A brief history of the Xbox
The original Xbox was released back in 2002, and its successor the Xbox 360 was released in 2005, and nearly a decade later in 2014, it had racked up sales of over 84 million.
Currently, the latest Xbox is called the Xbox One, which has been sold in a total of 21 different markets worldwide. It was produced as competition both with the PlayStation 4 released by Sony and the Switch released by Nintendo. It was released with a specific emphasis on ‘internet-based’ features. Despite it being classed as competition to the Nintendo Switch, the real battle has been solely between the PlayStation and the Xbox and today we’re going to look at why the Xbox has the upper hand.
Why is the Xbox better?
There are plenty of reasons as to why the Xbox could be considered superior to the PlayStation however today we’re going to look at just a few of the main reasons. The first reason we’re going to analyse focuses on ‘backwards compatibility’.
In a nutshell, this feature allows Xbox users to play games made for the Xbox and the Xbox 360 on the Xbox one itself. It’s worth noting that at first, this feature was missing from the console, but once it was demanded by the users of the Xbox, the feature was quickly implemented by Microsoft. The reason they have the upper hand is that the PlayStation still to this day doesn’t have backwards compatibility.
The next feature we’re going to focus on is the ability to play 4K Blu-Ray movies. This feature may only be available on the premium Xbox One X. It’s direct competitor; the PlayStation 4 Pro doesn’t allow you to play any 4k Blue-Ray movies, which was a big win for Microsoft as consoles are now used for an abundance of reasons apart form solely to play games. Last but not least we’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty, that’s right, the specification.
The top of the range Xbox One X has a computing power of 6 teraflops compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro’s 4.2 Again, these are just some of the reasons as to why the Xbox is better however if you have a look yourself you’ll find many more.
At the end of the day, whichever console you prefer comes down to personal preference, however, today, we’ve looked at just some of the reasons as to why people would opt for an Xbox instead of a PlayStation or Switch.
This also works a guide to possibly help you if you’re torn on which console to go for should you be planning to purchase one soon. Of course, the PlayStation does have some features that are absent on the Xbox however today we’ve simply focused on why the Xbox is superior in certain aspects compared to its rivals. We’ve also not taken into consideration the Nintendo Switch due it’s lack of popularity and also lack of comparable features.