Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) came out swinging this holiday season, battling for next-gen console superiority with the Xbox One and Playstation 4. With Nintendo’s (NTDOY) Wii U virtually out of the picture, all eyes have been on the Xbox One and PS4 to see which will prove to be the better video game console.
Microsoft made some early marketing mistakes with its new Xbox console, muddying the waters around used games and the requirement to be online to play (both issues since rectified). But MSFT still sold over 3 million Xbox One consoles before 2013 was out.
Despite costing $100 more than the PS4, the Xbox One was the best-selling video game console in the U.S. during December and the crucial holiday season. A typical Xbox One review from last fall would use terms like “amazing” … but how much of that was a result of the hysteria leading up to the launch of the new Xbox console?
With buzz around the launch settled, it’s worth sitting back and taking another look at the new Xbox console from MSFT — the replacement for the Xbox 360. Our Xbox One review looks at the next-gen console without the hype and asks if it’s worth buying.