Okay, maybe not really. I will admit, I may not be the most qualified to write a comparison, blog, article or even a sentence regarding this topic because I’ve been an avid PC gamer my entire life.. until recently. Earlier this year after some heavy persuasion from those who peer pressure best (your significant other) I decided to FINALLY pick up an Xbox One and begin my long overdue addiction to console gaming. Boy.. was I in for a treat.
Admittedly, I’ve had every generation of console up until PS3. After that, for reasons I don’t really know why myself, I just stopped. Probably was around the time WoW and lots of other awesome PC titles were being introduced into the market so it fell to the back-burner indirectly. Though, I’ve had some incredibly strong urges lately to get back into the market, so I caved.
The first game I ever played on the XB1 was Rome and holy crap was it awesome. I was so surprised with the Graphics XBOX dished out it made me question if my graphics card on my gaming rig was outdated. Not to mention if you get annoyed with little nuisances like switching your input back and forth in-between your console and cable box then this is literally the best thing in the world. XBOX1 not only has a feature called Glass which allows you to control your console and your cable TV from a tablet, phone, or anything like that — but you can directly hook up your box INTO your XB1 and watch TV while browsing the web, listening to music and whatever else you want to do right from your console!
This, in my opinion, was the best thing ever. I didn’t even care about whether or not the games looked cool or not. Though, that’s probably just because I tend to get excited for strange things. 🙂 Anyways, so let’s fast forward a few months until I again get these urges to buy… something. Xbox 1 was more of an impulse purchase that ended up working out thankfully, but seeing as the Playstation consoles in their entirety was near and dear to my heart.. I couldn’t abandon them! I mean if you’ve ever played Spyro or S.O.C.O.M then you know what I’m talking about!
So, you know, I got one. Don’t roll your eyes at me! It’s not my fault I have an addiction to shiny things that play video games. A hobbies a hobby! Back on topic, though; I’ve never been more pleased with this purchase. While the PS4 can’t do ‘all’of the cool functionality the XB1 can in terms of cable switching.. I really love the Blu-Ray quality on the PS4 (Huge Hobbit & LOTR fan here, I mean you just have to have a Blu-Ray player for series or you’re doing yourself a disservice) and the fact that in my opinion, the PS4 has less instances of screen tearing while viewing in-game cinematic and playing in general.
Though, obviously — each specific console has their own strengths and weakness. Graphic wise, I love the PS4. I also love the look with LEDs, it’s a very sleek and modern finish which fits well with my gaming cabinet. As for functionality and additional apps and bonus extras, the XB1 seems to pull a little a head. All in all they are both great consoles — I guess it just comes down to what games you find interesting and whether or not that title is available on said console! All in all, it’s all about the games anyways, right?
Give one a go and let us know what you think! Which console is your favorite?