Consumer Reports: Xbox One vs. Playstation4

November 26, 2013 12:13:04 PM PST
Do you buy the XBox One or the Playstation4? Consumer Reports has put both new gaming machines through rigorous testing to help you buy one for the gamer on your holiday list.

The Sony Playstation4 costs $400, Microsoft's XBox One is $500.

Both have better visuals than previous models, both access online content and have built-in Blue Ray DVD players.

But there's a lot that sets the two apart.

The XBox One can connect to your cable box so you can control all the content on your television through the gaming system. And the voice command feature lets you change channels just by talking. The Playstation4 lets you live-stream your gaming so other people can watch and comment.

So which one is right for you?

"The Xbox One has a lot of entertainment options, so if that's what you're looking for, then that will be worth the extra money," said Consumer Reports' Matt Ferretti. "But if you're strictly focused on gaming, then save yourself $100 and go with the Playstation4."

If you are still uncertain which one to choose, you can read the entire Consumer Reports here: Playstation4 vs. XBox One