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5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox one vs PS4 comparison, December 24, 2013
This review is from: Xbox One + Kinect (Console)
Ok so I purchased this on release day along with the xbox one. I wanted to wait to give it a comparison so here I am a month later.

Cost = PS4
If you can get your hands on an actual retail copy and not a bootleg copy by someone whose trying to make a 300% profit then the PS4 is $100 cheaper with more bang for your buck based on the specs alone.

Cosmetics = PS4
The PS4 is a better sleeker console that is actually pretty quiet and designed for the 21st century. Compared to the xbox one that is the size of a VCR or VCR/DVD combo. It's huge!

Video Quality = PS4
Slight advantage goes to the PS4. Although they both run on AMD Radeon GPU's. PS4 pushes out 176gb/s of memory compared to 64 from xbox one, as well as a peak shader throughput of 1.84 teraflops compared to xbox one 1.33. Both support native 1080p with 4K support.

Ram = PS4
PS4 has 8GB GDDR5 5500MHz (176GB/s)
Xbox one has 8GB DDR3 2133MHz (68GB/s)
The numbers speak for themselves. PS4 by a landslide.

Optical Drive = Tie.
Both have Blu-Ray drives.

Storage = Tie
Both come with 500GB Hard Drives.

Internet connectivity = Tie
Both have Ethernet ports as well as built in wifi setup with no need to purchase a separate adapter.

Controller = Xbox One
Although the PS4 has made some strides in developing a better controller, it comes with a built in speaker in the center of the controller as well as a touchpad but for those of you who has had a sony in the past that are use to pressing pause in the middle of the controller it will take getting some use to. The Xbox one controller feels way better then the 360 controller that has grip pads on the sticks as well as a more ergonomic design and better feel overall.

Online capabilities = Xbox One
Both have online play but Xbox one better. Some may complain that paying to play online sucks but the money you pay goes towards keeping the servers operating at their peak. Free internet servers have problems with lagging and thousands of cheaters and glitches. Not saying that no one glitches on xbox live but the money for xbox live goes towards patching those exploits. PS Plus is similar to xbox live and hopefully it gets to where xbox live is today.

Overall, PS4 is geared more towards gaming with an additional perk of media options. Xbox one is geared more as a media hub with the option of gaming, watching tv, listening to music etc... If you are interested in just old fashion gaming with 21st century graphics then the PS4 is for you. If you are interested in watching movies, listening to music, giving voice commands to do all these things as well as play games too, then xbox one is for you.
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Initial post: Dec 24, 2013 5:38:36 AM PST
I actually prefer the look of the xbox one. At first, I was wary but because of the intent of the console, it looks like it's supposed to be the center of your home entertainment. And I don't mind the size given that it's mostly for the huge fan that keeps it cool. As for cost, it depends on how you look at it. If just think about playing games then sure the PS4 is the winner here but thinking again about the intent and the capabilities of the kinect make the xbox one better because it comes with more functionality out of the box. 100% agree on everything else.

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 8:13:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 24, 2013 3:17:25 PM PST
Norman says:
1) Since you compared xbox vs ps4 by spec and price, why not include Kinect and its voice command since it is a major difference between xbox and ps4?

2) Internet connectivity is not a tie. Xbox wifi chip supports dual bands (2.4 and 5.0) while ps4 supports only 2.4. also xbox wifi chip has hardware to support the new AC gigabit wifi, not enable by software yet.

3) though PS4 wins Cosmetics but loses in heat, noise, longevity (due to heat). something has to give to be in that small case. Xbox is not only quieter but its blueray drive is damn quiet, even when spinning disk. This is important for those who care more about noise and heat than size, especially if located in family room. My Wii U is 1/3 size of Xbox one but it is louder and hotter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2013 8:23:37 AM PST
BronsonC says:
Actually Norman you are correct! I forgot to mention the kinect which is mainly the reason for the $100 price difference between both consoles since the PS Camera has to be purchased separately. The kinect does more then the PS Camera which cost $60 compared to kinect packaged with Xbox One but overall the kinect is much better.

As for Internet connectivity you are correct but I was basing both consoles on how it is now. Although a software update will enable AC connectivity in the future they both allow for the same connectivity for now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2014 7:28:30 PM PST
Adam Slade says:
"... xbox wifi chip has hardware to support the new AC gigabit wifi..."

I'm sorry, but this is completely incorrect. Xbox One supports Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi (A/B/G/N dual-band at 2.4ghz and 5ghz). There is no hardware in this console that will ever support wireless AC.
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