AMD recently showed a render of the Xbox Series X at a press conference during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but they accidentally caused huge confusion. AMD’s render of the Xbox Series X showed the whole console, arse end and all, but it was a fake render.
AMD was apparently unaware of the keen interest that gamers have in the upcoming console generation’s rear ends, and by showing it caused the press and fans alike to examine the back closely, specifically the ports. Sony is yet to reveal what the PlayStation 5 looks like, but when Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X last month they chose to not show the front.
Tom Warren of The Verge noted the console had am ethernet port, 2 USB-Cs, and 2 HDMI ports. But AMD has since released a statement that their render was not only not of the genuine console, but also that it does not accurately reflect the hardware.
“The Xbox Series X imagery used during the AMD CES press conference was not sourced from Microsoft and does not accurately represent the design or features of the upcoming console. They were taken from TurboSquid.com.”
Arguably most puzzling is that AMD is teamed up with Microsoft for the Xbox Series X, and surely should be able to get a render put together of the console.
The next generation of gaming consoles all launch this year and it has sent fans into hyperdrive, leaks, and rumors are pouring out all over the place; just yesterday we saw some new leaked photos of the PlayStation 5 dev kit. Analysts actually predict that the Nintendo Switch will outsell both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2020, this is likely because late adopters of the consoles already have them, but late adopters of the Nintendo Switch are yet to pick it up, judging from sales stats from statista.