There is small doubt that Sony and Microsoft had different strategies while announcing their additions to the next generation of gaming & entertainment such as playstation4 and Xbox One. Now that the dust has settled, it is time to look at the two approaches & what they signify for you, the gamer.
From the commencement of both events it was clear where the focus would be; Sony’s approach through the PlayStation 4 announcement was to focus on the gamers and game creators while Microsoft focused on revolutionizing the living room with the Xbox One. While the PS4 event tinted new games and in-game functionality such as instant sharing capabilities, the Xbox One concerted on television and the new Kinect camera aimed at simplifying the entertainment experience.
The specs for the PS4 and Xbox One are very alike. Both of them will have a Blu-Ray disc player. They will both sport an AMD Jaguar processor; however the Xbox One will have an 8-core processor & 8 GB of RAM, almost identical to the PS4. The Xbox One will as well have USB 3.0 ports, 500GB of hard drive storage, Wi-Fi Direct for interacting with the controller & other accessories, and also five billion transistors.
There are some significant differences between the Xbox One and the PS4, although. Both systems will have 8GB’s of RAM, like we previously mentioned, but the PlayStation 4 will be GDDR5 vs. the Xbox One’s DDR3. The GDDR5 is supposed to be faster, however the DDR3 is no slouch either. Both systems hold 1080p and 4K video, in addition to 7.1 surround sound, so Microsoft and Sony are practically equal there.
Features for the two consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, are a totally different story. In my opinion, the Xbox One has numerous features that make the next gen Xbox a must buy. On the other hand, the PS4 had a very average feature & new software additions, however nothing mind blowing.
The Xbox One is packed to the brim with cool & innovative features. You’ll be able to navigate & watch live TV, through your Xbox One. The Home screen can now be turn on by simply saying “Xbox, On” and can be modified to your preferences, meaning you can add your preferred games, TV shows, and entertainment right into the Home display of the Xbox One. The “Snap” feature principally splits up your screen. Microsoft said about Snap that use Snap to jump into a multiplayer battle when watching your favorite movie, talk with friends on Skype when watching live TV, or track your fantasy team on TV like you watch the big game and more.
Trending & One Guide allow you to both keep track of what shows are getting fame among your friends and the Xbox community & offer a TV-Guide-esque menu where you can search by name, network or time just using your voice. Both traits look like they could be very helpful.
Sony, on the other hand, is a slight light on the features for the PlayStation 4, however plan to “expand and evolve” services throughout the lifetime of the PS4. The PlayStation Network will let players entrance a number of cloud-based services, including Sony’s Music Unlimited & Video Unlimited subscription services. Sony opted to concentrate on the social trait of video gaming.
The new DualShock 4 regulator will have a SHARE buton that will allow players to cycle by the last few minutes of gameplay to share a clip to your friends. Videos can be uploaded straightly from the console to various websites or PSN. You can switch among using your friends with your genuine life friends and a screenname with anonymous online friends. But, other than that, Sony hasn’t declared many other features on the PS4.
Pricing & Availability
PS4 and Xbox One, both consoles will go on sale throughout this holiday season. The Xbox One will be accessible in November, whereas Sony has not confirmed an exact date. But, the PlayStation 4 will cost £349 in the UK, $399 in the US, €399 in Europe & $549 in Australia. Then, the Xbox One will cost $499 in the US, $599 in Australia and £429 in the UK.
Thus from previous point of view, the PS4 and Xbox One have approximately same specs but Xbox One has some innovative & potentially revolutionary features than PS4. So, in my opinion, with the fantastic & comprehensive features packed into the console, the Xbox One is a better purchase than the PS4.