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loy310 said:
shikamaru317 said:

There were some other recent rumors from MS leakers that said that MS was sending out tiny batches of non-final dev kits to devs, because MS wants to keep the final specs secret until it is too late for Sony to change their PS5 design. I'm pretty sure that MS wants to hold on to the most powerful console crown that they obtained when XB1 X topped PS4 Pro. I just hope they don't go too overboard on specs, beating Sony on specs is fine, but they need to keep the production cost low enough so that they can afford to match price with PS5, or at least stay within $50 of it. A $100 price difference would be a huge mistake imo.

Sounds like bullshit. A big ass publicly traded company like MS is trying to punk another company with specs/price? What if the dev kits Sony sent out are fabricated leaks with fake specs to get MS to react, worse yet, mislead MS? The 2 companies have too much on the line than to sit around and watch what the other is doing and then plan an entire console based on what the other is doing.

Its more likely MS got caught behind the curve and they are not as far ahead as Sony with their next gen console. 

Doubtful. Rumor is MS already had their hardware team working on early Scarlett prototypes as soon as they finished work on Scorpio (XB1 X) back in 2017. I doubt they would let themselves fall that far behind.

It’s not unheard of for MS and Sony to play these sorts of spec guessing games with one another. Leakers and developers thought PS4 only had 4GB of RAM right up until it was announced, because Sony decided on 8GB at the last minute.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 30 November 2019