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Xbox vs. PlayStation: Which Is Better?

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Let’s be honest: PlayStation doesn’t compete. The Xbox is prestigious, and it’s for good reason. Not only does the Xbox maintain an amazing format that is easy to use, but as soon as you touch the controller, you become enlightened. What Kieran fails to notice is that the PS4 is subpar.

First of all, we have Halo. That’s all I need to say. Halo has consistently gotten amazing reviews: Halo 5 with a 9/10. Halo 4 with a 9.8/10, Halo 3 with a 8.5/10, and more.

Second, do any of your PlayStation consoles have a 4k Blu-Ray player? 4k streaming? No? That’s what I thought.

Third, the Xbox One allows you to play your favorite games from your childhood with backwards compatibility. It plays over 300 Xbox 360 games through this feature. If you want to play PS3 games on PS4, your only option is to pay for PlayStation Now — for an insane $20 per month that is.

Lastly, the Xbox One stores your data to the cloud by default. This makes it easy to continue your game on your friend’s console. PlayStation on the other hand forces players to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for $60 a year (even after that, it still limits your storage to 10 GB).

Kieran’s lackluster research makes it very clear who the winner of the “numbers” department is. He reports that they offer the same features, but this just isn’t true. Xbox Live, when compared to PlayStation Plus, embodies the idea of “quality over quantity”. Xbox Live offers more free games, better services, 4k streaming, and more. As previously stated, PlayStation simply fails to compete.


PlayStation is better than Xbox for so many reasons. Even in the beginning, while Xbox players were paying a crisp sixty bucks every year just to play online, PS3 players were enjoying the perks of PSN for free. PlayStation users also can’t relate to the whole ‘updating every five seconds’ struggle that Xbox users (including myself) experience every time they turn on their console. When it comes to actual games, PlayStation also gets all the goodies.

Naturally, we have The Last of Us, which is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and has received over 200 Game of the Year Awards. The new God of War game (which received a 10/10 on IGN and also won Game of the Year in the middle of May) is a PlayStation exclusive, and it’s phenomenal. For those who like to go a bit more… superpowered, we also have the brand new Spider-Man (2018), which is the first fully open-world Spider-Man game and has the same combat engine as Batman: Arkham City (the best free-flow fighting game of all time).

While we’re talking about PlayStation exclusives, let’s not forget the reboot of one of PlayStation’s 2005 classics Shadow of the Colossus, which scored an easy 9.7/10 on IGN. Oh, and not to mention the most unexpected masterpiece of 2017 Horizon: Zero Dawn, which shocked everyone by redefining the RPG genre (it’s a futuristic-post-apocalyptic-dinosaur-third-person shooter mashup that somehow worked).

Now, let’s talk numbers. At release, the PS4 costed $399. The Xbox One costed $499 at that same time. PlayStation Network costs $49.99 per year for full perks. Xbox Live Gold has the same perks and costs $59.99 per year. Consider the numbers talked.

PlayStation is simply better than Xbox, so this old-as-time debate ends right here. I mean, come on, when Game Informer magazine lists you under ‘ugly’ in its “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” section, you’re not winning.

So there you have it. The info is in. So what do you choose: Xbox or PlayStation?

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