Both Next Gen consoles are on their way to market and with what we know of their specs, there isn’t much outside of brand name and chassis design to differentiate the two. Historically, there has usually been a clear winner in the console market when it came down to hardware and specs. If you want a breakdown of the current specs, check out our ps4 vs xbox 1 review. The best xbox one games also have a lot to do with sales, since you need good games to entice players. NES was topped by the Genesis, which was topped by the N64, which was succeeded by the PS-One. The list goes on. Manufacturers seemed to take turns releasing the best hardware every generation, and proclaim market dominance through their exclusive game libraries. And with all that, both are made even better when you purchase a best monitor for xbox one x or PS4.

The alternating hardware dominance has become less prevalent since Sony and Microsoft became direct competitors, so much so that the PS4 and Xbox One are essentially made of the same stuff. The similarities between the two are so evident, that making the decision on which to buy appears to come down solely to which company/controller you prefer. While I prefer to game on my PC, I still feel the need to be in the know, so I began researching the differences between the new Xbox and PlayStation and I was able to find a few key differences between the two. The differences I’ve found, while pretty miniscule, actually point out some key differences in the focuses of each machine. If you can’t afford either of these new brand new consoles, take a look at the Dingoo A320 pocket retro game emulator review for a more affordable way to game.

1. Better Interface and Software

Xbox One Launch Titles

If there is one thing that Microsoft knows, its software. Long before Microsoft considered selling their own gaming system, their DEVs were busy creating the most widely used word processing software in the world. If the stability I’ve experienced with Windows 8 thus far is an example of what to expect with the OS running the Xbox One, I could get behind supporting an Xbox One purchase.

2. Exclusive Games

HALO 5, FORZA Motorsport, Titan fall, and, if you’re into the type of game… Dead Rising 3. Who doesn’t want to play these games? (I forgive anyone without a desire to play DR3, I’m with ya). I love racing games, and racing games are the number one reason I asked for my first PlayStation back in Jr. High. It’s very odd to me that I haven’t seen any exclusive driving games announced for the PS4, but as a lover of FPS and driving, Xbox has enough exclusives announced to sway a decent amount of sales their way.

3. Arguably the Best Controller in the Biz

Microsoft Xbox One Unnecessary

This only counts as a reason if you like the Microsoft controller better than Sony’s because best here can only apply to preference. I’ve heard more people tell me that they feel that the Xbox controller is more comfortable to them than the other way around. The Xbox controller is also more versatile as it can be used to play games on the PC as well.

4. Bundle Includes Kinect

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Yes, the Xbox One is $100 more expensive than the PS4, but it comes with the Kinect! Sure, some people may not want the Kinect, but so what. I didn’t necessarily want the backpack that came with my laptop, but I use it every-fracking-day. With every Xbox One system coming with a Kinect, you can be sure that far more game DEVs will find ways to utilize it, making it more of a necessity than a luxury.

5. HDMI In

I know that the HDMI input is intended to serve as a way for you to plug your Cable/Satellite box into the Xbox One. Doing so is supposed to allow you to “seamlessly” switch between games, movies and television, which sounds fantastic if it’s executed properly. What I really want to know however, is if I can plug the PS 4 into the Xbox One’s HDMI port and seamlessly switch between systems/games. How awesome would that be? If it is possible, the Xbox One will end up being exactly what it’s designed to be, the central hub of your gaming and entertainment experience easily.

6. Skype for In-Game Chat

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This is a win here. Skype has been around long enough to work out a lot of the kinks associated with VOIP and their annexation into Microsoft only served to supply them with a bigger financial backing. Look forward to easy to manage group chats and the ability to switch between in game chatting and chatting with distant family member without ever having to put down your controller.

7. More Powerful Online Network

Microsoft has somewhere in the ballpark of 300,000 servers ready to handle the oncoming load of new Xbox Live accounts. Great news for day one players. With numbers like this, would it be impractical for me to state that Xbox One’s launch day is more likely to go off without a system wide crash than the PlayStation 4? Probably, but between the two online networks, I think it’s safer to put my coins (private data) in Microsoft’s cup for now.

8. DDR RAM

I can hear you now, “b-b-but the PlayStation’s GDDR5 RAM is newer and faster than the DDR3 included in the Xbox One”. You’re right… technically. While the GDDR5 does come with a higher bandwidth and clock speed, its advancements over DDR3 can only really be applied to graphic performance. As far as app processing, AI and acting as a media server, the Xbox One should outperform the PlayStation 4 easily.

9.  Versatility

Microsoft Xbox One Unnecessary

Everything I’ve listed above is proof of I’ve used to get to this point right here. Microsoft has made claims that gaming would cease to be the primary focus of the XBox and simply become one of its many features. With the Xbox One, the proof is definitely in the pudding. Working as a gaming machine, movie player, TV, Streaming Device and a Browser, it is quite obvious that Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be that one device that everything else plugs into until it eventually replaces them. As someone who has more disk space dedicated to media than anything else, a nice media server option is a great benefit to having the Xbox One. Now that I think about it, the Xbox One might be cheaper than my current entertainment solution of running XBMC on my old desktop.

If you want an all in one device that can stream TV, Movies, display live TV and display games almost as clearly as the best equipped gaming system on the market, your money should be heading to Microsoft. It’s rare for me to say such a thing, I know… Maybe it’s because I’ve been playing GTA 5 on a 360, maybe it’s because of my love for quickly responding GUI’s. More than likely, it’s due to my media addiction, and my love for AR, but right now, I see the XBox One as having a bit more value than the PlayStation 4. I’ve still got quite a bit of love for Sony, which I’ll be sharing with you next week, so be sure to check back to get the whole picture. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend and may the Force be with you!

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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  1. who cares about pre-orders because 1. xbox one isn’t allowing pre-orders but if they did it would be more 2. who cares what other people get its about what you want 3. why do you care about pre-orders no one ever played the ps4 yet so no one knows how good it is 4. how do pre-orders make the console better 6.what do you learn about the game system that makes it better. people just get ps4 because its available for pre-orders and have no patience plus the people who have brains get xbox one

  2. This guy is right, besides even if the xbone didn’t have any of this xboxone wins because ps4 is like any other game crap sony is supposed to make TVs and stuff but just wants your dirty money while xbone made a game system you would want to play

  3. ANOTHER CRAZY BLOG. You X1 fanboys are out of your minds putting out articles with nothing but bunch of nonsense and BS hating bias comparisons when you really just talking out of personal game console preference. DON’T SUPPORT XBOX COMMUNITY NOR RESPECT THEM. I WILL NOT BUY XBOX ONE BECAUSE I JUST REALIZE HOW BADLY UNFAIR AND BIAS THESE REVIEWS ARE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND SUPRIZE HOW EVERYONE ARE STUBBORN AND DUMB.They don’t recognize SONY the best gaming company that ever existed in our generation And just because Microsoft came up with their own game console to compete with PS4 it sure as hell don’t mean a thing. I know in my opinion PS4 is better not just in one or two things but pretty much all across the board. from Hardware, playability, accessability, fun factor and so on. Don’t even get me started I will brag what I think why PS4 is worthy in dominance.

    BTW thanks for the outrageous review I think it just help me out decide that afterall I really just wanna buy a SONY PS4 without hesitation. It’s funny cause I know for a fact that once you spent your money on xbox system you will regret it. wishing you never listened to others. Who know’s but most likely they could be possibly be feeling a little miserable too being the fact that PS4 are simply satisfied and happier gamers.

    1. I bought an Xbox One and I’m happy with it? Also, your kind of an idiot. Your talking about bragging and stuff about the PS4, but you didn’t even own one at the time of this comment.

  4. ANOTHER CRAZY BLOG. You X1 fanboys are out of your minds putting out articles with nothing but bunch of nonsense and BS hating bias comparisons when you really just talking out of personal game console preference. DON’T SUPPORT XBOX COMMUNITY NOR RESPECT THEM. I WILL NOT BUY XBOX ONE BECAUSE I JUST REALIZE HOW BADLY UNFAIR AND BIAS THESE REVIEWS ARE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND SUPRIZE HOW EVERYONE ARE STUBBORN AND DUMB.They don’t recognize SONY the best gaming company that ever existed in our generation And just because Microsoft came up with their own game console to compete with PS4 it sure as hell don’t mean a thing. I know in my opinion PS4 is better not just in one or two things but pretty much all across the board. from Hardware, playability, accessability, fun factor and so on. Don’t even get me started I will brag what I think why PS4 is worthy in dominance.

    BTW thanks for your crappy review I think it just help me decide that I want a SONY PS4 without a doubt now. And I know for a fact that once you spent your money on xbox system you will regret it. wishing you didn’t listen to others who could be possibly be feeling a little sad because PS4 are simply satisfied and happier gamers.

  5. ANOTHER CRAZY BLOG. You X1 fanboys are out of your minds putting out articles with nothing but bunch of nonsense and BS hating bias comparisons when you really just talking out of personal game console preference. DON’T SUPPORT XBOX COMMUNITY NOR RESPECT THEM. I WILL NOT BUY XBOX ONE BECAUSE I JUST REALIZE HOW BADLY UNFAIR AND BIAS THESE REVIEWS ARE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND SUPRIZE HOW EVERYONE ARE STUBBORN AND DUMB.They don’t recognize SONY the best gaming company that ever existed in our generation And just because Microsoft came up with their own game console to compete with PS4 it sure as hell don’t mean a thing. I know in my opinion PS4 is better not just in one or two things but pretty much all across the board. from Hardware, playability, accessability, fun factor and so on. Don’t even get me started I will brag what I think why PS4 is worthy in dominance.

  6. ANOTHER CRAZY BLOG. You X1 fanboys are out of your minds putting out articles with nothing but bunch of nonsense and BS hating bias comparisons when you really just talking out of personal game console preference. DON’T SUPPORT XBOX COMMUNITY NOR RESPECT THEM. I WILL NOT BUY XBOX ONE BECAUSE I JUST REALIZE HOW BADLY UNFAIR AND BIAS THESE REVIEWS ARE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND SUPRIZE HOW EVERYONE ARE STUBBORN AND DUMB.They don’t recognize SONY the best gaming company that ever existed in our generation And just because Microsoft came up with their own game console to compete with PS4 it sure as hell don’t mean a thing. I know in my opinion PS4 is better not just in one or two things but pretty much all across the board. from Hardware, playability, accessability, fun factor and so on. Don’t even get me started I will brag what I think why PS4 is worthy in dominance.

    BTW thanks for your crappy review I think it just help me decide that I want a SONY PS4 without a doubt now. And I know for a fact that once you spent your money on xbox system you will regret it. wishing you didn’t listen to others who could be possibly be feeling a little sad because PS4 are simply satisfied and happier gamers.

    JTrockstar

  7. Reviewer has Microsofts * so far up his *, it shows every time he opens his mouth. How much did they pay you for this advertisement?

  8. Author is absolutely clueless and I say that as someone who is I’m getting an Xbox One.

    – You can’t play other consoles using the HDMI input, the latency would be nuts.
    – Kinect is very divisive and not a value add for many people, especially considering they’re already paying for it
    – Better online network remains to be seen this generation, Sony is using Rackspace who are no slouches
    – Skype for in-game chat is a misnomer, they’re using the protocol, not the client.
    – The comment about RAM is absolutely absurd and fundamentally misunderstands the technology.

  9. Thank you! You see, Azure is really making strides, and is a world-class cloud service… Gaikai can’t come close. Azure can be exploited to do what Gaikai can offer, but the reverse is simply not true… Gaikai is no Azure, and Sony can’t just magically make it a true competitor… the only players who can effectively compete in that space are Google, Amazon, and Microsoft… maybe Apple, but certainly not Gaikai.

  10. this is the type of objective well-researched journalism i’ve come to expect from gadget review dot com

    lmao

    1. This is seriously at the level of delusion of Romney supporters towards election day last year. Just making sh*t up at this point.

  11. The PS4 will most likely have more exclusives. The Kinect bundled in is a negative not a positive. Also, at first i was tricked by their server numbers too, but you apparently didn’t look further into it. They are using Azure to help the xbox one, and Azure isn’t reserved for just that. Which means xbox is SHARING around 300,000 servers. not getting them exclusively. HDMI in is also a negative because it shows the NON-gaming veiw microsoft holds this gen. As for the RAM, you are simply wrong about “easily out-perform”. ddr3 is slightly better at one thing, and DDR5 is SIGNIFICANTLY better at another. Overall the DDR5 will allow greater performance because what it is good at, it is extremely better at. whereas what the ddr3 is better at, it is only slightly better at.

  12. This is the most biased article I have read so far
    1) Seriously, that is just a matter of opinion. The only interesting interface that would et get me to buy the Xbox one is the swapping and voice command that you dont even mention.
    2) you are citing Halo 5 and titanfall which are not lunch title as exclusuve and forgot totally about the Order , Infamous on the ps4 that will probably see light before Halo 5
    3)reviews world wide have been pretty much close to 50-50 in term of preference and better controller
    4)Kinect : i guess you havent hear the cry of the people asking if there is going to be a cheaper xbox one without kinect
    5)HDMI in lol. What about remote play???
    6)Skype nice feature indeed
    7) and 8) You totally embrace the most powerfull online support but not the most powerfull and cheaper system??? Lol
    9)Did you just wrote “the best equiped gaming system” lol

    Funny thing, Sony need only 2 reasons to be actually ahead of the Xbox one pre-order even on Microsoft turf, the US where xbox360 is still destroying the PS3

  13. Why is general gaming no on the list? 360 was the best multiformat console this gen but that doesn’t look like the case this time. Dont care about TV, dont care about Skype, dont care about motion or second screen. Strip out the gimmicks and let me play my games. Only launch titles but both BF4 and Cod run better on PS4 based on all reviews to date. Once we get into this new gen that may change but dont charge me more for less. I always purchase new machines, Xbox One will be the first console I wont buy at launch because it not delivering games for that price. I will be PC and PS4 only till MS realise they are over charging. Already running BF4 at ultra on my PC so the only ‘Exclusive’ On XBOne I am interested will run better on my PC, Titanfall

  14. I only read the first section, but there is a lot wrong with it. First of all N64 was not succeeded by PS One, whereas it was released later and was more powerful in terms of graphical power than PS One.

    Second Xbone and PS4 are not made of the same parts, there are quite a few key differences – faster RAM in the PS4, and most importantly much faster GPU – which shows in announced games already. The next Call of Duty is running on much higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbone and seems to have more solid framerate as well according to first reviews.

  15. Jack 007 just schooled everyone in this thread…all hail the almighty Jack007… I mean not only did he school you with facts, but also never broke a sweat in being polite. Its hard to do both specially when it comes down to fanboys stating nonsence.

  16. The talking points in this article sounds like a lot of grasping at straws. Also ur xbox esram is the reason for the x1’s resolution bottleneck. Secondly hardware wise they are not identical, but under current firmware conditions they will perform identically. Thirdly the best controller in the biz at the moment is from valve. Lastly, playing kinetic in the dark is a quick way to injure urself(personal Xperia).

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