The PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X competition is still heated almost two years after their launches. Both game systems wowed us in our evaluations and continue to do so even as the newest generation picks up steam and the machines get additional capabilities and games. Finding out which one is best for you is important if you can only select one.
|Row 0 – Cell 0||PS5||Xbox Series X|
|Price||$500 (PS5); $400 (PS5 Digital Edition)||$500|
|Key Exclusives||Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7||Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Motorsport 8|
|Backwards Compatibility||Almost all PS4 games, including optimized PS4 Pro titles||All Xbox One games / Select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games|
|CPU||8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2||8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2|
|GPU||10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2||12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Storage||825 GB custom SSD||1 TB custom NVMe SSD|
|Resolution||Up to 8K||Up to 8K|
|Frame Rate||Up to 120 fps||Up to 120 fps|
|Optical Disc Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray (Standard PS5 only)||4K UHD Blu-ray|
Ps5 vs Xbox series X Games
Game libraries are handled quite differently on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series X makes the assumption that you’ll continue playing the same games you started on the Xbox One and will desire optimal performance for all of your favorites. Contrarily, the PS5 came with a plethora of unique games, albeit to be fair, the most of them are also playable on the PS4.
It’s difficult to argue against the PS5’s more interesting game collection right now. Just in terms of first-party games, the PS5 debuted with Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Demon’s Souls. More recently, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart demonstrated exactly how a next-generation game ought to look.
Contrast this with the Xbox Series X, which had no launch-day exclusive games. Instead, Microsoft unveiled a list of 30 games that are “optimized for Xbox Series X/S(opens in new tab),” including well-known games like Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4. Despite the fact that the Xbox Series X improvements are outstanding, not all of these titles are recent releases.
Ps5 vs Xbox series X performance
Currently, it is difficult to compare the performance of the PS5 and Xbox Series X since Tom’s Guide lacks the specialist tools needed to thoroughly assess resolution and frame rate.
In light of this, I qualitatively contrasted two games—Creed Assassin’s Valhalla and Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition—across both platforms. The first game has a sizable open world, making it simple to gauge load times as you quickly move between far-flung locations on the globe. The latter is a quick-paced action game, so any framerate loss is quickly apparent.
First, Sony’s bold promises regarding the load times of the PS5 are accurate. Fast travel between locations took less than 10 seconds, while Assassin’s Creed Valhalla loaded from the main menu in under a minute. Fast travel time was the same on both consoles, even though the Xbox Series X took slower to start the game initially (almost a minute).
The majority of the time, whether you enjoy a console’s design is a matter of personal taste. However, I prefer not to since I find the PS5’s appearance repulsive. The conventional version of the system has an unsightly, asymmetrical appearance in addition to being ridiculously huge and difficult to transition from vertical to a horizontal position.
Even while both systems have a promising start and have a lot of space for growth, the Xbox Series X now feels like a little superior investment. The Xbox Series X has an early advantage over the competition in the next generation of consoles because to its superior technology, better design, more extensive game subscription service, and enjoyable controller.
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