Raging console fanboys will love this article because it’s everything you guys love in one review.
Sony Vs Microsoft, both companies have released new consoles and it’s time to compare. Not because their is anything really to compare, they are literally just resolution upgrades… But anyway sit back and enjoy the review.
Now as you all may know this is an ‘Accessory Test’ review so we will be analyzing both consoles specs and durability based off their design.
Specifications Held Back From Old Hardware
Both consoles have essentially made small increases with their CPU power. However, they aren’t large enough to actually notice a difference.
The Xbox One S is largely the same as the 2013 model and runs all the exact same games as the original Xbox One. With the added 4K option, which only is useful if you have a 4K monitor.
In comparison, you have the PS4 Pro which adds a tiny 34% improvement when running games such as Project Cars, other than that it provides the same use as the original, plus the 4K and PlayStation VR option.
Another thing to add about the 4K guy’s is that it is not available on every single current generation game, meaning you won’t be able to access this resolution for all your games, only ones implemented with that option by the developers.
Here is a IGN comparison video to show the small graphical differences:
As you can tell these consoles are blatant cash grabs and are totally unnecessary to purchase, unless you want that added 4K resolution upgrade, PlayStation VR or the HD Blu-ray player with Xbox One S. Noting that PlayStation VR is sold separately, costs extra and doesn’t have many titles out for it yet.
Therefore, both consoles receive a minus 1 point for being so underwhelming.
Breaking The Stalemate – Design And Durability
Well now we have a deal breaker so how do both consoles look…
The PS4 Pro looks like a Tetris building that’s been given an added layer, as indicated by this picture:
It makes it look a bit chunkier and reminds me of nothing else except a standard PlayStation 4.
The Xbox One S on the other hand has copied the PS4 and gone for a slimmer design, with an added checkered grill, looks great…
Moving on we now get into durability test. I decided because the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S are so similar, I will be showcasing a durability test of their original designs, just to highlight the fact that they are still made of weak plastic.
Above Video: ‘Wired’ PS4 vs Xbox One Durability Test.
As you can tell, PS4 lose to the brick design of Xbox One. A chainsaw is pushed through the Playstation 4, whilst also putting an end to the design debate.
Therefore, Xbox One S gains a point in this department, putting it in the lead over the PS4 Pro based on its strength.
I Do Not Recommend
Both consoles are basically the same as the originals in terms of specs with the added feature of 4K and Playstation VR. I can’t say that I would recommend these consoles if you already own a PS4 or Xbox One.
The PS4 standards are a lot cheaper than the Pro with Xbox One S being more affordable than the original Xbox One in most cases. Actual in game features are the same for both consoles plus you will save money if you don’t have a 4K TV.
Therefore, both consoles lose in this case and I’m giving them a cheap rating of 5/10.
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below on what console you prefer?
Take care Guy’s and have a great day!