Side by Side Release Comparison: PS4 Versus Xbox One

Release Comparison PS4 Versus Xbox One

Game console heavyweights Sony and Microsoft are gearing up for the release of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively. As November quickly approaches, both titans of gaming have unveiled their release titles and any extras that will coincide with the launch of each console. Check out a side by side comparison of what you can expect to find from the PS4 and Xbox One when they release November 15 and November 22 after the jump.

Yet another console war is upon us. Let’s first look at the price comparisons before we get into the nitty gritty.

Xbox One Playstation 4
Release Date (US) November 22, 2013 November 15, 2013
Starting Price (USD) $499.00 $399.00

XBOX ONE

According to IGN, Xbox One will come with a number of bundle package options and pre-orders. Most retailers are accepting pre-orders.

Xbox One Bundles from GameStop

And of course if those aren’t enough, Microsoft is offering its own Xbox One Day One Bundle. It is a limited edition version of the Xbox One and contains the following:

  • Xbox One console with 500GB hard drive
  • Blu-ray drive and Wi-Fi included in console
  • Xbox One Kinect peripheral
  • Xbox One Chat Headset
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • HDMI Cable (Category 2)
  • Free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold

For pre-ordering the Day One Bundle, you also get:

  • Premium black packaging
  • Limited edition Xbox One Day One wireless controller
  • Exclusive Day One Achievement

I must admit, a part of me feels like this is a huge marketing ploy to make up for the Xbox One Kinect Stipulation earlier this year that received a high level of backlash, but then again, I could be totally wrong.

PLAYSTATION 4

Sony has not announced any bundle packages as of yet, for the PS4, but I can only imagine they will have something up their sleeve before the it hits retailers. If not, the value added by the Xbox One’s Kinect technology may be worth the extra $100.00.

EXPECTED LAUNCH TITLES

At Gamescom this year, both Microsoft and Sony shared with gamers their upcoming exclusive launch titles. Below is that list, including future releases and titles that will be available for both consoles.

versus

Xbox One Both Consoles Playstation 4
Below Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Dark Sorcerer
Crimson Dragon Battlefield 4 DC Online Universe
D4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Deep Down
Dead Rising 3 The Crew Warframe
Fantasia: Music Evolved Destiny Don’t Starve
Forza 5 Dying Light Drive Club
Halo Elder Scrolls Online FinalFantasy XIV: Realm Reborn
Killer Instinct Final Fantasy XV Killzone Shadow Fall
Lococycle Kingdom Hearts 3 Infamous Second Son
Powerstar Golf EA sports UFC Knack
Project Spark FIFA 14 Galak-Z
Quantum Break Just Dance 2014 Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Rabbids Invasion Madden 25 Tekken Revolution
Ryse: Son of Rome Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Mercenary Kings
Sunset Overdrive Need For Speed: Rivals Planetside 2
Titanfall Mirrors Edge 2 Secret Ponchos
Zoo Tycoon NBA 2k14 The Witness
Zumba Fitness World Party NBA Live 14 Order 1866
Fighter Within Peggle 2 Outlast
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Primal Carnage: Genesis
Thief Ray’s The Dead
Star Wars: Battlefront 3 Transistor
Skylanders Swapforce PlayRoom
Sniper Elite 3
Trials Fusion
Watch Dogs
Wolfenstein: New Order
The Witcher 3
The Division
Diablo 3
Minecraft

Neither console offers an exclusive title that has a great deal of anticipation. Xbox One offers 18 while the PS4 releases with 23. Some titles do not have launch dates yet, and others still have question marks floating around them, like Dark Sorcerer for the PS4.

Most gamers will probably be grabbing titles offered on both systems, like Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, or Call of Duty: Ghosts.

It is still somewhat early to say for sure which titles will be winners, but given the current list and what history has taught us, I’d say, there won’t be a really solid game until mid-2014.

And of course if none of the above excite you, there is always Nintendo who are looking to price drop the Wii U on September 20.

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Source: IGN

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