With the holidays right around the corner, both Microsoft and Sony are in store for a booming market with their two respective consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. However, both brands’ gaming machines seem to have many similar specification and features, which may leave shoppers with the question of which console to buy as a holiday gift this year.

Though the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One do have very similar features, the two consoles are still two are still slightly different machines. First off, comfortability is a very large factor in purchasing either of the two consoles. The PlayStation 4 features a Dualshock 4 controller that possesses a touchpad in the center, a signaling light (color then varies based on in-game performance), and a speaker set for other gaming purposes. However, the PlayStation 4 Dualshock controller is smaller than that of the Xbox One, therefore many people may feel that the Xbox One controller is more pleasant and comfy for their hands. Apart from the controller and comfortability of the PlayStation Four, another large differential in the two is the change in games. The two gaming systems do have many video games in common, but both also have their own video games which are created exclusively for the Playstation or the Xbox.

Games for PlayStation ONLY

  • Uncharted
  • Killzone
  • Driveclub
  • The order

Games for Xbox ONLY

  • Forza
  • Halo
  • Titanfall
  • Killer Instinct

These are some of the major games which are sold only for the Xbox or the PlayStation.


However, ultimately the biggest difference between the Xbox and the PlayStation which will be a settler for buyers is the preference between Microsoft or Sony. The change between Sony and Microsoft will include everything from display, graphics, and gameplay. Both the two systems have much in common and they both have a similar price of three hundred to five hundred dollars, depending on the bundle which is selected with the playstation. Below is a list of features and specifications that both the Xbox and the Playstation have. One of the most technologically advanced additions to both the Xbox and the Playstation is the creation of Virtual Reality, which allows the player to interact with the gameplay in a more realistic way through the usage of a head strapped monitor, which takes the player entirely out of reality.

  • WiFi connectivity
  • Online social apps (Netflix, HBO, YouTube)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Over hundreds of the same games
  • Camera for game play and recording
  • Interactive body camera for fitness and action games