One place I think you're dead wrong Mike is when it comes to backward compatibility. I would be incredibly surprised if the PS5 doesn't use an X86 architecture. Sony's Playstation 4 is a custom SFF PC. There's no reason to change the recipe now.
Darn, I wasn't finished. Sony has destroyed Microsoft this round, similar to what MS did to Sony the last generation. The thing here that most people forget or ignore is that Sony has Japan's backing, meaning they have access to series and titles that MS will never have.
That has cost MS big time. Most of that has been Japanese companies/developers refusing to support the Xbox, while others has been MS's ignorance and neglect towards niche and indie games. Now they're playing catch-up, way too late in the game. The Scorpio will eat every console on the market alive, but with no games, it's a useless but fantastic piece of tech.
Yet at the same time, you're also forgetting that the PS4 Pro came out as Sony was afraid that gamers would live the platform and migrate to the Pc. Why do you think they're grabbing exclusive deal after another, keeping content exclusively on the PS4? This isn't just to combat the Xbox brand but also PC. Gamers go where the content is and if you hold it ransom, they're going to come with or without a choice.
This story assumes that the games on the PS4 is better than the XBOX ONe .. that depends on what you like to play ..Like Gears of war vs Uncharted.. Sounds like the polling they did on the elections this pass year .. (and got it all wrong)
So now, suddenly, the most powerful console isn't a factor anymore. It sure was when Sony and their fans, were touting their specs v.s the XB1...I don't think you can put the toothpaste back in the tube, no matter how you slant it. Power matters, always has in any console generation.
So many Xbox fans are upset.
Anyway down to the point he was making the PS4 has to many fans to let a slightly more powerful console over throw it.
Plus we all know the scorpio is going to be overpriced but yet the PS4 pro released at the same price of the original, well thank you very much Xbox fans we owe it all to the never ending failure of the Xbox one that the dynamic 4k was achieved at such a price.