TCL reveals new Xbox Series S|X and PS5 Pro details with 2023/2024 slated releases
TCL has raised eyebrows during the launch of new TVs by discussing a timeline of games consoles spanning 2013-2023/2024. As the image below shows, TCL started with Gen 8.0, consisting of the PS4 and Xbox One, which could output at 1080p/30 FPS. From there, the company lists Gen 8.5, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, as being capable of playing gamines at 4K/30 FPS and rendering content at 1080p/30 FPS.
Moreover, TCL describes the PS5 and Xbox Series S|X as being equivalent to the Radeon RX 6700 XT, presumably in terms of theoretical performance (TOPS), which manage 4K/120 FPS depending on the game and image quality settings. Ultimately, Gen 9.0 consoles are from meeting Sony's '8K capable' claims. Surprisingly, TCL openly discusses 'Gen 9.5', referred to as the 'New Xbox Series S/X' and the 'PS5 Pro'. Linked to 2023 or 2024 releases, TCL claims that these consoles will be capable of rendering at 4K/120 FPS and outputting at 8K/120 FPS.
Furthermore, TCL believes that Gen 9.5 consoles will compete with the RX 7700XT, a graphics card that AMD is expected to release later this year. While VideoCardz has earmarked this as a 'rumour', The Verge's Tom Warren has dismissed the presentation. Writing on Twitter, Warren thinks that TCL is 'just guessing', adding that there is 'nothing to see here'. As it stands, it remains to be seen whether TCL has a deeper insight into Microsoft and Sony's plans for the next year or two, although we would be surprised if either party would allow TCL to be as open as it is about Gen 9.5 consoles.