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Xbox still prevails over latest PlayStation console after all

Xbox still prevails over latest PlayStation console after all. Dimitris Chapsoulas/Unsplash
Xbox still prevails over latest PlayStation console after all.
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AUSTIN FOLKERTSMA
campus editor
austin.folkertsma@my.tccd.edu

There’s an age-old question in gaming, which system is better? Is it the PlayStation or is it the Xbox?

For those that are non-gamers and are thinking, “Who cares, it’s just a game system, this argument is dumb?” It’s not dumb, trust me. This argument has been one of the biggest debates in the gaming world for over a decade now. 

There is no doubt that both game systems have their pros and cons, but one of them definitely has a slight advantage over the other. 

I’ve been an Xbox player for the majority of my life, and I guess that’s why I like it more. That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried other consoles, though. I’ve played on PlayStation, and it’s just not as right for me.

PlayStation games are dope, and I envy PlayStation players for being able to play games like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Spider-Man and many of the Final Fantasy games. But to spend $500, or however much it is now, for just a few games doesn’t seem worth it to me at all. 

Xbox reigns superior in my book because it has exclusive games such as Sea of Thieves and the Halo series, games I’m a big fan of. I do, however, love the feeling of the older PlayStation controller in my hands because of how much smaller it is compared to the Xbox controller. I have to give credit where it’s due to Sony for that, but with the release of the PlayStation 5, the controller looks similar to the Xbox controller in how it’s shaped. So, the one thing I liked about the PlayStation is thrown out of the figurative window.

The classic Xbox controller is something I’m fond of. It has had minor changes, and there is something admirable about sticking to the classics and knowing what works best. 

Backward compatibility is a big thing in my book. 

It’s a feature that lets the user play games from older consoles on the newer ones. 

The newer Xbox consoles have a service called Game Pass, which offers the user access to an assortment of games for a monthly subscription. Game Pass allows users to play brand-new games at a hugely discounted price. Compare this to a similar service from PlayStation, Playstation Now, that only offers older games for free once they have been available for an extended period.

Virtual reality is sort of a new up-and-coming concept and I agree, the concept is cool, but it’s not for me. If a gamer likes virtual reality then, by all means, go with the PlayStation, but it doesn’t sell me on anything. 

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