You only need to consider 1 thing when looking at game consoles: Can it play the exclusive games I that I'm interested in?
An exclusive game is a game that is only available for one particular platform. For instance, Halo 5 is ONLY available on the Xbox One, whereas Uncharted 4 is ONLY available on the...
Best answer: You only need to consider 1 thing when looking at game consoles: Can it play the exclusive games I that I'm interested in?
An exclusive game is a game that is only available for one particular platform. For instance, Halo 5 is ONLY available on the Xbox One, whereas Uncharted 4 is ONLY available on the PS4.
Find out what games you want to play for each console, ignore the games that are available on both, such as Destiny, or COD, and the console with the longer list is the one you should buy.
* Xbox One can play some (but not all) Xbox 360 games. You will need the XBox 360 game's disc, or you will need to purchase it through the online marketplace.
The PS4 cannot play PS3 discs. You can use Sony's PS Now streaming game service to play some PS3 games but you will need a VERY fast internet connection or they'll lag really badly.
* If you choose XBox One, wait until August when the Xbox One S model comes out. This is just a smaller version of the Xbox One, and also offers storage up to 2TB
* Neo & Scorpion. You may hear about these, and unfortunately they might make your choice more difficult. Both Sony and Microsoft have announced they are releasing upgraded versions of their consoles. Neo is Sony's upgraded PS4, and Scorpio is Microsoft's upgraded XB1. These are NOT new generation consoles. They are still a PS4 or XB1, just with a slightly faster processor.
Neo and Scorpio will still play all current PS4 or XB1 games respectively. Furthermore, all future games will (supposedly) be compatible with current PS4 and XB1 consoles. Neo and Scorpio will support 4k resolution, supposedly meaning they can play games in 4k (if the game supports it) as well as UHD movie discs (which aren't out yet.) In addition, Scoropio will also support a VR headset, while the current PS4 will support a VR headset. I say "supposedly" because there haven't been a lot of details released about these new consoles.
Neo has no release date yet, but Scorpio is due next Fall. Pricing for both is still not known.
What does this mean to you? Well, I guess it depends on how long you're willing to wait. Neo could be released this fall, or it could be released next fall alongside Scorpio. Are either even worth waiting for? Again that depends on you. If 4k is really that important to you then, yes, you should wait. Otherwise, ignore Neo and Scorpio entirely.
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