Yikes, i saw Digital Foundry s video on the XSX and the Road to PS5. I came away with a thought that both were disasterous.
The biggest takeaway for me was the amount of Compute Units in each console. PS5=36 XSX=52, thats really large gap... It suggest that maybe the XSX has a gpu that is One Maybe Two Tiers higher than PS5, oh oh... Even though the "teraflops" were close the amount of visual detail in the XBX will seem to be far cleaner at 4k. There were leaks and specs thrown out for a good year now following these two and it seem as though XBOX was misleading PS the whole time, we could see two different XSX console. One thats about the same as PS5 and one on a whole different level. Mark Cerny seemed very nervous and seem to try and quickly say it hast 36 compute units and then quickly change the subject. One source said the XSX cost $450 to manufacture and the PS5 $450 to manufacture, i feel as though they kept that second console manufacture cost secret.
On to the storage unit. This is what made me feel the show was disastrous for both. XBX will have its own Proprietary Storage Unit, this is how theyre gonna make their money, its not gonna be cheap. PS5 has an insane speed storage unit that you cant even buy right now and the only thing close to it is about $250... this is how they'll make their money, but PS5 games can only be played on select "certified" storage devices YIKES. Yikes Yikes Yikes, I dont know what to think especially because they havent revealed prices. Ps5 has 5 speed and XSX has 2.5speed but in the case of Load speeds IT IS NOT LINEAR, at most the ps5 may have a few seconds to milliseconds advantage. Hard to say until we see a head to head.
Games... Both showed none, PS5 was like "You remember Dead Space? Well you can see the monster in front of you but now you can hear him in front if you" LOL then they confirmed their backward compatibility was a joke and didnt even include PS3, yup if you remembered Dead Space too bad because its not coming to PS5 LOL. XBX showed raytraced Minecraft which is cool but that game came out in 2009, and Gears 5 running at crazy visuals. No new games Showed for both.
Price, holy moley will these things be EXPENSIVE, think of maybe $500-600 for ps5 and $700-$800 for XSX (maybe higher prices for both). Youre gonna go broke immediately. PS5 is in a lot of trouble because there were sources saying PS5 was waiting on XSX to announce a price and then planned to Undercut them, again. This time they cant do that. Im interested to see how greedy or how generous they get with pricing. PS5 has a nasty patent where they throw microtransaction ads at you while playing, yuckers, gross
At the end, power and all that stuff really dont matter. Console gaming is all about AFFORDABILITY and the quality of games that come to it. Nintendo Switch is the weakest of the bunch and outsold XBOX ONE X, the strongest of the bunch. PS2 was the weakest of the bunch but came with a dvd player and crushed both Xbox and Gamecube. Affordability and exclusives will be a big deal in my willingness to buy these console TBH, the last console generation just seemed like fortnite consoles and thats it. If both consoles are over $500 then for sure Im not buying until theres a price hike. What are your thoughts for those of you whom read this? Id like to know.
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