PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Why Is The PS5 Outperforming The Next-Gen Xbox?

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Yes! We are here with the latest generations of gaming consoles, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Finally, after so many years of wait the new-gen gaming consoles by Sony and Microsoft are out and it is time to compare PS5 vs Xbox Series X.

In this article, we are going to do an in-depth comparison of PS5 vs Xbox Series X and see which one is the best gaming console in 2021.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Gaming Console

Basic Specifications

 PS5Xbox Series X
Exclusive TitlesSpider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7Halo Infinite, Senua’s Sega: Hellblade 2, Forza Motorsport 8, State of Decay 3
CPUAMD Zen 2 Octacore 3.5GHzAMD Zen 2 Octacore 3.8GHz
GPU10.3 Teraflop AMD RDNA 212.0 AMD RDNA 2
RAM16GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
Storage825GB Custom SSD1TB Custom NVMe SSD
ResolutionUp to 8KUp to 8K
Frame RateUp to 120 fpsUp to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-ray (for Standard PS5 Only)4K UHD Blu-ray

Now that we have established some ground with the basic specifications of the console, we should now do the in-depth comparison of PS5 vs Xbox Series X. Because, just by looking at the hardware specifications, we can’t really jump to any conclusion.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X Gaming Console: Design

I know that looks and design are very subjective areas. However, looking at the PS5 design, it looks more modern and sleek although it is comically tall or large you could say. It has that futuristic vibes and you can place it in both horizontal and vertical configuration.

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On the other hand, Xbox Series X is more for people who are into the minimalistic aesthetics of things as it is matt black and manages its space more nicely. However, it is more bulky when you compare it to PS5

PS5 vs Xbox Series X gaming console

If I were to pick a winner here, I would go with the PS5 console as it looks more futuristic and has that gaming console vibes while the Xbox Series X looks more like an air purifier.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Performance

In terms of performance, as of now, we just can’t say that which one is superior as both of the consoles have almost the same hardware specifications. And there aren’t many games available for both of the consoles as of now. But it is observed clearly that the loading time for games on PS5 is quicker compared to Xbox Series X and that is why the PS5 is the winner here by a slight margin.

However, the full evaluation of gaming performance is quite difficult between these consoles as there aren’t any games right now that could be played at the maximum settings on both.

Games and Backwards Compatibility

Let’s talk about backward compatibility, which means what are the games that both consoles support from their previous generations. Well, PS5 supports almost every game title of PS4, and that it.

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While Xbox Series X takes it to a level up as it supports games from Xbox One and it is also compatible with many Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games. So in terms of backward compatibility, Xbox Series X is quite good compared to PS5.

In terms of games, PS5 has the more exclusive game titles alongside the console on the other hand Xbox Series X just optimized the games well that you left with Xbox One.

The PS5 has a lot of good first-party titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Soul, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s Playroom. So yes as of now PS5 has better games compared to Xbox Series X. However, we can expect a lot of good games coming for both the consoles later this year.

Controller

The new PS5 controller is called DualSense and it is a very good upgrade over the DualShock controller. It has very sensitive haptics and a built-in mic in them. The haptic feedback is second to none and you could feel some real resistance. However, it feels like there is a lot of empty space in there.

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On the other hand, the new controller on the Xbox Series X is just a more refined version of one of the best controllers ever which is the controller from Xbox One. It has textured grips, shoulder buttons, an improved D-pad, and a new “share” button placed at the center. It runs on AA batteries so the users have the choice whether they buy AAs or rechargeable packs.

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Price

It all comes down to price to select the best when it comes to PS5 vs Xbox Series X. So, right of the bat, both PS5 and Xbox Series X cost USD 500. In India, PS5 is priced at INR 49,990 and the Xbox Series X is also priced at INR 49,990. But that’s not all, PS5 also has a digital edition that dies not have a disc drive and it is priced at USD 400( in India it is priced at INR 39,990) and there’s also a USD 300 Xbox Series S(in India it is priced at INR 34,990).

While the PS5 Digital Edition has everything the same as the PS5, it just has the optical disc drive missing as the name suggest, Xbox Series S is a lower version of Xbox Series X with low specs.

A lot of people will actually prefer the PS5 Digital Edition as it is easier to just download games on your storage and have them there than to insert a disc so yes you can save a lot of money with the PS5 Digital Edition.

Bottom Line

So that was all about the PS5 vs Xbox Series X comparison, both of the gaming consoles are neck-to-neck in all the aspects and PS5 just slightly wins against the next-gen Xbox with some of the good additions like new titles, and the more affordable Digital Edition.   

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