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Xbox series X vs PS5: Which gaming console should you buy?

Hey friends! Today I am going to help you choose which gaming console you should buy: Is it the Xbox Series X or PS5. Honestly speaking, both are really nice to have but, of course, you only need to choose one unless you have the luxury to buy both gaming consoles… then you’re one heck of a lucky guy (or gal)!

Microsoft Team claims that the next-gen gaming console is their Xbox Series X. According to them, they have set higher standards in the gaming experience. The graphical power and processing speed are linked up together making it an ideal gaming console for all ages. Xbox users around the world are so thrilled right now as the launching of Xbox Series X will happen very soon. 

PS5 on the other hand also has many innovations Sony Team can be very proud of and for all PS users to be excited about. If Xbox Series X makers claim they made gaming experience better and faster, so are the makers of PS5. Tough competition huh! So let us compare these two amazing products which made a mark in the history of video games.

XBOX Series X
Power and Speed
• Powered by its custom-designed processor leveraging AMD 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) with the latest Zen 2 CPU • Powered by 8x Cores @ 3.8Ghz (variable frequency) AMD Zend 2 CPU
• 12 TFLOPS, and RDNA 2 of GPU performance that means it' twice that of an XBOX One X and more than eight times the original XBOX One • 10.3 TFLOPS, 36 CUs @ 2.33 GHz (variable frequency)
• Powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX ray tracing whiche means gamers experience true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real-time as gamers explore the game world • Powered by ray tracing, making everything in the game look real as rays of light are individually simulated, creating true-to-life shadows and reflections in supported PS5 games
• 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive • 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive (not available in digital edition)
• Performance target is 4K @ 60FPS, up to 120FPS and 8K • Performance target is 4k @ 60FPS, up to 120FPS and 8K
• I/O throughput is 2.4GB/s (raw), 4.8GB/s compress with custom hardware decompression block • I/O throughput is 5.5GB/s (raw), up to 8-9GB/s compressed
RAM and Storage Options
• 16GB GDDR6 with 320MB bus memory • 16GB GDDR6 memory
• I/O throughput is 2.4GB/s (raw), 4.8GB/s compress with custom hardware decompression block • I/O throughput is 5.5GB/s (raw), up to 8-9GB/s compressed
• 1TB custom NVMe SSD internal storage • 825GB custom NVMe SSD internal storage
• External storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support • External storage USB External HDD Support
• Expandable storage of 1TB expansion card (exactly matches internal storage) • NVMe SSD slot expandable storage
• Controller has a share button in the middle to send content to friends. The size is smaller compared to the XBOX One controller • Controller has slight changes to the angles of the triggers and improvement on the grip, imprived haptice feedback capable of depicting the change in the feel of the game
• Smart Delivery feature where you only buy a game once and you can play it whatever Xbox console you’re playing on and this goes to all exclusive Xbox Game Studio titles • Backward compatibility for almost all of the top 100 PS4 games at launch as well as PSVR hardware. A patent filing has given some hope that further support for PS1/PS2/PS3 titles will eventually come to the PS5 via a virtual machine emulation
• Xbox Game Pass subscription service will continue to have first-party games like Halo Infinite. Xbox users will continue to enjoy a deep library of high-quality games and discovering new ones. Cool!

As to their exclusive games, both have similar architecture. However my eyes are set on PS5 games such as Horizon: Forbidden West (the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn), Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls and Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Gran Turismo 7. Major exclusives released this year are The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima which will be ported to the new console. Included are various indie games such as Stray, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Little Devil Inside and Bugsnax.  Xbox Series X highlights are Halo Infinite, Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Bright Memory: Infinite, and Outriders. Also included are Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Forza Motorsport 8 and State of Decay 3.

As to the design of these consoles, there’s not much to say. Xbox Series X is quite plain and boring as it is just a black cuboid. Some would say it just has a conservative design and it’s nice. PS5 though is different. It has a futuristic look with its rounded black rectangle, with two white fins on the sides, how cool is that!

And the winner is…

Like I said earlier, both Xbox Series X and PS5 are really really nice to have. I have already laid down the comparison as to the power and speed, storage, games and many others. Sony and Microsoft really took time to improve their respective consoles to meet the desires and demands of their users. Both consoles are really powerful. They have improved a lot especially the power and speed of these consoles. It seems that there is a slight advantage of points for Xbox Series X when it comes to specs though. The GPU processing power of Xbox Series X which is 12 teraflops, according to some, is better than the 10.3 teraflops of PS5 as there is a difference in the graphics. Well, it still depends on how well a game is being optimized. Moreover, Xbox Series X also offers considerably more backward compatibility for gamers like me. On the other hand, I give thumbs up to PS5’s popular lineup of exclusive titles. Their games are really awesome! A very close competition between these two gaming consoles indeed! It, I think, depends now on how much it will cost us to enjoy either of these two products. Both Microsoft and Sony have not released news about the prices of their respective products yet but there are rumors that it will cost approximately $500. So you better start saving for it as it will be launched very soon. 

Xbox Series X might be the winner for now but to see it face to face is to believe. What do you think? Please leave a comment below. I would definitely like to know your thoughts on this. Ciao!

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