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Spec Shootout: Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PlayStation 4

Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PlayStation 4

Today, Microsoft and Sony have detailed their next generation gaming console, called the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 respectively at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). At the revealing of the Xbox One last month, Microsoft did not share any information concerning the availability of the console and price. The company has finally announced that the Xbox One will be available in November in 21 different markets at a price of $499 in the United States while £429 pounds in the UK.

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 back on February 20 but escaped to show the actual hardware. Finally, Sony has unveiled sexy & slim PlayStation 4 that will be priced at $399 which will cost $100 less than the Xbox One and will be available this holiday season in the United States and Europe.

Apart from the price and availability, we have summarized a chart comparing the two consoles and their components.

Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PlayStation 4

Components Microsoft   Xbox One Sony   PlayStation 4
CPU 8   Core CPU custom built by Microsoft Single-chip   custom x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores
Graphics   Processor D3D   11.1 chip with 32 MB embedded memory 1.84   TFlops, AMD Radeon Graphics Core
Memory   (RAM) 8   GB DDR3 8   GB GDDR5
Memory   (Storage) 500   GB HDD 500   GB HDD
Optical   Drive Blu-ray/DVD   combo drive Blu-Ray/DVD   combo drive
I/O USB   3.0 USB   3.0
Communication Ethernet,   three different 802.11n radios (for connecting to controller and other   devices), WiFi Direct Ethernet,   IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
A/V HDMI   input and output, 1080p and 4K support, Optical output HDMI   1080p and 4K support, Analog-AV, Optical output
Controller Xbox   One controller with redesigned directional pad Motion-sensing   six-axis, clickable touch pad, share button
Motion   Control New   Microsoft-developed Kinect camera, with 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor   and 1080p camera PlayStation   Eye dual lens 1280x800x2 camera
Price $499 $399
Availability November   2013 Holiday   2013


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