit later, I wanted to play Horizon Zero Dawn and Spider-Man. I borrowed a PS4 to play these games and was so impressed that I picked up a PS4 Pro. (incidentally, I borrowed a WiiU to play Breath of the Wild around the same time)
I went on to play Yakuza, God of War, Death Stranding, Last of Us Remastered, and now at the end of this generation, I’m prepped to go into the next 100% in the PS5 camp. The exclusives won me over in the end.
Xbox Series X looks great, GamePass is great, Smart Delivery is great, and I look forward to Microsoft winning me back over during the next-gen. They have purchased a lot of new studios, and I look forward to what they are going to create.
What console will you buy first? Will you buy them both at launch? What console exclusives will get you to pull the trigger on each platform?