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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Top Consoles Compared

Will Greenwald: By the numbers, the PlayStation 4 still wins a year later. Of course, "by the numbers" assumes no weighting between categories. The PlayStation 4 has an edge in price, albeit a much slimmer edge than it did at launch, and a much nicer controller. On the other hand, the Xbox One jumps far ahead in media features if you don't mind both the $100 extra on the system with Kinect and the $60 per year for a subscription to Xbox Live Gold. The PlayStation 4 is economically superior as a pure gaming system, but the Xbox One is superior as a comprehensive media hub that doubles as a game system. Either way, as always, the biggest determining factor should be which games you want to play, and which platform will have them.

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xHeavYx1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

A PC magazine that can't declare a winner on the specs category? I call BS.
Also, you actually can dim the light bar on the PS4, I guess they didn't do much research before writing the article.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1023d ago

Agreed. Yes the two consoles are based on the same AMD Jaguar architecture and that is where the similarities end. The PS4 uses a separate processor to handle PlayGo, run apps, suspend games in the background, and run it's OS in the background while games and apps are running. The PS4 also has a superior 18 compute unit GPU and it has superior memory in the form of GDDR5. That's not exactly a tie by any stretch of the imagination.

Ezz20131023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

Gaming media at it again

This is like beating dead hourse
We already know the power gap between the two systems
we know every thing already

give it a a rest..Damn!!

ainTgoTTime2bleed1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

What you guys don't understand is that the western media and especially here in the U.S. has and will always be biased and more so now that the PS brand is kicking that other company's a$$...It does not matter what Sony do/does because they will always make them somehow look bad and make that other company look good;)

''It's not as easy as flipping a switch you know''....;)

ifrit_caress1023d ago

And let the trolling begin...!

yankolo1023d ago

Jajajajajaja so the ps4 controller its better jajajjajajajajajaj

xHeavYx1023d ago

Something like the controller comes down to personal preference. I know people who like the X1 controller better, other people that like the PS4 one

tlougotg1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

Of course it is! im surprised this is the first time you heard about this lol your going to say the xbone controller? This can be subjective but since the Ps4 has released the overall consensus from developers, enthusiasts, hardcore gamers, etc..... is that ps4 controller is better. stop listening to mister mediax or those lil green guys. Maybe you prefer Xbone controller (probably bcus u dont own ps4) but cut it out!!!

And yes Ps4 for the win!!!!!!!

Crashbash....

I agree lol i use the term inanimate objects lol and i like to ruffle feathers for fun and sometimes due to opinion.

gaming247allday..... lol
Xbox has better os? lol foh with that bs. Xbox os is slow compared to Ps4, installs are lethargic and dls compared to Ps4 so stop it and oh lets not forget we got the best feature out of the two with shareplay sorry man try again while i change my custom themes on ur %ss. Xbone os is a cluttered mess

Gaming247allday1023d ago

Xbox One has a better OS and more features and uses, PS4 is a straight gaming machine with more power and thats it, case closed

SoapShoes1023d ago

Yeah like PS4 doesn't have features not on Xbox? You would like to think that wouldn't you. Not so black and white.

Mithan1023d ago

Agreed. I'll take the ps4.

darthv721023d ago

To be fair...the "straight gaming machine" would most likely be the wii-u. no bluray or DVD movie support, no CD music or MP3 support. It's pretty much just games.

Christopher1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

Better OS as far as certain things like integrating XBl? Yes.

Better OS as far as UI? I'd say no and so have many others who dislike the metro UI on XBO.

More features? Yes and no, since they both have features that the other doesn't.

PS4 a straight gaming machine? No, just as much about media as XBO.

With more power? Depends on how you chose to define power.

Case closed? No, really just up to individual preference.

Ezz20131023d ago

agreed
Nothing piss me off more than ppl who think their opinions are FACTS

livedeht1023d ago

Lol @cgoodno, define the power anyway u want lol ps4 still more powerful....in every way possible lol ... Ps4 cpu is more powerful then xbox. Because ps4 has a separate background processor (with it's own dedicated 512MB ddr3) freeing up main cpu !, gpu has twice the ROPs, 6 more compute units, it is also a generation newer (79xx compared to xbones 78xx), all this AND double the total system bandwidth thanks to 8GB of gddr5! It's not even a debate which console is more powerful LMAO !...but because of exclusives I OWN both...actually all 3 8( lololol

Christopher1023d ago

***define the power anyway u want lol ps4 still more powerful....in every way possible lol***

As a PS4 owner, you are wrong. The CPU is better, esram has more potential if used properly, and the hypervisor design allows MS to do sleep/resume across multiple elements (games, media, Web, store, etc.), something Sony still hasn't done and yet mentioned they would on the PS4.

***Ps4 cpu is more powerful then xbox. Because ps4 has a separate background processor (with it's own dedicated 512MB ddr3) freeing up main cpu***

That background processor is utilized for streaming, recording, and similar activities. That's it. XBO utilizes the hypervisor infrastructure that allows for a lot more multitasking processing across various console elements.

***double the total system bandwidth thanks to 8GB of gddr5***

For GPU processing, but almost half of what XBO has for CPU processing since it utilizes DDR3.

***It's not even a debate which console is more powerful LMAO !...but because of exclusives I OWN both...actually all 3 8( lololol***

Too bad owning them all doesn't make you knowledgeable of their capabilities. You can own everything and still be ignorant.

MasterCornholio1023d ago

Well I did buy it to play games. I have my tablet and PC for surfing the net, watching movies and doing work.

livedeht1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

@cgoodno, Lmfao yeah your proof of that ignorance lmfao @ "hypervisor"! U damn tool ! Your stating opinion I am stating fact !...and as far as that ps4 background processor...everything it does the xbox has to use main cpu ! Edit ...you don't know how ram works judging by your quote "For GPU processing, but almost half of what XBO has for CPU processing since it utilizes DDR3." Lololololololololololololololo lolololol ha !

Spotie1023d ago

Surprising that, with an account name like that, you choose the one that's less focused on games.

SniperControl1023d ago

Disagree, while the x1 is a good console, i cant stand the ui, it just takes to long to do anything. It's only virtue is pinning.

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crashbash1023d ago

It's funny watching people squabble over pieces of plastic and metal.

remixx1161023d ago

Haha you make it sound like they're all hobos working on science fair projects :).

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