Microsoft has already announced that it has started to work on the next Xbox and PlayStation 5 has been in the news for past few months thanks to rumors and leaks. However, according to GameSpot, the transition to next-gen is always big and the next Xbox and PlayStation 5 would cause a “feeding frenzy”.
Speaking with Gamespot, GameStop merchandising boss Eric Bright noted that the launch of the new console is always a tremendous time for the organization and noted that the launch of Nintendo Switch was a huge success for GameStop as they “were selling more” than they could get in.
When is always the big question. Phil Spencer announced they are working on a new Xbox, which I think everybody expects. When, I don’t know. I honestly don’t. But like every hardware transition that occurs–and GameStop has gone through many of them in the past–it’s a tremendous time for us.
According to Bright, the launch of PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox will cause a similar reaction and expects a feeding frenzy with the launch of the next-gen consoles.
It’s going to be a feeding frenzy that I expect to drive tremendous traffic into our stores. And we’ll attach better than anybody else accessories, software to that.
Speaking of the Xbox, Microsoft has confirmed that it no longer intends to bring VR support to Xbox One. Microsoft’s chief of marketing Mike Nichols confirmed this in a recent interview and added that PC is “the best platform for more immersive VR and MR”.
As for PlayStation 5, as we mentioned earlier Sony hasn’t announced it but it has been in the news thanks to rumors and leaks. According to a recent rumor, AMD’s Navi architecture is exclusively designed for PS5.
Also, seems that the next PlayStation will be using the Ryzen processor. Sony’s compiler expert Simon Pilgrim is apparently working on AMD Ryzen “znver1” microarchitecture support and interestingly no Sony product uses the Ryzen CPU which indicates that PlayStation 5 will make use of the Ryzen CPU.