Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5: What to prefer?

This week, Sony and Microsoft both announced the price of their next-generation consoles. Both companies have released all the specs information and the final look of the product. Now, it’s time to decide which console you’ll prefer to buy on its release. But first, check out how the next-gen consoles differ from each other.

PlayStation 5 PlayStation 5 Digital EditionXbox
Xbox Series S
Dimensions390 mm x 104 mm x 260 mm (15.35 x 4.09 x 10.24 inches)390 mm x 92 mm x 260 mm (15.35 x 3.62 x 10.24 inches)151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)Not available, but 60 percent smaller than the Series X
Weight4.5 kg (9.92 pounds)3.9 kg (8.6 pounds)4.45 kg (9.8 pounds)Not available
CPUCustom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHzCustom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHzCustom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT)
GPUCustom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHzCustom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHzCustom RDNA 2, 12.15 TFLOP, 52 CU at 1.825 GHzCustom RDNA 2, 4 TFLOP, 20 CU at 1.565 GHz
RAM16 GB GDDR6 256-bit16 GB GDDR6 256-bit16 GB GDDR6 320-bit10 GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s
Internal storage825 GB SSD825 GB SSD1 TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD512 GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD
I/O throughput5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
External storageUSB HDD supportUSB HDD support1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support
Physical media4K UHD Blu-rayNone4K UHD Blu-rayNone
Output resolution4K4K4K at 60 fps (target 120 fps)1440p at 60 fps (target 120 fps)
ConnectivityEthernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11axEthernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11axEthernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ac dual bandEthernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ac dual band
via Engadget

What more they Feature?

Both Xbox Series X and Play Station 5 supports Backward Compatibility. It means that Xbox Series X will support all the games previously released on Xbox One, Xbox, and Xbox 360. The same goes for Play Station 5, it will support all PS4 games but not PS3, PS2, and PS1 games as they have different architecture.

Xbox Series X Gamepad

The controller design of the Xbox Series X is similar to Xbox One. It is a wireless controller with most of the layouts and features the same as previous controllers. Microsoft has redesigned the direction pad by blending a conventional plus shape with the octagonal plate design of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2’s alternate pad. A new capture button is incorporated on the controller which will let users capture screenshots or record videos with one button press instead of exploring a menu.

PlayStation 5 Gamepad

The PS5 controller will get DualSense that gives haptic feedback in the triggers. The controller is redesigned with the same layout but the overall look is plumper than the DualShock 4 with a rounded design. 

The controller is incorporated with a microphone and a speaker to enable voice chat and (presumably) commands. The touchpad is the same as the DualShock 4, but still, it looks quite different.

Hope this guide will let you decide which of the next-gen consoles to buy. The Xbox Series X|S will release on November 10 and the PS5 consoles will release on November 12.

via1 | via2

Do check out:

Saahil Shaw
Saahil Shaw
A Computer Science Engineer by profession and a blogger by choice. Blogging is my hobby and gaming is my life


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Related Articles

Everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play

Six weeks earlier we heard about the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which are going to launch worldwide...

NBA 2K21 release date confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X

NBA 2K21 gets a release date for the next-gen consoles. 2K Sports, the publisher of the game, has confirmed that the next-gen...

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War Zombies is arriving today

Previous year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot did not get a Zombies mode, but this year in August, Activision confirmed that the upcoming Call...

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -Mobile-600x450

Hot Topics

Sony plans to improve PS5’s cooling system through its software

Everyone is anxiously waiting for the arrival of next-gen consoles. The high-end specs offered by these consoles are top-notch and are being...

Xbox head hints at Cloud Gaming Service on Xbox One

This year we see the anticipation at its highest with the launch of next-gen consoles. The consoles from Sony and Microsoft are...

Nintendo Switch sales to surpass Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in the holiday season

The anticipation is on the rise as the release of the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft is fast approaching. With the...

Real Madrid and Sony PlayStation enter into a partnership as Spanish football giants look to seek strategic goals

Real Madrid fans who are also gamers are in for a real treat as gaming console company PlayStation have announced a term...

Latest Articles

Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225 4G launched in India with VoLTE Calling

In the era of extraordinary smartphones and flip-phones, Nokia never disappoints its users with its crazy feature phones. Like if anyone wants...

Motorola XT2091 series coming with a 6,000 mAh battery and 20W charging

As per some recent reports, Motorola is currently working on a new smartphone which is set to be launched in the upcoming...

Dell 14 5000 is the cheapest convertible notebook with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs

Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake processors are the latest entry of the company's SoCs in the notebook market. Many OEMs have already...

Amazfit to bring Bip U Pro by adding GPS and Geomagnetic Sensor with the Predecessor

Amazfit's Bip U is currently one of the rulers in the entry-level smartwatch market. It is currently listed on Amazon at an...

Dell XPS 13 with Intel Tiger Lake falls behind AMD Ryzen 4000 series

A few weeks ago, we saw dell unveiling it's upgraded XPS 13. The new XPS 13 would come with Intel's latest Tiger...


PES 2021 Mobile: Pre-open period is now open!

Konami hasn't released a new Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) game for PC this year. PES has given a season update as PES...

France Football Ballon d’Or Dream Team: Defensive and Offensive midfielder nominees revealed

The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in the whole world. So, in this current scenario, France Football decided to cancel the 2020...

1xBet App Download Mobile APK for Android and iOS

Imagine the punter's paradise: place where odds are always high, girls are always hot, sports line is even wider then you can...

How to watch Live TV channels for free on your Android TV

Android TVs are getting more and more popular these days as they give you the flexibility to choose your content by your...


Amazfit to bring Bip U Pro by adding GPS and Geomagnetic Sensor with the Predecessor

Amazfit's Bip U is currently one of the rulers in the entry-level smartwatch market. It is currently listed on Amazon at an...

Jio and Qualcomm merge on 5G to achieve over 1Gbps speed in Trials

The telecom giant Reliance Jio has been working on its homegrown 5G network for quite some time now. It announced the launch...

AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X could easily slam core i5-10600K with its Zen 3 architecture

AMD's Ryzen series has been making quite rounds on the internet. Earlier, we discussed the alleged leak specifications of the EPYC Milan...

AMD’s EPYC Milan specifications leaked online

AMD is intel's biggest rival in the CPU industry, and the company has been planning to release some powerful next-gen CPUs to...