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  • Analyst: Xbox One X is Generation 8.5, PS4 Pro is a ‘Marketing Gimmick’

    January 8th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft and Sony have released more powerful versions of their eighth generation consoles - the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, respectively. Developers are not allowed to release exclusive games on the newer consoles.

    IDC’s Research Director Lewis Ward talking with GamingBolt discussed the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.

    "Pro is mostly a marketing gimmick," said Ward." It’s nothing like Xbox One X in terms of the performance lift. It’s basically a standard console refresh, but Sony tweaked a few internals and got a 10% performance boost for the Pro. Big whoop.

    "Xbox One X is a much more fundamental redesign and it’s at least 40% more potent than the PS4 or the initial Xbox One SKUs. Xbox One X will be able to do VR and AR, although Microsoft will wait to turn that feature on until there’s some great software for it – and that will largely be about Win10 PC app development.

    "Xbox One X will eventually run content preexisting Xbox One’s don’t, and I kind of don’t blame Microsoft for holding onto that shoe for a while (at least late 2018 and perhaps 2019). Xbox One X is a 8.5 gen console. PS4 Pro isn’t."

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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