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PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Features Comparison

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We rank the features of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s latest video games consoles against each other so you can choose the right console for you.

A game console can be one of the best entertainment purchases you ever make, but with systems usually enjoying a lifetime of four to five years and sporting high price tags, you want to make the right decision.

Click here to quickly compare every app available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U

There’s a lot to think about when fitting a console to your lifestyle and the demographic of your household, especially if you need to stick within a certain budget. In the table below you will find a deep overview of the various features each of the consoles offer, and we invite you to research further into the various components by using our side menu.

Xbox OnePlayStation 4Wii U
PriceCompareCompareCompare
Released11/22/201311/29/201311/30/2012
PredecessorXbox 360PlayStation 3Wii
Price of premium modelRRP $549RRP $479.95RRP $429.95
Online serviceYesYesYes
Price of online subscription$89.00 per year$69.95 per yearFree
Free monthly games with online subscriptionYesYes
Console dimensions27.4 x 7.9 x 33.3cm30.5 x 5.3 x 27.4cm17.2 x 4.6 x 26.9cm
ProcessorCustomised AMD 8-Core x86 64-bit ChipJaguar AMD 8-Core x86 64-bit ChipIBM 3-Core PowerPC Espresso
Clock speed1.6GHz1.6GHz1.24GHz
RAM8GB GDDR38GB GDDR52GB DDR3
Graphics processor853MHz AMD Radeon with 768 Shaders800MHz AMD Radeon with 1152 Shaders550MHz AMD Radeon Latte
Visuals Operational Speed1.23 TFLOPS1.84 TFLOPS360 GFLOPS
Internal storage500GB - 1TB500GB - 1TB32GB
External hard drive supportYesNoYes (SD Card)
Internal hard drive swapNoYesNo
Hard drive space used by operating system138GB93GB5GB
4K supportYesYesNo (Max is 1080P)
7.1 channel supportYesYesNo (5.1 Channel)
Game DVR (recording to hard drive)YesYesNo
Backwards compatibilityYesNoYes
Size13.5 x 10.4 x 3.210.8 x 12 x 2Smallest
Voice assistantYesNoNo
HDMiYesYesYes
USBYes (3x USB 3.0)Yes (2 x USB 3.0)Yes (4 x USB 2.0)
Wi-FiYesYesYes
EthernetYesYesYes
Cloud storageYesYesNo
Headphone portYesYesNo
Microphone (built-in)NoNoYes
Microphone (through headset)YesYesNo
Microphone (through camera)YesYesNo
Syncable controllers486
Camera peripheralKinect 2PlayStation CameraGamePad
Virtual Reality (VR) peripheralNoPlayStation VRNo
Blu-rayYesYesNo
DVDYesYesNo
Remote playYes - Through VitaYes - Through Windows 10Yes - Through GamePad
Mobile appYesYesNo
Content streaming and sharingYesYesNo
Video editingYesYesNo
Controller battery life3074
Extra controller price$79.95 ($199.95 for Elite model)$89.95$69.95
Touchscreen controlsNoNoYes
Power supplyExternalInternalExternal
Apps
MLB.TVYesNoNo
AnimeLabNoYesNo
BreakYesNoNo
CrackleYesNoNo
CrunchyrollYesYesYes
DailyMotionNoYesNo
EA AccessYesNoNo
Foxtel PlayYesYesNo
GamereactorNoYesNo
GoPro ChannelYesNoNo
IGNYesYesNo
Internet ExplorerYesNoNo
KdramaYesNoNo
MachinimaYesNoNo
Major League GamingYesNoNo
MUZU TVYesNoNo
NBAYesNoNo
NetflixYesYesYes
NHLYesNoNo
OneDriveYesNoNo
PandoraYesNoNo
PlexNoYesNo
Qello ConcertsNoYesNo
QuickflixYesYesNo
Rosetta StoneYesNoNo
SBS On DemandYesYesNo
SkypeYesNoNo
StanNoYesNo
TEDYesNoNo
TenPlayYesNoNo
TiVoNoNoYes
TuneInYesNoNo
Twitch.tvYesYesNo
UFCYesNoNo
UplayYesNoNo
Upload StudioYesNoNo
VevoYesYesNo
VidZoneNoYesNo
WWE NetworkNoYesNo
Yahoo Plus7YesYesNo
YouTubeYesYesYes
PlayStation VideoNoYesNo
PlayStation MusicNoYesNo
PrestoNoYesNo
ABC iViewNoYesNo
MUBINoYesNo
Xbox VideoYesNoNo
Xbox MusicYesNoYes
Nintendo VideoNoNoYes
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