Sony can wait to release their price
Over the last few months, the general public has been waiting for a price and release date for both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. We’ve heard that the Series X will be priced at $500, while the PlayStation 5 could be upwards of $700.
However, this week’s July 2020 games showcase for the Xbox Series X, has fans questioning whether or not to purchase the system at all this holiday. Considering Sony’s had an impressive lineup of exclusives this year, many will be wanting to play them on new shiny hardware at 4K and 60fps.
In comparison, Microsoft will be relying on third-party titles in 2021, to give them the graphical edge over competition. During the event, we expected some type of official gameplay for the console to be unveiled; but more teaser trailers were shown.
Considering the buzz alone for the PlayStation 5’s console, Microsoft could be playing catchup, if they don’t start showing gameplay. Both companies are playing the you-go-first approach, as the month of August approaches.
There’s only three months left, before both consoles hit the market. The general public can’t pre-order with no price set; or know the exact release date to start budgeting for a major purchase. Halo’s set to be the Killer-App for the Series X; but we’re getting fatigued with this only major exclusive.
Sony is launching the PS5 with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which in our opinion, will be the biggest first-party game of the entire holiday. PS5 owners will also be able to play 4K, 60 FPS upgrades of The Last of Us, Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima.
With rumors of Xbox Live being free for the Series X, Microsoft has to act fast. The PlayStation 5 could leave them in the dusk this time, especially with everyone home during COVID.
Look for the price and release date announcements in a few weeks.