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Philip Tate, Staff writer

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The PlayStation 4 is superior to the Xbox One. The console’s audience, exclusive games, interface, controller, graphics, and other options make it the finest gaming console.

According to a study done by YouGov and Gutcheck, teenagers and a younger demographic preferred Xbox to PS4, whereas the core gaming age group from 18 to 25 years old prefer the PS4.

The Playstation 4 has 229 exclusive games, whereas the Xbox One has only 122 exclusives. Some of the best on PS4 are God of War, Spiderman, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Days Gone, Bloodborne, and Persona 5. The Last Of Us Part II, coming next spring, is highly anticipated for PS4. The only good exclusives on Xbox are Forza Horizon and Halo.

The Xbox One software has too many menus and different pages. Along with that, the home page only displays recently played games. The quick menu on Xbox is too complicated—it has seven different tabs with way too much information for a quick menu. The Playstation quick menu is one page with everything necessary for quick access, making it difficult for someone to be confused while using it.

The PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller is better than the Xbox controller because it is not as big. The buttons on an Xbox controller have to be smashed down, but on the Dualshock 4, the buttons are quick to press and are very satisfying. The Dualshock 4 has a speaker and the Xbox One controller does not. The Xbox controller has a big port on the bottom of it that can only be used with an adapter that is needed to plug in a headset unless it is one of the newer controllers. The DualShock 4 also has a touchpad that makes it easy for typing on a keyboard.

The graphics on the base consoles are better on the PS4. Before Microsoft came out with the Xbox One S and X the graphics were not good compared to the base PS4. The Xbox One X does have 4K gaming that the PS4 Pro does not, however, very few games support 4K. This makes most games that are on both the PS4 and Xbox One X look the same.

Virtual reality is not supported on Xbox, making it the only primary gaming platform that does not have it. Even the Nintendo Switch supports it and the processor in it is not even close to as good as the Xbox’s processor.

The list of top ten selling gaming consoles ever says that the PS4 has currently sold 88.06 million units placing it in sixth place. Xbox One has sold 41.8 million units in its lifetime, less than half of PS4’s sold, making it unranked on the top ten list.

The one advantage that the Xbox One does have over the PS4 is that Microsoft implemented reverse compatible games, which makes it possible to play games from the older Xbox 360. The PS4, unfortunately, does not have that option.

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