The gaming industry is a quickly evolving field of technology with a lot of choices for shoppers to consider. If you’re in the market for a new console, even a basic decision between two different brands can be deceptively simple, as there are many aspects you’re going to want to consider before you throw money at a retailer for the hardware and your library of game titles. So, when it comes to the ultimate comparison between the two most popular choices, Xbox One or PS4, which one should you buy?
Which One to Buy, Xbox or PS4?
Before anything else, when you’re buying a console, there’s one thing to consider above all else. What games do you want to play? There are a number of exclusive titles on each console that you’ll want to gauge your interest in before making your decision. After all, once you make your choice, it’s a very expensive investment to go back on it. So, what do the Xbox One and PS4 have to offer? The Xbox One has been labeled as the home entertainment system with the better library by most critics, with titles like Halo 5, Titanfall, Fable Legends, and a new Gears of War game being confirmed. However, fans of some of the PlayStation’s older franchises may easily be swayed by Bloodborne (a spiritual sequel to the Dark Souls series), Ratchet and Clank 2015, Persona 5, Yakuza 5, and some remastered versions of games including God of War 3 Remastered and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. If you’ve been loyal to either of these console’s series in the past, you may find that the list of available games alone is enough to make your console decision.
What To Consider.
But what if you’re not fanatically dedicated to any particular game series? What other deciding factors are there to fall back on? Right off the bat, if you’ve owned an Xbox 360 in the past, you’ll have backwards compatibility to play your old games on your new Xbox One, something the PS4 currently doesn’t offer. Price can be worth considering, though currently the Xbox One is only slightly cheaper than the PS4 in most bundle-deals. External Storage is a big factor too, with the Xbox One offering a much simpler and effective method of storing saved game data and installs when compared to the PS4, which requires a number of comparatively complex steps to accomplish the same thing.
With the Xbox One seeming to come out on top in many situations, what does the PS4 having going for it? Some of the biggest features include pre-loading games to avoid load screens, automatic recording of your last 15 minutes of gameplay, and the ability to use your PS Vita as a controller if you own one.
Both consoles host the “next-gen” features that everyone has come to expect from modern home entertainment systems, like cloud storage, stream support, voice controls, and planned support for innovations like the Oculus Rift. Seemingly, the heated debate over which console is “better” will be largely dictated by your gaming tastes in the past. If you’re brand new to the console.