Next Generation Consoles

At the end of November last year two of the hottest new consoles went on sale: the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. Both had a massive hype up to the launch date and they didn’t disappoint. These are highly anticipated consoles but why get one? Well apart from the fact it’s new; it’s got better graphics and a faster processor.

But what about the features of both consoles; well both consoles run games at 1080p HD, which is really beautiful. With regard to the differences let’s start with the Xbox One. One of the best features is Kinect 2.0. It’s much improved from the Xbox 360 with better tracking and more thorough voice commands. One of the things I like about it is that you can log into your gamer account with Kinect by just looking at your face! Another interesting feature that’s quite unnerving is that Kinect is always on so you could just say ‘Xbox on’ and it will turn on both your T.V and Xbox.

So let’s take a look at the Playstation 4 now; one of the brilliant features is the ‘Share’ button which will allow you to upload game play to YouTube without the need for capture cards. So not only can you brag to friends about how good you are; you can now prove it! Another great feature is downloading games, with past consoles when you wanted to download a game you would have to wait, but with the Playstation 4 you can now play while it’s still downloading!

The best aspect of the Xbox One is the controller, which is brilliant with improved triggers, thumb sticks and D-pad. The best feature is the triggers will now vibrate! It looks and feels similar to Xbox 360 one but still brilliant.

The Playstation call their controller the Dualshock 4. I felt that the last controller for the Playstation 3 wasn’t very good at all; it didn’t feel that good in my hands, while the Xbox 360 did. But the new Playstation 4 one has been completely redesigned now with a touch-pad in the middle of the controller. It’s also a bit bigger which may sound like a small thing to pick on but it actually makes quite a difference.

So that rounds up my Review of the Next Gen Consoles so thanks for reading and do stay tuned for more!


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