Sep 16, 2020

PlayStation 5 matches the price of the Xbox Series X

Sony has matched the price of its flagship PlayStation 5 to that of the Xbox Series X. Last time, the PS4 was significantly cheaper. Many industry-watchers believe Microsoft's combination of a £250 price for the XBox Series S and the value offered by the Xbox Game Pass subscription service could give the US firm an advantage. Microsoft offers members its first-party blockbuster games at launch in its games library, unlike Sony's existing PlayStation Now services, which is limited to older major releases. Sony showed off a new subscription service called the PlayStation Plus collection for the PS5. But it appeared to focus on some of the PS4's greatest hits - including Last of Us Remastered, God of War and Bloodborne - rather than any of the PS5's new releases. One key difference between the two companies' strategies is that Microsoft's basic next-generation console will deliver lower-resolution graphics than its more expensive sibling, while Sony has opted only to remove the Blu-ray drive from its entry-level machine.

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