PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better?

PS4 vs Xbox One graphics comparison

  • Games on PS4 tend to run at higher resolutions than their Xbox One counterparts.

The graphics comparison between multi-console games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Metal Gear Solid 5 have given us the best PS4 vs Xbox One graphics benchmarks.

A gameplay video on YouTube of GTA 5 pans between the two next-gen versions of the game with a definitive answer. The PS4 GPU is able to handle more foliage in environments.

Yes, you literally have to get into the weeds to see the differences, though both the PS4 and Xbox editions of GTA 5 look stellar compared to their last-gen counterparts.

It goes without saying that the PS4 Pro leaves both consoles behind in terms of graphical fidelity. We'll have to wait for the arrival of the Xbox One X to see a piece of hardware that can compete with the Pro. 

In the Metal Gear Solid 5 comparison, there's slightly more clarity to the PS4 version. Specifically, distant textures and moving objects appear softer among the otherwise identical Xbox One visuals.

It's a trend we're seeing from PS4 games that achieve a 1080p resolution at 30 or 60 frames per second when their Xbox One counterparts run at 720p or 900p at 30 or 60fps.

This is a trend that's continuing today, with video analysis such as the one below indicating that Battlefield 1 runs at a consistently higher resolution on the PS4 than the Xbox One, with both consoles hitting the same 60 fps frame-rate. 

It's a similar story when it comes to Titanfall 2, which likewise runs at a lower resolution on Xbox One. 

Overall, the PS4 appears to have the edge on the Xbox One, but this could all change when the Xbox One X is eventually released, with a GPU that's far more powerful than what's currently sitting in the PS4 Pro.