The eternal battle between Microsoft and Sony consoles will continue for at least another generation. But while Scarlet and PlayStation 5 don't arrive, which current video game should you buy: Xbox One or PS4? In this article we will show you the ins and outs of each console. From that point on, we will issue our impartial and impartial opinion, to assist you in this difficult decision. Look!

PlayStation 4: better exclusives, but less power

Everyone knows that the PlayStation 4 sold more units than the Xbox One. But sales don't mean everything. So you need to evaluate all the points before opening your wallet. In the case of Sony, we need to decide between the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PS4 Pro, since the original model you will hardly find on sale new. If you have a TV with 4K technology, the PS4 Pro is certainly the best choice. The processor is much more powerful, which means improved performance compared to Slim. The graphics look great on an appropriate TV, especially if the HDR effect is on. Today the Pro is just under R $ 3,000.00. If you do not have a 4K TV or simply cannot afford to buy the Pro model, Slim is more than satisfactory. Today you find a new Slim starting at R $ 2,100.00, but if you buy it in a Sony Bundle , the price comes close to R $ 2,500.00.

Connectivity

All Sony models have only one HDMI input. There is a USB port on the back and two on the front, in addition to the Ethernet cable slot. The Pro has an optical output that Slim doesn't have. In both models you can replace the hard drive with one of your choice, which can be an advantage. In terms of internet connectivity, there is nothing to worry about. All models have 802.11 ac Wi-Fi in addition to the possibility of connecting a cable.

Size and Hardware

It is necessary to take into account the size of the console. Slim is the smallest of all the big consoles of the current generation. Although it does not run 4K, it has the same library of games as the Pro and runs all of them at their highest quality. The Pro is much bigger, so you need to keep in mind the space in which you will place the video game in your home. As stated above, the PlayStation 4 Pro runs 4K and HDR, but it is not native. Furthermore, you can't reach 60 FPS in virtually any game. The 4.2 TERAFLOPs of the Pro guarantee an absurd performance compared to the two previous consoles from Sony. Slim itself is quite powerful, at least more powerful than the first two Xbox One. In terms of memory, there is not much to evaluate. It is believed that 3.5 GB of RAM on all PS4 is intended for the operating system, while the rest is given to the developers for games. In the end, the graphics and even the performance of the games will depend on how each studio creates its games . See below the technical specifications of Sony consoles:
PlayStation 4 (2013) PlayStation 4 Slim (2016) PlayStation 4 Pro (2016)
CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar
GPU 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon 4.2 AMD Radeon TFLOP
RAM memory 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 & 1GB
HDR Yes Yes Yes
4K No No Yes
Internal memory 500 MB 500 GB and 1 TB 1 TB
USB USB 3.0 (2x) USB 3.1 (2x) USB 3.1 (3x)
Bluetooth 2.1 4.0 4.0

Exclusive games

Something that is certainly decisive at the time of purchase is the games that you will have at your disposal. Many titles are made for all platforms, however certain games are exclusive to their consoles. And the PS4 exclusives are just too much. See the top 12 in our opinion:
  1. Until Dawn
  2. Gran Turismo Sport
  3. Journey
  4. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  5. Bloodborne
  6. The Last Guardian
  7. Horizon: Zero Daw
  8. Marvel's Spider Man
  9. God of War
  10. The Last of Us
  11. Detroit: Become Human
  12. Days Gone
Although Sony exclusives are often rated as superior to Microsoft, we point out that the PS4 does not have backward compatibility with the PS3. Something that the Xbox One has in relation to the 360. See in detail which PS4 to buy . Find out what ALL the next PlayStation 4 releases will be!

Xbox One: 4K native and high performance

The Xbox One is Microsoft's favorite son and has gained a lot of space after the X Scorpio version. He managed to get very close to the PlayStation family in terms of quality and even surpassed Sony consoles in several ways. Just as we recommend that you buy the PS4 Pro only if you have a 4K TV, the same advice applies with the Xbox One S or X. Especially if you are going to buy the S. It is much inferior to the Scorpio in everything, having a GPU worse than the of the PS4 Slim. If you can't or don't want to pay for a super television, but want an Xbox One, stick with S. In addition, the Xbox One S is well under consideration in Brazil today. You can find Bundles starting at R $ 1,300.00. Scorpio, on the other hand, you will find from R $ 2,200.00.

Connectivity

All Xbox One devices have two HDMI cable slots. There are 3 USB ports, input for Ethernet cable. Since Kinect has practically been discontinued by Microsoft, you need an adapter to use it. In addition, there is no way to remove and replace the hard drive of any of the models.

Size and Hardware

The Xbox One S is smaller than the original model and came with support for Ultra HD Blu-Ray. In addition, it has HDR and 4K, as long as your TV has the corresponding technology for that. The X is a little bigger than the S, but it is in the power of the Scorpio that we notice its greatness. Let's be honest: it is much better than the PS4 Pro. Its 6 TERAFLOPs and its native 4K mean that some games can be played at 60 FPS without loss of performance. In addition, the 12 GB memory, 9 dedicated to games and only 3 to the operating system, makes games run more smoothly and responsively. Remember, however, that the maximum power of the Scorpio will depend on several factors. TV and the way the developers created the game are some of the main ones. Below you can check the technical specifications of each Xbox One:
Xbox One (2013) Xbox One S (2016) Xbox One X Scorpio (2016)
CPU 1.75 GHz octa-core AMD Jaguar 1.75 GHz AMD Jaguar (octa-core) Octa-core x86 (2.3 GHz)
GPU Custom AMD (768 shaders running at 853 MHz) 1.4 TFLOPS, 12 Compute Units, 914 MHz AMD (customized), 40 Compute Units, 6 TFLOPS
RAM memory 8GB GDDR3 8 GB DDR3 RAM + 32 MB eSRAM 12 GB GDDR5
HDR No Yes Yes (HDR10)
4K No Yes Yes
Internal memory 500 GB and 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB
USB USB 3.0 (3x) USB 3.0 (2x) USB 3.0 (3x)
Bluetooth No No 4.0

Exclusive games

Just as Sony has its exclusives, so does Microsoft. And they are not far behind in terms of quality! We've also separated the Xbox One exclusives you need to play:
  1. Ryse: Son of Rome
  2. Quantum Break
  3. State of Decay 2
  4. Killer Instinct
  5. Gears of War
  6. Sea of ??Thieves
  7. Sunset Overdrive
  8. Ori and the Blind Forest
  9. Halo 5: Guardians
  10. Forza Horizon 4
It is important to say that the Xbox One is backwards compatible with previous generation games. Something that the PS4 doesn't have.

Which console to buy: Xbox One or PlayStation 4?

From the analysis we have done you have certainly come to a conclusion. If not, let's go to it: if you do not need or cannot have a 4K television, go with the PlayStation 4 Slim. If you already have the TV or are going to buy one, buy the Xbox One X. Its performance is better, and there is no comparison in terms of graphics and resolution that it achieves. But of course: exclusive games are also important. You won't be able to enjoy classics like God of War if you choose an Xbox One. If you like racing games, Forza is the best, and will never be available on Sony consoles. So you need to weigh which titles you want to play above all. And, finally, the price. Today Xbox One is worth more in terms of spending. The Scorpio is a little more expensive than the PS4 Pro in general, although it is found in some places for less. It is a matter of weighing the cost-benefit, if you have not yet decided whether it is Team Sony or Team Microsoft.

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