Microsoft had one very important job this fall. By releasing its new supercharged Xbox One X, it had to change the conversation: it had to make the Microsoft name synonymous with graphical power in the console space, and it had to make sure that everyone who cared about this sort of thing knew that there was only one, unambiguous answer as to which living room machine could deliver the most-impressive technical specs on the market. By all accounts, Redmond has been successful. Say what you want about the Xbox One X and whether or not a graphical upgrade is worth the price, but that's a philosophical question more than anything. For now, we chalk up an important win for Microsoft: it now sells the most powerful console on the market, something it hasn't done for a long time.
It puts Sony's competition, the PS4 Pro, in an awkward spot. It's a premium console with a premium price, but it's not the most powerful machine on the market. Many have long been skeptical of the marginal utility you get with the relatively minor graphical upgrade between PS4 and PS4 Pro, and the presence of the Xbox One X just hammers home that skepticism. It's a marketing problem before anything else: if you're selling power, after all, you've got to sell power. If you're selling a premium console, you've got to sell to people that might be totally comfortable dropping an extra $100 to get something better. And on that level, the presence of the Xbox One X calls the PS4 Pro's entire reason for being into question. It means that Sony has to argue that it's worth paying $400 to get a premium console capable of delivering 4K graphics but that it's maybe not worth paying $500 to get something better. It's a tough balancing act.
And yet the PS4 Pro still feels like an important console in the face of the Xbox One X for the same reason that PS4 has become such an attractive buy over the Xbox One. It's not complicated: PlayStation has the games, and Microsoft just can't keep up.
Nothing on bonex will ever look as good as God of war or TLOU pt 2. Or even old games like Uncharted 4 and Horizon ZD.
Forbes still doesnt understand that gamers worldwide buy much much more consoles from sony because of the games that they only find there. New ips, huge system seller, small fantastic japonese games and if you got more money you can buy the pro, BUT, and this is a huge But, if you only got the standard ps4 is still a amazing experience. Games like hzd, wipeout, uncharted,nex machine,that im playing right now along the explosive classic resogun, are something that the rivals cant match.
Every single multi-plat will look better on X1X.
Can't count exclusives because they won't be on both systems to compare. But Horizon et all. Would look better on X1X if they ever came over.
Every game looks best on the Xbox One X. What kind of question is that?