Why PS5 Hasn’t Lost This Generation – Leader Features

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One reader offers a counter to the recent reader features that lament the PS5 and explains why he thinks it’s better than the PS5. Xbox series X.

The first paragraph of @ SnapBlastPlay’s recent Reader’s Feature article should have been enough to discount the entire publication. Perhaps that was the point.

Let’s start by checking the reality. Someone actually owns both consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) and can probably explain for sure why people are turning their backs on the Xbox. It really will be yours.


Contrary to the suggestion that Scalper succeeded in choking the PlayStation 5 supply for the benefit of the Xbox, not just one but six PlayStation 5 consoles (myself, my kids and others) in the first year since its launch. It can be asserted that we have secured 3 units). For friends / family). It didn’t require a set of professional skills and I didn’t have to rely on scalpers to get them.

In contrast, in contrast to the one Xbox Series X that was procured just before Christmas, I traded with someone on Discord (console price increased by £ 50) and collected in 100 miles round trip. I had to do it. Scalping is present in everything you want these days, and if you’re patient, you can get scalping without too much hassle, but it’s clearly a mistake to say it’s a PlayStation problem.

Cost / game

@SnapBlastPlay shows that PlayStation charges £ 70 per game for new releases. This isn’t a PlayStation-specific issue as the overall publisher is moving in this direction (Bungie, Activision, and EA come to mind, all publishing £ 70 games on Xbox).

That said, the Game Pass and PSN discussion is perfectly valid given the amount of AAA titles available on the Game Pass on the first day of release (Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 come to mind). I think there’s a fair amount of shovelware out there to increase the number of titles, but overall it’s a better suggestion.

For those of us who have a decent gaming PC, this is further diluted by the fact that we don’t need the Xbox Series X to play the top titles released on the PC on the same day as the Xbox (again, Halo). And Forza come to mind directly). That said, I finished Halo Infinite on the Xbox Series X in two nights, so without a Game Pass I would have earned £ 60 on a 10-hour story (not a multiplayer fan).

PlayStation needs to enhance the game in this regard.

GameCentral correctly calls on readers for his claim that it does not give PlayStation exclusivity in terms of longevity. Also, Gears of War is a third person, so I don’t know what it means to mention a third person game.

Past and future guarantees

It’s true to some extent that older games “work right” on the Xbox Series X, but it’s not universally true. Sony’s approach to this is significantly different from Microsoft, but I argue that it will gladly sacrifice backward compatibility, especially as more next-generation titles are released. The backward compatibility fad diminishes the need to keep old consoles, which is a bit confusing to me as a console collector. In particular, PlayStation 5 works perfectly fine with all PlayStation 4 games and you don’t need to maintain PS4 Pro.

Given that the Xbox Series X is almost a clone of the Xbox One X, I think it’s exactly the same for the Xbox One X. On paper, there are several power advantages of the Xbox. Those who shout about power are left behind. First of all, one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had in the previous generation was about polygons and shader memory as it was delivered on a console with almost the same GPU / CPU power as the iPhone (Zelda: Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild). You can yell everything you want – but if your game is trash, your console will fail.

Both Xbox and PlayStation have limited editions that I’m looking forward to playing, but to be honest, the games that are guaranteed to be purchased on the first day of the year are Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Horizo. n Forbidden West, Breath of the Wild 2 only. ..

I really hate the fact that the PlayStation locks most of the PlayStation 5 games so that it only works with the DualSense controller. There is one additional pad for the PlayStation 5, but the load on the PlayStation 4 controller is spare. Let me use them. This is primarily a developer decision (using DualSense in code locks out the PlayStation 4 control), but at least the system needs an override to disable the lock. [It’s more likely to be a Sony edict – GC]

PlayStation 5’s advantages over Xbox Series X

According to @SnapBlastPlay, the PlayStation has an anti-consumerist practice, but instead of forcing Kinect to everyone, locking down physical disks, and creating great first-party gaming content on the TV. Forget when you want to spend a lot of time on. They made up for this a bit, but it still feels like they’re trying to keep the consoles out of one.

The split between the Xbox Series X and Series S will never be understood. So, if you have kids who are unlikely to exceed 1080p, you can see why it exists as an option, but Microsoft believes that they are actually produced more than the Xbox Series X and are in high demand. , It wasn’t.

The cynic may say that he didn’t make too many Xbox Series Xs to push people to the Xbox Series S. But the point of the flagship console is to get the best version, rather than following Apple’s model of having three versions of the phone. With different specs. Most gamers want the best version of the console, not the watered down version (unless the Wi-Fi only version is like the PS Vita, which outperforms the 3G-enabled version).

The Xbox dashboard is terrible and hasn’t changed from the Xbox One. I think this is because I feel it’s the best version of the dashboard, or I haven’t focused on that part yet, but there’s an urgent need for simplification. The PlayStation 5 is by no means simple, but it’s much better to navigate.

Since PlayStation 5 constantly records gameplay, the need for a capture card for streaming is negligible. The integration between Twitch and YouTube is seamless and you don’t need a specialized hardware set to get started. One reason I prefer the PlayStation 5 over the Xbox Series X is that I can save the last hour of gameplay and share it with my friends later on WhatsApp.

DualSense looks fashionable, but it’s actually responsive and provides a better feedback system for first-person shooters and driving games (personally, how it’s used in Gran Turismo 7). I want to know). The pad itself is really well made.


By the way, more people asked how to get PlayStation 5 than how to get Xbox. I’m sure the supply has been resolved to some extent during Christmas, but the problem with getting the console out there during a silicon shortage (now so bad that printer companies remove chips from ink carts) is simple. It’s not a console issue, it affects Sony and Microsoft as well as more.

The Game Pass is a great way to get the game into the hands of people, and Sony really dropped the ball on it. However, remote play is now possible on both consoles (similar issues with both consoles regarding latency), as well as games and graphics.

The PlayStation has a better exclusive lineup for now, but hopefully that will change. But if you have a decent gaming PC and a PlayStation 5, you really don’t need an Xbox, and the Xbox Series X isn’t much different from its predecessor to make it worthwhile.

By reader BB

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