Ps4 vs Xbox One Essay

922 Words Nov 4th, 2014 4 Pages
Matthew Cobb A00467087
11/6/13
PS4 vs xbox one
Matthew Cobb A00467087
11/6/13
PS4 vs xbox one

If you've never touched a video game controller in your life, but do have avid players in your household, you may be in for a bewildering month. That's because we're on the verge of what the gaming industry excitedly calls 'a new console generation'. In short, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, once the most powerful games machines on the planet are being replaced – the former by the Xbox One, the latter by the PlayStation 4 (PS4).
All you really need to know is that both the PS4 and the Xbox One represent a significant leap over their predecessors. Some people in the industry are suggesting that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4
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Other than that, Microsoft is also making a big deal about how Xbox One can instantaneously switch between TV, movies and gaming without a lot of fiddling about. It can also play your CDs and MP3 files and will soon be able to stream media content from your PC – PS4 can't do any of those (although a later firmware update could well add MP3 playback and streaming capabilities).
Both consoles will offer tons of on-demand movie and TV options, but Xbox One seems to have a wider array of options, including the potential compatibility with your Sky or Virgin Media box. You need to think of these machines, not just as games consoles, but as all-round entertainment devices.
And that is where the final decision for the consumer really lies. Is your family more interested in strictly using your games console to just play video games, or are you looking for an overall entertainment hub? While both the PS4 and the Xbox One offer entertainment features as well as video games, the Xbox One seems to be more entertainment centered, while the PS4 seems to be more video game centered. With the PS4 coming in at $399 and the Xbox One coming in at $499, some families may deem it more cost effective to purchase a PS4 to use primarily as a video game console while at the same time purchase a less expensive set top box, like the Roku 3 or Boxee Box, to supplement their entertainment options. Either way, the next generation of video game

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