Sony has announced its 4K capable console, PlayStation 4 Pro, and is going to launch this coming November. On the other hand Microsoft’s Xbox One Scorpio is not going to launch before Holiday 2017. One just can’t help but think that Sony has an one year advantage over Microsoft in terms of attracting the gamers who want to play games in 4K.
However, it seems that Microsoft does not regret its decision of launching Xbox One Scorpio in 2017, and feel pretty confident about the power advantage of their console over PlayStation 4 Pro.
Speaking with Polygon, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox, Albert Penello, said that he is very confident about the decision they have made. He further added that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting 4K, and both have a history of adding unique features in consoles.
I feel good about what we’ve done with the Xbox One S. Both we and Sony are investing in 4K as the future of the console space, and we have a history of adding features to our hardware.
He also said that Xbox One Scorpio is more feature complete in many aspects compared to PlayStation 4 Pro.
Since Sony has announced and is planning to release PlayStation 4 Pro this year, gamers are looking towards Microsoft to reveal more details about Xbox One Scorpio and specifically its price. According to Penello, these things are still being determined.
We know it’s important to deliver an experience that demonstrates the power gap between [the PS4 Pro and Scorpio] at a price that makes sense to console gamers.
He also confirmed that Xbox One Scorpio will have an obvious advantage over PlayStation 4 Pro, as Sony’s console has 4.2 tflops of power and and on the other hand Microsoft’s console is packing 6 tflops of power. “The performance delta will be obvious”.
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