In the last 22 years, Playstation and Xbox have sold a combined 510 million units. Each brand has had its ups and downs, but we thought it’d be fun to determine how the two compared over the years. Join us as we plan to determine which console is best, during this episode of The Infographics Show: Playstation vs Xbox.
Sony came to the pc game console market with Playstation in December 1994. it had been a very successful console which managed to sell 102 million units by the time it had been discontinued in March 2005. The console featured a 33 MHz CPU and a 33MHz GPU. the foremost popular game on the console was GranTurismo, which sold 10.8 million copies. Sony waited 6 years before releasing a successor to the first Playstation. Playstation 2 debuted with a tag of$299.
Microsoft took an interest within the video game market and in November 2001 debuted their console titled Xbox, also for $299. Microsoft derived its name from Direct Xbox which was a reference to Microsoft’s graphics API, DirectX. Xbox had a big technological advantage over Playstation 2; it’s Central Processing Unit or CPU clocked at 733 MHz compared to PlayStation’s 295 MHz.
Its Graphics processing unit or GPU also overpowered that of Playstation with 233 MHz compared to 147 Mhz. thanks to Xbox’s technical superiority, Sony lowered the price of Playstation 2 to $199. Playstation also secured exclusivity rights to grand larceny Auto: San Andreas, which sold 17.3 million copies. Sony ultimately sold 155 million units of PlayStation 2, making it the simplest selling console of all time compared to Microsoft’s24 million units of Xbox.
Microsoft’s hottest game of the generation was Halo, which sold 8.4 million units. Playstation 2 boasted a catalog of two,500 games-compared to Microsoft’s 1,000. In December 2003, Sony tried to bundle Playstation2. It combined a DVR, a DVD Burner, and thus the videogame console. The device was called PSX. PSX was deemed a failure and it had been never released outside Japan. While Sony was enjoying the large sales of Playstation 2, Microsoft was already working on a subsequent iteration of Xbox. They called it Xbox 360.
it had been released in November 2005 priced at$299, an entire year before Sony released their Playstation 3, which was priced at $499. But Xbox was definitely not without its flaws. Xbox 360 suffered from a critical hardware failure which gamers to call the “Red Ring of Death.” One source reported that the maximum amount of 68% oftest units was found to be defective.
This defect cost Microsoft over $1 billion. Playstation 3 featured an 8 core Cell processor compared to Xbox 360s 3 core 3.2 GHz Xenon processor. Two processors had very unique architectures, making them hard to match. PS3 3 featured 256 XDR RAM compared to Xbox360’s 512 GDDR RAM. This number made PS3 seem weaker, however, it functioned more efficiently. In 2007, PS3 sold 6.5 million units, while Xbox 360 sold 7.3 million. PS3 within an equivalent year sold 40 worse than its previous, far less powerful version, which sold 12 million units.
But albeit PS3 had a slow start, it managed to catch up with Xbox 360. By June 2016, PS3 sold 86.5 million units while Xbox 360 sold 85.5 million. The Xbox 360 game catalog contained 1,200titles while the PS3 game catalog contained 2,10.
If we don’t count Kinect Adventures which came bundled with Kinect, grand larceny Auto V was the foremost successful computer game title on both consoles selling 21.3 million copies on PS3 and 17.8 million on Xbox 360. The 8th generation of consoles came out in November 2013, with Microsoft releasing Xbox One and Sony releasing Playstation 4.
Microsoft suffered an enormous marketing blow, even before release, once they announced that Xbox One would require Always Online mode, which would make the console unusable if it had been unable to attach to the web at least every 24 hours. Playstation 4 arrived in stores at a price tag of $399, while Xbox One launched at $499 and included Kinect.
At launch, both consoles were similarly matched as far as processors were concerned. PS4 featured an 8-Core AMD processor which clocked at 1.6 GHz and Xbox One at 1.75 GHz. But as far as graphics were concerned, PS4had a 30% advantage with 1.84 TeraFLOPs over Xbox One’s 1.31 TeraFlops. In August 2016, Microsoft released Xbox OneS, a physically smaller design of Xbox One, which includes Ultra HD Blu-ray support and can output and stream videos at 4K resolution.
Sony released Playstation 4 Pro in September 2016. the professional version received an enormous power boost by upping its graphic performance to 4.2 TFLOPS but features no Ultra HD blu-ray support. To date, PS4 has sold over 40 million units while Xbox One has sold 18 million.
Microsoft is predicted to release Xbox Scorpioin late 2017, which matches to possess a graphical performance of 6 TFLOPS. We addressed of technical specifications in this episode, but let’s not forget that software plays an enormous part altogether this and deserves a video of its own. So, does one think there’s any chance Xbox can once more take the lead? Which console does one prefer and why? allow us to know within the comments. Hope you enjoyed this comparison.
What we currently do in our free time is certainly very different than it was 20 years ago, with the major difference being that we statistically have more screen time now than ever before. According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, people of all ages are still huge consumers of TV, and that is what most of our leisure time spent doing.
We still read books; we still exercise and play sports, but in the U.S. at least, both of those activities have been overshadowed by playing games on computers. According to gaming research conducted in 2015, 155 million Americans played games regularly, with the franchises Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and FIFA all being popular.
The average player was 35 years old and four out of every five households had a games console. Today we’ll discuss the kings of the consoles, in this episode of the Infographics Show, Playstation 4 Pro vs Xbox One X.. The war of the consoles has been going on for some time, a battle that has mostly raged between Sony’s Playstation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and various consoles made by Nintendo.
You have to go all the way back to 1988 until you see another contender, and that was Sega’s Genesis console. Sega took its spot in the limelight in part due to the success of Sonic the Hedgehog One and Two, which together sold over 21 million copies. But Genesis is only the 15th best-selling console of all time. The most popular ever was Playstation2, which sold around 155 million units.
Next is Nintendo DS, which sold 154 million units, and after that is Nintendo’s Game Boy. Microsoft’s best entry on the list is the Xbox 360, which is 6th place sold around 84 million units. The most recent battle has been between Playstation4 and the Xbox One. According to Business Insider in 2017, Playstation4 has almost sold 60 million units, compared to the 26 million units Xbox One had sold as of January 2017.
“Put simply: Sony has a ridiculous lead over Microsoft when it comes to the video game business,” said the article. But why is that, and is it about to change? Well, one of the major factors has been price. When the two consoles were released in 2013, the Xbox One was $499 and Playstation 4 was $399, enough to sway anyone with a small budget.
If you check out various online stores today, the Xbox One S is still around 250 bucks, while the PS4 is listed in various online stores for around $299. We should add that another thing that has shaped how many units are sold is the price war, such as various deals and bundles we might see on Black Friday. Another thing we should point out is that Microsoft’s Xbox One was always intended to be much more than just a device for gaming.
It was also supposed to be an entertainment system for the home. Playstation 4 has always been more dedicated to gaming in itself. But now we have the Playstation 4 Pro (at$399), 100 bucks less than the Xbox One X (at $499), what decision should we make?
It could all depend on what your needs are, as some pundits have said while the consoles are similar, they are not “exact side-by-side rivals”. First let’s have a look under the hood, so to speak. The Playstation 4 Pro has a 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) – basically technology that gives you spectacular viewing quality– and according to Sony, it has twice the graphics power of its predecessor.
Sony also said in a demonstration it could“reach resolutions not thought to be possible on consoles in 2016”. The console contains an 8-core, 2.13GHz processor. It has 8GB of GDDR5 and an additional 1GBof RAM which will handle background processes. It boasts Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance. You can also buy a virtual reality headset for this console, while right now the Xbox One X doesn’t have such a thing.
This will cost you over $400, though. You cannot play 4K Blu-ray discs on this console but can stream 4K content. As you cannot use a 4K disc, you’d have to spend quite a bit of money on a standalone player. The Xbox One X claims to have 40 percent more power than any other console, calling itself the most powerful of its kind in the world. It also has 4k resolution and HDR.
It will run a little faster with its 8-core,2.3GHz processor. The Xbox One X will have 12GB of GDDR5. As for GPU, it boasts Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance. As you can see, Microsoft is correct in saying it is the most powerful console out there, and so in terms of playability, you should get a more realistic feel within the game environment.
Both consoles will play original 4K games, and also what Microsoft calls “X optimized” games and Playstation 4 Pro calls “enhanced games”. A bonus for Xbox buyers is that you can play4K Blu-ray discs.
If all the jargon is a tad too difficult to understand, the magazine Wired was nice enough to explain it all in laymen’s terms. First of all, Wired points out that if you want to play 4K games on your 4K console, then you better have a 4K TV or monitor.
If you don’t, it could be compared to buying a Hugo Boss suit and only wearing it to eat at McDonald’s. 4K TVs are not too expensive, so that shouldn’t a problem. But where the price differential makes all the difference is in the extra teraflops in the Xbox. This means with that console you’ll be able to play 4K games and not lose the frame rate.
The Xbox stands more chance at keeping 4Kquality because of the added teraflops. This is why Xbox chief Phil Spencer proudly called the Xbox One X the “only true 4K console”. We can also give some more credit to the XboxOne X for actually being smaller in size than its foe. This is because it uses a pretty high-tech liquid cooling system compared to the Playstation’s regular fan system. Let’s go through the main differences again. Xbox One X has more power and so your 4K experience will be purer. It has a Blu-ray 4k drive and is smaller.
For 100 dollars less, with the Playstaion4 Pro, you get slightly inferior game quality, but do have the opportunity to buy a VR headset for games. In terms of games, both consoles will allow you to play your older games on these new consoles, and some of those games have now been enhanced.
According to some pundits, if you buy the PlayStation and want 4K quality, you should get your hands on Horizon: Zero Dawn, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. If you go with Xbox and want the same quality, the games to buy are Forza Motorsport 7, Madden NFL 18, and the upgraded Gears of War 4. These are just a handful of games from many more available with 4K quality.