The last generation was unique, as both Microsoft and Sony updated their respective consoles roughly mid-gen with the release of the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, both of which were considerably more powerful than the standard editions.
Whether this will happen this generation as well remains to be seen, though many experts (including Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick) strongly believe that these hardware upgrades will come eventually. But many players believe that the generation has only just begun, as the pandemic hurt the first two years in several ways, with very few releases and many of them not as impressive as they should be, being cross-generational.
When Bloomberg asked the head of Xbox, Phil SpencerIn this regard, he explained that more powerful hardware is not something that users are asking for right now, and that Microsoft is happy with Xbox Series X:
“That’s not the feedback we’re getting right now. Right now, we’re pretty happy with the hardware we have.”
This does not mean that we will not receive other types of hardware updates, since during the Xbox Games Showcase two days ago a black Xbox Series S with double the storage of the normal white version was announced.
How about? Would you buy a more powerful Xbox Series X revision?