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Comparing PS4 and XBox One

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The holidays are upon us, and let's face it -your kid... and your big kid - want the newest game console. But which is better? Sony's Playstation 4 or Microsoft's XBox One?
It comes down to personal choice, that's not a very easy question to answer
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The holidays are upon us, and let's face it -your kid... and your big kid - want the newest game console.

But which is better? Sony's Playstation 4 or Microsoft's XBox One? They were both released just a few weeks ago.
We head to an expert to sort it all out.

For the first time in seven years, there's a console war.  Two next-gen gaming systems from powerhouses Sony and Microsoft.

"This is the first time in the console market that a console can be equal to what PC's can do, that gives developers more tools to do what they want to do with the games," says Justin Howell, gaming specialist at Best Buy.

Doing what a personal computer could do, at a fraction of the cost. Sony's Playstation 4 sells for $399 - Microsoft's XBox One sells for $499.

Reporter: "PS4 or XBox, which one's better?"  "It comes down to personal choice, that's not a very easy question to answer," Howell answers.

We could bore you with the specs of each, but internally, they're basically the same.
The difference lies in the software - the games you buy.

Check out this side by side comparison of the game Battlefield 4.. Sony on the left, Microsoft on the right.
It's hard to tell the difference..

Both systems support full HD and can double as a Blue Ray player.

The XBox does have a built in camera, allowing the system to track your body movements and prompts the kids to get off the courch and get active.
Reporter:  "But you bought an XBox. Why?"  "Because I have kids that love to get up and dance," says Ryen Sonyrs, who owns a Playstation 3.

And it has the ability to hook up to your cable TV.

"We also have new split-screen technology going on, so you can do Skype or watch TV," Howell points out.

Reporter:  "You can watch TV and play video games at the same time?"  "XBOX has HDMI in, so you can hook up cable box," Howell explains.

But the Playstation is $100 cheaper, has a camera like the kinect that you can hook up, and has some sony-exclusive games that gamers simply aren't willing to give up.

"I'll know people that have the XBox so if there's something I really want to play that's exclusive, then I can play theirs," Sonyrs says.

So, to answer the original question?

"PS4 or XBox - which one's better? It comes down to personal choice, that's not a very easy question to answer," Howell repeats.

If you want to get up and play, perhaps the XBo One with the Kinect is better. If you are a hard-core gamer, perhaps the PS4 is more for you.   But the XBox has some games, like Halo, that hard core gamers on Playstation can't get.
   

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