Hardware and specification
On the front of the Sony PS4, there are two USB ports, disk eject button, and a power button. The two buttons are touch sensitive and well concealed. At the back, there is a power socket, HDMI and Ethernet ports, an optical digital audio output plus an additional USB port for the PlayStation Camera accessories. Weighing only 6.1 pounds with a thickness of 11 inches, the Sony PS4 is sleeker and smaller. It has an angular design in matte black plastic that gives a premium feel.
The Xbox one is bigger but still attractive with a half-glossy half-matte top panel and the pattern reversed on the front of the system. It weighs 7 pounds and measures 13.5 in x 10.4 in x 3.2, making it bulkier than the Sony PS4 which stands at 10.8 in x 12 in x 2in. Both consoles come with 500GB of storage and support expandable storage. The Xbox one console has an added advantage in that one can plug and play any USB 3.0 external hard drive. In the Sony PS4, however, one has to open up the console and replace a new 2.5-inch or SATA drive.
PS4 has a custom AMD 8-core CPU clocking at 1.6 GHz with x86 based architecture. It boasts a 1.84 teraflop GPU based on AMD’s Radeon technology and comes with a faster 8GB GDDR5 memory in which 3.5GB is reserved for the operating system.
Xbox One has a custom 1.75GHz AMD 8-core CPU. The Xbox one graphics chip, also with and AMD Radeon GPU, has a pipeline for 1.31 teraflops. It is equipped with 8GB GDDR3 RAM where Microsoft’s multi-layered operating system takes up 3GB.
Bundles and prices
Sony recently slashed the price of a PlsyStation 4 from $400 to $350 and also decided to include the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with a download voucher for four classic Star Wars games. Buyers also get a PS4 console (500 GB), one DualShock 4 controller, and all the necessary plug-ins and adapters that allow for instant gaming upon installation. This bundle comes along with a blockbuster title and add-ons. Available at Best Buy
Sony also announced it plans to include the recently-released Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection with one of its systems for just $299. For those who fancy next-generation graphics, and wish to do some treasure hunting, this bundle is a perfect choice.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III PlayStation 4 500GB Bundle is available, featuring a 500 GB PlayStation4, Standard Edition full game and a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, there’s no better place for the ultimate Call of Duty fan to immerse themselves into a new breed of Black Ops. The bundle is available for just $349.00.
Xbox One 1TB Console – Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle can be found on Amazon. This offer includes a 1TB hard drive custom Halo designed console, a uniquely designed Spartan themed Steel Book containing a full game digital download of Halo 5: Guardians, matching Spartan Locke wireless controller. It also includes a Headset and a Warzone REQ Pack, which includes 14 Premium Requisition packs, FOCUS-class armor, a multiplayer emblem, 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, HDMI Cord, and an AC Power Cable custom Halo sound effects for turning the console on, off, and disc eject. It also includes a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series, and Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders.
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