Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5

Do you think xbox will be stronger?

  • Yes, definitely stronger.

    Votes: 1,511 38.1%
  • No, PS5 will be stronger.

    Votes: 328 8.3%
  • Not sure honestly.

    Votes: 1,386 35.0%
  • Don't care I'm a PC gamer.

    Votes: 447 11.3%
  • I play switch only lol. Switch port pls

    Votes: 290 7.3%

  • Total voters
    3,962

javiergame4

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Oct 27, 2017
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MOD EDIT:

If anything, it looks like Sony is confident their hardware is more powerful. They announced PS4 first in 2013, months before MS did, and we know how that turned out. This race is getting exciting.
To add transparency, I've sent proof as to why I know Anaconda aims to be the the (wording suggests clearly) better performing device to Nibel. He can decide the rest.


Klobrille just sent me something that I can't elaborate on for security reasons, but it does appear to be legit to the best of my knowledge.
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Bowden is claiming to hear it from multiple insiders.


https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/04/18/xbox-ps5-next-gen-more-powerful/


https://twitter.com/Porshapwr/status/1118646585087471617?s=19

Can someone embed the Twitter post above^?

What do you all think?

Edit 2: Wow this thread blew up. Didn't know there was so much fuel for discussion. I am for one excited for e3.

Edit 3: Added poll for fun.
 
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Jurai

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Oct 27, 2017
62
I hope Microsoft keeps their backwards compat initiative full steam ahead, been loving the original xbox and xbox 360 additions
 

Bjones

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Oct 30, 2017
3,859
Yeah I don’t see ms giving Sony that leg up this time. Time for deep pockets ms to come out to play.
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
6,627

Not that compelling. Sources are Xbox sources and then reiterating comments from MS about wanting to be most powerful

Considering we don’t have any detailed specs around performance from Sony, how would they know?
 

Sonicfan059

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Mar 4, 2018
1,801
If it is I doubt it’s a big difference or it’ll be more than $499. Also as said above sources are meh.
 

NattyBo

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Dec 29, 2017
1,141
Washington, DC
Wouldn’t be surprised since they launched the og X1 under PS4 specs.

I still don’t see how they overcome the backwards compatible install base Sony built this gen tbh.
 

BluePigGanon

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Oct 27, 2017
728
I would be shocked if it wasn't. MS wants to be able to say it has the most powerful hardware next go-round, I'm sure they (correctly) see the Xbox One's technical weaknesses as a big part of what held them back this gen.
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
25,983
How would that even be remotely affordable? The PS5 already sounds like it's gonna cost like $500.
 

Kage Maru

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Oct 27, 2017
3,405
I have no idea who this is. Also while it's possible, these things can always change. There were rumors about the Xbox One being more powerful than the PS4 and we all know how that turned out.
 

Kyoufu

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Oct 26, 2017
9,580
I'm curious, Phil Spencer has basically been guaranteeing a more powerful console for a long time now, but how could he guarantee it? By aiming for a higher BOM? Does that mean PS5 will be cheaper than Anaconda?
 

Moebius

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Oct 28, 2017
1,508
This is very exciting. I'd love to see Microsoft go over the top of Sony's supposedly super powerful console. Next gen is going to be awesome! I'm hoping no more than $599 for each console.
 

Pachinko

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Oct 25, 2017
324
Canada
Microsoft will never again let themselves be second place in the horse power race. Even if it means selling a 600$ box. Remember, there will also be a 300-400$ version available for the masses so they can really shoot for the roof with the high end model.
 

xMaximusx

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Oct 28, 2017
195
X is more advanced than any console on the market
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Still 3rd place every month virtually since launch in the USA which is their stronghold
 

chrisypoo

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Oct 27, 2017
2,479
I don't believe Sony's specs and I think there's quite a bit of marketing fluff in there.

That being said, I don't really believe Microsoft has something better in the reigns currently right now either. I want both statements to be true, but it just feels like we're getting back to playground wars here lately.
 
Nov 8, 2017
3,014
Vague language, but it's very likely that Microsoft will produce something that has higher paper-specs even if only extremely marginally and for bragging rights more than anything.

I don't think there's that much of a productive discussion to have until we actually see what those specs are, at any rate. Something that probably won't happen officially until next year (we'll get some teases this year but won't have the full picture, much like how Sony's spec releases didn't mention the majority of GPU specs or memory setup).
 

JCG

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Oct 25, 2017
890
Software support and pricing, not raw power, is likely to have more of an impact in the long run.
 

Regret

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Oct 28, 2017
1,458
NYC
I mean, we already know this. All Sony did was announce some things that were all heavily rumored for the NextBox with reliable insiders, right down to the importance of the SSD. Seems like it was done as more of a PR thing because they know what's coming.
 

DukeBlueBall

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Oct 27, 2017
1,034
Seattle, WA
I believe that MS is not making compromises on Scarlett. Why do people think that Sony will make compromises on PS5. They'll end up be very comparable to each other.