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Which will be the more powerful?

PS5 53 63.86%
 
XB4 30 36.14%
 
Total:83

So most of rumours prior E3 have been about Microsoft Project Scarlett, also called Anaconda, being the most powerful home console to be released for the next generation.

After E3 and some info on Project Scarlett, very similar to what Sony has also revealed a month ago about their upcoming PS5 btw, we are now getting opposite rumours from industry veterans, specifically Andrew Reiner and Colin Moriarty.

Some days ago Andrew hinted the PS5 could be stronger than the XB4 (for the sake of keeping it short), and now Colin has also said the same, but being a lot more strong about it, saying as far as what he heard, the PS5 is definitely more powerful than the XB4.

Take it with all the grains of salt you possible can.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/comicbook.com/gaming/amp/2019/06/15/ps5-playstation-5-xbox-scarlett-more-powerful/

My opinion has been in line with it, I firmly believe the PS5 will be the most powerful console next gen (except possible upgraded versions in the future), but what do you think?

PS: The poll is for you to pick which will be the most powerful home console from next generation between Sony and Microsoft releases (likely the two candidates unless Nintendo has a massive change or some major new player enters the market), regarding their new home consoles likely to be revealed and released until the end of next year.

No future upgraded versions will be counted (like Pro/X).

If a new home console releases with multiple skus simultaneously, the stronger will be the one counted.

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Considering we have insiders on the other side of the fence saying that Xbox Scarlett is the more powerful of the two, I have my doubts. It's starting to look like neither batch of insiders has any actual clue what the final specs are.

One thing is for sure. MS knows they are starting in a weaker position since PS4 won this generation, I highly doubt that they will let Sony have the power advantage over them, they saw what happened to XB1 even when it was $100 cheaper than PS4 at some points during the generation, they know now that alot of people go with the platform with the best quality versions of multiplats at the start of the gen. I suspect they will design a powerful Scarlett and sell it at a loss early gen if need be in order to prevent that from happening again. MS literally said in interviews at E3 that they designed Scarlett to "hopefully" be more powerful than PS5.

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shikamaru317 said:

Considering we have insiders on the other side of the fence saying that Xbox Scarlett is the more powerful of the two, I have my doubts. It's starting to look like neither batch of insiders has any actual clue what the final specs are.

One thing is for sure. MS knows they are starting in a weaker position since PS4 won this generation, I highly doubt that they will let Sony have the power advantage over them, they saw what happened to XB1 even when it was cheaper than PS4, they know now that alot of people go with the platform with the best quality versions of multiplats. I suspect they will design a powerful Scarlett and sell it at a loss early gen if need be in order to prevent that from happening again. MS literally said in interviews at E3 that they designed Scarlett to "hopefully" be more powerful than PS5.

Since when has the quality of multiplats been a substantial driver for console sales?  Historically that has never been the case.  

The average gamer in a gen buys a console to play with their friends.  Since PS4 got a jump start, it continued momentum even when XB was cheaper because people were still going to buy the same system their friend already had.  



the-pi-guy said:
shikamaru317 said:

Considering we have insiders on the other side of the fence saying that Xbox Scarlett is the more powerful of the two, I have my doubts. It's starting to look like neither batch of insiders has any actual clue what the final specs are.

One thing is for sure. MS knows they are starting in a weaker position since PS4 won this generation, I highly doubt that they will let Sony have the power advantage over them, they saw what happened to XB1 even when it was cheaper than PS4, they know now that alot of people go with the platform with the best quality versions of multiplats. I suspect they will design a powerful Scarlett and sell it at a loss early gen if need be in order to prevent that from happening again. MS literally said in interviews at E3 that they designed Scarlett to "hopefully" be more powerful than PS5.

Since when has the quality of multiplats been a substantial driver for console sales?  Historically that has never been the case.  

The average gamer in a gen buys a console to play with their friends.  Since PS4 got a jump start, it continued momentum even when XB was cheaper because people were still going to buy the same system their friend already had.  

Friends is a factor for sure, but specs are definitely a factor for alot of people, myself included. If two consoles are somewhat similar in price and one of them is noticeably more powerful than the other, like PS4 vs XB1, people go with the more powerful one.



BraLoD said:

If a new home console releases with multiple skus simultaneously, the stronger will be the one counted.

No it won't. This gen, a 0.5TFlop (1.8 vs 1.3) difference made a noticeable difference in the end. With next gen, a 0.5TF difference will be almost unnoticeable (don't expect a higher difference than 0.5-1TFlop, as both fight within the same power envelope). If/when both consoles are around 10TFlop (of "Navi - TFlops"), a few % difference just doesn't cut it.

It will boil down to "Who shouts louder?" and who has the better exclusives.



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But at the end of the day it won't mean shit which console is more powerful



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drkohler said:
BraLoD said:

If a new home console releases with multiple skus simultaneously, the stronger will be the one counted.

No it won't. This gen, a 0.5TFlop (1.8 vs 1.3) difference made a noticeable difference in the end. With next gen, a 0.5TF difference will be almost unnoticeable (don't expect a higher difference than 0.5-1TFlop, as both fight within the same power envelope). If/when both consoles are around 10TFlop (of "Navi - TFlops"), a few % difference just doesn't cut it.

It will boil down to "Who shouts louder?" and who has the better exclusives.

Are you sure you quoted the right post/part of post?

What you quoted and what you wrote don't see to have any connection.



melbye said:
But at the end of the day it won't mean shit which console is more powerful

Maybe, maybe not.

But if it does not interest you, why are you coming into this kind of threads?



BraLoD said:
melbye said:
But at the end of the day it won't mean shit which console is more powerful

Maybe, maybe not.

But if it does not interest you, why are you coming into this kind of threads?

Just stating my opinion that i think the power-battle is irrelevant, cause not once in the 40 year old history has a console sold the best BECAUSE of power, but marketing and games



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melbye said:
BraLoD said:

Maybe, maybe not.

But if it does not interest you, why are you coming into this kind of threads?

Just stating my opinion that i think the power-battle is irrelevant, cause not once in the 40 year old history has a console sold the best BECAUSE of power, but marketing and games

Power became the buzzword for some after MS droped the ball since half of gen 7 with game production. Since they have been focusing on 3 games for the past 6-8 years they are trying to say its the multiplats that count, so  power counts. 



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