Although the release Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are about two months away, both are about to go toe-to-toe for the better gaming console title this November.

Both systems are evenly matched in many respects and should be able to usher in the next generation of gaming that Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t been able to deliver. A couple of specifications should make a good enough comparison.


Xbox One & PlayStation 4 head for box-like look

Design-wise The Xbox One literally put the box in Xbox, with a large black rectangular shape that has been compared to an oversized 80s VCR unit. PS4 is smaller in size compared to the Xbox One and a little bit sleeker thanks to its angular shape and two-halves design.

PlayStation’s Single Chip vs Xbox One’s 8-core x86

The PS4 uses a single-chip custom processor within a CPU of low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores. The GPU incorporates a 1.84 TFLOPS & a AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine. The Xbox  incorporates the x86 processor, which allows you to switch from a game to an entertainment app with absolute ease.

Xbox One & PS4: Toe-to-toe Memory

The Xbox One utilizes 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. So does the PS4

Microsoft’s HDMI Pass-Thru

The Xbox connects your cable or satellite box to your Xbox One. The HDMI pass-thru enables you to watch TV through your Xbox, which makes switching inputs seem almost pre-historic. The PS4 uses a standard HDMI port out & a Digital output (optical) port.

Blu-ray experience

Xbox One allows you to play games & watch movies on blu-ray alright, but the PS4 brags about its BD/DVD (Read Only) slots in 6 CAV & 8 CAV respectively.