Now I am not one to try to start a debate but seeing as I am an avid gamer let’s try this one out for size.
Which console do you think will top its rival this year at E3 and in general in the seller’s market? Microsoft’s Xbox One? or Sony’s Playstation 4? I personally am a massive Sony fan but in this post I will try not to be biased too much.
Microsoft – Xbox One – £429
So honestly in my opinion Microsoft have completely messed up the Xbox One for not only themselves but also for their buyers, with the idea you’ve got to be connected at least once a day, you can only lend games out to people who have been on your friends list for more than 30 days and you can only lend it out for 30 days. Now for a list of pros and cons.
- Can control the system using gestures and voice commands
- Games installed on the HDD don’t require discs
- You can use an external HDD
- Has to connect to the internet at least once a day.
- Can only lend a game to 1 friend, who has to have been on your friends list for 30 days and they can only borrow it for 30 days.
- Kinect is rumoured to always be on, along with the built-in microphone.
- HDD cannot be removed from the console (unless it’s the external one)
- TV features could require additional hardware
- Costs more
Sony – Playstation 4 – £349
As mentioned above, I am a Sony fan, always have been and most probably always will be, unless they completely mess up the Playstation 5 (they clearly haven’t screwed up the Playstation 4).
- Cheapest of the two
- You can charge the controller through the console whilst the console is off
- New share button allows you to share short clips with your friends and the world
- Can stream your game-play to YouTube and your friends
- Playstation 3, 2 and 1 games stored on the Gaikai (cloud service)
- Lack of apps
- Not many distinguishing looks between the two consoles
- Being able to have your friends jump into your game (On the basis of you could be spammed with requests)
Now you have read my little ‘statement’ I would like to hear what you think about the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One, so please vote on the poll at the bottom of the page and share this post with your friends and family so we can have an overall result.
To finish off this post please enjoy this short clip of Sony showing you how to share games on the Playstation 4
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