Whether you are an Xbox enthusiast or a PlayStation lover, both of these gaming giants have brought out flagship consoles which are worth comparing.
Despite both being 4K consoles, the difference in their price points mean they don’t necessarily compete directly with each other. The PS4 Pro was launched last year and retails for $349, while the highly anticipated Xbox One X is due for release in November this year, and has a price tag of $449 – $499. Whist this is not a massive difference in price, it may be more than some are willing to spend.
Here we take a look at their specs side by side.
Xbox One X Specs
The Xbox One X boasts a full 6 teraflops which refers to the measure of graphical horsepower, and 326 GB/s which is the bandwidth of the memory, and tells you the speed at which the GPU (graphics processing unit) can get the graphics from the memory onto the screen. In the graphic specs, the Xbox One X outstrips the PS4 Pro’s performance.
PS4 Pro Specs
The PS4 Pro comes with 4.12 teraflops, and 218 GB/s. Although less than the Xbox One X, these are still pretty impressive specs by today’s standards.
Games and Compatibility
Microsoft has recently announced that the Xbox One X will have backwards compatibility with its predecessor the Xbox One, and the one before that the Xbox 360. The Xbox One X comes with a 360 emulator inside it, which allows players to simply slide their 360 discs into the new console and play.
This is a huge deal for Xbox enthusiasts as it means that all peripherals and games already purchased do not need to be replaced as they will also work on the new Xbox One X. There still won’t be as many games as you’d find at a Canadian mobile casino, but backwards compatibility is a major perk for many. This saving in cost helps the Xbox One X compete a bit more with the PS4 Pro’s more reasonable price point.
PS4 Pro consoles do not offer backwards compatibility however it does have a solution to the problem. Sony offers PlayStation Now which allows players to stream older game versions though their PS4 Pro via a home internet connection.
The difference in graphics power between these 2 consoles will make a difference to the gaming experience. Microsoft is aiming for full 4K at 60 teraflops, while not all PS4 Pro games will meet that criteria.
Some PS4 Pro games manage the full 60 teraflops at 4K while other will run at 30 teraflops in 4K. The rest use upscaling methods to appear 4K. While this is still a fantastic gaming experience, the Xbox One X has the edge in this instance.
While comparing these 2 consoles, it’s worthwhile to look at the games exclusive to each one because regardless of how brilliantly the console performs, you still need great games to play on it. Microsoft showed a variety of new Xbox exclusives earlier this year, which included Battlegrounds, PlayerUnknown’s, Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7 and some other smaller titles.
Here PS4 pro definitely has the edge with their exclusive game offerings of God of War 4, Death Stranding, Detroit: Become Human, and Insomniac’s Spiderman game to name but a few.
Both consoles have their pros and cons. Whether you are looking for the device with the best performance, or the wider range of exclusive games entices you, there is no doubt that there is something for everyone with these 2 fantastic gaming devices.