15 Reasons Why Xbox One Destroys PlayStation 4
Now that the Next-gen consoles are the New-gen, it is time to choose sides. There are plenty of convincing arguments for why serious gamers should spend their hard earned cash on an Xbox One instead of a PS4.
Longer Continuous Gameplay
The Xbox One is more substantial than the PS4. But that is not a bad thing, especially when you consider air circulation. The fact that it is bigger allows more air to move around the unit, making it less likely to overheat or give out after long hours of gaming.
The Xbox One has a 'Snap' feature that allows for split screen capabilities. So, you can play a game on one side of the TV screen and an app on the other. In other words, it makes multitasking a breeze.
Suspend Gameplay for Quick Start-ups
You can put your game on pause thanks to the Xbox One 'suspend' mode. You are even able to turn it off and then start where you left off when you switch the power back on. This comes in handy if you are pressed for time and do not want to wait for lengthy load times.
Quick and Convenient Data Sharing
Unlike with the PS4, the Xbox One does support DLNA, meaning that you will be able to stream and share media. In fact, you can stream media from many other devices in your home, including TiVo and Virgin Media players.
Cable Box Compatibility
You can hook your cable box up to your new Xbox One to watch TV programs via the console. You simply plug the box into the HDMI input on the console and play video or audio. So, you can catch up on your favorite TV show without having to switch devices.
The fact that the Xbox One is not as 'sleek' or 'stylish' means that it can seamlessly fit into your existing entertainment setup. Rather than standing out from the rest of your multimedia gadgets, the console is able to inconspicuously blend in.
Both consoles have their fair share of apps, but the Xbox One offers a more diverse selection. This makes it the ideal choice for those who want a well-rounded entertainment console, rather than one that is solely dedicated to game play.
Better Customization Features
PS4 owners can choose from a handful of different background themes and colors. However, Xbox One gamers can fully customize their interface background. You are even able to set JPG or PNG images as your background and customize your home screen colors.
Automatic Cloud Backups
The PlayStation Plus subscription service comes with 3GB of cloud storage, which is impressive. But the Xbox One automatically saves your data to the cloud, even if you are not an Xbox Live Gold member.
Lower Price Point
When the two consoles were introduced to an eager gaming public, the Xbox One came with a higher price tag. However, the Xbox One now has a lower price point than the PS4.
The Xbox One Kinect accessory acts as a motion sensor and voice recognition device. This makes the console even more interactive, immersive, and intuitive. In fact, you can operate the system without even using the controller.
Exclusive EA Access
For fans of EA games, owning an Xbox One gives you access to their free older games and a sneak peek at new releases. This privilege is part of a paid service, but may be well worth it if you just cannot wait for a highly anticipated title to reach store shelves.
The PS4 is not able to stream media natively. However, the Xbox One is equipped with its own media player and apps that allow you to play music, movies, or enjoy slideshows of your favorite pics via your home network or USB drive.
Games with Gold
Microsoft offers free games via their 'Games with Gold' service, which is a special perk of having an Xbox Live Gold membership. Usually two free titles are available each month, ranging from newer releases to old favorites.
The Xbox One features a wide range of exclusive titles. Sunset Overdrive, Forza Motorsport 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Project Spark, and Dead Rising 3 are all games you will only find on the Xbox One console.