PlayStation 4 VS Xbox One

Both released on November, 2013, PS4 and Xbox One have been competing with each other for more than half a year in the market. Many game lovers must be struggling on which to buy. In the following passage, several comparsions will be given between PlayStation4 and Xbox One.

1. Appearance

Xbox One is bigger than PS4 in appearance. The bigger Xbox One which has more room for the air to circulate will make sure that the console will not overheat and last for a long time for use. However, the smaller PS4 also has its advantage. Small size is very suitable for those who have small or crowd rooms.

image of ps4 and xbox one

2. Graphics

We can see from the below picture, the one of Xbox one is much more lighter than that of PS4. However, PS4 has a higher contrast footage and shows more information on texture of road surface.

graphics of xbox one and ps4

3. Essential Parameters

Parameters PS4 Xbox One
Developer Sony Microsoft
Release date 15 November 2013(North America) November 22, 2013(North America)
Price $399 $499
OS PlayStation 4 system software Xbox OS, Windows custom kernel and a hypervisor
CPU Semi-custom 8-core AMD x86-64 CPU Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8 core APU
Storage Hard drive, 500GB 500 internal hard drive
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n, Ethernet, 3 × USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 in/out, S/PDIF out, IR-out, Kinect port
Online Services PlayStation Network Xbox Live

4. Supported External Media

Xbox One

1)Blue-ray Disc, DVD

Same as PS4, Xbox One also supports Blue-ray Disc and DVD as external media. Both games and videos can be played with Xbox One through Blue-ray Disc and DVD.


This is an exclusive feature of Xbox One. You can burn songs on your computer to CD for playing with Xbox One.


1)Blue-ray Disc, DVD

You can insert Blue-ray Disc and DVD which can stores both games and videos to PS4 for playing.

2)USB port

You can connect your external hard drive storing videos to PS4 through USB port and play these videos with PS4. Generally, PS4 supports playing videos of MP4 format. Therefore, if you want to play videos of other formats other than MP4, you just need to convert them to MP4 format. iTunes videos can also be converted to MP4 for playing with PS4.

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5. Supported Games

PS4 apparently has more games than Xbox One. But Kinect of Xbox One is also an attractive feature. Overall, it depends on what games you like and what you care most.

PS4 Both Xbox One
Dark Sorcerer Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Below
DCUO Battlefield 4 Crimson Dragon
Deep Down Call of Duty: Ghosts D4
Warframe The Crew Dead Rising 3
Don't Starve Destiny Fantasia: Music Evolved
Drive Club Dying Light Forza 5
FinalFantasy XIV: Realm Reborn The Elder Scrolls: Online Halo
Killzone Shadow Fall Final Fantasy XV Killer Instinct
Infamous Second Son Kingdom Hearts III Lococycle
Knack EA sports UFC Powerstar Golf
Galak-Z FIFA 14 Project Spark
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Just Dance 2014 Quantum Break
Tekken Revolution Madden 25 Rabbids Invasion
Mercenary Kings Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Ryse: Son of Rome
Planetside 2 Need For Speed: Rivals Sunset Overdrive
Secret Ponchos Mirrors Edge 2 Titanfall
The Witness NBA 2k14 Zoo Tycoon
Order 1886 NBA Live 14 Zumba Fitness World Party
Outlast Peggle 2 Fable Legends
Primal Carnage: Genesis Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Unnamed black tusk game
Ray's The Dead Thief  
Transistor Star Wars: Battlefront 3
PlayRoom Skylanders Swapforce  
RIME Sniper Elite 3  
Shadow of the Beast Trials Fusion  
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Watch Dogs  
Blacklight: Retribution Wolfenstein: New Order  
Resogun The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt  
Pinball Arcade The Division  
Flower Diablo 3  
Oddworld: New and Tasty Minecraft  
UNCHARTED Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor  
MLB: The Show 2014 Child of Light  
  No Man's Sky  

Note: This article is not the original source of the above chart.

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