Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 tech specs

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 features by feature 780_wide

I created this chart to compare the different features (e.g., hardware specs, software and services) between Xbox One and Playstation 4 with the current information available about the upcoming video game consoles. This way you can have a better understanding and decide which console is better.

If you find one of the features in the chart that is not accurate, please let me know in the comments (a source with the correct information will help). Also if you know a feature I missed, tell me and I will add it to the list.

For more information on Xbox One, check these previous articles to get a peek on how Microsoft will deliver a better gaming and entertainment experience.

FeaturesXbox OnePlayStation 4
ProcessorAMD 8-core APU, 1.6GHz, 64-bit (custom)AMD 8-core x86 (Jaguar)
Storage500GB HDD500GB HDD (user upgradable)
External storageYes, USB 3.0No
Cloud storageYesYes
Optical disc driveBlu-Ray/DVD comboBlu-Ray/DVD combo
Game installationYes, mandatoryNo
Game DVR (record, edit and share gameplay)Yes (with Xbox Live Gold subscription)Yes
Backward compatibilityNoNo
Used game feeNoNo
Required internet connectionNo, (however, internet connection is required for first time setup and to download "day-one patch")No
Cross game chatYesYes
SensorKinect 2 (1080p camera), controller trigger vibration.PlayStation 4 Eye (1280x800x2 camera), PlayStation Move, DualShock 4
Second screenSmartGlassVita PlayStation Mobile
Voice commandsYesYes (very limited)
SubscriptionXbox LivePlayStation Plus
USBUSB 3.0 (three)USB 3.0 (two)
Watch Live TVYesNo
NetworkingGigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi DirectGigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi
BluetoothNoBluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Audio/Video I/OHDMI in/out (pass-thru to connect set-top box), 1080p, 4K and 3D support, audio optical outputHDMI with 1080p, 4K support, analog component, audio optical output
Graphics853 MHz AMD Radeon GPU w/ 768 shaders (1.31 TeraFLOPS/s (estimate))AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine w/ 1152 shaders (1.84 TeraFLOPS/s)
IR outYesNo
Availability November 22nd, 2013November 15th, 2013
Price$499$399 (PlayStation 4 Eye sold separately for $59.99)
Apps support (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, Amazon)YesYes
Operating SystemThree: Xbox OS (updated), Windows and HypervisorOnly one: Sony's PlayStation OS
Snap modeYesNo
Remote PlayYesYes, via Vita
Rent games supportNo (currently)Yes
Power SupplyPower brickInternal
Console colorLiquid black (glossy and matte)Black (glossy and matte)
Simultaneous controllers8 at once4 at once
Vertical standNoYes (stand sold separately)
Controller batteryAA (2). Rechargeable battery packs (sold separately)Rechargeable (built-in)
Wi-Fi Direct (for Device Connection)YesNo

In your opinion which console is the winner: Xbox One or PlayStation 4?

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].