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The PS4 vs. Xbox One: Hardware, Software and Games Comparison

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The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are merely months away, and there have been some changes since they were first announced from their stated features, to exactly what the hardware is going to be inside them. that’s why today’s post is to compare the two consoles side by side and see exactly what they have to offer. Let us begin in chronological order or release!

PlayStation 4: Coming November 15, 2013

Price: $399.99 USD

Hardware

  • Power supply: Internal
  • Disc Drive: Blu-ray/DVD
  • CPU: Semi-custom 8-cor AMD x86-64 CPU Jaguar processor
  • Internal Storage: 500GB HDD (user upgradeable)
  • Memory: 8GB DDR5 (unified)
  • Graphics: Semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU using Next engine with 1152 shaders
  • Input Options: 3 USB 3.0 Ports
  • Output: HDMI (4kSupport), Optical sound
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 (EDR)
  • External Storage: Possibly store music, photos, etc. Will not support installed games
  • Internet: Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Controllers: Comes with 1, supports up to 4 at a time
  • Not bundled with PS Move or Eye
  • Wired mono earbud bundled with console

Software Features

  • Paid Account Cost: $49.99/year
  • Play As You Download
  • Remote Download
  • Cloud Storage
  • Account Access On Multiple consoles
  • No mandatory Game Installs
  • No Mandatory Internet Connection
  • Cross Game Chat
  • Compatible with PS Vita
  • Native Live Streaming
  • Trophies from PlayStation 3 ported over
  • Online Gameplay: only via PlayStation Plus Subscription
  • Netflix: free access
  • Skype: possible access (Microsoft owns Skype)
  • Hulu Plus: free access
  • Game DVR: free access
  • Streaming game video: free access
  • Web Browser: free access
  • NFL Application: Not accessible on the PlayStation 4

Launch Titles

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Blacklight: Retribution (Via PSN)
  • Call of duty: Ghosts
  • Contrast (Via PSN)
  • DC Universe Online
  • DiveKick (via PSN)
  • DriveClub
  • FIFA 14
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Madden NFL 25
  • Minecraft (via PSN)
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA Live 14
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Pinball Arcade (Via PSN)
  • The Playroom (Bundled with Console)
  • Resogun (Via PSN)
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Super Motherload (via PSN)
  • Tiny Brains (via PSN)
  • Warframe (via PSN)
  • War Thunder (via PSN)
  • Watch Dogs

Xbox One: Coming November 22, 2013

Price: $499.99 USD

Hardware

  • Power supply: External Power Brick
  • Disc Drive: Blu-ray/DVD
  • CPU: 1.75GHz AMD 8 core APU (2 quad-core Jaguar Modules)
  • Internal Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 (5GB allotted specifically for games)
  • Graphics: 853 MHz AMD Radeon GCN Architecture With 768 Shaders
  • Input Options: 3 USB 3.0 Ports and an HDMI Port (4k Support)
  • Output: HDMI (4kSupport), Optical sound, IR (via Kinect)
  • Bluetooth: No
  • External Storage: Not at launch
  • Internet: Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5GHz)
  • Controllers: Comes with 1, supports up to 8 at a time
  • Bundled with Kinect 2
  • Wired Headset bundled with console

Software Features

  • Paid Account Cost: $59.99/year
  • Play As You Download
  • Remote Download
  • Cloud Storage
  • Account Access On Multiple consoles
  • Mandatory Game Installs
  • No Mandatory Internet Connection after Day One Update
  • Cross Game Chat
  • Compatible with SmartGlass
  • Native Live Streaming
  • Achievements from Xbox 360 ported over
  • Wi-Fi Direct for device connection
  • Online Gameplay only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription
  • Netflix only via Xbox Live Gold subscription
  • Skype only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription
  • Hulu Plus only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription
  • Game DVR only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription
  • Web Browser only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription
  • NFL Application only via Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Launch titles

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of duty: Ghosts
  • Crimson Dragon (Via Xbox Live)
  • Dead Rising 3
  • FIFA 14
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Killer Instinct (Via Xbox Live)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • LocoCycle (Via Xbox Live)
  • Madden NFL 25
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA Live 14
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Peggle 2
  • Powerstar Golf (Via Xbox Live)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Skylanders: Swap Force
  • The Fighter Within
  • Watch Dogs
  • Zoo tycoon
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party

About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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