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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Next Generation: Console War


With Sony and Microsoft both holding press conferences and releasing new info about their upcoming gaming consoles, it seems like it’s about that time again: the console wars are starting back up. Today we will take a side-by-side comparison of what we know about the mysterious new Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

FeaturePlayStation 4XBOX One
Optical DriveBlu-ray/DVDBlu-ray/DVD
Game DVRYesYes
RAM8GB GDDR58GB DDR3
CPUAMD "Jaguar" x86 8 CoresMicrosoft Custom 8 Core
StorageTBA500GB Hard Drive
External StorageTBAYes, USB
Cloud StorageYesYes
Mandatory Game InstallsTBAYes
Required Internet ConnectionNoYes
Used Game FeeTBAYes
Backwards CompatibilityNoneNone
Cross Game ChatYesYes
Motion ControlDualShock 4
PlayStation 4 Eye
PlayStation 4 Move
Kinect 2
Second ScreenVita
PlayStation Mobile
SmartGlass
Voice CommandsTBAYes
Subscription ServiceTBAXBOX Live
USBUSB 3.0USB 3.0
Live StreamingYesTBA
Reputation PreservationTrophies will be PortedAchievements will be Ported
Web ConnectionEthernet, IEEE
802.11 b/g/n
Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1No
A/V HookupsHDMI(4k Support)
Analog & Optical
HDMI(4k Support)
Optical

Which Console will you be getting?

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