PS5 and Xbox Series X. For the third straight birthday they are still Hard to find in stores, with many users who will basically stay dry mouth this year as well. The increase in production and inventories was not enough to meet market demand, as the true “next-gen” (a term that sounds inappropriate two years after its launch) still struggled to get going and we had another production-dominated year. via gen and Nintendo Switch titles.
Just think, for example, of the nominees for the Multiplayer.it “Game of the Year 2022” award. Of the 13 games, only A Plague Tale: Requiem is a title for current-gen consoles (and Switch over the cloud), the rest are multi-platform like God of War: Ragnarok and the Elden Ring or the exact production for the Nintendo Switch, which once again demonstrates how powerful not all are. Something and that it’s still early to retire.
There would have been a period characterized by a “tuning” of production across generations regardless, as it also happened with the transition from PS3 and Xbox 360 to PS4 and One, but apparently its times are also lengthening due to production problems (semiconductor crisis and raw materials the other is not finished yet). Obviously, this is not the only reason, for example, there are also addresses that arrived late or late due to the closures that occurred during the pandemic. However, it is clear that publishers who are in an uncertain market situation must necessarily do so Play it safethen targeting the installed base of over 100 million consoles between PS4 and Xbox One.
In this way no one is left out, but it is also true that those PS5 and Xbox Series X owners who have reached the third year of the life cycle of the two consoles will want to see something truly “next gen”. In 2023, except for unexpected events, they will be partially satisfied: Star Wars Jedi Survivors, Final Fantasy 16, Starfield and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 are just some of the products that only arrive on modern platforms. But at the same time, there will also be syndicated titles, some of which are highly anticipated, such as Resident Evil 4 Remake, Diablo 4, and Hogwarts Legacy, to name a few.
As we mentioned at the beginning, fortunately, PS5 and Xbox Series X production increased during the year, evidenced by the higher number of stocks of the two consoles that appeared in stores and this trend should continue in 2023 as well. We’re still far from optimal, so PS4 and Xbox One will have to make another effort. In 2023 both will be completed 10 years Honorable profession: It’s time to finally retire.
In all of these Xbox Series S, which is basically an economic middle ground that allows access to Game Pass’s catalog and current-gen titles, it’s no coincidence that the console was pushed by Microsoft with massive deals during Black Friday and ahead. Christmas period. But will it be able to keep up with the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the coming years?
What do you think? Were you able to purchase a PS5 and/or Xbox Series X? And if not, do you play the latest on PS4 and Xbox One, or have you decided to put it off until you finally get a current-gen console?
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