With the rumors surrounding Apple’s new operating system and upcoming iPhone announcement, you might be surprised that it’s not the only thing in technology that has us talking. This time, we’re taking a look at what’s cooking for new, upcoming gaming systems. With the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 nearing release, we can’t resist seeing which gaming console is in the driver’s seat.
Check out some of the latest stats surrounding the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Game on!
Hearty Expectations: The Xbox 360 and PS3 have both sold over 75 million units. But will the next generation be as popular? Since both consoles have already maxed out their pre-order stock, signs seem to point to yes.
Price and Features: The launching price of the new PS4 is estimated to be around $399.99, while the Xbox One is estimated at $499.99.Both consoles allow for both DVD and Blu-Ray viewing, and they boast the same memory storage space (500 GB Hard) and cloud space accessibility.
Design: The Xbox One and PS4 are completely different when it comes to their design and bodywork. Microsoft’s Xbox One is far, far larger. Not only is it larger than the sleeker and slimmer PS4, but also it’s actually 10% larger than the preceding Xbox 360, which is probably to combat its overheating problem.
Launch and Exclusive Games: Gamescom 2013 has recently released the entire list of games that will be launched with the PS4. However, many of the upcoming games for both consoles aren’t exclusive. Seeing as how both consoles use the same processor architecture, porting between the two should be fairly easy. One difference is that the PS4 will reportedly have more exclusive games within the first year after launch.
Graphics: Sorry to disappoint you—but there’s really no cut and dry way to tell which console has better graphics. They both boast detailed graphics—and overall—the graphic capabilities vary from game to game within both consoles, and generally the difference is not that great.
Motion Control: While both consoles have motion control capabilities, Xbox One makes their Kinect come mandatory with the console as a whole unit, while the PS4 will continue using the Move, which is an optional motion control system that you can buy separately. However, PS4 controllers are now featuring the Move built-in, and the new Xbox Kinect is far more powerful than its predecessor as it discerns all joint movement.
Hopefully these stats make it a little easier for you to choose your gaming console. While both consoles have their various differences, they both allow for one thing: a great gaming experience.