With the release of next generation consoles, Xbox One and PS4, the show down between the two gaming giants starts again. While the Xbox 360 clearly had the upper hand on PS 3, let’s see which one does better this time around.
Graphics and Power
Under the hood both Xbox One and PS4 offer eight core AMD x86 CPUs along with 8GB of RAM which will be enough to get the gamers going. While it all looks similar, the difference arises in the type of RAM they are using. Xbox One offers 8GB DDR3 RAM whereas PS4 sprouts DDR5, means that PS4 will have some edge over Xbox One in terms of visual as it offers more bandwidth.
Although, we didn’t see Microsoft’s new Illumiroom technology at Xbox One reveal but we are hoping to see it at the coming E3 this June.
Nothing significant has been altered in both controllers. Some of the tweaks made to the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller include touchpad and re-newed Start and Select buttons. The triggers and thumbsticks have also been altered a little making them a lot easier to sit in hands. Sony has added light bar to the DualShock 4 which recognizes the players and lets console know who is using what controller. Apart from controller is also integrated with headphone jack and built-in speaker.
The Xbox One controllers remain the same except for the buttons. The way players used to experience vibrations has been changed as triggers will be used to send vibration feedbacks, making it much more fun when firing guns and driving cars. With sensitive D-pad and more efficient batteries, everything else remains almost same.
Previously PS4 was touted to be abandoning the physical media and moving towards cloud based games but Sony announced they will be using Blu-day drive for PS4 which will be 3 times as fast as the previous one. Same goes for the Xbox One, while its predecessor had DVD drive the next generation console is integrated with Blu-ray drive.
Xbox One has introduced the second generation Kinect which not only be analyzing your room but also keeps track of how much pressure you are exerting with your muscles, logging in with face recognition and it also observes your mood and heart rate.
As for Sony they have only revealed face recognition for logging in, providing users with two 1280 by 800 cameras along with 4 mics. The Eye will also be compatible with PlayStation Move.
That was pretty much about the two consoles, more information will be revealed in the coming E3. Tell us what you believe and leave a comment below.