2014 was the full first year that new gen consoles got to showcase capabilities in terms of graphics and processing power. Though several titles got pushed to 2015 but still we had decent line-up of games in 2014 and that ultimately kept gamers busy.
When PS Vita was released 2 years back in 2012 I was excited. I always wanted a portable gaming console that I can take with me on flights (I am a frequent flyer due to the nature of my job) and also I can use it in home to play PS3 (now PS4 games) when the living room TV is occupied to watch cable / Netflix etc.
Tablets and smartphones did not serve that purpose fully for several reasons:-
- No remote play until now (Sony Z3 phones and tablets now support remote play)
- These devices do not have dedicated buttons like Vita or 3DS or 2DS.
- Not for serious gaming like Borderlands, Uncharted.
- Did not want to be in a situation where my phone had (near) zero battery when I land.
It is about to be a year since latest gen consoles were launched by Microsoft and Sony. Both the consoles were launched amid much fanfare but it seems to have fizzled out due to lack of AAA titles. Key titles like Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, The Order 1886, The Division etc. have been delayed to 2015.
Having said that there were still few good games like Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, Call of Duty:Ghosts and Watch Dogs released in last one year. And before the end of the year we will see few more game releases like FarCry 4, Shadow of Mordor and Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare.
Since the launch both consoles have released several updates that has improved overall functionality and user experience. But the question is: How do these two consoles stand up against each other? Here are my thoughts on both consoles that may help you in your buying decision:-