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Thursday 25 of July 2024

To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade, That is the Question

Photo of the PlayStation Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim,photo: Wikimedia
Photo of the PlayStation Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim,photo: Wikimedia
For all you gamers out there, we look at the newer versions of the Xbox and PlayStation and decide if they are truly worth the upgrade


The year 2017 is clearly the year for upgrades, as both Xbox and PlayStation have brought out new models for their famous consoles. But are the upgrades truly worth it? Here at The News we’ll weigh the pros and cons for both the PlayStation Pro and the Xbox One S to help you decide if the console is truly worth the cost of the upgrade.

PlayStation is Sony’s gaming module and it has brought them a lot of money and fans of all ages and sizes. It’s got some of the best designed games on the market and it’s not complicated to use. The last model that came out was the PlayStation 4, and that was three years ago. Now Sony has come out with two new options.

PlayStation Pro: This is the most advanced version of the PlayStation yet, but it’s not a PlayStation 5; it’s only halfway there. So while the features are cool and might sound really exciting (especially when it comes to hard-drive or resolution), it’s not really worth upgrading for the price. Is it worth it if you’re a newcomer? Definitely. It is a wonderful project by Sony, but if you already have a PS4 or don’t have a 4k Television, it’s better to wait.

Pros: 1TB Hard Drive (the PS4 has a 500 GB one), 4k resolution, better WiFi and Bluetooth, easy to transfer content from one PS4 to another, truly enhanced performance

Cons: The pro mode is not universal yet, there’s no 4K Blu-ray player, a lot of things need patches (resolution, games etc), takes up more shelf space, heavier than the PS4

Recommended Games:  Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us Remastered, Persona 5, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Of course maybe you’re more of a Xbox fan rather than a Playstation fan, or — like we had mentioned before — you’re new to the concept of gaming consoles and want to make a full informed decision before you pick one. In that case, we’ve got a small overview of the Xbox One S, so you can see if this one fits you better.

Photo of the XBox One S, the newest console in the Xbox world. Photo: Wikimedia

Xbox One S: Once upon a time, Xbox was trailing after Sony. Now with the Xbox One S, it seems to have regained the lead. After all, it’s been said that slow and steady wins the race, right?

The Xbox One S is a vast improvement on it’s previous version so if you’re looking for a console and are thinking of going Microsoft rather than Sony, this is definitely something you should look into. But as we know everything in this world comes with a few disadvantages and this one is directed at long-time Xbox One users: there’s no Kinect port.

Pros: It’s smaller and quieter than it’s predecessor, 2 TB Storage, 4K resolution, 4K BluRay Player included, controller natively supports bluetooth which means you can use it on PC*

Cons: Lack of Kinect Port, only comes in color white, *you can only connect one controller to your PC at a time (and doesn’t always work)

Recommended Games: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Torment: Tides of Numernera, Sniper Elite 4, For Honor

The Xbox One S is almost a perfect console but it does have it’s drawbacks, especially if you’re not new to gaming and have already spent the money on the previous version. It’s up to you, of course, whether you take the plunge and upgrade now or wait and see if there’s something better on the horizon.