As the console wars rages on, new console gamers often find themselves in the age old dilemma; Xbox or PlayStation? And now that the next generation consoles are here, gamers get to choose between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, and it’s no easy choice for them.
Despite sharing similar specifications, both consoles stand out in their own way, mostly in terms of the services that Microsoft and Sony offer and the exclusive games. But if you find yourself absolutely torn between the two, there is a third option, and no, it’s not the Wii, but the PlayBox.
This hybrid console comes in the form of a 22” laptop crammed with both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 inside. A button on the back of its durable plastic shell switches between the two consoles, and only one console can be powered at a time. There are also two Ethernet ports and two optical drives, one for each console, and of course the 22” 1080p display by Visio.
Designer Eddie Zarick built similar console/laptop hybrids in the past including the XBook One and PlayBook 4. These either came with the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, but his latest PlayBox is the first to combine both competing consoles in a single package.
“I have made several single system versions of these laptops, But I really wanted to try to get both a PS4 and XBOX inside one unit, just seemed to be practical for someone who loves both systems and is on the go” said Zarick in an email exchange.
Zarick builds the units with a small team of friends according to the demand received, which has been steady so far, so if you happen to be interested his creations, you can contact him for a custom order. While prices are kept confidential between him and the buyers, his single-unit systems cost about $1500, but expect the PlayBox to cost “significantly more” considering the complexity of designing and fitting two systems together.
Check out the video above, or visit Zarick’s blog at the source link below to learn more about the PlayBox and place an order.Further reading: Console, Hybrid, Microsoft, Playstation 4, Xbox One