XBOX 1 Vs. PS4

Sunday 16 June, 2013 at 11:21 am Zack Wilson 0

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
Price $399.99 [1] $499.99
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD [2] Blu-ray/DVD [3]
Game DVR Yes [4] Yes [5]
RAM 8GB GDDR5 [6] 8GB DDR3 [7]
CPU Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores [9] 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU [10]
Storage 500 GB Hard Drive (user removeable)[12] 500 GB Hard Drive (non-removeable) [13]
External Storage TBA Yes, USB [14]
Cloud Storage Yes [15] Yes [16]
Mandatory Game Installs No [17] Yes [18]
Required Internet Connection No [19] Yes [20]
Used Game Fee No [21]Publisher Dependent Yes [22]Publisher Dependent
Backwards Compatibility None [23] None [24]
Cross Game Chat Yes [25] Yes [26]
Motion Control DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye(not included), PlayStation Move(not included) Kinect 2
Second Screen Vita (not included) [27] SmartGlass (not included) [28]
Voice Commands TBA Yes [29]
Subscription Service PlayStation Plus [30] Xbox Live [31]
USB USB 3.0 [32] USB 3.0 [33]
Live Streaming Yes Yes
Reputation Preservation Trophies will be ported Achievements will be ported [34]
Web Connection Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n [35] Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi [36]
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)[37] No*
A/V Hookups HDMI (4K Support [39]) , Analog (Component, RCA), Optical output[40] HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output [41]
Region Locked No Yes [42]

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.

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