Lgndary Thoughts - The PS4 Pro Gets Some Competition

As usual, news has slowed significantly now that E3 is over, which is never fun. On the plus side, however, it has given me time to work on Valkyrie Revolution for the review that goes live on Tuesday! The slow news period has also meant that I can continue my work on a few special things I have planned for the site. I can’t talk about them yet, but I will soon!

Also expect to see Lgndary Thoughts come back with a little more frequency, including today! There was a lot of news at E3, and I plan on writing about a lot of it. Today, I will be talking about the Xbox One X, and how it compares to the PS4 Pro in terms of market strategy. Enjoy!

At E3, Microsoft officially announced a more powerful version of the Xbox One, called the Xbox One X. And even though it will launch an entire year after the PS4 Pro, it is still a direct competitor. So let’s see how they compare!

For starters, the price of the Xbox One X is a full $100 more than the PS4 Pro, but that cost does come with some nice perks. The X is easily the more powerful of the two systems, and by a fairly significant margin. It is also smaller, and better looking than the PS4 Pro. Which is something that will make for a good selling point.

But when it comes to power, I’m not sure Microsoft’s bet will pay off. At the end of the day, I wouldn't be surprised if developers simply made an “enhanced” patch for their games that did the same thing on the PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X. To put it another way, I don't think developers are going to put in any extra work to make a version of their game just for Xbox One X. And if they do, it will be minimal improvements. 

But at the end of the day, I largely believe that Sony has made the smarter decision with the release timing and price of the PS4 Pro. You may have noticed that Sony hasn't really started pushing the PS4 Pro yet. But now that the Xbox One X has been announced, I’m sure that will change very soon. By not marketing the Pro when it launched last year, Sony has ensured that most people are unaware of its existence. So when consumers see ads for the Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro later this year, many will assume that they are essentially the same thing. And if people do think they are the same thing, that $400 price tag for the Pro is going to be a huge draw for those looking to make a purchase. 

Microsoft can counter this by pushing their “most powerful console ever” tagline, but I don't think it will be enough. Either way, it is going to be interesting seeing how these two consoles sell, because the future of consoles themselves could change depending on how well, or how badly they perform. 

What do you think of the Xbox One X? And how do you think it will do against the PS4 Pro? Be sure to leave a comment below!

Next week's Playstation releases

Here is a list of everything coming to Playstation systems in the coming week:

  • Aerea: Deluxe Edition - PS4
  • America’s Army: Proving Grounds - PS4
  • Ancient Amuletor - PS VR
  • Arizona Sunshine - PS VR
  • Brawlhalla - PS4
  • Cavernous Wastes - PS4, PS VR
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - PS4
  • Cryptark - PS4
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls - PS4
  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival - PS4
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection - PS4
  • Elite Dangerous - PS4
  • The Golf Club 2 - PS4
  • JumpJet Rex - PS4
  • Medieval Defenders - PS4
  • Micro Machines: World Series - PS4
  • Plague Road - PS4
  • Poi - PS4
  • The Tenth Line - PS4
  • Tokyo Xanadu - PS Vita 
  • Valkyria Revolution - PS4, PS Vita
  • The World of Nubla - PS4 

Playstation 4 software update 4.71 out now

A new software update is now available for the Playstation 4 that comes in at about 324 MB. You can read the update notes below:

  • This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

Yup, more stability. But I guess that is better than nothing, right?

Media Create Hardware Sales

Switch - 37.709

PS4 - 24.046

3DS - 15.062

PS Vita - 4.149

Xbone - 308

PS3 - 298

Wii U - 199

PS4 Media Remote Launching Next Month

Here are a list of features from Sony:

  • Simple, Intuitive Control: A PS4™ media remote perfect for the whole family.
  • Sleek and compact design: Access all essential controls under one thumb.
  • Connects via Bluetooth: Uses Bluetooth to control your PS4™ system.
  • Dedicated PS4™ Buttons: Includes the most important buttons for navigating system menus and apps including the Action buttons, Share, Options, and PS buttons.
  • App Control: At launch, the Media Remote will be fully compatible with most apps on PlayStation®4 Systems

Media Create Hardware Sales

Switch - 27.291

PS4 - 19.141

3DS - 15.111

PS Vita - 4.063

PS3 - 392

Xbone - 255

Wii U - 166

PS4 hits over 60 million units sold

Sony has announced that the Playstation 4 has marked a new milestone by surpassing 60 million units sold. 

They also announced that total Playstation 4 software sales have surpassed 487 million. 

The Witcher 3 to get a PS4 Pro Patch

Minecraft's new cross system servers don't include Playstation

Those that watched Microsoft's E3 Press Conference know that Minecraft players will be able to play the game with others, regardless of which system you play. Well, except for Playstation that is. 

The Playstation 4 will not be included in the upcoming update, and we are hearing that this is due to Sony's refusal. It isn't clear why they would say no, but I will be sure to update if they comment.