So today we’re publishing a personal blog post by our owner Dave Colbat, he is going to be provide an extremely detailed review on what he believes is the best gaming console that is out at the moment. An avid PC gamer for much of his life, he actually is a firm believer that no console can compete with a top end gaming computer, however he is still going to provide some additional insight onto what he believes is the premier choice for gamers around the world, country and of course locally in Pembrokeshire too. Our detailed Xbox One vs PS4 comparison is more and more meaningful as time passes, particularly as we head into the Summer months and particularly with the release of a wide range of different virtual reality headsets for both the PC, Playstation 4 and also the Xbox One.
One quick note on this point is that currently there is no virtual reality headset that is compatible with either of the two consoles so we will not be weighing that into our review, there is a cool note though in that the Playstation VR is coming out very soon, it will be cheaper than the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, however Microsoft have not announced any competitor to the Playstation VR. This may pose a problem for Xbox One owners as virtual reality becomes something of a standard component of a gaming console, this is something that we can expect within the next two to three years too – definitely something that is worth mentioning when it comes to people deciding which console is going to be the best fit for them. Both of the consoles have been out for around two years now, in terms of sales, the Playstation 4 has sold far more copies than Microsoft have with the Xbox One – currently the Playstation 4 has sold around about fifty million copies, whereas the Xbox One has only been sold around twenty five million times, a considerable difference and there is a long list of reasons for why we believe this is the case.
While these statistics alone do not really matter too much, it’s definitely a selling point in itself. The key point to be made is that Playstation only games are generally more popular than the Xbox variants, this is certainly the case with the PS4. In terms of hardware it’s difficult to pick between the two, they both perform at approximately the same level, with very few difference, however the PS4 does edge out the Xbox One slightly here too. Here at the Old Pharmacy hotel and restaurant we have a few people who sit either side of the fence, although it is a fairly unanimous decision company wide that the PS4 jailbreak is definitely better than the Xbox One. All in all though, if you have an endless budget, I would personally recommend going for a top notch gaming computer and then just purchasing a USB controller to plug into it – then you really do have the best of both worlds – brilliant, right?