It’s a battle as old as time, well modern times. Both have a large, loyal, group of followers. Which console do you choose? Who is the true leader in the gaming arena?
Choosing between the PS4 and Xbox One can be a fiendishly difficult decision. Before you make your choice, take a look at our comparison below.
Let the games begin…
1. Design & Hardware
The Xbox One S makes use of internal power supply, thus removing the huge power brick. They have also improved on their design by cutting down a lot of the heft. The Microsoft console measures 11.6 x 8.9 x 2.5 inches, and unlike the previous version, includes a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray player – it will even upscale 1080p games to 4K, as long as you have a TV that can support it.
Looking at the PS4 side, the PS4 Slim , ,measuring in at 10.4 x 11.3 x 1.5 inches, is the smallest major console available today. Unfortunately, the PS4 Slim doesn’t provide 4K resolutions. The PS4 Pro does to some extent, support native 4K gaming, but sadly doesn’t include a 4K Ultra-HD Blue Ray Player.
Both consoles have identical ports. Both consoles support the use of external hard drives. Both support 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. Where the Xbox One pulls ahead, is when you talk about smart home integration. On the other hand, the PS4 allows you to upgrade the internal hard drive, where Xbox One does not.
The Xbox One is the most powerful machine. The Xbox One boasts a custom 1.75GHz AMD 8-core CPU, whereas the base PS4 has a 1.6GHz CPU. The PS4 does have an advantage with faster 8GB GDDR5 RAM, while the Xbox One has a slower 8GB DDR3 RAM.
3. Game Library
The Xbox One has exclusive games such as Halo, Gears of War and Forza 7.
Fans of Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Red Dead Redemption 2 will be glad to hear that both consoles have these titles available.