On November 15, 2013, Sony unleashed their Playstation 4 unto the world, and a week later, Microsoft released their Xbox One console on November 22nd. Thus, the eighth generation of consoles was born. Its been a little over two years since these two giants were purchasable for consumers, but they've enjoyed a very different life in comparison with the PS3 and Xbox 360.
There's something that still persists when it comes to the PS4 and XBOX One: indecision. Numerous gamers around the world are reluctant to leave behind the previous generation of consoles, which we all enjoyed for 8 long and wonderful years. Additionally, Sony and Microsoft's new products didn't (or potentially still don't) have the same draw factor that previous generational leaps did.
Why Haven't Some Gamers Bought An Xbox One Or PS4?
At the end of 2014, it was still perfectly understandable why someone wouldn't have purchased an Xbox One or a PS4. There just weren't any exclusive games that were worth the jump. Sure, we had games like Shadow of Mordor and Dragon Age: Inquisition which were great titles that looked sweet on new hardware, but they were perfectly acceptable on last gen consoles too (not to mention cheaper).
But now that 2016 has rolled around and 2015 has given us some exceptional exclusive games, this argument doesn't really fly anymore. However, people still don't want to make the leap. To be honest, these two next gen consoles still suffer from the performance leap they've taken in comparison with last gen. It doesn't feel big enough, especially if you understand the specs and are a bit of a PC gamer.
This Is Where The Xbox Two & PS5 Come In
Due to the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One haven't exactly captivated the gaming community, with their slow release of good games and lacking performance, fans have already thought about what's coming next. Will the pressure from the gaming community force Microsoft and Sony to ponder a new console already? Or have they got another 8 year cycle in mind? We're not sure these consoles have the capabilities to keep up with how quickly the industry is evolving and how fast technology advances.
All of this makes it seem more likely that the PS5 and Xbox Two are already being considered. As we know, the PS4 is dominating sales this time around, with Xbox suffering from performance issues and lack of exclusives (also, I feel like the design of the console is fairly unappealing). Microsoft have to make some massive changes with their next console, but how long will that take?
When Could We See A Release Date?
Who knows?! Playstation and Microsoft are only getting started with good exclusives and their sales are constantly rising as players make the move from old hardware to the bright future. We feel like these two consoles will be sticking around for at least 6 years in total. The 8 year stretch we had last time would be a bad move. The performance of the consoles is already limited. Imagine what it'd be like in 2021! But where do you stand on the PS4 and Xbox One? Are you already dreaming of the Xbox Two And PS5?