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7 Ways in Which the Xbox One is Better Than PS4

Whilst Microsoft dominated the console space last gen with the fantastic Xbox 360, with the Xbox One they’ve fallen under the heaving might of Sony and their PS4.

The truth is, there’s not really much reason for it though, but events like the cancellation of Platinum Games’ Scalebound further compounds the Xbox One as a failure in many gamers’ eyes.

Here at GameSpew however, we love the Xbox One. Sure, we love the PS4 too, but we find that it’s missing many of the features that make using the Xbox One to play multi-format games as well as a whole host of exclusives a joy. So, without further ado, here are seven ways in which the Xbox One is better than PS4.

1. EA Access

Deemed to not provide value for money by Sony who refused to allow the service on PS4, EA Access is simply brilliant. For £19.99 a year or £3.99 a month, subscribers gain access to a vault of over 15 titles including Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Need for Speed, as well as a 10% discount on EA Games and DLC. Subscribers also gain access to trials of the most popular EA games up to one week before release too, with their progress carried over upon release.

With new titles added to the vault every few months, EA Access is something that PS4 owners should certainly be jealous of.

2. Backwards Compatibility

There were some great games released last gen. Whether you owned a PS3 or Xbox 360, there’s a high chance that you’ve got a pile of quality games somewhere that you just never got around to playing or couldn’t bring yourself to part with because you enjoyed them so much. For PS4 owners making the move from PS3, that pile of games you’ve got is now utterly useless unless you want to connect that horrid old PS3 back up, which trust me, you don’t.

Xbox One owners who have upgraded from the Xbox 360 on the other hand, might actually still be able to play them. Over 300 Xbox 360 games are now playable on Xbox One including classics such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Catherine. And best of all, they benefit from cleaner graphics and enhanced performance as well as other Xbox One native features like the ability to take screenshots.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!