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Five years since the release of the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 and they keep getting better and better. But which one should you go for? Pick a winner.


The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no longer individual consoles, but platforms that span several hardware iterations and thousands of games. That makes choosing between them harder than ever before — but we do think there’s a clear favorite in this battle.


PRICE

PlayStation 4

INDIA-  34,990.00

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US-$349.00

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Xbox One

INDIA-24,850.00

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US- $299 99

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As per the new price list the PlayStation4 is Expensive Than Xbox one both in INDIA and US too.

WINNER-XBOX ONE

 


HARDWARE

The PlayStation 4 has GDDR5 RAM instead of the DDR3 RAM used in the Xbox One, but besides that, the hardware is amostvsimilar. Both the PlayStation4 and Xbox One have 8-core AMD CPUs, 8GB of memory, 500GB internal hard drives, and Blu-ray optical drives. The systems now have versions with 1TB drives as options, and the Xbox One’s 1TB version uses a hybrid drive with solid state storage in addition to a hard disk to improve performance. However, in tests, the Xbox One’s hybrid drive wasn’t noticeably faster than the 500GB drive.

It’s become even more confusing in the latest update, with the PS4 Pro is having a faster CPU and a GPU that can process over twice as many TFLOPS. It can markedly improve games that have been optimized or launch with support for the extra power, adding new effects, higher resolution (up to 4K), and smoother frame rates (up to 60fps, which makes Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration look amazing). The number of games that take advantage of that power is limited, though it will likely grow.

PlayStation4

Main processor Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size* 500GB, 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®v4.0

Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5 ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)

Xbox One

Drive Up to 1TB Up to 1TB (2TB version discontinued)
Resolution Up to 1080p Up to 4K for video
Dimensions 13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches 11.6 x 8.9 x 2.5 inches
HDR support No Yes
Blu-ray equipped Yes, up to 1080p Yes, up to 4K
Cortana equipped Yes Yes
Operating system Windows 10-based Xbox One OS Windows 10-based Xbox One OS
Compatible with Kinect Yes Yes (with an adapter)
Bluetooth controller No Yes
Built-in power brick  No Yes
USB 3.0 ports 3 3
Dedicated Kinect port Yes No

WINNER-PlayStation4


CONTROLS

 

 

You need a good gamepad to play games, and both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have them. The Xbox One gamepad is a slightly updated version of the Xbox 360 controller, with a more rounded feel and trigger buttons that offer individual force feedback. The DualShock 4, the PS4’s gamepad, is a completely overhauled controller that keeps the best parts of the DualShock 3 and fixes the worst. The analog sticks feel better, the triggers are more responsive, and the controller just feels nicer in the hand. It even features a built-in speaker and a potentially useful but so far underutilized touchpad in the middle. The only problem with the DualShock 4 is the light bar that marks which controllers are on and assigned to which players. Fortunately, Sony has since updated the PS4 to let you dim the light bar significantly, which cuts down on glare.

The Xbox One gamepad is great, but the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller beats even the DualShock 4 with bulletproof build quality and extensive customization options.

Neither pack-in controller should be considered a deal breaker because they both play very well, but the DualShock 4 is simply the most comfortable default gamepad we’ve tested yet.

WINNER-PlayStation4


GAMES

The biggest games fromEA and Activision are almost all cross-platform, so it comes down to which exclusives appeal to you more. Games made by Sony will only come out on the PS4. Games made by Microsoft will only come out on the Xbox One. Of course, Windows 10 availability for nearly all of Microsoft’s major releases means that you can play most of the big Xbox One exclusives on your PC if you want, while PS4 exclusives remain solidly PS4-only. It gives Sony an edge, but it doesn’t represent an advantage for consumers; exclusivity only limits, and doesn’t improve the experience for anyone besides the publisher and manufacturer.

WINNER-PlayStation4


CONCLUSION

By the numbers, the Sony PlayStation 4 is our winner. It has a total advantage in virtual reality, and the PS4 Pro means it is a more powerful platform until Microsoft’s Scorpio comes out. The Xbox One is still the better system for media features, however, especially with Ultra HD Blu-ray playback on the Xbox One S.

Ultimately, the deciding factors is games. No matter which system is technically the best, make sure it has games you want to play.

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