Re: PS4 or Xbox One for Christmas
I own a PS4 right now, but I'm thinking about trading it in for an XB1. My situation is different, tho. I couldn't care less about 90% of Sony's exclusives library. I'm also attracted by the fact that M$ isn't as anal about mod support. Also, the XB1 is an all around more attractive media hub which is a big enough deal to me. The only thing that I'll be sacrificing is my sizeable collection of digital games on the PS4.
But, at the end of the day, Sony has the install base and you're much more likely to find packed lobbies on that console. If you enjoy their exclusives and you don't care that much about the OS layout and software quality then the PS4 is a solid enough choice, IMO.
PC is the best option, but it can be a hurdle to run properly and keep upgraded if you're not tech savvy. High-end gaming rigs certainly aren't cheap ether. For my taste PC games library >>>>>>>>>>>> consoles. Better graphical capabilities, too. Better discounts, too.
Consoles are great for couching with friends, but I don't think it's a necessity if you're already accustomed to PC. Unless there's a (or several) console exclusives that you're DYING to own. Right now both consoles are hopping aboard the "Remaster" bandwagon which I find to be a horrible trend, PC landscape is much more varied in options and far less quarantined.