ABOUT The XBOX SERIES X

THE XBOX SERIES X

The XBOX SERIES X is currently the most powerful gaming console developed by Microsoft.  It will be succeeding the Xbox one line of consoles and is set for release by late 2020. Its competitor will be the PlayStation 5 also scheduled for release around the same period. According to its manufacturers, the console will render at 4k stunning graphics (also 8k ready), faster loading times , better gameplay performance, backward compatibility with Xbox one ,Xbox 360 and original Xbox games and much more.

 THE XBOX SERIES X BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

CPU:      Custom 3.8 GHz AMD 8-core Zen 2 (3.6 GHz with SMT)

Media: Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Storage    : 1 TB Custom SSD

Removable storage: Storage Card (up to 2 TB)

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM

Display : 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K UHD, 8K UHD

Graphics: Custom 1.825 GHz AMD Radeon RDNA 2 architecture

Controller:  4th-generation Xbox Controller, compatible Xbox One controllers and accessories

Sound:  Custom Project Acoustics 3D Audio

Backward compatibility: Xbox One and select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games

Dimensions:       15.1 cm × 15.1 cm × 30.1 cm

CONTROLLER

New controller for Xbox series X and older Xbox consoles.

The controller has be redesigned. It now features well sculpted surfaces and modified geometry for improved comfort during gameplay. Sharing content with the controller has been made easier. The controller can also work with older Xbox consoles, compatible PCs and mobile devices.

THE XBOX SERIES X PRICE

The is no official price statement from Microsoft yet, but it won’t be anything less than $500 since it’s the most powerful console. We are making our assumption based on the fact that the Xbox One X was released with the same price tag back in July 2017.

GAMES

Some games that have been developed with the Xbox Series X development kit and would be available by official release period include;

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Scarlet Nexus

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Scorn

Bright Memory: Infinite

Chorus

Second Extinction

Call of the Sea

The Ascent

All games will display at 4k and at least 60FPS.

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ABOUT THE PLAYSTATION 5

PlayStation 5 with one DualSense Controller

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) will be out soon and we are waiting in anticipation. Sony has announced that this great console will launch in the holiday season around November 2020. The PS5 will be taking over from the PS4 and it is expected to be a much more powerful console. The PS5 will launch in 2 variants; the fully digital console ( without  Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible optical disc drive) and of course the one with HD blue ray disc drive. The console will render at 4k resolution (theoretically can render up to 8k and also be able to play most PS4 games as well as VR.

PLAYSTATION 5 BASIC  SPECIFICATIONS.

CPU:      8-core AMD Zen 2, frequency up to 3.5 GHz

Storage: Custom 825 GB SSD

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM

Media:  Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Removable storage:       Internal SSD, or external USB-based HDD

Display: Video output formats HDMI: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K UHD, 8K UHD

Graphics: Custom AMD RDNA 2, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz

Controller: DualSense

Input:    HDMI 2.1

PLAYSTATION 5 CONTROLLER

Dual Sense

The PS5 will have a new controller called DualSense. This controller is based on the dualshock controller but with new modifications; among which is an incorporated microphone. That is; the PS5 controller will have an inbuilt microphone so you do not need to connect ear piece or head set before you can communicate with other Players. It maintains most of the buttons on the PS4 dual shock 4 controller.

PRICE

There is no official statement of price of the PS5 by Sony. Sony said the PS5 concentrated on value, so we expect it to be more expensive than the PS4. Remember that the PS5 will be coming in 2 variants;  a fully digital (cheaper) edition and fully digital edition with Ultra Blu ray optical drive (costlier). We are predicting a price range of 400-700$.

SOME OF THE LIST OF GAMES COMING TO THE PS5

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Gran TurismoTM 7

Returnal

Sackboy A Big Adventure

Demon’s Souls

Destruction AllStars

Resident Evil Village

HITMAN 3 

NBA 2K21

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

For full list of upcoming games on the PS5, VISIT HERE

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Some Optional PS5 Accessories

Optional accessories for the PS5 include; HD camera, remote control, wireless 3D headset, charging station for dualsense controller and much more.

How to Wirelessly Connect PlayStation 4 Controllers to Console .

The PS4 usually ships, with one controller which you must connect to the console for the first time with the USB cable supplied. Once connected you can use it to control the console wirelessly, until you reset or use it on another console. You can also connect a new second controller with the usb cable, however it can also be connected wirelessly. Here is how;

Let’s say you just purchased 2 controllers for your console, this is what you should do.

Switch on the console.

Connect one of the controllers to the console using your PS4 USB cable or a compatible one.

The controller will glow if USB cable is properly connected.

Press the PS button on the controller, then logon to an account on your console.

Now go to, SETTING-DEVICES- BLUETOOTH DEVICES

You will see the already connected controller and the account it is connected to.

Now, to connect the second controller wirelessly; press the, PS button and the share button simultaneously for  about 5 seconds until the controller blinks.

The console detects the controller and it is shown on your TV screen under Bluetooth devices.

Use the first controller to select and register this second controller.

Immediately, the second controller is available for use with the console.

Subsequently, you can connect more controllers using this method.