It may seem like the PS4 has already won the latest console war by a landslide, with over 50 million players and a bigger library of must-have exclusives. But what if I told you the Xbox One was still a better buy?

Microsoft’s home console might not have Uncharted or Horizon: Zero Dawn, but it does a ton of cool things that the PS4 can’t in terms of both hardware and software. From backwards compatibility to a superior online experience, here are 7 reasons why the Xbox One beats the PS4.

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Backwards Compatibility

Unlike the PS4, the Xbox One doesn’t make your old games obsolete. The console currently plays over 300 Xbox 360 games.Including such major hits as Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, Dark Souls, Bio-shock and the entire Mass Effect series. Want to play PS3 games on PS4? Your only option is…… this is not even possible LOL, they only allow you to stream (not download) a selection of older games for a hefty $20 per month wow.

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Cloud Storage

The Xbox One saves all of your data to the cloud by default, meaning that you can start a game on your home Xbox One and pick up on a friend’s console without being frustrated or missing anything. If you want cloud storage on PS4, you’ll need to be subscribed to PlayStation Plus ($60 per year). Even then, you’ll be limited to 10 GB, and will have to send your saves to the cloud manually OH BOY!!

the xbox one s with 1tb of space

Superior Shooters and Racing Games

The PS4 is king of the big-budget blockbuster — uncharted 4 , Horizon Zero Dawn and Blood borne are in a class all their own. But if you mainly play shooting or racing games, Microsoft’s console is for you. Xbox One is the exclusive console home of Gears of War and Halo , while still supporting third-party hits like Call of Duty , Destiny and Battlefield. Microsoft also publishes the best-in-class Forza racing franchise, which consists of the hyper-realistic Forza Motorsport series as well as the open-world fun of Forza Horizon.

Xbox Play Anywhere

Virtually all first-party Xbox One games released as of fall 2016 or later support Xbox play Anywhere, which means that you can buy a digital copy once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. This makes games such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 a tremendous value, as you can start them on your Xbox One and pick up right where you left off on your gaming desktop or laptop…all without having to buy two copies.


Better Online Experience

Multiplayer games are no good without a great network to play them on, and Xbox Live has long been king in this arena. Sony’s PlayStation Network has suffered some pretty significant outages , and in an IHS study from 2016, Xbox Live was reported to offer better speeds and overall reliability than PSN (play station network) . Also, Xbox Live Gold ($60 per year) offers two free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games per month, which means four free games thanks to backwards compatibility, compared to PlayStation Plus’ two PS4 games.