As speculated, both consoles have very similar hardware specs. The CPUs are virtually identical, they both have a GPU that’s derived from the Radeon 7000 series, and overall memory bandwidth is comparable between the two systems. On the software and policy side of things, the Xbox One and PS4 were initially very different, with the Xbox One requiring an always-on internet connection — but now, following Microsoft’s massive policy reversal, both consoles are essentially very similar. The Xbox One, with an HDMI input and mandatory Kinect, is more of a living room media center, but ultimately both the Xbox One and PS4 are both just higher-powered versions of their predecessors, with lots of new, internet-oriented functionality (social, streaming, etc.) added to the mix.