Sony announced two new consoles today, and Microsoft isn’t holding back from taking a few shots at its competition. Microsoft started by pointing out the Xbox One S can handle more sources of 4K content than the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro.
4K streaming & Blu-Ray ✅
HDR gaming ✅
Greatest games ✅
40% smaller ✅
Xbox One S from $299: https://t.co/GzguOUfMeV pic.twitter.com/vWb6r1x9PD
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 7, 2016
The PlayStation 4 Pro, for all its capabilities, can’t play 4K Blu-ray discs, a somewhat baffling omission from the otherwise impressive console.
Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games marketing, tweeted the specs of the PlayStation 4 Pro and claimed the superiority of the upcoming Scorpio.
Proud to bring True 4K gaming & most powerful console ever made coming with Project Scorpio https://t.co/kTiy4cdtBo https://t.co/ipIGJWI1r1
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) September 7, 2016
Microsoft has stated that the Scorpio console will deliver 6 teraflops of computing capability, compared to the Pro’s 4.2 teraflops. Here is a quick primer on teraflops, for the curious.
As one fan on Twitter has stated:
@aarongreenberg @Xbox Shots fired pic.twitter.com/4vxFKH2GOA
— Therecanbe0nly1 (@That1guyYoukno) September 7, 2016