PS4 and Xbox One: next-gen consoles three months on

Nic and Seamus check in on the next-generation of gaming consoles to see what's happened since launch.


It's been around three months since the Xbox One and the PS4 launched in Australia.

Despite early dominance from the Xbox One in terms of sales, the PS4 has eclipsed Microsoft's efforts, not only being the best selling next-gen console in Australia , but also managing to sell more than 5.3 million units worldwide.

That's a significant figure already, but consider this: the PS4 hasn't even launched in Japan yet. That happens on 22 February and the results will be interesting to watch, to say the least.

When we reviewed the two new consoles, the biggest 'complaint' was the lack of compelling first-party games. Or, in the really early days, any compelling games at all. So what's changed now? Seamus Byrne and I decided to compare our experiences with the different consoles and see if now is the right time to buy either of them.

About the author

Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.


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