PS4 Pro Vs Xbox One S: How Sony Is No Match For Microsoft Console
Sony has just announced two new PlayStation models, the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. While the PS4 Slim is a refresh on the previous PS4, the PS4 Pro is a bit of an upgrade. The problem I have with Sony is that why are they introducing two different models when Microsoft has done it all in one, the Xbox One S. Let’s take a look at what Sony has to offer with the new PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.
This is a slim version of the PS4, just like we got for the PS2. Nothing special to see here in terms of performance. The design is sleeker, the heat output is less and that is pretty much it. It will be releasing on September 15th for $299.99.
The PS4 Pro is new the model that brings some performance upgrades over the previous version. The PS4 Pro features 4.2 TFLOPS of processing power coupled with 8GB of RAM. The console TDP is 310W and weighs 3.3 kg.
So here we have two products from Sony. HDR capabilities have been introduced and while there is no 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support, you can watch 4K content through streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. The PS4 Pro will be out on November 20th and will cost $399.99.
The issue is that you get all the mentioned things in the Xbox One S, which is one product.
Xbox One S
The new Xbox which has been announced way before the new PS4 models and it has downsized, it is 40% smaller than the older model. It supports HDR gaming as well as 4K content streaming while also having Blu-ray support. The console is priced at $299.99.
Microsoft has managed to give you much more in a smaller form factor and I think that if you are going to buy one out of these consoles then if you overlook the exclusive games there is no logical reason to buy the new PS4 Slim.
Although we do not know much about this upcoming console, if we take Microsoft claims to heart then the Xbox Scorpio is far more superior than the PS4. The 6 TFLOPS of power as compared to the 4.2 TFLOPS offered by the PS4 Pro. Unfortunately, we do not know when the console is coming out or what it will cost.
When it comes to performance and improvement, I do not see why people would replace their PS4 with the slim version when there is no performance enhancement whatsoever. The Xbox One S seems to be the better option here until the Scorpio comes out.