How The Arrival of Xbox One X Is Actually Good News For PS4 Pro Owners

The Xbox One X could be the best thing to happen for PS4 Pro.

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crazyCoconuts334d ago

I think this is true on multiple levels. The competition might drive Sony to help game devs get the most out of the Pro so as to make the x-advantage as negligible as possible. Should be better than the limited attention the Pro has been getting thus far...

TheKingKratos334d ago (Edited 334d ago )

true at least it would force Sony to add supersampling via firmware to the Pro

VforVideogames334d ago

IMO the pro was DOA , it makes no sense owning one IYAM. regular ps4 will do just fine.

nitus10334d ago


How is 20% of all PS4 sales DOA?

If you already have a PS4 and don't have a 4K display I don't really see any compelling reason to upgrade although there may be some that will.

One feature outside the graphics is the fact that the PS4pro has a SATA 3 bus (up to 600MB/sec) compared to the SATA 2 bus (up to 300MB/sec) of the PS4. Having a faster system bus means the PS4pro owner can install or use an external SSD and get the full performance (500MB/sec plus read) which would result in much faster loading of some games. Unfortunately, SSD's are relatively expensive (two to five times more) when compared to HDD's.

SSD's are dropping in price, however, I don't foresee any price parity or better for a few years yet.

Aenea334d ago (Edited 334d ago )

It's already there but Sony isn't shouting it from the rooftops...

Only games from last year that used SDK 3.50 or earlier don't do it automatically since support wssn't included yet in the SDK. Newer games will use a newer SDK.
SDK version numbers are the same as the firmware ones, 3.5 has been a while ago now...

TheKingKratos334d ago


Yeah i know what you mean that now all games support supersampling on the Pro
but i wish it would be there in the firmware to force it into older games that don't support it.

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Exactly! I bought a Pro back in March with Horizon and a 4k TV and have been wanting more Pro Enhanced titles! I do wish the Pro had the benefits the X does like automatic texture filtering on older games that don't have a patch.

Pancit_Canton334d ago

You're as crazyCoconuts

Sony First Party developers are already taking advantage of the PS4 Pro. Just look at The Last of Us II, Horizon Zero Dawn and Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone and God Of war.

rainslacker334d ago

Sony has incredible tools available for getting the most out of the Pro. Its been there since the beginning. They don't need MS to kick them into gear.

Devs have to take the time to use them, which is all on them. Sony can encourage it, and they do, but resources aren't always available to do much. Same is going to be true on the X1X.

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maybelovehate334d ago

True, even though Pro owners are getting watered down versions, it is still better than nothing.

Elda334d ago

No water down versions when it comes to exclusives especially first party.

Cmv38334d ago

As powerful as the x is, nothing has looked as good as uc4 yet. Nevermind the amazing gameplay.

maybelovehate334d ago

Good point, gotta feel terrible for Naughty Dog that they can only offer their fans checkerboard versions of their beautiful games. At least they get to experience a good experience while they debug on PC, but their fans never get to see the game as it should be.

rainslacker334d ago

And it's too bad that Xbox fans who won't give PS a chance will never experience the "watered down" version of some of the best games ever made. Shame those "watered down" versions of ND games still look better than anything on Xbox....X or otherwise.

andrewsquall334d ago

@maybelovehate Because the ND game equivalent on Xbone this gen, Quantum Break, is a native resolution AND great game this gen on both Xbone and XboneX lol? Exactly.

Razzer334d ago

Xbox One X users don’t get to see PC versions of games either. sure are talking a lot of shit.

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Razzer334d ago

“it is still better than nothing“

Like Xbox first party.

Razzer334d ago

Wrong. Do some research next time.

Razzer333d ago

What happened to Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves this year again? lol

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PSXQ8334d ago

Water down version? Do you remember PS2? History repeats itself.

BLow334d ago (Edited 334d ago )

Do you guys ever quit or think before you type? The X just came out. So should this be said for the standard Xbox that been on the market for the past 4 FREAKING YEARS!!!!

Did you guys forget about that system? I swear you fanboys must live on another planet. I want to say every cuss word in the book right now but I'm trying to stay civil.

Ceaser9857361334d ago

Watered down versions?? Like seriously!! Are you joking or embarrassing yourself...

JackBNimble334d ago

Waterdown versions?.... I think all these extra pixels have gone to your head.

LP-Eleven334d ago (Edited 334d ago )

I guess you're Xbox One X versions are watered down compared to my uncompromised PC versions, right? Yeah sounds absolutely ridiculous and the fact that you posted this with any sort of seriousness is scarier than the idea that the Xbox One X hasn't provided you with anything but prettier Pro multiplats. On top of that, the day the Xbox One X gives me anything close to the visual caliber off The Last Of Us Part II is when I'll finally see what its true potential is.

Aenea334d ago

Most Xbox fans, the ones that don't upgrade or haven't yet upgraded, will still have the worst console version...

maybelovehate333d ago

Sorry guys. I would be pretty upset if I bought a Pro as well. Don't worry though PS5 will be out soon to fix the mistakes that have been made.

LP-Eleven333d ago (Edited 333d ago )

It's sad when you consider a company releasing less games, but stronger hardware, a "success", while the company with a moderately weaker console, but FAR better support, made "mistakes". There's a word for people like that, but because I honestly feel bad for you, I'll spare the embarrassment.

Aenea332d ago (Edited 332d ago )

Why would one be upset by buying a Pro? If you game on PlayStation why would buying a better version of a console you like be upsetting?

Would Xbox fans be upset if Sony somehow released a 10Tflop console next year? Of course not!

Not that Sony will do this, it's just an example so don't get your panties in a twist.


The word you seek is "mistake" 😉

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Ashlen334d ago

Microsoft PR is getting overly full of themselves I think.

What I think is good for the Pro is games like Spider-Man, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, The Last of Us 2, Days Gone, The Last Stranding and all the other huge exclusives that can't be played anywhere else.

Tazzy334d ago

And thats not mentioning Ghost of Tsushima which looks phenomenal and they renewed the Syphon Filter trademark so they have alot coming in.

TomatoDragon334d ago

Hopefully means a price drop for pro...then I’ll get one to compliment my vanilla PS4.

timotim334d ago

X is also good news for the future of Xbox. Spence and CEO definitely wants Xbox to be a major force in gaming from here on out. Microsoft learned a valuable lesson from PS4.

PSXQ8334d ago

Dropping every big exclusive to PC not learning a thing.

timotim334d ago

Not PC in general...Windows 10 specifically via the Microsoft Store. You understand that Windows 10 is also Microsoft right?

nitus10334d ago


Yes, I am aware that most desktop PC's run a version of Microsoft Windows, however, games that are developed for that operating systems can be sold via "bricks and mortar stores" and digital download vendors. If those game outlets are not owned by Microsoft then Microsoft does not get a royalty unless they are the developer or publisher of the particular game.

If a game is developed for a console then a royalty has to be paid to the developer of that console.

TankCrossing334d ago

Whooooosh point straight over Nitus' head. Don't worry, he'll pick it up later.

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