PS4 and Xbox One have been the new generation consoles for a few years now. They can both do a lot of the same like watch movies, play games, use apps like Netflix, and play online. Both systems are similar in what they do however sometimes one can have the advantage over the other. We are going to look at the differences and how each system compares to one another. We’re going to be comparing the original PS4 and Xbox One along with the newer PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. The main update is hardware and graphics with everything else relatively staying the same.
Video game graphics have gotten pretty advanced. With the latest generation consoles, game developers are able to display high definition graphics with a lot happening at once. Here we’re going to compare the original PS4 and Xbox One and then the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X since the newer models have updated hardware and graphic specifications
PS4 vs Xbox One – The PS4 and the Xbox One Both have similar graphics just like the PS3 and Xbox 360. PS4 has more games in 1080p then Xbox One does. The PS4 is significantly more powerful than the Xbox One in terms of hardware and graphics giving it the slight edge in graphics. However side by side both systems look great.
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One – Microsoft out did themselves with the Xbox One X due to competition with the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X plays games closer to native 4k resolution then the PS4 Pro. For example the evil within 2 is 1800p on the Xbox One X and 1280p on the PS4 Pro. PS4 does a good job at up scaling and comes close to 4k but the Xbox One X displays the highest resolution. You won’t be able to notice a huge difference overall but certain games do look better on the Xbox One X. Also because of the stronger hardware, game developers can push the graphics and do more with the Xbox One X than the PS4 Pro currently and in the future.
The hardware between the updated higher resolution consoles and the original consoles is significantly different so both versions are going to be reviewed.
PS4 vs Xbox One – The original PS4 outperforms the Xbox One in terms of hardware. The PS4 uses an AMD CPU processor clocked at 1.6 Ghz. The GPU is 1.84 teraflops and has 18 compute units at 800 MHz. The Xbox One uses the same processor clocked at 1.75 GHz. The GPU has 1.3 teraflops and 12 compute units clocked at 853 MHz making the PS4s GPU about 50 percent stronger then the Xbox One. Both have standard Blu-Ray drives.
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X – This time it’s the other way around and the Xbox One X significantly outperforms the PS4 in terms of hardware which is why it’s more expensive. Xbox One X has a memory bandwidth of 326 Gbps while the PS4 pro has 218 Gbps. Both have hefty one terabyte hard drives. The GPU of the Xbox One X has 6 teraflops while the PS4 Pro has 4.12. The Xbox One X has 12 GB gddr5 ram. The PS4 Pro has 8GB of gddr5. The Xbox One X has a CPU speed of 2.3 GHz. The PS4 Pro has a speed of 2.1 GHz. Both use custom 8 core processors. Xbox One X has a drive for 4k movies while the PS4 Pro only has a Blu-Ray drive.
The price for both online memberships is around the same. The price may have changed after this article was posted. You need online to play any online multiplayer mode. Both online memberships have perks like receiving two free games per month. Don’t expect anything crazy, the games are usually older and not expensive.
The original Xbox One is cheaper than the original PS4, however due to the competition between Sony and the PS4 Pro, Microsoft made the Xbox One X more powerful which set the price tag at about 100 dollars more than the PS4 Pro. At the time of this article the PS4 Pro is $399.00 and the Xbox One X is $499.00
In most peoples opinion the PS4 has the better game selection. This doesn’t mean Xbox One doesn’t have good games. It simply just means that PS4 has more exclusive titles and remastered titles from PS3. The Xbox One uses an emulator to play 360 games. Most popular titles for the 360 are available.
The PS4 controller doesn’t need batteries. The Xbox One X controller needs batteries unless you buy a $25 battery pack.
The virtual reality for the PS4 takes the lead for extra features and innovation. The connect for the Xbox isn’t as successful. The Xbox One can integrate your cable box signal to easily switch between games and TV.
Xbox One S
Xbox One S can stream video in 4k. It can also play 4k blu rays. It upscales games to a higher resolution like the PS4 Pro.
So which system should you choose? Well it’s all about preference. PS4 does have the better games but that is still just an opinion. In the end both consoles can pretty much do the same with the main difference being games and features like virtual reality. The decision is up to you. I would recommend the PS4 based on games and because without batteries the Xbox One X controller needs a $25 dollar charging kit.