The age-old war on what console gaming system is better has raged on for generations now. A war where each side is very passionate and dedicated to their favorite systems. The current battle is between Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4 Pro, and the Microsoft Xbox One X. Who will win the battle this generation? Turns out there is no clear winner, they are all great but each for very different reasons. So how do you choose which one to buy if they are all good? Here are a few key points about each system that will help you in making that choice. After all, “one does not simply walk into Mordor”… at least not without a plan, a powerful ring or this guide.
With record-breaking sales of the Switch, it’s easy to say this is a very popular device. The ability to be a handheld system as well as a shelf sitting console makes it the most versatile and appealing console. When it’s not docked, the battery life is an impressive 2.5-6 hours. The games available for the switch are currently very limited with only 2 or 3 great titles. However, the selection is expanding quickly and they do have the game of the year, Zelda: Breath of the Wild! One downside worth noting is that most streaming apps are not yet available but Nintendo is working on that and Hulu has recently been added. Also, this is the cheapest of the consoles with a price around $250.
PlayStation 4 Pro
Sony, arguably, has the best exclusive titles for the PS4. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Crash Bandicoot, Bloodborne, Persona5 and Last of Us make this system really hard to pass up. Also, this is a very powerful device that is capable of playing Virtual Reality (VR), with additional VR hardware purchase. For more on VR visit Virtual Reality: Should You Buy It?. PS4 is able to stream 4K movies but at this time is not capable of playing 4K HDR disks. Finally; the controller is amazing, with built-in touch-pad and sound.
Xbox One X
Microsoft has created the most powerful gaming console to-date. In order to wield the full potential of this power, you will need an HDR capable 4K TV. Of course, that with great power comes great… expense so be prepared to spend a little more for that amazing quality. Though I haven’t personally played with this system yet from everything I have seen and heard from friends and online, the screen quality is worth it. Oh, and it’s also worth noting the Xbox One X has a 4K disk player for HDR movies, which none of the other devices have.
The console war still rages on and will likely continue until the end of time. With the current generation’s battle, the choice is even harder. So pick the one that has the qualities you value the most. Do you value cheaper and more portable system, VR capability with great games or perhaps you want the highest quality video graphics available? The choice is yours to make, I just hope this guide helped you in your decision.