The Debate Has Begun: X-Box One or Playstation 4 for your Conversion Van?

December 5th, 2013 by

x boxThe next era of console gaming is here! The Xbox One and the PS4 will be fighting for your hard-earned money this holiday season, and this just begs the question, “Which one is best?”

There have been tons of reviews about this question. However, not many people have looked at which system would be best installed in a conversion van. After all, both systems were designed with the idea of being used in the living room, so which one makes the jump to being ?portable? the best? Let’s find out!

Pricing

In terms of pricing, the PS4 has the edge here. Not only is the system $100 cheaper at $399, but the PS4 does not lose as much in the move from the living room to your van. The Xbox One has already lost one of its biggest selling points, and that is the fact that it is supposed to be hooked up to your cable box. If you do not have the system set up in your living room, you can’t very well hook it up to your cable or Internet. As such, the ability to use a ton of the Xbox One features are null and void. These are features you are paying an extra $100!

Games

In terms of available games, the Xbox One has a slight edge. That being said, it really depends on what kind of games you are into. Some of the Xbox One exclusives that are out right now include “Dead Rising 3,” “Forza 5” and “Ryse.” The PS4, on the other hand, has “Killzone: Shadow Fall,” “Resogun” and “Knack.” Both consoles have great lineups of third-party games that include “Assassin?s Creed IV: Black Flag” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

Style

In terms of style, the PS4 has the edge here as well. The system can be played both vertically and horizontally. On top of that, the PS4 is just slightly smaller than the Xbox One. If you are trying to install this in your conversion van, a slightly smaller size is easier to work with. That goes double if you have the ability to play it horizontally or vertically. Also, the Xbox One has a classic VCR look going on. The PS4 has a sleek design with a blue light that runs down the body of the console. It just looks good and screams next generation.

Verdict:

Taking two out of the three categories we talked about today, the winner has to be the PS4. The cheaper price tag and better design give it the edge. There is no point in paying an extra $100 for the Xbox One if you cannot use all of the features that you are paying for. Also, the PS4 has a great lineup of games just around the corner. At that point, the whole “games” category that we talked about may swing either way.

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