One Year Later, Should You Get An Xbox One Or A PS4?Stephen Totilo11/20/14 3:00pmFiled to: difficult decisionskotaku corexbox oneps4playstationxbox1.1K36EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we've told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you're a console-only gamer. But which one to get?Advertisement We're not going to tell you which one is better, because, frankly, it's an unresolvable debate. PS4 vs. Xbox One? There are good things and bad things about both machines. In fact, it's a little surprising how the rivals have leveled off. For most of the last year, we were far more impressed with the PS4 last year than we were with the Xbox One, but a series of software improvements and smart business decisions by Microsoft has closed the gap between the consoles. In late 2013, the sleek, powerful PS4 wowed us more than the chunky, clunky Xbox One. A year later? We think it's a more even fight.Advertisement Nevertheless, the PS4 and Xbox One are not identical, so we've got some comparing to do. Hopefully the comparison will help you determine which console is better for you or whether you might want to go all in and get both… or neither. A note about Nintendo's console: Nintendo's Wii U has evolved into a superb console of its own, but is by and large a Nintendo machine. Want to play wonderful, new versions of Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Pikmin? Want to play excellent sequels, such as Super Mario 3D World and the surprise Nintendo-exclusive Bayonetta 2? Want to do any of this on a console that lets you play the games on a handheld screen if your TV is being used for other stuff? Pay the $299 Nintendo tax and get a Wii U. Dwindling third-party support means that there is virtually no more overlap between the games released for XboxOne/PS4/PC and Nintendo's home console. A good thing, because you won't feel like your devices are redundant, but a bad thing, because you'll need to buy more expensive stuff to play every game.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.