Xbox Series X Vs. Playstation 5: First Shots Fired
HWM Singapore|September 2020
Did Microsoft or Sony bring the bigger set of guns with their console and gaming reveals so far?
Kenneth Ang

Did Microsoft or Sony bring the bigger set of guns with their console and gaming reveals so far?

Given that neither the Xbox Series X nor the PlayStation 5 has come out yet, this discussion is purely theoretical. Both sides still have ample time to blow the crowd away before the holiday season arrives.

DOING THE RECON

Impressions mean a lot when it comes to gaming reveals, and it’s especially so when new consoles are on the line. After all, people want to see what the “new generation” is capable of, and if your first impression doesn’t make a big splash, it might very well put you on the back foot from the get-go.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, the current community sentiment is falling in favour of Sony, and the only thing the Xbox Series X has got going for itself at the moment is its superior specs over the PlayStation 5. Based on numbers alone, Microsoft unveiled a total of 21 new games during their showcase, while Sony showed us a total of 26.

So, what did Sony do better than Microsoft? Is it just because they showed off more games? Not exactly. My guess is that it all has to do with the impressions both tech giants made, and Microsoft didn’t really hit the bar Sony set a month prior.

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