Sony and Microsoft are in a game console rematch with both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X coming next week with well-researched play books on dates, specs, and games to capture. attract buyers.
Microsoft is hoping the Xbox Series X will help close the gap with Sony, which has sold twice as many PlayStation 4 consoles as Microsoft’s Xbox One since both went on sale in 2013.
Here is a comparison of the two panels:
Date: Microsoft first launched
As the first to announce its new console, Microsoft will also be the first to hit shelves with the Xbox Series X going on sale November 10.
Sony is stunned with the PS5 release. On November 12, it will be available in Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North America and South Korea. On November 19, consumers in the rest of the world will be able to buy it.
Pre-orders are leading to a record launch – Sony is expected to sell 7.6 million PS5 consoles by the end of March, surpassing PS4’s performance.
Price: Premium and digital version
Faster technology advancement and networking mean that Microsoft and Sony can offer consoles to players with different budgets.
Sony offers a premium version of the PS5 with internal memory and 4K resolution via an Ultra HD Blu-ray player for 499 euros ($ 585) and an online gaming digital version for 399 euros .
Microsoft is offering a premium version of the Xbox Series X for the same price as the PS5, but is pricing a more powerful digital version at 299 euros.
Game analyst Laurent Michaud told AFP: “Sony, with its entry model, is giving itself a premium over Microsoft. As a market leader, it can allow itself to do what it is. there”.
“It would be interesting if Microsoft pushes its pricing strategy a bit lower than its flagship product line,” Michaud said.
Design: From the future to the contemporary
In terms of design, the companies have taken completely different approaches.
Sony’s PS5 stands tall and sleek, with a white V-shaped case against a black background with fanciful blue lighting for a futuristic style that some think won’t look right for the War of between sets. why.
The controller retains the black-and-white interface in a stark difference from previous incarnations.
The Xbox carries a sober black color and a discreet logo on the black tower, and the controller remains aesthetically loyal compared to previous generations.
Specifications: Xbox feels the power
For the Xbox design team, their product was the “fastest and most powerful console ever”. The company’s website calls for fans to step in, fuel and “energize your dreams”.
This kit has potential 8K video capabilities, boasts a 12 teraflop graphics processor – versus the PS5’s 10.3, and overall superior data processing power.
In terms of memory, the two panels are nearly identical.
For Michaud, however, the battle over processing power isn’t exactly right.
“The more you expand the player base, the less power the criteria is. Children can’t be less concerned with strength when they play Fortnite. It’s important for the gaming experience,” he said.
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In terms of exclusive titles, Sony has come up with a top drawer selection to coincide with the launch date, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Fans will have to wait a while for Final Fantasy XVI, the last installment in the popular series, but it will be PS5 exclusive.
Microsoft was hoping that Halo Infinite would help boost sales with the launch of the Xbox Series X, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the game’s publication until 2021.
But the software giant broke its piggyback opening to boost the Xbox portfolio, splashing out $ 7.5 billion for Bethesda Softworks, publisher of popular games The Elder Scrolls and Fallout.
In the event that old compatibility problems are involved, Xbox Series X buyers should be able to play games written for all previous consoles.
PS5 buyers will be able to play games written for the PS4, but not older machines.
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