Gamers can now get Microsoft's Xbox One S, while Sony's PS4 Pro releases on Nov. 10. The two gaming consoles have several important differences, and it is good to know which one is worth buying. Now, here's the latest about Xbox One S and PS4 Pro release date, specs and price.
First, it is important to talk about the price of the two new consoles. The PS4 Pro costs $399. With that price, Sony's upcoming console has very powerful system that beats the current models of Xbox One and PS4. On the other hand, the Xbox One S only costs $299. The extra hundred dollars that buyers can save from this console could go for a second controller and a new game.
If price isn't an issue, buyers should opt for the PS4 Pro which has the horsepower advantage over Xbox One S. However, the Xbox One S is absolutely budget-friendly hardware that comes with built-in Ultra-HD Blu-Ray player.
In terms of processor, the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro are both equipped with 8 Core AMD Jaguar CPU, which is partnered with 8GB of RAM. The difference is in graphics performance. PS4 Pro's 4.2 teraflops of GPU is much more powerful than Xbox One S' Radeon (914 Ghz), as per report from IGN.
For buyers who want to watch movies in ultra-clear 4K resolution, Xbox One S is the smart choice, according to Forbes. Both the Xbox One S and the PS4 Pro have support for 4K resolution and HDR (high-dynamic range) technology. But even though PS4 Pro has more powerful processor and graphics chip, the Xbox One S is the only console that has built-in Ultra-HD Blu-Ray player.
The Ultra-HD Blu-Ray player of Xbox One S is important for buyers that have Ultra-HD TV, because they can play their favorite games at 4K resolution -- essentially four times the pixel count of 1080p on HD TV.
Overall, we think the Xbox One S is a better console than PS4 Pro. Aside from being cheaper, its base model is bundled with five games: Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and Halo 5.
Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that Microsoft would release its own "Pro" console next year. Codenamed as Xbox One "Scorpio," this hardware is said to be much more powerful than the Xbox One S, and spec-wise, even better than the PS4 Pro. For patient gamers, waiting for the availability of the Scorpio might be a good move.