(Original post by Pindar)
Xbox One, simply because it is faster than the PS4 (runs at 1.75Ghz, compared to the PS4's measly 1.5Ghz) and the Xbox One uses ESRAM which is more CPU efficient.
Also the Xbox One will stand the test of time, as it is an all-in-one entertainment box and not just a games console. Much prefer being able to switch between anything I want to do, whether it's games, music, films, video calls/conferencing, internet, TV or apps, in an instant and or multitask at the same time.
Plus there's the Kinect 2, a 3D scanning device which will definitely have some interesting third-party applications
Some hilarious misinformation right here....
1) CPU specs aren't everything especially when it comes to games consoles
2) It hasn't been confirmed what the PS4 CPU speed is but it's not going to below 1.6GHz
3) The GPU has 6 more cores in the PS4 giving it a 50% advantage there
4) the main memory in the PS4 is the GDDR5 which is almost 3x faster than the Xbones DDR3. The ESRAM was only put on there as a bandaid to make up for the ****ty speed of the DDR3 and there's only 32mb while the main memories of both systems sit at 8GB
5)ESRAM is CPU efficient? Do you even know what you're talking about? Just look at resolutiongate. COD Ghosts is 720p on the Xbox because the ESRAM was hard to optimise for. It's 1080p on ps4 native.
6)PS4 can do the app switching too but it just doesn't run both apps at the same time like the Xbox (which affects performance even more)
7) A lot of 'functionality' such as Skype and Netflix are behind a paywall. Admittedly it is pretty cool to be able to Skype your friend while gaming but TV or Netflix would just be distracting
8) Kinect? Hah. If you watched any of the live streams of the Xbox you can easily say it's worse than Siri. IMO though. You on the otherhand might like repeating yourself multiple times. Plus multitasking is not 'instantaneous'
If you want the Xbox because you like MS's ecosystem, or the games, or services or because your friends go there I can respect that. But for the reasons stated above? Laughable
Personally I'm going for the PS4 because of my friends are going there plus it's the platform that gets the exclusives that I like.