My mom got my brother a PS4 (although he told me he is looking at a Xbox One mainly for Ryse) when it got released. My mom was kinda of excited as well to give it to him but I told him he wanted the other console.
Convinced both that there have been reports of the consoles having problems connected via HDMI to TVs, to various freezes leading to that Blue Light of Death, difficulties getting into the Play Station network, and very little games that have come out so far.
Kinda amazing how much hype there was for this machine.
I won't be surprised if the Xbox One suffers the same Day 1 launch problems, like the consoles before it and the PS4.