Yesterday the Microsoft gave us the official release date for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, with then Ubisoft responding by brining their upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla release date forward to the 10th of November to coincide with the release.
This is fantastic news for Assassins Creed fans, as it means you will get the game a whole week earlier than originally expected. However, this news is only great for those Assassins Creed fans who intended to purchase an Xbox or play the game on PC.
The reason for this is because Sony is yet to confirm its upcoming PlayStation 5’s release date and if the PS5 was to drop later than the Xbox Series X, some Assassins Creed fans might choose to purchase the Xbox over the PlayStation over waiting for Sony.
In 2013 it was Sony who beat Microsoft by a week in November when it came to releasing its console and we noticed how well Sony did in sales within that opening week. Furthermore, the two consoles are going to be significantly more expensive than the previous generation, which means many can’t afford to purchase both immediately.
Retailer giant Amazon has given us a hint for the upcoming PlayStation 5’s release date, with PS5 wall-mounts being available on the 19th of November. Now, why would you need a wall-mount for a console that hasn’t been released yet? Well, you probably don’t, which indicates that the console should on theory, be available around that time too.
Personally, the release of Assassins Creed: Unity was what caused me to buy my Xbox One over the PS4, as there was an Assassins Ceed-Xbox deal at the time. So, if the PlayStation 5 was to be released 9 days later, the other 10 million fans who purchased the 2018 Assassins Creed: Odyssey, may also choose to sway towards the Xbox Series X and S consoles.