Sony and Microsoft have announced the next generation of their gaming consoles. And the old ones? We think it’s worth more than ever.
Given the idle production lines and the corona crisis, Sony and Microsoft are silent about the sales price of their new high-end machines. It is still uncertain whether this will open in Europe this year.
You can now buy PlayStation 4, XB1 and the top models PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X at a low price. The newly acquired hardware is free of teething troubles and optimized in terms of power consumption and stability.
Newcomers also benefit from current bundles. Packs with game cracks like Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orders on Xbox One cost just as much or just a little more than the bare consoles.
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Reason 2: Huge, inexpensive game library
As powerful and powerful as a game console may be, it is no good without a large selection of games. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have an extensive and affordable range of games. Apart from this commonality, Sony and Microsoft are clearly different from each other.
Sony’s big asset is the wide selection of exclusive titles. Some PS4 titles like Detroit: Become Human, Death Stranding or Horizon Zero Dawn find their way onto the Windows PC. But it focuses on the consoles, you can only find these pearls on PlayStation 4. Sony’s productions are action fireworks and highly polished instant classics. Treasure hunts in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are as fascinating as the end-time cracker The Last of Us Part II, which continued in May.
The PlayStation 4 is also an affordable entry into the world of virtual reality. The VR glasses and games are available at a bargain price. It’s worth taking a look!
Microsoft’s exclusive range primarily delights fans of shooters, racing games and smaller indie productions. With Gears of War 4, Gears 5 and the Halo: Master Chief Collection, the Redmond company is committed to continuity. The iconic racing simulation Forza Motorsport 7 provides developer Turn 10 with weekly free updates. In Forza Horizon 3 and its successor, Playground Games invites you to discover the Australian outback and central England. Ori & the Will of Wisps or ReCore are small, fine diamonds that delight with their charm.
You can find almost all games from the so-called third-party manufacturers for XB1 and PS4. No matter whether FIFA 20, Kingdom Hearts III or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Reason 3: The digital services
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One unfold their full potential online. After completing a paid online membership for Sony’s fun machine (PlayStation Plus) and Xbox One (Xbox Live), you compete against players from all over the world. You will also receive generous discounts and new free games every month.
Is that not enough for you? Then subscribe to PlayStation Now or Xbox Game Pass. On PlayStation Now you access 800 titles from the PS2, PlayStation 3 and PS4 era that you stream or download.
Microsoft also offers the Game Pass. You load the over 100 inclusive titles for original Xbox, 360 and XB1 onto your hard drive. The culmination of the well-curated selection is access to the exclusive games of Microsoft Studios. Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, the Ori games and new releases are already available for download on the Game Pass.
Reason 4: Compatibility with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Sony and Microsoft promise for their upcoming consoles that they will be compatible with current-gen hardware and software. At the market launch, “only” 100 of the most popular PS4 games can run on PlayStation 5. Sony ensures that this service will be expanded quickly.
Microsoft handles the topic somewhat differently. On Xbox One you can play a large selection of original Xbox games and 360 games. You can read which titles support backward compatibility on this page.
You can easily link controllers from PS4 and XB1 to PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. The costly new purchase of additional input devices is no longer necessary.
Reason 5: Long-term game support
Sure, at some point console gamers can’t get past PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Until then, you can play on PS4 and XB1. You will also receive new games in the future, from exclusive games to multi-platform titles. The latest FIFA, Cyberpunk 2077 or the next expansion in Elder Scrolls Online? Guaranteed for the current models.
And if a generation change is inevitable in a few years? Then PS5 and Xbox Series X are cheaper and ennobled with exclusive pearls.
Last product update on 2022-05-18 | Source: Amazon Affiliate