What does the PlayStation 4 have over its main competition, the Xbox One? Sony was able to put the console out first, and pricing it at $399, cheaper than Microsoft’s console. The new controller for the PlayStation 4 will feature a clickable touch pad as well to push it ahead in technical controller hardware over the Xbox One’s. But remember that a console without games isn’t going to sell: the Xbox one is looking to launch with five to PlayStation 4’s two. Xbox One customers will get Forza Motorsport 5, a racing simulator, Ryse: Son of Rome, a third-person action game, Dead Rising 3, another third-person action game, this time with zombies, Killer Instinct, a classic fighter returning to the next generation, and Crimson Dragon, a rail shooter.
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 share a bevy of popular games however, like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts to name a few. It’s these types of players that are looking to see what console will benefit them the most rather than the exclusives offered. Both consoles offer live broadcasting/streaming, and social media interaction, but PlayStation 4 doesn’t have voice-control, and both consoles are not backwards-compatible to play the previous generation of games. On top of that, we had reported that the consoles will also be lacking 3-D Blu-ray capability until further notice.
Either way, right now there are countless players unboxing their brand-spanking new PlayStation 4 console and enjoying its shiny warmth and sharp features. Next week, though, the Xbox One arrives and then the Console Wars will start again (cue dramatic music).