My TV isn't exactly stellar, though. Half the reason I bought it was so I can enjoy retro gaming and last gen gaming, without needing expensive hardware (PS2 looks fine, plays fine, the 360 looks fine, plays fine.)
So, what are the games that make an Xbox One S again?
The only problem is the Pro is not nearly has powerful as the X. I wouldn't compare them.
The X is like getting a more powerful PC and having games look and run better. It might not be the case anymore but I have heard PS4 Pro can sometime make games run worst because it's not powerful enough for developers to increase the graphics slider from High to Ultra. The X can do that.
Sure, but the Pro more powerful than the standard PS4 by a big margin. It's something like 2.5 times as powerful. The X and the Pro should definitely be compared, they're directly competing with eachother. The Pro and the X are both the expensive 4k option for their particular console. They aren't identical, the Pro isn't as powerful but it's also $100 cheaper. Even still they both fill the same niche.
I do remember reading about some segments of some games on the Pro running worse than normal PS4, I don't believe that's really the case anymore because the devs have learned a few tricks to increase the graphical fidelity, particularly the resolution without having too big an impact on performance. The checkerboard rendering some devs use seems to work really well. Trying Horizon Zero Dawn and Witcher 3 on the pro, they both look incredible and both use the checkerboard rendering, they look crisp and sharp but both also run noticeably better than on the standard PS4. I think that was just growing pains with the PS4 Pro.
The whole point of getting a console is not having to worry about hardware issues. It's usually only near the end of a gen that the hardware is pushed to its limits, and you get games like Shadow of Colossus or God of War II..
If they're pushing limits on purpose to entice people to buy an upgrade for a smoother experience, I'd call that shady business practices.
We are in the 5th year of this generation. That's usually on par with every generation aside from the last. There was a 6 year gap between PS2 and PS3. A 5 year gap between Xbox and Xbox 360.
And you making it sound like previous generations didn't have hardware limitations. Go back and play Mass Effect and the framerate issues that it had. It's almost unplayable. The difference is that people are more aware of framerate issues this generation. Every generation has good performing games and shitty performing games and this one is not any different.
Look at Forza 7 at 4k....it's one the best looking games out there and it runs at 60FPS without any slowdown. But that's because its a racer. Origins runs at 4k at 30FPS and slowsdown in cities occasionally. But.....that's because it's open world and has hundreds of NPC's and animals roaming around.
Also keep in mind that this generation of consoles were built with ease of development in mind. No Cell processors or anything like that, just basic PC architecture that dev teams are already pretty familiar with. So it makes sense that these consoles would be maxed out earlier than other gens.
Also if Horizon Zero Dawn or Uncharted 4 is the PS4 "maxed out" then I'm fine with that. Both those games look amazing on base ps4 or ps4 pro.
In my experience, the 360 was always losing contact. Battery packs somewhat fixed that, but over time those heavy things gradually loosened the holder so badly they'd randomly lose contact, or even pop out.