3 Reasons for PlayStation 4
If you’re a serious console gamer, forget the Wii U. There’re only two legitimate gaming consoles to choose from - the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Both have launched in the United States. But how do Asian gamers pick a side? Our choice is the PlayStation 4. Here’s why.
One reason the Xbox 360 was able to gain considerable market share was because it was significantly cheaper than the PlayStation 3, at US$399 vs. US$499. Now, the tables have turned, it’s the PlayStation 4 that’s cheaper, with a launch price of US$399. The Xbox One will cost US$499, but it must be noted that it will be bundled along with the Kinect sensor, whether you want it or not. If you’re looking to save a buck, the PlayStation 4 is the better bet.
Recent reports state that Call of Duty: Ghost will only run on 720p on the Xbox One, but at 1080p on the PlayStation 4. This is true for Battlefield 4 as well, where the PlayStation 4 will run at 900p and the Xbox One at 720p. These are early days and it remains to be seen if there will be any appreciable difference in actual video quality, but the initial signs point to the fact that the PlayStation 4 has the higher performance. If AAA game titles deliver better resolution on the PlayStation 4, then discerning gamers should have no problems picking Sony over Microsoft.
This is the deal clincher! Sony released the PlayStation 4 in Malaysia on 20 December 2013, just a month after its international release, and even before Japan. Microsoft, on the other hand, has only stated that the Xbox One will launch in Asia in late 2014. This means that we’ll have to wait to get an Xbox One as much as a year after launch. In the meantime, if you’re a gamer looking to upgrade to the next gen console, you can just walk into a store and walk out with a PlayStation 4 right now.