Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman vs Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head to head with the next generation of their blockbuster consoles.
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Sony is seeing “very considerable” demand for its PlayStation 5 console via pre-orders, its gaming chief said, as the technology firm targets pole position in the race to tap the growth of gaming globally.
Sony said its next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disc drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft’s new Xbox console.
At a time when its collection of businesses are all declining, Sony had one bright spot on the horizon: a new games console. Now the company, and its investors, will need to wait a little longer for that fresh high.
Microsoft’s two-tiered strategy that attempts to make next-generation console gaming more affordable misses the mark. The company seems to have forgotten the most important videogame industry lesson.
Sony is roughly doubling its PlayStation 5 production to 10 million units this year as it sees the prolonged effects of the Covid-19 pandemic boosting demand for gaming.
Scarce components have pushed the manufacturing costs for Sony’s next PlayStation to around $450/unit, forcing a difficult price-setting decision in its battle with Microsoft.
Sony has unveiled a concept autonomous car as it anticipates the rise of an “autonomous driving society”. The prototype houses 33 sensors on and in the car to help monitor its surroundings and those inside it.