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Everything you need to know about the best gaming consoles – PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X


A brief overview of the gaming console industry

Demand for 3D video games with AR and VR features is on the rise, and as core wireless connectivity improves, more people are expected to use game consoles. Major players are funding the creation and release of high-end gaming consoles.

Preview of the PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X to be discussed

Sony Interactive Entertainment developed the PlayStation 5 (PS5). On November 12, 2020, it was introduced as the PlayStation 4’s successor. 

The Xbox Series X is the fourth console in Microsoft’s Xbox product line, replacing the Xbox One on November 10, 2020. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are part of the ninth generation of video game consoles.

A look at the differences between the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5

1. Price: Sony raised the price of the PlayStation 5 (disc edition) in August 2022 to £480, $499, and AU$800. The Xbox Series X is slightly less expensive and is available for £449, $499, or AU$ 749.

There are more affordable, disc-free versions of each console available. The Xbox Series S is just $299, AU$ 499, or £249. At £390, $399 / AU$650, the PS5 Digital Edition is significantly more costly.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that the Xbox Series S has several performance drawbacks when compared to the Xbox Series X, but the PS5 Digital Edition is a PS5 without the disc drive. Stated differently, there is no intention for the two next-generation consoles lacking a disc to compete directly with one another in any way.

2. Games: Game libraries are handled quite differently on these two consoles. The Xbox Series X assumes that you’ll continue playing the same games you started on the Xbox One and will desire optimal performance for all of your favourites. The PS5 offers exclusive games, but most gamers choose to play these games on the PS4.

3. Good quality audio and video: The two systems’ gameplay performance is close, with VRR giving the Xbox Series X the edge in terms of smoothness. Both consoles provide native 4K gameplay at frame rates that are twice as fast as their predecessors, with more graphical detail and polish. PS5 can also produce excellent Dolby Atmos audio when given the chance. The Xbox Series X has better audio performance than the PS5, as it can be connected to the Xbox Wireless Headset.

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Key differences between the PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X

  1. Design: The Xbox Series X’s appearance is different from the Xbox One and resembles a matte black tower computer that can be used either horizontally or vertically. The Xbox Series X appears basic compared to the PS5, which has a futuristic design. The Xbox’s angular, geometric shape and matte black paint contrast with its white finish.
  1. Specifications: The PS5 and Xbox Series X seem to come up short in the comparison of spec sheets. The Xbox One and PS5 use AMD 8-core CPUs. The Xbox Series X has 12 and the PS5 has 10.28 teraflops. Instead of traditional hard disc drives, both consoles employ SSDs (solid-state drives), with Microsoft’s offering having a terabyte of storage compared to the PS5’s 825GB. But, Sony has made the PS5’s storage so quick (more than twice as quick as that of the Series X, in fact) that it improves the performance of the entire console.
  1. Controllers: The PS5’s new DualSense controller is the more significant and better of the two consoles. It is smaller and more ergonomically advanced, with a new Share button inspired by the PS4’s DualShock 4. The D-pad has been tweaked to resemble that of the Elite Controller Series 2, making it more useful for games that require sweeping actions. Young and smaller gamers will find it easier to utilize the latest Xbox controller because it is smaller than the previous one.


Which gaming console is right for you?

The PS5 and Xbox Series X both have enough capabilities to make them desirable purchases, but the Xbox Series S is the better option if you want to use tiny, comfortable controllers and want to play more games. Whereas, if you want to play new exclusive games and want to own a stylish console, the PS5 is recommended. Price-related, the Digital Edition PS5 costs $399 and is the least costly option.