Gaming Breaks User and Network Records during Crisis, with New Game Consoles on the Horizon

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2Q 2020 | IN-5781


Sony and Microsoft Unveiled Next-Generation Consoles


After several months of anticipation, Sony and Microsoft have finally revealed details of their next-generation game consoles. In late February 2020, Microsoft announced details about Xbox Series X’s specifications. Sony followed its rival’s announcement by revealing more detail about its new game console, PlayStation 5 (PS5), in March 2020. Both consoles are planned for commercial launch in the 2020 holiday season. Despite the coronavirus concerns in the manufacturing sector, Sony recently expressed that ongoing coronavirus issue have yet to have any major effects on the launch of PS5.

Next-Generation Consoles Features and Game Console Market Expectation


When taking a look at the new consoles, there are a number of common features. Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are built with AMD’s Zen 2 Central Processing Units (CPUs); Xbox Series X’s CPU supports 3.8 GHz speed compared to PlayStation 5’s CPU 3.5 GHz speed. Both consoles offer Solid State Drives (SSD) that support fast…

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