Microsoft's brand new console, the Xbox One X, is finally unleashed into the world this week.
The company has always been very quick to remind you that this new machine is the most powerful console in the world as of right now and wants to showcase that to you with a litany of 4K content across TV, movies and, of course, shiny new video games. All of this comes at a bit of a heavy cost, though, since this new iteration on the Xbox One will cost you a hefty $499.99 at launch. That's reliant on you actually owning a 4K television, too, since you'll need one to take full advantage of the X's powerful capabilities.
That kind of pricing will absolutely put it far and above a lot of people's budgets and render this new machine well and truly a luxury item. After all, $500 can go a long way, depending on your lifestyle and tastes.
So, how about this - what if instead of picking up an Xbox One X this week, you took that $500 that's burning a hole in your pocket and directed it elsewhere? What if you decide you're more of a PS4 type of person? Well, if that just happens to be the case, you're in luck, since I've gone and rounded up a list of just how much PS4 stuff you can get for the price of an Xbox One X right now.
If you think you're more of a Nintendo type of person, don't worry, we've got you covered right over here.
PlayStation 4 Pro
If you wanted to jump on the whole 4K bandwagon thing, you're going to want to get yourself a PS4 Pro console. Thankfully, a PS4 Pro costs, on average, about $100 less than the Xbox One X does. That means you'll still have funds left over to spend on some other fun things.
Horizon Zero Dawn & Uncharted 4
Next, you'll want to grab a few games to really show off that showcase the 4K goodness, right? Well how about Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4, two of the best looking PS4 games that both benefit from PS4 Pro's extra horsepower? Buying both of those brings your total spend up to just over $471.
A PlayStation Plus subscription gets you a stack of games for free each month and lets you play multiplayer games against strangers on the internet. Doesn't that sound like fun? You can pick up a 3 Month PS Plus membership for $26.67 at Play-Asia.
Final total: $497.31
To recap, for almost $3 less than the price of an Xbox One X on its own, you'll be getting a PS4 Pro console, two of the system's best games and a 3 months of PlayStation Plus. After which, you'll still have enough money left over for a hamburger happy meal. How's that for a deal?
Having said all that, if you're not sold on all this 4K madness, your $500 will go much further. In short, for that amount of money, you can pick up all of the following:
- PS4 Slim 1TB Limited Edition with COD WW2 / PS4 1TB Slim with Star Wars Battlefront II
- 12-month PlayStation Plus Membership for $59.42 from Play-Asia
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
- 6-inch PlayStation Plushie (Drake, Ratchet, Bloodborne Hunter, PaRappa)
- Nathan Drake's Henley shirt
- Nathan Drake's shoulder holster
- Nathan Drake's fancy scarf
- Nathan Drake's ring and necklace Tiny Nathan Drake keyring effigy
All of that will cost you $499.39. Needless to say, that's a whole lot of stuff. You can be playing a brand new release game on your shiny new PS4 1TB console with a year's worth of PS Plus at the ready, cuddled up with a PlayStation mascot plush, cosplaying as Nathan Drake the entire time.
Alternatively, you can spend $500 on an Xbox One X console. That's a thing you can do as well. Ultimately it's your call and entirely dependent on personal preferences. So how about it? Which side do you think you'll be on this week?