Xbox One vs PS4

Xbox ps4The PS4 vs Xbox one, which console  should you purchase? I’ve been a gamer since the Atari 2600 and Colecovision days. The one thing I can say about those systems even though lacking the graphics and advance tech of the modern era, they simply worked. I own a PS4, XBOX One and a PC built for gaming rig. I’m going to leave the PC out of the equation for the moment because there’s just no comparison.

The PS4 and Xbox One in my opinion totally underperforms when it comes to sheer gaming. I won’t venture to much into the specs, but most games on the PS4 are graphically displayed in 1080p while the Xbox One displays at 900p. The major problem with these consoles are the frame rates at which an image with movement has. They both are suppose to produce 60 FPS (frames per second) but does so horribly. This is specifically noted in First Person Shooter titles, I.E Battlefield 4 and Call Of Duty games.

The systems just can’t handle the fast pace action without dropping frame rates well into the 40’s and below. Naturally, internet connection speeds and bandwidth play a roll in this as well. You also have to factor in servers. I have the best internet speed service you can buy, the luck factor of getting into  non laggy screen tearing games is extremely low. The games tend to hover into 30 FPS which is equivalent to the PS3 and Xbox versions respectively. Yes, I’m disappointed in both systems when it comes to gaming. The media aspect of them are actually pretty good. Being able to stream movies, watch TV and share content is pretty awesome. However, that’s not what my purchase was geared towards. I do understand the relevance of the systems for home entertainment and it fits in quite well.

So in short, should you buy any of these systems? Which one is better? They both have unique features and are pretty much on par with each other. The PS4 is a bit more powerful spec wise, but it seems that power hasn’t been harnessed yet. If you’re going to buy either one, it will boil down to personal preference.  You can get a quick view of the specs below. Go ahead, purchase a PS4 and Xbox one.

Xbox One

Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD [1]
Game DVR Yes, Upload Studio[2]
HDCP Encryption No for games
RAM 8GB DDR3Clock: 2133MHz Bandwidth: 68.26 GB/s+ 32MB eSRAMBandwidth: 204 GB/s(102 In/102 Out) [3]
Flash Memory 8GB Flash Memory [4]
CPU 8 Core AMD custom CPUFrequency: 1.75 GHz [5]
GPU Clock Speed: 853 MHz(originally 800 MHz)Shader Cores: 768Peak Throughput: 1.31 TFLOPS [6]
Storage 500 GB (5400 rpm) Hard Drive non-replaceable, External Hard Drive support available
Second Screen SmartGlass App on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8 [7]
Cloud Storage Yes [8]
Mandatory Game Installs Yes [9]
Required Internet Connection After Day One patch, No [10]
Used Game Fee No [11]
Backwards Compatibility YES! E3 2015 – Available Fall 2015 (now for Preview members) [12]
Cross Game Chat Skype, Party Chat [n]
Motion Control Kinect 2
Voice Commands Yes, Kinect 2 is needed. [13]
Subscription Service Xbox Live [14]Required for Online Play
USB USB 3.0 x3 [15]
Live Streaming Yes, With Twitch.TV
Reputation Preservation Achievements will be ported From Xbox 360. [16]
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (A/B/G/N dual-band at 2.4ghz and 5ghz) includes WiFi Direct support [17]
A/V Hookups HDMI input and output (4K support)
API DirectX 11.2
Mouse and Keyboard Support Yes

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