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The battle of the consoles is a fierce one as both Sony and Microsoft are preparing their next generation consoles. Sony is about to launch the Sony PS4 Pro and Microsoft is in the process of developing a significantly more capable console dubbed Project Scorpio.

First of all, the Sony PS4 Pro is not really considered a new generation device, but a complementary one to the original PS4 that is directed to the high-end buyers. The reason why this is so is due to the fact that the PS4 Pro comes with HDR, VR and 4k content support as opposed to the original console. The connection between the two consoles can be deduced from the name of the consoles.

Project Scorpio, on the other hand, definitely sounds like a next generation device, given that its name bears no connection to any previous Microsoft-made Xbox consoles. Much like the upcoming PS4 Pro, the Scorpio one is also confirmed to come with VR, HDR and 4k content support.

The essential difference between the two upcoming consoles is related to their performance. The Sony PS4 Pro will supposedly come with 4.20 teraflops of power, whereas the Project Scorpio console is confirmed to come with 6 teraflops of power. Many tech analysts believe that the 4k content offered by the two consoles will differ very much, and the better one of the two in this sense is the Scorpio console.

Then there is the supposed release dates for the two devices. Sony’s console will be arriving sometime in November 2016, whereas the Project Scorpio will be coming out in 2017. This gives Sony, at least in theory, a head start that some tech analysts believe will be very profitable, until potential users realize that there is something else on the market that offers a more advanced graphical experience.