Fuel has been thrown on the fire that is the competition between Microsoft and Sony with the long-awaited release of two new gaming consoles, The Xbox One and the Playstation 4. The Playstation 4 was released on Nov. 15, and the Xbox One will be released on Nov. 22.
Both systems offer new features and better graphics. While the Xbox One has built in motion capture technology, it falls short to the new Playstation in terms of resolution. The PS4 has stepped up its display, making it remarkably clearer and the new vivid colors add to it. When it comes to aesthetic and design, the PS4 really takes the cake. It’s build is sleek and elegant compared to its much larger and boxy competitor.
With Christmas nearing, people will have to decide what console is going to be under their tree. Microsoft’s “Xbox 360” created a bit of a cult following that will have a lot of buyers leaning their way. Another thing they have going for them is that there is almost twice as many games to be released with the console than the PS4.
The new Xbox One retails for roughly $400, whereas the PS4 is $100 less. Both systems require a monthly fee in order to play multiplayer games online.
For my money the PS4 is obvious choice. I generally go for quality over quantity, and while the Xbox One boasts a lot of great features, the PS4 seems to be a better console for a cheaper price tag.