Certain things about Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox Series S, make it possible for the company to win next-gen.
LOL. Don't stop believing.
I have a feeling that within the first year, Ms will start getting desperate and drop the series s down to $199
@Army_of_Darkness The Xbox series S is not a real next generation console but if Microsoft thinks that will help best of luck to them.
Is it me or is the Xbox SX being made irrelevant by it's own younger brother?
LMAO, they are wishing for lightening to strike in the same spot 100 times. They are literally selling a PS4 Pro with next gen architecture... (PS4 Pro has 4.2 TFLOPS Series S has 4) They really destroyed the 12TF hype when they announced this console. Now the devs have to develop for this console, so you cannot make a game that will take advantage of the other 8 TFLOPS. I swear, I have no idea who is having "bright" ideas in the headquarters. I just hope they stop having them. Sony literally handed them an opportunity and they gave it back.
No mate your ps4 pro comparison is nonsense. Once current gen support gets dropped the series S will free up the CPU bottlenecks from all current gen consoles. Also the SSD should become the new baseline standard (providing pc SSD adoption is at a feasible level) which along with the CPU will fundamentally change game design. Reduced RAM in the series x would be more cause for concern
I guess they're trying to compete with PS5 and Switch. Good luck with that.
Maybe having exclusives that are new push the console and are on the same level or even better then what Sony pushes out for exclusives.
PS5 DE will eat this little morsel for breakfast. In performance and sales. $100 cheaper is just not cheap enough for this paperweight.
At first, it will definitely not sell really good. XSS first has to prove that it is truly not going to hold back the generation and prove that it is a good alternative to the full consoles. If they can prove that many gamers won't notice a difference and that it is not holding back the progression of the generation then it will start to sell good. Anyone thinking that MS can outsell Sony in consoles is pretty dumb. There is an unsolvable issue that XB shares its exclusives with PC. Because of this MS will never outsell Sony in the console space. With Sony you must buy a PS or PSNow to play all their games. With XB you can either be a PC, XB Console, or xCloud gamer.
Yeah, no... not possible.
"But but but...Xbox Series S is a great value." "What if you don't have a 4K TV?" "Parents can buy this version until they are ready to upgrade their television." Somehow, these cats ignore the fact that PS5 Digital can be played on a 1080P TV, actually enhances old games to look better. Unlike Series S that can't handle One X enhancements. Has a next gen controller and WiFi and supports VR. Yup. That's great value and will win against true next gen technology. Downgraded consoles after spewing 4K and teraflops left and right, is now the shiznit. /S Num num num num num.....GAME PASS!...it's so amazing! GAME PASS is everything! Did you see that PRICE? Wow! /S These lame articles are so tiring. PS4 was more powerful and obliterated Xbox. It then became less powerful than X and continued the destruction. https://thumbs.gfycat.com/C...
The primary driver for people new to gaming and parents is not what any given device can do. The primary driver is price. It is like buying for anything else... Why spend $100 or $200 more when you don't even know if the person your buying it for will stick with it. It makes zero sense to spend anymore then you have to. Especially if you are told it will play all the games that the more expensive devices can. 4K, framerate, textures, ray tracing.... All this means absolutely nothing to someone who doesn't understand it. I talk to my retired parents and it all means absolutely zero. Their primary driver is cost. If you can do mostly the same thing at less cost then they do it.
No. Lower cost only means something when you have something worthy of purchase. You neglect that Microsoft's game output is inferior to Sony's first party output this whole gen. Xbox One cost less than PS4 for a while. Gamers still bought PS4 for games. Xbox One cost less than Nintendo Switch. Gamers still bought the Switch because of games. Microsoft's WMR headsets costed lower than Vive, Oculus Rift and PSVR. All those different versions of the headset went bargain bin. WMR is a blip on the VR radar. It had no VR games other than ports of games everyone was playing on something else already. Nothing from Microsoft. What was that about cost meaning more than content and support? They can be cheaper. Doesn't mean it's worth it. Series S has no big games to differentiate itself from PS5. Just old enhanced games from Xbox One S and Game Pass. Microsoft is already starting next gen with no games over Sony. It's a pattern.
when has MS ever won a gen? Keep hope alive I guess.
maybe if they made games to support the hardware. Sony dominates because they continue to push out great games every gen. That is what sells systems. Not gamepass subs.
Anyone who thinks Series S is going to fly off the shelfs just because it is the cheapest are completely ignoring last gen. The X1 was constantly on sale for about $200, 100 less than the PS4 and Switch. It did not help them. It did not increase their sales by any manner. While there are a lot of dumb people in the world, I don't think a lot people (even parents) just go to a store and say "what's the cheapest console you got?".
Yeaaaaa, Microsoft will won this gen, they have the best exclusives and the best offer with the gamepass and the most powerful console ever and the best lineup ( a thousand games) and the best names and the best colors and the best packages and the best...Naaaaa joking, I just saw the future and Playstation will win again with just one game... GOD OF WAR!!!
They can't win with the series S, wishful thinking
Are you kidding me? Win "NEXT-GEN" with XSS? LMAO
Will be interesting to see how xbox preorders pan out next week compared to the beast.
Without actual pre-order numbers from both Microsoft and Sony, we cannot compare or measure.
Let's be honest. Microsoft has never won a generation. Even when Sony was at its worst with the PS3, they couldn't. How about just having a more realistic goal like surpassing x amount of sales?
I was thinking this early on too, but for the money the PS5DE is a much better value and only 100 dollars more. I could never recommend the XSS because the PS5DE exists.
Sony can market a ps4pro at 199 with a bundled game
It's arguably not even a next gen console.
This will be £199 in no time. Wouldn't surprise me if production stops on it.
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