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PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One

Learn how the PS4 compares to the Xbox One from expert gamer Rob Pimentel in this Howcast video.

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So PlayStation 4 verses the Xbox One. This is an argument that has been going on since they were announced and this is part of a console war that has been going on since consoles existed. I'm here to tell you that it doesn't matter. What matters is the games you want to play and the console that offers those games. That's it, that's all that matters at the end of the day.

Now yes the PlayStation 4 on a technical level is more powerful than the Xbox One. The Xbox One has media features that the PlayStation 4 does not offer or doesn't do as well. But those are all secondary to the primary function of these machines which is to play video games and that will always boil down your taste in video games. 

What your going to want to look at if your genuinely not sure between the two is something called exclusive games. Exclusive games are games that are designed and published by the companies that make the consoles. So in this instance a Microsoft game or a Sony game. They're called exclusive games because you cant get them anywhere else. Your not going to be able to play Halo on a PS4. Your not going to be able to play Killzone on an Xbox One. So what you need to do is take a look at the list of exclusives coming out for both consoles, see what your more interested in and base your purchase decision on that. Everything outside of that is just secondary and its stuff that people are going to pick at and they're going to look for to justify their own purchase decisions. They're both going to play amazing games at the end of the day.

And if you look at the last gen that's sort of what was the case as well. You know, there was a lot of nit picking up front about how many gigs of ram this has or how fast the clock speed is for that one. But when your 3 years into in you're looking at the games. You're looking at how fun they are, how well they're designed and none of that stuff matters. Because they are more or less on the same playing field. That extends to all these arguments about resolution. People talking about is this game 1080p native is the frame rate you know, 60 exactly. Once your in the game that stuff matters very little. There is a difference but it doesn't really matter much. 

So when it comes down to Xbox One verses PlayStation 4 look at the games. Look at what your taste is and buy the console that caters to your taste and have fun.

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