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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 announced the upcoming release of a new version of PlayStation 3 gaming console. The new console is slimmer and lighter. Sony claims that the upgraded PlayStation 3 is 20% smaller and 25% lighter than current PlayStation 3 Slim model introduced in 2009.
The storage capacity of the device has been increased. CD-ROM slot of the Sony PlayStation 3 console replaced by a sliding panel with a top placing optical media.
Sales of the upgraded version of Sony Play Station 3 console will start on September 25. The console will be available in two colors black and white. Customers will also be able to select the hard drive capacity. Models with 250 or 500 GB of space will be available. Such amount of space allows install a number of games as well as keep the collection of music and videos on the hard drive of the console.
The cost of the device is $270 and $300 for 250GB and 500GB models respectively.
$270 model will be released in limited edition and include Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception game and a $30 credit for Dust 514 content. $300 model will be released later on October 30 and will come with Assassin’s Creed III game.
Sony has also promised to release a number of options and accessories such as holders for PS3. Shortly after the release of the new console Sony PlayStation Store will be updated making on-line shopping easier and more convenient.
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.