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zorg1000 said:
Norion said:

Keep in mind the price of the digital PS5, the value proposition of the Series S is quite weak when the price gap is that small. Throw in negative PR from the Baldur's Gate 3 debacle and I expect that 2022 will end up being when the appeal of the Series S peaked with it notably boosting Xbox Series sales that year due to the stock issues. It'll keep selling but the average gamer won't wanna play the worst version of games like GTA 6 so most will get them on either the Series X, PS5 or a good PC.

I’ve never heard about the Baldur’s Gate debacle so can’t really comment on that but weren’t the Xbox One S & PS4 Slim more popular than the X & Pro? I think you’re overestimating how much the average consumer cares about or can even tell the difference between 1440p & 4K or 30fps vs 60fps.

Larian was struggling to get split screen co-op to run well enough on the Series S to the extent that it was gonna delay the Xbox version to 2024 so Microsoft stepped in and is allowing them to release it with the Series X having that feature but not the S.

It's not just gonna be 1440p vs 4k going forward though, it's increasingly gonna be 720p-900p with cutback visuals vs 1080p-1440p with better general visual quality. I'm not saying that the average gamer cares about this stuff a lot, just some. Most don't care enough to get a more powerful premium console or a powerful PC but they care enough to want a normal experience instead of a cutback one.

Last edited by Norion - on 20 September 2023