PlayStation Or Xbox? Valve Boss Gabe Newell Reveals His Choice

The gaming billionaire reveals which console he would pick this holiday.


The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles are launching this holiday, and many might be wondering which one to buy. Valve boss Gabe Newell has now chimed in with his own thoughts on the matter. If he had to choose (which he doesn't because he is a billionaire), Newell would go with the Xbox Series X, he said on a recent TV show in New Zealand.

"I don't have a stake in that race. Obviously we do most of our development on personal computers. But of the two, I would definitely go with an Xbox," Newell told The Project. He did not elaborate on why he thinks Xbox is better than PlayStation, however.

You can watch the clip below. Newell initially came to New Zealand in early 2020 for a 10-day vacation, but he became stuck in the country due to the global pandemic. As a thank you for the kindness and generosity of the people of New Zealand, Newell is paying for a giant party in Auckland called "We Love Aotearoa," which is to be held on August 15.

For more on how the PS5 and Xbox Series X stack up against each other, you can check out GameSpot's comparison feature. It covers the technical specs of each system and more.

Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will release this holiday, but neither Sony nor Microsoft have announced launch specifics like a release date or price for their system. Microsoft is rumored to launch their console in November, which makes sense because that's when every major new Xbox console in history has been released. Amazon recently launched a landing page for the PS5, suggesting a price and a release date may be unveiled soon.

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