I've been wanting to see something like this for a while now, so I've gone out and searched far and wide to put all of these specs together, to help you decide between getting the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Wii U.

Feature Sony PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Wii U Better Specs
Price $399.99 $499.99 $349.99 Wii U
What do you get in the box?
  • PlayStation 4 Console
  • 1 Dualshock 4 Controller
  • 1 Dualshock 4 USB Charging Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Cable
  • 30 Days of PS+ Free
  • Headset
  • PlayStation 4 User Manual
  • Xbox One Console
  • 1 Xbox One Controller
  • 1 Xbox One Controller USB Charging Cable
  • Kinect 2.0
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Cable (+Power Brick)
  • 14 Days of Xbox Live Gold Free
  • Headset
  • Xbox One User Manual
  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U Gamepad
  • Wii U Gamepad AC Adapter
  • Sensor Bar
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii U User Manual
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD Blu-Ray/DVD 25GB Optical Disk (Propietary) PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Storage 500GB 5400 RPM SATA II HDD 500GB HDD 2GB or 32GB Flash PlayStation 4
RAM/Memory 8GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3 PlayStation 4
CPU (8 Core) Single-chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" processor (8 Core) Microsoft custom CPU (3 Core) PowerPC "Espresso" CPU PlayStation 4
Cloud Storage Yes Yes No PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Play as you Download Yes Yes No PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Account Access from Multiple Consoles Yes Yes No PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Mandatory Game Installs No Yes No PlayStation 4/Wii U
Required Internet Connection No Yes, until after the Day-One Update No PlayStation 4, Wii U
Used Game Fee No No No All
Backwards Compatibilty Cloud-Streaming Only Cloud-Streaming Only Wii All, but Wii U's will be 100% lag-free
Cross-Game Chat Yes Yes No PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Feature Sony PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Wii U Better Specs
Controllers DualShock 4 (included) Xbox One Wireless Controller (included) Wii U GamePad (included), Wii Remote + Ninchuk (sold seperately), Pro Controller (sold seperately) Wii U
Controller Batteries Rechargable (built-in) AA (2) Rechargable battery packs (sold seperately) GP & Pro Rechargable (built-in). Wii Remote: AA (2) N/A
Motion Control Dualshock 4, PS4 Camera (not included), PlayStation Move (not included) Kinect 2.0 (included) Wii Remote (not included), Wii U GamePad (included) N/A
Second Screen PlayStation Vita (not included), PlayStation Application (App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone) SmartGlass Application (App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone) Wii U GamePad (included) N/A
Voice Command Yes (Dualshock 4) Yes (Kinect 2.0) No PlayStation 4/Xbox One
USB USB 3.0 (2) USB 3.0 (3) USB 2.0 (4) Xbox One
Subscription Service PlayStation Plus Xbox Live None PlayStation 4/Xbox One
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR) None Bluetooth 4.0 Wii U
Power Supply Internal External (power brick) External (power brick) PlayStation 4
Web Browser Yes Yes, but needs Xbox Live Gold Subsciption Yes PlayStation 4/Wii U
Camera PS4 Camera (not included) Kinect 2.0 (included) Wii U GamePad Camera (included) NA
Amount of times 'better specs' (not including this one) 16 9 8 PlayStation 4

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