The long-rumoured PlayStation 4 has been released at the E3 2013 conference currently being held in Los Angeles. At the global event, Sony targeted its rival Microsoft by flashing some features of the PlayStation giving it an edge over the Xbox.
Here are some reasons for considering PlayStation 4 over Xbox One:
Can Play Used Games: Gamespot quotes a PS4 official as stating that unlike Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's flagship gaming console PlayStation 4 will be supporting used games for the user's ease. In Xbox One's 24 hour log-in feature restricts the sale of used games to select retailers, whereas in PS4 the disc-based PS4 games will be able to be traded in retail, sold to another person and lent to friends or just kept forever.
Play Go: According to the PlayStation 4 website, this feature will enable users to start playing the game with the latter part being downloaded online. Giving quicker access to the game, the user will not have to wait for the whole game to get downloaded to start playing it resulting in an increase in playing time.
No-Online check in: Gamespot also reports that the user is free from the restriction of logging in online for each disk game unlike the Xbox One where the user has to stay online 24 hours for playing any game.
Better Graphic Chipset: The Tech Radar website reports that the PlayStation 4 carries eight x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU cores along with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. The Xbox One, on the other hand, has a x64 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU along with 8GB DDR3 RAM.
"In short, while there are small hardware differences between the consoles, they will ultimately have very similar performance characteristics. The PS4, with its one, big block of fast RAM, and bigger GPU, probably has the edge," states the PlayStation Universe Website.
Price: According to Tech Radar, users will get the Sony PS4 console for £349 while the Microsoft Xbox One costs £429 in the UK.
A video of the launch of the Sony PlayStation 4 at the E3 conference.