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Which will be the more powerful?

PS5 53 63.86%
 
XB4 30 36.14%
 
Total:83

That sourcelink is telling me enough



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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.  

the last 2 generations ?



Jigsawx1 said:
the-pi-guy said:

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 last 2 generations ?

Wii/PS3/360: cheapest console sold best, most expensive sold worst. 

Wii U/PS4/One: a little different due to poor Wii U library and marketing.  Initial cheaper console out of the latter two gained an advantage.  

Best selling console might have had better multi-plats, but the opposite isn't necessarily true.  

The average gamer isn't one who spends their time on forums.  They don't care as much about which platform looks slightly better.  They care about price and about being able to play online with their friends.  



Otter said:
Medisti said:
Power has never been the deciding factor. Xbox One flopped because of their god-awful reveal, followed by Sony's next-day rebuttal of, "We're doing the exact opposite of that." The fact that the PS4 was slightly more powerful was a factor only to further demean Microsoft. If Scarlett is slightly weaker, but has better games, it has the potential to sell more. It always comes down to what the games are, how often they come, and if you can get them elsewhere. Halo at launch will be like having Breath of the Wild at launch.

You forgot the $100 price difference at launch.

You're right, Otter! I did forget. The fact that Xbox was weaker, cost more, forced Gamepad--I mean, Kinect--purchase, all factors into why it has sold under half of what PS4 did. Quite frankly, I'm amazed it broke 40m.



Trumpstyle said:
Pemalite said:

The big thing happening next gen is Ray Tracing.
Microsoft has outright stated that Scarlett will have hardware accelerated Ray Tracing.
Sony has stated it's Playstation 5 console can do Ray Tracing but no mention on whether it is hardware accelerated.

PC variant of Navi doesn't have hardware accelerated Ray Tracing, but can still do it via brute force essentially... But then again, so could the base Xbox One.

If The Xbox 5 has hardware accelerated Ray Tracing and the Playstation 5 does not, then that is a significant advantage in the Xbox's favor... Irrespective of the similar base hardware architecture. (Zen+Navi+GDDR6+SSD)

Hmm an verified insider has already confirmed that PS5 will also have hardware ray-tracing.

Then feel free to link me to it? Otherwise I'll throw it into the rumor basket and wait on legitimate sources.





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kirby007 said:
That sourcelink is telling me enough

Good to know, now click it.



Interestingly, in the new DF video, he states that devs are very happy with the PS5, while not saying what they had to say about the XB4. Wonder if this is also hinting at the same thing.





The real question is how much fun we'll have if one is just slightly more powerful than the other.



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Well, if MS doesn't push their gaming device more for tv usage than game usage, and has more exclusives next gen, they'll probably sell more consoles than this gen. They just screwed up too much early on this gen and never fully recovered, imo.



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