PlayStation4 vs Microsoft Xbox One
are the differences?
-The Xbox series is designed and produced by
Microsoft and there have been three major ones Xbox (2001), Xbox 360 (2005) and
Xbox One (2013). According to Microsoft, the idea of naming of the Xbox comes
from the fact that they want the console to be an all-round entertainment
device, not just for playing video games but also to stream TV online and
browse the Internet.
-PlayStation Originally was a co-production between
Nintendo and Sony, issues between the two companies and Philips caused Sony to
leave Nintendo and release the first PlayStation in 1994. There have been four
main versions of the console, they are called the PlayStation, PlayStation 2
(2000), 3 (2006) and 4 (2013).
-From the release of the Xbox 360, Microsoft has
taken a “community gaming” approach to their consoles. This means that they’ve
focused more on making an online gaming experience as smooth and seamless as possible.
This means Microsoft and their associated developers have taken more of an
interest in multiplayer games, or games with a good online multiplayer mode.
Something like Gears of War 3, or the default Call of Duty multiplayer.
-Sony hasn’t really put a priority on this, at least
it hasn’t made it their top priority. With the PS4 the features are more on par
with the Xbox One: online gaming service/community, access to apps like
Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, etc. The games (on PS4) are also more focused on
providing a great story, rather than simply letting people play online. Some
games do offer online play and a great campaign mode (The Last of Us, Metal
Gear Solid V), but the game experience is centred more on the campaign than the
online component. Some games just include campaign mode just to have a campaign
mode (CoD: BO2). Those where the campaign is short and not as satisfying to
play through as other games, but the online component is more extensive.
The theme colour that
Microsoft chose for its Xbox serious has always been green as seen from the
original Xbox logo and the game packaging. Some Xbox One games will also run on
Windows 10 if optimised for the platform and the Xbox controller is almost as
similar as the standard for gaming on Windows PC.
Sony However has had
different design and theme colours throughout the years< the latest console has a blue design. The PS4 controller can be used as a gamepad to play on PC but it requires special software to do so. There is a lot of games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Wolfenstein that are written and optimised for both consoles but each console does have exclusives that aren't available on the other platform or Windows. On the Xbox you have Crackdown, Forza and the Halo series; on the PlayStation you can play clude Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Killzone and the Uncharted series exclusively. Also, a lot of Japanese games are on PlayStation rather than Xbox. Hardware Xbox One: Chip manufacturer AMD is behind most of these upgrades. Both the original Xbox One and the Xbox One S have a custom, 1.75GHz AMD 8-core CPU, while the Xbox One X bumps that up to a 2.3GHz 8-core chip. Playstation4: the first version of the PS4 CPU was clocked at 1.6GHz and contained a similar custom AMD 8-core CPU with x86 based architecture, but the PS4 Pro boosts that clock speed up to 2.13GHz. - The original Xbox One and the Xbox One S have both got the 8GB DDR3, but the PS4 and PS4 Pro both have the advantage of a faster bandwidth with the 8GB GDDR5 memory, With The PlayStation 4 you can easily replace the standard 500GB hard drive with another hard drive, with Xbox One however you can't do this. Both consoles support external hard drives. Media and Disks Sony's PS2 and PS3 consoles built a huge audience just by those consoles doubling as DVD and Blu-ray players that were priced competitively with standalone devices at launch. Microsoft with Xbox One S and Xbox One X was the first company to feature Ultra-HD Blu-ray compatibility in its consoles. Ultra HD Blu-rays are the latest and greatest disc format, and offer the best audio and video quality if you're looking to watch movies at home. Online streaming is the most commonly used method of consuming media at home, and the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro are all able to handle 4K streams in Applications such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Price Comparison Playstation 1994 – The Sony PlayStation went on sale in Japan for about $360 at the time in time for Christmas 1994.2000 – In March, the PlayStation 2 went on sale , The console originally cost a hefty £299 in the UK.2006 – The PS3 was launched at the cost of £425.2014 – PlayStation 4 was first launched in North America in November for $399. XBOX 2001 – Xbox first ever console was launched on November 15th at the cost of $299.99.2005 – Xbox 360 with 20GB internal Storage was launched on November 22nd, at the cost of $399.99.2013 – Xbox One S was launched on November 22nd in North America at the cost of $299.99.2017– Xbox One X with 1 TB internal Storage was released on November 7th for US$499.99 The best PS4 and Xbox One games Third-person games has usually been Sony`s main focus in game exclusives, but Microsoft has produced a number of high-profile racing exclusives. Both the PS4 and Xbox One now have substantial games libraries. The PS4 has over 1,500 titles, of which over 450 are exclusives, but the Xbox One has about 1,300 games, of which 150 are exclusives or console exclusives. Final Review I have included an overall comparison chart for a better understanding of all the differences between PS4 and XBOX One Overall Comparison chart PS4 Xbox One