PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X is one of the most complicated decisions that gamers must face because both alternatives are great. Both the PS4 and the Xbox X add millions of fans and rightly so: both use state-of-the-art technology to achieve a superior and exciting entertainment experience. The list of advantages is equally long for any of the options, and there are several issues that we must address before making the decision.
Which one is better?
Fans of video games spend hours discussing on the Internet which is the best console. The truth is that it is impossible to define objectively which is the winner since it depends on each player. Therefore, instead of giving a unanimous verdict, we tell you what are the characteristics of each so you can choose the one that best meets your expectations.
Differences between PS4 Pro and Xbox One X
Before reviewing each of the consoles in detail, we will make a simple comparison of the fundamental characteristics that every gamer wants to know about a console.
- Price: The price of both consoles is similar, but the Xbox One X cost relatively high.
- Hardware: Both consoles use the same CPU and a similar GPU, combined in a single chip, so the difference in device lies mostly in its RAM. The PlayStation 4 uses 8GB GDDR5 memory, while Microsoft has a 12GB GDDR5 RAM on its Xbox One X. It seems that with this Microsoft has an advantage.
- Resolution: Currently, most titles are running at 1080p in both systems and the differences between one or the other – as long as they are multi-platform titles – are practically non-existent or very difficult to detect.
- Accessories: Outside of the traditional accessory, the Xbox has a clear advantage and is the Kinect technology: a free game control and entertainment that works with high speed, works in low light and detects aspects such as the position of muscles and body temperature.
PlayStation 4 Pro
The arm wrestling between Microsoft and Sony is a battle of years, and that will continue to generate many debates. But the truth is that beyond the comparison between them, each console has different specific characteristics.
Sony’s approach with its Ps4 is to do one thing, and it does really well. Playing is the goal, and the experience will be as enjoyable as possible even if you have more difficulty doing other things, such as using applications or watching television.
The technical specifications of the console are as follows: it has an 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU at 2.1 GHz. Its video card is an integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance – and has an 8GB GDDR5 RAM. Its reader is a classic Bluray DVD and has different hard drive options, with 1 TB HDD. Its connection to the Internet is of the type IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wifi, the hitch with the television is of the type HDMI 4k and, its audio exit is HDMI and optical.
If you do not have a next-generation console, this is precisely the most powerful. If you already have your console, it is not necessary to change it.
Games for Ps4 pro
The PlayStation is among the best of this generation and in 2018 there are exciting developments. This console has titles like Detroit: Become Human, God of War, Last of Us part 2, Shadow of the Colossus, and Spider-Man. Surely, wins the battle of exclusivity against the Xbox with a diverse proposal of AAA games. Also, it is worth highlighting its commitment to virtual reality.
Xbox One X
Unlike the PS4 Pro, the Xbox X is a video game console but covers much more. It allows to connect functions and aspires to become “the” multimedia center of the living room. Its applications, in general, are much better.
The Xbox One has an x86 processor with eight cores at 2.3GHz. The graphics depend on integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance. It has a memory of 12GB GDDR5, and its reader is a 4K/HDR Bluray. Like the Ps4 Pro, it has a 1 TB HDD. The Internet connection is IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000 and has an HDMI input and output with the 4k backing.
Games for Xbox One X
The Xbox One is the console for those who enjoy playing in groups: that is, the “party games.” Also, this device will be generating many new features thanks to its integration with Windows 10, such as the ability to play remotely. The Xbox has titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on, Tacoma and Cuphead, but, in a variety of games, the winner is the Ps4.
Xbox One S
The new Xbox One S has a practical design that takes less place than the previous one. Moreover, it makes almost no noise, unlike the Ps4. One of its best news is that it has a 4k support that applies to any video content, either by Blu-Ray or streaming. It also has HDR support compatible with video games (as long as we have a television that allows it). It comes with a 2TB hard drive, twice the original. Its price is according to the quality of the console.
It seems that both Sony and Microsoft consoles have their advantages. In the case of the Xbox, it seeks to offer something more than a gaming experience, while Sony aims to generate an unbeatable gaming experience. The decision is in which characteristics weigh more for us.