4. Online play and software
And there’s little to separate both consoles premiere online services (Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus) too when it comes to pricing and features, although a recent study claimed that Xbox Live is a faster and more reliable service than its PlayStation counterpart. So this will be a matter of which service most of your console-owning pals are gaming on, then, and whether they prefer an evening of Gears of War 4 or an Uncharted 4 multiplayer session…
Additionally, it can be argued that Sony’s system software running on the PS4 Slim offers a slicker, more user-friendly interface than Microsoft’s Windows 10-based graphical user interface on the Xbox One S, even if the latter is a huge improvement on the GUI that shipped with the original Xbox One.
WINNER: NONE (draw)
PS4 user interface (Sony Interactive Entertainment)