Console fans have been looking forward to this date for many months. 2020 will be the year when Sony and Microsoft start to compete again to win over the global gaming community. The demonstrations are good that the previous top provider can win the duel this time as well. After all, the Japanese group Sony can point to a 3-0 record with its PlayStation and they want to keep this flawless track record in the future. The prospects for this are right. This time around, there is an exact change in strategy among competitors.
While the Playstation will continue to rely on exclusive games in the future, Microsoft is now taking an entirely new path. The gaming giant wants to move away from focusing on the respective console. With the Microsoft Game Pass, Redmond created a kind of Netflix for games. Microsoft would like to become more independent from the success of the Xbox Series X and in the future place the Game Pass at the center of interest. It also fits that the Xbox Series X this time cannot serve with any flagship game from its own company. Initially, Microsoft wanted to release the next edition of Halo in parallel with the new Xbox. But the game has now been postponed to 2021. That eliminates a strong selling point for the console. Insiders point out that the new Microsoft console would have better hardware, but whether that alone will be enough to drive sales up remains questionable. Besides, the Xbox may be cheaper than the PlayStation 5.
Which Console Is Going To Be Cheaper?
All in all, the two manufacturers had a great match in the last few months. Neither of the two wanted to come out with the price for their console. Both companies repeatedly pointed out in public that they wanted to target the competition. Some days ago Microsoft recently announced prices for both variants of the Xbox Series X. As expected, the standard version will cost $499. The little sister called the Xbox Series S will hit the market for $299. They set the market launch for November 10, 2020, and the consoles can be pre-ordered from September 22. Sony is now under pressure to act, but at the same time, the group now has a decisive advantage.
Sony Under Pressure To Act
Sony could go down with the price for the PlayStation 5 and thus encourage fans to buy the console. If you believe the latest rumors, then at least the cost of the standard console is being considered to match that of the Xbox Series X. For months we have heard of a price of $499 for the large version and $399 for the digital PlayStation 5. Whether these rumors come true, fans could soon find out. Microsoft took Sony by surprise with the announcement of its prices. Sony reacted and announced a showcase. Now fans hope that they reveal the final secrets of the PlayStation 5.