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With PlayStation 5 launch, Sony needs a high score

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I'll be waiting for the slim version.

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Where's Sony and streaming? Should invest there.. there were rumors of collaboration with MS Azure at some point which never made sense given their consoles rival.

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You know what the decisive question always is and will be. But can it run Doom? lol

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I'm gonna buy this because of the new Harry Potter game.

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What the article didn't specify is that Microsoft now owns 24 game studios, almost double Sony's 14 studios

Where's Sony and streaming? Should invest there.. there were rumors of collaboration with MS Azure at some point which never made sense given their consoles rival.

Sony's streaming is PS Now (2.2 million subscribers), but it's not as good as Xbox Game Pass (15 million subscribers)

There is Sony collaboration with MS Azure, but it's on the back-end servers (essentially PS5's net servers are now running on MS Azure). It makes sense for Sony since MS Azure is more experienced with gaming than the Amazon AWS they previously used. It makes sense for MS because they earn more income regardless (essentially Sony's PS success feeds MS' growing warchest)

You know what the decisive question always is and will be. But can it run Doom? lol

It used to be "But can it run Crysis?" (but nowadays even the new Crysis is no big deal)

Now it's "But can it run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?" (even the RTX 2080Ti struggles getting it to 60 fps in 1080p Ultra settings)

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@lostrune2 kid. psnow isn't a streaming service. it's a cloud service which works in collaboration with microsoft Azure. it's like the xcloud service of microsoft. the streaming service of playstation is ps+(psplus) which has 52 million subscribers and it's run entirely by sony. don't underestimate Sony. Sony's got a lot of streaming services like funimation sonyliv(very popular OTT in my home country-INDIA) and ps+ for games. game pass's subscribers count is still a lot inferior to ps+.

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@lostrune2 kid. psnow isn't a streaming service. it's a cloud service which works in collaboration with microsoft Azure. it's like the xcloud service of microsoft. the streaming service of playstation is ps+(psplus) which has 52 million subscribers and it's run entirely by sony

No, that is wrong. As a subscriber to both, I can say:

PS Now is a streaming service (and xCloud is a streaming service too - in fact, the official name of xCloud is "Xbox Game Streaming"). PS Now streams ya PS1/PS2/PS3/PS4 games so ya can play them straight off the servers.

PS Plus is the equivalent of Xbox Live Gold (it's mainly used to play online multiplayer) - it's not a streaming service. It doesn't stream ya games - ya have to download the free games before ya can play them.

"PlayStation Plus vs. PlayStation Now: What is the Difference?"

https://www.gameskinny.com/bp6ff/playstation-plus-vs-playstation-now-what-is-the-difference

PlayStation Now is a subscription-based game streaming service that can be best described as the video-game version of Netflix.

PlayStation Plus is Sony's response to Microsoft's Xbox Live; it has discounts and a number of free games each month for PS Plus users. PlayStation online multiplayer requires a subscription to PlayStation Plus.

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