Console Specs Compared: Switch, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio

Console Specs Compared: Switch, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio

With the Switch poised to launch on March 3, we have updated our console specs compared story to include the latest information on Nintendo’s upcoming console. Specs, features, and prices for all the modern consoles are condensed in our comprehensive chart below.

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Xbox One Xbox One S Project Scorpio Playstation 4 PlayStation 4 Slim PlayStation 4 Pro Switch
CPU 1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU 1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU 8-core AMD custom CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU 1020MHz Nvidia custom Tegra SOC (*Clockspeed TBC)
GPU Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 853MHz with 1.31 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 914MHz Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance 768MHz (docked)/307.2MHz (undocked) Nvidia custom Tegra SOC (*Clockspeeds TBC)
RAM 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 TBD 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 4GB (*TBC)
Storage 500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive, supports external hard drive storage 500GB, 1TB, 2TB (5,400rpm) hard drive options, supports external hard drive storage TBD 500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive. Storage drive can be swapped 500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive. Storage drive can be swapped 1TB 32GB. Storage can be expanded via MicroSDXC card.
Dimensions 13.1×10.8×3.1 inches 11.6×8.9×2.5 inches TBD 12.01×10.8×2.0 inches 11x10x1.5 inches 12.8×11.6×2.1 inches 4×6.8×2.1 inches/4×9.4x.54 inches (with Joy-Con attached)
Weight 7.8 pounds 6.4 pounds TBD 6.2 pounds 4.6 pounds 7.2 pounds .72 pounds/.87 pounds (with Joy-Con controllers attached)
Color Black Black and white TBD Black or white Black Black Black (Joy-Con controllers are also available in red/blue)
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD 4K/HDR Blu-ray drive TBD Blu-ray/DVD Blu-ray/DVD Blu-ray/DVD NA
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N 2.4GHz and 5GHz Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N/AC 2.4GHz and 5GHz TBD Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 B/G/N, 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 2.1 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 4.0

Gigabit Ethernet

802.11A/B/G/N/AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)

Internet Subscription Xbox Live required to play online Xbox Live required to play online TBD PS Plus required to play online PS Plus required to play online PS Plus required to play online Nintendo Switch Online Service required to play online
Ports Power, HDMI in, HDMI out, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, Kinect port, IR out Power, HDMI 2.0a in, HDMI 2.0a out, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, Kinect port, IR out TBD HDMI, analog-AV out, 2xUSB 3.0, AUX, S/PDIF HDMI, analog-AV out, 2xUSB 3.1, AUX HDMI, 3x USB 3.1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera Game Card, Audio Jack, SD card slot, USB-C, HDMI out
Integrated Display NA NA NA NA NA NA 6.2-inch 1280×720 resolution multi-touch capacitive display
4K Support No Yes (video playback only) Yes No No Yes No
HDR Support No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TBC
Release Date November 22, 2013 August 2, 2016 TBD Holiday 2017 November 15, 2013 September 15, 2016 November 10, 2016 March 3, 2016
Release Price $499.99 $299.99 (500GB), $349.99 (1TB), $399.99 (2TB) TBD $399.99 $299.99 $399.99 $299.99
Current Price $249.99 $299.99 TBD $349.99 $299.99 $399.99 NA

We’ve highlighted a few interesting tidbits below:

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Which console is the most powerful? On paper, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console is poised to become the most powerful system with its 6 teraflops of performance, but it isn’t slated to release until the end of 2017.

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Which console offers the most storage space? The console that currently offers the most storage space out of the box is the 2TB version of the Xbox One S. It’s worth mentioning that you can swap out the storage drives on the PlayStation 4 consoles, which is something Xbox One systems currently can’t do. The Switch also features expandable storage via its MicroSDXC card slot.

Which console is the heaviest? Without knowing the weight of Project Scorpio, the original Xbox One is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing 7.8 pounds.


Source: Video Game News

Horizon: Zero Dawn Has A Photo Mode, See Some Pictures Here

Horizon: Zero Dawn Has A Photo Mode, See Some Pictures Here

Horizon: Zero Dawn will have a photo mode, developer Guerrilla Games announced today.

The studio confirmed this on Twitter, where it also shared four images that were presumably snapped using the mode. Check them out below.

There is no word yet on how robust Zero Dawn’s photo mode is. Another first-party game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, has a photo mode and it lets you adjust things like depth of field, filters, and lighting. We’lll report back with more details on Zero Dawn’s photo mode as they become available.

Zero Dawn comes out exclusively for PS4 in less than one month, on February 28. For more on the game, which mixes together action and RPG elements, check out GameSpot’s new preview.

It is among the games that is getting an update for PS4 Pro if you have that system. You can read this post to learn about the benefits of playing on the PS4 Pro.


Source: Video Game News

Titanic: James Cameron Responds To Mythbusters — "They're Full Of Sh**"

Titanic: James Cameron Responds To Mythbusters — “They’re Full Of Sh**”

People like to discuss the ending of Titanic, particularly how the floating door was big enough to support both Jack and Rose. Maybe it was, as the show Mythbusters seemed to prove in 2012. But that’s not the point, according to director James Cameron. He told The Daily Beast that Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are “full of sh**” and explained why Jack needed to die.

“OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia,” Cameron said (via Entertainment Weekly). “Mythbusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later–which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you five to ten minutes. So by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work.”

“His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died,” Cameron added. “They’re fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they’re full of sh**.”

None of the science even really matters, Cameron said, because Jack needed to die for story purposes. “Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple,” he said.

At $2.2 billion, Titanic is the second highest-grossing movie in history, only behind Avatar ($2.8 billion), which is another movie that Cameron directed.

In other news, Cameron recently confirmed that the script for Avatar 5 is finished. Production will begin on the long-awaited sequels this summer.


Source: Video Game News