WATCH — PS5 vs. Xbox Series X. Do you need the latest gaming console?

Elijah Sandiford
Story by Elijah Sandiford • CBC Kids News • Published 2020-09-24 11:16

Expert advice on when to buy the latest gaming gadget

It’s going to be a busy fall for gamers.

Both PlayStation and Microsoft are releasing brand new consoles — the PS5 and Xbox Series X — in November.

But the price tag isn’t cheap. Especially if you have to save up your allowance to get one.

That got me wondering: Are new consoles worth the money?

(Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft, design by Philip Street/CBC)

When Kristopher Alexander was 14 years old, he had three jobs to help him stay on top of the latest gaming gear.

Now, he’s an assistant professor at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media in Toronto, where he researches video games.

Watch the video to find out what he has to say about whether or not you need to cop the latest and greatest gaming tech.

Answered in this video:


TOP IMAGE CREDIT: (Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft, design by Philip Street/CBC)

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Elijah Sandiford
Elijah Sandiford
CBC Kids News Contributor
You might know him as Agent Ocean on PBS’s Odd Squad or Prince Francisco in the Bruno and Boots series “This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall.” Fifteen-year-old Elijah Sandiford also has a huge passion for pop-culture, sports and content creation. After losing his father at a young age, he decided to make the most of life. His message for Canadian kids, “Dream bigger, dream brighter no matter your circumstance. The hard work you put in will take you on an exciting journey.”

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