Xbox One VS PlayStation 4 VS Wii U
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One but when it launches later in the year it will have to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Wii U.
So far Sony and Microsoft have only released limited details on their consoles. However, it is still enough to start making a comparison. The interesting thing is that all three consoles will be using Blu-ray as their optical media of choice. The reason for this is undoubtedly that Blu-ray still offers the best way to store multiple gigabytes of information in one easily transportable device..
While Nintendo is using PowerPC technology with the Wii U, both Microsoft and Sony are moving to x86 based processors and GPUs powered by AMD. Furthermore, the Xbox One and PS4 both come with 8GB of RAM whereas the Wii U has only 2GB.
The Wii U is available with 8GB-32GB of storage while the Xbox One will launch with 500GB. This is likely to become increasingly important as users increase the amount of media they download from the internet.
At the end of the day much will be decided by the quality of games on offer for each console. Nonetheless, the hardware’s capabilities is likely to play a deciding role.