PS5 and Xbox Series X Comparison

By Brian Kim, Staff Writer

Last year, on the 12th of December, Microsoft announced its Xbox Series X. Only a few months ago, on June 11th, the PlayStation 5 also made its debut. Technology enthusiasts. reviewers, and gamers of all ages waited in anticipation for these consoles. Since the prices have not been officially confirmed, rumors say that the two consoles could cost anywhere from $500-600.

Based on the spec information provided in their releases, the Xbox Series X overpowers the PlayStation 5. The Xbox Series X CPU is faster and has a higher and more capable GPU (graphics processing unit) than the PlayStation 5, even though the full utilization of how the GPU impacts performance is immeasurable. 

However, only the PS5 is specific in how their SSDs affect gaming presentation and their graphics’ general loading ability. As shown during the PlayStation 5 release, the games featured loads at incredible speeds, with extremely minimal mesh delay and geometry loading unlike what the PS4 is capable of doing. 

The Xbox Series X also comes with long-awaited exclusive games that people look forward to more than the PS5, including Halo Infinite, State of Decay 3, and Forza Motorsport 8. While this is true, the PlayStation 5 also provides some iconic titles such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. One distinctive feature is that the Xbox Series X exclusive games will be available on the PC, while Sony does not offer the same.

Both of the new consoles changed their appearance compared to their previous models. The Xbox Series X adopts a sleek black color scheme and goes for a simpler look regarding their console’s physical design. In contrast, the PS5 looks very different from the usual dark gray and black color scheme and rectangular shape. The PlayStation 5 console now combines a color scheme of white and black, with their traditional blue incorporated through LED lighting instead of a regular blue color in the device’s physical appearance. The PS5 also differs from Sony’s previous consoles because of the white flaps attached to the side, making it appear more futuristic and next-generation. Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 controllers have been altered to be more personal to their users, as seen through their adaptive triggers to improve inputs’ accuracy.

After nearly seven years of radio silence, the announcements of the consoles are a monumental event in the world of gaming. So, it is no surprise that gamers worldwide eagerly await to get their hands on these consoles.