Xbox One or PS4? PS4 or Xbox One? If you can't make up your mind, then my review is definitely for you.
A year ago, I decided to buy a new console. Before that, I had a PS1 and an Xbox 360, and I can’t say that I was a great fan of either of those.
So, let’s start with the outer appearance.
Yeah, Xbox is bulky and clunky. But, you don't need to show it off. In my case it just fits on the shelf under the TV, so its appearance doesn't matter.
But of course PS4 looks better.
The controller is one of the most important things in choosing a console. I was wandering around the store for three days checking out the controllers for both consoles. And I'll tell you this - I have big hands, and the gamepad from the PS4, in my hands, looks and feels like a children's toy. It is extremely annoying to play games with it, especially with sports simulators and shooters where the quick reaction is required. So, if you have big hands - then 100% you need Xbox One. In my hands, this gamepad is ergonomic and pleasant to operate. Nothing creaks, nothing falls off. The plastic is of high quality material and all the buttons just need to be pressed gently.
Well, let’s move over to the games. If you are a fan of sports simulators (like me), then you have nothing to worry about. The developers of EA Sports and 2K did not deprive either console of their games.
And in general, most of best games are on both consoles. But as for exclusives, Xbox wins. Games such as Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Forza's series of games, Rise of the Tomb Raider are released only on Microsoft consoles and are a genuine masterpieces.
The graphics on some games is noticeably better on the PS4, but it's almost impossible to notice with human eye. So this is not even worth paying attention to.
For online gaming on the Internet, you will need a subscription with both consoles. On both consoles, the subscription costs about the same, but it not only gives you the opportunity to play on the Internet with friends and other players, but also gives you 2 games each month (at the developer's choice). Here, again, Xbox wins, as it distributes better games than the PS4.
But there is one main thing which makes Xbox the winner. It’s an exclusive subscription for Xbox One EA Access. It allows to play completely free of charge in all the full versions of EA Sports games.
For example, on April 19, 2016, FIFA 16 and NHL16 were added to the subscription and EA Access owners can now play them for free. And in stores they still cost a lot. Saves you money doesn't it?
And besides football and hockey, you can play NBA, NFL, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies, Battlefield, UFC, Dragon Age and Titanfall. What's more, you get a 10% discount on EA Sports products.
In summary, I want to say that, the Xbox One is the best console for me. The combination of price and quality is perfect. But I'd advise you to go to the store and look at the controllers from both consoles. A good gamepad is necessary for a pleasant gameplay and having fun spending hours with your favorite console.
P.S. This review was written by my husband:)