July 6, 2022

Sony Backtracks its “World’s Fastest Console” Claim

The marketplace for “world’s fastest/most powerful console” seems like an eternal case of one-upmanship, doesn’t it? You’ll all remember the hype that Microsoft had around the launch of the Xbox One X and how it’ll be “the most powerful console ever”. I mean, it’s true, but still.

Recently, Sony tried to make a similar claim with their still yet to be revealed PlayStation 5. Initially, Sony had declared the console to be the “world’s fastest” in a job listing. However, since then, all mention of this claim seems to have been erased.

The job listing in question was for a Senior Cloud Engineering Manager. The listing had originally stated that the successful applicant would be “one of the leaders of an elite team that is super excited to launch the upcoming world’s fastest console (PS5) in 2020”.

The listing has since been revised. The role will involve “managing distributed systems that are powering 100+ million PS4 consoles that deliver immersive gaming experiences”, the new listing simply states.

Neither the PS5 or Microsoft’s Project Scarlett have much concrete information to go on. Sony likely felt like they would not necessarily be able to back up these claims at such an early stage. Especially due to Sony’s claims already circling in the news. Microsoft might lead the way with the next generation of consoles, after all.

Time will tell what the future generation of gaming looks like.

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