Wired conducted a crash test on two flagship consoles from Microsoft and Sony - Xbox One and Play Station 4. Conditions were absolutely equal, competitors were first raised to a height of five feet, then dropped to the floor. After that, the researchers tried to connect the set-top boxes and carry out the standard boot procedure.
Next, the Xbox One and Play Station 4 were raised to a height of fifteen feet, and the procedure was repeated. According to the previously agreed rules, the "losing" console was cut in half with a chainsaw. Below is a video of the barbaric experiment. Only one of the consoles was strong enough to pass the crash test. It is not known whether fans of consoles will rely in their choice on the results of such tests.
Recall that the Xbox One went on sale on September 4, 2013, the console itself is already the third console from Microsoft. Many games are released exclusively for this console, such as "Halo 5" "Scalebound" and others. Play Station 4 was released on November 15, 2013 and is an eighth generation set-top box made by Sony. Exclusives for her are such famous games as "Infamous: First Light", "InFamous: Second Son."
For some time, the Sony product was the leader in the market in terms of the number of copies sold, but by the end of 2014 the Xbox One was practically caught up with his competitor.
The Topic of Article: Crash test for flagship game consoles.