Coming Soon: Xbox One vs. PlayStation Four

Posted 27/09/2013 by BrightHouse Team

Christmas may feel like a good way off yet, but the gaming industry is already gearing up for the ultimate clash of the titans, as Xbox and Playstation prepare to go head-to-head with their new generation of consoles.

It’s been over half a decade since Xbox and Playstation last released major new console formats (Xbox 360 in 2005 and Playstation 3 in 2006), so anticipation is at a fever pitch. If you have a gaming fanatic in your household, you can expect one of these consoles to be high on the Christmas wish list this year! Not so high is the upfront cost of a new console with our on finance deals.

But how do the two measure up? They both promise some exciting new features…

Xbox One (Released 22nd November 2013)

Xbox One

  • All-In-One functionality allowing you to play games, watch TV, listen to music or chat on Skype.
  • Re-engineered Kinect system for more intelligent voice, vision and motion recognition.
  • Intelligent responsiveness that learns what you like and dislike to deliver personalised content.
  • Automatically sign in just by entering the room!
  • State-of-the-art wireless control
  • Chat headset included to remotely communicate with friends while playing.
  • 500GB Hard Drive, 8GB Memory and 8 Core x86 AMD CPU


Playstation Four

Playstation Four

  • Increase your playtime with innovative PlayGo – When you buy a new game, PS4 will download enough of it to get you started, then download the rest while you play!
  • Remote play – seamlessly enjoy PS4 titles on the PS Vita using Wi-Fi
  • Playstation App – enable iPhone, iPad and Android™ based smartphones and tablets to act as ‘second screens’, where you can view in-game items, purchase games for direct download at home or remotely watch other gamers playing on their devices.
  • New DUALSHOCK® Controller - enjoy a more immersive gaming experience with highly sensitive six-axis sensor, share button and touch pad for completely new ways to play and interact.
  • 500GB Hard Drive, 8GB Memory and 8 Core x86 AMD CPU

Needless to say, BrightHouse will be stocking both Xbox and PS4s at great value weekly prices*. However, these items are likely to be in extremely high demand over the Christmas period, so if you want to increase your chances of getting a console in time, we strongly recommend registering your interest today.

You can register your interest in the Xbox One and the Playstation Four . Please note that registering your interest is not a guarantee of receiving a console on release day, nor is it a commitment to buy. However, it does mean that we’ll contact you with stock availability and purchase details before anyone else.

Are you looking forward the this Winter’s gaming bonanza? Are you team Xbox, or team Playstation? Or are you a long-suffering ‘console widow’ who doesn’t quite understand what all the fuss is about? Be sure to let us know in our comments section.

*Weekly cost TBC


Add your comment




  • dawn williama said:


    Hiya,I'm on the wish list at brighthouse,I'm worried,as I need for my daughter Xmas pressy,Iv contacted the local store,not very helpful,Js said wait to be contacted.

  • dave tarran said:


    no matthew, they sell on a first come first served basis from what i gather you will be the 8th person they ring for stock alert but if the 9th or 10th person get to the store before you they get one before you, id go in as soon as they contact you or ring them moring of release

  • Matthew Sandilands said:


    I am 8th on the preorder list at brighthouse Rochdale for the ps4 I am just enquiring , would that secure me day one stock for day release ?

  • sabrina said:


    When will it be possible to get the xbox one from u guys

  • sean brown said:


    how much will the playstation 4 cost a week at brighthouse




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