Im gonna go ahead and say I'm impressed.
I’d argue they have been behind on hardware for several years and are only now catching up. The only reason ps4 was more powerful then Xbox One was Mattrick didn’t prioritize gaming specs. Both consoles had weak specs at launch even for its time.
PS4 and even some models of PS4 Pro are extremely loud (XBX is whisper quiet) and couldn’t do 4K bluray or 4K gaming as advertised. PS5 details sound impressive, and they are, but it’s because it’s been long overdue. Same goes for the controller. I always thought it was ergonomically lacking. And the redesign now finally makes PSs controller modern and DualShock is officially obsolete. Xbox controller didn’t need to change much because it doesn’t require a change.
People were surprised by the Series X tower design. It definitely breaks tradition. And with its design it allows for 70% better heat dissipation by simple fact that heat rises and the giant fan only helps further. If PS5 has a flat rectangle shape, they certainly have their work cut out for them to do every trick they can to make the heat dissipation work.
I’d argue MSs Series X specs is all about consistency where as Sony’s “variable” this and “work arounds” sound a lot like an asterisk (*) should be next to all their claims. Just giving the opposite point of view.Last edited by sales2099 - on 24 April 2020