XBox One vs Playstation 4 (PS4)

The Playstation 4 and XBox One are scheduled to debut later this year and these Next Generation Consoles will most likely represent the next decade of gaming and entertainment.

So which one should you get? The XBox One and PS4 are both great systems for Gaming and Entertainment. They are nearly 6 times more powerful that their predecessors and will have many great of Next Generation titles at launch. The hardware is very similar but the main differentiating characterstics will be price, exclusive titles and subscriptions services.

Here is a quick comparison video followed by detailed specs and full keynote presentations:

XBox One Vs. PS4: Quick Comparison

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XBox One Specs:

  • 8-Core AMD 1.6GHz Jaguar X86 CPU
  • Radeon 7790 GPU Equivalent
  • Blu-ray/DVD optical drive
  • 8 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB HDD
  • USB 3.0 support
  • HDMI in / out (4K)
  • Wi-Fi Direct for Controllers and Periphreals
  • optical output
  • motion control via Kinect 2
  • secondary screen support via SmartGlass
  • No Backwards capatability

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Release date

November 2013

Price

$499

XBox One Summary:

The Xbox One is marketed more as the ultimate entertainment platform, rather than the ultimate gaming machine. Despite this, the Xbox One should pack roughly just as much punch as the Playstation 4 in terms of Hardware capabilities. In fact, Microsoft touts 15 exclusive gaming titles for the Xbox One at launch.

With all that why wouldn’t they focus on Gaming. Well, they’re not putting gaming on the backburner, they are just trying to get an XBox in EVERY home. That includes your non-gaming granny, uncle and cousin. If they could, they’d replace your cable box completely…and they just might.

One of the biggest controversies has been the issue of used games. Microsoft is intending to have a very controlled approach to sharing used games on the XBox One. With the use of DRM (Digital Rights Management) they will limit the ability to share games and make you pay a certain fee.

The other limitation to the XBox One is that it will require you to connect via the internet atleast once every 24 hours to be able to use it.

XBox E3 Full Press conference

The Full Xbox One Reveal Keynote

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PS4 Specs:

  • 8-Core AMD 1.6GHz Jaguar X86 CPU
  • Radeon 7870 GPU Equivalent
  • 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM
  • Blue-Ray/DVD optical drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • optical output
  • HDMI (4K support)
  • Ethernet and WiFi connectivity
  • Secondary screen support (which will work with PlayStation Vita, smartphones and tablets)
  • Remote Play (you’ll be able to play PS4 games on your PS Vita, over Wi-Fi)
  • motion control (the “motion sensing” DualShock 4 controller in addition to the PlayStation Move – PlayStation 4 Eye combo).
  • No Backwards compatability

Release date

December 31st 2013

Price

$399

PS4 Summary:

Unlike the Xbox One the PS4 is emphasizing the Gaming capabilities and treating any entertainment capabilities as additional features. Besides the beefed up hardware capable of handling any of the great Next Gen hits, the most controversial change has been the touchpad on the controller. Unlike the XBox One, PS4 says it will allow people to “freely” share their games as allowed in previous consoles.

A major disappointment for PS4 owners would have to be the release date and the fact that they will now need to pay to use multiplayer via a PS+ subscription.

PS4 Full E3 Press Conference

The Full PS4 Reveal Keynote

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