Next Gen Price Points (Gaming)

by Ragashingo ⌂ @, Official DBO Cryptarch, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 07:50 (39 days ago) @ breitzen

The way I see it, everyone is getting a powerful, next gen box. Even the Series S has a much newer CPU and GPU than the older Xboxes. Yes, the Series S is cut back, but it also limits its output to 1440p. It’s a very familiar balancing act. You want your game to run at higher FPS or with higher graphics settings? Dropping the resolution makes that possible. If Microsoft had done the balancing right, that is: if the reduced resolution makes up for the less powerful CPU/GPS, then the Series S will be just as next gen as the PS5 or Series X, at a much lower price.

The Series S’ fast ssd, and all the new graphics and storage API hooks Microsoft has come up with, alongside hardware that is 7+ years more advanced than the Xbox One, make the Series S a very compelling choice for people with older TVs or people with limited budgets.

In the long run, will the Series S suffer compared to the PS5 and Series X? Not necessarily! If that balancing act was done right, it may remain just as valid of a choice as either of the more powerful consoles in every next gen buzzword except 4K / 8k resolution. And... what if in a couple of years Microsoft drops it’s price by another $100? That could be really interesting!

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