PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X
There’s a next-gen console war heating up between Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. The gaming world got a sneak peek on Friday, and lurking investors are keen to call the festive favorite ahead of time.
The PlayStation 5 is futuristically curvy and sleek, while the Xbox looks like a black box of mystery. The PS5 seems to have the edge with a raft of exclusive games coming out, and its controller is designed to send sensations into your hands.
The Xbox Series X needs to be good, though. Its predecessor, the Xbox One, was a lame-duck. It shipped half the units that the PlayStation 4 managed. Microsoft has promised four times the power of its previous model in the Series X, which will run at 120 frames-per-second. It will be ready for 8K viewing, too, assuming you can afford the 8K-ready TV!
Investors are looking closely at the growth of eSports, competitive online gaming. These consoles will be the foundation of that business, which is monetized mainly through ads for other gaming accessories that range from keyboards and mice to high-end simulators.
These consoles should prove popular, but the entertainment business is cyclical. Release dates and prices, which are still unknown, need to dodge recessions if sales are to boost shares in Sony and Microsoft, which still have multiple unrelated drivers.
The tech in both consoles also requires broadband services to catch-up to prevent new games taking countless days to download for gamers out in the sticks. It’s if everything falls into place that hardware makers like Turtle Beach are better pure-plays on the PS5 and Series X through 2020. You may, of course, already know your gaming allegiance!