The Xbox One is currently the most powerful Xbox on the market. It’s features are highly useful for playing 4K games on your TV. Most play in or near native 4K resolution and have higher frame rates and graphical quality over the previous generation consoles ( Xbox One, PlayStation 4 ). This specific console is competing with the PlayStation 4 Pro and has a number of advantages.
Xbox One X vs PlayStation 4 Pro
The Xbox One X Is The Best For Everything Besides 1st Party Gaming
|Xbox One X||PlayStation 4 Pro|
|AMD Jaguar 8-core 2.3 Ghz||AMD Jaguar 8-core 2.3Ghz|
|12 GB GDDR5 6.8 Gb/s||8 GB GDDR5|
|40 Compute Unit Polaris-based AMD Custom GPU | 2560 Stream Processors | 32 ROPs | 4K Capable ( Games and Entertainment ) | 6 TF||32 Compute Unit Polaris-based AMD Custom GPU | 2304 Stream Processors | 4.2 TF|
|1 TB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive|
|Blu-ray ( Games and Movies )||Blu-ray ( Games Only )|
|No VR Support||VR Support in select games|
The Xbox One X’s raw power and improvements over the original Xbox One make it a much better purchase for owners of the current Xbox One looking to upgrade to current generation at a lower cost than buying the Xbox One Scarlett. Plus, the console is much more powerful than the PS4 Pro and offers higher resolutions of current games. Some even run in full 4K resolution on the Xbox One X but not on the PlayStation 4 Pro. So, this is old news, why am I mentioning this now?…
Easy. For those interested in quality 1st party titles I would choose the PlayStation 4 Pro. The PS4 Pro has many 1st party games in their lineup the Xbox One X and its entire library are not privy to because of studio deals made with Sony directly. All gaming companies do this but PlayStation has the most of any standard console to date. Games like God of War, Death Stranding and Spider Man are all exclusives to the PS4 that won’t be coming out to the Xbox One at all or in the near future. So, if you want any of these games you would have to buy the PS4 to be able to play them because they are not offered on any other console. I would check the games lineup for both consoles ( Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro ) and decide which is the console for you. Xbox has their own first party lineup but it is not as popular as PlayStation’s lineup so I would check to be sure. Xbox has games like Gears of War, Halo and Crackdown.
Otherwise, if you are not interested in any of the games PlayStation has and it does not bother you to lose the PlayStation 1st party titles buying an Xbox One X then I would suggest buying one in all other cases. Why? Xbox One X offers a more powerful console, better quality online ( Xbox Live ) than PlayStation’s online ( PlayStation Network ). More is offered and better quality online connections are available with Xbox Live. Microsoft is the undisputed leader in the online services and definitely best both PlayStation and Nintendo at their online infrastructure. Xbox offers more games in native 4K resolution and a Blu-ray drive that plays both movies and games in 4K. The PlayStation 4 Pro only plays games in 4K which makes it useless to play optical 4K Blu-ray movies you have in your room somewhere. You would need to buy a separate Blu-ray player if you wanted to watch movies.
Another important thing to note is virtual reality, or VR. Virtual Reality is only fully supported by the PlayStation 4 Pro. The Xbox One does not support VR on their consoles. Microsoft does release VR games but they are on PC instead. This can make the Xbox One X a no-go for some who need VR. If VR is what you’re interested in the PS4 Pro is your best bet because of Xbox One X not currently supporting any VR games. PlayStation VR is also highly reviewed and offers some great high quality content that will make you feel like you are part of the gaming universe. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t tried it yet.
Although sometimes people talk about power and think it’s no big deal when it comes to things, when you are buying game consoles it is extremely important. Power is something that can make or break your game. If you have a system that is not fast enough to run the games you are buying it is going to “slow down” and you won’t be able to play it. Either that or it will look graphically horrible. Besides, the powerful consoles last a longer period of time without needing a hardware upgrade. So, if you buy an Xbox One X now then you can easily last longer than the PS4 without upgrading to the next generation consoles coming up. That means you save money in the long run and do not have to spend an additional $400 for a console in the future because you last a longer period of time because your console can handle the games better than the PS4 Pro in the future.
So, I hope this helped for your choices this year! Happy Gaming!