-MS announced their specs first. And some of the more notable specs are better on the Series X. The graphical difference probably won't be very big, but Xbox still has the numbers.
-MS is promising a lot of backwards compatibility across their entire Xbox line up. Sony has promised PS4 BC, but their messaging today has been confusing at best, dismal at worst. No one knows for sure if PS5 will only allow 100 playable PS4 games, or if it'll offer a lot more than that.
-MS has already shown their box, their controller and some small features like quick resume.
Numbers are incredibly meaningless at this point. More so when you factor in the praise the PS5 has received from some devs already.
PS4 BC is in. The games can run but when in boost mode there is compatibility issues. the 100 numbers just comes from what has been tested in boost mode.
There's still a lot of time to show this stuff.
Probably because MS caught Sony off guard with there impulse bombshells. Sony might of had to restructure there entire marketing campaign when they realized they didn't have the numbers game.
MS and Sony have roadmaps for their reveals. They aren't just reacting to one another. This vid was the presentation for GDC, which happens to be now, or would have been.
Sony could have gone big, revealed a next gen game or two, shown the design of the console and controller, even announce the price tag. Instead we get 50 minutes of Mark Cerny putting people to sleep talking about specs, specs which come in under Xbox Series X in all areas but one I might add. Then they seem to imply that PS5 will only have BC with around 100 PS4 games on release, while MS is teasing that the full XB1 library, including OG Xbox and 360 games, will be BC on Series X from day one, with enhancements like 4K and HDR that require no support from the original devs. It’s no wonder that the PS5 reveal video is like 1/3rd dislikes.
We'll get games, console, controller, price when Sony has already designated for those pieces of info to come out.
If we are like a month from launch then sure you can panic.