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Comparing the Xbox One to the Playstation 4

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The console wars were becoming ridiculous in the future

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who has the most RAM, jigglywatts or Kinections when it comes to gaming. It’s all about the experience that is earned from saving the day on the big screen. Right now though, you lot don’t care and want to see some numbers instead. FINE! Here ya go!


  • Xbox One: Custom, AMD 8-core x86 CPU
  • Playstation 4: Custom, AMD 8-core x86 CPU


  • Xbox One: 8GB DDR3
  • Playstation 4: 8GB GDDR5


  • Xbox One: AMD powered
  • Playstation 4: Next-gen AMD Radeon, runs at 1.84 Tflops

Optical Drive

  • Xbox One: Blu-ray
  • Playstation 4: Blu-ray


  • Xbox One: In and Out
  • Playstation 4: Out, In is unknown at this point


  • Xbox One: USB 3.0, 802.11n, Direct Connect
  • Playstation 4: USB 3.0, Ethernet, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1

Storage capacity

  • Xbox One: 500GB HDD
  • Playstation 4: Unknown, but Sony claims that it is “very large”.


  • Xbox One: Unknown
  • Playstation 4: Unknown

Backwards Compatibility

  • Xbox One: No
  • Playstation 4: No

An interesting e-penis measurement, amirite? Locally, the Playstation 4 has always dominated the console scene, but the Xbox 360 has made some significant headway over the last couple of years with cheaper options for consoles.

If there’s one thing that will settle who wins in the South African battlefield for console supremacy, it’s going to be the final price. Also, I hear that Nintendo released a next-gen console last year. Maybe that will factor into this market somehow.

Last Updated: May 22, 2013

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