Here are 5 good reasons to ditch your current console and upgrade to Project Scorpio

Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro are part of a new trend in gaming which refreshes hardware in the middle of the generation. While PlayStation 4 Pro may have received a lukewarm reception from gamers due to low sales figures, Project Scorpio hopes to appeal to the same crowd by offering enhanced functionality and higher resolutions. However, why would any gamer want to purchase Project Scorpio or upgrade from an existing Xbox One? We discuss some of the main reasons below.

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gangsta_red118d ago

The only way im getting one is if i get a 4k TV. Other than that there really isnt a point.

Unless MS has some type of huge surprise for that only the scorpio can do. If not then i can definitely put this on the wait until later list.

rando 118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

graphics =/= resolution. Scorpio will still look better than current consoles on a 1080p TV, in the same way that an Xbox 360 still looks much better than a PS2 on a 480p Standard-def TV. same thing.

gangsta_red118d ago

It may look better but the differences for me arent really much of an incentive to go out and purchase one right away.

Especially since every game is still playable on X1 and Scorpio.

4Sh0w118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Gangsta I hear you and I agree, if you got a X1 and only a 1080p tv there's probably not enough difference that you need a Scorpio. Since I have 4K TV's and want to get the most out of my Xbox games past & future its a no brainer for me.
"Yo but that 4K tho!"

TheCommentator118d ago

The games could look drastically different on Scorpio, even in 1080p, because of the 4K assets, supersampling, better LOD, and higher framerates. We'll have to see what MS says about 1080p on Scorpio though.

mikeslemonade118d ago


Here is what's the problem with your argument people act like the Scorpio is already out and ignoring the ps pro was out 1 year earlier.

Bronxs15118d ago

I think it will have some features yet to be announced.

Disagree with you about the difference not being worth it. I think the difference at 1080 p but having more graphical effects. Like higher detailed texture / shadows. Better draw distance. Solid frame rate and faster loading are bigger differences to me than the bump from just going from 1080p to 4K.

Dunno if u were serious or if it was just a Scorpio downplay on your part.

JasonKCK118d ago

Sorry but 1080p standard settings (Xbox One) vs 1080p max settings (Scorpio) would in fact show a huge difference in graphics (See PC). A maxed out 1080p 60fps is better than 1080p 60fps at medium or low settings.

Utalkin2me117d ago

I can give more reasons why i wont.

RosweeSon117d ago

Needs some games to make it worth it tho really sure everything will look a lil better but get some games built for the tech and your on to a winner 360 games were not built for 4K. Xbox need a massive E3 and games galore.

Christopher117d ago

I think a more fitting expression is graphics =/= gameplay. Games on all systems will play the same, so if you are buying the new hardware it's primarily just for graphics, and if that's not of interest to you, no need to upgrade. Until games stop becoming available on PS4/XBO, I have no plans to upgrade to a new version of the different consoles.

4Sh0w117d ago


How dies talking about Scorpio imply that its already out or they we're ignoring ps4pro? Xbox fans have known about Scorpio since before the pro launched, NOW the specs have been recently finalized so Xbox fans are discussing what it will do for Xbox games....or are we not allowed to do that?

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Bigpappy118d ago

It will also have more single player games at 60fps.

zivtheawesome117d ago

probably not because that the cpu increase is rather minimal, it could definitely do native 4k but for a framerate bump you also need the cpu to support it.

Kingthrash360117d ago

Lol you know nothing Jhon snow.
I don't think a single game will have a fps advantage.
Go do your homework.

Septic118d ago

Yeah for all the talk about the BEAST I'm not really going to be that excited if I don't have a 4k tv.

I really hope we see fps improvements and some added graphical touches to Scorpio versions of games.

Scorpio is still being anchored by the X1 so it's restricted in that sense.

I hope devs are bolder and don't just focus on 4K native but instead focus on frame rate and added visuals. A bit like Little Nightmares is on Pro

Eonjay118d ago

4k TV are much more affordable now but if you are getting one to game, the good models will still hurt your wallet.

Also, and this is me, but my TV still works just fine so I can't justify the cost.

IamTylerDurden1117d ago

It's funny u are praising the Pro version of Little Nightmares. I swear, i was excited when i saw that the game was 1080p 30fps on PS4 and 1620p 60fps on PS4 Pro. Ppl always say they want more games improving to 60fps yet what was meant to be a feel good article about the great job Tarsier did (on the Pro version) ended up becoming a cesspool of trolls. I'm honestly shocked anyone agreed with any of the comments Boomtube1987 made and i'm surprised they weren't all marked.

I'd honestly expect to see fps improvements (on Scorpio) in line with the fps improvements on PS4 Pro considering their CPUs are so similar.

Scorpio - 2.3ghz jaguar.

PS4 Pro - 2.1ghz jaguar.

Even though ppl call the Pro and Scorpio CPUs a bottleneck, ppl need to realize that for the most part games this gen are heavily GPU based.

Eonjay118d ago

I had the same reaction to the PS4 Pro

LexHazard79118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Fair enough. But theres definitely an upside for 1080p gamers...

The PS4 Pro downsamples. But the base PS4 is already pretty powerful that you hardly notice much change on the Pro version of games on 1080p.
There will be huge difference on Scorpio whether 1080p or 4K

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gangsta_red118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

I guess I should also say price is a huge factor too.

If Scorpio is expensive then it will definitely have to wait until much later.

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Ulf118d ago (Edited 118d ago )


Try playing some PS3 games at 480p, and compare to the 720p version. The 480p version will look better than you might think, thanks to the same kind of downsampling.

Bathyj118d ago

For me it was reverse. I got a pro and then though F this, I'm getting 4kTV.

himdeel117d ago

Yep. I got a pro then a 4k tv. So if I got a Scorpio I'm good to see all the joy.

RosweeSon117d ago

Even then it's a stretch being as handful of Xbox games warrant 4K they couldn't get get 1080 at launch now it's 4K but still no games... 360 games ain't gonna be running 4K and even if they did 😩🙄 new games big new experiences and most importantly some quality not yearly churn quantities

Christopher117d ago


Also, why would I ditch any other console? Why not just have other consoles + XBO or Scorpio?

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XanderZane117d ago

That's understandable, but the Scorpio will have improvements for XB1 and XBox 360 games that will show on a regular 1080P HDTV as well. As long as I have the money, it'll be Day One for me. I'm still waiting for the PS4 Pro though. I know the price will drop and there will be some nice bundles this holiday.

Project Scorpio doesn’t need a finicky PlayStation 4 Pro-like Boost Mode to offer benefits to gamers who play existing Xbox One titles which aren’t patched for the console. Many Xbox One games feature dynamic resolution so expect those titles to run at 1080p where they would’ve been 900p on the old device. Apart from that, the console features better anisotropic texture filtering. Lastly, it will load Xbox One games faster due to its incredible memory bandwidth. These are tangible benefits which should be noticeable to all gamers. The copious amount of power should also help stabilize frame rates."

IamTylerDurden1116d ago

U are ridiculous. Boost mode is the same as what Scorpio will do.

Mystogan117d ago

You don't need 4K to see the benefits. Like someone said. Resolution != graphics.
A 1080p scorpio game will look miles and miles better than a 1080p xbox one or PS4 pro game.

SarcasticDuck117d ago

i've heard Scorpio can walk your dog while you stay home playing. Is that reason enough for you to buy it?

vegasgamerdawg117d ago

Didn't read the article did you? Just came in here to declare what you're not getting? It improves a lot of xbox one games resolution and screen tearing without a patch. It uploads 4k video too, some people mind find that useful.There are many other reasons to get one with a 1080p, unless you're speaking for yourself, then say so.