Playstation and Xbox have been battling it out to be the dominating console in the gaming market for what feels like forever. This has only been heightened by the anticipation of new generation releases from both companies at the end of 2020. They are playing chicken about sharing specifics including dates and prices. It’s hard to tell who will come out on top until the products are in the hands of gamers. Considering the history of the feud, here is why Playstation is better than Xbox.
There’s no point in getting an amazing console if you can’t play the games you want on it. It’s why Playstation and Xbox fight to get exclusives for their console, drawing gamers in. You have to buy a certain console to play certain games. Playstation has always had a great game selection. Only with a PS4, you can play Marvel’s Spiderman, The Last of Us Remastered and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Throughout the generations of Playstation, they have provided popular games. Check out gamerbolt’s look at the best PS1 titles, for example. The point of buying a games console is to play great games so the options available is a key factor in valuing Playstation over Xbox.
If we had the choice, we would just buy all the consoles to have complete freedom of gameplay. Unfortunately, that isn’t realistic for most of us. Buying a games console is an investment and we want to make sure we are paying for good tech. There’s nothing worse than buying something overpriced and feeling like it wasn’t worth what you forked out for it. Both Playstation and Xbox have various models for a range of prices. The quality of graphics can be affected by price. However, the Playstation’s models at the lower end of the pricing spectrum have much better graphics than Xbox’s standard models. For Xbox, you need to invest more money for the visual clarity to overtake that of Playstation. With gaming already being an expensive pastime, Playstation provides a better affordable option.
- Virtual Reality
Playstation is taking the next step in the gaming world by having a virtual reality (VR) headset available with its console. If you haven’t tried VR yet, Playstation is giving you the chance. The development of gaming has always been focused on making the game more and more immersive. Improvements in graphics and sound have created a more realistic experience for players. VR is the next step in this journey of engaging gameplay, making the games as close to reality as possible.
- Ease of Use
PS4 has the simpler set up of the two. Some tech nerds may enjoy the most complex system Xbox have set up but most of us just want to play games in the easiest way possible. On Playstation, it is fast to flick through apps and games. You can quickly return to games, getting back into the gameplay zone. Xbox tends to overcomplicate things, making its main function of gaming harder to achieve.
- What’s to come
While not all details have been released on what to expect from PS5, what we do know gives us a reason to be excited. Playstation is taking the gaming experience to the next level with its newest generation. You can expect enhanced realism in the soundtracks due to the use of Tempest Engine. This will provide an amazingly immersive experience, especially for headphone users. PS4 can provide a 4K experience and PS5 will take this even further by being compatible with 8K screens. With the 120Hz refresh rates, the smoothest and highest quality of visuals can be experienced, if you have the tech to make it happen of course. The controller has also been updated, advancing from DualShock to DualSense. The haptic technology used will increase engagement as it replicates real touch sensations.
The competition between Playstation and Xbox probably won’t be ending any time soon. Who will end up on top in the newest chapter of fighting for console market dominance is yet to be seen. Both companies have a lot going for them and have improved the market in different ways. For the classic gamer, Playstation products are a good bet with a range of games and with quality and price being at a reasonable level.