Xbox One and PS4, the two new next-gen consoles, are both pretty powerful. They are both trying to get your time, money and attention, as well as the fate of the universe!
Two weeks ago we reviewed the PlayStation 4. Last week we reviewed the Xbox One. Now that we've had a decent chunk of time with both consoles, let's bang them together and pretend they're fighting.
A Few Notes:
Sorry, no Wii U. The Wii U is a cool console, a fact we noted when we re-upped our review just yesterday. We still don't think it's a must-own, but there are more good Wii U game than ever. That said, the purpose of this article is to compare the two recently released, similarly spec'd gaming consoles. We don't hate the Wii U. But it's not really a part of this particular article.
About the "Edges." Each category below will have an "Edge" given to the console that's out front. Let's not get too worked up about it. Both consoles have their strong points, and both have their shortcomings. Both will probably be considerably improved and evened out over the next six months to a year. This isn't the sort of thing that can be assigned a score, and there's no need to tally which console "wins" more edges. The idea here is to give a broad sense of how the consoles are similar and how they're different, and what their respective strengths are.
Most Comprehensive Comparison of PS4 & Xbox One