I saw a similar view to this kotaku view in the Sunday Times the other week when rounding up which to get for xmas.
Here it is...
Microsoft Xbox One, £265
Best for Exclusive games
The Xbox One struggled at launch, being too focused on home entertainment and sold with an expensive motion controller, Kinect, that no one wanted. Now the price has dropped, Kinect is a £130 option, storage space has expanded and it’s a different proposition. Software updates have made it quicker to get to your favourite games, and you can run more than 100 old Xbox 360 titles. The console is ugly but almost silent, and you can add to the 500GB or 1TB of storage with a USB hard drive. Its controller is the best of any console, with precise twin joysticks and trigger rumbles for feedback. Home entertainment apps are still there, with a built-in TV guide, video streamers and an HDMI input for a set-top box. There’s even a Freeview HD plug-in. But for most it will be the games that count, and the One has some of the year’s best as exclusives,including Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6.
Verdict On paper less powerful than the PS4, but has the edge with its games.
Sony PS4, £280
Best for Graphics
Sony has also been busy upgrading its PS4, and the latest Ultimate Player modelis quieter, uses less power and has more storage (1TB) than the original. With improved electronic memory and a more powerful graphics processor than the Xbox One, the PS4 enables games such as Star Wars Battlefront and Metal Gear Solid V to run more smoothly or at higher resolutions, although the differences are subtle. It is also a smaller, more stylish unit than the One, and offers similar entertainment apps for the likes of Amazon video and Netflix. Its current weakness is exclusive games, with only a handful of greats that can’t be played on Microsoft’s console. But in the console wars these things are cyclical, and waiting in the wings for next year are big exclusives such as a new Uncharted title and the much-hyped space opera No Man’s Sky, plus a promising-looking virtual reality headset.
Verdict Full of potential, but currently pipped by the Xbox.