PS5 will be defined by its approach to gaming, not by raw power

In the long run, PS5 will be defined by its approach to gaming, not by raw power, as 4K will lose its appeal sooner rather than later.

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Oathbreaker35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

That has always been the case for consoles though. It comes down to content at the end of the day.

Jin_Sakai35d ago

PS5 will be defined by games and Sony will deliver.

sushimama35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

At then end of the day...
Sony have proven themselves... TIME AND TIME AGAIN. They deserve our support and we deserve their next console. Playstation ftw

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JackBNimble33d ago

At the end of the day you're going to get both raw power and games.

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shaggy230334d ago


Strange, I remember early on in this generation there were loads of articles pointing out that the Xbox One was weaker than the PS4. Every AAA game showed the graphical advantage the PS4 had, and Sony fanboys lapped it up (what with the first six months or so of the PS4 being dominated by indie games)

Now though it's a complete 180, now power doesn't matter, now it's the games that matter and power means nothing.

How about we all admit that games are important, but so is power. I mean if power wasnt important we wouldn't need a PS5 or Xbox Two.

OB1Biker34d ago

'*will be defined by'
Oathbreaker is 100% right.
+ I'm certain both new gen will easily achieve the minimum resolution required which wasn't the case in 2013.
A jump is indeed required for a new gen hardware.

cigi34d ago

@shaggy2303 - i agree totally.
In the beginning of this generation PS did not have the games and XBOX did start out of the gate with the best and most exclusives. BUT then we had grass gate and 900P - 1080P makes you a better gamer etc.

It is quite funny seeing this all changed now. XBOX will deliver the games next gen - there is a reason for the aquirement of a bunch of new studios and getting a lot of talent in the game development world.

The agenda is shifting with the wind from the ass of all PS fanboys. Unfortunately this also means a lot of the media. BUT i think we can all agree that resolution, FPS, and games etc. all matter when choosing your favorite platform. And the next gen will for me also emerge a new element - freedom to play you game everywhere you choose. On your console, PC, and even your phone streamed through game cloud or you own xbox console.

FinalFantasyFanatic34d ago


Pretty sure that wind you're smelling isn't coming from the PS fanboys.

Chevalier34d ago

If power mattered so much then why is the Xbox One X not turning their sales around? Why is the Switch at 720 P about to pass lifetime Xbox One sales this coming fall? You can have all the power in the world, but, it has no meaning if you got no games to play. Also higher res hasn't swayed the sales ratio towards Xbox either, games still sell the most on PS4 still.

Shikoku33d ago


You're delusional just like shaggy PS4 had games from the start xbone had some but PS4 had them and yes Indie titles but Microsoft had..... Ryse son of Rome and wait they had TV integration, kinects, and weaker hardware.

milohighclub33d ago (Edited 33d ago )


"XBOX will deliver the games next gen - there is a reason for the aquirement of a bunch of new studios"

if they couldnt release decent games in their 3rd generation in this industry, with the talent they have already acquired this far. I wouldn't hold your breath for next gen being much different.

rainslacker33d ago

Sony had games at the start of the gen though. So, it wasn't just power beats all, games don't matter, it was an added bonus that people could gloat about the power, while also getting the games.

The idea that Sony had no games at the start of this gen is a fallacy that often gets perpetuated against Sony consoles, and oddly enough, it seems that 5 years into the gen, the console which isn't bringing games isn't getting the same criticism from those who spent all that time saying Sony had none the first year or so.

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Imortus_san34d ago

Sony's games on pS4 are mere shadow of what they were on the PS3.

shaggy230334d ago


Spiderman was/is a stunning game, God of War was amazing ( I still need to finish it) Uncharted 4 was decent, but not as good as 2.

specialguest34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Completely agreed. There were many PS3 games that set new milestones and brought something new to gaming. Uncharted 2 combined solid 3rd person shooting with amazing character development and narrative, GOW3 showed us how the pre-rendered scene blended seamlessly with gameplay and also the insane scale of the boss battles, LBP allowed us to create almost to the limits of our imagination, KZ2 showed a huge graphic leap for consoles rivaling PC, the PS3 was where the Souls series was started, and the list goes on.

fdkenzo34d ago

BREAKING: THIS IS PS5. According to this leak- the GPU will be clocked at an insane 2ghz.

This equates to 9.2 TF on the RDNA architecture. Or roughly 14 TF on the GCN Architecture aka over double the power of the X1X. Almost RTX2080 power.

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slavish035d ago

During the start of the generation most games are multiple platform, unfortunately. It Usually takes a while to get games that r built for the system to shine. Power is very important initially to show differences and thats why i got the ps4 over xbox

MasterCornholio34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Well things could change if Sony decided to launch the PS5 with some high quality exclusives. In addition to that the PS5 is backwards compatible with the PS4 and will dramatically improve PS4 games. With that said if someone is looking at the PS5 to play high quality Sony exclusives I'm pretty sure they will have plenty of them to choose from when the system releases.

That's the reason why I believe power won't be so important this time around in the beginning of the generation especially with the PS5 being backwards compatible with so many high quality games.

Now of anyone has to be worried about having the weaker system it's Microsoft because they need to have the most powerful system of they want to keep their promises and not lose face.

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ocelot0734d ago

I think Sony at least will be on the ball with the PS5 at the start. There is a reason why there is not a lot left exclusive wise coming to the PS4. I think they will have plenty of teams working on PS5 games right now and most likely have had them working on them for a good year or so. I think there will be 2 or 3 exclusives at launch or launch window. Then a few spread out over 2021.

MasterCornholio34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Also take into account the PS5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4 so there will be a nice library of exclusives to choose from at launch. Not to mention PS4 games will be even better on the PS5 so that will be even more reason to get one at launch.

Tapani34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

I think there will be one or two exclusives for PS5 during launch window to showcase the power and new capabilities. They will probably be shorter experiences. Cross-gen games might have their PS5 versions shown as well with ray tracing, native 4K and better visuals etc. Especially for people upgrading from base PS4, there's a lot to like here. Not so much for PS4 Pro owners, unless there's a PS5 Pro from the start.

OB1Biker34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

It's important not to be underpowered at the start but it's obvious both will be powerful consoles with similar power and able to easily deliver the required standard resolution (4k now)
That was not the case in 2013.
Rest is matter of timing when you feel exclusive games make it worth it for you to upgrade to new gen

Elda34d ago

Sony will bring it as usual.

thexmanone34d ago

They didn't`t bring it for me. I never got one.

Elda34d ago

XBO or Switch didn't bring it for me so I never got one.

TheColbertinator34d ago

Gaming consoles defined by their gaming selection. Astonishing.


SyntheticForm34d ago

Who knew that video games were of paramount importance to gaming?

badz14934d ago

MS lost that plot this gen. soo.... it might not be that obvious as we thought it was

jznrpg34d ago

They will have enough power and they are good at making old hardware better by optimization as the generation goes on. And extra flop or whatever won’t be that If of a deal this gen. They make the games and should continue to do what has made them successful. The only thing I think the games they want to censor should have a separate version with a higher rating like Adult. I understand the censoring but they should just give us the same game that’s in Japan .

jukins34d ago

You know ps4 is region free. . . If you just gotta have your perv anime games you can just import it because no console maker is gonna allow adult only games on their system.

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