Xbox then responded on Twitter, showing a slightly more simple process for Xbox Series X – you just turn the console on its side:
How to switch the Xbox Series X from vertical to horizontal pic.twitter.com/efnCoBPWTW
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) October 7, 2020
The tweet harks back to a similar moment before the launch of PS4 and Xbox One. After Xbox revealed that, initially, it would potentially support players paying a licensing fee to activate used games, Sony produced a joking guide to sharing used games on PS4 – which amounted to handing someone else your old game. You can watch the video below:Today’s tweet doesn’t mark the first time Xbox has called out Sony ahead of the next generation of consoles – previously it made a point of pointing out the chaos around PS5 preorders, saying its process would be more transparent. Unfortunately, other problems conspired to make Xbox preorders a mess in their own right.
PS5 will cost US$499 / £449 / AU$750 for the full edition, and US$399 / £359 / AU$600 for the digital edition. It will arrive on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and November 19 in all other territories.