Ah, now we can finally compare the two. Pretty much. With Microsoft's Xbox One cat out of the bag, at last both it and that other yes-its-been-announced-but-no-we-dont-know-every-detail console, the PlayStation 4, can be put under our powerful, analytical virtual microscopes.
There are still plenty of unanswered questions on both sides, but that won't stop us from diving in headfirst into what we actually do know.
Hardware The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 house very similar silicon inside their respective bodies, with a few key differences.