There comes a time in every (wo)man’s life where we don’t know if we should upgrade our Nintendo 64s to the bigger and the better gaming consoles, or grow up and get a job.
Preferably, you’ve gone with the former option.
Not sure about you but..
We’ve owned the same Play Station 3 since you were born.. if you were born 5-6 years ago. We’ve been through the Crash Bandicoot’s, Mario Party’s, and all those EA sports (#EAIDS?).
Now contrary to most of you, the only game we excel at is FIFA, really. So for us, buying a new gaming console is a bit pointless if we’re going to continue playing that one game. That being said.. technology is advancing and so should we.
Ergo, we attempted to settle the battle between the PS4 (Slim) and Xbox (one S), but the conclusion is up to you.
1. Play Station 4 Slim
If every time you use an XBOX, the first thing you say is: “I’m not used to playing on this”; then you definitely need to stick to what you know best.
Sony is well known for their large library of games, and online gaming. Which makes sense, since they have over 500 downloadable games through the Play Station Network, and over 200 disc-based games including your favourite Call of Duties, GTAs, and FIFAs.
Gaming with friends? the Play Station 4 supports up to 4 controllers simultaneously (though not all the games do). As with other controllers, the DualShock 4 can be connected through a USB cable or wirelessly; and it comes in a variety of colours.
This PS was built to compete with gaming PCs, and we know how decent those are. With a custom 64-bit AMD Jaguar Processor and AMD Radeon-based graphics, there is 8GB of RAM so that you never experience slow gameplay again. Basically, it’s really fast.
The PS4 Slim comes with a 500GB hard drive, but you could always purchase one with up to 1TB (and expand that if you need to). It also supports DVDs, Blue-Ray disks, and even allows you to view your Netflix or Amazon Video content!
What we personally don’t like about this console is the fact that, as opposed to the earlier Play Stations, you have to pay a yearly subscription if you want to play online; which could be a no-no for a few of you. However, the amount you can do with a PS4 is impressive.
2. Xbox One S
If every time you use a Play Station, the first thing you – wait no, we used this one already.
But for real though, how pretty is this minimalistic design?
Unlike the Play Station line, the Xbox doesn’t count on a large arsenal of video games; but it does have all of your favourites. And to support all of your games, either purchased or downloaded, you have 500GB, 1TB, or a 2TB storage. If you use your console for more than just gaming, the 4k capabilities on this one go a long way.
This bad boy (or girl?) comes with 1.75 GHZ eight-core AMD custom CPU, and beats the PS4 Slim by a bit, but falls behind in other technicalities. It is pretty comparable to it as far as RAM goes though. In layman’s terms: it’s also fast.
Like other gaming consoles, it has its usb ports, HDMI and ethernet plug-ins, bluetooth, and improved wireless range. And to talk about exclusivity, titles such as Halo and Gears of War are only available in this Microsoft owned console.
Although they lack the same PS popularity, you can play older Xbox games on your new Xbox; as opposed to Play Stations where you can’t play games made for any other Play Station model other than the one you’re gaming on.
If the PS4 and the Xbox One were in a fight, who would win?
Neither. Gaming consoles can not fight.
That being said, let’s compare popular features of both these devices.
- PS4 Slim 500 GB – Uncharted 4 Bundle: $264.99
- Xbox One S Gears of War 4 – 1TB: $298.76
- PS4 can only play PS4 games.
- Xbox One S can play all Xbox One games.
- Both have 8GB RAM
- Personally, we find this too close to call. Both are lighter, thinner, and faster versions than their predecessors. It all boils down to personal preference.
- Xbox games upscaled from 1080p to 4k, load faster, and have higher framerates; so we have to give this one to them.
This is where you come in.
What are you used to?
What games do you tend to play?
Are you more of a “I need HD” kind of person? Or would you prefer the online gameplay aspect, and a wider range of options available to you?
Is storage space an issue?
Which can you afford?
We all have friends who upgrade their consoles every time a new one comes out, but for the small percentage of us that don’t, we need to make smart decisions since it will be a while before we move on to the “bigger and the better”, except in this case, where we have the “thinner and the better”.
If you click on the pictures above, we’ll link you straight to Amazon where you can see specs in details, customer reviews, and even compare prices. And, if you already own any of the two models, or another console all together, do let us know in the comments below!