This Guy Has Solved the Xbox Vs Playstation Problem With Hybrid Console

Xbox or PlayStation? It's the question that polarises opinion in the world of gaming like no other, and it's a choice that most of us will have made at some point. That's just the way of the world, you have to pick a team... or do you?

Well, not any more.

A console modder from the States, who goes by the name of Ed Zarrick, has ripped up the gaming rulebook and stitched it back together just the way he likes it, by creating a hybrid console that you're definitely going to want nestled under your TV.

Ed, who's perhaps better known by the name EdsJunk, spends his spare time in his man cave where he likes to deconstruct consoles and put his own spin on them, by doing things like making them more portable, or building custom housings for them.

His latest project lays rest to one of the biggest debates in gaming by combining a PS4 and an Xbox One in the same casing, with the ability to swap between consoles at the flick of a switch. You can see the results of his tinkering in the video below:

He explains: "I was not sure how I was going to accomplish it, but I went ahead and tore apart both of my systems and started playing what felt like a puzzle on how I could fit all the parts together inside the smallest case possible.

"After I got the right idea of how I wanted it laid out, I went to cutting acrylic and ordering parts. After about two weeks and some problem solving, the Xstation was born!"

Ed managed to squeeze both of the consoles into a casing not much bigger than an Xbox One, to which he added some nice flashing lights and a switch that enables the user to flick between consoles instantly.

Xbox one
Xbox one

Credit: Xbox/Microsoft

"Both consoles are run into a 2×1 HDMI switch which is controlled by an Arduino," explains Ed.

"The Arduino also controls the status LEDs and the relay inside. When you push the switch button, it will swap between the two systems. It will only provide power to one system at a time though. This is what keeps it cool - it would be an oven if both were running at the same time, I'm sure!"


Credit: PlayStation/Sony

Impressive stuff, but it's far from the only bizarre contraption Ed has ever knocked together.

One previous project that we could definitely get on board with is the Playbook 4s, which is essentially a PS4 laptop.

What's more, Ed builds his machines to order so you can actually get your hands on one if you get in touch with him.

"You have some options for your custom PlayBook," he says. "First off, you may choose either white or black for the main case colour. Then you can also choose the colour of the accents - for those, pretty much any colour can be chosen. Also, I will offer to put your Gamertag on the system if you choose."

Unfortunately, that level of awesomeness doesn't come cheap and you'll be looking at $1,495.00 (£1168.19) plus shipping and handling if you're in the market to buy.

Words: Paddy Maddison

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Edsjunk

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