Right now, Microsoft got off the wrong foot with the Xbox One. They underestimated how much the consumer cares about two things - their rights to games and the fact that they primarily still care about the games, not the media center. Microsoft have spent the past few months trying to backtrack and win over their consumers, but right now Sony has them dead to rights. Only time will tell.
The Xbox One is better than the PS4. It has great multimedia capabilities and is really good at switching between many different functions that are provided. If you add the Kinect, it is better. It also has the ability to make calls with Skype, facial recognition, and voice control which are bonuses.