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Xbox Onegaming console sales are starting tomorrow a week after successful start of sales of the main competitor – Sony PlayStation 4. The most of analysts were not able to recognize the winner of competition. So the Big Game is not over. It just started and there are two candidates for the grand price.
PlayStation 4 sales are impressive. Sony was able to sell over a million units on the first day of sales Microsoft start sales of Xbox One a week after, i.e. this Friday , November 22 and also expect high volume of sales.
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Technical Specs comparison
There is not much difference between Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One in terms of technical specifications.
Xbox One is powered by eight cores APU 1.75 GHz processor with Radeon graphics. The console comes with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD and Blue-Ray drive. Connectivity of the console is supported by USB 3.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Xbox One comes with the wireless and Kinect 2.0 controllers.
PlayStation 4 has all the same but eight-core processor with AMD Jaguar processor. In addition the console comes with new wireless controller DualShock4 equipped by touchpad, gyroscope, accelerometer and backlight.
Xbox One or PlayStation 4: What console to buy?
Choosing between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is entirely subjective. Technical specification of Xbox ne and PlayStation 4 is almost the same. From one side PS4 has more powerful graphics but Xbox has Kinect sensor. Both platforms are strong in their own way. There is no clear winner of the Big Game.
If you are going to buy a console on Christmas then buy the one that offers the most of your favorite games. Also please take into account that PlayStation 4 positioning as a gaming machine in a contrast with Xbox One that is an entertainment system equally suitable for gaming and for watching your favorite TV shows.
PlayStation 4 review
Last Friday Sony started sales of PlayStation 4 gaming console. The previous version of the console has been released about 7 years ago and was extremely popular.
PlayStation 4 Hardware specs
PlayStation 4 is powered by modern eight-core AMD Jaguar processor with Radeon graphics customized for specific needs of the console. PS4 equipped by 8 GB of RAM, 500GB HDD and Blu-Ray drive. Connectivity of the console is powered by HDMI, USB 3.0, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Sony PlayStation 4 comes with DualShock 4 Wireless Controller equipped by touchpad , gyroscope, accelerometer and light.
PlayStation 4 reviews by experts
The console got many positive reviews from technical experts. The most exiting features of new Sony PlayStation console are superior quality graphics and brand new controller. Per opinion of several experts DualShock 4 is the best of controllers developed by Sony. It is very convenient. Despite the unusual location of the touch pad to get used to the controller is surprisingly easy.
There are also significant improvement in the console interface as well as service responsible for the delivery of digital content and integration with the PlayStation Network.
The main disadvantage of the console is insufficient number of currently available games. But Sony and partners are working on this issue. They are currently developing over 180 games for PS4.
What users say about PlayStation 4?
Some of the Play Station 4 buyers were complaining on defect console they’ve got. There was a problem while turning on the console. The only visual effect of the turning on of the console was flashing blue lights on the panel but there were no TV signal. Sony technical support was not able to help such customers.
Sony responded to such complaints promptly. The president of Sony Worldwide Studios Syuhey Yoshida said that the percentage of defective PS4 consoles is very low. There were a few isolated incidents.
PlayStation 4 Games
Along with the console Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. presented PlayStation 4 games. The company has announced a total of 15 games, which include «Battlefield 4», «Call of Duty: Ghosts», «Need for Speed: Rivals», «Assassins Creed: Black Flag». Some of these games are already available. Others will be released before the end of the year.
There are other 180 games designed for the PlayStation 4. All of them are currently on development stage. Some of them are adapted versions of popular games that were released on other gaming platforms. Unfortunately Play station 3 games are not compatible with the new console amd may not run on Sony, PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 4 competitors
Microsoft Xbox One is the main competitor of PlayStation. The release date of the new Xbox One console is November 22nd.
PlayStation 4 price and availability
The official price of PlayStation 4 is $399.
PlayStation 3 came out seven years ago. The start of official sales of the new console has caused excitement among gamers. As a result people began to line up in front of electronic stores early in the morning on last Friday. Before the official sales the average price on the console on eBay auction was around $10 000 with the maximum as high as 25 000.
Sales of PlayStation 4 gaming console in North America exceeded 1 million units in the first day. This is the best start for a gaming platform in history.
Sony hopes to sell about 3 million consoles by the end of the calendar year.
Sony Computer Entertainment just released the new system firmware for PS Vita console. On the first view there is nothing unusual in this. All Sony gaming consoles receive regular firmware updates. But this case is special. As a result of the firmware upgrade to version 1.80 PS Vita console gets a couple of very interesting key features.
First key feature allows users run Play Station 1 classic games on PS Vita console. The following games are currently available: Arc the Lad, Cool Boarders 2, Final Fantasy VII, Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto, Syphon Filter, Tomb Raider, Twisted Metal 2, and Wild Arms. In our opinion, the most interesting is Final Fantasy VII, one of the best parts of the legendary YARPG series and Tomb Raider – the very first game dedicated to Tomb Raider Lara Croft.
And the second key feature of the update is the ability to connect the console with PlayStation 3. As a result, you can use the PS Vita console with its touch screen and back panel instead of the usual PS3-joystick.
There are also a few minor changes comes with the firmware such as improvements of the web browser and use D-pad controller for the menu navigation.
Wikipad gaming tablet – Tegra 3 quad core powered
Photo is from the official WikiPad site
Wikipad disclosed some technical details of their gaming tablet powered by quad core Tegra3 processor. Wikipad tablet is designed specifically for gamers. The prototype of the tablet was introduced at the beginning of the year. At that time it was powered by single core 1.2 Gz processor and featured by 8 inch touch screen with the resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The prototype was capable of managing 3D images.
After release of nVidia Tegra platform Wikipad tabled changed the processor and currently powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor, low-voltage co-processor and GeForce graphic accelerator. Wikipad tablets have 1GB of RAM and equipped by 2 cameras: 2 megapixels front camera and 8 megixels rear camera. The size of the screen was increased to 10.1 inch. Display is utilizing IPS technology and has resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. First models of WikiPad tablets will not support 3D but such feature is expected to be added to next models.
Wikipad tablet comes with detachable hood with built-in set of controllers, which turns the tablet into a portable gaming console. Weight of the device is 560 g and thickness is 8.6 mm. Wikipad is running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The battery of the tablet is capable to support of up to 6 hours gaming or 8 hours video playback without recharging.
Nowadays quad core tablets on nVidia Tegra 3 platform becoming very popular. Recently released Google Nexus 7 , ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablets are all running on Tegra 3 processors. Even much expected Amazon Kindle Fire 2 could also be powered by Tegra 3 processor.
According to the Dutch gaming site PSX-Sense Sony PlayStation 4 Orbis will be powered by a quad-core 3.2 GHz AMD Fusion processor. There were rumors that the console will be powered by 2.9 GHz A8-3850 processor but since the development of PlayStation 4 has been going on for quite some time the presence of the new processor model is more likely.
According to the recent rumors the gaming console will have 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of flash memory and equipped by 320GB hard and Blue Ray drives.Radeon HD 7900 Tahiti controller expected to manage graphics of the gaming console.
Sony Play Station 4 Orbis release is not expected this year and modifications to the hardware components are possible while developing the console.