Do the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch lineups matter? It's the Eurogamer next-gen news cast!

Smoke signals.

The next-gen consoles are out! The Xbox Series X and S came out on Tuesday, 10th November, and the PlayStation 5 launched in the US and Japan on Thursday, 12th November. Sony's machine doesn't launch on our shores until Thursday 19th November, but the floodgates are very much open.

Now the world has its grubby mitts on the new consoles, those grubby mitts are doing... interesting things. One of the weirder next-gen stories this week ended up with Microsoft having to tell people not to vape into their Xbox Series X. 2020, it seems, still has a few surprises up its sleeve.

So! Join Eurogamer reporter Emma Kent, news editor Tom Phillips and me to discuss how the Xbox smoke story billowed out of control, why Sony's decision not to let you shift PS5 games off its SSD feels misguided, and what a console launch looks like during a pandemic, after Emma visited a GAME store for a spot of click-and-collect.

Oh, and we answer the burning question: do the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch lineups matter? Now that's a hot topic.

Do the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch lineups matter?

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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