Forward-looking: Sony is reportedly confident that the PlayStation 5 is going to be successful. So successful, in fact, that during its five-year lifespan, the machine is predicted to challenge the PS2 as the best-selling console ever. It's expected to ship 120 - 170 million units—double those of the Xbox Series X. According to a report from Digitimes, which cites Sony’s backend supply chain in Taiwan, the life cycle of the next-gen consoles will be shortened to five years. For comparison, both the PS4 and Xbox One launched in 2013. … [Read more...] about Best-selling console ever? PS5 sales could reach 170 million during its 5-year lifespan, destroying the Xbox Series X
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Shenmue III (Epic Exclusive)We thought it’d never happen, but Ryo Hazuki’s quest to find the man who murdered his father on the Dreamcast back in 1999 was finally given a third act in 2019. Shenmue III a curious mix of the new and old – what seemed fresh in 1999, such a non-player characters’ daily schedules and the sense of a game world that exists with or without your input has since been fully realised by the likes of Bethesda and its Elder Scrolls titles. But there’s a quiet comfort to the slow paced, methodical Shenmue games, like playing The Sims with a martial arts expert. Shenmue III sticks a little too closely to the 20 year old formula for some, but conversely is the perfect sequel in terms of faithfulness. Unmissable if you played the first two, and worth a look for those curious to see what all the fuss has been about. … [Read more...] about The best Epic Games Store Games: Fortnite, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and more
Even with the Infinite launch pushed back to 2021, Microsoft promised there will be "thousands of games to play, spanning four generations, when Xbox Series X launches globally this November." There will also be "over 100 optimized for Xbox Series X titles, built to take full advantage of our most powerful console" coming this year. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X launches this November, without Halo Infinite
Xbox Series S PS5 Digital Edition Price $299 Unknown GPU 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU 10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs @ 2.23 GHz Custom RDNA 2 CPU 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU 8x Cores @ 3.5GHz Custom Zen 2 Memory 10GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 Resolution Target 1440p, 4K upscaled Target 4K, up to 8K Frame rate Up to 120FPS Up to 120FPS Ray-tracing Yes Yes Storage 512GB SSD 825GB SSD Controller Xbox Series S controller DualSense Backward compatibility Yes Yes Optical drive None None Weight Unknown Unknown Size Unknown (60% smaller than Xbox Series X) Unknown What these differences mean for you What do the CPU and GPU power? Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment You can think of the CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit) as the brains of a console that work together to deliver the best possible games. … [Read more...] about PS5 Digital Edition vs Xbox Series S: Which should you buy?
The real question comes in the form of the PS5 Digital Edition. There's simply no way it can match the Xbox Series S, which has a far less powerful graphics chip and a smaller SSD in order to reach its price. Meanwhile, the only difference between the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition is the latter lacking a disk drive. A $450 price point is where this console will likely fall, though if Sony is willing to take more of a loss, a $400 PS5 Digital Edition would be the best possible answer for the Xbox Series S. … [Read more...] about Sony needs to match the price of the Xbox Series X with the PS5