XBOX 1 Vs. PS4
Welp the next generation of gaming consoles has finally become apparent that the big 2 companies have put in work to make the gaming community fight over the consoles.
Take a look at the features and spec on both of the consoles.
|Feature||PlayStation 4||Xbox One|
|Optical Drive||Blu-ray/DVD ||Blu-ray/DVD |
|Game DVR||Yes ||Yes |
|RAM||8GB GDDR5 ||8GB DDR3 |
|CPU||Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores ||8 Core Microsoft custom CPU |
|Storage||500 GB Hard Drive (user removeable)||500 GB Hard Drive (non-removeable) |
|External Storage||TBA||Yes, USB |
|Cloud Storage||Yes ||Yes |
|Mandatory Game Installs||No ||Yes |
|Required Internet Connection||No ||Yes |
|Used Game Fee||No Publisher Dependent||Yes Publisher Dependent|
|Backwards Compatibility||None ||None |
|Cross Game Chat||Yes ||Yes |
|Motion Control||DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye(not included), PlayStation Move(not included)||Kinect 2|
|Second Screen||Vita (not included) ||SmartGlass (not included) |
|Voice Commands||TBA||Yes |
|Subscription Service||PlayStation Plus ||Xbox Live |
|USB||USB 3.0 ||USB 3.0 |
|Reputation Preservation||Trophies will be ported||Achievements will be ported |
|Web Connection||Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n ||Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi |
|BlueTooth||Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)||No*|
|A/V Hookups||HDMI (4K Support ) , Analog (Component, RCA), Optical output||HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output |
|Region Locked||No||Yes |
Looking at the table above shows that the two are similar in some aspects, but the PS4 is obviously more “free” with not having to be connected to the internet at “all times”.
I’m not a fan of Xbox’s restrictions as only 10 people can play a game you bought on a different console, or you can’t play for than 24 hours if you haven’t connected to the internet, making it difficult to take on vacation with no internet because then its physically useless after a day.
The PS4 is still behind Xbox though, they don’t have a cloud service, yet, nor is the online game play up to date with Xbox. Now that Xbox has said they will support Blu-Ray the graphics will virtually be the same, so in order to be left behind they have to get online game play up to date, as soon as possible.
Only time will tell where the game consoles land, whether the restrictions doom the Xbox 1 or the freedom of the PS4 glorifies the console.