PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 5:55 am
Written by: steelearth

Hardware Comparison Chart

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Price $399.99 $499.99 $349.99 / 299.99
Release Date US: 11.15.2013 EU: 11.29.2013 11.22.2013 11.18.2012
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD Blu-ray/DVD 25GB Optical Disc (Proprietary)
Game DVR Yes, PS+ subscription not required Yes, with subscription to Xbox Live Gold No
CPU Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU Tri-Core PowerPC “Espresso” CPU
GPU AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine w/ 1152 shaders 853 MHz AMD Radeon GPU w/ 768 shaders AMD “Latte” 550 MHz GPU w/ 320 shaders
Peak GPU Shader Throughput 1.84 TeraFLOPS/s 1.31 TeraFLOPS/s (estimate) 0.352 TeraFLOPS/s
Storage 500 GB Hard Drive (user removeable) 500 GB Hard Drive (non-removeable) 8GB or 32GB Flash
External Storage TBA Yes, USB Yes, USB
Cloud Storage Yes Yes No
Play As You Download Yes Yes No
Remote Download Yes Yes No
Account Access from Multiple Consoles Yes Yes No
Mandatory Game Installs No Yes No
Required Internet Connection No No, but required for mandatory day one update. No
Used Game Fee No No No
Digital game sharing or gifting No No No
Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Backwards Compatibility None None Yes, Wii
Cross Game Chat Yes Yes No
Controllers PS4 Dual Shock (1 included) Xbox One Wireless Controller (1 included) Wii U GamePad (included), Wii Remote + Nunchuk (sold separately), Pro Controller (sold separately)
Controller Batteries Rechargable (built-in) AA (2). Rechargable battery packs (sold separately) GP & Pro: Rechargable (built-in). Wii Remote: AA (2).
Motion Control DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye (not included), PlayStation Move (not included) Kinect 2 Wii Remote (sold separately), Wii U GamePad (included)
Second Screen Vita (not included) Playstation App SmartGlass (devices not included) Wii U GamePad (included)
Voice Commands Yes (scope, TBA) Yes No
Subscription Service PlayStation Plus Xbox Live No
USB USB 3.0 (2 ports) USB 3.0 (3 ports) USB 2.0 (4 ports)
Live Streaming Yes Yes No
Reputation Preservation Trophies will be ported Achievements will be ported N/A
Web Connection Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5Ghz) Gigabit IEEE 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5Ghz, LAN via USB dongle
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR) No Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi Direct (for Device Connection) No Yes Yes (for GamePad video streaming)
A/V Hookups HDMI output (4K Support) Optical output HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output HDMI out, Component/ Composite out
IR No IR out, IR Blaster (Kinect) IR Transceiver (GamePad)
Power Supply (PSU) Internal External (power brick) External (power bricks)
Near Field Communication (NFC) No No Yes (GamePad)
Region Locked No No Yes


Online Feature Comparison Chart

Online Services PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Online Game Play Paid Access Via PS+ Subscription Paid Access Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription Free
Netflix Free Access to Application Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription Free Access to Application
HBO Go None TBA None
Skype Possible Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription None
ESPN None TBA None
Hulu Plus Free Access to Application Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription Free Access to Application
Game DVR Free Access to Application Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription None
Streaming Game Video Free Access to Application TBA None
Web Browser Yes Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription Free Access to Application
NFL Application None Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription None


Console Bundle Comparison Chart

This chart compares the physical contents of the launch day bundles of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Other console comparison features are outlined above.

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Pack-In Game Playroom (Requires PlayStation Eye, sold seperately) None Nintendo Land (included in Deluxe bundle)
Controllers DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Xbox One Controller, Kinect Wii U GamePad
Headset Wired Mono Earbud Wired Mono Headset Not included
AV Cables HDMI Cable HDMI Cable (Cat2) HDMI Cable
Charging Cables USB Charging Cable Not included Wii U GamePad Charging Cable
Camera Not included Kinect Wii U GamePad Camera
Trial Subscription All PS4 owners get 14 days of PS+ All Xbox One owners get 14 days of free Xbox Live N/A
Colors Black Black Black, White

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hello my name is colin i am a 29 year old from glen cove, and I do have a son. I am a video game reviewer for this site, and I work for westbury fiat (for those that don't know it is on long island).

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