Xbox Series X releases November 10 for $499.
I won’t repeat all the XSX details and specs but rather just give my opinion.
To start off, all XSX pre-orders are sold out except the scalpers on ebay.com.
Whatever you do, don’t fall for the $600 to $1500 ebay pre-order scalpers. Paying more than the MSRP ($499) is insane.
Just wait and be patient, the pre-orders will open up again when more stock is ready.
I know the urge and with the covid thing going on but do not fall for it no matter how much money you have to burn.
A little personal history:
I have been a Sony Playstation fan since PS1 and never looked toward any Microsoft consoles.
Not until the Xbox One X came out and i got hooked.
Soon thereafter i invested in a modded 360 which is one awesome system.
The thing i don’t understand these days is why a new system now.
I guess some feel a PS4 Pro/Xbox One X isn’t powerful or fast enough.
What do some console gamers want? A system with super power and zero load times on a 8 or 16k monitor maybe? Sounds great but i feel like i just bought a PS4 and X1X yesterday.
With that aside, i like the XSX design. Looks like a PC tower to neatly stand on a desk or next to your TV. I also love the fact that XSX games are compatible with the last 3 generations of Xbox.
All the previously released Playstations have been marvelous especially the PS2.
My only issue with PS5 is the design. It’s not bad but looks more toy than serious gaming system.
The XSX is a more compact looking system, like some main frame central computer but the PS5 has these plastic wings at its end.
Imagine bending one of them corners off, cosmetically ruining it.
How about how it looks on your desk or next to the TV.
Personally, it just looks more toy like and i would feel a little weird playing on my 4kTV, then having to explain to others what it is.
The Playstation name is known world wide so when you mention it, it can remind someone older when they have a PS1.
With an XB1 or XSX i can say it is an entertainment box for movies, music, apps, games and more but that is just me.
I’m sure both systems will be great but i still am enjoying my PS4 and X1X and hope this covid thing is over soon, so we can get back to our normal lives.