Playstation 4 Review

The Play Station 4  VS.  The X Box One

VsBy: Jake H., staff writer

Round 1: The Name

          First off, there is no bias here, I’m taking an honest look at these consoles, I love the previous consoles both companies have released not too long ago, ok? Good, so lets begin. The names of video-game consoles are hit or miss, you can get it right or wrong, and lucky me its exactly that. The Play station console names are self-explanatory, Play station 1, 2, 3, 4, it’s as simple as that, the X Box has been trying to take itself in a different direction, X Box 1, 360, One ← This is where it went wrong. I get it, 360 stands for an all in One 360 gaming experience, the X Box One is an, “All in one, entertainment center.” Look, Microsoft, I get where you’re coming from, but its confusing, I don’t want to refer to the original X Box, as the 1st gen. X box, I wanna call it the X Box 1. I’m gonna give this one to the Ps4.

Round 2: The Design

(Images from various sites, mainly Google Images)




x box one

x box one

The Playstation 4 looks like a hybrid between the Ps2 and Ps3






(Ps2)                            (Ps3)

See what I mean?

Now,the XBox-One looks like a VCR




See what I mean…..again?

xboxone silver

xbox-one silver


It also has to be the most vented console I’ve ever seen.

It’s not completely bad, it’s just plain, however, how do the controllers hold up?

dualshock4 controller

dualshock4 controller

xbox one controller

xbox one controller


Well, the XBox-One controller is pretty nostalgic of the past 2 controllers, it has a good looking silhouette of the X Box logo, it contrasts nice, and all in all, it’s pretty slick. It features revamped buttons, and finger sensitive rumblers for the triggers.

The Dualshock 4 Ps4 controller, has some features reminiscent of a DS, such as a touchpad, and a MIC you can blow into. It also features a nifty share button for all your livestreaming needs, so it can make it easier to do an overdone “Lets-Play”. Like the XBox-One, it has a reworked design that is almost drastically different from Dualshock 3. I like both, but Sony has alotta new gadgets to fidget with.

FINAL ROUND: Features and Specs

Lets see what they’ve brought to the next generation

Playstation 4 Specs

(Spec information from the official Playstation website)

Main processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine



Hard Disk Drive


Optical Drive (Read only)

  • BD 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV


Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX


  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output

  • HDMI
  • Digital Output (optical)





(Spec information from

                 Memory                                                •8GB Flash Memory


Processor                                                    8-core x86

CPU brand                                                          •AMD

                Wi-Fi support                                        •802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b

       Audio/Video playback                                               •Blu-ray

             Resolutions                                                    •1080p, 720p

         Audio/Video input                                                     •HDMI


These consoles are very much alike, but the Xbox-One has made very questionable decisions and Microsoft inadvertently made it a pariah in the public eye for awhile, like the Kinect selling your information to advertisers, or how you can’t lend a game to a friend because of the game already being installed onto another Hard-drive (thats right, no used games allowed for the XBox-One) these are problems the PS4 doesn’t have (and it doesn’t have Windows 8, so lets party!) so in the end, I think the XBox-One deserves a chance, but it’s overpriced ($671), it has very horrific policies, and it doesn’t focus on games, thats right a next-gen “game console” that doesn’t focus on games, it’s basically the console equivalent to a smart-tv. Bottom line, the PS4 deserves your money more than XBox-One does, and that’s a shame because Microsoft was on a roll with the 360. I hope I see you in the next-gen.

The Playstation 4 Wins






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