This year will see a few of the most anticipated releases of the decade, as a new generation of consoles goes on sale in late autumn. Sony will delight fans with the brand new Playstation 5, and Microsoft expects to surprise everyone with the futuristic Xbox Series X. Let’s look at what the prospects for the new gaming industry are and try to predict which console will be most popular with users.
The design of the consoles is fundamentally different. The strictly elegant Xbox looks like the exact opposite of the Playstation 5, which many compare to a sea wave because of its characteristic bend. This is one of the main differences, but not the only one, between the consoles.
Right now, analysts are saying that the primary advantage of the new Playstation is the drastically reduced loading times. In fact, you can begin a game right from the start menu. And the loading of additional sections of game levels will be completely unnoticed, which will immediately expand the potential of open-world games.
The Xbox Series X is capable of supporting higher frame rates in the latest 4K resolution. Thus, in theory, image quality on the new Xbox will be higher. But we add that here a lot will depend on the particular game and the level of graphics development in each individual case.
It is generally accepted that the Playstation is more suitable for lovers of emotional cinematic stories. All the same, in its arsenal, Sony has an array of exclusive games such as Uncharted, Last of Us, God of War and more.
The argument in favour of Xbox is largely due to its well-developed ecosystem. Thanks to the Game Pass service, users of Xbox and Windows can play their favourite games from almost any device. In addition, immediately at the start of sales of the Xbox Series X, the console will automatically support most of the games developed for the previous version of the console. For Playstation, the number of games that support backward compatibility will be limited.
And finally, the last argument is the price. There has not yet been an official announcement of the cost from the developers, but according to rumours, the price of the Playstation 5 will be about 500 euros. The Xbox Series X will be cheaper – estimates range between 400-450 euros.
Right now there are about 2.5 billion gamers in the world, so there is no doubt that each of the consoles will get its own audience and the developers will be able to make good money. In addition to Sony and Microsoft, 1xBet players can also make money on the releases of new consoles thanks to special bets. In a separate section, you can predict which of the consoles will sell more units in the first month in the UK – one of the main markets for the gaming industry. You can bet on the Playstation at odds of 1.28, or predict the success of the Xbox at odds of 3.2.