Sony Playstation vs Microsoft Xbox – Which Is Better – Video Game Console Comparison

Sony Playstation vs Microsoft Xbox – Which Is Better – Video Game Console Comparison


In the last 22 years, Playstation and Xbox
have sold a combined 510 million units.
Each brand has had its ups and downs, but
we thought it would be fun to see how the
two compared over the years.
Join us as we try to determine which console
is best, in this episode of The Infographics
Show: Playstation vs Xbox.
Sony came to the video game console market
with Playstation in December 1994.
It was a very successful console which managed
to sell 102 million units by the time it was
discontinued in March 2005.
The console featured a 33 MHz CPU and a 33
MHz GPU.
The most popular game on the console was Gran
Turismo, which sold 10.8 million copies.
Sony waited 6 years before releasing a successor
to the original Playstation.
Playstation 2 debuted with a price tag of
$299.
Microsoft became interested in the video game
market and in November 2001 debuted their
console titled Xbox, also for $299.
Microsoft derived its name from DirectX Box
which was a reference to Microsoft’s graphics
API, DirectX.
Xbox had a significant technological advantage
over Playstation 2; its Central Processing
Unit or CPU clocked at 733 MHz compared to
PlayStation’s 295 MHz.
Its Graphics processing unit or GPU also overpowered
that of Playstation with 233 MHz compared
to 147 Mhz.
Due to Xbox’s technical superiority, Sony
lowered the price of Playstation 2 to $199.
Playstation also secured exclusivity rights
to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which sold
17.3 million copies.
Sony ultimately sold 155 million units of
Playstation 2, making it the best selling
console of all time compared to Microsoft’s
24 million units of Xbox.
Microsoft’s most popular game of the generation
was Halo, which sold 8.4 million units.
Playstation 2 boasted a catalog of 2,500 games
compared to Microsoft’s 1,000.
In December 2003, Sony tried to bundle Playstation
2.
It combined a DVR, a DVD Burner, and the video
game console.
The device was called PSX.
PSX was deemed a failure and it was never
released outside Japan.
While Sony was enjoying the massive sales
of Playstation 2, Microsoft was already working
on the next iteration of Xbox.
They called it Xbox 360.
It was released in November 2005 priced at
$299, a whole year before Sony released their
Playstation 3, which was priced at $499.
But Xbox was definitely not without its flaws.
Xbox 360 suffered from a critical hardware
failure which gamers to call the “Red Ring
of Death.”
One source reported that as much as 68% of
test units were found to be defective.
This defect cost Microsoft over $1 billion.
Playstation 3 featured an 8 core Cell processor
compared to Xbox 360’s 3 core 3.2 Ghz Xenon
processor.
Two two processors had very unique architectures,
making them hard to compare.
PS3 3 featured 256 XDR RAM compared to Xbox
360’s 512 GDDR RAM.
This number made PS3 seem weaker, however
it functioned more efficiently.
In 2007, PS3 sold 6.5 million units, while
Xbox 360 sold 7.3 million.
PS3 in the same year sold 40 worse than its
previous, far less powerful version, which
sold 12 million units.
But even though PS3 had a slow start, it managed
to catch up with Xbox 360.
By June 2016, PS3 sold 86.5 million units
while Xbox 360 sold 85.5 million.
The Xbox 360 game catalog contained 1,200
titles while the PS3 game catalog contained
2,10.
If we don’t count Kinect Adventures which
came bundled with Kinect, Grand Theft Auto
V was the most successful video game title
on both consoles selling 21.3 million copies
on PS3 and 17.8 million on Xbox 360.
The 8th generation of consoles came out in
November 2013, with Microsoft releasing Xbox
One and Sony releasing Playstation 4.
Microsoft suffered a huge marketing blow,
even before release, when they announced that
Xbox One will require Always Online mode,
which would make the console unusable if it
was unable to connect to the internet at least
every 24 hours.
Playstation 4 arrived in stores at a price
tag of $399, while Xbox One launched at $499
and included Kinect.
At launch, both consoles were similarly matched
as far as processors were concerned.
PS4 featured an 8-Core AMD processor which
clocked at 1.6 GHz, and Xbox One at 1.75 GHZ.
But as far as graphics were concerned, PS4
had a 30% advantage with 1.84 TeraFLOPs over
Xbox One’s 1.31 TeraFlops.
In August 2016, Microsoft released Xbox One
S, a physically smaller design of Xbox One,
which includes Ultra HD Blu-ray support and
can output and stream videos at 4K resolution.
Sony released Playstation 4 Pro in September
2016.
The Pro version received a massive power boost
by upping its graphic performance to 4.2 TFLOPS,
but features no Ultra HD blu-ray support.
To date, PS4 has sold over 40 million units
while Xbox One has sold 18 million.
Microsoft is expected to release Xbox Scorpio
in late 2017, which is going to have a graphical
performance of 6 TFLOPS.
We addressed a of technical specifications
in this episode, but let’s not forget that
software plays a big part in all this and
deserves a video of its own.
So, do you think there is any chance Xbox
can once again take the lead?
Which console do you prefer and why?
Let us know in the comments.
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100 thoughts on “Sony Playstation vs Microsoft Xbox – Which Is Better – Video Game Console Comparison

  • September 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    I prefer PS4 because it has much easier controls!!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    Play station is better then xboxs becaues it have vr

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Me: I think I like Ps more
    20 years later
    Grandpa look it’s the new ps52
    Me: Back my day…

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    I have an Xbox but I honestly think PlayStation is so much better

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:50 am
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    Neither Nintendo is the way to go

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Pc + Ps4 🙂

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    Ps4 :we are way better then xbox
    Xbox:no your not we are
    Ps4 : Hold my graphics

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    PS4 is just better

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    Was gonna comment a nuanced gamer opinion but after reading the comments I don’t think this is the place to

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Team ps4

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    I like Xbox

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    Playstation is better than xbox

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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    It's like comparing trash to garbage

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Xbox 360 is better than xbox one lol

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    PlayStation: IM THE BEST!
    Xbox:LOL NO I AM
    Nintendo:Umm I have the switch…..
    Sooooooooooo yay

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    PS4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    PlayStation is way better than.
    Gaybox

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  • September 8, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    PLAYSTATION CAN ONLY BE BEAT BY NINTENDO

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    i love xbox one

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Xbox for life

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    Xbox!!!!

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    Anybody with ME în 2019 i have xbox one x????

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    Xbox for days

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    I have a Xbox one but a Xbox one S controller
    And a day 1 2013 controller

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    Ofc ofc offfffcccc sony playstation

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    Xbox wins

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Just saying but at the start did anybody else realise the console was a ps1 and the controller was for ps4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    Who else has ps4 slim
    👇

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    What about pc by the way I love ps4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    I want ps4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    I prefer PlayStation

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    I love ps4 why Because it's cool

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Ps4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    Honestly I like both idk 😐 why everyone is beefing over video games I had all three when I was little Xbox original ps2 and Nintendo 64 and a GameCube to me a game is a game

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Xbox
    Nintendo
    PC Vs PS5
    Iphone
    Ipad

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    ps4

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    xbox because the controller is bigger

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    PlayStation

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Xbox: Im better
    Ps4: no me

    PC: both of yall shut up XD

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    PS4

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    Ps4 is better to play fornite on and far cry 5

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Thx for doing this video right befor I’m gonna bye a console

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    Don't know why you compare these consoles, both are entirely different with different communities. The similarities stop at "it's a game console with an online pass"

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    Xbox

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    i like ps4 and xbox but mostly ps4

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    I'm a PlayStation Player

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    Can't we all just get along 😔

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    Me and friends guests had a argument of which is better Xbox or PlayStation

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Where is ps4 slim

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Ps4 only

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    PS4 can like Xbox comment me

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I Still vote for XBOX 👍

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Comment for Playstation
    Comment Xbox
    Like for both

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Ps4 really dont have a chance because Microsoft owns xbox and PC and Sony started out as a speaker and receiver company

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    Stop fighting guys! We all know that the calculator is the best!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Ps4 is da BEST

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Dont join the war the frontlines are horrible

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    I like ps4

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Ps is better

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    i have an xbox but ps4 is better i id rather chose xbox because if i went to ps4 i would lose all my data on my xbox and you have to pay for gold but you can get free games thats worth a lot more than one year gold, game share and gold share

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    I prefer ouya

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    I think Xbox controller is more comfortable

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  • September 10, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Nah i rather switch

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    INFO: PS VS X-BOX
    Me: Nintendo

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    I will like to take xbox 360 because Microsoft is better than sony and i hate sony ew

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    2019?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    I like X box and PS4 But I prefer PS4 as offline and X box as online

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    PC is better than both

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Comment if Xbox like if ps4

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    LUAGHS IN PC

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    We all know the best console is Nintendo Wii

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    Clearly Xbox is the best

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    PS4 is just dominant sorry

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    So yea we PS4 users are better we have more fans

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    Playstation all the way. Not even a contest imo. Though I do miss Fable and Star Wars KotoR on the original Xbox.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    This video has shown us that Xbox and PlayStation started having a fight over who's better. And this video also has started one. Comment on what console you are using and say some things about why you are using it. For example I like Xbox because I started playing it when I was young and started to enjoy playing Halo and other games on it. And I also like Microsoft products.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    xbox is better ps4 is trash

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  • September 11, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    I just got an Atari

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  • September 11, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    PS4 has more mature games Gaybox is for more like tiny kids

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    In the first clip animation the guy isn’t using the joysticks

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    Ps4

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    PLAYSTATION

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    Hi i got xbox 360 e still in 2019 bit i have 1050 games plase share my chanel chanel name:game&mus8c lv

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    PC is better

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    ps4

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    PS4: MEE!
    Xbox: NO MEEE!!
    Mobile kids: nO mEe 🥵🥵🥵

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Me: maybe I should buy ps4 pro

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    Real mean go outside

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    PS4 👍👌🙂

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Playstation

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Playstation : im the best
    Xbox: i own minecraft
    (Playstation left the chat)

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Nintendo just chilling on the corner

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