Alright now, all you gamers and joystickers and everyone out there who has a thing or like most people an obsession for video games; this time we want to talk about juicy gossip for you! So the never-ending battle between two monsters of the video game consoles has revealed new features and should be discussed!
Since there is no such thing as a time frame in technology it turns out we’ve gone from PS1 till PS4, the most recent version of the famous console, released yesterday June 10 by Sony. Now Microsoft on his part has XBOX ONE to counterattack and started on a solid enough start at Monday’s E3 Xbox news conference…so the question arises, which one is best?? Now this is a matter of choice, what you get out of each gaming experience therefore if I were to get any of them I would want to try them both but that is something you probably were thinking already; so, we want to give you some facts that might help with this life or death decision! Let’s talk about the good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly of each shall we!
PS4: The new PlayStation will cost $399 which is $100 less than its Xbox counterpart. This is actually surprising since Xbox has always had the less expensive price, but this time tables have been turned since now Sony has the cheapest console in the market.
Xbox One: The starting price for Xbox One is $499 which makes you wonder…is it really worth it??
When it comes to the CPU (central processing unit, essentially the heart of the machine), both consoles resemble a current mid-range PC. They’ve opted for 8-core x86 architecture from PC component manufacturer AMD. In order to make games shine, the single most important component is the GPU (graphics processing unit) and here again they’ve both gone with manufacturer AMD and variations on their 7000-series chips. Both machines feature 8GB of RAM but here some the clear difference:
PS4: One of the most impressive things about the PS4 specs has been its use of 8GB GDDR5 RAM. This gives a substantial edge over its rival.
Xbox One: Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One to have 8GB RAM as well, but it’s DDR3 memory variety.
PS4: Although PlayStation4 is not known for its exclusives you can expect 12 exclusive titles, key exclusive PlayStation 4 titles shown include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second Son, Knack, The Order, The Dark Sorcerer, and 10 new indie titles.
Xbox One: If you had to pick a console based on the strongest lineup for exclusive games Microsoft seems to be the one then. Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Titanfall, and Forza 5. The company also pledged that all DLC (add-on downloadable content) for Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts would debut first on the Xbox One.
The difference here is the two companies’ policies for indie games. Microsoft will allow the publishing of indie games but only if that happens through Microsoft games studios or a third party partner meaning it will not give indie developers the chance to self publish their work via XBL. In contrast Sony enable developers to publisher through PSN.
PS4: The DualShock 4 includes a “light bar” in the front that enables motion control functionality with the PS4’s Eye camera to track the position and identify where the controller is, promising a new gaming experience.
Xbox One: The Xbox One controller has been slightly redesigned to add more localized rumble and improve its ergonomics. It appears to have significantly tweaked its motion sensing device (Kinect) and claims it can now detect heart rates by tracking blood flow using its infrared camera.
PS4: Your PS4 does not need to be connected to the internet. Games will always work regardless!
Xbox One: The Xbox One requires gamers to maintain a constant internet connection. If your Xbox One is disconnected for longer than one hour, your games will cease to function! Bummer!
PS4: Sony will allow users to play their old games on the new PS4
Xbox One: Not happening.
What’s good and what’s whack!
Well it seems Sony has the lead with 3 huge advantages! It’s pretty clear to see who’s winning this race. When it comes to price, the requirements for online connection and its policy on used games are simply big fat bonuses for devoted gamers!
Some still can’t believe pre-owned games will work on the PS4 just as they do with the PS3 and the PS2. Meaning you can lend a game to a friend simply by handing them the disc! With the Xbox you can only lend a game to a person you’ve had in your Xbox live friends list for longer than 30 days, and you can only do it once!
Oh well as I said at the beginning…is your decision to make! Which one are you planning on getting??? Don’t you feel like playing already??
You can follow PlayStation on twitter here and Xbox here and let the games begin!
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