In this article I will be talking about which console I will be getting, the short answer is both.
But I just don't want to give short answers below I will also be explaining my thoughts and opinions, into what I think is both good and bad about both the Xbox One and the Play Station 4.
First of all let’s talk about the appearance of both consoles. Now this shouldn't matter, (even though it does for some people) it’s how both the consoles perform and what it was designed for what matters. Now we haven't actually seen the ps4 so I can't comment on it just yet, (I will update this part when we see it.) For the Xbox One I thought the look of it wasn't bad but it wasn't anything amazing, the two tone colour of the Xbox one would have been better as all one shade of black.
Next let’s talk about what each console was built for and I will start with Sony Play Station 4. Sony seems to be focusing on a gaming console and if anyone watched there reveal back in February you can tell that they put a brilliant amount of quality into their games. Sony also did this by actually going to different game developers and asking them what they wanted to see in the ps4.
Now let’s talk about the Xbox One, the Xbox one was built for an all-around experience so music, TV, internet and games so it more like an entertainment hub. If you watched the reveal last night you would have noticed there was a lot of focus on apps for TV etc. Now this might appeal to some people but myself I don't watch much TV so therefore that aspect of the Xbox One doesn't make me go wow.
This brings me onto the next point of this article which is the specs of both consoles. Once again I will start with the Ps4, (The specs are from the Play Station Website.) The Play Station 4 hosts a low power x86-64 AMD CPU "Jaguar" with 8 cores, a 1.84 TFLOPS AMD Radeon next gen graphics core, 8GB of GDRR5 RAM, built in HDD, Blu-ray x6 CAV & DVD x8.
Now let’s look at the Xbox One specs, (these are from the Xbox website.) The Xbox One hosts an 8core x86 CPU, with 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3.0 & a 500GB HDD.
Now if we compare the two you can see that both consoles are very similar yet but for two different purposes, as I said earlier the ps4 is built for games while the Xbox One is built for an entertainment hub. So for pure processing power one is just as good as the other.
The next thing I will be talking about is the games for both the
Xbox One & PS4, both consoles this time have both a unique and good line up games. From racing games to FPS and things in between for example puzzle games and action games. Also both consoles will offer exclusives first party games & third party games. On the PS4 the best looking game was Kill Zone, but saying this the PS4 offered great visuals on all the games they showed.
The Xbox one also had a great line up of games, but there best looking game was Call of Duty Ghosts, (surprisingly). The other games Xbox showed still looked good but the visuals compared to Call of Duty & the PS4 wasn't as good. (This was a shame because I was expecting Xbox to have better visuals then they showed.)
Now for the final point of my article is the downside of both consoles. The only downside I can think of at the moment is how much both consoles are going to cost on launch and how much next generation games will cost. It’s a hard balance for both companies because if the price is too high then not many people will be able to afford them but if they are set too low then both companies will be making a loss.
My final thoughts are that I hope both consoles do well and that they both bring new and exciting games, features and apps to the users of the PS4 & Xbox One.