- PS5 vs Xbox Series X specs
- Why is PS5 Taking the Edge in this competition?
- Better Controller
- Greater Design
- More Preferable Exclusive Games Available at Launch
The Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5 are finally here, and many of us have failed to get our hands on them. Most sources reveal that the consoles could be available again sometime in early 2021. Should you buy it? Which one should you buy? Let’s find out.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X Specs
|Spec||PS5||Xbox Series X|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)||8x Cores@ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz (variable frequency)||12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6/256-bit||16GB GDDR6 w/320b Bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @336 GB/s|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD||1 TB Custom NVME SSD|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB 3.2 External HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
Why is PS5 Taking the Edge in this competition?
If we were to compare base on specs alone, although both consoles are equipped with 8-core CPUs, the Xbox clocked at 3.8 GHz while the PS5’s 3.5 GHz.
Both consoles’ GPU uses AMD graphics processors, with PS5 providing 10.28 teraflops of power comparing to 12 teraflops of the Xbox.
SSD is being used for the internal storage with the Xbox offering a terabyte of storage in comparison to the 825GB of the PS5. However, based on the integration designed by Sony making it significantly faster than the Series X.
When it comes to graphic features, both consoles are equipped with a 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive. This technology will help enhance the lighting, shadows, which are the key factors contributing to how different and more realistic the games on these two consoles would look, compared to previous generation consoles.
With evidence that Series X has taken a slight edge in the battle of specs, let’s look at other factors to help decide which is a better console in general.
We think that based purely on design and how the controller looks, it’s clear which console has the better design. The PS5 controller looks much better, more elegant, and as we could imagine, more comfortable holding in our hands.
While the Series X controller is not bad, it is a minor update from the previous generation controller. The consoles are called next generation for a reason, as it is a huge step out from the previous one. And in this battle, Sony has done a better job in designing a controller to better suit that huge step up.
Although both companies could have done a better job in the overall design of the consoles, the only main critique we can have about the PS5 is the top two pointy shape, which somehow makes it look like a fan or a portable air conditioner.
However, we feel that the PS5 looks better than the Xbox in general, as the Xbox comes in a rectangular shape very similar to most old school computers.
It also depends on your personal preference, some people might like a simple minimalistic look, then the design of the Xbox would suit you better. However, the design of the PS5 speaks to how a next-generation console should look. Therefore, in this race, we also give the edge to the PS5.
More Preferable Exclusive Games Available at Launch
|Xbox Series X||PS5|
|ARK: Survival Evolved: Optimized on Xbox Series X||ARK: Survival Evolved|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
|Borderlands 3||Borderlands 3|
|Bright Memory 1.0||NA|
|Cuisine Royale||Cuisine Royale|
|Dead by Daylight||Dead by Daylight|
|NA||Demon’s Souls (remake)|
|Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition||Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition|
|DIRT 5||DIRT 5|
|Forza Horizon 4||NA|
|King Oddball (Optimised for Xbox Series)||King Oddball|
|NA||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|NA||Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered|
|NBA 2K21||NBA 2K21|
|No Man’s Sky||No Man’s Sky|
|Observer: System Redux||Observer: System Redux|
|Ori and the Will of the Wisps||NA|
|Overcooked! All You Can Eat (Coming Later)||Overcooked! All You Can Eat|
|Planet Coaster||Planet Coaster|
|Rocket League||Rocket League|
|NA||Sackboy: A Big Adventure|
|Sea of Thieves||NA|
|Tetris Effect: Connected||Tetris Effect: Connected (Coming Later)|
|War Thunder||War Thunder (Coming Mid November 2020)|
|Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition||Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||Watch Dogs: Legion|
|WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship||WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship|
|Yakuza: Like a Dragon||Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Coming March 2, 2021)|
|Yes, Your Grace||NA|
As can be seen above, if we are focusing on just the sheer quantity of exclusive games available to respective consoles AT THE TIME OF LAUNCH, Xbox Series X would prevail.
However, in this case of quantity vs quality, from the opinion of most gamers, despite the fact that there are more games available on Series X, they would actually prefer what’s available on the PS5 as compared to the Xbox.
Moreover, most of the Xbox exclusive games will be made available at a later date on the PS5, although we can say the same vice versa.
For information regarding the next-gen console availability, please stay tuned for our next blog!