So the latest update is that both Sony and Microsoft will unveil their new machines in only two months time .
Reports have varied, but it seems that Sony isn't interested in giving Microsoft a head-start this time around and at this rate, there's every chance that both consoles will release close to one another. Or at least, closer than before.
The PS2 and Xbox were a year apart and so were the PS3 and 360; could we finally be looking at a launch showdown to kick off the new generation? And if so, who would have the edge? Let's say both consoles have about the same price and similar hardware statistics; perhaps that would simply continue the current trend, which involves Microsoft dominating domestically and Sony rising in other regions, especially Europe and Japan. Then again, if we're looking at significant statistic and cost discrepancies, momentum could adjust accordingly.
And if they both happened to arrive for this year's holiday rush, can you imagine the headlines and corresponding community fallout? Forums would explode; it'd be a resurrection of the old-school console wars complete with total adolescent inanity and hostility from both sides. I wish that wouldn't happen but it's probably inevitable. So what do you think will happen if Sony and Microsoft release their new consoles within a month of each other, or something like that? Which company would have the edge?