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With the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S now a week young, it feels a little like a transitional, housekeeping week for next-gen console players before the next big thing shows up (we’re looking at you, Cyberpunk 2077). Some lucky players who beat the pre-order rush are just getting started on breaking in their new machines. But we’re still in that early period when demand is high and supply is tight, which means there’s going to be a gap between next-gen and current-gen players, at least for a little while, when it comes to consensus talk about the latest and greatest next-gen games.
It’s probably par for the course though, as more and more players take advantage of the holiday season to find the right moment to make the next-gen jump. Expect the weeks between now and Christmas to be filled with all kinds of generation-spanning craziness in the world of PlayStation and Xbox — and leave it to Nintendo to forge ahead at its own independent pace, calmly building out its Switch ecosystem while its console competition goes through the growing pains of making sure everyone who wants one has a new machine to play on.
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