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Sony revealed the price and release date for the PlayStation 5 on Wednesday, and the company’s most loyal customers used it as an opportunity to mock the upcoming Xbox Series X on social media.

This next-gen console war seems to be just as ridiculous as the last one between Sony and Microsoft.

The PlayStation 5 has two editions, one with a disc reader and one that is digital-only, meaning it only allows games to be downloaded rather than purchased in physical form. The regular version will cost $499.99 at launch, and the digital version will cost $399.99. Both editions will be available in stores on Nov. 12 in the U.S.

Those figures are very similar to what Microsoft is putting forward with the Xbox Series X, which will cost $499 and come out two days earlier, on Nov. 10. Microsoft also has a far less powerful Series S that will cost $299.

PlayStation users who had been concerned Xbox would would have them beat on price are doing a celebratory lap. Xbox users, meanwhile, are gloating about getting their machines two days earlier. And the level-headed in the gaming world just want everyone to be happy and nice to one another.

MORE: A complete guide to what the PlayStation 5 will offer

Here are some of the pro-PS5 memes posted to Twitter on Wednesday, including one referencing the coffin dancers from Ghana (original video of those guys included below as well):

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Where the Playoff Contenders Stand After the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Las Vegas

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Where the Playoff Contenders Stand After the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Las Vegas

The Southern Point 400 in Las Vegas kicked off the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Kurt Busch sealed his own slot in the Playoffs when he won the race.

However, younger brother Kyle Busch is still searching for his first win of the season. Out of the Top-12, Busch Jr. is one of four drivers who are yet to win a race.

In a playoff sense, a win in the next two races guarantees qualification into the next round of the Playoffs. Without the win, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, and Austin Dillon are in danger.

Next weekend’s race at Talladega will be highly important, as Busch is nine points away from the cut-off line. Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin sit at the top of the points standings, 61 and 58 points above the cutoff, respectively.

Admittedly, if Busch wants to enter the next round, he needs to win or outscore Bowyer, Almirola, Dillon, Bowman, and Chase Elliott. At the same time, Kyle Busch will be keen to register his maiden win of the season.

As the defending champion, this is a matter of personal pride for the 35-year-old.

Can Kyle Busch make it into the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs?

Admittedly, the #18 Joe Gibbs driver has the capability to make it into the Playoffs. Even better than that, his car is perfectly capable of winning races in the 2020 Cup Series season. In what can only be described as rotten luck or shenanigans, the 35-year-old has consistently missed out.

In Sunday’s race, he found himself starting on 2nd on the grid behind Kevin Harvick. This was his best chance of finally breaking the jinx, but he eventually lost out and finished 6th.

Sep 27, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads driver Kevin Harvick (4) and a group during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Of course, his encounter with Joey Logano (again) did not help matters either, as it compromised his race. At this rate, Busch would probably need a restraining order slapped against Logano, as he has interfered with him on multiple occasions.

The #22 driver annoyed Kyle Busch so much that he declared that he was ‘nobody’s friend for a reason’. Hopefully, for Kyle’s sake, the next two races work in his favor and he enters the next playoff round. If he can do it with a win, he will only be too happy to claim it.

ALSO READ- WATCH: Drama Between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano Continues as They Make Contact at Las Vegas

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Tom Brady has Buccaneers in Top 10

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The clash between the last two league MVPs — and two of the top three teams in The Post’s weekly NFL Power Rankings — turned out to be a one-sided affirmation of the defending Super Bowl champions.

Patrick Mahomes and the top-ranked Kansas City Chiefs outclassed Lamar Jackson and the No. 3 Baltimore Ravens on the road Monday night, further cementing their early place atop the list for a third straight week.

Our Top 10 also added two new teams this week, unbeaten Tennessee and the Tampa Bay Bradys, who have won two in a row following a Week 1 defeat.

1. Kansas City Chiefs, 3-0 (Last week: 1)

Mahomes zipped the ball around for 385 passing yards — with TD tosses to four different receivers — to become the fastest player in NFL history to 10,000 passing yards (34 games). The underrated KC defense also held Jackson under 100 passing yards (a career-low 97) and to one offensive touchdown. Next: Sunday vs. New England.

2. Seattle Seahawks, 3-0 (2)

The injuries are mounting for the NFC’s top team, with former Jets safety Jamal Adams (groin), running back Chris Carson (knee) and starting guard Damien Lewis knocked out of Sunday’s shootout win over Dallas. Russell Wilson’s 14 TD passes are the most through three games of any quarterback in NFL history, one more than Mahomes in 2018. Next: Sunday at Miami.

3. Buffalo Bills, 3-0 (5)

Don’t scoff, third-year starter Josh Allen is legitimately in the early MVP conversation alongside the two quarterbacks above him on this week’s poll, with 12 total TDs (10 passing) and one interception through the Bills’ no-fluke 3-0 start for a second consecutive season. Next: Sunday at Las Vegas.

4. Green Bay Packers, 3-0 (4)

Don’t count out 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers (9 TDs, 0 INTs) in this race just yet either, as he and second-year coach Matt LaFleur fully appear in sync through three games. The Pack put up 37 points (without Davante Adams) to outgun Drew Brees and the Saints. Next: Monday vs. Atlanta.

5. Baltimore Ravens, 2-1 (3)

Jackson did manage 83 rushing yards Monday night, but the reigning league MVP is now 0-3 in his career against Mahomes. The Ravens’ fourth-ranked defense was torched by the KC offense for 517 total yards. Next: Sunday at Washington.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers, 3-0 (8)

T.J. and Derek Watt got the best of big brother J.J. Watt’s winless Texans in only the second NFL game in 93 years featuring three brothers. The Steelers continue to post a nice pass-run mix with 237 yards in the air from Ben Roethlisberger and 169 on the ground against Houston. Next: Sunday at Tennessee.

7. Tennessee Titans, 3-0 (12)

The Titans have picked up where they left off in last season’s unexpected run to the AFC title game, using the combination of Ryan Tannehill, NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry (319 yards) and new kicker Stephen Gostkowksi for their first 3-0 start since 2008. Next: Sunday vs. Pittsburgh.

8. New England Patriots, 2-1 (9)

Cam Newton led the Pats in rushing yards in each of the first two games with his new team, but running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead accounted for 238 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Raiders. Next: Sunday at Kansas City.

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9. Los Angeles Rams, 2-1 (7)

Jared Goff and the Rams stormed back from a Falcon-esque 28-3 hole with 29 straight points, only to suffer their first loss of the season in the closing seconds against Buffalo. Their Aaron Donald-led defense (89 points allowed) will need to tighten things up to stay competitive in a loaded NFC West. Next: Sunday vs. Giants

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2-1 (14)

Tom Brady is starting to find some rhythm with his new weapons within Bruce Arians’ offense, posting 59 points over the past two wins following a messy Week 1 loss. TB12 even got the ball to old friend Rob Gronkowski with six completions for 48 yards in Sunday’s win over Denver. Next: Sunday vs. LA Chargers

11. Arizona Cardinals, 2-1 (6)

12. San Francisco 49ers, 2-1 (15)

13. Las Vegas Raiders, 2-1 (10)

14. Chicago Bears, 3-0 (16)

15. New Orleans Saints, 1-2 (11)

16. Indianapolis Colts, 2-1 (20)

17. Dallas Cowboys, 1-2 (13)

18. Cleveland Browns, 2-1 (22)

19. Los Angeles Chargers, 1-2 (17)

20. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-2 (19)

21. Carolina Panthers, 1-2 (24)

22. Houston Texans, 0-3 (21)

23. Washington Football Team, 1-2 (18)

24. Minnesota Vikings, 0-3 (23)

25. Miami Dolphins, 1-2 (30)

26. Detroit Lions, 1-2 (31)

27. Philadelphia Eagles, 0-2-1 (26)

28. Cincinnati Bengals, 0-2-1 (29)

29. Denver Broncos, 0-3 (25)

30. Atlanta Falcons, 0-3 (27)

31. New York Giants, 0-3 (28)

Does anyone think either of the local teams will win more games at MetLife Stadium than the 49ers already have (two) this season? Daniel Jones and the Giants’ offense didn’t take a single snap inside the red zone against a team missing practically half of its starting lineup. This is a far bigger problem than Saquon Barkley’s absence. Next: Sunday at LA Rams.

32. Jets, 0-3 (32)

From the silver linings playbook, at least the Jets can boast that their first-round left tackle, Mekhi Becton, has made more of an impact early on than his Giants counterpart, Andrew Thomas. But really, that’s about all they can say. Offensively, the Gase/Darnold unit is ranked dead last in the league in scoring, total yards, passing yards and first downs. Next: Thursday vs. Denver.

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REPORTS: Absence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Takes a Toll on TV Ratings

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REPORTS: Absence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Takes a Toll on TV Ratings

The biggest names are the biggest crowd pullers in an event. Whether it’s a match or any other occasion, viewership fluctuates with the presence or absence of any specific name involved. For tennis, the presence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams greatly determines the viewership. Years of astounding performance helped them build a loyal fan base that flocks to any match they play in.

Spencer Nolan, general manager for UK and Ireland for Nielsen Sport, shared his thought regarding this issue.

“For sports like tennis, you do see the individuals [involved] playing a big part in the overall audience base or the willingness to watch an event,” Spencer Nolan said.

The recently concluded US Open 2020 fetched disappointing viewership numbers. While the men’s final lacked audience due to the absence of the big three, the women’s final suffered because of the semi-final’s loss of hometown heroine Serena Williams.

“In the women’s final, the absence of the home hero is a big piece whereas the men’s is different and we’re talking about global icons that almost transcend a sport: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, and Serena too, are not only the three best ever to play the game, they are the three best ever to play in the last 150 years and they’re all playing at the same time which is probably unparalleled in any sport.

“If they had retired five years ago, there would have been a hole for a period and you would maybe have had players maybe winning slams that they shouldn’t have been.”

Rafael Nadal on his quest for the 13th Roland Garros title

Pulling out of the US Open 2020, Rafael Nadal shifted his complete focus towards the French Open 2020. The twelve-time French Open champion is on a quest to pick up his 13th Grand Slam on clay.

The Spaniard is almost unplayable on the red dirt. However, it won’t be easy for Nadal as this year’s tournament has adverse conditions – including heavier Wilson balls.

Novak Djokovic’s presence in the tournament not only increased the competition but also helped in bringing more audience to the event. Significantly, Serena Williams will also look for her record 24th Grand Slam.

Serena Williams in US Open 2020
Flushing Meadows, New York,USA; Serena Williams of the United States hits a backhand against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in a women’s singles semi-finals match on day ten of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. |REUTERS

Needless to say, the viewership will go down drastically after these players retire. We can only hope that the void is soon filled by fresh faces.

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