The PS4 has the best games, and the PS4 Pro, in particular, makes them look as stunning as possible. The Xbox One X is technically more powerful — but it lacks the must-have exclusives that make a purchase worth it. Honestly, there’s just not as much unique content to play on the competitor.
This is especially true in 2020, with PS4 getting major generation-defining exclusives like Persona 5 Royal, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II, even if the latter was delayed.
Picking up a PlayStation 4 also opens the door for a PlayStation VR, which, as we’ve noted before, is the most affordable premium VR headset available. Microsoft, meanwhile, has confirmed that VR support will not come to the Xbox One X, nor will it likely come to the next-generation Xbox Series X. On the other hand, PlayStation VR will still be supported on the PS5, as will a growing selection of PS4 games. This means titles purchased for the PS4 likely won’t have to go in storage after the PS5 launches, even if you trade your old console in.
While some people can’t take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s advanced features, namely HDR support, the improvements it provides to even un-optimized games make it the most technically impressive way to play the largest number of games on a console. Most major games offer some form of support for the system, whether it be improved frame rate, 4K resolution, HDR support, or all three.