Xbox One X vs Playstation 4 Pro

The Xbox and Ps4 are two of the most used gaming consoles in the world.

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The Xbox and Ps4 are two of the most used gaming consoles in the world.

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

   On Nov. 10, 2016, the Playstation 4 Pro, the latest and newest version of the Ps4, was released by Sony. Its rival console, the Xbox, released its newest version of the Xbox One X on Nov. 7, 2017. For years there has been an ongoing debate about which console is better, and most of the time the only settlement is based on personal opinion. It is time to finally find out which console is better and look at the essentials of a gaming console: the sounds, graphics, controller and value. 

   When it comes to the sound of games and consoles, a general misconception is that the higher the volume, the better the sound is,.However, this is not true. Sound is not based just on the loudness of the game, it is also based on the pitch and frequencies. While playing the Ps4, there is a fan that cools off the console so that it does not overheat. The Xbox is the same way. The only difference between the two is that the fan on the Ps4 is loud and constantly runs whereas the fan of the Xbox can hardly be heard and does not run often.

   One of the most important parts of a gaming console is the graphics. If we were to look at the resolution and texture details, the Xbox would have an edge on the Ps4. The Xbox console has a greater charge and more power, which allows for better graphics. Xbox also has 4k for most of its games, which results in a better,clearer picture. However, Ps4 is not far behind the Xbox when it comes to graphics because the console also has 4k for many games.

   To be able to play video games for a long time, while also doing your best, you need a controller that meets your needs. The Xbox controller is bigger than Ps4 controllers, and for many people, the D-pad of the Ps4 is far more superior. A D-pad is a flat surface on the controller that has four points and is used for moving in different directions. All Ps4 controllers can connect to bluetooth, while only some of the newer Xbox controllers can. In the end neither of the controllers are stronger or faster than the other. It comes down to personal preference and what feels better in your hands.

   Most people buying gaming consoles also look at the price they are paying for it. When it comes to price, the Ps4 is significantly cheaper. For the purpose of trying to sell more and earn a higher revenue, Microsoft bumped down the price of an Xbox One X. A Ps4 can now be bought for a price of $320 from Amazon while an Xbox One X can be bought for $349.

   If we look at gaming consoles in terms of the key essentials, there is not a clear winner. Some of the essentials come down to personal opinion, while others can be proven by facts. A Ps4 is the cheaper console, but it has less power and the sounds are not as good. The Xbox One X is a little bit more expensive, but it has a bigger console and better graphics. Although the Ps4 controller has a better D-pad, the controller debate is based more on opinion than facts. There are not any key differences that make one controller better than the other. The debate on whether the Xbox One X or the Ps4 Pro comes down to the question would you rather pay more for the high powered Xbox or spend a little less on the smaller Ps4?