Microsoft released the update a while back to their gaming console, debuting the Xbox 1 S, and people went nuts for it. Then Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro, and around the same time PlayStation VR. This was Sony’s answer to 4K and the virtual gaming world. So, rumors of Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio started to leak and speculation was, this is going to be something big from Redmond, Washington.
Then E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, started in Los Angeles and Microsoft kicked it of with the release of Scorpio, or the Xbox One X, bringing 4K and more power to the Xbox platform. But, from what many people see, this is just Microsofts version of the PlayStation 4 Pro. It is not really a jump ahead of Sony. More like a call in poker. And the better hand still seems to be held by Sony. Microsoft made no announcement of a VR set up for the Xbox and that leaves them behind.
Microsoft will start selling the Xbox One X one year after Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro, and it is going to be priced $100 more than the Sony offering. Stats say the Xbox One X is more powerful among the two, offering 4k visuals, plus HDR. The PS4 Pro Does not have the HDR feature. Looking at the CPU, GPU, and memory, yes, the Xbox One X is slightly more powerful than the PS4 Pro, according to PC World, but most gamers are not going to notice to much of an advantage.
A handful of 4K games will be available when the system is launched in November, with seven being named already. By the time people actually get there hands on the system, there is likely to be a few more added to the list. Some existing games will get a 4K update for free, like Minecraft.
With the price higher than the PlayStation 4 Pro, no VR support (as of yet), and 4K gaming and video playback, with HDR, is the Xbox One X worth upgrading to? Right now, while E3 continues, CDA News thinks it is to early to jump on the Xbox bandwagon. Sony just seems to offer more right now, even with a slightly less powerful machine. The Xbox One X does not replace the One S, but will coexist with the non-4K model. So, there will still be a model for half the price of the Xbox One Pro.
So, what do you fans think? Is the Xbox One X what you were hoping for? Or is it lacking what you expected? Will you stick with PlayStation 4 Pro? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
By Cletus Dillwood
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