Nintendo 64 vs Sony Playstation 1 (PS1)
Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1)are two popular game consoles that everyone know, but it may be news to many and very surprising that Sony and Nintendo were collaborating for a gaming console way back in 1986. They later parted ways and Sony came out with Sony PlayStation 1 in 1994, two years before Nintendo could launch its Nintendo 64, so named after its 64-bit CPU. Both the home video game consoles are said to be the best handheld devices at that time in the world with each trying to outsmart and outsell the other with different features to lure the customers.
While both Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1) are gaming devices that were loved by gamers and sold internationally, there were notable differences between Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation 1.
Processing Power Nintendo 64 vs. Sony PS1
While Nintendo 64 was a 64 bit machine, Sony PlayStation was only a 32 bit console. This difference was evident in better graphics and colors in Nintendo 64. The colors on Nintendo 64 were vivid and bright, whereas they were somewhat dull on PlayStation 1. The graphics on PlayStation 1 could not compare with better graphics on Nintendo 64.
Variety of Games Nintendo 64 vs. Sony PS1
It was here that PlayStation beat Nintendo hands down. It had nearly 170 games to choose from, with many third party developers in its list of games. Nintendo has far less games in its kitty. PlayStation specialized in sporting titles such as NHL 98, NBA Live 98 and PGA Tour Golf. Nintendo specialized in action/adventure games Turok: The dinosaur hunter, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario cart 64. Nintendo games were more expensive than PlayStation games. While Nintendo games ranged from $49.99 to $59.99, PlayStation games were available from $39.99 to $49.99. Gamers liked PlayStation as they could also get pirated games which were much cheaper.
Storage Nintendo 64 vs. Sony PS1
While Nintendo used cartridges for storage of games, PlayStation made use of CD ROM for storage.
Price Nintendo 64 vs. Sony PS1
Nintendo 64 was pricier of the two costing $199.99, while PlayStation 1 was available at $149.99.
Nintendo games provided superior access times, whereas PlayStation games took longer to load. The quality of audio was superior in PlayStation because of CD-ROM.
› Both PlayStation1 and Nintendo 64 are home video gaming consoles
› Nintendo 64 is costlier than PlayStation 1, and its games are also costlier
› While color and graphics of Nintendo 64 are better, sound quality of PlayStation is superior
› Nintendo utilizes 64 bit machine, while PlayStation has a 32 bit machine
› PlayStation has more variety of games than Nintendo 64