Deciding which console to buy this generation comes down to two of the most powerful machines on the market right now – PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X. But which machine should you choose? Read on to find out more about these two consoles and how they differ to help you make an informed purchase decision.
The differences between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X begin with their hardware specs. The PS5 boasts a customized AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores, while the Xbox Series X features 8 customized AMD Zen 2 Cores clocked at 3.8GHz each. The graphics cards of both consoles are considerably powerful but the PS5 has a distinct advantage here, as its GPU consists of 36 custom RDNA2 GeForce GPUs running at 2.23GHz (10.3 TFLOPS) versus 12 custom RDNA2 Radeon GPUs running at 1.825GHz (12 TFLOPS).
The game library is another important factor when choosing between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. While both consoles come pre-loaded with some must-have titles, they have vastly different collections of games overall. On one hand, the PS5 offers access to an impressive lineup of exclusive titles such as God of War, Spiderman: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart; whereas the Xbox Series X mostly includes titles that are available for multiple platforms such as Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4 and more.
Both consoles come with Backwards Compatibility features that allow users to play past-generation games at full performance in HD resolution or lower settings if required by older titles. However, it appears that the Xbox Series X also supports all original console accessories – controllers included – whereas Sony requires its own specific DualSense controller in order for users to access backwards compatible games on their platform.
When it comes to price point, the Xbox Series X is considered much more accessible than PlayStation 5 due in part to its all-digital variant – priced at just $299 vs the PS5’s base model ($399). The only downside is that while both consoles offer almost identical performance levels across several metrics; buying multiple digital games means a considerable increase in costs over time compared to purchasing physical copies instead.
Deciding which gaming console will fit your lifestyle best can be tricky without first considering hardware specs and other important aspects such as game library or backwards compatibility features – not to mention price tag which can vary greatly between models depending upon if you opt for an all digital version or physical copy release . With these considerations in mind we suggest taking some time testing each before making a final purchase decision so you end up feeling satisfied with your purchase in the long run!