PS5 owners are really affected by the rise of Xbox

Does it matter who is on top? (pic: metro)

The reader accuses PS5 owners of being thin when it comes to cash and insists there is no reason to fear Xbox has become dominant.

I’ve enjoyed the features of Weekend Reader for a long time now and have always been impressed with the quality of the writing, considering that everyone is just a hobbyist, and the wide range of topics within our shared hobby. However, the most common discussion points are clearly the PlayStation 5: its value for money, its gameplay, its design, and its competition with Xbox.

In terms of raw numbers, the PlayStation 5 sold twice as much as the Xbox Series X, so PlayStation fans should feel confident that their format is the winner and are unlikely to see its early lead far from it. What is clear from seeing people talk online, including reader features and feedback, is that PlayStation owners actually have very thin skin.

They consider every criticism, even moderate, of the console or its games a personal insult and make threats and abuse at the slightest provocation. I would pretend to myself that maybe those are all just kids who do, but let’s face it, we all know they aren’t.

Before continuing, I would like to clarify that I am the owner of the PlayStation 5, which is currently my only console. So I fully understand the underlying concerns about whether I backed the wrong horse or whether the company I’ve been happy to support for years is facing a competitor beyond its weight class now.

I’m annoyed that Sony games will be £70 and look forward with envy to Game Pass, while I eagerly await the reveal of the PlayStation equivalent – and I know secretly that it will never be this generous, simply because Sony can’t afford it, especially when it comes to exclusives. in the first day.

But did you know? This is good. I don’t hate Xbox or its owners just because Microsoft has more money than Sony. Exclusive to PlayStation because it now suits my taste a lot more than Xbox, which seems almost the opposite of Sony’s poles (Bethesda games create a gray area but I can definitely live without it).

If Xbox manages to get Sony and everyone else out of the gaming business, it won’t be for several years, maybe decades, so nothing really affects the PlayStation 5. If that happens it would be a shame – no one likes a bully – but we’re talking about multinational conglomerates here. , not the hungry artists on the bread line.

Sony going out of business or buying it by Microsoft, whatever it is, would be a huge shame, because tough competition is the best guarantee of quality and value for money, but the people who actually make games will still be appreciated and will still have jobs. They’re not going anywhere, isn’t that the most important thing?

It’s pointless, and perhaps an exaggeration, for me to tell everyone that they should beat themselves up and stop sniping each other just because the plastic box under their TV looks different from someone else’s, but that’s what these fights boil down to. It’s a waste of everyone’s energy.

PlayStation is on top right now, and it’s only natural that its fans are feeling a little weak now, with Microsoft shedding its weight, but you needn’t be completely insecure. I mean, if you have a PlayStation 5, what worries you? Like I said, this generation won’t change anything major, and even if Microsoft becomes dominant overnight, you can still sell your console, jump ship, and even make a profit from the sale.

Xbox fans would behave the same way if the situation were reversed, I’m sure, but Xbox has always been the underdog, so it hasn’t been able to assume its success as part of the normal arrangement, which is basically where the PlayStation has been for some time now. Nothing lasts forever, but if PlayStation starts to see any kind of decline, I hope we all treat it with a little more dignity than it currently appears.

by Softy Reader

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