#PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Both Sony and Microsoft have announced and revealed their next gen video gaming consoles i.e. PlayStation5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X respectively. But still there is lot to know which console fares better in term of their overall performance, gaming experience, next gen tech, likability etc. With the final reveal event on June 11 of Sony’s PS5 the glimpses of Sony’s upcoming PS5 are in public domain, whereas Microsoft revealed its Series X a bit earlier.
Both Xbox Series X and PS5 are going to be very powerful video game consoles. In terms of their hardware too there is stiff competition between the two. Here we have sub divided our comparison list for better comparison.
Design -PS5 vs Xbox Series X
Microsoft has revamped its Xbox design and in Series X the console is like an upright box, looking more like a cuboid. The design has been made to achieve more efficiency, better cooling in less space.
Sony has put design of its next console more or less the same as PS4, except for some outer wedges. Like PS4 the console can be placed in both the positions – vertical and horizontal. Like its controller the console also has a two-tone color design.
Sony has announced that PS5 will come in two variants or editions – one will be – all Digital Edition, which will not have 4K Blu-Ray disk drive, thereby thinner than the normal version which is the second variant with 4K Blu-Ray disk drive.
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Specs PS5 vs Xbox Series X
PS5 will be powered by a custom-built AMD Ryzen 8-core chipset clocked at 3.5 Ghz, with a new Zen 2 architecture and Navi graphics. This will offer 10.28 TFLOPs of computing power.
It will have 16 GB of GDDR6 Ram having bandwidth of 448 GB/s. It will also have ray tracing technology that will allow natural flow of light effect in games. The new console will also have 3D audio utilizing the “Tempest Engine” for a more realistic audio environment. The console will have up to 8K resolution capability and up to 120Hz refresh rate.
Sony has also unveiled its proprietary Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage. This will provide lightening fast speed of game load and super smooth gaming experience.
The new controller – DualSense has also been revamped with design and new features. It will have haptic feedback, which will replicate real-life touch experience.
Xbox Series X
It will be powered a custom 8-core AMD processor with Zen 2 RDNA 2 architecture. It will be clocked at peak speed of 3.8GHz. This will offer 12 TFLOPs of computing power.
The console will have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM. It will support up to 8K resolution with 120Hz refresh rate for 4K. it will have a super-fast NVMe SSD (expendable too). The console will have a 4K Blu-Ray disk drive like PS5.
Xbox’s new controller will have some new features which will include a dedicated share button, triggers, and textured bumpers etc.
Backward Compatibility – PS5 vs Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X will have backward compatibility with games and Xbox One’s hardware. Digitally purchased games on Xbox one will be accessible in new console with no additional cost.
For the first time Sony has announced that its next console PS5 will have backward compatibility with a range of PS4 Games.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X Price
So far neither Sony nor Microsoft has announced anything on price of their next gen consoles. There are only speculations about their prices.
Looking the specs used in either of the consoles, it seems the next gen consoles are going to cost dearly. It is speculated that the normal version of PS5 may cost around US$ 500, with its Digital Edition (without Blu-Ray drive) may cost cheaper than this. Xbox Series X is speculated to cost more than PS5.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X Release Date
Both PS5 and Xbox Series X will be released in late 2020, probably by mid-November. Some reports also suggest that both the console may even be released in same week going head to head and making it PS5 vs Xbox among fans.
Titles PS5 vs Xbox Series X
Exclusive titles are the main reason for the dedicated fan following of the either of the consoles. Both Sony and Microsoft have announced some pretty fascinating titles will be released on their respective platforms.
Microsoft has confirmed Halo Infinite (Halo 6), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Senua’s Saga – Hellblade II, Bloodlines 2, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Dirt 5, and The Medium.
There is currently no news on launch title of PS5, but a few games were revealed during PS5 revel event –like Horizon: Forbidden West. Beside Watchdog – Legion, Godfall will also come on PS5.