This last E3 we saw the reveal of the “most powerful console ever” the Xbox One X. Given that Sony’s powerful PS4 Pro had already been on the shelves for months – what makes one better than the other? Will we see a renewed battle of the consoles? Was Microsoft able to give the people what they wanted? Here are 3 reasons why you should chose the Xbox One X.
The hardware only on the Xbox One X is far superior to the PS4 Pro. More Processing power (6 Teraflops vs 4.2), more memory (12GB vs 8GB) as well as Xbox One X offering a 4K/HDR Blu Ray Player to Sony completing omitting any 4K player with just a standard Blu Ray/DVD. X is clearly the choice for 4K Gaming as well as 4K entertainment as a whole. The sheer size is also smaller in comparison to other Xbox models, making it easier to put next to your other entertainment devices. There will be a new style of cooling as well, so with the massive processing power, overheating should not be an issue. Given all the time and effort Xbox put into the development of this console – their efforts are seemingly going to pay off when the console drops later this year.
In addition to exclusives, Backwards Compatibility will continue with the Xbox One X, with gamers being able to play those games in the improved, high definition gaming environment. Games will come in Native 4K on X, while PS4 will not. Frame rates will be higher on X, almost to the point of a middle of the road gaming PC. Exclusives will also be a positive, with updated graphics and rendering as well as those higher frame rates. You can look forward to new IPs as well as Xbox favorites getting new and better looks. In the overall playing of games, this powerful console is the clear choice.
Xbox One X has more power therefore developers are going to work with Microsoft to create games. During an interview, one developer stated that the difference between consoles was “night and day” and that the Xbox One X was easier, smoother and overall better than PS4 Pro. This is a large selling point if developers find it easier to work with one console over another. This will lead to exclusives, better performing games, and popularity for X rather than Pro. Other publishers will be more likely to develop their games on the Xbox One X and so the multi-platform games will perform and play better on X, and perhaps exclusives will be offered as something more enticing.
In the end the Xbox One X is simply more powerful than the PS4. With Native 4K games, higher processing power and memory it is quite easy to ignore the $100 more price tag for the rewards in high end gaming. A strong line up of games and exclusives as well as bundles with games and other hardware, like 4k televisions will help bolster sales and sway folks one way or another. Will you be picking up an X when it drops this Novemeber? Make your comments below. And as always follow ThisGenGaming on Twitter @TGGamingReviews for all the news, reviews and commentaries in the gaming industry.