In this day and age, there are so many ways to entertain ourselves. From watching TV to catching up on social media, and, of course, video games. We all know about the two leading companies when it comes to video game consoles – PlayStation and Xbox. However, when buying a console for the first time, many people might not know which to buy. After all, they’re both great. So, if you’re someone looking to purchase a new console and can’t decide which one, take a look at this list. We’ll discuss what’s special about each console to find out which is the best option for you.
When it comes to resolution, PlayStation’s console wins. Xbox’s Xbox One console runs on 900p resolution, while the PlayStation console runs at full 1080p on the PS4. If you’re looking for the best possible crispness for your games, the PS4 is the better option for you.
Both the Xbox One and the PS4 have premium versions, but Xbox comes out on top in this case. The $499 Xbox One X has the most powerful overall specs of any console out there, playing a lot of titles in native 4K. The $399 PS4 Pro technically plays games in 4K as well, but the experience is usually upscaled.
The Xbox One user interface has gone through years and years of updating, making it now extremely customizable as opposed to its past sluggish and messy interface. Microsoft keeps rolling out all kinds of useful features, like the ability to gift games to friends, get instant tech support, and even turn off notifications when on Do Not Disturb. You can even control your Xbox One with your voice now by using Alexa devices. The PS4 menu, on the other hand, is one that simply feels better to navigate. Sony’s console is still the best in terms of capturing gameplay moments and sharing them with friends.
A Wider Array Of Options
In terms of just having more options of entertainment, the Xbox One wins. The system has the unique ability to transmit your cable box’s TV signal, allowing you to switch between playing a game and watching a show in no time at all. The PS4 can also stream 4K content, but only Microsoft’s console can play 4K Blu-Rays. However, the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition has no CD drive, so it’s limited to just 4K streaming.
When you’re comparing products, one important factor is, of course, the price. The Xbox One S starts at $299, the same price as the PS4 Slim. But it’s worth noting that both of these consoles go on sale all the time. Oftentimes, you can find them for as low as $200. If you have a smaller budget, you can get the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249. Again, the standard Xbox One S tends to drop in price all the time, so you might be better off waiting for a sale and getting the better version for a cheaper price. If you want 4K gaming, Sony’s PS4 Pro costs $399 and the Xbox One X costs a hefty $499. It’s a large price gap, so it’s up to you how much you’re looking to spend.