Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Under the Hood

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are continuing to grab headlines the world over despite being months away from their launch. Both consoles are set to go head-to-head this November, but which is providing the most bang for your buck? An examination of the technical specifications may not be everything, but it’s as good a place to start as any.

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Ksar1489d ago

I will choose Xbox One for games. Specs doesn't matter for me.

Bennibop1489d ago

Then you are choosing timed exclusives and lack of innovation!

buddymagoo1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

I think the last generation proved Sony bring the games and Microsoft bring the gimmicks and a few exclusives but mostly timed.

Not just that but Sony have a lot more proven Studios. So you can trust that Sony will actually be making a lot more games unlike Microsoft who have very few proven studios.

_QQ_1489d ago

Yet to be seen, i'm not an xbox fan,and i doubt MS will ever offer better exclusives than Sony, but its still yet to be seen, Currently MS has a stronger exclusive lineup than Sony for the new systems. as for innovation, the xboxone itself is more innovative than the ps4.

Hufandpuf1489d ago

Lack of innovation on the XB1? False

XB1 has Kinect which bring a slew of new features that were never in a console before such as:

Voice recognition
Face recognition
Tv integration
Cloud features
Amazing launch game lineup
And Dev kits are available within the system

So if Xbox isn't trying anything innovative, then what's so innovative about its competitors?

XtraTrstrL1488d ago

@ Hufandpuf,

PS4 Eye will also have:

4 microphone array for Voice Recognition
Face Recognition
Advanced Gesture Recognition
More enthralling Augmented Reality

You can also expect:

Cloud features
Amazing launch and launch window game lineup

AngelicIceDiamond1488d ago

@Bennibop how bout you let him choose whatever he wants with out your unhelpful opinion.

Elzer1488d ago

Xbox one has shown better exclusives so far. Twitch integration much better than ustream. Better record function. " while playing online multiplayer able to say " record that" (with Kinect for epic moments without pausing your game. While ps4 has a back track of 15min recording time which is an average multiplayer match... You'll have to find that great moment after your long online match which can be a hassle. A lot of people complained about Xbox tv functionality but thats just extra stuff. That instant switching is great. Your going to have your tv on sometime during the day and when you get that game invite that overlays a Xbox UI because of the HDMI in you'll be able to switch instantly to the game especially with "smart match" multiplayer games just got much easier and faster. Dedicated servers= less lag/less cheaters.... Also with xbox live "reputation" service it will keep track of your behavior online such as getting booted, muted, etc. Games will match you up with people close to your reputation. Trolls will play with trolls and pros will play with pros. People must be ignorant to think that Microsoft's $700,000,000 investment with Xbox live is for nothing. Xbox one is the gaming system for "TRUE" gamers.

harrry1488d ago

lack of innovation? Microsoft are the ones trying to push a new vision with family sharing, disc-less games etc. You guys whined and got the same as ps4. no innovation, just updated graphics. cool man. Changing discs in 2013? you guys 'won' this.

inveni01488d ago

Honestly, I could care less about hardware or interactive innovation. For me, innovation should occur within the games themselves. Games like Journey, Uncharted, The Last of Us, etc. Those games push the boundaries of what we can (and should) expect from games. For instance, it is clear to see that Far Cry 3 and the newest Tomb Raider were inspired by Uncharted's great cinematic production values. And that's fantastic, because it elevates the quality of the titles we play. This is the kind of thing I want to see. I want gameplay to become emotional. I want it to inspire me. I want to feel like part of another world for the time that I'm playing. That's the magic of games, and that's where innovation is most welcomed and encouraged in my book.

mewhy321488d ago

I agree here. I feel that Sony by far in large has the lead in the development studio arena. They've released exclusives that have proven to be some of the best game software on the market. I mean look at The Last of Us. It could almost pass for a next gen title now. Yeah I'm going with Sony. I may get an xbone after they reduce the price.

Flames761488d ago

So i guess he should go with a $400 PS4 10 pound paper weight with no games?We are gamers we dont need a console to hold our paper in place on the table.We want the best games Forza 5,Halo 5,Quantum break,Sunset Overdrive,Dead Rising 3,Ryse,Tiatanfall and so on.Not one of them is timed exclusive

oscarcat591488d ago

The sony ps4 eye was rendered ineffective due to sony not including it with every console at launch to lower the price. So I would not call that innovation myself because it will most likely will be used poorly or no at all.

BluEx6101488d ago

Innovations like AA batteries for Xbox One controllers, no bluetooth, no swappable HDD's and adapters for my headsets??? lol

Common man my PS3 does this haha.

Xbox One is still a good system, if you like Kinect, Live TV, NFL, and CoD/BF4 Timed DLC, and yearly Halo/Gears/Forza and exclusives that's also on the PC...

I got 2 360's but I'm taking a wait and see for the Xbox One. The last 3 years have been nothings but Kinect, Forza, Gears, Halo....

nosferatuzodd1488d ago

ha ha ha games that's so funny when 360 has none i know Sony will bring the games no doubt but the question everyone should ask is after Microsoft gets you're money in 3 to 4 years time will they still be bringing new games like what Sony does
look at the ps3 new games after new games look at 360 a ghost town and tumble weeds

B-radical1488d ago

Who are you to tell him what he's choosing? you dont know what games he is referring to

badz1491488d ago


"...disc-less games"

you do know that just like the Vita, all PS4 games will be made available day 1 as digital download on PSN, right? and games can be played while it's being downloaded too. wanna go disc-less? go all digital, simple!

"You guys whined and got the same as ps4. no innovation, just updated graphics."

are you stupid? the same? NO, the Xbone is the weaker system and NO, the PS4 don't need a camera to work! no innovation? yeah, keep telling yourself THAT lol and what's bad about updated graphics?

"Changing discs in 2013?"

it was fine for the 360 still doing it until now and now suddenly it's crap? like I said earlier, if you go full digital next gen, no more changing disc! problem solve!


Show me proof of a timed exclusive.

Thomper1488d ago

How is the PS4 innovative exactly?

RememberThe3571488d ago (Edited 1488d ago )

Can we ban everyone who disagreed with AngelicIceDiamond's comment? I'm not even buying the Xbone because of Kinect but I don't see why I'd need everyone to agree with me. If this guy likes what he's seen from the Xbonw one, great. I fail to see a problem with that.

@Thomper: I want to hear this as well. I'm buying the PS4 because it looks like a better PS3 as far as features go. But nothing about it seems to be pushing any envelopes. All the previous Playsations pushed innovation while this one seems to be pushing collaboration. I'd like to see Sony finally actually work on some of these previous innovation, because they seem to always come up with cool stuff then just leave it.

SniperControl1488d ago



All of these features have been available on P.C for years.

I prefer to play games on my console.

PS4 all the way for me.

joefrost001488d ago

Lack of innovation
Online mutiplayer mainstream
Making app apart of a game system
Hdmi Input and live tv function
Cross game chat
Music from the hard drive in game
All of these sony has ripped except the last one
Even the features they brag about the ps4 (video recording, broadcast, ect) MS talked about two years ago
The fact they are just getting they have the nerve to bring up a last
gen feature as something new(cross game chat) is funny
The last thing that sony did innovative for games is bluray(part of that credit toshiba)
MS might a lot of things but lacking foward thinking and innovation is not one
If anything you could say that about PlayStation

WarThunder1488d ago

I already own a good gaming PC. so I need to buy a PS4.

PC-PS4 is the best combination for gaming.

IMO X1 is a waste of money, for $500 you can buy a good gaming PC and play all the so called X1 exclusive on the PC. lol

and @ the potato heads who say x1 has better exclusives... I bet most of you believed that everything was shown at E3 were x1 exclusives lol....

lilbrat231488d ago

@ Lopez_Josue

You stated "MS has a stronger exclusive lineup" Please enlighten me with this list of ACTUAL exclusive that is not Halo and Gears?

edgeofsins1488d ago

@ Hufandpuf

Voice and face recognition were done on PS2 and cell phone for years.
Cloud features are just regular features you have had for years on 360, PS3, and PC but they emphasize calling it a cloud.
Amazing launch game lineup? What is innovative about that?
You have to go through Microsoft to make your console into a dev kit and even then it isn't as good as a proper dev kit that real publishers would still likely get, they just want to spark interest in customers fantasies of creating games.

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GraveLord1489d ago

I'm choosing PS4 for not only games but also specs.
It's also not made by Microsoft which is a plus.

GraveLord1488d ago


Unfortunately I don't have the money for that. I am stuck with Windows.

nosferatuzodd1488d ago

get a mac mini its only 500 dollars

madpuppy1488d ago

"Do you use a MAC?"

Hell, Apple is worse than MS, and MS is pretty bad.

B-radical1488d ago

Hahhahah just noticed how being a ps4 fanyboy has worked in your favor nice bubbles

Blachek1488d ago

Why would anybody fork over soo much money for apple garbage -.-

slapedurmomsace1488d ago

@grave....if you genuinely don't like windows and aren't just wagoneering here, try linux. The gaming will kinda suck, but you could always duel boot if you choose.

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No_Limit1489d ago

"lack of innovation!"

LOL, so what is so innovating about the PS4 besides better spec?

At least MS is trying new things with the included Kinect, migrating to an all dedicated online servers for all games, the system itself can be a Dev Kit.