Since the advent of the Xbox, Sony has been actively fighting a competitor, and, I must say, they do it quite successfully. games are sold in large quantities on the Playstation, exclusives are often released on it, and Sony’s overall halo is more supportive. But it looks like the new generation of the console – Playstation 5 will have a significant disadvantage compared to the new generation of the game console from Microsoft.
Ubisoft: Sony Playstation 5 will support PS4 games only
At the presentation, Microsoft boasted that the next generation of Xbox will support thousands of games right up to the very first generation of the console. It was rumored that the Sony Playstation 5 would be less omnivorous, and it looks like it will turn out to be true.
A page has appeared on the support site of a major developer Ubisoft, which contains interesting information. “Backward compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 games, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation,” the support page says. So, without too much fanfare, Sony decided to relieve gamers of hope. All this, of course, is only on hand for the Xbox.
Sony confirmed that PS4 games will be playable on PS5 in an interview with Wired over a year ago. Since then, the only information about this has been a couple of suggestions during a presentation in March, in which Sony employee Mark Cerny announced that “almost all of the 100 most popular PS4 games will be available on PS5.” In the end, the company added that “the vast majority of the more than 4,000 PS4 games will be playable on the PS5,” but did not specify exactly when that might happen.
Sony PS5 & Microsoft XSX prices and launch date revealed – Rumour
In recent times, there has been a whole lot of information regarding the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X. As of now, the full hardware details and some games are already official. However, what we do not know for now is the exact launch date and price. We already know that these consoles will be released in November. A recent report lists the launch dates and prices of the Sony PS5 and Microsoft XSX. Before you read through, we advise that this report is a rumor without any official confirmation. However, these speculations sometimes turn out to be something useful hence we report them.
According to the report, the Xbox Series S will come with a $299 price tag. Its release date is also listed as November 5. For the Xbox Series X, it will arrive a day later (November 6) with a $499 price tag.
The Sony PS5 digital version will come with a $399 price tag on November 13th. However, the regular version with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive will sell for $499. Its release date is also November 13th.
Regardless of the price, it is quite strange for the Xbox Series to arrive one day apart. The price of XSX ($499) is the same as that of Xbox One. However, the $299 price tag for the Xbox Series S is more expensive than the Xbox One S.
From the information on paper, the Xbox Series X is in terms of game performance. However, the PS5 will have an edge with its exclusive game content.
SONY PS5 VS XSX – HARDWARE COMPARISON
|PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
|8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB NVMe SSD||1TB Custom NVMe SSD|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw),
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1TB Expansion Card|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
|HDMI||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)|
|Backward compatibility||PlayStation 4||Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One|
|Price||No official information||No official information|