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Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Which One to Buy In 2017.


(ThyBlackMan.com) So you are still confused between Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 battle. No problem, there are many like you. In the last three years, many things have changed and after seeing what Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PS4 have offered, this is the best time to compare and review the consoles.

With time, the consoles’ price tags have also changed and now they are at all-time low. Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have received mid-cycle upgrades by their manufacturers. Today, we have many options including PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, Xbox One S, and soon we will be getting our hands on the Project Scorpio, which is Microsoft’s upcoming gaming console.

As far as their games are concerned, both Xbox One and PS4 have their own exclusive titles and several cross platform games available on each of them. Backwards compatibility has also added more appeal to the Microsoft’s console, as PS4 doesn’t directly support this feature, but brings many old games to the current generation console through PlayStation Store.

Keeping the Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 sales in focus suggests that Microsoft doesn’t feel comfortable in revealing the sales figure, but regardless of the company’s policies, Sony PlayStation 4 still wins the Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 war with better sales than Microsoft.

If you compare Xbox One against PS4, the results will show you two things in terms of their designs. First thing is that the original PS4 is smaller than the Xbox One and the second thing is that the Xbox One offers more convenient connectivity options than PS4. Thanks to Microsoft for strategic placement of ports. One thing you would want to note is that the Xbox One sports more ports on the back side.

Some more exciting things which you should know are: PS4 hard disk can be upgraded, but you don’t have this luxury with the Xbox One. However you can try replacing Xbox One’s hard drive, but do you really want to void the warranty? If so, then go ahead and do that. Or there’s one more option Microsoft has offered that enables Xbox One owners to attach a USB 3.0 compatible 256GB or larger hard drive.

If you are not very much familiar with technical terms or do not want to dig deeper into the specifications, you should know that there are different reports about which one is more powerful. To make it very clear for you, here’s what we have found after checking the hardware specifications of both the consoles.

If you are the one who really wants to know the tech tests results from the Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 comparison, PS4 features more powerful GPU and the Xbox One comes with a more powerful CPU.

PS4 is roughly 10% less powerful in processing, but when it comes to graphics, it comes with 1.84 teraflop GPU based on AMD’s Radeon technology. On the other hand, the Xbox One GPU also belongs to the same Radeon family, but is limited to 1.31 teraflops. If you are trying to compare how the games look on each of these consoles, you will need to go into too much details as there is no significant difference you are going to find. But yes, PS4 processes graphics better than the Xbox One.

As far as the RAM is concerned, you are not going to see any difference in terms of numbers as both the consoles are powered by 8GB RAM. The catch here is that there is some memory allocated for their operating systems, so you can’t expect the same amount of memory to be reserved for the developers on each console. Does it really matter? It does, but not to an extent where it can alter someone’s buying decision.

If you try playing games on both the consoles before buying one, you’ll realize that there is no other differences exist between the two consoles. Both systems come with game controllers which is obviously a matter of your own experience, since both the controllers are comfortable in hands and are designed very well.

Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One allow users to connect to the internet and the apps offered by their manufacturers are simply amazing and have no significant difference. As far as the price is concerned, there are many deals available for both the consoles and you can choose any of them depending on the bundled games and storage capacity.

Overall, the comparison, Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 results in declaring PS4 a better console than the Xbox One. The sales figures are also telling the same story. But if you are willing to go for the Xbox One, you are not going to lose anything as both the consoles are doing great in their own realms.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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