PS4 vs. Xbox One ~ A frame rate and resolution comparison of every single multi-platform game

PSGamer: The visual disparity of multi-platform games between the Xbox One and PS4, commonly known as Resolutiongate these days, has received a lot of media attention since the consoles launched.

There have been numerous high-profile examples (Tomb Raider: DE and AssCreed IV to name but a few) where the difference in visual fidelity has been widely publicised – but how common is this issue? Is this issue wider than the AAA games that hogged the headlines? Well, to find out, we have pulled together a comparison of the frame rate and resolution of every single multi-platform title that has seen a release on both the PS4 and Xbox One. The results? Well, see for yourself.

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DeadRabbits1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

Was it not already settled that the PS4 is the lead console platform performance wise. No need to flog a dead horse!

Farmassy1560d ago

I am an X1 fan and I completely agree with you. I personally don't care if my games are consistently 1080p. I don't really notice a difference and it isn't very important to me. I understand that some people apparently really care about it. If you do that is fine... buy a ps4. If it is not that important to you, then pick which exclusives you like best and buy that system. Why is this still an issue?

The PS4 will have better resolution than the X1. Its over.

bigbic1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

It's still an issue because for some reason people are having a hard time doing what you do, accepting it and move on.

SilentNegotiator1560d ago

90% of console gamers haven't purchased a new system yet. Just because something doesn't pertain to you, doesn't mean that it doesn't to anyone.

Farmassy1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


"Just because something doesn't pertain to you, doesn't mean that it doesn't to anyone."

I know. Thats why I said if it is important to you, ok. Buy a PS4. Some people care about a lot of stupid shit that I don't care about. For example, there are some people who think Creed is a good band. They are fucking idiots, but they can have their opinion. I'm not trying to act like I have the only valid opinion.

thehitman1560d ago


The main point of this is to keep reminding and informing people of the differences. Whether you want to keep hearing about them is kind of irrelevant just ignore the article. There are many who believe the power differences dont exist or will go away, which they wont. At the end of the day people who really love xbox will get a xbox and people who prefer what PS has to offer will get a PS. The numbers speaks for themselves atm so it is what it is.

creatchee1560d ago


"It's still an issue because for some reason people are having a hard time doing what you do, accepting it and move on."

Accepting it and moving on goes for both people on the stick - not just the one on the short end.

reko1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

some people just ignore the facts and spew bs.

Army_of_Darkness1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

And so it continues you mean ;-)

At first it was fun and entertaining pointing and making fun of the xbone's weak multiplat games and all but now, I don't really care much anymore. it kinda got boring after a while.... now it's just a matter of "I can't wait to see Sony's next game!"

XB1_PS41559d ago

These articles piss me off. Just because these so called journalists have found a cheap and easy way to make money off of PS fans. They put up an article that makes them feel good about their purchase, so they all click on it. They're not finding news anymore. They know all they have to do is post some comparisons over and over and people will flock.

XB1_PS41559d ago

Actually did anyone look at the article? It's not as far apart as it would seem.

darthv721559d ago

Well, considering i game on a 42" plasma at 720p for ps3/360/wii-u...Im betting it will be just fine for the ps4 and xb1 when i get them.

I dont think i am really missing out on anything because a game is still the same game no matter what res you play it at. you still have the same objectives, the same gameplay, the same control, the same start to finish.

it isnt like resolution all of a sudden changes that. It isnt like you get a trophy or achievement called "high resolution" for playing in 1080p. Or suddenly the outcome of the game is now different because of playing in 1080p.

Best way to sum it up is varying resolutions is not the same as varying difficulty or endings. where if you play at an easier setting you get one type of ending. And playing at a harder difficulty results in a different ending. So playing at 720p, 900p 1080p 30 or 60fps does nothing to the outcome of the game like difficulty choices do.

r2oB1559d ago

@ darthv72

So you are saying just because something is the same, certain differences shouldn't matter? So there is no difference between eating a perfectly cooked steak and a over-cooked rubber steak? According to you they are both steak, from the same cow, same price, same ingredients... Doesn't matter if they are cooked by different chefs with different end results. Which steak would you choose? The one with better quality I presume. Or does quality not matter since they would both calm your hunger.

These games may have the same story, same characters, same control schemes and endings, but the gameplay is not always the same. Especially in the case of Sniper Elite 3 and the horrid screen tearing in the comparison video. Personally if I had to choose between the same game at the same price, but one version had a higher resolution, higher/more consistent frame rate, and/or no screen tearing, I know which one I would choose (given a choice was an option, because let's face it, it's easy not to care when you have no choice).

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NextLevel1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

Just because the Xbox One always comes up short doesn't mean people aren't allowed to discuss tech.

The interesting thing about people saying the Xbox One doesn't have 1080p problems is this.

Xbox One Exclusives

Dead Rising 3 720p @ 30fps
Forza Motorsport 5 1080p @ 60fps (Downgraded)
Killer Instinct 720p @ 60fps
Kinect Sports Rivals 1080p @ 30fps 
Ryse: Son of Rome 900p @ 30fps
Sunset Overdrive 900p @ 30fps

They have a 33% chance of being 1080p and a 16% chance if they're not downgraded like Forza 5 was.

Fable Legends announce it's not 1080p yet either and Halo 5's trailer mentioned 60fps but not 1080p, so I assume it wont be either. That would bring the Xbox One's exclusives to 25% (downgrade) and around 10% (no downgrade).

Why people think the Xbox One doesn't have 1080p problems is beyond me.

truefan11560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

You forgot 4 XB1 games.
Titanfall 792p 60fps
Forza Horizon 2 1080 30fps
Project Spark 1080p 30fps
Halo MCC 1080p 60 fps

I could also add halo Spartan Assault 1080p 60fps, and Max COB 1080 30fps)

I say that to say I would rather be able to play those games in lower resolution than have very few games to play at all. I'll take the much longer Xb1 list than the shorter ps4 list.

Knack 1080p 30fps
kzsf 1080i 60 fps in mp (Not full 1080p)
infamous 1080p 30fps
driveclub 1080 30fps
tlour 1080 60fps
the order 900p 30fps (I'm not rewarding them for eliminating 30% of the screen)

@bigpic, I am not about to add a bunch of indies, in which have started to be released on XB1 now.

lifeisgamesok1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

It's so funny that you and some people think resolution is everything when it comes to graphics

900p upscaled looks just as good

Quality of pixels is what it's all about

@ThePope you get it buddy. Certain people will try to convince themselves that there's this big difference but there just isn't

bigbic1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

"I'll take the much longer Xb1 list than the shorter ps4 list."

Then add more PS4 games to your list, there are plenty to choose from.

MysticStrummer1560d ago

Trust truefan to try to change the subject by using inaccurate information.

I'll take the longer PS4 game list along with the better performance.

HaydenJameSmith1560d ago

Why People care and why people think the PS4 doesn't have 1080p problems either is beyond me too...

ZombieDust1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

Lololol... Discuss tech?!

That's not what people do with these articles, they personally attack each other and wish pain and death upon them and their families.

And even if just discussing tech, it has been done to death. We all already know.

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bigbic1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


Then add more AAA Planetside 2 is more AAA than Project spark, Deep Down, Bloodborne, Little Big Planet etc...

Your seriously going with Spartan assault and MAX COB as being AAA? If that is the case then I am note sure what your definition of AAA is.

NextLevel1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


Titanfall is a cross gen game (360 & PC)
Project Spark is a cross gen game (360 & PC)
Halo MCC is Xbox and 360 game.
Forza Horizon is a cross gen game (360)

Just for the record I would view TLOU RE and LBP3 as cross gen games aswell. For the sake of argument is assume it's not. Something like Driveclub embarrassed Forza Horizon 2 and Forza 5 on a technical level.


Forza Horizon 2

Forza 5

and people act like the gap is marginal....

ziggurcat1560d ago


titanfall, FH2, PS are all multiplatform, not exclusive. also not all of the halo MCC is 1080p:

and the order is native 1080p, not 800p (or 900p as you've written). it's been explained countless times as to why it's 1080p. you've also omitted KZ's singleplayer campaign, which is also 1080p (but conveniently leave MCC on your list despite it not being entirely 1080p).

user56695101560d ago

Your allowed to discuss tech and gfx as long as PC isn't involved right. If we talking about gfx techniques its new even if it been used in games for years.

PS fanboys = the biggest hypocrites.
And it is beating a dead horse at least put exculsives against each and what you think would be a good match up.

bigbic1560d ago

The reason people compare console to console and not console to PC is that they are very different.

Consoles do not get hardware upgrades. PC's are modified and changed and upgraded various ways, they are not ONE specific unit. Therefore comparing a console to a PC is like comparing a toy to an entire toy store.

People in the market for a console are buying them for different reasons than people who buy PC's. Convenience is a big part of it. And when people make the choice between one console or another they look at console power as one category in their decision, if that is something that interests them.

That is why people compare tech of one console to another and not PC. I hope that helped.

Ezz20131560d ago

i think i understand it now
Nextlevel and truefan1 are the same person and he's just trolling us all

jcole971560d ago

Why you're commenting on X1 exclusives as if it is your problem is beyond me...

I accept that the ps4 is the most powerful system and that is fine by me. I want you guys to enjoy your system. X1 fans need to accept that and stop making excuses, and ps4 fans need to stop commenting on shit that has nothing to do with them. Just play your damn games.

reko1560d ago

here comes the duo of life and truefan..

callahan091559d ago


900p = 1600x900 = 1,440,000 pixels
The Order = 1920x800 = 1,536,000 pixels

So it's definitely more than 900p.

In fact, it is a 2.40:1 aspect ratio 1080p image. The image quality of what you see between the cinematic black bars is the exact same quality as a full-screen 1080p image.

For instance, look at Wes Anderson movies on Blu-Ray. These movies are 1080p Blu-Ray movies, but the aspect ratio is 2.40:1 so you'll see the exact same black bar letterboxing as you see in The Order: 1886. That doesn't mean the movie isn't 1080p, as the back of the Blu-Ray will still attest that it is and NOBODY in the cinephile scene will dispute that.

r2oB1559d ago

@ consoleslateagain

You do realize legitimate comparisons remove all variables, which is why PC comparisons are moot... too many variables. Your version of a game may be different then someone else's (quality wise).

100% of PS4 consoles are more powerful than Xbox One consoles.
100% of PCs are NOT more powerful than PS4 or Xbox One consoles.
So if we were to compare console games to PC games, whose PC would you cherry-pick? The kid with a top of the line 2014 PC or the kid with the low end 2010 PC?

That is why console to PC comparisons make little sense.

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ThePope1560d ago

What I find funny is the only way to compare them is large screen shots, very slow moving videos, or gifs that flash back and forth quickly. WHICH IS NOT HOW YOU PLAY GAMES.

Fools. And I'm talking to you next level

LordMaim1560d ago

What should they do? Use compressed video, or tiny postage stamp sized images? Squint? Turn their heads to the side slightly?

ThePope1560d ago

My point is if it was SOOOOO noticeable and such a BIG deal it would just be plain and evident.

Sp1tfireXM1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

I own both consoles, how anyone can claim to not see the difference between these resolutions is beyond me. I have a 55" that I sit about 8' away from and believe me when I say, it's very noticeable. Nobody wants these games to look the same on x1 more than me because I hate that damn dualshock controller. Fact of the matter is the ps4 wins almost everytime, and when there's parity in resolution, there's usually a notable difference in AA or framerate. I was a self proclaimed xbot and MS messed up big time. I can't wait to enjoy some of these excellent exclusives MS is releasing for the Xbox one, but I'm downright pissed that they made a console that can't even display in the standard resolution for most hdtv's these days, without sacrificing elsewhere that is. I'd love to know what everyone who claims to not be able to tell a difference is playing on, because it's easy for me to see it even in a compressed YouTube comparison

XiSasukeUchiha1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

PS4 is the winner.........

but these comparison need to stop we get it alright, no need to drill this [email protected]? down our brains!

LogicStomper1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

I actually agree with you........

Edit: Forgot to mention, did you know the PS4 games look better than XB1 games? Just thought I'd remind you in-case you forgot from 10 minutes ago.

FanboyKilla1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

@farmassy its an issue because it seems to be the only thing they have. they're not talking about all the great games they're playing are they? or how their system does this and does that. or how all those things their system does creates a ONE of a kind experience. they're talking about numbers and thats almost never fun unless its money. lol LOL MO POWA TO YOU.

@nextlevel so whats the fuss over 1080p? i dont have a game on my ps 4 that looks better than ryse or forza. lol you guys comments wont change the truth. lets see that comparison, sony best looking game and xones. lol from all the articles you would think its the last of us remastered. is your remaster of an last gen game better looking than knacka dacka. or dead zone. oops kill zone or infamous? funny all 1080p games most people dont even talk about or cares about. my point, that most of you ps4 fanboys help me make when you dropped those ps4 exclusives like a bad habit is, 1080p wont save you. see you in the fall. muhaaha muhaa hahahaaa.

r2oB1559d ago

So it's no longer an issue because your platform of preference went from having slightly better multiplats last gen to, on a larger scale, inferior versions this gen? Don't be so salty. Do yourself a favor; from now on whenever you see a comparison article just move on (don't waste your bubble) since you already know what the outcome will be.

Oh and by the way, you should be less concerned with what games PS4 gamers get and more concerned with games you will get down the road on Xbox One. Remember, between PS and Xbox gamers, only one of them had a very strong start last gen only to suffer a 4 year drought of exclusives. While the other platform consistently got, and still are getting, awesome exclusives.

You Xbox fanatics are so forgetful.

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JCOLE131951560d ago

Another one of these? Hooray.

Gamer7771560d ago

When fall new releases start flooding in; hopefully their will be more actual articles about gameplay and the industry instead of resolution/fps.

hello121560d ago

Whats very noticeable is launch titles had a worse resolution at launch on xb1. Since April or May lot more games on xb1 are 1080p same as PS4

Master-H1560d ago

With worse AA & visual effects & performance though, plus some developers blatantly said they're aiming for parity.

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BG115791560d ago

Wolfenstein: The New Order shouldn't be indicating 1080p for both consoles. Because of the scalling engins, it's not 1080p all the time!!!

Rdeal1560d ago

I thought it only scaled down in one cutscene

LightDiego1560d ago

Grab the popcorn everybody, these articles will never have a resolution.

Dlacy13g1560d ago

Well played on the word play! +bub You sir framed it nicely. ;)

Volkama1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

I'm not sure there are any articles that have more resolutions. This one has whole lists of them. What it does not have is anything new :-)