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Is Xbox One X Worth $100 More Than The PS4 Pro?

| June 14, 2017

Is Xbox One X Worth $100 More Than The PS4 Pro? News  Xbox One X PS4 Pro

The Xbox One X has been shown to be a powerful gaming machine that’s capable of state of the industry visuals.  Microsoft has revealed that a number of games will take advantage of the technology making 4K gaming on console a reality this fall.  The only sticking point for many people is that the console costs $499, more expensive than Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

According to Microsoft the price is right.  “I would make more of a comparison to the PC space in terms of capabilities,” says Dave McCarthy of the company.  The console has the kind of horsepower that you’d expect in a high-end gaming PC.  The 6 teraflops, extra RAM, cooling chamber, it’s really stuff that consoles haven’t had or needed in the past.  Throw in the UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming capabilities, HDR support, and Dolby Atmos, $499 is lower than anyone thought the console would be when it was announced.

If your main objective is to get to 4K resolution and a stable framerate it’s certainly a less expensive alternative to a gaming PC which could cost almost double the $499 price tag.  The PlayStation 4 Pro, however, will utilize that 4K TV as well.  And while there’s been no mention of a price drop for the PS4 Pro in response to Microsoft’s announcement of $499 for the Xbox One X, analysts are already speculating that Sony could move lower if they wanted to and that would put Sony at an even greater advantage in terms of price.

Currently, the PS4 Pro sells for $399 while the Xbox One will cost $100 more.  It’ll be up to Microsoft to get out there and explain why these two consoles differ and where that extra $100 goes.  The UHD Blu-Ray and streaming capabilities will be go a long way in that.  But the difference between “True 4K” and the methods that Sony uses to get there aren’t easily discernable by the average consumer.

It sounds like the list of games optimized for the Xbox One X will be pretty robust.  A long list of titles was announced at Microsoft’s press conference that revealed over thirty titles would be seeing post launch patches to take advantage of the console.  Even with the November 7th release date just a handful of months away, those interested in securing the console have yet to do so.  Pre-orders for the Xbox One X have yet to go live.

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  • I❤️Weights

    Mic drop. Everyone keep buying PS and I’ll keep buying the better console.

    I have a PS but let’s pretend I don’t in this scenario so I sound more like a bad ass.

  • Dennis

    I think it is, most assuredly.

  • Troy Marcel

    Yes

  • Guest

    A extra hundred dollars because they finally got with the program and added Blu Ray and wait for it…. they can stream 4k just like the ps4 pro !!!!!! Holy shit, it’s like they finally caught up with Sony and they just need to charge a little more to make some profit since xbox is literally only for 12 year olds and under that can only make a purchase when daddy says OK. Well good for you Microsoft, at least you tried. Of course when the ps5 comes out this will be obsolete and even though the Xbox one x isn’t even close to the Xbox one they still pretend it’s not a new generation. Call it what you want but this new generation of xbox ( that isnt next gen for the sake of their arguement ) isn’t worth my time and will be forgot with sonys next Gen. Microsoft is to far behind in the race to ever catch up, like Sony is a Porche and Microsoft is a potato.

    • Brian

      Your entire post is wrong.

    • freddy_uk

      They selling xbox one x at a lost.

    • Allan

      My PS4 Pro still doesn’t play 4k Blu-Ray did I miss something and my Xbox One S streams 4k just fine so not sure what you are talking about. I love both of my systems and pre ordered the Xbox One X. Every iteration of console will be more powerful than the last on both sides from now into infinity no matter if they choose to call it a new generation or an update. Just buy what you like or want because the last time I checked, no matter which system anyone else has or what fan boy of whichever side says whatever they want, it does not effect my time gaming in my game room in the least.

  • Allan

    My PS4 Pro still doesn’t play 4k Blu-Ray did I miss something and my Xbox One S streams 4k just fine so not sure what you are talking about. I love both of my systems and pre ordered the Xbox One X. Every iteration of console will be more powerful than the last on both sides from now into infinity no matter if they choose to call it a new generation or an update. Just buy what you like or want because the last time I checked, no matter which system anyone else has or what fan boy of whichever side says whatever they want, it does not effect my time gaming in my game room in the least.

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