Sony PlayStation 4 Slim (2017)
30 facts in comparison
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.
Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
Microsoft Xbox One X
2 x 1.5GHz
8 x 1.6GHz
Microsoft Xbox One S
8 x 1.75GHz
Alienware Alpha (i7)
The device can connect to WiFi.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
A portable device (eg. handheld console, smartphone) can be connected with a home console and used as a gamepad.
A motion sensing controller allows for a realistic experience when playing certain games, such as sports.
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.
The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
Microsoft Xbox One S
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
Sony PlayStation 2
You can access big name video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, without a subscription to the console’s manufacturer.
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
The device tracks the user's motion and gestures using a camera. This allows for enhanced gameplay through recognizing the player's movement.
The optical drive of the console can play movies on BD, so you don't need to buy a Blu-ray player.
Sony has exclusive rights to this game as one of their PS4 launch titles.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.