Upcoming/Current Gen Console Comparison
WiiU - Entry Level; Found to be for "Economic" Households; Bad "Casual" rep from predecessor; Tablet-Like main controller; Backwards Compatable; "Family Friendly"
Exlusive Series: Mario, Metroid, DonkyKong, Kirby, SmashBrothers, Mario&Sonic@Olympics(yr).
PS4 - Successor to PS3; x86 (64-bit) AMD Architecture; Comparable to a modern mid-range Gaming PC; $50 "Plus" online membership fees for multiplayer Annual; Recommended for RPG, Driving, Third-Person shooters. Known Caveats: PlayStation Eye is back, and will be below par with the new Kinect; Not Backwards Compatible (New Architecture); Favorite of "Otakus" (Japanese Pop-Culture Nerds)
Well-Known Exclusive Series: Uncharted, inFamous, God of War, Gran Turismo, Kingdom Hearts (Non-Hand-Held)
Xbox One - Successor to Xbox 360; Comparable to Modern lower-mid-range Gaming PC; $45-50 Annual "Live" Subscription for most multiplayer/features; Not Backwards Compatible (New Architecture); New Kinect is more responsive, but required to turn console on. Known for DLC Deals (Early/Exclusive) with both EA and Activision; Sports Fans/FPS Fan's Console.
Well-Known Exclusive Series: Halo, Gears of War, Crackdown
Note: After E3:2013, Microsoft issued a press release stating the changing in their DRM policy due to potential consumer feed-back. This means both PS4 and Xbox One will support Non-LAN/WAN gaming and used-disc purchasing. Article: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_abandons_planned_xbox_one_drm_used_games_policies_wont_budge_price499
This review is in hopes to help any buyers make an educated guess, and to call to attention that no review is of the final product. (Yet.) So don't take these review's to heart yet. Study up on the consoles, their terms of services, and privacy policies. And if you're going to get some facts, make sure they are cited or came from the source. Also, all reviews are opinionated, even ones with facts. (This is why I wish my local Walmart still had the game demo stations to try-before-you-buy. Oh well...)
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