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New PS5 and Xbox Series X details revealed at CES

Some interesting PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X details have emerged from CES 2020, sort of.

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Some interesting new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X details have emerged from CES 2020, sort of.

We rarely report idle speculation or rumours about the next generation of video game consoles. However, two nuggets of information came out of CES yesterday that are interesting for what they did and didn’t confirm.

Here’s the PlayStation 5 logo

First up, the PlayStation 5 now has an official logo. And it’s very much like the PlayStation 4 logo. The new ident was unveiled at Sony’s CES 2020 press conference, at which the company also revealed that the PS4 has now sold over 104 million units and that PS Plus has reached 38.8 million paid members. PSVR has also been a reasonable success, selling more than five million units since its release in 2016. Sony revealed no other PlayStation 5 details during the event.

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The Xbox Series X has some ports, maybe

OMG, the Xbox Series X has ports, and more than one, or maybe even none? AMD’s CES 2020 sizzle reel – which highlights the company’s role as a chipmaker for the Xbox Series X – features a front and back view of Microsoft’s upcoming console. The video, when examined closely, reveals that the Xbox Series X has two HDMI ports and two USB-C ports.

Or does it?

Following news reports of the, erm, ports, AMD and Microsoft issued a statement saying “The Xbox Series X imagery used during the AMD CES press conference was not sourced from Microsoft and does not accurately represent the design or features of the upcoming console,” and that “They were taken from TurboSquid.com.”

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TurboSquid is a marketplace for 3D models often used by leading brands for promotional purposes. The HDMI and USB-C ports on display in this particular console render are most likely to be a educated guess by its artist.

Xbox Series X HDMI ports

The use of the image certainly proved to be a careless and embarrassing decision by AMD. It also demonstrates how hungry players are for more information on Microsoft’s next console, with social media quickly becoming awash with comment, speculation, excitement and despair. It’s amazing what a pair of HDMI ports can do.


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