This post is divided into all the subheading that is there to consider before you buy a Xbox one vs PS4. This article focuses on xbox one vs ps4. We cover all the different version of Xbox one, that includes the Xbox one S and Xbox one X. And the different version of PS4, that being the PS4 slim and PS4 pro. Check out the comparison given below to make you next game console purchase.
Both the new generation of PS4 and Xbox One are very compact and house friendly. The size comparison will give these places in respective order, the earlier position indicating Bigger size than the later ones. PS4 pro>Xbox One S>Xbox One X>PS 4 slim. Yes, that is right, even though Xbox one X is the most powerful console, it is second to only the slim version of PS4 when it comes to being the smallest.
After getting released after an entire year, Xbox One X has made sure that it is the most powerful console in the market. Starting at first place, the most powerful console is Xbox one X, second place goes to PS4 pro, third comes PS4 slim and the last place goes to Xbox one S.
- Xbox One X
- PS4 PRO
- PS4 Slim
- Xbox One S
In terms of Teraflops The Xbox one S comes last at 1.4 Teraflops with Video memory of 8GB DDR3, PS4 Slim comes second last at 1.8 Teraflops with Video memory of 8GB GDDR5, PS4 Pro comes second at 4.2 Teraflops with 8GB GDDR5 memory and finally, Xbox One X comes First at 6 Teraflops at 12GB GDDR5 memory. The extra 4 GB is needed for pushing out frames at 4K.
PS4 sold around 70 million units while Xbox One sold only 30 million units. The huge efforts into building the game library by Sony has paid off. While Microsoft focused on making the Xbox one a one destination for home entertainment, that is what the ONE stands for. Also Xbox’s popularity has kept Xbox still in the market.
Xbox one s and Xbox one x have similar ports. One HDMI input port for receiving from satellite box and one HDMI output port for outputting to the TV. Two USB 3 ports, IR output, optical audio output, Ethernet ports and power cable. Kinect will work with an adapter.
The PS4 pro and PS4 slim have HDMI out for TV. One USB port in the back and two in the front. The users can remove and insert a hard disk of their choice. The PS4 pro had the optical audio output but the slim does not.
Xbox one S, Xbox one X, PS4 pro and PS4 slim support 802.11 ac Wi Fi and gigabit Ethernet. Xbox one S and Xbox one X have blue ray/DVD combo in the front. PS4 has two USB ports in the front.
It is early days for 4K gaming. But we will do a comparison based on the games that are already available. Even from now we can see that Xbox one X is giving better visuals overall. That was to be expected from the higher specification of Xbox one X.
It does native 4K output in both consoles. For now there is slightly better draw distance in the grass with Xbox one X. It is thought that EA is not making the most use of Xbox One X’s performance.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War:
In this game, there is a very appreciable improvement in Xbox one X. The game does not run in native 4K in both the console but the Xbox one X is at 1980p while it is only a 1620p in PS4 pro. The Xbox one X version is offering better texture because of an improved memory bandwidth. Xbox one x version also lets the player turn on and off the dynamic resolution but be wary as it will decrease the frame rate.
The texture is same in both the console but the PS4 pro is dynamically decreasing the resolution when the game setting is moving outdoor. This is a little weird in the beginning but is very easy to get used to.
The games that are available on both the consoles look and perform better on Xbox one X. But there are more games in the PS4 platform that are more like arcade and does not really rely upon how good the game looks. They usually mean to give a good game play value and replay value. So if you are looking for a game console that is more than just a console, you are looking at Xbox one X but if you are looking only for console and do not really care about anything else, you are good to go with PS4 pro.
Graphics comparisons on the non 4K versions of the Consoles:
Clearly the PS4 slim has the better visuals compared to the Xbox one s here. We have to pay close attention to be able to see the details in the plants. Also the texture of the uneven ground is better enjoyed in the PS4 version than in the Xbox one S.
Metal Gear Solid 5:
The same trend continues here, the metal gear solid looks better in the PS4 pro than in the Xbox one S. But the increase is only minimal but notable. The PS4 runs the game at 1080p at 60fps or 30fps while Xbox one S running it in 700p or 900p at 60fps or 30fps.
We can see the similar performance in Battle Field 1 and Titan Fall with similar resolution settings and framerates. The framerates are bound to fluctuate on either consoles subjected to real time conditions.
At launch PS4 has always been the cheaper one. But with time, price drops and the hard disk size we see a huge price fluctuation. And the consoles are around at the same price now. If you make a wise choice with the hard disk capacity and market bundle deals, you can get the console of your choice with a great price.
But with the 4K consoles, PS4 Pro is around 399 USD while Xbox one X is around 499 USD. Here also look out for console deals before you buy.
The Exclusive Game:
We all know that PS4 has the most and the best exclusives. That includes our personal favorite The Uncharted Series, Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn etc sets the standards for even PC gamers. The other non visual impressive games are also very good. These amazing collection of exclusive has bought the major population of console players into the play station system.
The Xbox side is not really that week. We have the visually stunning Forza motor Sport 7, Forza Horizon etc. The Xbox is very good at Native 4k racing exclusives while doing good at other genre with Sea of Thieves, Cup Head etc.
When it comes for smaller and cheaper games, Octadad: Deadliest catch, transistor are impressive titles and on Xbox side, Ori and Blind Forest.
Media and Entertainment:
- Both Xbox one X and Xbox one S has Ultra HD Blue Ray Players.
Microsoft announced that Xbox is backward compatible with Xbox 360 and even later it announced that the Xbox one is backward compatible with even the original Xbox. This was a great announcement for Xbox fans and new to console gamers.
- PS4 Pro has to rely on streaming for 4K content.
While PS4 does not really have a great backward compatible solution. It allows the streaming of the games into various platforms but it is always limited to the internet bandwidth.
Both PS4 slim and Xbox one S can do only 1080p video playback.
The Ultra HD Blue Ray are the best to offer the best Video and Audio Quality if you want to watch videos at home. Both PS4 and Xbox one have a great collection applications. They are on a very level ground and if apps are what that matters to you then you will look into the library and choose the one that suits you. Initially Xbox one had better collection of apps and Sony eventually caught up.
Both the PS4 and Xbox gives the multiplayer experience. But you must be careful which one to buy. It will depend on what your friends own. If your friends own one type then it makes sense to choose that for yourself to be able to play with your friends. That is because, Xbox owners can play with only Xbox owners and PS4 owners can play with only PS4 owners. Microsoft is making the online multiplayer experience more and more cheap while sadly the PS4 systems are making it more expensive.
Both the consoles are good in 2018. If you are looking for better visuals in the games you are playing then Xbox one X makes sense for you but if you want a descent gaming experience with lots of games and friends to play with, PS4 slim makes sense to you. If you are looking for a all round entertainment system, You should go for Xbox one s. If you want the best games of the year at stunning visuals PS4 is what you are looking for.
We hope that this post was useful for you. Without much inclination to any of the consoles, we have tried to provide you the most information with the least amount of words to save you time and effort.
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