The supremacy battle over console gaming is taking a new turn with Sony and Microsoft as the big contenders.
Both Sony and Microsoft have a fair share of the market when it comes to gaming and consoles. While until recently Sony was in the lead, recent price drops and an array of new tweaks are speeding up Microsoft’s climb up the ladder.
One thing is set in stone: Sony’s Playstation 4 was a much more advantageous console than Microsoft’s Xbox One. Yet, this year’s EEE saw no announcement from Sony regarding further price adjustments to keep up with the highly competitive market.
At the moment, Xbox faires 50 dollars below Playstation 4. That, after the 2013 blunder when Microsoft set the price of its flagship console 100 dollars above that of Sony’s PS4. Ever since, the price continuously dropped, with no more requirement to additionally buy Kinect at the same time with the Xbox One.
Then, holiday sales brought a discount of 50 dollars that became permanent shortly before the EEE, announcing fans that something new is in stores. And that Microsoft is ready to pull out the big guns.
Firstly, the 50 dollars can be wisely spent if a gamer so desires on higher storage space with the new Xbox One 1TB, featuring a tweaked controller that promises to be a delight.
Steadily, Microsoft is changing the Xbox One in something more than a usual console. Perhaps in an attempt to appeal to more to already dedicated players who have invested already in Microsoft consoles Xbox 360, Microsoft announced even more spices to be added to the recipe of success.
The new Xbox will be a multi-game, multi-platform, controller tweaked device that allows users to play games even from Xbox 360 not just on the television, but across platforms.
Some new games will be put on the table and of course leveraging the upcoming Windows 10. While PCs as well as tablets will see the new OS starting July 29, Xbox One will feature a software update later during the year.
Nonetheless, Microsoft announced that the novelties in store will be released simultaneously for PC and Xbox One and will of course share their features.
Think buying your own copy on the Xbox, downloading the game on your PC and immerse into playing across platforms with friends. Microsoft did not release a copy for Windows? It’s alright, because games can be streamed to the PC.
And if the new releases are all exhausted, why not go back to all time favorites from your Xbox 360? It is possible as the Xbox One is backwards compatible.
Add a virtual reality headset HoloLens and you’re all ready to go.
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