With the recent announcement that Shenmue I and II are being re-released for modern consoles, this is exactly the motivation I need to purchase one. (Yes, I know the games are coming out on Steam as well but I'd like to buy a physical copy.) I'm currently undecided about which one to get, and this is probably the only forum on the Internet where I can ask this question and receive reasonable responses. Here is the way I see things right now. PS4 Pro Pros: Shenmue III More and better exclusives Cheaper upfront cost Nicer UI Cons: Not as powerful as Xbox One X Limited (as in almost zero) backward compatibility I don't like the DualShock controller layout as much Xbox One X Pros: More powerful hardware Excellent backward compatibility Some games include a PC version with purchase More comfortable controller layout Cons: No Shenmue III Fewer exclusive titles More expensive upfront cost UI is not as nice as PS4's Shenmue III, a larger number of high-quality exclusives, and lower hardware costs are the major points in the PS4's favor. The Xbox's more powerful hardware, superior backward compatibility, more comfortable controller, and Windows integration are why I'd like to go with that platform. I don't care about online play. I'm leaning toward the Xbox, especially since the PC version of Shenmue III will include a physical copy but I am open to reasonable arguments either way.