Xbox One vs. PS4 vs. Wii U: Sony’s Still the Company to Beat

Some wars are fought on the battlefield. Others are waged on store shelves. This generation’s video game console war rages between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. So far, the PS4 has been steadily trouncing the competition, although sales of the other two consoles are holding steady. The sales numbers for August are in, so let’s see where each system stands now and how it got there.

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gameon19851277d ago

I honest to god have no idea what make people foolishly buy a PS4 over a Xbox one. It literally has nothing better going for it the xbox gas better features, better exclusives, and now that whole 1080p BS is going the way of the dodo bird. I hear people say Sony is known for delivering the games and they are waiting for them, but look at Sony current financial situation (2.1 billion loss) and ask your self do you really believe Sony will pimp out games like they did in the past.

Kayant1277d ago

"I honest to god have no idea what make people foolishly buy a PS4 over a Xbox one. It literally has nothing better going for it the xbox gas better features, better exclusives, and now that whole 1080p BS is going the way of the dodo bird" - Well clearly 10m+ people disagree with your opinion.

"but look at Sony current financial situation (2.1 billion loss) and ask your self do you really believe Sony will pimp out games like they did in the past." - Yh all those studios said to be developing PS4 games are just sitting there wasting more money.

Kayant1277d ago

*fixed my grammar*
Yh am sure all those studios said to be developing PS4 games are just sitting there wasting more money. /s

xHeavYx1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Talk about foolish. "My console of choice has the best everything because I say so"
Often times, when fanboys have no real arguments, they resort to the "my opinion is a fact" strategy. That way they can pretend that real facts don't exist and they don't get their feelings hurt

BootyBandit1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Actually Kayant it's a foregone conclusion the PS4 is beyond 11 million now. So that would mean over 11+ million people disagree with gameon and the gap is widen week after week after week.

Have fun with the trolls, fanboys and haters.
I'm going back to the moon. It is my Destiny.

CloudRap1276d ago

Theyre both great but TBH I only picked up an xb1 because it was very hard to get a PS4 at the time, from a consumers perspective, the PS4 seems like the better choice. Now that being said if history is any indication MS tends to come swinging out of the gate at first but Sony supports their console more towards the end of the gen, exclusive wise.

medman1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

I would say Sony's support of it's consoles and those who publish content for them has always been consistent, and the titles have always been consistently very good. And Sony's approach has gotten even better this gen, as they are throwing the same kind of support and freedom toward indies as they always have done for their first party studios. I can't say the same for Microsoft, as their first party devs don't produce much outside of shooters, they still restrict indies with their silly [email protected] draconian policy, and they have failed to support either the original xbox or the 360 late in their life cycles with new, intriguing, quality just hasn't happened. Now people can close their eyes to the facts if the wish, but wishing doesn't change reality. I currently own a 360, ps3, and ps4 with the wii u being on my list to buy in 2015 and possibly the xbone at some point in 2015 or 2016...but with the way Sony is dominating Microsoft with ps4 sales, I fear history will repeat itself and Microsoft will abandon the xbone pretty quickly this gen in order to get their next console (if they produce a next console) out the door to better compete. Sony pretty much has most of my gaming fix vita, vita tv, morpheus?, psplus, shareplay, indie support, phenomenal first party studios, and ever growing third party games and support. Come to think of it, maybe I'll skip the xbone this gen and wait for Microsoft's next console. I'm sure they'll get it right with that one, after what they've suffered this time around, much the way Sony learned from their early struggles with ps3.

GribbleGrunger1276d ago

The PS4 is built better, looks better, has more exclusives, more FTP games, more Indies, better multiplats, is 40% more powerful ... and you can't understand why there are 5.5 million more PS4 owners than the XB1? You people are crazy.

Aussiebeachbabe1276d ago

People still saying "40%" more powerful. Having both consoles I still have not seen anything on ps4 40% better than xb1. And as for built better huh the plastic is actually more flimsy on the ps4 than xbox but nice try fanboy troll.

GribbleGrunger1276d ago

'fanboy troll'? I think Sunset overdrive looks great and Forza Horizon looks fun, but I guess you'd have to disagree because of my questionable credentials.

ChickeyCantor1275d ago

" 40% more powerful"

I don't think you understand how scaling works. Do people even understand the quantity of 40% in terms of raw power?

raymantalk11274d ago


the ps4 is better built small quieter psu in console and as for games not looking 40% better how would they look better smoother framerate higher resolution ? i think you will find that allot of games are on the ps4.

ps xbox1 is supposed to be 10x more powerful than a 360 more with cloud yet to see it fanboy :)

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HeWhoWalks1276d ago

I honest to God don't expect any other kind of response from you.

OT: Such a change from last gen!

Rimgal1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

"...ask your self do you really believe Sony will pimp out games like they did in the past."

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
LittleBigPlanet 3
Deep Down
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Let It Die
The Order: 1886
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Until Dawn
Without Memory
Yakuza Zero

You mean these games? And don't forget project Morpheus.

Edit. I'm pretty sure I forgot a few of them, this are just the ones I can remember

PeaSFor1276d ago

not sure if its serious...

Majin-vegeta1276d ago

My god you sound so salty lol.But I'll break it down for you.

For over the 20 past years Sony has delivered nothing but great games to their plaforms.They support them longer than their competitors even when a new one is released.

PS2 released,PS1 was still supported,Ps3 released,Ps2 was still supported PS4 released PS3 is still being supported.

Better exclusives?X1 hasnt even had one single exlcusive since last year Forza5 .Ryse,DR3,TF,dont count since they're on PC.

FYI it's not being foolished by buying something that gives the best offer for your buck ;).

Sony has earned the trust of millions of gamers over the 20 years they been in the console business.


USMC_POLICE1276d ago

Forza isn't on PC bro lol but I get your point

headblackman1276d ago

saying that sony delivered nothing but great games over the last 20yrs is a subjective opinion without the financial numbers to back it up in comparison with the top games of xbox, so cut that nonsense out!

and titanfall does count, because it's not on a console. pc is not a console. you can't just pick and pull what you like in order to make your bias claims seem real. stop it!!! and what's coming down the pipeline before the end of the year throughout next year is looking amazing.

how can sony earn the trust of millions with lies??? games not running in 1080 as they said (that was a lie!).not to mention, where is the last guardian??? they said that the ps4 wouldn't have drm what so ever(that was a lie!)and where is this so called power of the ps4??? greatness is still in limbo and the ps4 is still selling off of pure hype with no real world action to back it up. where are these games with the visuals to back up the on paper claims of the hardware of the ps4??? so i agree with gameon1985 100%. you don't have to be blind to see that the ps4 is not selling the way it is, because it's the better system with the better games, it's being sold the way it is, because of people who follow big numbers without facts like sheep.

quickly the ps4 is being exposed for what it's not! and slowly buy surely, you see the ps4 trying to be more like the xbox one because it has nothing to stand on. the xbox one is the box of innovation and the ps4 is the me too box. that's why it's taking forever and six days for them to come out with updates that matter. they are waiting for microsoft to put things out and show them how to do it, like they always do. (CAN YOU SAY TV???)

im an american and the xbox has the american style of games that i like to play where as the ps4 doesn't! the only game on ps4 that sparks my attention that's coming out soon is the order 1866 (and i will be buying my ps4 when that game comes out). but until then, the ps4 has nothing for my american play style.

Allsystemgamer1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )


Not a single part of your statement is close to fact. It's all made up nonesesense. Nothing about the x1 is innovative. Oooou voice controls. Oouu 900p! OOOU no exclusive games worth a damn! I'm sorry what is SOO great about he x1 aside from halo? Lower resolution and worse performance? A motion control even MS dropped?

It's an American machine apparently built only for Americans according to you. Well. I'm glad I'm not American. I like my free healthcare.

KingofGambling1276d ago

No way you can be this serious?
Your statements are just ridiculous and I don't believe that your that ignorant to believed what you just wrote.

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Fil1011276d ago

I'll bet you've got more bubbles than friends talking that shit

USMC_POLICE1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Clearly you don't have both systems. I have both and clearly see why people pick ps4. Faster UI eaiser to navigate, games install quicker. Friends list always works.Better graphics I can't wait for forza horizon 2 but visually compare it to drive club makes it look like forza is still a 360 exclusive. Plus I have a 1TB harddrive on ps4 xb1 I'm stuck with 500gb.

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XabiDaChosenOne1276d ago

Could you sound anymore jealous? LMAOOOOO!!

Magicite1276d ago

So far X1 has only 1 true AAA exclusive - Forza Motorsport 5, fix me if Im wrong.
And dont you worry about Sony financial situation. MS's billions havent helped Xbox much.

DigitalRaptor1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

I need not comment heavily to these delusional fanboys like I used to.

The SALTINESS is apparent and strong.

PS4 will always be ahead because it is the stronger global gaming brand with more games in every single category, and more diversity, and stronger hardware. Next year PS4 has almost 3 times the number of exclusive games as the Xbone, whilst you're saying you have no idea….

Get out of your Xbox dreamland where Master Chief is stripping for you, and look at the exclusive games on Sony's console and what they are supporting this year, next year and well into the future. Despite losses they continue to invest into their strongest division and it's showing. Get a grip on that thing most of us perceive as reality.

strangeaeon1276d ago

Man I agree but you must loooove disagrees. I cannot devine why the PS4 is so popular, but if I were to guess it has a lot to do with Microsoft's original message that got chewed up and distorted by a legion of dumbasses.

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MRMagoo1231277d ago

PS4 will be the console to beat this entire generation imo, and I dont see any one coming close. The PS4 deserves every sale it gets, the games it has are great, the games coming soon are great, the online community is far larger than the competition for multiplayer .

randomass1711277d ago

Sony certainly made a lot of the right moves this gen. I'm happily set with a PS4 and Wii U for now. I get my Sony exclusives and my Smash Bros. so I'm happy. :)

Brim1276d ago

care to explain what right moves?..

Majin-vegeta1276d ago

*Cracks Knuckles*

-No DRM restriction
-Didn't tell us to go buy a certain another console
-Better Hardware
-Cheaper price
-Kept dodging questions when asked about the console.

You get my point.

CloudRap1276d ago

Basically trolling MS by saying the opposite of everything they would say, which in turn made MS look evil, and made Sony look like they "cared about the gamer" its all about PR and this last console launch was like an election of sorts.

Kayant1276d ago


Not really. Their plans for more disc-based drm from rumors where dropped on the filpside always-online drm rumors were continually for XB1. It was confirmed PS4 don't require and internet connection/supported used games 1 day after the reveal.

"You can play offline, but you may want to keep it connected," he suggested. "The system has the low-power mode - I don't know the official term - that the main system is shut down but the subsystem is awake. Downloading or updating or you can wake it up using either the tablet, smartphone or PS Vita."

Are all of those things optional, though? For people who have broadband data limits, for example? They can customise everything?

"Oh yes, yes, you can go offline totally. Social is big for us, but we understand there are some people who are anti-social! So if you don't want to connect to anyone else, you can do that."

"Do you agree, I asked?

"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, I asked, you're not going to stop them reselling it?

"Aaaah," was Yoshida's initial answer, but seemingly only because he'd forgotten his line. "So what was our official answer to our internal question?" he asked his Japanese PR advisor. The advisor stepped in but didn't seem to answer clearly, at least to my ears. Yoshida then took control again firmly:

"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

MS looked "evil" because of their actions. All Sony did was capitalise on them which is what you do when competitors leave openings and have an unclear plan.

Remy_Chaos1276d ago

Me too! Having both of these consoles is the way to go. Add in PC and you're pretty much set, as it'll get most of Xbox's games.

LonDonE1276d ago

In my opinion if you can only afford or for whatever reason only have one next gen console then I would advise everyone to get the PS4!

As a core gamer who owns all 3 of the next gen consoles (check my avatar picture for proof) and a decent gaming PC I have to say the X1 is very misunderstood! it is a great console, yes Microsoft have made some monumental cock ups at the start of this new generation but as of today the X1 is a very different console!
The near constant updates from Microsoft every month have made the console a great little machine and with every new release the games are getting better and better!

I love my WiiU and i Love my PS4 and Xbox One!!
And my gaming pc too, what people have to realise is that all the platforms have their pros and cons.
I actually find that on a day to day basis I play my X1 more then my PS4 and Wiiu and pc.
Not because its better in any way but more because at the moment the console meets my current needs and has games which I am enjoying at the moment.

I just wish EVERY GAMER was able to own and game on all the platforms but obviously not every one is as fortunate as me.
I am just getting tired of the constant bashing of the X1 and before it the WiiU was the target.
Seriously today's gamers are just too focused on bashing the platform they dont own and what's laughable is most of them have never played on said platform!

Anyway I think people need to realise the negative perception the gamers currently have about the X1 and Microsoft is the fault of Microsoft and them alone!
Any one who denies that Microsoft only changed focus and the X1 policies not after hearing the gamers and its fan base outcry but after hearing their accountants telling them that the PS4 was handing their asses to them! THIS IS FACT!

But regardless why they did it the point is they made the changes that people wanted and its us the consumers who are better off and the X1 is allot better off for it!

Just look at Nintendo, they are stubborn and refuse to change, hence why with every new generation their market share of core gamers has dwindled!
Props to MS for making the changes needed!

Gamer4life8881276d ago

PS4 is simply the console to own this gen. cannot wait for Bloodborne

chrissx1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Ps4 is king of current gen

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