Sony PlayStation at E3 2017

Microsoft Xbox One X

How will it change my games? . While still in its infancy, the promise for VR as a medium-moving concept is clear. Despite packing in much more power, Microsoft has managed to make the One X its smallest console ever.

The good news for Xbox One and One S owners? Unsurprisingly, it packs a serious amount of gaming power. But software sales and a shift in publisher exclusives to Sony indicate the PlayStation 4 has a healthy lead over the Xbox One.

Microsoft has announced its next game console, Xbox One X. Touted as "the most powerful console ever made", the system will go on sale around the world on November 7 and cost $499.

This specs lead allows the Xbox One X to play games in "true 4K" resolution, something that Microsoft believes the PS4 Pro is unable to do. The vehicle selection looks to be as broad as ever, as well. Sony has moved a million Playstation VR units since October. The battle lines have been drawn and it's time to game!

Essentially, it's a question of graphics - and how much you value them in your gaming experience. That gives it 326GB/s of bandwidth, which is significantly more than the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. The same outlets didn't discuss gameplay mechanics or how innovative it was-they made it a focus to highlight how it ran at only 900p on Xbox One. It is very pretty. When the OG Xbox launched, it weighed a healthy 8.5 pounds and measured 12.5 x 4 x 10.5 inches. The new machine is also the most expensive console on the market right now, debuting this November for $500. If you were building an equivalent PC, it would be costly. The new console is slimmer than the Xbox One S, another Xbox One variant which the company released earlier this year. He was quick to point out that it's not losing Microsoft money, but that the business model is similar to a razor and razor blades - sell the box at cost, make money on the games/accessories/etc.

Whether one option or the other is "better" is a topic best evaluated on a game-by-game basis, but plenty of gamers have wished for more cooperative or split-screen options when playing. Speaking to the BBC, Spencer confirmed that the Xbox One X is no longer being billed as a virtual reality gaming platform.

Will there be games that are only on Xbox One X? No. "It suggested that there's a dip mid-console lifecycle where the players who want the very best graphical experience will start to migrate to PC, because that's obviously where it's to be had". The tech company is using a custom GPU engine on Xbox One X that runs at 1172MHz, a huge boost over the 853MHz of Xbox One and even the 911MHz on Sony's PS4 Pro.

Both consoles support 4K streaming through Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and both have an app store with hundreds of apps including YouTube and Twitch. Absolutely. But right now in 2017?

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