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Mr Puggsly said:

I disagree with you essentially blaming MS. This whole teraflop thing started with X1 and PS4 around 2013.

I believe Sony touted 4TF even before we heard about X1X's 6TF. It also made sense given all these specs were relatively the same, so the teraflop comparison had validity for 8th gen consoles.

I think MS has thrown out the teraflop figure for Series X for two reasons. First, to the average person that simply means significantly more GPU power and it certainly has that. Second, MS may be confident they have a more powerful machine for the next gen and want to boast.

Nope. MS announced 6 Tflops in July at E3 '16. It wasn't until September of that same year that Sony revealed the Pro's specs.