PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart

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The PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart provides an easy visual aid to compare hardware, user interface, media compatibility and other features of the three “next-gen” systems.

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Price $399.99 $499.99 $349.99 / 299.99
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD Blu-ray/DVD 25GB Optical Disc (Proprietary)
Game DVR Yes Yes No
RAM 8GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3
CPU Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU Multi-Core PowerPC “Espresso” CPU
Storage 500 GB Hard Drive (user removable) 500 GB Hard Drive (non-removable) 8GB or 32GB Flash
External Storage TBA Yes, USB Yes, USB
Cloud Storage Yes Yes No
Play As You Download Yes Yes No
Account Access from Multiple Consoles Yes Yes No
Mandatory Game Installs No Yes No
Required Internet Connection No Yes but ONLY for the system’s mandatory day one update. No
Used Game Fee No No No
Digital game sharing or gifting No No No
Backwards Compatibility None None Yes, Wii
Cross Game Chat Yes Yes No
Motion Control DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye (not included), PlayStation Move (not included) Kinect 2 Wii Remote, Wii U GamePad (included)
Second Screen Vita (not included)
Playstation App
SmartGlass (not included) Wii U GamePad (included)
Voice Commands TBA Yes No
Subscription Service PlayStation Plus Xbox Live No
USB USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Live Streaming Yes Yes No
Reputation Preservation Trophies will be ported Achievements will be ported [40] N/A
Web Connection Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Gigabit IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, LAN via USB dongle
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR) No Bluetooth 4.0 Support
A/V Hookups HDMI out (4K Support) Optical output HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output HDMI out, Component/Composite out
Region Locked No No Yes

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