Microsoft Xbox Series X/S
Worldwide launch on November 10
Price: $299 for the S series / $499 for the x; Pre-orders open up on September 22nd at 11AMEST.
Upcoming games: Cyberpunk 2077, WatchDogs Legions, Assassin's Credd Valhalla, Halo Infinite (eventually)
I can see the S option being a hot ticket item, even with it not having the same specs at the X (similar to the current xbox one vs one x situation.) With no big launch titles, it seems Microsoft is really pushing GamePass and low price to get people interested. I don't blame them.
Sony Playstation 5
Launch on November 12; rest of the world November 19
Price: $399 for the digital edition/ $499 for the standard; Pre-orders were a fucking mess.
Upcoming Games: Final Fantasty XVI, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Hogwarts Legacy (not a console exclusive!!!), Ratchet & Clank, hey listen I don't even like the souls series but this shit looks amazing!, and a handful of other titles that I'm sure I'm forgetting!
Even my wife wants to play this one!
About those pre-orders...
It cannot be stated enough how bad of a blunder that this was from Sony. From retailers going early, to low supply ( scalpers galore right now), and the general lack of information - this was BAD. I'd anticipated getting a ps5 at launch (first console at launch ever), and if I missed out because I thought I had more time..well, I'd be pissed. I did, however, manage to snag one via Target after they went live crazy early. thankyoureddit
So uh, ...there you have it, folks! The next generation of gami...w-wait, Apparently some graphics card came out or something, but I'm sure PC users will tell you all about it. They always do.
There it is folks! The next generation of consoles to invade your living areas for the next 5-7 years has finally arrived! Looking forward to it, or not? Whats on your wish list for these upcoming holidays? Lets discuss down below! Go Hokies