As more information is announced about these upcoming consoles it can get confusing and outright frustrating on which console to purchase. This is where I can hopefully shed some light on the situation. This isn’t going to be the fanboy “x console is better than y” like I’ve done with recent articles. These are going to be the cold hard facts. In the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 I’m going to tell you what you need to know before you buy it! So get comfortable kick back and lets take a close look at what they have to offer!
Although the Xbox One has taken a big hit by critics stating it looked like a VCR it certainly is bigger than prior models. I personally think that it is more function over form. It might not be all that pretty but it will get the job done. My guess is with the past issues with the Xbox 360 they wanted to make sure that the Xbox One had enough room for ventilation and cooling and not repeat their mistakes. They decided to go on a minimalistic approach using the satin black finish to make sure it will fit in with your existing home theater equipment.
Microsoft appears to be sticking with their minimalistic theme they introduced with their Windows products and Windows 8. With minimal understated badges and large ventilation surface on the top of the console. They are taking no chances to make sure it doesn’t over heat.
The PlayStation 4 is a bit slimmer and took design notes from the PlayStation 2. SONY wanted to make sure that you know you have a SONY product and it is clear from the design they have done just that. With its angled edges and parallelogram shape it makes sure to stand out while sitting underneath your TV.
Sony takes the opposite approach. With “PS4” emblazoned on the front you know what the console is right from the get go. It has a deep recess where you input the disk and front USB ports. I don’t how much of a pain this will be when your attempting to plug things in but it could be a minor nuisance. I do have a concern that the PlayStation 4 with its smaller foot print and unique design that it might have issues with cooling and ventilation – which is a known issue with the PlayStation 3.
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