Xbox Series X release date confirmed for Thanksgiving 2020

  • Xbox Series X release date confirmed for Thanksgiving 2020

Xbox Series X release date confirmed for Thanksgiving 2020

The PS5 specs were officially revealed by Sony yesterday in a presentation by its lead system architect, Mark Cerny.

Microsoft said that the Xbox Series X is the "most powerful" console ever made earlier this week, and Sony will undoubtedly have something to say on that front.

Why would Microsoft pick Turkey Day to release a console?

The PS5 will be capable of 10.28 TFLOPS, powered by a GPU with 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz.

The console will have 12 teraflops of processing power through its eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor, as well as a 1 terabyte solid-state drive for storage, with the option to increase the available storage by another 1 terabyte through a proprietary "X Storage Expansion Card", as well as an external hard drive via USB. The PS5 will still support discs, since there is a Blu-ray drive.

The presentation was long - nearly an hour, in fact - and full of technical jargon aimed squarely at developers, so it wasn't quite the glossy reveal we were all hoping for. For a deeper dive into the technicalities, head on over to Digital Foundry.

Update: Microsoft has quickly responded to the Xbox Series X release date news with a swift that's not true approach.

While on Twitter DF's John Linneman posted: "The craziest thing about PS5 is the speed of the SSD".

We wouldn't be surprised if the Xbox Series X launches on or around Thanksgiving this year.

Lineeman then added: "I'm genuinely excited by the fact that PS5 and Series X are rather different machines with their own unique strengths".

"The two machines appear to differ more than PS4 and Xbox One. Should be an interesting generation".