How to extend the life of your PS4 and Xbox One – CNET

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Seven years is a long time in the tech world. You probably wouldn’t keep the same phone for seven years, or the same laptop. But if you bought a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 in 2013, when those consoles originally went on sale, it’ll be seven years old later this year. 

That’s also when the next-generation consoles — the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 — are launching (plus there are already rumors of new Nintendo Switch hardware). With prices expected to be around $400 to $600 and with potentially limited availability due to coronavirus supply chain disruptions, there are more than a few reasons to hold off on being an early adopter. That said, the PS5 is getting a digital-only edition, which removes the optical drive. That should cut down on cost and remove a mechanically complex component, and the Xbox Series X may be getting a less expensive variation as well

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