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PS4 and Xbox One: Which Console is Better for You?

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There are endless lists and articles with the question: which console is the best? Instead of trying to argue and convince you guys which is better than the other, let’s decide which one is best suited for your needs and wants.

EXCLUSIVES
One’s taste and preference would definitely weigh in on this factor. The Xbox’s flagship titles include Gears of War, Forza, and the Halo series, while the PS4’s lineup includes Uncharted, God of War, and The Last of Us. Although the PS4 has definitely more exclusives coming out, Xbox has backwards compatibility. So if you have a big library of Xbox 360 games, the Xbox One might be a better option for you.

LOOKS
The Xbox One is one beefy console – almost comparable to the looks of a traditional set-top box. The PS4 is no different though, but it’s definitely slimmer, lighter, and more travel-friendly than the former. Thankfully, the lighter Xbox One S and the slimmer and curvier PS4 Slim is now made available to us. In the end, the design will almost feel like just an added bonus, as both models are aesthetically attractive and modern-looking.

GRAPHICS
Games on both consoles generally look and play great, but the PS4 leads in resolution according to IGN’s database where games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls run at full 1080p on PS4 while 900p on Xbox One. While the Xbox One supports HDR gaming, it’s only limited to select exclusives. However, the PS4 or rather, the PS4 Pro supports a variety of HDR-ready games.

ONLINE EXPERIENCE
Gamers experience almost the same from the two consoles with the Xbox’s Live Gold and the PS’s Plus. Members of the two services get two free games every month and they’re pretty generous with the games they hand out from indie titles like Life Is Strange and solid blockbusters like Metal Gear Solid. They both also offer discounts on digital games with varying cloud storage capacities. The main difference worth pointing out is that the Xbox has backwards compatibility as mentioned earlier, so that’s a definite plus.

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