The Xbox One and the PS4 have been in the market for a few years now, still, there is no better next generation jump that you can make at the moment. There have been great debates between the diehard fans of both these consoles, whereas there are other people who are new to gaming and don’t know much about any of the offerings from Sony or Microsoft.
There are certain pros and cons to both these consoles, along with certain similarities and dissimilarities. Here is a comparison between these devices that will help you understand these factors and choose accordingly.
Both the Xbox One and PS4 offer a lot of brilliant video games, each console has their own set of unique titles, but the Xbox One has a bit of an advantage over PS4. This can be a major selling point for many gamers and may affect their ultimate choice. While a majority of games that are being developed by third-party developers are available for both platforms, the difference comes in the ones that are being made by Sony and Microsoft.
Some big titles like Halo 5, Gears of War: Ultimate, and Rise of the Tomb Raider that were launched in the year 2015, and other older ones like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Sunset Overdrive, among others, are very popular and are available for the One. The future releases like Gears of War 4 and Scalebound make out a very promising future for the console.
At present, Sony lags behind when its gaming lineup is compared to the One, but this will not stay so for long, as in 2016, massively anticipated games like Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, Street Fighter V, Horizon: Zero Dawn and No Man’s Sky will consist of the top releases for the console. However, at this point of time, we would say that it is a draw between the two consoles.
It is well-known that the Sony PlayStation 4 packs a better set of specifications as opposed to the Microsoft Xbox One. The PS4 can output 1080p videos, whereas the Xbox One can output 920p upscaled videos. In this comparison, the PS4 is the definite winner.
Reverse compatibility is the ability of the console to play titles that were built for older systems. At the moment, the Xbox One is definitely a better option for you if you want this type of compatibility. Recently, the console underwent a serious overhaul that improved backward compatibility, though the number of games that can run on the Xbox One is still not very large.
But, the scenario for Xbox is definitely better than the PS4, as, for receiving any semblance of backward compatibility your only option is PlayStation Now, which is a streaming service through which you can rent PS4, PS3 and even sometimes, PS1 and PS2 at varying price points.
The PS4 is the clear winner in this category as it is slim, sleek and lightweight, while, on the other hand, the Xbox One is bulkier. Though, by any means, it is not ugly, but the PS4 is irrefutably a piece of work.
The fact that the Xbox controller is one of the best that has ever been designed is a sentiment that most of the gamers agree to. For people who like to play first-person shooter games, the controller is very stable and performs solidly.
But, considering the cost at which the Xbox controller sell for, the features of the DualShock 4 are very good. The controller feels very soft and is big enough to fit into your hands with comfort. The outward-curving triggers along with clickable touchpad make the controller perfect for all types of gaming applications. In this category, the Sony controller wins without a doubt.
Internal storage of 1TB is available on both the devices, but in this comparison, the PS4 takes the lead once again, as Sony allows the user to upgrade the storage in the console without voiding the warranty of the device.
In most of the comparisons, we would recommend you to go with the PS4. With better design, performance and storage, the PS4 wins hands down. As for the availability of titles, Sony is sure to receive a viable solution that will end all the differences.
This time of the year, there are exciting deals on all gadgets, here are a few good ones that you can grab at the moment.
- The best deal for the Sony PS4 is being offered by Best Buy, where you can buy the PS4 bundle consisting of the 500GB version PS4, Uncharted: the Nathan Drake collection and a 58″ Samsung LED Smart TV for $799.
- At Game Stop, you can buy the 1TB version of the PS4 along with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for $429.
- At Best Buy, you can buy the 500GB version of the PS4 along with the Star Wars Battlefront game for $299.
- At Game Stop, the 500GB version of the console and Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is available $349.
- The best deal fo the Xbox One is available at the Microsoft store, where you can buy the 500GB or 1TB version of the Xbox along with a free game, starting at $300. Microsoft also offers a $50 gift card.
- At Best Buy, you can buy the Xbox One starting at $300 and get 40 percent off on three months of Xbox Live gold or get 30% off on an extra controller.
Comparing the deals that are available at the moment, the PS4 is surely a better option for you to go with.