I was reading this article and i have to say they made a pretty good point.


"Sony Has Dropped The Ball On Its PS5 Rollout So Far

Now that we know more about the PS5, it is evident that it is actually a remarkably designed machine. It does not have the graphics processing grunt that the Series X has, but the work done on the custom SSD, especially, is notable, and may have far reaching implications for game design if leveraged properly.

However, as good as the PS5 appears to be right now, Sony seems to have done everything in its power to make it seem like anything but. The PS5, by all accounts, looks to be an exciting machine – and yet Sony’s messaging regarding it has been absolutely awful, terrible, creating a lot of doubt and confusion, all of which have coalesced to create a pretty bad first impression – and if there is one company that should understand the value of first impressions, it should be Sony.

Now, before I proceed any further, let me be clear: I think Sony’s handling of the PS5 reveal so far has been terrible. I do not think that the PS5 itself is bad (as I have said multiple times, it looks to be an exciting machine). I don’t think the PS5 is doomed to do poorly either – it’s too early to tell right now anyway. But if Sony doesn’t pick up the slack on the marketing and messaging front soon, then they will be facing a far more troubled console cycle with the PS5 than they did with the PS4.

The hugest issue has been the bizarre way in which Sony has communicated information about the upcoming console. In contrast to Microsoft’s sharp, clear, concise messaging about what the Xbox Series X is, what it can do, and how powerful it is, Sony seems to be groping around blindly in a dark room, while blindfolded. Microsoft, probably haunted by the specter of 2013, when the Xbox One got associated with a stigma that it never got rid of, thanks to negative early impressions, have done everything in their power to ensure there is no room for uncertainty and doubt. They state everything about the console as is, clearly, upfront, with no embellishment or marketing speak. And when there are doubts or uncertainties – such as when fans realized Xbox technically hasn’t promised full backward compatibility for Series X – they address the questions right away (and always with the best possible answer)."

You can read the rest of it here https://gamingbolt.com/sony-has-dropped-the-ball-on-its-ps5-rollout-so-far

Imo i agree. I think Sony's PS5's first impressions has been horrible. It almost felt like Sony rushed it out in response to MS, but first impressions do always leave an impact. I think Sony needs to pick up the ball before MS runs with it, as atm MS has only been getting positive news and if MS keeps it up it could have an impact. What do you all think?.