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Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Which Is Best For Your Gaming Habit?

November 19, 2017 by  
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( Even when Microsoft and Sony revealed all the details about their gaming consoles last year, the Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro debate didn’t stop there. Now, when Black Friday deals and exciting discount offers are on the way, the questions remains the same – “Should I buy the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro?” To help you make the right choice, here we are comparing everything the two consoles offer. So depending on your gaming habits, you can make a right decision.

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Who wins the performance game?

Checking their hardware capabilities is a great way to know which is the best performing console. Microsoft Xbox One X is being marketed as “the world’s most powerful console.” Is it true? Let’s find out.

Microsoft’s Xbox One X comes equipped with a 2.3GHz 8-core AMD CPU and Integrated AMD graphics. The graphics performance is 6 teraflops, a solid boost in processing. Out of its 12GB GDDR5 RAM, the Xbox One X reserves around 3GB of RAM for system files. It means that you get 9GB of RAM for gaming. The console sports a 1TB HDD and also features a dedicated 4K HDR Blu-ray/DVD optical drive. A gaming console with this much power is undoubtedly a beast.

If you look at Sony’s offering, the PlayStation 4 Pro has a 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU. This console also brings an integrated AMD graphics but the graphics performance is 4.2 teraflops, which is 1.8 teraflops lesser than the Xbox One X’s. The total RAM is 8GB, and just like every other console, the PS4 Pro also needs to reserve some memory for system files. It means that you get less than 8GB of RAM for gaming. The storage capacity of PS4 is the same 1TB HDD, but the good news is Sony lets you replace it with an SSD or a bigger hard drive.

The results are in front of you and now, it’s very clear that the Xbox One X beats the PS4 Pro in terms of performance. The most important factor is how game developers leverage the power of these consoles. There’s a lot of noise about 4K gaming. So read this very carefully to clear your doubts. The PlayStation 4 Pro comes equipped with a Blu-ray player. It means that only the Xbox One X is capable of playing media in 4K HDR.

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Software, content, value, features

Obviously, both the devices feature different operating systems and UI. This year, Microsoft has made several changes in its software and it offers more features on the Xbox One X. The features such as Cortana integration, more choices for the color schemes, time-sensitive notifications, and Microsoft Mixer are very interesting. But Sony PlayStation 4 Pro’s UI looks neat and clutter-free. Both the devices have strong and weak points in terms of how their operating system works, but those who focus more on gaming rather than spending time on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Videos on the console, Sony brings a better UI experience with the PS4 Pro.

When you choose to buy a gaming console, your main focus remains on games you get to play. The biggest factor is which platform provides better games. No matter how powerful console you have, your ultimate goal is getting a large number of good quality games. When we checked the games library on both the platforms, we found that most of the popular games are available in the Sony’s PlayStation library. Whichever you choose, there are many console exclusive titles available to play, but as far as the quality and quantity are concerned, Sony PlayStation 4 Pro beats the Xbox One X in terms of availability of quality games.

The Sony PS4 Pro stays ahead in terms of usability. With the PS4 Pro package, you get a controller with a charging cable. On the other hand, the Xbox One X controller comes with AA batteries. So, with Sony’s PS4 Pro, you won’t have to keep a stock of batteries ready. The PS4 Pro also supports virtual reality through PlayStation VR and it is also capable of streaming 4K HDR media. Microsoft’s Xbox One X currently doesn’t support virtual reality. Whether you call it a setback for Sony or an advantage of buying the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s console comes equipped with a physical 4K HDR Blu-ray player. So if you have a 4K ready TV, some of the games which are enhanced for 4K HDR support will give a better experience with the Xbox One X.

There’s a $100 difference between their prices. Sony’s PS4 Pro is available at $399 while the Xbox One X ships for $499. It’s wise to keep your needs in mind before spending money on any of the two consoles. Both the consoles have their own strength and weaknesses, but the best thing is whichever you choose, it will be a smart choice. So according to you, who wins the Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro battle?

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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One Response to “Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Which Is Best For Your Gaming Habit?”
  1. Fred Washington says:

    Thanks for the breakdown.

    Note: Don’t believe one can go wrong with either device. Only reason I would choose the PS4 Pro because of the selection of games… Also seem to get the most exclusives.

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