PS5 Preorders and the Xbox Series S situation – Send News #30

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    Go to http://luminskin.com/sendnews to get a one month free trial of everything you need to start your skincare journey at home! Visit http://att.com/5G for more information on AT&T 5G! PS5 pre order fever has hit the internet! Excited fans are taking digital retail outlets like Walmart and Target by storm as they buy up every PS5 the moment they become available. It’s not particularly a bad problem to have if you are Sony but if you’re looking to play Miles Morales or Demon’s Souls on a PS5 at launch you might have to work for it a little. While trying to get a PS5 preorder has been complete chaos pretty much since the price and launch date was announced – Microsoft is boasting about a simultaneous worldwide launch and scheduled preorders. Only time will tell if Xbox will come through with those promises but in the meantime, the Xbox Series S has taken a bit of heat this week. According to Microsoft themselves, the next-gen budget console will only be playing last gens versions of cross-gen games. Less eloquently put, the Xbox Series S will only play Xbox One S versions of current-gen games. That means you can play better versions of current-gen games on last-gen hardware… the Xbox One X. That, of course, means you won’t be getting any of the “enhanced for Xbox Series X” upgrades on the Series S either… Still, following? That’s okay me neither. Anyways we’re talking about all the next-gen details on today’s episode of Send News! So don’t miss out. 00:00 – Intro 00:49 – PS5 showcase and pre-order chaos 21:55 – PS5 Unit Sales and 29:24 – Series S cross-gen debacle 37:18 – Listener Questions More podcast episodes here! https://link.chtbl.com/IGPodcast Or buy our shirt! https://is.gd/u3xCtA OR follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/briangaar http://twitter.com/@DarthBurrit0 https://twitter.com/doplextv http://twitter.com/InsideGaming SOURCES [Playstation Blog] Sony finally revealed the PS5 prices/release dates https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/playstation-5-launches-in-november-starting-at-399-for-ps5-digital-edition-and-499-for-ps5-with-ultra-hd-blu-ray-disc-drive/ [Polygon] PS5 preorders were a mess https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/16/21440842/ps5-preorder-gamestop-best-buy-blocked-sony-availability [Bloomberg] Did Sony cut the number of PS5s to be produced https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/sony-is-said-to-cut-ps5-forecast-by-4-million-due-to-chip-woes [VGC] Xbox Series S less powerful than the One X? https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-series-s-likely-wont-be-able-to-run-xbox-one-x-content-its-claimed/

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    The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, it is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2020 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, and on November 19, 2020 for the rest of the world.

    The platform is anticipated to launch in two varieties, as a base PlayStation 5 system incorporating an Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible optical disc drive for retail game support alongside digital distribution via the PlayStation Store, and a lower-cost Digital variant lacking the disc drive while retaining digital download support.

    The PlayStation 5 features a customized solid state drive designed for high-speed data streaming to enable significant improvements in graphical performance. The hardware also features a custom AMD GPU capable of ray tracing, support for 4K resolution displays and high framerates, new audio hardware for real-time 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.

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    Xbox Series X and Series S are upcoming home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. They are both scheduled to be released on November 10, 2020 as the fourth generation of the Xbox console family, succeeding Xbox One.

    Rumors regarding the consoles first emerged in early-2019, with the line as a whole codenamed “Scarlett”, and consisting of high-end and low-end models codenamed “Anaconda” and “Lockhart” respectively.

    The high-end model was first teased during E3 2019 under the title “Project Scarlett”, while its name and design as Xbox Series X was unveiled during The Game Awards later in December. In September 2020, Microsoft unveiled the low-end model as Xbox Series S.

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