CrappyMike wrote:The difference in specs in Xbox one and the PS4 is insignificant, the difference in specs between the Xbox and PS2 was significant and definitely made a difference at the time. The games were just bigger and better. The multiplayer was bigger and better. The only thing the PS2 had in its favour was a bigger games library, and Sony were already established at the top of the console market. Same thing Sony are sticking with now. Nothing against the PS2, I still have one, but Microsoft have been better every generation so far and will probably be better again. I'll probably buy a PS4 at some point for the exclusives but Xbox has better exclusives and I'll take XBL over PSN any day.
Obviously this chart is a bit out of date because of the recent changes, but it still gives a nice comparison. Also, one thing to consider as well: there are rumors flying around that the Xbox One is actually underclocked at the moment, so has less computing power than the specs would suggest.
http://uk.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs ... ison_Chart
As for everything else you said, it's all subjective really. For me the original Xbox didn't even exist, I was a PS2 gal through and through and while the Xbox was more powerful, it just didn't have the games. The Xbox 360 did have some good exclusives, yes, but the only ones that really mattered were Gears and Halo. Oh and I went with a 360 this gen, but that was only because it was cheaper. I lost out on a few exclusives that I really wanted to play because of this, and tbh I should have just waited and gotten a PS3.