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Xbox One vs Playstation 4

10/07/2013 13:43 BST | Updated 08/09/2013 10:12 BST

Here are two mammoth companies that are going to deliver massive games consoles at the end of 2013. All of the games consoles have been playing a game of "dare" by releasing tiny bits of information about their newest games console, just to see if the others will release any further information about their release. The Xbox and the Playstation have finally released a few details about their newest console releases, so here are some things that you may find of interest.

1. Price

The cost of both consoles fluctuates depending upon where you purchase it from, but on average the Xbox One is more expensive than the Playstation 4. The standard price of the Xbox One in North America is $499, in UK is £429, whereas the Playstation 4 is $399 and £349 in UK. The price variation does not really represent anything other than differing marketing strategies (it is the same way that UK writing services work). Sony understands that a person with a Playstation is more profitable than one without, because said person will buy games, magazines and online subscriptions.

2. Mandatory Game Installs

With the Xbox One, if you wish to own a game then you must install it on the hard drive first. Note: The console works in the same as current generation of consoles and PS4. Anyone can play the game (regardless of Live account) as long as they physically have the disc on the console

You do not have to fully install a game on your Playstation 4 in order to play it. However, some games will demand that you do because it would adversely affect the game if you did not.

3. Required Internet Connection

Both of them use Wireless Internet, with the Xbox One having 802.11n w/Wi-Fi Direct and the Playstation 4 having 802.11n. Both of them have Gigabit Ethernet and both have HDMI. They both require an Internet connection, and your broadband will be sufficient (there are few people without some form of broadband these days).

Both of them need an Internet connection, Sony needs it for the installation and verify/register reason. You can play your Playstation normally without a connection. At first with the Xbox One you had no such luxury, and you needed an Internet connection all the time, but after getting numerous bad feedbacks Microsoft announced that an internet connection won't be required to play offline Xbox One games.

Both of them have "Suspend/resume game" support and both allow background downloading. Both allow for native game play video sharing and both have Real-time game play streaming, where the Xbox uses Twitch and Playstation uses Ustream.

4. Used Game Fee

If you have seen many top British essays on consoles, then you will know that the Playstation 4 was the winner in this case, as they said that as soon as you purchase your game that it is then yours. You can lend it to a friend, sell it or keep it forever, it is up to you. With the Xbox you had to have repeated Internet checks to verify your usage, but now there will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. So now we have two equal rivals.

5. Motion Control

They both have some interesting features, which could probably fill a good UK essay. For the Xbox One this includes their motion control features known as Kinect. The Kinect sensor comes bundled with the Xbox One. The Playstation uses a standard controller that is very similar to its predecessors (why fix something that is not broke right).

6. BlueTooth

BlueTooth is not as popular as it used to be, but it still has its place in console gaming, as many best UK essays have proven. The Xbox One is said to use Wi-Fi Direct order to connect to your controller.

The PlayStation 4 has BlueTooth 2.1+EDR. The BlueTooth 2.1+EDR is supposed to have 3Mbps maximum speed, which means that the Xbox beats it in this department. However, you do not need to transmit a lot of information via your Playstation 4 controller. Therefore, there is no difference in how responsive the controls are when using an Xbox One or a Playstation 4.

7. Region Locked

The Xbox One was going to have the standard region locking on it, but after getting feedbacks from gamers all restrictions were removed. But, there is a massive swirling rumor that the Sony Playstation is not going to have region locking. One could write a UK best essay on the reasons for this, but the most plausible is that Sony realizes that most first world countries are highly cosmopolitan.

They know that American-Mexicans exist in massive, massive numbers, and that they want to import Spanish games, and British-Pakistani people take up most of Britain, and that they want to import games from the Middle East. This may be why Sony are going to release their device without a region lock (rumoured).

8. List of games

Where some great games are an advantage, having exclusive games may be the reason why some people choose one device over another. At the moment there are a few console-specific games that you can try.

Microsoft created Halo, Fable and Gears of War, so you should expect to see them exclusively on the Xbox One. And, in a similar fashion, Sony had a hand in making some games, so you should expect to see Ratchet and Clank games appear on the Playstation exclusively. You should expect to see Uncharted and Killzone on the Playstation 4 but not on the Xbox.

There are some first party games that have been announced for the Xbox One, such as Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Ryse: Son of Rome, Quantum Break, Titanfall and Project Spark. You will also see some add-on downloadable content (DLC) for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Although, this will probably become available on other consoles soon too.

There are a few PlayStation 4 that have been announced already, such a Knack, Infamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, The Order and The Dark Sorcerer.

9. Size

Both have a 500GB hard drive built in, which is pretty good if you remember that 15 years ago a consumer PC had only 20GB total hard drive memory. You may have seen a few writing services reviews that feature the processor power of these devices, so you should know that both of the devices have an 8-core x86 AMD processor. As you can imagine, this is a lot of power, but what is more important is that it is all dedicated to game-playing (well about 90% anyway), so both of them are quite a powerful game playing machines.

The RAM on the devices is a little different. The Xbox One has 8GB DDR3, whereas the Playstation 4 has 8GB GDDR5 of RAM. They both have USB 3.0 ports and BluRay too.

So I hope after passing test and reading these notes you will choose the best console for you!