With the Switch poised to launch on March 3, we have updated our console specs compared story to include the latest information on Nintendo’s upcoming console. Specs, features, and prices for all the modern consoles are condensed in our comprehensive chart below.
|Xbox One||Xbox One S||Project Scorpio||Playstation 4||PlayStation 4 Slim||PlayStation 4 Pro||Switch|
|CPU||1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU||1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU||8-core AMD custom CPU||1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU||1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU||8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU||1020MHz Nvidia custom Tegra SOC (*Clockspeed TBC)|
|GPU||Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 853MHz with 1.31 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 914MHz||Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance||768MHz (docked)/307.2MHz (undocked) Nvidia custom Tegra SOC (*Clockspeeds TBC)|
|RAM||8GB DDR3||8GB DDR3||TBD||8GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||4GB (*TBC)|
|Storage||500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive, supports external hard drive storage||500GB, 1TB, 2TB (5,400rpm) hard drive options, supports external hard drive storage||TBD||500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive. Storage drive can be swapped||500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive. Storage drive can be swapped||1TB||32GB. Storage can be expanded via MicroSDXC card.|
|Dimensions||13.1×10.8×3.1 inches||11.6×8.9×2.5 inches||TBD||12.01×10.8×2.0 inches||11x10x1.5 inches||12.8×11.6×2.1 inches||4×6.8×2.1 inches/4×9.4x.54 inches (with Joy-Con attached)|
|Weight||7.8 pounds||6.4 pounds||TBD||6.2 pounds||4.6 pounds||7.2 pounds||.72 pounds/.87 pounds (with Joy-Con controllers attached)|
|Color||Black||Black and white||TBD||Black or white||Black||Black||Black (Joy-Con controllers are also available in red/blue)|
|Optical Drive||Blu-ray/DVD||4K/HDR Blu-ray drive||TBD||Blu-ray/DVD||Blu-ray/DVD||Blu-ray/DVD||NA|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N 2.4GHz and 5GHz||Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N/AC 2.4GHz and 5GHz||TBD||Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 B/G/N, 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 2.1||Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 4.0||
802.11A/B/G/N/AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)
|Internet Subscription||Xbox Live required to play online||Xbox Live required to play online||TBD||PS Plus required to play online||PS Plus required to play online||PS Plus required to play online||Nintendo Switch Online Service required to play online|
|Ports||Power, HDMI in, HDMI out, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, Kinect port, IR out||Power, HDMI 2.0a in, HDMI 2.0a out, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, Kinect port, IR out||TBD||HDMI, analog-AV out, 2xUSB 3.0, AUX, S/PDIF||HDMI, analog-AV out, 2xUSB 3.1, AUX||HDMI, 3x USB 3.1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera||Game Card, Audio Jack, SD card slot, USB-C, HDMI out|
|Integrated Display||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||6.2-inch 1280×720 resolution multi-touch capacitive display|
|4K Support||No||Yes (video playback only)||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|Release Date||November 22, 2013||August 2, 2016||TBD Holiday 2017||November 15, 2013||September 15, 2016||November 10, 2016||March 3, 2016|
|Release Price||$499.99||$299.99 (500GB), $349.99 (1TB), $399.99 (2TB)||TBD||$399.99||$299.99||$399.99||$299.99|
We’ve highlighted a few interesting tidbits below:
Which console is the most powerful? On paper, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console is poised to become the most powerful system with its 6 teraflops of performance, but it isn’t slated to release until the end of 2017.
Which console offers the most storage space? The console that currently offers the most storage space out of the box is the 2TB version of the Xbox One S. It’s worth mentioning that you can swap out the storage drives on the PlayStation 4 consoles, which is something Xbox One systems currently can’t do. The Switch also features expandable storage via its MicroSDXC card slot.
Which console is the heaviest? Without knowing the weight of Project Scorpio, the original Xbox One is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing 7.8 pounds.