Computers and tech are constantly changing fields where operating systems need to be upgraded every few months. Tough competitors with their personal computer counterparts, the PS4 and Xbox One are more powerful and are essentially PCs themselves.
For both the PS4 and Xbox One, Microsoft and Sony have created hardware that is almost identical. As a result, the level of gameplay will be similar as well, and the result is some of the best games available. The console that earns greater sales will be the console that has greater customer loyalty or the greater ability to attract new customers. The Xbox One has a central processing unit that is marginally faster than the PS4, but it will not make much of a difference in the console’s performance. PS4 may have a slight edge in performance when considering 10% of the graphic processing power for the Xbox One is reserved for its Kinect accessory. This means games on the PS4 will have the ability to tap into more power for graphics.
The PS4 beats the Xbox One on paper in regard to hardware specs and aesthetics. Also, the PS4 has more resources available to process graphics, so gameplay should be smoother and more pleasing to the eye theoretically. But because gameplay is so similar between the two, it will boil down to the preferred method of controlling the games themselves. Some people feel the PS4 controller is simpler to use. Others feel the Xbox One controller is more intuitive. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.