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Playstation 4 Vs Xbox 360: Which Game Console Is Better?

Sites include . Published on September 26th, 2013. Written by SiteTrail.

With Playstation 4 set to be released in November this year, the battle of game consoles have once again begun. Because of this development, gamers are forced to make the decision as to whether they want to upgrade to a new one or not. The new Sony Playstation 4 is set to have superb gaming and visual effects. Choosing between the Sony Playstation 4 and Xbox 360 may be a hard choice to make at first instance. However let us compare some of the Playstation 4 and Xbox 360 features.

Console design
The Xbox 360 is shaped like a rectangular box with a double concavity having two USB ports at the front. The new Playstation has the same design as the PS2. It’s also smaller in size as compared to the current Xbox 360 and is a bit sleeker and angular.
Processor and graphics
Playstation 4 uses an AMD 8-core Jaguar x86 64-bit processor with an estimated clock speed of 1.6Hz. The Xbox 360 on the other hand uses a customised version of IBM’S PowerPC chip with 3 cores. It also has graphic processing units from ATI that support high definition videos. However, the PS4 is set to have 1152 cores and a higher peak shader throughput of 1084 TFLOPS hence beating the Xbox in gaming and visual features.

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RAM and Storage
The PS4 is set to have 8 gigabytes of RAM and will utilize GDDR5 memory, while the Xbox 360 has only about 512MB of RAM. In this aspect, the PS4 will definitely be faster. Another point to consider is that most Xbox 360s come with about 250GB of hard-drive while the new PS4 will be equipped with a large storage capacity of about 500GB.
Optical drives
The PS4 will come with a Blu-ray/ DVD drive while the Xbox 360 only has a 2nd generation DVD drive as standard.

Connectivity
Like other game consoles out on the market, The PS4 will have Wi-Fi connectivity, Ethernet, optic out, USB 3.0, and Bluetooth 2.1, while the Xbox 360 has Ethernet and users can buy a Wi-Fi adapter. The PlayStation 4 wins in this regard.
Live content
Users can enjoy online gaming services from Xbox live. However most games do not support multi-player gaming. In comparison, the PS4 has an interactive gaming platform that enables gamers to share recorded videos through facebook, and other public platforms like twitch and Ustream. With the inclusion of Gaika’s cloud technology, games can be downloaded fast and one can even begin playing before the download is completed. Users can also play second hand and borrowed games.
The decision
All in all, both the PS4 and Xbox 360 have strengths that gamers will definitely love. For instance, the former has more power and is known for its superb graphics. The latter on the other hand, can deliver a better online experience. So matter what choice will be made, the bottom line is gamers of all ages will definitely enjoy their favorite video games.

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