With Nintendo seeing slow sales of the new Wii U gaming system, the console war seems like it's down to Microsoft and Sony, especially after Nintendo decided to skip the recent E3 conference.
If you're in the market for one of these high-tech and all-encompassing entertainment systems, which one should you buy?
You could check out this side-by-side breakdown from The Verge of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
The technology testers at TechRadar also offer a PS4 vs. XBox One comparison review, as well as individual reviews of the Xbox One and PS4.
But side-by-side comparisons and reviews aside, just which console is better? The blogosphere seems to have quite an opinion on that.
Pando Daily reports that the Xbox One makes the PlayStation 4 look like the white knight of console gaming. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post writes that the PS4 is already winning the console war.
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have received their fair share of space on the tech web.
The Verge, currently Technorati's top blog in the Technology category has some of the most in-depth XBox One coverage on the web.
• Xbox One 'may not work' in unsupported countries: "Xbox One games are for activation and distribution only in specified geographic regions," is one bit of language that has consumers wondering if the Xbox One will work wherever they might travel.
• Microsoft details Xbox One 24-hour online check, used game policies, and Kinect privacy: The Xbox One needs to connect to the internet once every 24 hours for games to work; loaning or renting games won't be available at console's launch.
• The Xbox One will always be listening to you, in your own home: With the Xbox One always listening to you, even when turned off, it can respond to cues like "Xbox on" to power on the machine. Microsoft says they aren't using the Xbox Kinect to snoop on anyone.
Ars Technica (Technorati Top 100 Gadgets, Gaming) included in its coverage of the gaming showdown this video on how to win a consol war. Ars Technica also provided several takes on Sony's next console.
• Sony: PlayStation 4 won’t restrict game discs: Sony announced at its E3 press conference today that disc-based single-player games would be freely sellable and tradeable as usual, without a connection to the Internet.
• PS4 owners will need PlayStation Plus subscription for online multiplayer: Online multiplayer gaming on the PS4 will require a $50 per year subscription to PlayStation Plus, matching a similar requirement for Xbox Live Gold to get online multiplayer on Microsoft's systems.
• Analysis: The one-two combo Sony used to knock Microsoft out of E3 2013: The sustained reaction the Sony got when it announced that the PlayStation 4 would not restrict the resale and sharing of games on discs was easily the most overwhelming reaction from an E3 audience.
Just interested in the games? VideoGamer.com (Technorati Top 100 Gaming) has a roundup of some the games for the next-gen consoles.