It’s a guessing game so far, but the internet and specialist press is awash with rumours and opinions.
Guesstimates suggest that with all the power that Microsoft has tucked into the Xbox Series X, it’s going to come in at an eye-watering $600 (approx AED 2,205). Which would make it the most expensive console of all time. Sony, on the other hand, is said to be positioning PS5 at around the $450-500 (approx AED 1,650-1,835).
Like we said earlier, this is guesswork and not final. But what we do think is that price will have a massive bearing on who wins the console war this generation. Especially given the current precarious global economy.
Both will be capable of 4K and 8K visuals. And they will also look to harness more immersion from the in-game sound to really throw you into the mix.
Xbox Series X killer-app right now is that it can play all of the old Xbox game library, right back to the original machine. This is a huge deal, especially to those who have attic space stuffed with old titles.
PlayStation 5 is a little more complicated. It had the super-quick load times and the insanely complex feedback you get from the controller, but that’s about it for now.
Obviously we’ll find out more about both consoles as we close in on the release date at the end of 2020.