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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what’s the best deal for the holiday season. Between the two game console makers you get four options – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Choosing amid them will depend on some factors we’ll evaluate here based on which you can make up your mind.

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Amazon’s PS5 preorders could be delayed past release day

Amazon’s PS5 preorders could be delayed past release day

Earlier this week, Sony unveiled the prices for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console with preorders going live soon after. Many consumers found the price agreeable and were quick to preorder the console, but now there's some bad news to go alongside them: delays. Amazon has fired off an email to many customers who preordered the next-generation console through its platform, warning that shipments may be delayed beyond the console's release date.

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Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed precisely when Xbox Series X pre-orders will be opening. The date and time to remember is September 22nd at 8AM PDT/11AM EDT, and those looking to order either an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S will definitely want to write that down, because we're guessing that pre-orders will sell out quickly. Microsoft has also shared a comprehensive list of retailers that will be offering Xbox Series X/S pre-orders, covering a number of regions around the world.

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PlayStation 5 backward compatibility isn’t good news for fans of older games

PlayStation 5 backward compatibility isn’t good news for fans of older games

Throughout Sony's marketing push for the PlayStation 5, one big question mark has been backward compatibility. Microsoft has made a big deal of backward compatibility in this generation and will continue that focus in the next, promising that all games which are currently playable on Xbox One will be playable on Xbox Series X as well. While Sony has indicated that many PlayStation 4 games will be playable on PlayStation 5, it's been somewhat vague about its plans for older consoles.

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Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Ever since Microsoft announced pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, we've known that the company is planning to open up pre-orders for both consoles on September 22nd. If the PlayStation 5 has taught us anything, it's that precise timing will likely be crucial for those who want to secure an Xbox Series X/S pre-order as soon as possible. Microsoft has now confirmed when pre-orders will open up on September 22nd, so get ready to set your alarms and mark your calendars.

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Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Yesterday, Sony revealed pricing and release date information for the PlayStation 5, and with that announcement, a number of different retailers either opened up pre-orders or announced when customers would be able to place one. Walmart was one of those retailers, confirming that gamers would be able to pre-order a PlayStation 5 in-store beginning on September 22nd. Today, however, Walmart has walked back that announcement, saying that it won't be offering in-store pre-orders at all.

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Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

If you're an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you'll find a set of three games available to play for free this weekend. Starting today, September 17, through Sunday September 20th, you'll have access to the games Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves. These games will have discounted prices for purchase during the event, too.

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Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Bandai Namco revealed the return of one of the strangest and most addictive games of all time this week with Katamari Damacy REROLL. This game will be released for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One this year, laughing in the face of the masses scrambling to release games for the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Nintendo pulls the plug on 3DS production

Nintendo pulls the plug on 3DS production

After a long run, it looks like the end has arrived for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has officially discontinued the dedicated handheld, which means that it will no longer be producing new machines. With the death of the 3DS, the Switch is officially now Nintendo's sole focus and only console offering.

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PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy a PS5 will get a big exclusive treat

PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy a PS5 will get a big exclusive treat

Sony held a PS5 game teaser today, showing off the major titles that will soon be available on the PlayStation 5 console, as well as some of the more minor games in the pipeline like Five Nights at Freddy's. Coming alongside the gameplay previews was official pricing information for the two PS5 consoles, as well as the very brief mention of a perk that will be made exclusively available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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PlayStation 5 price and release date revealed

PlayStation 5 price and release date revealed

When Sony announced today's PlayStation 5 Showcase, many of us were hopeful that we'd finally get some confirmation about the console's pricing and release date. After all, Microsoft revealed the release date and pricing information for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S earlier this month, putting the ball firmly in Sony's court. As expected, Sony delivered, today telling us how much the PlayStation 5 will cost and when we'll be able to buy one.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War PS5 teaser includes surprise for PS4 owners

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War PS5 teaser includes surprise for PS4 owners

During its game presentation this afternoon, Sony has taken the wraps off a number of games that will be available on its upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console, one of which is the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise -- Black Ops: Cold War. In addition to previewing the action, the team behind the game teased details about zombies and a special treat for PS4 owners.

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