Yesterday Microsoft announced some important changes to the Xbox One and Xbox Live. With a Kinect-less Xbox One starting at $399 and the Gold paywall disappearing from streaming apps, the current-gen console war will soon be fought on much more even footing. Sony will have to find new ways to sway potential buyers to their side of the fence, and Microsoft will likely have even greater things to show at E3 next month. Consumers win as the two try to continually one-up each other. This is good!
We’re still weeks away from either company throwing any more haymakers, though, so all we can do is look at what we know. And what we know should be obvious — as of right now, the PS4 is still the better buy for several reasons. Five reasons, to be exact.
Here we go!
One thing that doesn’t change is the fact that the PlayStation 4 is the more powerful system. It’s closer than some would like to believe, but there’s no denying that the PS4 has a definite leg up over the Xbox One. It’s a fact that has already paid dividends, with several games running at higher resolutions and occasionally higher frame rates.
Big time games like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed IV all run at full HD on PS4, with XB1 versions running at 900p or less. Whether slightly higher resolutions matter is up to each player, but the number of sub-1080p games on Xbox One compared to PS4 is increasingly harder to ignore.