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does microsoft afford to release the Xbox after the PS5?

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well considering the one X is newer than the pro. it would make sense that microsoft have been working on next gen for shorter than Sony. now that isn't bullet proof logic but you'd think.  

 

anyway. we do know Sony is  deep into working on the PS5. multiple devs mentioning working on next gen games in Sony 1st party studios.  do you think we will see both consoles next to each other like last gen?

 

I don't think microsoft can afford to let Sony release significantly earlier.



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It's not an easy thing to say. Microsoft is a bigger company than sony and makes sales from PC and consoles. Xbox available on PC, so I think the xbox one x is fine. If you really need better visuals you'd play on PC. We're getting to a point where most people aren't going to care to see a difference between these consoles. There was already a big hit on diminishing returns. Microsoft can hold out until it's justified to release their console.

They're not really 100% at competition with Sony anyway



Burning Typhoon said:
It's not an easy thing to say. Microsoft is a bigger company than sony and makes sales from PC and consoles. Xbox available on PC, so I think the xbox one x is fine. If you really need better visuals you'd play on PC. We're getting to a point where most people aren't going to care to see a difference between these consoles. There was already a big hit on diminishing returns. Microsoft can hold out until it's justified to release their console.

They're not really 100% at competition with Sony anyway

Yet their PC games sales are not bigger then their consoles games sales, in fact one of the reason they are still maintaining consoles as media is obvious that Xbox is a good choice  " at the moment " in selling their games.

They are still 100% competing with SONY in "consoles " market area and 100 % competing with SONY in "games sales" 

But I agree Microsoft can hold out until it's justified to release their consoles and that time is "next year " or before PS5 coming releasing in 2020 actually and logically, because they need to gain momentum and gain market from SONY early. 



No, it will need to launch before in order to steal some customers.



No. A year head start would be a crazy advantage for PS5.



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2020... both launch same time imo.



When MS said that traditional generational shifts were done i believe them. That's why i think there will be a new XBOX One branded console either before or the same time PS5 releases cause they know they can't afford being left behind. I actually don't think this is a good idea cause it will just create confusion



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I think ms will try to launch the new xbox before the PS5 is released to establish itself as the console to play on.



areason said:
No, it will need to launch before in order to steal some customers.

Like maybe a whole year or two. With how ingrained live services and subscriptions are, it will be incredibly difficult either for MS to get much of an advantage.

 

Especially with Sony pumping out quality exclusives, having 3rd party exclusives (timed or not) and marketing deals for a lot of postpop multiplatform games



Sony basically told Microsoft the release window of PS5 with their recent investors briefing.
I think they both want to ride out this generation for a while and reap the profits. And neither company wants to launch prematurely (red ring of death cost MS a lot of money). So trying to reach some sort of agreement about a simultaneous launch window if possible might be the best approach.

Last edited by Hiku - on 27 May 2018