I'm honestly on the fence here, it's a good thing that we're several months away from the launch of both systems and that anything can still happen. Again, DRM is NOT a big thing for me, i do not like the rules from MS and can understand if people are very pissed about that, but it's no problem for me. Neither is the 24 hour online check, although it's a bit stupid though if you ask me. Even if the price difference is 100 euro, and that's not small, it's not that big of a deal for me. But certain things have brought me now on the fence on whether to go for X1 first or PS4.
I'd love to buy X1 first, cause i prefer the controller, Xbox Live, party chat, all those things MS did fantastically with 360 over anything PS. And i can only see it becoming better and Sonly is still really getting there. But i can't lie. I love great graphics, i'd like them to be the best possible on console. Forza 5 was a beauty, no doubt. Ryse too, but it doesn't impress me as much as both Killzone SF and Infamous SS did. There's something about the visuals that make it seem very crisp and very smooth and in that regard it looks more finished than Ryse or Dead Rising 3 for example. I was however surprised how little screentime KZ and Infamous got though, but thats another story.
X1 so far clearly has the better games lineup though, but i don't think a lot of what was shown will be available on launch day. I think that'll take some time. So what's mostly going to be bought around launch , probably along with one or two first party games, are third party games. Speaking of which, Destiny and The Division. Both looked amazing, truly next-gen, both games that just 'scream' this can't be done on the current gen in any way.
And IMO Destiny looks so damn good..it ruins Ryse graphically IMO and while it's probably not fair, i compared it to Ryse as well and thought....goddamn, PS4 games really DO look a ****load better, i then realized...hold on...Destiny comes out for X1 too, but will it look exactly like that? Same for The division. These two games along with NFS Rivals which looked quite good was all from PS4. On top of that comes Jack Tretton today at GT and claims third party publishers told him that the PS4 version of certain games really are the better ones. Now this could just be Tretton who wanted to stab MS some more and could be a flat out lie...but it remains to be seen.
Long story short. As much as i prefer the controller and Xbox Live and all that stuff. I'm gonna be really putting my attention to third party games later this year like NFS Rivals, Watch_Dogs, AC4 and Battlefield 4. Not because i'd buy them all, simply to see in comparison videos how big the difference truly is. If the difference is nothing big at all, you know...one ore two lower-res textures or something on some object...who gives a damn, but if the differences are very big. I'll be going for the system that gets the best versions of multiplats. Cause it also would not make sense paying 100 more for a system and have games being less on it in terms of graphics and framerate. Time will tell as always, but i'm definitely not certain yet, in no way.