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A look inside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

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The next generation of console gaming is here. Sony launched its PlayStation 4 last week, and Microsoft launches the Xbox One today, ushering in a new battle between the hardware titans.

Over the last several months, we've become very familiar with the exterior design of both consoles. But with both devices now available, iFixit has torn them open for a look at everything that's packed inside. Both companies expect these products to remain on the market for up to a decade, so the Xbox One and PS4 will be powering the games you play for years to come.

For more information on what each of these consoles can actually do (and which is worth your money), be sure to follow our coverage of both next-gen systems.

Inside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4


The Xbox One dwarfs PlayStation 4 in terms of sheer footprint. Many onlookers have likened Microsoft's latest console to a VCR. (Image credit: iFixit)

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