Forbes: 9 Reasons To Buy An 'Xbox One X' Instead of a 'PS4 Pro'

"These days, it's hard to find a console not worth buying which just makes picking and choosing a console that much more difficult.

Well, we're here to help. As Christmas approaches, there are more choices than ever before when it comes to the Big Three and their video game systems. Both Microsoft and Sony offer two models of the Xbox One: The standard Xbox One S and the premium Xbox One X. Sony offers two as well: The standard PS4 Slim and the premium PS4 Pro."

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sammarshall102356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

It seems like a much nicer upgrade

It's an even greater purchase for a PS4 owner who hasn't played Xbox games like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Ori, Ryse, Cuphead, Halo 5 (multiplayer)

Both consoles FTW!!!

NewMonday356d ago

you just highlighted the problem with Xbox, these exclusives are old 2-4 year old games and nothing upcoming.

threefootwang356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Que the "nothing upcoming" non existent exclusives line.

This just shows how incredibly ignorant you, as well as most PS fanboys are on this site.

It's a fact that games are actually coming, but you, like most PS fanboys stick to this hopeless rebuttal of "no games" in the pathetic attempt of the blind leading the sheep, because truthfully, that's all you fanboys have left to resort to.

Cuphead (just came out), Forza 7 (just came out), State of Decay, Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, PUBG to list a few.

Add on to that, huge collection of 360 and original Xbox games, there's plenty to do on the Xbox.

And as for those games that have already been out, well for someone like me who hasn't played them, ntm getting enhanced patches as well as free dlc (Recore), it's refreshing to play.

Apocalypse Shadow356d ago

Actually, every game you mentioned was announced years ago and some haven't even been released because they were pushed back yet again until 2018. You got a 2D game and a "every year there's a Forza" racing game. Oh wait, you got Halo wars 2 that I don't see anyone ever talk about in the threads. Like not at all. That's how great that release was.

Instead of a constant release of new IPs, or paying to get a sequel to Blue Dragon or Lost Odyssey, you are happy they allow you to play games you can play already on the consoles they released on.

"Oh thank you Microsoft for allowing me to play a game I can play already on an OG Xbox or Xbox 360." "I bought this new console because I really wanted to play the games I played already." "No need to create new studios or games for me." "Just update Stubbs the Zombie."" I'm really excited for that in 4K." "And if Xbox One Two comes out, please update Blinx in 8K." "And while doing that, withhold any games for the last three years of Xbox one so that they can be launch titles for Xbox One Two."

But hey, you're happy that they are one of the richest companies putting out the least amount of effort on consoles. But they want to be the leader right?

XStation4pio_Pro356d ago

how many multiplatform games are coming out and were just released. so far over 150. all with superior performance. plenty of reasons to get a one x. its not like gen 8 consoles only play exclusive content. the biggest selling IP 9 out 10 times aren't even exclusives. look at any sales charts for the last 5 years. and... the biggest selling game of 2017 is launching on X in a few weeks. its a bs argument. exclusives are great but nobody just only plays exclusives and the majority of games aren't exclusives. i'll take that performance. I already have a one x and a pro and its already setting up the pattern of the X getting everything and the pro runs HZD (but i already finished it so not really playing it).

UltraNova356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

"how many multiplatform games are coming out and were just released. so far over 150. all with superior performance"

As long as 99% of xb1s out there are the OG, not the X that ^^ claim is null, void and ignorant. The overwhelming majority will experience best performance on PlayStation until the end of this gen, just as they did since 2013. Same way PC superior perfomance is irrelevant to a console gamer.

Let that sink in for a minute.

sammarshall102356d ago

There will still be games like State of Decay 2, Ori and the Blind Forest 2, Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, Halo 6, Gears of War 5, Sea of Thieves and new games to be shown at E3

Lighter9356d ago


So, I should buy a new Xbox because of the exclusives that will be coming out 2-5 years from now? Yeah, no.

robleroy356d ago

advice for xbox fanboys (I was one)
Please lookup the first party game developers list from Microsoft....and then compare it to the list of SONY.
MS just noted that they 'again as each year...' will start investing in exclusive games (especially for xbox x)...but it will take 2 to 5 years to see the outcome..they say..
The only exclusives for xbox one X that will come out now will be third party exclusives made like Ryse, Sunset Overdrive. There is a 10% chance one would actually be AAA good.
Because SONY manages their game-houses top-down successfully they have a higher success rate (40% that the first party exclusive will turn out a hit) and SONY also has more exclusives built from the ground up for PS4.
MS is just not as good and willing as SONY to invest in their own game-houses.
MS tried and failed in the xbox, xbox360 era. It was just too difficult\expensive for Microsoft to manage their game-houses (Bungie, Fable etc etc). Their management structure was just not good enough. But MS certainly tried hard.
They wont burn their finger twice.
So selling the masses that AAA exclusives will come is the best tactic they must uphold. If enough consoles are sold MS will probably make a deal again with EA to charter some exclusive from a EA game-house (You really don't think it was Microsoft's own idea to come up with the DRM thing do you??? ....)
MS just does not invest in games. It just invests in game publishers (like EA)
MS rather pay for exclusivity and SONY rather pay for game diversity and development (the reason for their slogan 'this is for the players')

Also the TON of investment in PSVR games aside ps4 console games is mindblowing.
And there is also the PSP...
What does microsoft have???....please...
MS has a good sales department. because there is no real reason they are selling as much as they do now.

Skankinruby356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Lol @threefootwang
First of all your username alone spells insecurity. Then you go on an arrogant rant about the ignorance of playstation fanboys and proceed to defend xbox with a redundant, weak, and small list of exclusives which you probably own none of. Just stop kid you sound ridiculous.

trooper_356d ago (Edited 356d ago )


If he's so ignorant, then why don't you name some exclusive heavy hitters that are coming? Don't mention Halo, Forza or Gears.

Oh, and Cuphead is on PC, which isn't owned by Microsoft. And the games you just listed are also going to be on PC or on PC already. Crackdown 3 doesnt even have a solid release date.
I'll wait.

S2Killinit356d ago

The fact that its games library is so empty of anything worthy of the price tag is the one reason im going to pass. Why would i pay over $550 dollars if they dont show any readon to own it.

tucky356d ago


N4g is only for sony fanboys !!!! ... so what are you expecting from their comments ?
I like reading them ... it makes my Day :-)

Xb1ps4356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

And you lack reading comprehension.

Why you treat games as if they have an experation date? If the person never played the game before why would it matter when the game released?

zerocarnage356d ago

Yes there are games upcoming, were only a month away from 2018.

So what if the games are 2-4 years old that doesn't even bother gamers who want to play different games on either of the consoles, it's more of the fact it's still new to them because they have not played it.

PistolsAtDawn356d ago

Problem is that X provides ton more value. Not only is it better for EVERY SINGLE multiplat game in every single aspect of gaming, but it has more upcoming great exclusives I wanna play than every other console combined. The next must have PS game for me is still probably a year away. Ps is really good at making very niche good games that most gamers have no interest in.

JackBNimble356d ago

So why would I spend another $500usd on a console to play games that I can already play on the console I own. And if I wanted the so called "best" version of the games I play, I would have to buy those games for the 1x that I already own on my console of choice.

It's not even close to being worth it.

PrematuaProcrastin8a356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

PUBG, State of decay 2, crackdown 3, and sea of thieves are all coming in the next 6 months, how many more does ps4 have in the same time frame?

PrematuaProcrastin8a356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

@apocalypse you mean like how nearly all the ps4 exclusives Sony had in early 2017 were push backs from 2016? The second half of 2016 Sony had...tlg, while ms had gears 4, fh3, dr4, and recore. This "PlayStation has more exclusives" narrative is pure bullshit.

JonnyBigBoss356d ago

I'm visiting this site for my first time in quite a while, and I almost forgot about how sad console fanboys are. Seriously, your need to project hatred on other people for the things they like is abhorrent.

darthv72356d ago

Wait... you are telling me that because those games are 2-3 years old, they can never be new to someone who hasn't played them.......?

WilliamSheridan356d ago

This is the first year Sony had a good AAA 1st party lineup, and now they act like they've had a steady stream of hits...

combatcash356d ago

Honestly that is the problem, new IP's don't sell well on the Xbox. Very sad that games like Ryse, Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive did very poorly. Probably why they haven't invested in new IP's.

Kyizen356d ago

3 of 5 of those are on PC

OnionThief356d ago

But I can play all those titles on my PC and not have to pay for online... I could play PUBG almost a year on my PC...

343_Guilty_Spark355d ago

A good game is a good game. Many have not played these titles.

Ceaser9857361355d ago (Edited 355d ago )

"This just shows how incredibly ignorant you, as well as most PS fanboys are on this site. "
Of all you're saying this? Damn!! Aren't you the one who said Pro is useless and nobody cares about the exclusive the PS4 offers... Damn! look at you now... Hypocrisy much ...

"PUBG, State of decay 2, crackdown 3, and sea of thieves are all coming in the next 6 months, how many more does ps4 have in the same time frame?"

PUBG will come on the PS4
As usual Xbox will always bank on Timed exclusive also those you have mentioned are coming on PC as well and hey! did you just say "how many more does ps4 have in the same time frame?"" LOL! God of War is enuff to take on every game you named .. Followed by Spiderman.. Yakuza 6 to name few.. and Looking at the amount of Exclusives PS4 gonna have on 2018 is outstanding so dont come up and say what does the PS4 offer in 2018 be it at any given time frame...

CoinOrc355d ago (Edited 355d ago )

"you mean like how nearly all the ps4 exclusives Sony had in early 2017 were push backs from 2016? The second half of 2016 Sony had...tlg, while ms had gears 4, fh3, dr4, and recore. This "PlayStation has more exclusives" narrative is pure bullshit."
"This is the first year Sony had a good AAA 1st party lineup, and now they act like they've had a steady stream of hits..."
I guess Xbox fans can't count.
PS4 exclusives in 2016:
Street Fighter V, MLB 16 The Show, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted 4, Guilty Gear Xrd, Star Ocean: Intergrity and Faithlessness, No Man's Sky, King of Fighters XIV, World of Final Fantasy, The Last Guardian
Xbox One exclusives in 2016:
Quantum Break, Recore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4 (timed exclusive)
That's 10 exclusives to 5 exclusives and I'm being generous by counting a timed exclusive for Xbox. In case any Xbox fans say most 2016 PS4 exclusives were delayed from 2015, here's a list of PS4 exclusives in 2015:
The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, MLB 15: The Show, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Disgaea 5
Xbox One exclusives in 2015:
Screamride, Halo 5, Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider (timed exclusive)
That's 6 exclusives to 4 exclusives, and again, I'm being generous by counting a timed exclusive for Xbox. Xbox fans are either extremely delusional or extremely stupid that they can't even count.

RosweeSon355d ago (Edited 355d ago )

Bingo, funny he says loads up coming then says cuphead just came out Forza just game out.... no mention of upcoming games... here you go crackdown 3, yeah that’s it and you’ve not even mentioned it, propbably because it’s looking like dribble. Add to that a list of 360 and original Xbox games and what more of a waste of all the power do you want... it also plays spectrum games 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️ 🤷🏻‍♂️✌🏻 🤓🕹

DJStotty355d ago

Cuphead is more than 2 years old?

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Cyborgg356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

I can play most of these games on my PC🙌🏻 Thanks Microsoft

Neonridr356d ago

you think Microsoft cares? They still make money off of you. It was a smart decision to grab in the PC crowd too.

Cyborgg356d ago

"you think Microsoft cares?"

Umm I was actually thanking Microsoft for putting their games on PC 🤔🤔

TacoTaru356d ago

That's the beauty of it. If you have a PS4, Switch and gaming PC you have everything covered. I like checking Game Informer every month to see that there are almost no games that aren't covered by my hardware. It's amusing to hear 'better graphics' and 'more power' as arguments when PC can beat anything the consoles have and has backwards compatibility that can't be touched. You can still play Zork on PC.

trooper_356d ago

Yeah, Neo? There's something called Steam. Microsoft doesn't own PC!

S2Killinit356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

That’s the sad part. MS will destroy the gaming console. They cant compete in the console gaming scene so they are going to merge it with PC. That way they can continue to not make games and instead use their windows leverage to dominate gaming. Not by adding anything to gaming, but by way of the “parity clause” and bully tactics.

Me? I like consoles. I enjoy them. So im going to support the two consoles that are adding to the console habitat.

Doggy123356d ago

Then play it on your pc and shut the f*** up on an Xbox x article

yeahright2356d ago

@ cyborg, you say that like it's a bad thing. Xbox putting all their games on PC is the only reason I own a Pro. Thanks to a gamestop trade in promo, I got $150 for my xbox one and $200 for my PS4, meaning I only spent $50 for a PS4 Pro. And since I have a gaming PC, I'm not missing out on anything MS comes out with. If I had to spend anymore than $100, I wasn't going to upgrade. so Thanks MS! You making xbox redundant helped me to get a pro.

Why o why356d ago

Shout out to taco taru for mentioning zork. . . Not too many of these youngens know about that madness. , *tips hat*

nitus10355d ago


If the game has not been partnered or distributed by Microsoft then Microsoft does not make any money from the sales of PC games.

Sure Microsoft could push for a royalty for any application that runs on their operating system however that would be risky since they would need worldwide legislation to do that and it is pretty easy for games developers to start making games that run on alternative free of royalty operating systems.

glenn1979355d ago

Same her same here buddy

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XStation4pio_Pro356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Agreed. I own both the One X and PS4 Pro. Both are lovely but it’s immediately clear the One X is the superior hardware. The graphics are better, it’s smaller, looks badass and is much quieter than the Pro (by a lot).

Pretty much all of my multiplatform games going forward will definitely be on X but I have the Pro to handle any potential PS4 exclusives I am interested in.


Careful, that kinda talk on N4G will get you down voted into the ground.

Cyborgg356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Just curious what system does most of your friends play on?? Looking forward to your answer

S2Killinit356d ago

Pretty sure you dont own pro from your comments

Aceman18356d ago

I only need one Forbes, and that's exclusive games that give the system an identity. Until then I'll save my 500 for something else.

TyrellCorp356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Agreed I wanted to want the 1X but MS just dropped the ball on content. An annual release is the showpiece and abunch of up-resed 360 games? Pass

killswitch80356d ago

all those games are terrible

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Edito355d ago

It's a nice upgrade but i like to play games and i don't see anything on the Xbox that picks my interest at the moment so i don't see any reason to buy one.

RosweeSon355d ago

Nah I bought an S played it for 4 months then sold it nothing due that’s not available elsewhere

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PhoenixUp356d ago

None of those reasons would be more quality games

Neonridr356d ago

that list is pretty weak, I mean console design, controller feel, XBL vs PSN.. those are all subjective and could change with each person's tastes. The main factor is going to be 3rd party games. They will simply look and run the best on the One X. That isn't to say the Pro versions won't look amazing, because they still will. But the One X will be the place to play 3rd party games. However, that alone won't sell a system. Exclusives do matter, and this is where MS needs to do some catching up.

Death356d ago

Taking North America as an example, both consoles have approx the same sales. Why don’t exclusives matter in that region?

I think it’s interesting to see people claim exclusives are most important when they get the least sales.

Neonridr356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

@Death - actually the PS4 is a few million ahead. Exclusives matter, but look at the top selling games on either console. What are they? 3rd party games. The Call of Duty's, the GTA's, etc.

So while exclusives apparently matter, not as many people buy those games as you think. Hell how many PS4 exclusives have a 10% attach rate (6.5 million + in sales)? 1 game. Uncharted 4.

In fact if you look at the top 25 selling PS4 games, only 3 are exclusives.

So while people like to believe that exclusives are important. Not many people are buying those exclusives.

3rd party games rule these consoles, and people will flock to the system that will offer them the best experience for those games.

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BlackTar187356d ago

So only top 10 sellers matter in your arguments? K just checking

OB1Biker356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

'So while exclusives apparently matter..'
'So while people like to believe (sic) that exclusives are important..'
Hey man. Nobody owns the truth. The point is exclusives are important to you or not. Its not about statistics.
Its like ' 9 reasons blah blah, 1. Exclusives a game, b game, c game etc are important to you.'
Playing the many multi plat games like everyone doesn't change that you want to play a certain game too

Neonridr356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

@OB1Biker - don't get me wrong, I think exclusives are important. They set themselves apart from the other console. But for all the griping people do about how important exclusives are, sales data proves that not a ton of people are actually buying them. It will always be Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty that sell the best on each system. So playing the best version of those games could very well be important to many people more so than their console having Uncharted or Forza.

BlackTar187356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Only takes one exclusive to get people to buy a system.

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Why o why355d ago (Edited 355d ago )

Balance to the what?

all of that angry madness and for what.

Let me help you out. One side may overstate the importance of exclusives but the other understates them. . Don't you think it's clear that both Nintendo and the ps are doing better because they have more usp's that ultimately casts wider nets. Maybe you didn't see the presser ms done recently but they sure shoehorned in the term 'exclusive' as much as they could. I mean even the other day Phil was commenting on improving their 1st party pasty efforts. . . Why.? Has the thought ever crossed your mind that Phil/ms are trying to snag new punters, grab back the defectors whilst retaining those who are growing more disgruntled. . They know they have their hard-core fans who will never look elsewhere but they lost a load of gamers this gen. No head start rely on.

Why is it that when a quality exclusive like Forza, ori or cup head come about Xbox fans laud them yet refuse to acknowledge openly that the other players provide more of those or that having more is better than having little to none.

Just look at this year. . We're 4 to 5 years in and ms and their fans are making excuses for its weakness like this is year 1 or something. If you can't manage or be in your stride by now then it's not fanboyish to consider that a failing.

Now, ms have came through on their hardware promise but have faulted with their software promises that stemmed back from 2014 and even last gen. Games sell consoles. More games isn't some kind of negative if the quality is sound to system seller levels. Power alone won't turn tides. Compelling diverse software and consistency aren't the be all and end all either but they sure helped and matter more than what ms and many of their fans think. Just look at the disparity of sales. . Some still think it's the reveal and mixed messaging why it's how it is now. Trust me. . Ms's fall off in regards to exclusive content in the final third of last gen was a factor to many coming into this one. Ms ignored the signs and it was at their peril.

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sammarshall102356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Xbox has some quality games too especially Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Ori, Quantum Break, Killer Instinct, Cuphead, Forza Horizon 3

I'm personally beyond excited for Ori and The Blind Forest 2 and Halo 6

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sammarshall102356d ago

Ryse and Quantum Break are great very underrated games

Cuphead, Sunset Overdrive and Ori together is enough to warrant a Xbox console purchase

Gears 4 is good but I thought it could've been a lot better I was actually disappointed in it but I think Gears 5 will bring some new welcome changes going off of what The Coalition said

S2Killinit356d ago

Im glad you are excited for Ori but honestly i hope you have a PS4/Pro because that list doesnt justify another xbox at more than $550. It really doesnt.

sammarshall102356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

@S2Killinit I have a Xbox One and a PS4 I spent $600 for my day one Xbox One with Ryse and Dead Rising 3 and I have 0 regrets

$500 for Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 3, Ori and the Blind Forest, Cuphead, Killer Instinct, Halo 5 and Gears 4 that's well worth a console purchase then you have backwards compatibility and 4K bluray

I'll be getting my X soon

chiefJohn117356d ago (Edited 356d ago )

Same, I'm hyped for Ori 2, state of decay 2 and Halo 6(best exclusive franchise imo) I'll take these 3 games over PS4 entire 2018 lineup

@ geeee disagree I'm not a Zelda fan so I'd take Ori over Zelda any day and I don't even consider Ori a console but in all fairness the only games I've ever considered a console seller was Halo games and super smash bros

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SegaGamer355d ago

"Xbox has some quality games too especially Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Ori, Quantum Break, Killer Instinct, Cuphead, Forza Horizon 3"

Yep, they do, but it doesn't matter because i can play them all on the PC ( it's not something i'm against by the way, the more games on the pc the better it is for me ). Anyone that has a decent PC or PS4 isn't going to feel any need to pick up an Xbox One X. I'm not sure what gamer the Xbox One X is even made for. PC gamers won't want one, they would rather have a stronger PC, and console gamers will always go with price and exclusives. Console gamers won't care if the Xbox One X has slightly better resolution than the PS4, they will still buy a PS4 because that is where the games and price is at it's best. If console gamers cared so much about better graphics and resolution, then the PS2 would have been destroyed by the original Xbox.

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AspiringProGenji356d ago

Games are not a reason to own an xbox anymore it seems.

alb1899356d ago

Can help that the X play much better the 90% of the games made for consoles