Year of the gaming console war

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Microsoft gave an early look at its new Xbox Series X last December while there have been no official reveals about how Sony's Playstation 5 looks like yet. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM CNET/YOUTUBE
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A global battle for money and attention is shaping up between gaming's biggest players - ushering in what many have dubbed as this generation's console war.

Microsoft and Sony - two of the biggest video game console makers - are expected to officially unveil their new flagship consoles in the coming months ahead of the end-of-year holiday season when both will be released.

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