Playstation 5: The next generation of video game consoles has arrived.
Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony Playstation 5 are available in stores this week. This is the final chapter of an ongoing showdown between Microsoft and Sony.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Sony controlled the video game market. Fans are lining up in crowded stores to buy the Playstation 2. Less than a year later, Microsoft released its first video game console. The Xbox was big, ugly, and loud. The announcements heralded a new dimension to the game console: an emphasis on multi-player and internet connectivity.
None of this was enough to bring Sony down, but the Xbox spurred the arrival of a new competitor. And since then, the battle between Microsoft and Sony has been fierce.
This year, the two titanic companies are launching their new consoles at a strange time: during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The games have really reached a very new audience,” said Carter Rogers, SuperData analyst at Nielsen. He adds that despite the financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic, video games remain popular and less competitive than other entertainment offerings, such as movies and live sports. The Nintendo Switch console ran out of hardware earlier this year, as games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons had record sales.
“For the next few months at least, it’s mostly a question of how many devices can be shipped. Demand will certainly not be a problem in the near future, ”says Rogers.
PS 5 and Xbox Series X
Chris Plante reviewed Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X for the Polygon website. During the last generation of consoles, Microsoft relied on Xbox as an all-in-one entertainment device: “At the big breakout event, they spent over an hour talking about everything but video games.”
But Microsoft’s music has changed. This time around, the design focuses on the many games available at an affordable price.
“I think the most important thing on Xbox right now is Game Pass. It’s Netflix’s efficient version of video games,” says Plante.
For around $ 10 a month, Xbox offers access to a constantly updated library of over 100 games, including popular franchises like Halo and Gears of War.
However, there aren’t many new games that could change as the generation progresses. Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda Softworks, the developer of the Fallout series. They also acquired Double Fine Productions, Tim Schafer’s legendary development studio.
“They only devour their studies,” says Plante. “People who like games like Fallout or Elder Scrolls, these games will be part of Game Pass in the future.”
While Microsoft’s strategy seems less ambitious this time around, Sony is getting a lot of attention with the Playstation 5.
It starts with the look of the console itself – it has a predominantly white exterior and is one of the heaviest gaming consoles ever made, which is why it has been the subject of so many mimes.
Favis calls the console an “aesthetic experience” This experience begins with your innovative new controller. “It has tactile feedback. Basically, it’s a different set of vibrations and sensations that you will feel in the palm of your hand. For example, you can feel the peak of raindrops.”
The system also offers an impressive array of new games, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and a new version of Demon Souls.
But Chris Plante reminds us that if you don’t get a new console, you don’t necessarily lose.
“I think the video game marketing engine broke our heads. There will be some great games coming out this fall that will look good on new consoles, but you can play them on your old console too.”
Walmart’s website was shut down after the PlayStation 5 was released
The Website Of Walmart was temporarily closed on Thursday when the PlayStation 5 went live in the retail store, according to the DownDetector website and many Twitter users.
Walmart’s Twitter account is busy responding to many angry customers that they couldn’t purchase the popular Christmas item when it was posted at the retailer at noon. ΕΤ.
Many users claim to have the item in their shopping cart and were ready to place the order, but could not process the transaction.
I have one in my cart… it will not let me check out.
— joey manna (@xxJOEYMANNAxx) November 12, 2020
At 1:45 pm, the company’s website returned to the internet, but the PS5 is not available.
Walmart said customers will have the option to redeem the console at 3 pm. H.T., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday.
That was bull. I hit F5 and n 1 screen at 11:59 by the time it loaded at 12 Walmart say d they were out of stock.
— Scarybooster1 (@Scarybooster1) November 12, 2020
The PlayStation 5 is not currently available in Walmart stores.