We always tend to call the popularity contest between councils of the same generation console war because Hey that sounds pretty bad but is the PS 5 versus Xbox series action actually a console war. If you think about it the console wars as we know them are finished whether it’s cross-play or the pricing of the Xbox series S. There are many factors that have led to the end of the console wars. I’ll even talk about how the previous console wars have gone and who seems to be winning this ninth-generation battle not a war between the PS 5 and Xbox X. Nintendo Sony and Microsoft are the great cultural creators of our time. They’re always trying to get the best of one another well except for Nintendo. They’re just super successful doing their own thing on the side that being said for the last 2 generations. When you talk about console wars you talk about Sony versus Microsoft or in this case the PS 5 versus the Xbox X and Sony and Microsoft Word taking jabs at each other or talking much smack leading up to the release of their next Gen console.
Both companies just let their hardware do the talking for them and we’re completely fine with that it was all friendly competition between the 2 companies. Even the fanboys Warner’s rabbit is the usually are so he decided to put a lot of focus on the controller of the PS 5 and give this to council option but both versions have the same specs as for Microsoft. They went with an incredibly powerful Xbox 3 X and a less powerful Xbox series S that undercuts the price of the PS 5 digital edition by $100. Do you know why Microsoft came out with a $300 series S. It’s because they know what’s up they knew that the PS 5 is going to sell better than their next-Gen consoles so they released the series S to entice those who buy a PS 5 also by the series S. Since it’s only a few $0 and it definitely works because of the PS 5 owner who’s really interested in the Xbox S?
I actually own a PS 5 and no I’m not going to sell it to you 3 times. The price I’m not that kind of guy anyway if you own a PS 5 and Xbox series S. You’ll most likely play games available on both consoles on your PS 5 since it’s the stronger machines as well only really be used for Xbox exclusives denture Microsoft doesn’t mind at all if you own. Both consoles are really a console war you’re sort of like a double agent that’s what Microsoft wants they don’t necessarily want you to have to pick between the PS 5 and Xbox XRS. They want you to have your cake and eat it too the Xbox series S alone isn’t what ended the call to wars oh no I believe another next Gen feature had a big stand that I’m talking about cross-play viability to play a game with anyone on any platform whether it’s Nintendo switch PS 5 Xbox series X.
Xbox series S or PC don’t get me wrong I absolutely love crossplay and think all multiplayer games should happen but it does have its repercussions for starters now we don’t have those call of duty players on Xbox. Who always used to talk about how their counsel had the best players and PlayStation players were all new I remember that as a PlayStation player always grinding my gears hearing my friends say that but now it’s over with everyone is playing with everyone so now the hold which console has the better players debate is moot the last 3 calls. A war we had was between the PS 4 and the Xbox 1 backward both consoles for the same price and there was no such thing as a prospect. We saw Sony and Microsoft take shots at each other and we already knew who won the war before the councils were even released after that sorry excuse of an Xbox 1 law seriously what was Microsoft thinking the whole connected bottle led to a lot of backlash with many players flipping to PS 4 since there was no backward compatibility in either console.
It was a complete disaster that Microsoft is still trying to recover from the main reason why PS 5 versus Xbox series X and S isn’t called the war is that both companies are fighting for the same price. Sony wants to uphold its dominance in the console market share and Microsoft just wants to get a bigger piece of the pie well it seems like it took forever for the PS 5 and Xbox X to be released. It actually wasn’t any longer than the weight from the PS 3 to PS 4. It took 7 years for Sony to release the call for both times so there’s definitely a trend here as for Microsoft there was an 8-year gap between the Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 and a 7-year gap between the Xbox 1 and Xbox series X. Nintendo is a bit more all over the place with when they release the call please but so you Microsoft seem to always follow the 68-year release cycle if the 7-year trend continues.
We could definitely see new councils in 2027 so mark 11/20/27 on your calendars and hop on the PS 6 and Xbox series. The hype train before it’s too late well I don’t. Google has also entered the console gaming sphere with the stadia in 2019 well let’s just say things haven’t gone really well for the cloud gaming could very well be the future of gaming. But I will have to be executed better than the Google stadia for it to have some staying power with the stadia you pay a monthly subscription but that doesn’t give you access to all the games in its library despite the subscription. Some games will still need to be fought if the subscription gives you access to all the games in the stadium’s library. There’s no denying that it would have been so much more successful but that’s a pipe dream PlayStation now Xbox game pass and Nvidia G force now are all better options since you get access to all the games in those libraries with the subscription.
What is streaming games the future of gaming? I don’t think so. I think it’s a great option for gamers. If they want access to a bunch of games that they could play whatever but it’s not going to replace the traditional by gameplay game system until all of that console’s exclusives are playable with the subscription as long as the libraries are primarily made up of older games. People will still buy and play games the traditional way that’s what I do what can I say I’m a very traditional gamer. When it comes to the console wars in the past I’ve got an opinion on every single 1 of them starting with the third generation. The third generation really put councils on the map and paid any S against the Sega master system simply put any S had much better games and dominated sales easily winning the third generation console war. The fourth-generation console war was much closer it was between the SNES and Sega Genesis Sega really took a step forward that year with some solid marketing and great games like sonic.
The hedgehog but it still wasn’t enough to beat out the SNES and its an incredible library of games the fifth generation war was the first 1 Sony to pardon while the Nintendo stuff with cartridges for the N64 so anyone that CD’s for the PS 1 which enticed plenty of third-party developers to switch from Nintendo to Sony most notably square Enix. The PS 1 completely dominate sales include all of the council’s out of the water with its incredible technology at the time Sony would continue their dominance with a PlayStation 2 in the sixth generation war. It was and still is the best selling console of all time the original Xbox and Nintendo game cube never stood a chance that’s literally all I need to say in a more controversial take I believe the Nintendo Wii won the seventh generation called the war against the PS 3 and Xbox 360 Nintendo went back to the drawing board after the game cube and came up with such an innovative consul.
It dominated sales and was fun to play in fact. I still play we to this day as for who won the eighth generation called the war the last great console war that would be the PS 4 the wi you flop and the Xbox 1’s horrible launch made it all too easy for Sony although the Nintendo Switch is a close second currently. It looks like the PS 5 is well ahead of the Xbox series acts Sony is selling twice as many consoles as Microsoft and there are many more people gushing about the PS 5 in the series acts but that doesn’t mean Microsoft console is flawed. It’s still a great console that selling well only time will tell who wins the ninth generation battle not a war between these 2 consoles. Like I said earlier all of the console war winners I picked were my personal opinion so I don’t expect you all agree with me 100 percent but I’d love to know which consoles you think one each generation’s war if you think the console wars.