As I play games on PC (mine is already is as powerful as these systems and better PCs go past them), I find Xbox One's extra features the most intriguing. Though both have their share of interesting exclusive games.
So I've kind of lost a little interest in the Xbox despite the awesome demos of seemless switching between game/tv/app... skyping your friends while you watch live Celtic games sounds interesting, but I don't know who would do it. Pulling up live scores via the net while watching the Celtic game also sounds interesting... but meh.
I need to read more about the PS4. I haven't read any "cool" features that really excite me. It just seems like an updated PS3 console with better graphics. None of the launch titles excite me... I'll probably buy one eventually, but I'll probably wait a few months for the prices to drop. I don't have any reason to buy one now.
Side note: If you have NBA League Pass, I recently found that the PS3 has an awesome app for it. Xbox 360 doesn't have an app. Presumably PS4 will eventually have the NBA League Pass app... that might factor into some decisions.
I would be very surprised if Xbox One doesn't continue to grow as far as replacing your cable box by allowing control of On Demand and DVR functions. It already is controlling the cable box to some degree. There was also a lot of speculation that cable companies were going to offer the Xbox One on a subsidy with cable service and I still see that as a strong possibility.
They have applications as a big part of their system so I think stuff like League Pass is inevitable. Though we'll have to see. They have an exclusive deal with the NFL and maybe Sony does one with the NBA.
My friends and I were talking about the Skype function watching games together and everything. I really like how the Xbox One is coming together as far as an overall entertainment box.
As far as the PS4 goes, it is the more powerful system so if that's what you're interested in, go there. But we will have to see how much that matters in the long run.
This last generation PS3 was more powerful than Xbox 360 and it didn't show really. Before that the Xbox was more powerful than the PS2 and I chose to play games on the Xbox whenever I could.
Going to be interesting to see. Either way I personally am waiting a while to dip in because I already have my PC. It's really a great option for games at this point that is more expensive at the start but in the long run can save you a lot of money because the games are way, way cheaper. And as I said before, my PC is like mid range and it's already as strong or stronger than the PS4 and Xbox One.
The part that makes it hard for me is that they put out the last gen version of NBA 2K14 on PC and won't put out the next gen version, even though they could. Which is killing me. It looks so good.