This subject has been hotly debated every since the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 hit the market and the people in each camp are fiercely passionate about their console of choice. But which one is really best for you?
We could literally fill 100’s of pages debating the relative merits of the hardware of each console but ultimately it can be summarised in a single sentence: They are both plenty powerful and the Playstation 4 ultimately has the best graphics, but you’d be hard pressed to tell when actually playing a game. Therefore if your main priority when selecting a console is how powerful the hardware is (which it really shouldn’t be!), then the Playstation 4 is the console for you!
Another major consideration should be can you actually get the games you want to play on your console. Although the majority of popular games are multi-platform such as the FIFA series, Call of Duty and Fall Out to name but a few, there are a number of titles which are exclusive to one console. I’ve listed a few of these below:
- Playstation Exclusives: The Last of Us, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy
- Xbox One Exclusives: Halo, Forza, Titanfall, Gears of War
Therefore if you are a Halo nut it would be a pretty bad idea to buy a Playstation 4, equally you’d be out of luck if you wanted to play Gran Turismo on the Microsoft box.
I’m not even going to go into the aesthetics of both boxes, they are both pretty much black rectangles and either of them looks spectacular enough to justify buying it on looks alone.
A major consideration if you are at all social and enjoy playing online with your mates, then your decision should largely be based on the console that is already owned by the people you want to be playing with!
In summary, they are both great choices and it is unlikely that you would be disappointed with either, I do know people who have both but that is a little excessive for most of us!
The consoles are close enough in price right now that it shouldn’t be a factor, you can view up to date prices through the links below: