Next-Gen Console Watch: How Powerful PS5, Xbox Series X May Be
Other / 7. 2. 2020

With both the Xbox Series X and PS5 set for launches this holiday season, IGN is proud to introduce Next-Gen Console Watch 2020, a new weekly show breaking down the latest next-gen news and rumors with expert analysis, viewer polling, and much more. This week’s episode focuses on how powerful the PS5 and Series X may be given recent reports. Watch the video below to check out the full episodes, and check out the galleries further down for our look at the power levels of past generations of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. While these levels don’t tell us everything about the power of each console, it does give us a rough idea of how power levels have increased from one generation to the next. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/07/next-gen-console-watch-how-powerful-ps5-xbox-series-x-may-be”] This week’s episode of Next-Gen Console Watch 2020 opens up with a discussion of EA executives recently discussing that Xbox Series X and PS5 will be “substantially greater” in power than this generation. Following that, we break down PlayStation’s new PS5 website and what it does and doesn’t tell us about the console. We also take a look at recent statements made by Sony executives about PS5’s price and how it will compete in the industry….

Miyamoto: There Is a ‘Limit’ to How Hardware Grows Nintendo’s Brand
Other / 7. 2. 2020

In a call with investors for the most recent financial quarter, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said that in the era of IP, Nintendo has to consider ways to grow the Nintendo brand beyond the hardware race with Sony and Microsoft. During a Q&A with investors to discuss Nintendo’s Q3 2020 performance, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about Nintendo’s plan to develop its intellectual property (IP) and how Nintendo will increase its reach in a competitive “IP-based content industry.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=2020-platform-exclusives&captions=true”] Miyamoto agreed with the IP-focused nature of the industry saying, “Nintendo has long been thought of as part of a race to produce the video game hardware. Lately, I feel like that conversation about competition between Nintendo and other game companies is happening less and less.” Miyamoto reaffirmed that “Only Nintendo developers can use the character of Mario as we feel best… and we have closely guarded our rights so that we don’t lose that freedom in developing our games.” But Miyamoto also discussed the benefits of expanding into other mediums like theme parks, animated movies, and mobile phones. “[T]here is a limit to how many consumers will be able to engage with…