With Project Scorpio on the horizon, the question is, does it need to outsell the PS4 Pro to be a success? The answer to that would have to be a no.
The reason why I don’t think that it needs to outsell the PS4 Pro to be a success is because Microsoft is taking its time in making Project Scorpio. With the PS4 Pro it just seems that all Sony did was make an announcement that the PS4 Pro and Slim were coming out and a short amount of time, after that, it seemed like they were released. It was almost like they were rushed into making the PS4 Pro and Slim after the announcement of Microsoft’s Xbox One S and in anticipation of Project Scorpio. Now if Xbox One S is a small indication of how Project Scorpio is going to be, then it looks like Project Scorpio is going to look really amazing given how long Microsoft is taking in making this console.
The reported specs of Project Scorpio is already showing that Microsoft’s newest console is going to be more powerful than PlayStation’s PS4 Pro. So far the specs of Project Scorpio is that it will support 4K definition; have an 8-core AMD processor; 320 gigabytes per second memory bandwidth; and a 6 teraflops graphics processor. Now compare that to the PS4 Pro where the specs for it include the 4K definition support; an AMD processor (while Microsoft is hinting that Project Scorpio’s AMD is going to be newer); a 4.2 teraflops graphics processor; and the memory bandwidth is 218 gigabytes per second.
Also by taking a look at the Xbox One S specs, it can give an indication of what to expect the rest of Project Scorpio’s specs. Most likely we can expect Project Scorpio to support external hard drive storage and hopefully it will start out with the same amount of storage options as the Xbox One S has came out with. Xbox One S appears to be the only console that has the 4k/HDR and Blu-Ray drive while the PS4 Pro only has the Blu-ray/DVD drive despite PS4 Pro being marketed as a 4k system so Project Scorpio might bring the 4k/HDR/Blu-Ray Drive with it when its released.
With Microsoft having the backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games being played on Xbox One and the play anywhere option, as long as you have a Windows 10 computer, Project Scorpio is going to have more options of how to play and what to play when it comes out. Hopefully throughout the year, we can get more information about Project Scorpio and at E3, Microsoft can show more Project Scorpio during their showing.
So far, Project Scorpio is looking to be quite a powerful and cool looking console compared to the rest. If it can live up to the expectations with the possibilities of how powerful the console is, it would be a good for gamers and Microsoft can continue with that momentum and come out with better games and products that will live up to the potential of Project Scorpio.
Does Project Scorpio have to outsell PS4 Pro to be a success? No, it doesn’t, but it looks like it will be a success when it does come out. However, another question does come to mind, can Project Scorpio end the year on a high for Microsoft after having a terrible start at the beginning or will it look like the decline of Xbox? Now all we can do is wait to see how well Project Scorpio will do and what PlayStation’s plans will be for their next console after the release of Project Scorpio.