After the Playstation Meeting 2016, we now have more of an idea as to where console gaming is heading. Now after the unveiling of the PS4 Pro (previously known as the PS4 Neo) it’s time to compare it with Xbox’s newest console, the Xbox One Scorpio.
According to the Xbox team, Project Scorpio is “the console developers wanted us to build.” And it’s hard to disagree with that statement. Xbox One Scorpio boasts 6 teraflops of GPU power while PS4 Pro sits at just 4.2 teraflops. Project Scorpio will be the far more powerful console, but what about other media.
It came as a huge surprise to fans when Sony announced that PS4 Pro would in fact not be capable of playing 4k Blu-ray DVDs. Why would Sony’s “new 4k console” not be able to do one thing everyone expected from it? That is a good question, and one that I can’t provide a definite answer for. Perhaps Sony knows they are beaten on the technical front and wants to keep the cost relatively low. Whatever the case may be, if Microsoft can keep the cost of the Scorpio at a reasonable price than Xbox One Scorpio will wipe the floor with PS4 Pro.