Besides the launch of Nintendo Switch, Sony and Microsoft are still competing for the throne of the game console.
In the last year, Sony released PlayStation 4 Pro, a new console which is entirely compatible with current PlayStation 4 with up converting to the 4K solution. And Microsoft has announced that it will release Xbox One X in this year.
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Undoubtedly, the both consoles are most gorgeous gaming tools for a consumer. However, it is unsure their flagship machines will profit soon.
4K Blue-ray discs are not available on PlayStation 4 Pro. It is a quite serious issue. Most Sony lovers are also enthusiasts of movies with high-definition, I believe. Knowing this fact, I abandoned the plan to purchase PlayStation 4 Pro.
Instead, Xbox One can play 4K Blue-ray disc. But there are several reports of unexpected errors in working it as a Blue-ray disc player.
Furthermore, most users are now not fond of playing games on a console. Smartphone and tablets are dominant in a field of gaming. Recently, Nintendo entered this industry a couple of years ago and made splendid outcome.
Virtual reality is expected as a user experience in the next gaming era. Sony recently released PlayStation VR, a head mounted game console. Microsoft is also considering to develop a platform.
However, VR requires vast resource. It is better for players to go to an amusement part for an exciting experience than sitting on a floor of yours. The wearable computer is an innovation. But I think its proper usage is still under development.
I am not sure which will win the battle. Anyway, the box-type game console will perish in the near future, I think.