Since both their releases, these two gaming consoles have revolutionized the global gaming space as we know. Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 are currently the two biggest, widely accepted gaming consoles in the world today. Upon their release, they both took the gaming world by storm and have since competed for the top spot, with slimmer designs getting released along with new features.
The Xbox One is widely loved for its ability to juggle so many entertainment apps and play both Xbox 360 and Xbox games. On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 is loved for its continued ability to have exclusive blockbuster games and its user friendly interface. These gaming consoles also have amped up versions that give gamers of the privilege of experiencing 4k gaming.
The two consoles offer a wide variety of games to choose from and they are both being sold for less than $300. Although, there are already many rumors of what the next generation gaming consoles (Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5) will bring to the gaming world, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have both proven their ability to satisfy all gaming needs of the current generation. If you are considering getting any of these gaming consoles, here are a few things you might want to consider;
Both gaming consoles have a wide variety of game options ranging from third party games like Anthem, kingdom Hearts 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 to Indies games like Dead Cells and Stardew Valley. Even lovers of battle royale games are not left out of the action with games like Fortnight and Apex Legends. The PlayStation 4 however wins this round due to the large competitive advantage it has over the Xbox One in terms of exclusives like God of War, Marvel’s Spiderman, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. PlayStation 4’s exclusive options have garnered some of the highest-rated AAA rated games in the history of gaming.
Both consoles easily boast of attractive and sleek designs loved by gamers all over the world. They were both designed to add an aesthetic look to your TV stand whilst delivering and impressive gameplay performance. What is even more interesting is that both consoles come with storage capacities that start at 500 GB which is easily expandable by connecting external hard drives. As an edge over the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 allows its owners to swap in a new 2.5 inch or SATA drive. The two consoles also have brilliant controllers, however, Sony’s DualShock 4 is the only one of the two to come with micro USB charging. The PlayStation 4 also wins this round by a landslide for being the only one of the two consoles to support VR.
Are you looking to pay some of Microsoft’s biggest first party games? Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative allows you to purchase digital versions of classic video games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves just once, and then play them on Xbox one and any PC running windows 10 as well. This seems like such an amazing offering, however, most gamers who already have an amazing gaming PC do not see any reason to buy an Xbox One. For gamers, who have a library of old games, then the Xbox One might be a better choice with this feature, making Xbox One the clear winner here.
Graphics and Performance
If these are the type of things you care about most in a gaming console, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about as both consoles have a 500 GB hard drive with an 8-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar processor with 8GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon GPU. All games have and amazing look and feel quality on both consoles. However, IGN has stated that games like Shadow of Mordor and Batman: Arkham Knight plays at a full 1080p on the PlayStation 4 console, while they play at 900P on the Xbox One console. Although, Xbox One performs better that the PlayStation 4 on the premium versions of both consoles, the PlayStation 4 still comes out on top for looking visually stunning in all versions of its console.
Many years of constant updates has proved one thing; the Xbox One has evolved from an odd interface into a fast and extremely customize interface. The great thing about this is that; Microsoft doesn’t just stop there, they consistently roll out new features like the option to gift games to friends and also have immediate tech support with Xbox Assist. They also offer a way to avoid notification with a Do Not Disturb mode. The flexibility is endless and gamers love this. Sony’s PlayStation 4 also offers a simple user interface that is easy to navigate, and allows sharing of gameplay clips of up to 60 minutes. The two consoles also allow users to stream their games on other related devices like the PS Vita ad Windows 10 PCs. The PlayStation 4 takes the win again with a friendlier user interface that accommodates better sharing options for players.
From all indication, Sony’s PlayStation 4 seems to be the clear winner of the console battle. Regardless, the Xbox One console is quite a worthy contender for the top spot, and it remains to be seen if it will stay in second place for long with the upcoming release of the next generation consoles. Either way, while gamers speculate what kind of amazing feature the next generation consoles will be donning in 2020, there is no doubt that they will have fun with these amazing consoles built for maximum fun and comfort.