The XBOX One versus Play Station 4 debate is like that Apple versus Android one. It can never really rest. Probably because both the products are fantastic and top notch in their industry and both of them have an equally huge fan base. Since none of them is particularly cheap, there are other factors that determine which one is the best buy. After all, there is a lot more to a gaming platform than just its console. So you definitely need to make the best out of that huge bundle of bucks that you are just about to spend. Well, we are here to do just that.

Both Sony and Microsoft are launching more updated versions of their PS4 and Xbox One consoles in the near future, so if you are willing to go after the fastest console money can buy, you might be best holding onto that cash for a little bit longer.

Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 are continuously upgrading and evolving as both consoles sport slimmer designs, new features and lots of big, heavy games since they first launched. The Xbox One has tons of entertainment/amusement apps and can also play a bunch of Xbox 360 games while the PS4 has continued to double-down on its user-friendly interface and neat sharing features. There are even versions of both consoles that offer features like HDR video playback and 4K gaming. Since both the consoles are fabulous, we present to you a game off between two of the best in class gaming platforms- Xbox One and Play Station 4!

Hardware

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Based on looks, I would not give a second thought to PS4. The console is amazingly slimmer and lighter this time, making it more travel friendly. The Xbox One is way chunkier and even relies on a heavy external power source. But somehow both the systems have managed to look a bit different now. The new PS4 slim is comparatively thinner and curvier.

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The Xbox One S has overcome pretty much all the shortcomings of the earlier model with a white, slim design getting rid of the external brick.

Both consoles start with 500GB of storage but are expandable. Xbox One lovers can plug just about any USB 3.0 external hard drive in their Xbox One for that purpose while PS4 gamers will have to open up their console to swap in a new 2.5-inch or SATA drive.

Talking about the controllers, the Xbox One controller feels a bit lighter while the skinny, ergonomic DualShock 4 will feel similar to any longtime PlayStation gamer. The PS4 controller is the only one that supports micro USB charging right out of the box. Xbox One lovers will need to rely on AA batteries or buy a charging kit.

Performance & Graphics

If you have any interest in what’s under the hood, you will be blown away by the fact that both of these sport an 8-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar processor with 8GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon GPU and a 500GB hard drive!

All these specs have given a beautiful gaming experience to its users. But talking about Xbox One, gamers usually have to settle at 900p when it comes to resolution of some high end games. PS4, in my opinion, has the edge in terms of resolution. You will not find the need to compromise on resolution and play games as detailed as Batman: Arkham Knight and Shadow of Mordor at full 1080p. Games look and feel brilliant on both consoles but PS4 offers better resolution for many and will soon offer a 4K-gaming-ready iteration.

Value

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Both the Xbox One S and the PS4 Slim start at INR 19900 and both come in a variety of bundles that let you get hit games such as Halo 5 and Uncharted 4 right in the first go.

However, value and price aren’t always the same thing. Sony is launching the INR 26556 PS4 Pro which will be the only console to offer 4K gaming! At the same time, the INR 19900 Xbox One S is the only system that can handle 4K Blu-rays. Therefore, it really comes down to what kind of content you care about most. Your preferences in terms of gaming experience, controller, console, online experience or even resolution is what matter in the end since the price difference doesn’t really bother one. We are sure that both the consoles are going to provide you with a lot more than just good gaming experience. However, even though Xbox One is slightly behind PS4 in terms of sales, I believe it is a bit ahead than its Sony counterpart. Its backward compatibility adds to its many strengths and ever green performance.

 

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