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8th-Gen Console Comparison (NO LONGER UPDATED) by OliveBranchMLP 8th-Gen Console Comparison (NO LONGER UPDATED) by OliveBranchMLP

A comprehensive comparison between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware. All facts are limited to what has officially been announced. Tech analysis comes from Anandtech.

More powerful chips and/or any features exclusive to a platform are colored blue. Any restrictions or features that were removed vs prior generations will be in red.

I'm going to be constantly updating this image as more facts roll in. If you guys can continue to point out errors and updates and other things like that, that'll definitely help me keep this factsheet accurate. Thanks!

2013 Jun 10

- Mirror's Edge, Tom Clancy's The Division, The Crew, added to Multiplatform. (Thanks everyone!)
- Mad Max moved to Multiplatform (Thanks /u/hlfx!)
- Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV moved to Multiplatform (Thannks
- DDR3 and GDDR5 offer distinct advantages over each other but are otherwise quite balanced. They have been colored orange to indicate their contested and arguable quality in comparison to each other. (Thanks /u/MrVendetta!)
- Pricing added to PS4 (Thanks /u/analsaurs!)
- PlayStation Plus required for online gaming (Thanks /u/AverageToaster!)
- TwitchTV integration added to the Xbox One Gameplay Sharing section.
- PS4 has a 500GB HDD (Thanks /u/cerealLogiq!)
- PS4 audio/video signals confirmed to be 1080p, 4K, and 7.1 surround sound.
- Added family game sharing policy to Xbox side (Thanks /u/JohnCHellblazer!)

2013 Jun 9 EDITS Pt. 3 (Sony E3 Conference)

- Major changes to Games section. Now segmented into combinations based on platform availability. Font size decreased.
- Added a slew of newly announced titles for PlayStation 4.
- Added pricing details for PlayStation 4.
- Confirmed no used game policy restrictions for PlayStation 4.

2013 Jun 9 EDITS Pt. 2

- Titanfall confirmed for Xbox 360 and PC. Changed to 8th-gen Exclusivity status. (Thanks /u/swordmaster006!)
- Dark Souls II removed from list; not available for any 8th-gen consoles. (Thanks /u/FuriousBobcat!)
- Modified Xbox Live Gold benefits to indicate that the Two Free Permanent Games Per Month promotion is between June and December of 2013 only. (Thanks ~RemmyLee!)
- Added a PC tag to DC Universe Online. (Thanks /u/DinkaFox!)
- Modified XBO Operating System to Triple-OS system. (Thanks /u/1w1w1w1w1!)
- Moved Diablo III to PS4 8th-Gen Exclusives, since it will not be appearing on XBO. (Thanks /u/whitenickel!)
- Removed World of Tanks, as it is Xbox 360 only.

2013 Jun 9 EDITS (Microsoft E3 Conference)

- Lots of games added to both sides.
- Updated Subscription Service with details for Xbox Live.
- Added Game Sharing section, updated details for XBO.
- Updated XBO Gameplay Record with details on "Game DVR" feature
- Added Price section with details for XBO

2013 May 23 EDITS Pt. 2

- Changed "Online Gaming" to "Online Service". Reverted both sides to "Unconfirmed". (Thanks /u/CannibalShinobi!)
- Expanded "Gameplay Share" section to include additional details. Added "Livestreaming with Spectator Control" and "Rewind Feature". (Thanks /u/Dooder39!) Added "Supported" to XBO side. (Thanks /u/Rea95!)
- Clarified XBO's exclusives list to indicate that the additional exclusives are within the first year of console launch, rather than within 2013. (Thanks /u/emcgrew!)
- Reworked the "Software" section, splitting it into two: "Software" and "Networking".
- Added "Online Store" to Networking section. Added "Xbox Live Marketplace" to XBO and "PlayStation Store" with "Stream games while downloading" to PS4 side. (Thanks /u/Dooder39!)
- Added "Need for Speed: Rivals" to multiplatform section.

2013 May 23 EDITS (Microsoft Xbox One Reveal)

- Added the 32MB eSRAM to Hardware side, which massively increases bandwidth for shaders and post-processing effects. Recolored RAM accordingly. (Thanks /u/jcooklsu!)
- Added a section detailing RAM distribution. Xbox One confirmed to have 5GB for Gaming, 3GB for OS. PS4 rumored to have 7GB for Gaming, 1GB for OS. (Thanks /u/Thisismypornacccct!)
- Compressed the standard wireless controller comparisons into smaller-font elements, due to the number of significant differences between the two controllers
- Added "Cloud Computing" to Xbox One features.
- Changed "Gameplay Share" for XBO from "Supported" to "Unconfirmed". (Thanks /u/graepphone!)
- Added "Built-In Speaker", "Six-Axis Controls", and "LED Light Bar" and removed "Pressure-Sensitive Face Buttons" from DualShock 4 features. (Thanks /u/AngryMobe!)
- Games list has been revamped, so that games restricted to a single 8th-gen console but available on older platforms are still listed. Markers denote which other non-8th-gen platforms the game will be available for. So far, this has only affected the PS4 side of the list. (Thanks, fucking everyone. -.-)
- Added "Primal Carnage: Genesis" to the Intergenerational PS4 Exclusives list. (Thanks /u/usrevenge!)
- Added "Online Gaming" to Software section. Added "Free" to PS4 and "Requires Xbox Live Gold Subscription" to XBO. (Thanks /u/repaeR_mirG!)
- Changed PS4 Used Game support to "Supported". (Thanks /u/usrevenge!)
- Font changed from Futura LT family to Myriad Pro family. (gtfo /u/_UNFUN!)
- Added white fadeout at bottom of list.
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hydrinax Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Last time I checked, PS4 costs more than XBOX.
ROFLTURKEY Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deep Down? T-That game is still coming right? Capcom need to take the finger out of their ass and do something with it
afroninjaen Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
still using console
paying just to be online must be fun
Supersonic2275 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
*sigh* People still give a shit over one console they play on?
MisterMinister Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I own both now.

IMO Xbox one is better when it comes to racing games.
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014
And of course, today's PCs (2013 onwards) are leaps ahead of both consoles and better for gaming.
Supersonic2275 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
No one gives a fuck
Dogman15 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Supersonic2275 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Again I don't give a fuck, Consoles do what a pc does just cheaper.... (Thats all im gonna add)
Dogman15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
In the long run, PC gaming is cheaper.

"PC games are so much cheaper that they alone can allow even a high-end PC to undercut a console within a single year"
"Isn't PC gaming more expensive than console gaming?"

But you said that was all you were going to add, so I'm perfectly content if you don't want to respond to me. At least I left the links for others to click if they want.
umatbru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
They fixed most all but one flaw with the xbox one: IT HAS NO BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY! and thats why i'm not buying it (and im not buying a PS4 because of the outage back 2011, lack of native backward compatibility and ripping off shadow the hedgehog with inFAMOUS)
FlakyEspurrPin144 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It has backward compatibility now. Did you buy an Xbox One after that?
kyuubikid213 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I think you forgot to mention the Wii U...  It's actually an 8th generation console, too.
Darkhalf-breed Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this, it shows a non biased compassion between the consoles to help make informed decisions for choosing either.
SonicGMI-22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think PS4 is gonna be better than PS2 & PS3
ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
>Diablo III
>PS4 Exclusive
...Your computer is a Mac, isn't it..?
ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
My bad I see you have Vista...  Perhaps you should get into PC gaming then, it's much cheaper and vastly more diverse.
GreenPedalFlower Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student General Artist
vista is a bad computer to play at, trust me i had one.
ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
True, though I wouldn't know from experience, I've only had...
MS-DOS, Win98, XP, and 7.
Dogman15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
KingOfSpriters13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
What a great impersonation of a dirty console peasant.  Oh woah that game I wanted just went on sale for $5.  Too bad it's $60 on PSWii60.
KingOfSpriters13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I, like everyone, appreciate it when someone plays games just to feel entitled and then brings it up in every conversation they're ever in.
ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Except I play games to have fun, you're the one that came out of nowhere and yelled "PC WHORE!" because I corrected a mistake in the poster.
MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty awesome, thanks for that.
AntiSavinoMovement Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Way to go PS4!!!! YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!
mitchika2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
region-free ~ Sony <3 thank you for staying like that. thats what made the PSP and Vita so great ~ i can play japanese games like project diva :3 or have early (JP) releases.
Sky-Sanctuary7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont forget KH3!!!
pcspot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
great chart, amazing work - but need s to be updated about the drm change in the xbox one and about this which add to the cost of the xbox one:

cfowler7-SFM Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will you be updating this shortly? 83
Kanedog94 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] more info on xbox one.

can not wait for xbox one.
AmericaTheHero1337 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What they seem to have forgotten with this new Xbox One
Is that games aren't about TV, they're about having fun.
The arrogance is insufferable the way that they flaunt
The hefty price tag for this thing we don't want.
There are no excuses, there's no fun here anymore
For it's quite obvious, it's all moved to PS4
Kanedog94 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
game consoles for games not pay TV.
atanknamemurder Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
basically a gaming device with home theater functions and there is nothing wrong with that.
Kanedog94 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
no thats cool
Kefkloud Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Xbox One removes DRM, Region Lock and "internet once per day": [link]
Thrilmaster Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
They still lost the respect of many Xbox owner's because they showed just how arrogant and greedy they are.
Kefkloud Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Yes they did! They're a bunch of cheap bastards! But I just like their exclusives a lot more than the ps4 ones so...
Thrilmaster Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
They sure are.
Nikko62 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice comparaison :D

I have an article about the Xbox One's DRM: [link]
It says it might be removed. For me, I don't really care...
LookshyLily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Artist
Here's another article about it. It definitely seems like Microsoft has wised up about the whole DRM thing. I'm personally laughing my butt off-- I called this about 5 minutes after their original announcement, and yet most of my friends are surprised. [link]
Nikko62 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Looks like Microsoft finally listened to their fans, but Sony already did...
BlackLanternDaddy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nikko62 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amen to that!
SonicAndKnuckles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Wii U ftw :P
H4xHer0 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013

Go home microsoft.... you are drunk.... ass hell.
Petit-Hibou Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really felt like a kick to the stomach when it said you need to connect to internet every 24 hours for the Xbox one.
For that reason, I can't get the Xbox one. Because my internet jack isn't anywhere near my t.v.
Sorry to say, but switching to PS4 if I ever get a new console. :\
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