Brad Pitt Edition of Outrageous “Box” Questions: Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Packages

What IS in the box for either console? And how do they measure up to each other? Find out.

Posted By | On 11th, Jun. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

The new console war has begun, with battle lines being drawn between the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. While one preaches freedom, a better price and totally awesome used game trading, the other swells with exclusives including AAA titles like Dead Rising 3, Halo and Titanfall (we kid – the former does too). But when it all comes down to it, which console on its own stands taller? And what can you expect when you pick up either the Xbox One or PS4, now and further down the line?

We take a look at exactly what’s in the box for both consoles, along with pointing out the first wave of exclusives and other unique features. So join us, and randomly scream along: “What’s in the box?!”

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Xbox One:

Price: US$ 499, Canada$ 499, € 499, and £ 429

Specs: Single-chip custom processor, x86-64 AMD Jaguar, 8 cores, 1.23 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, HDMI in/out port, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi direct, USB 3.0.

First Pack of Exclusive Games: Halo, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark, Titan Fall, Minecraft, Killer Instinct, Below, D4, Crimson Dragon, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Kinect Sports Rival, Ryse: Son of Rome, Zoo Tycoon, LocoCycle.

Periodic Authentication and DRM: Yes, needs to be connected to the Internet once every 24 hours.

Used Games:   Players can give used games to friends who have been on their list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

In The Box: Xbox One, Kinect, Wireless Conroller X 1, HDMI cable, exclusive achievement

Kinect: Bundled with console

Cloud service: Azure.


PlayStation 4:

Price: US$ 399, Canada$ 399, € 399, and £ 349

Specs: Single-chip custom processor, x86-64 AMD Jaguar, 8 cores, 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine, 8 GB GDDR5 RAM, 500GB HDD, HDMI out port, Digital Out Optical port, BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV, Super-Speed USB 3.0 port × 2, Aux port × 1, Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1,  IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1.

First Pack of Exclusive Games: DriveClub, Killzone Shadow Fall, inFamous Second Son, The Witness (timed exclusive), Knack, Mercenary Kings, Secret Ponchos, Outlast, Primal Carnal Genesis, Blacklight Retribution, PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online, The Order: 1886, Octodad: Dadliest Catch Crashes, Stumbles, and Flops, GALAK-Z.

Periodic Authentication: None.

Used Games: Will play used games just fine.

DRM: Not on first party games. Third party Publishers will decide whether they want to put DRM in their titles.

In The Box: PS4, DualShock 4 Wireless controller X 1, HDMI cable X 1, USB cable X 1, Mono Headset X 1, AC Power Cord X 1

PS Eye: Will be sold separately.

Cloud service: Gaikai.

Which one will you be picking up later this year? Will it be the Xbox One in November or the PS4 during the Holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • faysal

    their will be no DRM.. not even for the third party… get your facts together…
    my bad turns out im worng…. forgive my incompetence

    • tatotiburon

      Jack Tretton said that the DRM will be up to the publisher, Sony let them to choose if they want drm for their games or not.

    • Jack Slater

      They need to crap on Sony, to make it less appealing.
      If they weren’t protecting the Xbox one, they would add the power/ bandwidth of each console
      Xbox one raw power : 1.2 tflops
      Ps4 raw power : 1.8 tflops

      But hey, they don’t want the Xbox one to look inferior.

    • Bob

      No they said later on in an interview that drm will be up to the publishers if they want to put. Like online passes, basically whatever they had for ps3.

  • gamer65

    Xbox One. Definitely

  • keysy

    is this a compeition, xbox1 is dead in the water

  • bob

    @faysal: Jack Tretton disagrees with you. I will get a PS4 first for sure. Maybe an XB1 a couple years in, after a price cut.

  • keysy

    im not even sure what is the reason to buy and xbox1 anymore the games were not really impressive killer instinct a game that was realistic now looks cell shaded, no impressive . ryse was cool but who is going to purchase a system for one game?? halo blah ended with the last bungie game. Not sure what ms was thinking their 20 million fanboys will not carry this gneration their adoption rate is goign to be like 7 mill upfront and 1 to 2 million for like three years. sucks to be them

    • Josh

      Do you understand what Cell Shaded is?

  • cell989

    PS4 please

  • cell989

    they forgot to mention that Warframe is coming to PS4 too

  • Jack Slater

    Authors, Just be honest, and say the truth.
    Add a line to microsoft list, saying:
    ‘If the console can’t be authenticated within 24 hours, games, single player or online, won’t work’, until the console communicates with the server and the server says ‘OK’

    That would be correct,for non-gamers, to understand what’s going on.

  • SoxFan8

    It doesn’t matter what people advertise or what policy changes companies have. Xbox people are Xbox people and PS people are PS people. Everyone had their mind made up before they even laid eyes on either one. Bottom line, if you like the Xbox games and the whole family oriented all-in-one system, get an Xbox. If you are a PS title guy and play offline and buy a lot of used games, buy a PlayStation. In my opinion, they look pretty similar and time will tell which is better. Xbox 360 won the war with the PS3. PS3 was dominant at first, but that fizzled out. The upkeep of popular multiplatform games (Skyrim and call of duty) was lacking. If you play offline, don’t buy an Xbox because that is their strong point.

    • datdude

      That’s not true my friend. I own a PS3 and a 360. I fully expected to purchase both consoles next gen as well. There is a certainty I will be buying a PS4. There is no way in hell I will be buying an Xbox One, not with their awful policies that restrict software I purchase and an operating system that shutters 3gb of the already inferior ddr3 (compared to Sony’s gddr5) for functionality I can already do better with my smart TV and tablet. Your confusion seems to include many topics as you state “Xbox 360 won the war with the PS3. PS3 was dominant at first, but that fizzled out.” Are you from the bizarro world? The PS3 leads in worldwide sales, despite releasing more than one year after the 360. The PS3 was not “dominant at first”. It started slowly and picked up steam and is now rolling because Sony’s first party developers continue to deliver game of the generation contenders like The Last of Us and Beyond:Two Souls while Microsoft is doing who knows what. The level of your confusion is staggering. You are the perfect consumer for Microsoft. You have no clue what you’re talking about, but you’ll talk it anyway. You have no clue what you’re buying, but you’ll buy it anyway. Good luck with that guy.

  • x3ninja

    I agree with SoxFan8 if you play xbox you play xbox if ya play PS then thats what you play. I got an xbox later on the 360 so its been my console for years. I know it and like it even with the stupid kinks. For example i LOVE GEARS OF WAR but cant play on a PS so i have stuck with xbox because its the console I have come to love. Pointing out small differences in performance is meaningless they are both great creations that both fanboys/girls will love to buy. One does not simply switch next gen consoles after years of playing the other. Or say Fuk it and buy an OUYA console.


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