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|
|Availability||November 2013||Holiday 2013|