In 1972, the world's first home video game system was released. At the time, the Magnavox Odyssey was considered a cutting-edge piece of technology. Since then, video game technology has evolved by leaps and bounds.
Today, innovations in video game systems often revolve around a variety of platforms. This includes platforms like PC and video game console platforms such as the PlayStation for Sony, and Xbox for Microsoft. Even handheld gaming systems have been revolutionized thanks to Nintendo.
These types of platforms form the bulk of what is considered cutting edge in the field of video game systems. However, overtime the popularity between these major players has led to a new age of competitive gaming between systems and their companies. One of the biggest video game system rivalries to date, is between the PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Between the two of them, PlayStation is the older console among the two, due to the first PlayStation console being released in 1994. After the PS2’s release in 2000, Microsoft followed close behind with the original Xbox console in 2001.
Since then, the battle of the consoles has been raging across the vast reaches of the Internet, as well as in real life. Overtime, memes were created to reflect the PlayStation and Xbox’s rivalry. Most often, when you look up PlayStation memes, you can find plenty of them describing why the PlayStation is the superior console.
Here is a list of 20 Memes That Prove PlayStation Is Better Than Xbox!
20 This Means Civil War!
There are very few rivalries that come close to matching the rivalry between PlayStation and Xbox. However, following the rise of the MCU, it should come as no surprise that the console wars would somehow find their way into a meme involving Captain America: Civil War.
In this meme, Steve Rogers represents PlayStation, while Tony Stark represents Xbox. Since The Avengers came out, both Steve and Tony have always had a tense relationship. That tension finally reaches its peak during the events of Civil War.
Their relationship proves to be the perfect subject on which to base a PlayStation vs Xbox meme. However, while this meme may not state which is superior, the winner in this case is clearly Captain America.
Reasons justifying this mostly involves how towards the end of the film, Tony suffers defeat at the hands of Steve. In the case of this meme, it can be interpreted as a win for Steve’s representation of PlayStation as the dominant brand.
Nevertheless, it’s amazing how both characters perfectly reflect the performance of the consoles they represent. Even with his advanced suit, he was still no match for Captain America, who is far older than him, chronologically. Much like how the PlayStation consoles surpass those of the Xbox despite them being older.
19 PS4 Or Life!
If you were born sometime in the last two decades, then you have probably seen at least one episode of the show SpongeBob SquarePants. This goofy little sponge and his underwater friends have been responsible for some of the most amusing moments in our childhoods.
Several of these moments have even proven useful in creating some of the funniest memes on the Internet. It just so happens that like another entry on this list, certain SpongeBob memes effectively explain why PlayStation is better than Xbox.
For those who are followers of the PlayStation system, one of its many advantages over Xbox is that it has been around for a much longer period of time. As a result, for some fans, playing with the PlayStation has become just as natural as breathing. For some people, the idea of not being able to take advantage of the latest PlayStation technology such as the PS4 and its many versions can be difficult.
The meme above depicts such a scenario by using a popular scene from SpongeBob SquarePants. For gamers who are not in possession of or have not tried playing the PS4 at least once, they are basically living their lives like fish out of water.
18 Superior Even In Name
Sometimes no matter how much you look at something differently, the result will still be the same. The same can be said regarding the rivalry between the PS4 and Xbox One. In this case, this argument is actually visible in the titles of each console.
Mathematically speaking, it is impossible for 1 to be considered superior to 4. It is understandable that this may sound confusing, however the fact that the PS4 surpasses the Xbox One in simply name alone is both a humorous and compelling thought to entertain.
While PlayStation consoles have evolved numerically over the years, the Xbox is a different story. After the release of the original Xbox console, Microsoft developed the Xbox 360. When the time came for the launch of the next console, Microsoft introduced the Xbox One. Rather than name it something like the Xbox 720, they suddenly switched to a single digit number, contrasting Sony’s tactic regarding the Ps4.
Xbox executive Jeff Henshaw explains the reason behind the name and claims that “The original Xbox was just the ‘Xbox’, it wasn’t ‘One'”.
However, no matter how you look it, the PS4 still wins. Another way to look at it is the number of consoles released. While Sony has released four different versions of the PlayStation, the Xbox One is only Microsoft’s third gaming console in the Xbox family.
17 Erasing Xbox One
The designs of both the Xbox and the PlayStation consoles is a crucial factor that can help determine their success. As this meme shows, the design of the PS4 is similar to that of an eraser.
The slim design of the console has become a signature trademark of Sony’s devices. The majority of their products are designed with a sleek, yet elegant appearance that sets them apart from their competitors. Xbox, however, appears to adopt the opposite approach in regards to its design. Since the original Xbox, Microsoft’s console has always been known for possessing a huge and bulky body. In fact, even former Xbox leader Robbie Bach thought that the Xbox’s original design was somewhat “ugly”.
The “bigger and better” approach to console design is a contributing factor that explains why Microsoft is so far behind their Japanese competitors. After all, its not easy to create a device that is compact yet possesses all the required elements that allow it to function properly.
While the Xbox One shows signs that the developers are improving, they still have a long way to go. After all, it won’t be easy to catch up to their Japanese competitors. Until that time, they must bear the brunt of being overshadowed and erased by the PS4.
16 PS4 Exclusives
When one considers which console to buy, it is important to consider the type of games available to play. A lot can be said about a console depending on which one offers a well reviewed arsenal of exclusive titles.
When one looks at PS4, the consoles features some of the most impressive and exclusive games in the video game industry. For most of these titles, their popularity reaches the point that they are even green lit for sequels. These include titles like the Uncharted franchise, the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Nier Automata which is considered one of the best games of 2017.
Not all Xbox exclusives come close to reaching the expectations of gamers. When compared alongside to the PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Xbox One often fails to live up to the hype.
While PS4 features a title like Horizon Zero Dawn and Nintendo Switch shows The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, the only thing Xbox One shows is a game based off the movie G-Force. While this game is only compatible with Xbox 36o, the fact that it exists for any Xbox console is surprising. Even so, there are still a surprising number of Xbox exclusives that turned out to be major disappointments such as Crimson Dragon and Fighter Within.
15 Better Price
Every year, E3 hosts a press conference to inform video game lovers about the latest news in the gaming industry. Sony and Microsoft play important roles at these conferences to inform their consumers about the latest news regarding their products.
It is usually at these conferences where the rivalry between Sony and Microsoft starts to peak. One of the biggest examples was at the 2013 E3 conference, which is perfectly captured in the meme above. When the time came to unveil the Xbox One, fans were impressed about the potential features the console provided. Even though the price was set around $499 in the US, people were still excited.
At first it seemed like they had pulled ahead of their rivals at Sony. Unfortunately, Sony once again pulled ahead after unveiling the PS4. In addition, to its many unbelievable features, the PS4 also had a much cheaper price, selling for $399 in the US.
This meme also shows that even with the latest additions to their console, there is a pretty big reason why Microsoft should be worried. In the end, it turns out their fears were justified. The sales of the PS4 completely surpassed that of the Xbox One, especially in Japan.
14 Consoles As Cars
Have you ever wondered what the real life equivalent of consoles would be like? Well turns out that there is a meme which accurately shows the car equivalents of some of the most popular video game consoles.
Looking closely, each car represents an accurate portrayal of four different consoles. In terms of popularity, the vehicles representing PC and PS3 are a close match for first place. After all it is hard to deny the sleek, fast and highly efficient machines they are compared to.
As for the WII and Xbox 360, both appear neck and neck for last place. In the end, third place goes to Wii. While the car for Wii is basically a giant Cadbury egg on wheels, at the very least it still functions.
Xbox 360 on the other hand does not have the same luck. On the outside it is as elegant, fast and powerful like a Ferrari. On the other hand, it’s a different story for the inside. Just like with cases involving the “Red Ring of Death”, pushing it too hard may cause it to go up in flames.
In the end, although PC may surpass the PS3, in this meme, it is still depicted as superior to the Xbox 360.
13 Popularity According To Amazon
When the PS4 and Xbox One launched in 2013, the rivalry between consoles was once again reignited. However, once these new consoles hit the shelves, people were curious to find out which console would take the lead.
For the sake of acquiring a fair and impartial answer, Amazon decided to take the initiative. As one of the largest online retailers in the world, Amazon possesses a huge fanbase with allegiances to both parties. Through its Facebook page, fans were able to vote on which console they believed was better.
In June 2013, over 20,000 people had participated in the vote. The results of the vote were shocking to say the least. Considering that both consoles were the latest innovations in gaming technology, many would have expected them to at least be neck and neck.
However, in a surprising turn of events, out of over 20,000 voters, the PS4 beat the Xbox One by over 17 times the number of votes. The level of overwhelming support given to Sony’s PS4 was most certainly a lethal blow for Microsoft and its console.
Hopefully, Microsoft will one day make a product that earns the title as the #1 best selling gaming product.
12 PlayStation Vs Xbox SpongeBob Edition
With the intense rivalry going on between PlayStation and Xbox, we can’t help but think back to another popular rivalry. When it comes to fierce rivalries, none are more well known or more long lasting than that of the Krusty Krab and Chum Bucket.
As yet another SpongeBob SquarePants meme to make this list, one can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. Formerly friends, Mr. Krabs and Plankton’s rivalry is one of legends in TV history. On the other hand, it also happens to be one of the most one-sided ones as well.
In every attempt that Plankton makes to steal Krabs secret Krabby Patty recipe, he always finds a way to thwart him. Even in moments when he appears triumphant, his plans always manage to backfire on him in the end. In a way, this meme accurately depicts not just Krabs and Plankton’s relationship, but that of PlayStation and Xbox as well.
Much like Xbox, Plankton’s business has continued to thrive despite so many failed attempts to surpass their competitor. However, much like Xbox, he seems to put his business ahead of the needs of his customers.
On the other hand, the Krusty Krab symbolizes the success of Sony’s PS4. Firstly, both offer a far more superior product than their competitors. Secondly, the result of their success is clearly reflected in their popularity.
11 The Internet Has Spoken
When it comes to video games, a crucial criterion that gamers must consider is the quality of the graphics. When choosing a console between the PlayStation and Xbox, it is important to consider which product offers better graphics during gameplay.
To the untrained eye, it is quite difficult to notice any differences between consoles. Hence why, in reality, most people assume that all consoles have the same graphics. Luckily, the Internet has made it easier for people to distinguish the quality of graphics between consoles.
According to the internet when compared to PC and the PS4, the Xbox One supposedly has the poorest quality in terms of graphics. As shown in the meme above, the internet sees Xbox graphics as a mass of blurry pixels. This is a stark contrast to how PS4 graphics are perceived. If anything, PS4 graphics are seen as equal in both the Internet and in reality.
The only thing that surpasses both the PS4 and Xbox One is a PC. Apparently, the graphics are so good that they appear almost like a realistic image of a hot male model.
Be that as it may, the meme still puts the PS4 above the Xbox One.
10 Brilliant Product… Or Alien Conspiracy?
When Sony released the first PlayStation console back in 1994, it made great headway in the gaming community. Since then, Sony has been responsible for creating some of the best video game consoles in the world.
Today, some of its latest innovations appear in the form of the PS4. Although, the original model was launched in 2013, the PS4 underwent several modifications to improve its performance. In 2016, two modified versions of the PS4 became available - the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.
Supporters of the PS4 praise the console not only for the amazing gaming experience, but also for its other features such as its streaming services. The PlayStation 4 Pro is especially successful due to its upgrades and improvements regarding its GPU and CPU. Essentially, this allows the console to support a 4K resolution for both games and videos.
With so many advancements that conveniently meet the needs of consumers, Sony’s success appears almost unbelievable. In fact, according to a certain meme, some might say that such advancements in technology is the work of aliens.
What better way to get that theory across than by using a meme about Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. Known for his History channel series Ancient Aliens, Tsoukalos has been the subject of a variety of different memes. The fact that a meme exists where he describes Sony and its technological innovations as alien tech, is somewhat flattering prospect for the PS4 and its supporters.
9 Say That One More Time!
When it comes to Samuel L. Jackson, the last thing you ever want to do is get on his bad side. Whether it's him in real life or a character he plays, crossing this man would be insane. One of his most powerful and feared moments on the big screen was in the film Pulp Fiction. In the scene where Jackson’s character Jules is interrogating Brett, played by Frank Whaley, the latter is unable to respond out of fear. After Brett asks him “what” one too many times, Jules unloads one right in his shoulder.
This moment has resulted in several memes and is appropriately used as way to express one’s frustration towards something. It is also quite effective in pointing out how the PlayStation Network (PSN) is superior to Xbox Live.
There are several reasons that justify this assumption. For example, in the long term PSN saves users more money than with Live. Secondly, PSN has fewer ads than Xbox Live does. Furthermore, one of the biggest advantages that PSN has over Live is that it offers free access to the Internet. Plus, with PSN’s PS Plus, players have the option to enjoy premium service without any additional fees for playing online.
Under such circumstances, there does not seem to be much that can change Jules mind about PSN’s superiority over Live.
8 PS4 Is Superior When It Comes To Anime
When it comes to PS4 exclusive games, there is one area that the Xbox can’t hope to surpass it. The area of Japanese/anime games. While Xbox may have acquired a few anime titles in its history, like Dragon Ball Z, it still falls short when compared to the PS4.
Especially in the last couple of years, where the success of Japanese games on PS4 are at their all time high. As the meme shows, one of the most successful Japanese games is Persona 5. This game, a continuation and tie-in to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, is one of the best games in the series and in the world.
It was so good that an anime series based off the game started airing in April 2018. However, Persona 5 is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There exists a variety of Japanese/anime games available to play on the PS4. 2018 is also proving to be an especially fruitful year when it comes to this category of games.
With titles like Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Attack On Titan 2, Code Vein, as well as the upcoming My Hero Academia: One’s Justice, Sony is bound to make a huge profit in the coming years.
7 Xbox Fans Are More Likely To Riot
For as long as there has been a rivalry between Xbox and PlayStation, there have been fans supporting them as well. When it comes to fans, it is important to understand that some are willing to go to great lengths to defend their favorite consoles.
Thanks to the internet providing the shield of anonymity, people are free to state their mind without fear of repercussion and judgement. As a result, some of the most intense online debates have been created surrounding the never-ending battle between PlayStation and Xbox.
Most curiously, however, is the level of cool headedness demonstrated by PlayStation supporters (most of the time). If someone were to say they prefer the Xbox over the PlayStation, one would expect to face heavy criticism. However, this is not the case with the majority of PlayStation fans. If anything, they are far less likely to form a mob against signs of opposition.
Unfortunately, it appears that Xbox supporters are more likely to react with a far more intense response. Thus, this meme perfectly demonstrates the severity that awaits those that tell Xbox users they prefer PlayStation instead.
All in all, a meme about the console wars featuring Jack Sparrow running away from a tribe of cannibals seems most appropriate for this type of situation.
6 Xbox 360: The $1 Billion Dollar Mistake
For Xbox fans, there are those who proclaim that it is superior to the PlayStation consoles. However, even fans of the Xbox cannot deny that both past and current Xbox consoles have their fair share of flaws.
The original Xbox 360 was an especially huge disappointment for Microsoft and its Xbox division. When the Xbox 360 first came out back in 2005, things appeared to be going smoothly. However, nine months later, things started to fall apart. The company suddenly became flooded with complaints of people reporting that their Xbox 360 consoles were suddenly failing and permanently shutting down.
This problem is the result of the “Red Ring of Death”, which is identified by a ring of three flashing red lights. According to Business Insider, the “Red Ring of Death” issue was something that the Microsoft team did not account for. As a result, the company was not only forced to repair and replace damaged consoles, but also payed to extend the warranty for three years. This one mistake costed Microsoft over a billion dollars.
Furthermore, it took them 3-4 years to completely fix the Red Ring of Death problem. While they may have managed a comeback, it still does not change the fact that they made a serious mistake which costed them greatly.
While it is true that the PS3 sometimes suffers what’s known as the “Yellow Light of Death”, it is not nearly as bad as what happened with the Xbox 360.
5 Xbox Is Watching You
If you thought the $1 billion controversy was one of Microsoft’s biggest issues, think again. Turns out that there was an even bigger controversy surrounding the Kinect, a motion capturing camera that comes with the Xbox consoles.
Around 4 or so years ago, Microsoft was involved with a huge controversy involving the National Security Agency (NSA). It turns out that there was a possibility that the NSA was using the Kinect devices to spy on people without their consent.
Naturally, Microsoft denied any knowledge surrounding these allegations. However, once news about their involvement reached the public and the media, the damage had already been done. Even if they are not true, the mere mention of these allegations is enough to scare people and make them wary. Especially those who had purchased a Kinetic along with their Xbox consoles. Furthermore, it also did not help that around that time, Microsoft was revealed to have also been involved with the NSA’s PRISM program.
The meme above jokes about the potential dangers of bringing an Xbox and the Kinect into one's home. On the other hand, this “Big Brother” mindset could potentially lead to more people turning to the PS4.
Even though Sony’s PSN network got hacked once, it still seems like a safer alternative than the Xbox.
4 Kratos Tells It Like It Is
One of the downsides for PS4 and Xbox One owners, is that regardless of the console neither one will allow them to enjoy every amazing game that comes their way.
When one is in the process of deciding which console to buy, there are several factors that must be considered. While console superiority is important, its also important to keep in mind the games exclusive to each console. When one observes this dilemma on a fundamental level, there is not much difference regarding availability when it comes to games like Call of Duty or Overwatch.
However, console exclusives remain a crucial factor. According to Finder, in 2017 the number of titles exclusive to the Xbox One was approximately 67. On the other hand, the number of exclusives unique to the PS4 was around 103.
In its history, Xbox has not always had the best of luck when it comes to exclusive content. This fact is further made clear by Kratos himself. With the release of God of War (2018), the PS4 has earned one more reason why people should but the PS4 instead of the Xbox One. Because it is a PS4 exclusive, Xbox fans are unable to enjoy the thrill that comes with playing Kratos in the latest entry in the God of War franchise.
It seems almost appropriate for Kratos to impart this piece of wisdom to his son Atreus, who is now part of this never-ending console war.
3 You Know It's Bad If Zoidberg Hates It
When the Xbox One was launched back in 2013, Microsoft was expecting their console to be a popular item. According to Kotaku, the hype was pretty big for Xbox Japan during their mid-night launch special countdown event. However, after the countdown things took a turn for the worst.
Contrary to their expectations, barely anyone purchased their console. According to photos on Twitter, stores across Tokyo that should have held line ups for the Xbox One were empty. When you compare these line ups to those during the launch of the PS4, you immediately notice the difference. In short, the Xbox One’s launch in Japan was a complete and utter failure and a huge blow to Microsoft’s pride. It did not help matters once memes referencing said failure started circulating online.
Out of all these memes, one of the most interesting is the one above which depicts a scene from Futurama. Taken from a scene from the episode, “The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings”, the meme uses a modified quote by John Zoidberg to comment on the failure of the Xbox One’s Japan launch.
Now keep in mind, Zoidberg is basically the punching bag for everyone in the series. He lives in a dumpster, is a failure as a doctor (for humans anyway) and does not appear to know the value of a dollar. Thus, when he starts heckling Xbox One for its unbelievable failure, you can’t really get much lower than that.
2 The Joker’s Words Of Wisdom
Remember back when Heath Ledger was The Joker instead of Jared Leto? Without a doubt, those were certainly better days. So far, no one has managed to capture the essence of The Joker the same way that Ledger has. Even though he is a villain that thrives off chaos and anarchy, his words still make a lot of sense. It is what makes him such a skilled manipulator. His talents as a manipulator were so effective, that he managed to transform Harvey Dent, a just and honest man into the criminal Two-Face.
The meme captures, one of the best quotes by Ledger’s Joker to Harvey, making it one of the best moments in the film. Only instead of talking about people he plans to take out, the meme focuses on what happens when people buy either the PS4 or Xbox One.
Due to its popularity, it's not big news when someone purchases a PS4. However, this is different for those that purchase the Xbox One. Due to its lesser quality in comparison to the PS4, most PS4 fans would be quite baffled that someone would choose to buy an Xbox One.
What’s even more astounding is just how accurately The Joker’s words can be used for real life comparisons like this one.
1 Overall Comparison
When it comes to the overall result of the console wars between Sony and Microsoft’s consoles, there are several reasons that justify the PS4’s overall superiority to the Xbox One.
Firstly, players are not required to check in online and do not need to worry about their gaming status if they are not online for over 24 hours. Secondly, the Xbox One has far too many restrictions on the games they use. Players are unable to lend or sell their games. Even used games are viewed as a form of violation. However, PS4 has no such worries.
Plus, after the NSA scares, some people are slightly concerned about the presence of a Kinect camera that comes with the Xbox One. Again, PS4 has no such concerns that players should be wary of. There are also the charges that come with using some of the streaming services on each console. For example, both consoles allow for the streaming of Netflix. However, for Xbox One Live Gold members, a $60 fee is required to use Netflix. PS4 has no such barrier and can be viewed for no charge at all.
Finally, it is also important to consider the overall market price for both items. No matter how you look at it, the PS4 will always cost less. Overall, the Xbox One console has too many flaws and should just go home and sleep it off.
Hopefully the next time it wakes up these flaws will have been fixed.
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