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Battle over the Latest Console

  • Date Submitted: 11/24/2013 04:07 PM
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PS4 AND XBOX One
The launches of PS4 and XBOX One are imminent, as both next-generation consoles are about to go toe-to-toe. Gamers have already put their pre-order money down as if it's an expensive bet on which video game system will deliver the best performance over the next decade. Both systems are evenly matched in many respects and should be able to usher in the next generation of gaming that the Wii U hasn't been able to deliver. With E3 2013 in the books, we can finally get a better perspective as in a PS4 vs Xbox One comparison about their finer differences.

The console design, both Microsoft and Sony went with very box-like designs for their next-generation consoles. 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. The only thing adoring the front is a slot-loading Blu-ray disc drive, while almost all of the cable hook-ups are in the back, including the HDMI input port for Live TV, something the PS4 doesn’t have.  
(XBOX One)
                     

When Sony finally unveiled what the PS4 looked like at E3, it reminded everyone in the audience of the PS2 design. The stand – not included – really drove that point home. PS4 is smaller in size compared to the XBOX One and a little bit sleeker thanks to its angular shape and two-halves design.
(PS4)

The PS4 and XBOX One console designs aren’t game changers, especially compared to the more dynamic-looking previous generation of consoles. But as a gamer may have once told you, beauty is on the inside.
Sony was clearly in command following E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) when Microsoft announced its strict DRM (Digital Right Management) policy that barred used game sales and required XBOX One consoles to connect to the internet one every 24 hours.
The backlash was immediate. Gamers made it clear that physical copies of games should be theirs to own and resell as before. Likewise, they felt if offline...

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