As we draw closer to the next (and possibly last) generation of gaming systems, the opportune time to grab one from this current era is finally here. With incredible libraries of games that continue to grow and prices that are the most affordable they’ve ever been, you’ll want to pick up one of these consoles soon to really make it worth your money.
After years spent playing each individual system and carefully weighing the pros and cons of each, we’ve decided that the PlayStation 4 Pro is the best gaming console of 2019. While the Xbox One X might hold the torch when it comes to hardware, the PS4 Pro offers similar capabilities and the most high-fidelity games, including an incredible number of exclusives.
Of course, preferences will vary and the war between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will carry on, but to make your decision easier, we’ve detailed all the reasons you should pick one of the consoles listed below.
PlayStation 4 Pro
The best gaming console
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Why you should buy this: It’s the best version of the most popular console and has the highest number of high-fidelity games.
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
The PS4 Pro is the best version of the PlayStation 4.
$362 FROM AMAZON
$400 FROM BEST BUY U.S.
Who it’s for: Everyone.
Why we picked the PlayStation 4 Pro:
The PlayStation 4 Pro is the best version of the most popular game platform available today. With 4K, HDR 10 compatibility, and the PlayStation 4’s exclusive game library, it is currently the best plug-and-play gaming platform.
A very large majority of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One libraries are available on both platforms. Though both platforms have popular exclusive franchises, the PlayStation 4 (Pro or standard) sees more exclusive games each year. The PS4 also has access to a small number of less well-known indie games and niche titles, such as Japanese role-playing games, that the Xbox One does not.