It’s always a pleasure to see the milestones of technology through the enhancements gradually becoming available in two of the most purchased consoles.

Sony and Microsoft have battled out their PlayStations and Xbox units for years; some may have considered that the PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio, respectively, are developed to one-up each to challenge which tech giant is the future of mega HD gaming.

I, however, don’t see these as two competing units. These two new units market value will never hit a massive following like the original PS4 and Xbox One; rather their demographic would be towards those who are more capable of affording more purchases than just the sole units. Simply, this is not Sony and Microsoft’s answer to each other’s units, but their own separate bonus to the privileged that can afford not just the console, but an all-new television that can support the graphics.

It’s still an amazing accomplishment for both consoles to create a machine of that size to be capable of producing 4k graphics plus a terabyte of memory. It is common knowledge that video games are a luxury to those who can afford it, but their new consoles are taking that luxury to a whole new level. The allowance of 4k graphics means that a regular television is not going to cut it. I, for example, with a salary measly as any professional fulltime writer/journalist can tell you, cannot afford or care to afford another television for the sake of a new console. The games will still be the same, and I’m okay with the original and my regular TV.

In business journalism, we are taught of the value in numbers. Right now, according to VGChartz, the PS4 sits on top as the most purchased unit globally, with the Xbox One in second. In its debut last year, the PS4 Pro was still able to sell a remarkable 40,000 units, according to an article in PlayStation Lifestyle. Though an outstanding debut, one can tell that if games can still play the same games with their original console, then it is likely that they will find no need for a new console.

In the end, consoles are just one part of the market. The focus will still, and always will be, the games exclusive to the consoles that make their value. Sony and Microsoft’s lineup are the products to watch with acclaimed, game of the year contenders Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh for the PS4. Meanwhile, Microsoft, according to Forbes, is struggling with the cancellations of their exclusives like Scalebound. The year is still young, so we can only watch what these two tech powerhouses have in store, with Nintendo, as well, crawling up to the arena.

  • Edonus

    The reality is there is no real comparison……. as a piece of technology, hardware and functioning piece of consumer tech the Scorpio is more powerful and does more stuff.

    What you will see shill and gaming media spinners do is tell you to focus only on the amount of games that are coming out right now or the opinions of others on those games (not the technical reality of them). The Xbox has over 3 years of exclusive games for a consumer just buying the console with more still coming and titles that use technology Sony and Nintendo dont even have access to.

    The games will look and play better on the scorpio (which is the advantage everyone gave the Ps4 standard vs the X1 standard we can clearly see all the hypocrites when they own a Ps4 launch model and no Scorpio) Throw in the 4k blu ray player and the adoption rate of 4kTVs the real question is if you own a 4k tv or plan on owning a 4k tv what level of stupidity and bias are you working to not own a Xbox Scorpio.

    • matthew garcia

      1st off you dont even know what the scorpio is gonna do and how much its going to cost for the consumer. Honestly i dont really see any xbox exclusives that will actually move consoles. Maybe some that may sell decently to there small current install base but nothing to expand it. Playstation obviously has the game advantage. This gen has showed that people do not care how well a console plays television like microsoft tried to do with xbox and it failed miserably. It does not matter if sony is the most powerful console like last gen or the weakest like the gen before that with ps2. Playstation is most gamers go to console for the exclusives and diverse library of games.

      • Edonus

        Actually we know exactly what the Scorpio will do……. it will play games at a higher fidelity and performance when devs make game without parity. The cost is irrelevant because value is dependent on the individual consumer and their needs.

        Games are subjective….. you can say you see nothing to move consoles (even though it doesnt work that way) I can say I see nothing to make me want to buy a Ps4….. again subjective. What is not subjective is that Ps4 is coming out with more games and the Xbox One games are using more technology and advancements in their games that add more replay value. Playstations game advantage is made up.

        This generation has only shown how easily influenced the gaming community is and how bias gaming media can tank a product. I play games and watch TV…. I have owned gaming consoles since the first Atari and can easily say when the Xbox One launched with its full range of voice commands and gesture controls and features it was the most impressive console I ever purchased….. and thats not me letting IGN make up my mind for me or trying to sound cool on NeoFAG. That console felt like the future….. I would buy it again if they offered it.I have owned Playstations before and I am always disappointed. I know its the commercial casual worldwide go to console but Sony lacks to me. I like some of the games they offer but with my gaming habits they just deliver…. Too many One offs not, too many interactive movies and not enough game.