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: 3870
2. floating-point performance
Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
Microsoft Xbox One X: 6TFLOPS
3. total clock speed
8 x 1.6GHz
Xbox One S 2TB: 8 x 1.75GHz
4. Hard drive is replaceable
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
12% have it
5. number of exclusive games
Exclusive games are only available to that game console producer.
Nintendo Wii: 369
6. memory bandwidth
A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
Microsoft Xbox One X: 326GB/s
7. GPU clock speed
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Microsoft Xbox One X: 1172MHz
8. shading units
Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.
Valve Steam Machine: 2304
Sony Vita 2: 15mm
10. Has an internal power supply
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.
9% have it
Boxer8 Ouya (2014): 75mm
12. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
41% have it
Sony PS Vita TV: 13.6mm
14. The device has an integrated touchpad
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.
14% have it
15. Streaming without subscription
You can access big name video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, without a subscription to the console’s manufacturer.
14% have it
16. number of compute units
Compute units are a part of the GPU that contain the stream processors, an important component of graphics processing power.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim (2017): 18
17. number of controllers
More controllers allows you to have more people playing at a time.
Microsoft Xbox One X: 8
18. render output units (ROPs)
The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
Valve Steam Machine: 48
19. Can be used with a motion sensing controller
A motion sensing controller allows for a realistic experience when playing certain games, such as sports.
30% have it
Boxer8 Ouya (2014): cm³
21. Has Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
11% have it
Microsoft Xbox One X: 12GB
23. Exclusive rights to Killzone: Shadow Fall
Sony has exclusive rights to this game as one of their PS4 launch titles.
7% have it
Sony PS Vita TV: 110g
25. Is region free
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.