The two hottest gaming consoles of 2013 are almost here! The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are the two most anticipated console releases but both systems have their similarities and differences.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a Sony product that is mostly gamer focused and intent on creating the ultimate experience for gamers. Aside from its incredible graphics and speed (the system is centered around a powerful custom chip that has a state of the art graphics processor), social capabilities (there’s a share button so you can send your favorite gaming moments to all your friends), second-screen features– (bring your gaming experience to your phone!), and intelligent personalization features (learns about your gaming preferences and gives you suggestions), this system allows for gaming developers to create innovative games and exhilarating experiences.
If you buy a game and it takes time to download, you can download while you play to increase your game time and decrease your down time. Also for the PS4, The DUALSHOCK 4 controller has a touchpad located in the middle of the controller, allowing for a completely new gaming experience.
The Xbox One is a Microsoft product designed to be the best entertainment console and most advanced gaming system. For the Xbox One, performance matters. You waste no time with the Xbox One because the system wakes up instantly with the magic words: “Xbox On.” This voice feature is part of the Kinect that comes with all Xbox Ones. With the Kinect, you get three innovative technologies: voice, motion, and vision. Kinect voice allows for you to command your Xbox from anywhere in the room, Kinect motion creates a unique gaming experience where a simple hand gesture lets you control what you’re doing in a game or on an app, and Kinect vision is a camera that has a wide range of sight and can tell if you’re standing off balance. Combined with these three technologies, you can imagine the gaming possibilities for the Xbox One.
With the Xbox One, there is no need to wait for those game and system updates because they run in the background while you’re doing something else. You can switch between your favorite entertainment apps and the game that you’re playing with ease. The Xbox One also comes with a Blu-ray player so you can watch your favorite movies and play games in HD quality. If that isn’t enough for you, you can enhance your gaming or movie experience with the Xbox SmartGlass app for your tablet or phone.