Today: November 30, 2023 11:17 pm

Choosing a Next Gen Console for Your Family

The PS5 vs Xbox Series X debate remains intense. Reviewers we were suitably impressed with both games consoles and remain so, with the two machines gaining more features and games as the latest generation gathers pace. But if you can only choose one, you’ll want to find out which one is best for you. 

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Specs

PS5Xbox Series X
Price$500 (PS5); $400 (PS5 Digital Edition)$500
Key ExclusivesSpider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Forza Motorsport 8, State of Decay 3
Backwards CompatibilityAlmost all PS4 games, including optimized PS4 Pro titlesAll Xbox One games / Select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games
CPU8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 28-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 212.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
RAM16 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR6
Storage825 GB custom SSD1 TB custom NVMe SSD
ResolutionUp to 8KUp to 8K
Frame RateUp to 120 fpsUp to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-ray (Standard PS5 only)4K UHD Blu-ray
Source: tomsguide.com

While specs are good to know, they only tell part of the story when it comes to performance. As such, this section isn’t scored. However, we can say that the Xbox Series X has more powerful hardware, in terms of both GPU and SSD. Check out the performance section to see how this hardware performs in action.

Price

The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X both cost $500 apiece. The two systems are very similar, so this category would seem to be a tie at first glance. But, the standard PS5 and Xbox Series X are not the only variants available. There’s also the $400 PS5 Digital Edition and the $300 Xbox Series S.

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Games

The PS5 and Xbox Series X have different approaches to games. The Xbox Series X assumes you’ll pick up the same games you left off on the old Xbox, and will want optimized performance across the board for all favorites. The PS5, however, has a bevy of exclusive titles that launched alongside its new console — although most of them are also available on the PS4, though.

Overall

Overall, while the PS5 performed strongly, we recommend the Xbox Series X.

5.00 avg. rating (100% score) - 1 vote
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