PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Know Which One’s For You

Compare their specs, exclusive games and prices

 


It’s been almost four years since Sony and Microsoft released the current generation of their consoles—considering that the PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X are all mid-gen upgrades. Despite this, they are still two of the hottest gaming items in the market.

 

Specs Comparison

The specs of the consoles are important so that you can expect the right level of gaming performance. The names and numbers can get a little dizzying and the consoles honestly perform almost at par with one another. Nevertheless, it’s important to know the basics of what you’re buying.

 

 

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

RAM

8GB GDDR5

8GB DDR3

CPU

Single-chip x86 AMD Jaguar Processor, 8 Cores

8-Core Microsoft Custom CPU

GPU

AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next Engine with 1152 Shaders

854 MHz AMD Radeon GPU with 768 Shaders

Storage

500 GB 5400 RPM SATA II Hard Drive

500 GH Hard Drive

External Storage

Not possible

Possible via USB

Removable Hard Drive

Possible

Not possible

Cloud Storage

Yes

Yes

Online Gaming

Yes, with a fee

Yes, with a fee

 

 

Exclusive Games

Many will argue that because the performance of the PS4 and the Xbox One are fairly similar, that the choice really depends on the exclusive games that Sony and Microsoft offer. There are more than enough titles that the consoles share, but exclusivity is really something you need to consider, especially if you have your eye on a certain game.

 

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

The Last Of Us

Dead Rising

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Forza Horizon

Days Gone

Gears Of War

Dragon Quest Heroes

Halo Wars

Kingdom Hearts

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Uncharted

Killer Instinct

 

Pricing

Of course, none of this matters when the pricing isn’t right. The most powerful console with the biggest library will sell close to nothing if it’s priced too high. When you order from Sony directly, the PS4 can set you back some US$300 (Php15,000). Meanwhile, Microsoft sells its Xbox One 1TB for around US$400 (Php20,000).

 

 

 

So how do you choose?

The PS4 is multi-faceted and it arguably has the best exclusive content from its competitors. Those who have had a taste for JRPGs will love the Sony console because it has so much support from third party providers. Not to mention, it’s compatible with PlayStation VR.

 

On the other hand, the Xbox One does have its own titles to boast. And with Phil Spencer at the helm of global creatives and game engineering, we know we can expect more from what many consider to be the underdog in gaming.

 

When it comes down to it, you won’t make a mistake by choosing either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. It all comes down to knowing what you really, really want.

Words Adie Pieraz

Grew up with numbers but fell in love with words by the time she reached her teenage years. She likes to surround herself with mellow music, delicious food and funny fail videos.

Art Alex Lara

Is a creative that loves to tell stories through art direction and curating images that capture, inspire and excite whoever sees them.

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