With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one hot item on many Christmas lists is sure to be one of the next-gen gaming consoles that have recently hit stores worldwide. Sony released its next line of their flagship console, the PlayStation 4, November 15. Microsoft followed suit one week later with their Xbox One. It seems that the burning question on everyone’s minds will be: which console do I buy?! The two are very similar, and we here at the Rampage have the facts to help you decide which system is right for you. First off is the price point. Systems won’t come cheap, the PS4 retails at $399.99 and the Xbox One will set you back a whopping $499.99. At first glance the price difference seems drastic; however, this is due to the Xbox One being bundled with its motion sensor, the Kinect. As far as technical specs go, the PS4 is running on an 8-core, single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, with 8GB of RAM and 500GB of internal storage. Comparatively, the Xbox one runs on an 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU, with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive as well. Xbox one supports external storage in the form of a USB, but the PS4 is compatible with a removable Hard Drive that must be at least 160 GB. Both consoles also have storage capabilities on the Cloud.
In addition, much to the dismay of many gamers, neither console is backwards compatible with games from the previous generation (PS3 and Xbox 360). Other features include motion control: supported by PS4’s “Eye” camera and Xbox One’s Kinect motion sensor. As far as online play is concerned, Sony offers PlayStation Plus which is comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Live, both of which require a paid subscription. Both consoles, it seems, have much to offer in the realm of entertainment to the user; be it games, movies, music, and much, much more. What it eventually comes down to, is what suits your needs as a gamer better. We here at the Rampage hope this guide is of some aid to you in your tough decision. Happy Gaming!