Do you know what the most sought-after item in the world is? If you guessed a luxury sports car or a house, you might be wrong. Given the restocking issues currently faced by Microsoft and Sony to meet their console demand, the Xbox Series X and PS5 have turned into a luxury good. In this article, let’s endeavor to list the pros and cons of the two consoles.
Specs and Price
Xbox Series X
The Series X released the month of November 2020 is the successor to Xbox One. The new Xbox sports an elegant design and many upgrades over its predecessor. It is priced at 500 USD, there is also a 300 USD Series S-a mini version of the series X. The Series X runs on an 8-core 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU and its AMD RDNA 2 GPU Clocks in at 12 Teraflops. For a Gaming Console, GPU is the name of the game, so the Series X offers a seamless gaming experience. The Storage on the console is a 1 TB Custom NVMe SSD. The console can also scale up to 8k in resolution and 120 frames per second.
The PS5 released in November 2020 is the successor to PS4/PS4 Pro. The new Ps5 sports a slick new design and many upgrades over its predecessor. It is priced at 500 USD, there is also a 400 USD PS5 Digital. The PS5 runs on an 8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU and its AMD RDNA 2 GPU Clocks in at 10.3 Teraflops which is lesser than the Xbox Series X but the performance on both the consoles seems to be similar. The Storage on the console is an 825 TB Custom NVMe SSD which can be extended with off-the-shelf SSDs. The console can also scale up to 8k in resolution and 120 frames per second.
Both Consoles offer similar performance. The winner in this category is too close to call.
Here is where we think the PS5 takes the cake. The exclusive titles offer on the Playstation are unmatched. From Spiderman to the Last of Us, PlayStation exclusives are some of the best. Xbox Series X also has many exclusive titles like fan favourites Gear 5, Forza Horizon. But none of these games are new, most games are available on Xbox one/360.
PS5 has the Best Games of the two consoles.
Both the Consoles have excellent backward compatibility. Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the original Xbox games are all available to play on the Series X which means games as old as 15 years can be played on the series X. Over 400 + PS4 games can be played on the PS5 which essentially means, you don’t have to splash your cash on any new games until ps5 released new exclusives.
Both Consoles offer great backward compatibility. The winner in this category is too close to call. But we are gonna give the win to Series X.
Both the Series X and PS5 are brilliant next-gen consoles. Both offer a seamless gaming experience, which means picking a winner is hard. Based on the exclusive games offered on the Playstation, the PS5 comes out on top in this closely fought match-up.