Xbox One vs Playstation 4

Xbox One vs Playstation 4

A 15-Year Battle

Microsoft and Sony have been competing head to head ever since the former released its first gaming console back in 2001 in an attempt to grasp part of the market that was dominated by the PS series at the time. Ever since, the two have been developing steadily, offering more sophisticated entertainment products and a pleasant dilemma to the gamers who have been enjoying the benefits of competition for the past 15 years. With every generation of gaming consoles that are out, the dilemma is renewed and the decisions are taken on a brand new basis. This time, it’s Xbox One versus Playstation 4, and if you’re having trouble choosing either, read on.

Xbox One

Playstation 4

  • Marginally faster CPU clocked at 1.75 GHz against the frequency of 1.6 GHz of the PS4. Both use AMD’s same “Jaguar” 8-core platform, so the difference is small otherwise.

  • Plethora of exclusive racing games like “Forza Horizon 3”, “Forza Motorsport 6”, and “LocoCycle”

  • Xbox’s OS leaves 5 free GB of RAM to the developers while PS4 leaves 4.5 GB.

  • The Xbox Elite controller is somewhat more comfortable and sophisticated than PS4’s DualShock 4, although this is a matter of personal preference really.

  • The Kinect 2 camera can now simultaneously track the movement of up to six people, so it’s great for party gaming sessions. Also, Xbox offers much more titles on this part than the PS4.

  • Xbox One is pretty much backward compatible with the Xbox 360 games, while PS4 only offers a paid streaming service for that.

  • Better performing GPU that boasts a higher number of computing units and cores compared to that of the Xbox One. Head to head comparisons of the exact same game titles show slightly better graphics on the PS4.

  • More modern GDDR5 RAM instead of the DDR3 used on the Xbox One, which is significantly faster and also has more bandwidth.

  • Amazing exclusive game titles like the “Uncharted 4”, “Grand Turismo Sport”, “Final Fantasy”, “God of War”, and “The Last of Us 2”.

  • It may take you back an additional $400, but PS4’s Virtual Reality headset will take your gaming to a whole new level. This kind of technology is not yet available on the Xbox.

So... Which one is the winner?

Both are amazing in terms of what levels of entertainment you can reach with them, but depending on your personal preference one may be better than the other.

  • Exclusive gaming titles is one important thing to consider, as is the desire to enter the world of virtual reality gaming.
  • Both consoles have a similar retail price which is currently set at around $250, but the end cost will differ greatly on the choice of accessories, game bundles, number of controllers, etc.
  • Both consoles offer online multiplayer services, but you’ll have to pay for them in either case with the services on both including Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu.

This generation of the two consoles has brought them closer together than ever before, and whichever you will finally pick, you really can’t go wrong. 

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