?

PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Poll closed Aug 10, 2020.
  1. PlayStation 5

    485 vote(s)
    69.6%
  2. Xbox Series X

    212 vote(s)
    30.4%
  3. 697 voter(s)
  1. yoyoyo69

    yoyoyo69 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    207
    Country:
    United States
    I was originally planning to get the Series X, but Microsoft customer support have been beyond abysmal, not as bad as Sony, but fast approaching it.

    One thing I will say is, it's strange that Microsoft is promoting as the most powerful console ever, which I suppose it is.

    But then they intend to release less powerful console prior ot launch? The entire thing seems like deceitful, misleading tactics to me.

    I can see a lot of people seeing the marketing of mist powerful console, seeing Xbox and Sony as usual, but noticing one of the X boxes.

    In the past this has mostly been hard size or bundles differentiating the price tiers, but these u aware customers are likely to just buy the cheaper buying the Series X, not realising they have purchased an inferior console.

    It sounds dumb to us, as we follow things and have an interest in the details, the majority of people don't.
     
  2. momin

    momin GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    120
    Country:
    I think this gen opening looks promising for xBox.

    But personally, I know Sony will get as always more Japanese games, cause MS is not doing anything too special to get in Japanese market. So knowing my likes, I go for Sony once again.
     
  3. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2018
    Messages:
    987
    Country:
    Togo
    Probably go for playstation again this gen for the exclusives and building a brandnew pc for everything else.
     
  4. Stwert

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    811
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    PlayStation 5 first, that’ll be a launch day purchase for me. Another Spider-Man game? Eh, yeah. PlayStation has the majority of first-party exclusives I like (outside of Nintendo) so they’re my go-to.

    But, if history has taught me anything, it’s that I’ll be buying both of them eventually.
     
  5. Physix

    Physix Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2020
    Messages:
    18
    Country:
    Germany
    None simply because they are not worth it.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    19,042
    Country:
    Australia
    no doubt who won....PC :P
     
  7. PoiRan

    PoiRan Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2018
    Messages:
    33
    Country:
    Sweden
    4K UHD blu-ray is nice, I might go for a console with that. Not sure I'd buy any new system unless it has a good hack though, or a stupid low price. I have a pc connected to a TV, a console has to add something.

    I have a hacked wii, wii u, 3ds,switch, with numerous original (expensive) controllers, and some original games, Nintendo can't complain much that I have only hacked consoles. I've paid good money to them.
     
  8. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    1,723
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Series X for me. Game Pass is a clincher, and PS Now still doesn't come close to it. Aesthetically the better machine by a mile :lol:, but neither really get any style points from me (Series X is at least better looking than vanilla Xbox One, but PS5.. just wtf..). Sony exclusives recently have been little more than 'good' (FFVIIR, TLOUII and Ghost being just that: 'good') Better BC, and (kinda related) I simply have a much better library of games on the Xbox side, especially digital.

    ...Eventually I'll get both... I've not missed a Sony/MS/Nintendo machine since the Virtual Boy. But yes it'll be the Series X first for me, and PS5 sometime later ...maybe when they release an all black version, hopefully!!
     
    yoyoyo69 likes this.
  9. JosephNeale

    JosephNeale GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    where the option for none of them
     
    banjo2 and yoyoyo69 like this.
  10. yoyoyo69

    yoyoyo69 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    207
    Country:
    United States
    I'm the other side of the fence, Sony seem reluctant to give features users want and the interface is poor in comparison with the Xbox, Microaoft have slowly been moving toward a console / pc hybrid.

    This is likely the starting point of their future service model where are console isnt required, but will likely still be made in some form.

    I can see Microsoft continuing to merge their user bases, which are all quite large (well mobile is dead , but yeah).

    They're supposed to be working on an Android OS, the flip / "foldable" tablet has been postponed, but will be out in future.

    I don't think they envision gaming looking like it does now for much longer. The goal has always been to get as many people as possible into subscriptions for digital content, they don't physical possess, but must continue paying to retain access to.

    The next layer of control is streaming. Much, much lower cost and much more control. In a few generations prices will begin increasing a lot, that is unless someone can compete with an alternative.

    The only chance of this not happening, is if they choose the small margin but large volume route, therefore still large profits. But corps never do, especially without competition.
     
  11. Goku1992A

    Goku1992A GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2019
    Messages:
    1,127
    Country:
    United States
    @Xzi
    I just feel like PS4 we got the short end of the stick. On PS3 we had gotten GOW 3 and Assension , Uncharted 1-3 , Killzone 2-3, GT Prolouge and GT 5-6, I'll even throw in GTA Series even though that isn't a PS Exclusive we had gotten GTA IV , Episodes , and GTA V. This gen was lacking in quality content of games that's why I'm not getting a next gen now. WIll i get next gen absolutely but I'm more than likely will holdoff until it is year 3 or 4 after being released. Just incase they make a refined model like they did for the PS4 and Xbox One X I can buy that model versus buying 1 year after launch and year 3 they released the refined model. I will say I would of gladly bought a Series-X but i won't becasue of 2 reasons #1 the price is going to drop after a few months and #2 I already bought the S for $300 if gamestop gives me the option of giving me $250 for my S to put towoards the Series-X I will do it because that would be a good deal. Even if they give me $250 for my PS4 to upgrade to the PS5 I will do it also but i am not paying $500 full price for Next Gen.

    @smf
    Some people are compulsive buyers they don't think far ahead about the future. This was why i never bought a PS4 pro because i didn't beleive in spending $400 again on a console just to play 4K.
     
  12. Moon164

    Moon164 GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    435
    Country:
    Brazil
    Brazil is an incredible country with wonderful people, but unfortunately we have a horrible government and a donkey as president.
     
  13. RyRyIV

    RyRyIV The Vehicle Destroyer
    Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Messages:
    353
    Country:
    United States
    Very likely neither, honestly. I’m an Xbox guy, and Microsoft has taken the approach of “Xbox and PC connectivity.” Having recently gotten into PC gaming, I really struggle to see the reason to own a Series X as well.
     
  14. D34DL1N3R

    D34DL1N3R Nephilim
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Country:
    United States
    Could you not Google this? There are PLENTY of articles explaining this for you. I'll just let you have a look rather than typing out a lengthy post. But outside of teraflops being an inaccurate & unreliable comparison in itself, you're also completely forgetting about things like the CPU clock, GPU clock, memory bandwidth, storage bandwidth, etc. Basically, you're acting like teraflops is the be all end all of power measurement. Even if the Series X is more powerful, who cares? The XB1/XB1X were both more powerful than the PS4/Pro, and we all know how that turned out.
     
  15. TheLaughingMann

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Country:
    United States
    While I think both consoles have done great getting cross-platform titles in greater number, the exclusives do make a difference. Until Microsoft starts investing into JRPGs like they tried with the 360 (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, Star Ocean 4, etc), I will stick with Sony and their Playstation series.

    But I am not going to get a PS5 for a couple years. I got my PS4 in Fall 2018, and it has been doing well for itself. It's definitely best to wait a couple years to ensure they get any performance issues resolved. I made the mistake of getting a PS3 at launch. Given how powerful consoles are getting, that will never happen again.
     
    Last edited by TheLaughingMann, Aug 1, 2020
  16. MetoMeto

    MetoMeto GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2018
    Messages:
    938
    Country:
    Japan
  17. djnate27

    djnate27 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    105
    Country:
    United States
    I have always gone with Sony but Series X’s backwards compatibility excites me. I’ll be able to play all of the previous XBOX games I’ve missed out on over the years (and for cheap). Not getting either console at launch, though.
     
  18. scooter024

    scooter024 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    Whichever one has better backwards compatibility. Would love to see PS2 or Original Xbox games but it probably won't happen :(
     
  19. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    5,792
    Country:
    Portugal
    Honestly, I've no interest in either.
     
  20. cashboxz01

    cashboxz01 Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Country:
    United States
    Anything above $400 and it's destined to become a failure of the generation. I remember PS3 and how much of a chitshow it was. The main gaming target demographic isn't us adult gamers, we're just the minority. They have to sell these to the masses, and primarily 10-17 year olds. After 17, social life and responsibilities dominate time. Not many 15 year olds are going to be able to afford a $600 console, and parents aren't going to buy their kids something that expensive for Christmas either when there's way cheaper alternatives. Not to mention the amount of people who lost their jobs.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Sony would never allow backwards PS2 compatibility. They make way too much money off selling the games as PS2 classics. The abundance of the most popular gaming system of all time would put a huge hole in their revenue.
     
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - PlayStation, Series,