Xbox 1

Xbox 1

PS4

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Which is your console of choice?

Does "greatness await", or are you "always connected"?

Launch

The Xbox One was released on 22nd November 2013, and was the first Xbox console to be released in China.
22nd November 2013
29th November 2013
The PlayStation 4 was launched on 29th November 2013, 7 years after the PS3.

Strapline

With Microsoft hoping that the Xbox One would become an all-in-one entertainment system, their taglines were “Jump Ahead” and “Always Connected”.
"ALWAYS CONNECTED"
"GREATNESS AWAITS"
The PS4 tagline was “Greatness awaits” and “This is for the players”, targeting specifically the strong player/gamer industry.

Sales

Microsoft announced that after 18 days on sale, 2 million Xbox One’s had been sold. As of January 2016, they have sold over 19 million consoles.
19 MILLION
35.9 MILLLION
In the first 5 weeks, 530,000 PS4 consoles were sold. As of January 2016, that figure stands at 35.9 million.

Games

Popular game titles include Xbox Exclusives such as Halo 4, Gears of War, Kinect Adventures and most notably Rise of the Tomb Raider.
HALO 4
FIFA SERIES
Sony’s game availability remains vast with a very limited supply of games not available. Games exclusive to the console are Uncharted: A Thief’s End, LittleBigPlanet, No Man’s Sky, Ratchet & Clank and Horizon Zero Dawn to name a few.

Price

The Xbox one is available for £264.99 (May 2016) (Launch price: £429)
£264.99
£259.00
The PlayStation 4 is available for £259.00 (May 2016) (Launch price: £349)

The brand

Xbox is owned by Microsoft and first went on sale in 2001. Their logo too has changed only slightly, mainly with the introduction of the sphere to the logo in 2005.
MICROSOFT
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The first PlayStation console was created in 1994 by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Their logo has pretty stayed the same since its conception, depicting an upstanding P and a laid flat S with the company name underneath.