PlayStation 4 versus Xbox One comparison chart
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CPU Single-chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" processor, 8 cores, Clock speed 1.6GHz, A secondary Custom ARM CPU and RAM for background processing such as downloading and recording gameplay. Single-chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" processor, 8 cores, Clock speed 1.75GHz, 32MB of embedded SRAM memory.
Online services PlayStation Plus. $59.99 annually, $17.99 quarterly or $9.99 monthly. Xbox Live. $60 annually or $25 quarterly.
Storage capacity 500 GB hard drive (removable; user upgradeable). About 93 GB of storage is for the OS so only about 407 GB of the 500 GB hard drive is actually available. 500 GB hard drive (not removable or upgradable by user) / 1 TB
Price $399 (US); £349 (UK); $549 (AU); €399 (EU) $399 without Kinect. With Kinect: $499 (US) €499 £429. Xbox One/Titanfall bundle for $450 at Walmart and Best Buy.
Sound 7.1 Dolby/DTS-HD Master Audio/PCM Surround Sound 7.1 Surround Sound
Generation 8th generation console 8th generation console
Manufacturer Sony Microsoft
Graphics AMD Next Gen, Radeon HD 7xxx series equivalent AMD Next Gen, Radeon HD 7xxx series equivalent
Media Blu-ray, DVD, digital downloads Blu-ray, DVD, CD, digital downloads
Predecessor PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 / 1st generation Kinect
Units sold worldwide 43.5 million (as of June 30, 2016) Over 20 million (as of March 2016)
Available Versions Different bundles 500 GB, 1 TB
Backward compatibility Via PSNow Backwards compatible with certain Xbox 360 games
Internet Browser Yes (PS4 Web Browser) Yes (Microsoft Edge)
Motion Sensing PlayStation Camera; Gyroscope Kinect
Online Subscription Fee PlayStation Plus. $59.99 annually, $17.99 quarterly, or $9.99 monthly. Xbox Live has a subscription with flexible pricing options.
Controllers Up to 4 controllers (update expected) Up to 8 controllers
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Processor Customized AMD x86-64 Jaguar Customized AMD x86-64 Jaguar
Controller input Dualshock 4; PlayStation Camera; Voice Commands Xbox One Controller, Kinect, Voice Commands
Memory (RAM) 8GB GDDR5 - 176 GB/s Bandwidth 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games). 32MB ESRAM. 68GB/s Bandwidth.
Video Output HDMI HDMI
Resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4096 × 2160 (4k) 720p, 1080p, 1080i
Audio Output Optical Toslink, HDMI Optical Toslink, HDMI
Website playstation.com/ps4 www.xbox.com
Product family PlayStation Xbox
Type Video game console Video Game Console
Ports Two USB 3.0 ports; AUX port; Ethernet; HDMI out; S/PDIF out for audio. Three USB 3.0 ports; Ethernet; HDMI 1.4 in/out; IR port; Kinect port; S/PDIF out for audio.
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment Microsoft
Video Connections HDMI Out HDMI In, HDMI Out
Release date November 15, 2013 November 22, 2013
MSRP $399.99 $499.99/£429, $399.99
GPU 800 MHz AMD Radeon GPU with 20 compute units (2 Disabled) 1,152 shaders (stream processors). 72 Texture Units, 32 ROPs, 64 Compute Commands 853 MHz AMD Radeon GPU with 14 compute units (2 Disabled). 768 shaders (stream processors). 48 Texture Units, 16 ROPS, 16 Compute Commands.
Camera PlayStation Camera (Not Included) Kinect sensor (optional)
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR No
Input Methods Dualshock 4, PlayStation Camera, and voice commands Xbox One Controller, Kinect, Voice Commands
Included with the System PlayStation Wired Mono Headset, DualShock 4, HDMI Cable, USB Cable, and a 30 Day Free Trial for PlayStation Plus Kinect (originally included, now optional); Xbox One Chat Headset; Xbox One Controller; HDMI Cable;14-day free trial of Xbox Live Gold
Supported Resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4k 1080p, 720p
Operating system Orbis OS Xbox OS (Upcoming update to integrate Windows 10 )
Virtual Reality PSVR Headset No; (HoloLens with Windows 10)
Life Span 5 years 7 years
Digital Rights Management (DRM) Yes Yes