This week marked the beginning of another console war between gaming giants Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. On Tuesday, Microsoft released its new Xboxes, while Sony debuted its new PlayStation 5 on Thursday. It won’t be much of a war this time: PlayStation, the reigning market leader, is widely seen as having the advantage.
Gamers typically buy new consoles to try out the latest new titles and updated versions of favorites. So, it’s bad enough for Microsoft that PlayStation has such a lopsided advantage in this regard going into the holiday season. Sony is launching its latest machine with a compelling lineup of showcase games that demonstrate the improved technical capabilities of its hardware; Microsoft has no exclusive games prepared for its premiere.