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PS4 vs Xbox One

posted Jun 13, 2013, 8:28 AM by Vu Sleeper


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My friends know that I am interested in the gaming consoles, so with the new PS4 and Xbox One coming out this holiday, I'm looking to buy one or the other. I've made up my mind already, but if you're not so hip to the latest news, I've broken down some a comparison chart for you.

Some key things to note: Xbox One requires an internet connection. It checks with Microsoft's servers every 24 hours to verify that you own and can play the game your purchased. Here are some scenarios why this always online thought is bad. Some of these things prevent you from connecting online:

  1. Your ISP goes down for a few days (this has happened to me before during a bad thunderstorm).
  2. Your TV is located in an area that does not receive WiFi reliably (this is a thing that I've experienced)
  3. You do not have internet (when I moved houses, I was without internet for a month)
  4. Microsoft's servers is taken offline (I've seen this happen to other gaming companies)
  5. You are in the military and personal internet is not an option

So think about this: if these things happened to you, you cannot run a game you own. Imagine if you bought an iPod that will only work if it's online or a camera that needs to be connected online to take a photo. It's just bad, especially for a product that you own.

The other thing that the Xbox One did is that they've eliminated the used game market. Looking for cheap games? Don't bother with Xbox One. Sure, I sometime buy new games, but the majority of games I've purchased are on the secondary market.

The only advantage Xbox One has over the PS4 is that it has voice commands and motion control out of the box (via the Kinect). The PS4 you will have to buy additional add-ons… but that's OK considering that personally, I probably won't buy the Sony Camera.

See also Xbox 360 vs PS3.

Compare
PS4
XBOX ONE
WINNER
Looks
Personally preference, both look similar but I like at least PS4 is trying to look interesting.


The first time I saw the Xbox One, I thought it was just ugly. It's just a black box basically.


PS4
Price
$399


$499


PS4
Harddrive
500GB (upgradeable)


500GB (noreplaceable)


PS4
Online
Online optional


Online requirement mandatory. Xbox checks every 24 hours to verify your account.


PS4
Online Gaming
Requires Playstation Plus ($49.99 a year and includes free monthly games, all other online ability like watching YouTube is free)


Requires Xbox Gold ($59.99 a year, this is a requirement for watching YouTube).


PS4
Used Games
Yes, you can sell and buy used PS4 games.


Not really. This is a little more complicated to answer, but the short answer is no, you cannot buy or sell used games.


PS4
Independent Games
YES


NO (not at this time).


PS4
Mandatory Game Installs
NO (Save space)


YES


PS4
Independent Games
YES


NO (not at this time).


PS4
Region Lock
NO


YES


PS4
Motion Controller
NO (need to purchase Sony Eye)


YES (Kinect)


XBOX ONE
Voice Activation
NO


YES (Kinect)


XBOX ONE
Analog Output
YES


NO


PS4
HDMI
YES (supports 4k)


YES (supports 4k, supports input HDMI)


XBOX ONE

When it comes down to it, you should go with what you think is right for you. If you have reliable internet and don't mind paying an extra $100 for the Xbox, by all means go with the Xbox. Personally, I will be getting the PS4, even though I just bought a PS3 to replace my broken PS3-Fat! 
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