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The PS5 Is Really Big and Xbox’s Phil Spencer Explains Why

There are a lot of fundamental differences between the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, but one of the most noticeable is the difference in size. The Series X isn’t exactly small, but it’s nowhere near as large as the PS5. During his guest appearance on Animal Talking, Phill Spencer weighed in on why the PS5 is so large and why the Xbox Series X is able to be a bit smaller. Believe it or not, for the man behind Xbox, he’s given us the most logical reasoning so far. During his time on Animal Talking, Spencer was asked about the aesthetics of both next-gen consoles, and he explained that engineers from both sides of the pond faced a lot of the same issues, one of the most prominent being the challenge that is keeping the consoles cool....

Valve CEO Says the Xbox Series X is Better Than PS5 on Live TV

This isn’t the first time that we’ve visited the question of whether the Xbox Series X is better than the PlayStation 5 or vice versa. Industry insiders seem to claim that the PS5 is better, and an Epic Game’s boss has even said that the PS5’s SSD is “way ahead” of high-end PCs. At the same time, the Series X has had it’s own early fan club, the latest of which is Valve President and CEO, Gabe Newell. Newell has been stationed in New Zealand for a little while now, and has recently been doing a media tour to thank New Zealanders for letting him hunker down amid the coronavirus pandemic. His most recent stop was a current affairs show known as The Project where the hosts asked him a number of gaming related questions, the most prominent of...

As Microsoft Kills Off the Xbox One, PlayStation Insists the PS4 Still Has a Lot of Life Left In It

Sony is all set to launch the PlayStation 5 this holiday season, but while Microsoft is starting to kill of production of the Xbox One, PlayStation is clear that there’s still a lot to come for the PS4 and has even gone so far as to say there’s still a lot of life left in the console. Strange? Perhaps, but it’s not as strange as you might think. Eric Lempel, the Worldwide Head of PlayStation Marketing discusses the company’s outlook on the PS4 at the end of Today’s Summer Games Festival DualSense reveal. Lempal made it very clear that the PS4 was still important to the company and that PS4 owners shouldn’t worry if they can’t upgrade right when the PS5 launches. “We believe that all of these things combined, as well as all the other...

Xbox Series S Will Be The Same as Series X, Minus the Disc Drive

We’ve been hearing a lot of Project Lockhart, what is now widely believed to be the Xbox Series S or the “all-digital” version of the Series X. However, it was suspected that the Series S would be come with less processing power, less ramp, and a smaller SSD – a similar recipe that was used with the Xbox One S – it was designed to be small, not powerful. We’ve now learned, thanks to an anonymous developer at Gearbox, that the Series S will be almost the same as the Series X, and this is good news indeed. This information comes from a post on NeoGAF with words from an unnamed employee who claims that “Microsoft failed on providing real dev kits on details on . We didn’t get any type of real Lockhart hardware until very recently.” This...

PlayStation VP Shines Light on the PlayStation 5’s User Interface Future Special Editions

Matt McLaurin, PlayStation’s VP of User Experience, spent some time on LinkedIn to answer some fan questions about the PS5. The idea behind the social Q&A was to discuss the PS5’s design, so we didn’t learn anything in terms of pricing, but we have learned that the PS5’s future is bright. PS5 Special Editions and Potential Customization When Sony finally revealed the PlayStation 5, the general consensus is that it looks downright amazing. While the Xbox Series X is rectangular and fairly bland, the PS5 features a subtle V shape with sharp edges and a two-tone design with sexy blue backlighting. The PS5 will, without a doubt, look amazing in my entertainment system as I’m sure it will in yours too. But, that’s now all that’s written in the cards. Sony...

Emphasizing Value Over Price Is Just a Nice Way To Say The PS5 Will Probably Be Expensive

We can finally lay eyes on the PlayStation 5, and we’ve even seen some gameplay, but how much is Sony’s next-gen console going to cost us? Well, it seems that Sony doesn’t even know and, if it does, it’s not ready to tell us yet. In an interview with BBC, PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan, was questioned about the PS5’s pricing, and he was quick to point out that “you're not going to hear anything on price today.” He did, however, admit that Sony wants to “emphasize value as opposed to price” – something that could hint at the PlayStation 5 (and its games, for that matter) being a little more expensive than anyone is expecting. The discless “all-digital” version wasn’t made to be cheaper, either, it was made because “consumers are purchasing solely digitally these days” and the company...

The PS5 Has Finally Been Revealed, But Sony Hasn’t Shown It’s Full Hand Yet

If you were thinking like us, then your world stopped spinning for a moment when GTA V footage was showcased during the PS5 reveal event. We all thought a GTA 6 reveal was about to happen, but that sadly wasn’t the case. We did get a good look at a diverse offering of games, from AAA games like Spider-Man 2 to little indie games that seemed a little out of place during a major reveal. While it will forever be believed that Sony included those indie games because it didn’t have much else to offer at the time, PlayStation’s Jim Ryan is now saying that what we saw was just the tip of the iceberg. During an interview with BBC, Ryan was asked about that diverse range of games during the PS5 stream, some of...

PlayStation 5 Reveal Trailer

At launch, we will offer two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation.

No, The Next Xbox Series X Video Event Isn’t Delayed

Microsoft has been planning for the next Xbox 20/20 video showcase to take place in July since the May event. Despite rumors that there has been a delay, the July 20/20 showcase is still on track to happen as promised. With that said, I can also understand the confusion. When Microsoft announced the first Xbox 20/20 event in May, the company promised a 20/20 event “every month” with a series of “monthly moments” that would give us a preview of how things are progressing with the Series X console. That first event gave us some insight to a ton of third-party games include our first but disappointing look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that some were expecting an event to take place in June. But, Microsoft also explicitly mentioned an...

Sony is Relying On Nostalgia for the PS5’s Initial Success, and That’s Very Dangerous

Let’s be frank – Sony’s transparency behind the PlayStation 5 is, well, lacking – and that’s if we’re being nice. Compared to Microsoft, Sony is far behind. We’ve yet to see any gameplay, what the console looks like, or anything else really, outside of the new DualSense controller and specs. Needless to say, Microsoft has won the early game with extreme transparency. Yet, somehow, Sony still exudes a lot of confidence in the PS5 – so much so that company CFO, Kiroki Totoki, has already envisioned the PlayStation 5 coming out on top of the next-gen console wares. In a recent investor’s call, Totoki was asked what he thought about the perception of the PS5’s marketing being far inferior to the that of the Xbox Series X. His response made it clear that he’s not worried at all

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