What's your next console? Xbox One S vs PlayStation 4 Pro vs Project Scorpio

Don't have either? Got a Wii U?

Made it this far without buying a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? We admire your tenacity, but all of this new hardware potentially puts you in a tricky position. Buying an original PS4 or Xbox One now puts you behind the curve in terms of top-end console tech. But on the other hand, you'll save a bundle in the process.

And if you do have a Wii U, it's clearly time to move on - well, at least once you finish The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild You won't see any more major releases for the box now that the Nintendo Switch is out. And speaking of the Switch: we quite like Nintendo's handheld/console hybrid machine, but until we see a steady flow of further games, it feels like a better secondary gaming device for most players.

If you're looking for a more powerful home-only console, on the other hand, here are your options:

Should you upgrade to Xbox One S?

If you're an Xbox aficionado or love Microsoft's exclusives and can't wait until late this year, then yes, the Xbox One S is a smarter bet than the standard Xbox One. It's smaller (and more stylish) and packs in 4K media and HDR support, plus offers up to 2TB storage.

Still, with Scorpio only six to eight months away, do you really want to buy an Xbox that will be outmoded so quickly? It's a tough ask. We'd suggest seeing Microsoft's full Scorpio reveal in June, at the very least.

Should you upgrade to PlayStation 4 Pro?

As we've said before, the PlayStation 4 is this generation's leading console and arguably has the better exclusives – and the PlayStation 4 Pro is the more powerful version of it. Is it worth the higher price (RM1799) for you, though? You'll have to make that call, but buying the higher-end model is a smart, future-proofing bet.

Should you upgrade to Project Scorpio?

Sort of feels like skipping an entire console generation, no? At this point, it's too early to tell whether Project Scorpio will live up to Microsoft's claims, as well as whether it will be a much more powerful console than the PlayStation 4 Pro. The specs suggest it will, however, and Digital Foundry seemed impressed with its early Scorpio demo.

If you can keep yourself entertained with your current console (whatever it is) for the rest of the year, you can save up more cash and go big with Project Scorpio. It might be worth the short-term suffering. We'll find out more in a couple of months.

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