We’re less than two months away from the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S being on store shelves and in fans’ homes around the world. Touting 4K visuals, loading time magic thanks to SSDs, and up to 120FPS experiences, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are some of the most sought-after gadgets players can get their hands on this holiday season. But what if you’ve missed out on that first round of pre-orders for your choice of next-gen system? Fear not, it’s not all doom and gloom, as we go over some of the positives to not getting a PS5 or Xbox Series X pre-order.
There Aren’t a Ton of Games You Can’t Play on Your Current System
Let’s start with the most significant reason for picking up a next-gen console — the games. At this moment in time, there’s not a whole lot that’s exclusive to either the PS5 or Xbox Series X on release date, let alone in the months that follow.
Sure PS5 players may be enjoying Sackboy and Demon’s Souls on day-one, but that’s about it, so if souls-like games aren’t your jam, there’s little reason for all that FOMO. Even Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to the PS4, and other third-party blockbusters set for this holiday season like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Black Ops: Cold War, Watch Dogs Legion, and FIFA 21 are releasing for both PS4 and Xbox One, too.
When looking at the Xbox Series X launch line-up, there are even fewer exclusives that you can’t play elsewhere. Gears Tactics has been out on PC for months now and is included in Game Pass Ultimate / Game Pass for PC subscriptions.
While the games will certainly look and play better on a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, you won’t be missing out on a whole lot for the first few months that the consoles are out. Yes, it’s nice to be part of the hubbub on release date, but it’s not the end of the world if you’re not.