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PS4 vs Xbox One

Playstation 4 VS Xbox One

Here at Computer Depot Inc., we typically recommend gaming on a PC for several reasons. Starting with the fact that you can custom build your machine to be as powerful as you can imagine, and as a matter of fact, we can do that for you. So no matter if new games come out and require more power, you can always upgrade. Secondly, Windows typically is more friendly on the gaming side of things. Linux can be used as a gaming  operating system, and is getting much better at it, but still hasn’t caught up with Microsoft on compatibility with the latest and greatest games to come out. Apple isn’t really in the running for these reasons: It is much cheaper to buy a PC, your video card likely won’t handle most games, and developers simply aren’t making as many games for the Mac.

Custom Gaming Computer
Example of a Computer Depot Custom Build.

Now that we have covered PC gaming a little bit, lets talk about a question that a lot of our customers have: Do I buy the Xbox One or the Playstaystion 4?

I am sure you are asking, “what about the Wii U??” Well, no one really asks about it, and it doesn’t really compare to the other two. I will say that it is great for kids, and they are developing a free-roaming version of Zelda….so…there’s that.

Anyways, when it comes to actual specs, the PS4 and Xbox One are nearly the same. Also, price point, which used to be a big deciding factor, is no longer there. The systems are sold for the same $399.00 price tag now.

I am telling my customers that the decision will really come down to the apps and games that are available.

Right now, the systems are really close on that one as well, but the Xbox is typically requiring their “Xbox Live Gold Subscription” for most of them. The PS4, on the downside, has no plans to get ESPN, NFL, or HBO Go applications, but does offer Netflix and Hulu access at no extra charge.

For a bigger and broader comparison of the two systems, including specs,  visit this link. IGN

The real call for me personally, were the games that were available. Unlike, basically everyone else that works at Computer Depot Inc., I went with the Playstation 4. Solely, because of the games like Metal Gear Solid V and Infamous: Second Son,  that are exclusive to the console. Of course I want to play Titanfall, but the rest of the exclusive releases for Playstation 4 won me over. Also, at the time, the PS4 was a whole lot cheaper.

So…to help you out, lets take a look at some of the most anticipated games slated for both systems and some that are already available

Xbox One

Halo 5 (Beta Release 2014, Full Release slated for December 31st, 2015)

Titanfall (Released – March 11th, 2014)


Playstation 4


Infamous Second Son (Released – March 21st, 2014)

The Order: 1886 (Release Date – February 20th, 2015

I hope this helped you in making your decision. I do advise that you take a look into gaming on your PC, as it may help with avoiding all this nonsense. If you decide to build your own custom rig, and want to venture out into independent and online gaming, check out our post here.

Play smart,

Caleb Humphries

Sevier County Manager

Caleb Humphries

Tech Specialist and Creative Developer. It's all about music, break/fix, network architecture, and old video games with me.