The current battle for console supremacy is a fake war.
Both Microsoft and Sony quietly launched reliable first-party and second-party games in 2021, while vaguely waving to something in the shape of the Elder Scrolls God that will appear at some point in the future.
Through the global chip crunch, general supply chain issues, and rapid speculation, even the price of remote collectibles will soar. PS5 and Xbox Series X are more difficult to bathe than Tyson Fury in the bubble.
It’s hard to get excited about what you can’t own, so it’s no wonder that things can get a little dull outside of the hardware replenishment on the front of the console.
But if I tell you that there is a “next generation” console that is often overlooked, you can actually buy it—not from someone on eBay for their niece until they see the resale price ——But from a real store. One that sells potatoes, or refrigerators, or children’s bicycles.
The speaker, I mean, the game console, is Xbox Series S.
I very much doubt how useful my Xbox will be next to the towering PS5, its white plastic shell with big horns protruding like a narwhal next to the pidly porpoise Series S.
But the faster and smoother user interface makes it my first choice for entertainment applications, which means that this is the start of casual evening games, which means that permanent games like Warzone and Fortnite are installed, which means that I have Stuck in the new game and the game pass of the old series I didn’t have the opportunity to play before.
Since Metal Gear Solid 3 came out when I was not old enough, I have always been a fairly large Sony pony. I remember that an E3 in the PS3 era was upset that Twitch did not cooperate with PlayStation—the kind of stupid youth rights.
This means I have never played Gears, Halo, Forza or any other Xbox highlights. But most importantly, the Game Pass is well planned overall and now includes all the great Bethesda games such as Dishonored, Prey, New Vegas and Oblivion, as well as a rotating list of excellent independent games such as Hades, Unpacking and The Forgotten City, etc. Some current ones.
Really, what else do you want from the “next generation” console? The S series has 4K entertainment streaming media, excellent new game performance, and a backward compatible library of old friends, all of which are contained in a fast, relatively cheap package, which is compact enough to not require its own planning permission and partitioning method.
In addition, you can actually buy one today and have it delivered in time before the holidays. To me, this does not sound like a compromise.
I think this is a bit like buying the Pokemon Pearl version while waiting for Pokemon Platinum. When the PS5 you really want is available, you will have access to both sides of the exclusive gaming channel at a much lower price than a mortgage, well-it’s a bit clumsy, but you know what I mean.
I am surprised by how much Xbox Series S loves it. If you have 20 years of Xbox games to catch up, and are brewing a 4K X file addiction promoted by Disney+, then you may be like good.
There is also a new bundle that will be released on Thursday, December 16th Amazon And other places.