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.
As per the new price list the PlayStation4 is Expensive Than Xbox one both in INDIA and US too.
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.
|Main processor||Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
|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
|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
|Power||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||Max. 165W|
|Operating Temperature||5 ºC – 35ºC|
|AV output||HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)|
|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|
|Blu-ray equipped||Yes, up to 1080p||Yes, up to 4K|
|Operating system||Windows 10-based Xbox One OS||Windows 10-based Xbox One OS|
|Compatible with Kinect||Yes||Yes (with an adapter)|
|Built-in power brick||No||Yes|
|USB 3.0 ports||3||3|
|Dedicated Kinect port||Yes||No|
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.
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.