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Next-Gen Consoles  Listed on Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2020

Next-Gen Consoles Listed on Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2020 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 November 2020 / 1,184 Views

Time Magazine has released its list of "The Best Inventions of 2020" and the recently released next-generation consoles have made the cut. 

The magazine called the PlayStation 5 a "gaming revolution" and Time's Matthew Gault says "Sony’s new gaming console is all about small advancements that combine to create a revolutionary experience."

"At more than a foot tall and weighing in at just under 10 lb., the PlayStation 5 is among the largest video-game consoles ever made—Sony needed the room to support visually spectacular titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Games load almost instantaneously, thanks to a solid-state hard drive.

"The graphics processor is almost 10 times faster than that of the PS4, which allows for beautiful visuals, and a new controller is full of haptic feedback sensors that add a new dimension to play. When a character walks on sand, players feel the grit in the controller; when Spider-Man grips a subway car, players feel the train’s rumble. Add it up, and it just may be the most powerful video-game console we’ve ever seen."

The Xbox Series S is called "a big upgrade for gamers" by Time Magazine and Gaults says "The tech giant’s new video console is more than just a next-gen gaming device—it’s the basis for what could become the Netflix of video games.

"The Series S’s secret weapon is Game Pass: a subscription service where new hits like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Halo Infinite will appear the same day as their traditional release. And those games will look even sharper—the Series S ($299) can run high-resolution games at 120 frames per second, a 100% increase over its predecessor, the Xbox One. What’s more, because there is no disc drive, the Series S operates almost silently, making it all the easier to concentrate on the action."

The Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5 are available now worldwide.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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160rmf (on 20 November 2020)

Just another piece of gaming article filled with sensationalist crap to draw attention. *Roll eyes*

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noemie75 (on 19 November 2020)

No !! This is not an invention. It's the same with better specs !! Will Time Magazine hire Patcher next ???!!

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Ronaldoxp7 (on 19 November 2020)

A invenção do ano é a vacina contra o Coronavírus.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 21 November 2020)

praise the new console gen! lol!

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Slownenberg (on 20 November 2020)

omg why haha. Apparently faster load times = great invention haha. It's not even an invention, its just updated versions of the same systems that have been around for 20 years haha. Wii motion controls, Kinect, DS dual screen gaming, maybe even Switch's hybrid nature - that's the kind of stuff that should get such a mention in the past, not "hey its a typical next gen upgrade, what a great invention" haha.

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abdulhade (on 20 November 2020)

It's no makes sense at all! Oh great, I'll put all the best components of a real PC already has and exclusively to play games. Why this company still buying for put lies in these magazines WTF!

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