PS4 Pro vs Xbox one X
Gamers haven’t had an easy choice to make these last five years – both the Xbox One and PS4 were two of the most competent consoles ever seen. Both had a lot going for them – new games, higher specs and a smattering of new features – giving gamers a clear reason to upgrade from the Xbox 360 and PS3. These sequels, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, are even more powerful than the originals, challenging gamers to pick between two outstanding consoles. In terms of pure power, Xbox One X wins. Its memory bandwidth, RAM, CPU and GPU all outperform PS4 Pro, and with Middleearth: Shadow of War we’ve already seen evidence this can have a graphical impact. However, not every developer will use the Xbox One X’s power to its full potential, and at the moment it seems likely there will be a lot of parity across the two for some time. In terms of future-proofing, the Xbox One X’s power makes it your best bet, but a distinct lack of exciting first-party games may make the PS4 Pro more appealing. After all, what does draw distance matter if it means missing out on God of War? That said, outside of gaming content, the Xbox One X boasts an Ultra-hd Blu-ray player and fantastic backwards compatibility that will reduce the disruption you’d usually expect from mid-generational upgrades. The Xbox One X also has the benefit of being Microsoft’s smallest console ever. However, there is the matter of price to consider. The Xbox One X is £100 / $100 more expensive than the PS4 Pro, which may give some players pause.
n n Xbox One X: £449 / $499 PS4 Pro: £349 / $399