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Next Gen Consoles, Which One’s Better? – CCG Video Corner

By Zeb Barrett | December 15th, 2016 | Categories: CCG, video game

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Today we would like to give you a closer look at the two top competing consoles on the market and prepare you for the upcoming Holiday Season!

With two new consoles it may be hard to decide which one to purchase for the upcoming Holiday Season, so we would like to provide you with a little information about both. The goal of this article is not to directly compare, or persuade people one way or the other, but it’s aimed to provide the stats, and some information.

First up, let’s take a look at the Playstation Pro, which is probably the biggest we have seen in awhile. One of the biggest differences between the PS4 and the PS4 Pro is that the Pro supports 4k. But what does this mean to those of us who don’t yet own a 4K TV or monitor? Well since all recent and new PS4 titles are required to support the new “Pro” mode, we will see somewhat of an increase in graphic quality even without having a 4K TV.

The new PS4 Pro runs games faster than the PS4 did, resulting in less framerate tears during more intensive gameplay.

While both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro support the new PSVR, many game development companies have expressed some disappointment in the PS4’s performance and have highly recommended the upgrade to the Pro.

Sony Playstation 4 Pro: $399.99 (amazon)

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  • Spectacular graphics – Explore vivid game worlds with rich visuals heightened by PS4 Pro.
  • Enhanced gameplay – Support for faster frame rates delivers super-sharp action for select PS4 games.
  • One unified gaming community – Compatible with every PS4 game. Play online with other PS4 players with PlayStation Plus.
  • Extraordinary entertainment – With up to 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content.
Product name PlayStation®4 Pro
Product code CUH-7000 series
Main processor Single-chip custom processor

CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size* 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 3.3 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

Power AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 310W
Operating temperature 5ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

For more information on the new Playstation 4 Pro visit Playstation.com

Next let’s take a look at the Xbox One S. The first thing that needs to be pointed out is the drastic reduction in size from the Xbox One! No longer are you forced to look over at that huge refrigerator box of a console, we are all used to seeing, because the new Xbox One S is a whopping 40% smaller than its former. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but this is incredible to me! The Xbox One S also comes in three different storage sizes, 500gb, 1tb, and 2tb, giving more options and a different price point to match all of our financial needs.

All of your Kinect fans should be aware of, and will possibly be upset with, the loss of a dedicated Kinect port. But on the upside the upgraded AC wireless controllers offer an increased range and exchangeable covers for a lot of customization.

The Xbox One S is not a true 4k gaming setup. Instead the 1080p games are upscaled to 4K and claims to be able to keep up with PS4 Pros 4K support.

Xbox One S 2TB Console: $399.99 (amazon)

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  • Includes: 2TB Internal Hard Drive Xbox One S Console, 1 Xbox Wireless Controller (with 3.5mm headset jack), 1 Console Stand (for vertical orientation), HDMI cable (4K Capable), AC Power cable, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial.
  • Play over 100 console exclusive and a growing library of Xbox 360 games on the 40% smaller newly designed Xbox One S.
  • Watch Ultra HD (UHD) 4K Blu-ray™ movies on your 4K TV and stream 4K video on Netflix (available now) and Amazon Video (coming soon).
  • Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. In case of defective consoles contact – http://support.xbox.com/en-US/contact-us.
  • Experience the enhanced comfort of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring textured grip and Bluetooth technology.
  • Compatible with Kinect for Xbox One: Kinect for Xbox One is compatible with Xbox One S via the Xbox Kinect Adapter for USB. For fans that currently own a Kinect for Xbox One and plan to purchase the Xbox One S, Xbox is offering a free Xbox Kinect Adapter. Visit xbox.com/XboxOne/KinectAdapter for more details.

For more details head over to Xbox.xom

That’s all for this Chaotic Couple’s Gaming Corner. We will have more articles and insight coming in the future. In the meantime, you can check out some live gameplay of many different games on Chaotic Couple’s Gaming’s Twitch channel. Hope to see you there!

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About the Author: Zeb Barrett

I am a huge gamer from miniature war gaming, to board games, to video games. When I'm not hanging out with my son, I try to spend all of my free time gaming in some sort of way and broadcasting on Twitch with my wife. I also like to do some video editing and throw up videos on our YouTube. Come check us out live! Twitch.tv/ChaoticCouplesGaming YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmffaTgT__t0Uu2WFkfQjsA
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