Are Microsoft and Sony offering enough for you to buy a next-gen console this year?
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After months of waiting, we finally know when the Xbox Series X, Series S and PlayStation 5 will launch, and some games that will be available on day one.
But the new hardware requires some investment: the Xbox Series X / S will cost $499 and $299, while the PS5 and its discless Digital Edition will cost $499 and $399. And if you want to take the plunge, you’ll also need to be able to actually find a console, which hasn’t been easy with PS5 preorders so far. (Fingers crossed that the Xbox Series X / S preorders go more smoothly.)
Are Microsoft and Sony offering enough to convince you to buy into the next generation at launch? Our newsroom is torn, so we wanted to share our thoughts in case it helps you make a decision — even if that decision is, “I’m going to wait a while.”
Taylor Lyles: I plan to buy both a PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch in addition to upgrading my PC to next-gen hardware.
At first, I was going to hold off on buying a PS5 until Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart received a firm release date. (Right now, it’s scheduled for the PS5’s “launch window.”) But when I saw Demon’s Souls remake would be a launch title, I decided to bite the bullet.
Initially, I wanted to buy a Series X at ...
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