Xbox 2023 console
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Sony and Microsoft are gearing up to launch upgraded versions of their flagship games consoles next year, one TV manufacturer has predicted. Chinese tech giant TCL Technology – best known for its affordable TVs – reckons we'll see the PS5 Pro and a new Xbox Series X launch in either 2023 or 2024, with specs including native 8K support and 120Hz refresh rates.
TCL made the prediction at a conference, as first reported by Tom Henderson (via GamesRadar (opens in new tab)).
Native 8K gaming would make for sharper visuals, while 120Hz would mean less blur during fast-moving gameplay. TCL Technology also believes the consoles will boast an enhanced GPU for more powerful graphics.
Both consoles have been rumoured before, and it's also not the first time 2023 has been mentioned. But a public pronouncement from such a huge tech firm as TCL certainly lends the rumour credence.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X went on sale at the end of 2020. Despite being on sale for 18 months, both consoles have been hard to find, with chip shortages causing supply issues all around the world. The situation is now easing for the Xbox Series X, though Sony's PS5 is still in short supply at most retailers.
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Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.
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