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5 Reasons Why PlayStation Is Better Than Xbox

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We’re not looking to start any fires here, but there are still quite a few reasons why the PlayStation is better than Xbox. You may not agree, but there’s no doubt that PlayStation is currently doing these five things far better than the Xbox is.

 

The Exclusives

Sony has absolutely dominated the exclusives game this generation. On the other side of the fence, the Xbox exclusive list has been pretty weak.

 

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Many of the greatest PS4 games are developed by first party developers, some of which Sony has built a great relationship with over the years.

Let’s start with PlayStation exclusive developer Guerrilla Games. Earlier this year, the Guerrilla Games crew released Horizon: Zero Dawn. It’s a critically acclaimed action RPG game is now the second most sold PS4 game ever.

In first place, we, of course, have the end of a long-running franchise with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Other great PS4 exclusives include Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Bloodborne, The Last of Us Remastered, Infamous Second Son, and Nioh.

 

Remote Play Is Great

One of our favorite features that has been introduced exclusively to the PlayStation range of consoles is Remote Play.

 

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With the Remote Play app installed on your PC, Mac, PS Vita, or Sony Xperia smartphone, it’s possible to stream gameplay from your home PS4 to any of the aforementioned devices.

If you’d like to play your PS4 games in another room, or can’t use the living room TV, Remote Play gives you an alternate option to play your games remotely.

Alternatively, you can sign up to the PS Now streaming service and stream from a library of over 400 classic PlayStation games. You won’t need a PlayStation for the PS Now service – all you need to do is install the PS Now client onto your PC and get signed up to their monthly subscription.

The latency for both the Remote Play and PS Now services is noticeable at times. The technology relies on a fast internet connection too. However, if you’re looking for a way to play PlayStation games but can’t get access to your PlayStation 4 console, either the Remote Play or PS Now can help to subdue any video game cravings you may have.

The DualShock 4

You could argue that this part comes down to personal preference, but in our experience, many players have enjoyed using the DualShock 4 controller far more than the Xbox One controller.

 

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The DualShock 4 handles are far more ergonomic and are surprisingly grippy. With a firm, comfortable grip on each of the handles, you’re then able to flex your fingers between the two joysticks and the different buttons on the PS4 controller.

 

The rechargeable battery in the DualShock 4 controller makes it far easier to plug and play, too. Just plug it in via USB whilst it needs to charge up, then remove the cable once the charge reaches 100%.

The touchpad is a nice addition too, although at this point it doesn’t serve much of a purpose in most games. The included ‘share’ button on the DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 brings us to our next point too.

Unfortunately, the PS4 doesn’t have it’s own official pro controller like the Xbox One does with the Xbox One Elite controller, although there is support for third party accessories, some of which are on par with the Xbox One Elite.

If Sony were to launch their own pro controller, there’s no doubt that PlayStation would be on top of the accessory game for sure.

 

Sharing With Friends Is Easier

The PS4 UI comes with a feature called SHAREfactory. With this, it’s been made very easy to share footage and gameplay with friends straight from the PS4 console.


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The SHAREfactory app includes a number of video editing tools and video effects that allow players to touch up or edit clips before they share them. The SHAREfactory app also allows users to combine clips together or add commentary or even your own music.

Once a video has been edited and saved, you can publish it to Facebook or save the clip to be uploaded on other platforms such as YouTube.

If you’re not interested in using the SHAREfactory app, you can still use the share button to quickly create content to share with your friends. If you press the share button it’ll open up the share menu. You can use this to take a screenshot or create a small video clip.

 

Alternatively, holding the share button will immediately take a screenshot and double pressing will start a video clip recording.
With the competition heating up between Microsoft (Mixer) and Amazon (Twitch.tv), Xbox has slowly started to give less attention to the Twitch platform on their Xbox OS so that they can push forward their own platform.

This gives PlayStation an edge over Xbox. The PS4 Pro already supports 1080p 60fps streaming via the built-in Twitch app, something that hasn’t yet arrived on the third party Twitch app on the Xbox One.

 

It’s Sleeker and Sexier

Okay, Xbox may have got things a little better with the Xbox One X, but the original Xbox One was pretty ugly. The PlayStation 4 on the other hand was far sleeker and sexier.

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In comparison to the PlayStation 4, the original Xbox One looks like a chunky early 2000’s TV box. The PlayStation 4’s sleek curves give it an angular design that stands out subtly from other nearby electronics.

Oh, and don’t forget that the PlayStation 4 is considerably smaller than the original Xbox One, too. If you are an Xbox fan, you’ll be happy to hear that the Xbox One X design is far smaller and more attractive than the standard Xbox One model.

 

Summary

What are your thoughts on the differences between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One? We think that whilst a lot of it does come down to personal preference, there are still many measurable reasons why PlayStation is better than Xbox.

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